Mr Anh Dang > VILAF > Hanoi, Vietnam > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Infrastructure & Energy Projects,  Project Finance, Commercial


Senior Partner


Anh Dang (Mr.) has been a Partner at VILAF since 2004 and was the Managing Partner of VILAF Hanoi from 2015 to January 2021. To many clients and peers, Anh Dang is one of the most reliable and result-oriented Vietnamese lawyers. Anh’s broad experience covers foreign direct investment, corporate and M&A, infrastructure & energy projects, project finance, real estate and property, mining, automobile and telecommunications.

His highlighted M&A transactions include advising Energy Sources Investment in its up to US$800 million acquisition of 100% stake in GA Power, the sole investor of two solar power projects Ha Tinh; advising Siam Cement Group in acquiring group of cement production companies valued at US$440 million and in acquiring Prime Group valued at about US$240 million; advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation in acquiring 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 million; advising J-Power in acquiring in and divesting later from Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant. In Banking & Finance, Duong Anh’s remarkable transactions are advising SCG Packaging Public Company Limited in relation to its combination of the Reg S Rule 144A international offering of 137,344,388 shares to investors outside the United States and Thailand, and domestic offering of 990,205,612 shares to investors in Thailand; advising Foxconn in its IPO and listing in HKEX valued at US$350 million; advising Japfa in its IPO and listing of shares in SGX valued at US$160 million; advising Bao Minh Company and SCIC in selling entire equity capital in Bao Minh-CMG to Daiichi Life Insurance; acting for Jetstar Pacific Airlines in purchasing 10 Airbus A320 aircraft from Airbus with a loan amount equal to US$118 million and other large-scale M&A transactions. His highlighted transactions in infrastructure and project finances include Vinh Tan 1 BOT project which won “Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016” awarded by IFLR and ALB, Phu My 3 BOT power project, Na Duong II thermal power plant financing, Kien Luong 1 BOO power project, Ban Phuc nickel mining financing project and many other renewable projects developed by GE, J-Power, Solar Philippines, IMPSA, Hanwha Energy, Eurus Energy, Fourth Partner Energy, Limes Renewable Energy and Energy Sources Investment Pte. Ltd, etc.

Anh Dang has been awarded by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Financial & Corporate and for Energy & Infrastructure since 2014. AsiaLaw regarded Duong Anh as a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A since 2014. In 2018 it considered him as a Market-leading lawyer and an Elite Practitioner in Corporate/M&A since 2019. Recently, Asia Business Law Journal has listed Duong Anh in the list of the Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers in 2020 and 2021. Furthermore, Legal 500, the guide to Asian commercial law firms, has ranked him as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Vietnam since 2016.


Vietnamese, English


IBA, AmCham


Hanoi Law University, LLB

Fordham University, School of Law, U.S., LLM


Chambers and Partners commented him: “Clients rate him for his “substantial knowledge and experience of complex transactions,” which stems from his international background.” IFLR 1000 comments: Anh Dang has “clear emails and particularly tables of tasks, makes himself available for calls and tasks even at very short notice, good market knowledge.” (2021 Edition) and he is “always available to provide feedback; good knowledge of the market and industry” (2022 Edition). Market sources described Anh Dang as “very skilled and responsive” (Chambers & Partners 2017 Edition). Anh Dang is also thought by a client to be “hands-on. Constructive legal advice” (Asialaw 2019 Edition). Clients value his ability to “provide highly efficient and professional services.” (Chambers & Partners 2021 Edition) and his strength “on transactions in the energy and natural resources sectors” (Chambers & Partners 2022 Edition)

Lawyer Rankings

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Anh Dang – VILAF

VILAF exhibits a strong corporate offering, acting across a wide array of sectors on multi-billion dollar deals from both the buyer and seller side, landmark joint venture partnerships, and restructurings in the wake of investments from both regional and international capitalists. Over the past twelve months the firm has been able to add a stellar list of clients to an already impressive portfolio, including Vietnamese Pharmaceutical giants, leading continental energy players, and multinational private equity firms. Team head Duyen Vo Ha is singled out for her work regarding financial services and energy clients, with recent matter highlights including vast cross-border acquisitions and mergers. The similar skill set of fellow co-head Anh Dang ensures he is frequently sought out by a host of clients for his expertise pertaining to a number of strategically-significant deals. Phong Tran is another practitioner of note, possessing strong banking and capital market acumen to competently advise on complex regional and international transactions.

Vietnam > Projects and energy

Frequently sought out by foreign investors due to its reputation as a leading player in the LNG and gas sectors, VILAF act on an impressive display of joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments and financing mandates, both domestic and international, showing further expertise regarding regulatory, environmental, contractual and due diligence work. The practice is regularly engaged in high-value transactions pertaining to a wide range of traditional and renewable energy sources, with an increased flow of mandates regarding wind, solar and hydropower. The group is led by three individuals, the first being Phong Tran who also sits in the banking and finance and capital markets practice, leveraging this financing proficiency to advise international lenders on first-of-its-kind funding structures for gas and LNG projects. The other two team heads are Duyen Vo and Anh Dang, who have both been highly active over the past twelve months, with the former demonstrating competence handling the development and construction piece within a strong volume of renewable energy deals, and the latter recognised for his broad expertise spanning both financing and M&A. Lam Nguyen, who has previous experience in a governmental advisory role, has overseen a number of joint ventures, acquisitions and financings.