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

The banking team at YKVN has considerable expertise in complex and high-value transactional work in the projects and energy space. The practice group led by Truong Quang advises an arsenal of high-profile clients, including major Vietnamese and foreign financial institutions on both transactional and advisory matters. In Hanoi,  Vu Dieu Huyen and Duong Thu Ha specialise in project finance matters. The group frequently undertakes cross-border work in Singapore and the Philippines.

Practice head(s):

Truong Quang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Techcombank

Vinpearl Joint Stock Company/Vingroup Joint Stock Company

No Va Land Investment Group Corporation

GIC Private Limited

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Hoan My Medical Corporation

The PAN Group

China Development Bank

Bank of China

Capital markets Tier 1

YKVN's capital markets team has a strong debt and securities-based practice for Vietnamese businesses and investment banks. Truong Quang, who manages the team, advises large corporations on high-value and cross-border deals along with counsel Nguyen Nam Hung. Vu Dzung has expertise in corporate bonds work. In Hanoi, counsel and banking lawyer Pham Minh Thang splits his time between Singapore and is recommended for corporate advisory work to state-owned Vietnamese banks.

Practice head(s):

Truong Nhat Quang

Key clients

Vinpearl Joint Stock Company

No Va Land Investment Group Corporation

Hoan My Medical Corporation

The PAN Group

GIC Private Limited

Techcombank

Masan Group Corporation

Credit Suisse

Viet Capital Securities JSC

Vingroup Joint Stock Company

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

YKVN works regularly with international firms on matters such as complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and maintains its specialty in real estate related M&A for a global client base. The practice group, which is led by Truong Nhat Quang, also acts for a number of government-backed clients. The team also includes US-qualified health and pharmaceutical specialist Eli Mazur and counsel Nguyen Van Hai.

Practice head(s):

Truong Nhat Quang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

GIC Private Limited

Masan Group Corporation

Techcombank

Shinhan Bank Vietnam Limited

Prudential Holborn Life Limited and Prudential Holdings Limited

Vietcombank

Temasek International Pte Ltd

Credit Suisse Singapore Limited

DJ.com

Solar Power Management (Thailand) Company Limited

Newell Brands Inc.

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

At YKVN, the dispute resolution practice has a track record of acting in the country's most high-profile arbitration and litigation cases. Co-heads of the team Truong Nghia and Luu Tien Dzung, based in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi respectively, handle heavyweight construction and international commercial disputes for an array of clients in the renewable energy and infrastructure space. Practice head K. Minh Dang is a key contact based in Singapore, who assists on cross-border matters, as is counsel Pham Minh Thang who splits his time between Hanoi and Singapore.

Practice head(s):

K.Minh Dang; Truong Trong Nghia; Luu Tien Dzung

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

YKVN is in the premier league of Vietnamese law firms and practices commercial law at the highest level. Their combination of responsiveness, commercial nous, and strategic guile is unparalleled within Vietnam.’

Pham Minh Thang deserves recommendation as an exceptionally talented counsel and rising star.’

Key clients

Posco Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

YKVN's dispute resolution team has a track record of handling high-value and complex litigation. Led out of Ho Chi Minh City by Truong Nghia, the group has a strongly integrated practice with its Singapore team, which assists in significant cross-border disputes with key practitioner there being K. Minh Dang. In Hanoi, co-chair of the litigation practice, Luu Tien Dzung has over three decades of experience handling complex commercial and construction disputes. The firm's client base includes financial institutions and private individuals.

Practice head(s):

Truong Trong Nghia; Luu Tien Dzung

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Grab Company Limited

Posco VST Co., Ltd

Projects and energy Tier 1

YKVN excels at handling complex and high-profile power projects with standout highlights including agenda-setting conventional energy projects, for both project sponsors and their lenders. Led by Truong Quang  leads the practice group. Duong Thu Ha is a key contact in the group, taking a lead role in M&A transactions in the renewable energy sector, and Eli Mazur is involved in high-value instructions.

Practice head(s):

Truong Nhat Quang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Simply the best projects team in Vietnam. Strong coverage in both Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi and a team that has been stable and active in the market for more than a decade.’

Key clients

CHEC (China Huadian Engineering Company Ltd.)

Bank of China

China Development Bank (CDB) and a syndicate of Chinese and international banks

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Solar Power Management (Thailand) Company Limited

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 3 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 10 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
Mr Nhan Phan  photo Mr Nhan Phan 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