Firm Profile > YKVN > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

YKVN
SUITE 1102
235 DONG KHOI STREET, DISTRICT 1
HO CHI MINH CITY
Vietnam

Banking and finance Tier 1

YKVN has a reputable banking practice in the Vietnamese market and has expertise in complex and high-value transactional work across the finance space. Truong Quang oversees the practice, which has considerable experience acting for leading clients in the  sector including major Vietnamese and foreign banks, with considerable experience in project finance work. Dzung Vu acts for financial institutions on both domestic and international private equity deals. Over in the Hanoi office, Vu Dieu Huyen and Duong Thu Ha are the key contacts. The group undertakes significant cross-border work and has strengthened its regional offering with the lateral hire of New York-qualified Hyun S. Kim in Singapore who joined from Clifford Chance, where he was managing partner of the firm's Seoul office.

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Key clients

Bank of China

China Development Bank

Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Military Bank)

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)

Vietnam Export and Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank)

Exim-Import Bank of Thailand (Eximbank Thailand)

Sunflower Sunny Investment Company Limited

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (BBL), Singapore Branch and Hanoi Branch

CIT Finance Limited Liabilities Company

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Capital markets Tier 1

YKVN's capital markets team has strength in handling high-value capital markets transactions including sovereign bond issuances. Overseen by managing partner Truong Quang, the team advises global investment banks and acts for Vietnamese issuers in international deals. Vu Dzung is recommended for DCM work, whilst Duong Thu Ha advises a number of well-known international banks. Counsel Nguyen Van Hai has over a decade of capital market experience and is noted for his expertise in the energy sector.

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Key clients

Central Retail Corporation

Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Military Bank)

Credit Suisse Singapore Limited

Masan Group Corporation (MSN)

Nui Phao Mining Company Limited

Truong Hai Auto Corporation

Masan Resources Corporation

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

YKVN remains one of the pre-eminent firms in the Vietnamese market, with the corporate team covering complex cross-border M&A and restructurings, advising a host of global banks and investors. The practice group is managed by Truong Nhat Quang, and also in Ho Chi Minh City counsel Nguyen Van Hai supports on corporate transactions and has an expertise in the energy sector. Managing partner of the Hanoi office; Diep Hoai Nam is a key name for corporate restructuring matters for companies operating in the pharmaceutical industry, as is US-qualified specialist Eli Mazur.

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Key clients

Vingroup Joint Stock Company (Vingroup)

Masan Group Corporation (MSN)

Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Military Bank)

Credit Suisse Singapore Limited

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)

SoftBank Investment Advisers (UK) Limited

Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund, and Eastbridge Partners

Newell Brands Inc.

Data protection Tier 1

YKVN advises foreign investors on all aspects of data protection and cybersecurity compliance in Vietnam. Corporate partner Tram Nguyen is the first port of call for pharmaceutical, finance, and TMT clients on data protection matters such as data collection methods and compliance with privacy.  Truong Quang oversees the practice group, which often works in collaboration with other international law firms such as Jones Day and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

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Key clients

Japan Credit Bureau (JCB)

Bunge

NTT Communications Corporation

All Nippon Airways

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

YKVN handles high-stakes arbitration mandates for a variety of clients, with a number of key recent mandates coming in the renewable energy and infrastructure spaces. Jointly led by Truong Nghia in Ho Chi Minh City and Luu Tien Dzung in Hanoi, the group handles a number of complex disputes with members of the team having considerable experience under VIAC and SIAC rules. K. Minh Dang in Singapore is the international head of the team and retains his expertise in oil and gas matters. Also in Singapore is counsel Pham Minh Thang, who is also well connected in Hanoi and recommended for international arbitration matters related to banking and finance.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

The dispute resolution practice at YKVN has a strong track record in acting in high-value commercial litigation matters, both domestically and internationally. Led out of Ho Chi Minh City, the team is overseen by Nghia Truong and has a deep bench of experienced practitioners whose expertise spans across banking and finance, infrastructure and energy. Co-chair of the group Luu Tien Dzung in Hanoi is recommended for construction disputes.

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Key clients

Grab Company Limited

Posco VST Co., Ltd

Chailease International Financial Services Co., Ltd

Mr. Truong Ty and Ms. Hong Tuong Lien

Vietnam Export- Import Commercial Bank

Projects and energy Tier 1

YKVN is a well-known practice in the Vietnamese market and its project and energy offering is led by banking partner Truong Nhat Quang. Acting for both sponsors and lenders, the team is skilled in handling work on complex power projects for global banks, multinational corporations, and private equity funds. Duong Thu Ha is the key contact for renewable energy transactions and cross-border financing deals. Other members of note include US-qualified Eli Mazur, who supports practice head Quang on high-value instructions.

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Key clients

Bank of China

China Development Bank

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)

China Huadian Engineering Company Ltd

TMT Tier 2

YKVN handles high-value transactions across the media, e-commerce, telecoms and IT spaces. Led by managing partner Truong Nhat Quang, the multidisciplinary team offers corporate and dispute resolution expertise to clients which include state-owned enterprises and other investors. Cross-border work is facilitated by K. Minh Dang in Singapore.

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Key clients

SoftBank Investment Advisers (UK) Limited

Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Grab Company Limited

Chailease International Financial Services Co., Ltd

Temasek International

Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund, and Eastbridge Partners

The firm: YKVN, an equal to the Magic Circle firms.” (IFLR)

IFLR From Magic Circle to “Golden Circle”, YKVN is widely recognized as the leading Vietnam-based law firm. Established in 1999, YKVN has since grown to become an independent law firm with over ninety legal professionals through a unique platform combining three offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Singapore.

Areas of practice: With an unequivocal and undisputed dedication to providing the highest level of legal expertise placing our firm in a class of its own in Vietnam and in SEA, YKVN has built a reputation for excellence in:

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate, M&A
  • Energy & infrastructure, and
  • Dispute resolution

With an intimate knowledge of the Vietnamese legal, business, and political landscape, YKVN’s attorneys have been at the forefront of virtually all significant legal developments in Vietnam in the past 25 years including high profile and ground-breaking international transactions.

We advise the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, government and state-owned entities.

Our lawyers are qualified in Vietnam, the US, Australia, Singapore, England, Korea and France. They include leading practitioners in their field, leaders of the profession, and civic leaders. Our senior partners have been partners at leading international firms (Clifford Chance, DLA Piper and White & Case). All of our partners have extensive experience in cross-border matters.

Our constant tier 1 rankings in our practice areas and awards (notably ten times IFLR “National Law Firm of the Year”) are the latest evidence of the widespread recognition of the quality of work for which we are known globally and regionally.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Duong Thu Ha
Banking and finance Dzung Vu
M&A Diep Hoai Nam
M&A K Minh Dang
Corporate K Minh Dang
Corporate Eli Mazur
Litigation Truong Trang Nghia
Litigation Luu Tien Dzung
Project finance and energy Truong Nhat Quang
Project finance and energy Diep Hoai Nam
Capital markets Truong Nhat Quang
Capital markets Phan Vinh Nhan
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare Eli Mazur
Arbitration K Minh Dang
Arbitration Do Khoi Nguyen
Insurance Diep Hoai Nam
Insurance Vu Dzung
Intellectual property Diep Hoai Nam
Intellectual property Le Thi Loc
Labour and employment Diep Hoai Nam
Labour and employment Eli Mazur
Real estate and construction Diep Hoai Nam
Real estate and construction Le Thi Loc
Shipping K Minh Dang
Shipping Tran Kinh Luan
TMT Truong Nhat Quang
TMT Diep Hoai Nam
Photo Name Position Profile
 Loc Le  photo Loc Le Partner
 Tram Nguyen  photo Tram Nguyen Partner
 Hang Nguyen  photo Hang Nguyen Partner
 Nghia Truong  photo Nghia Truong Partner
 Dzung Vu  photo Dzung Vu Partner
Number of lawyers : 90
in this country : 74
at this office : 52
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Other offices : Hanoi
Other offices : Singapore