VILAF

VILAF is one of Vietnam’s oldest, largest and most highly regarded full-service law firms. Two strengths developed during our formative years provide us with unique capabilities to serve foreign companies investing and operating in Vietnam.

First, VILAF began as a small group of lawyers initially working with Clifford Chance from 1993 until 2000, endowing us with an international outlook and experience from the start – a strength that has only grown over the past 27 years as we’ve worked with many of the world’s largest multinationals in Vietnam, including Ford, Philip Morris, Bunge, Shell, BNP Paribas, Citibank, SMBC, SCB, ANZ, Mizuho, BTMU.

Second, several of our senior lawyers worked closely with the Vietnamese Government in the development of the country’s business and foreign investment laws, giving our firm with unparalleled insight into the legal regimes governing multinational companies doing business here.

With this extensive international experience and in-depth knowledge of the country's political culture and legal development, our lawyers are in the best position to advise clients on the law as well as legal and business practices in Vietnam.

Also, uniquely VILAF is our practical approach to assessing risk and developing effective solutions designed to meet our clients’ business objectives. We cut through complexity to provide clear and insightful answers.

VILAF has advised on various landmark commercial and financing projects in Vietnam, resulting to international awards:

  • Asialaw Vietnam Firm of the Year 2019
  • Asialaw Outstanding Law Firm of the Year 2018
  • Vietnam Deal of the Year 2018 and Best IPO Deal of the Year 2018 by Finance Asia; and the Best Equity Deal of the Year 2018 by The Asset for the Vinhomes JSC 144A rule international placement and listing on HOSE
  • Vietnam M&A Forum Most Notable M&A Advisory Firm of 2018-2019
  • Vietnam M&A Forum Best M&A Law Firm of the Year 2017-2018
  • Vietnam M&A Forum Best M&A Law Firm of the Decade (2009-2018)
  • IFLR Vietnam National Law Firm of the Year 2018, 2016, 2008, 2007 and 2006
  • IFLR Project Finance Law Firm of the Year 2016 and 2002
  • IFLR Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year 2010
  • Annual Vietnam M&A Forum Best M&A Law Firm of the Year 2017 and 2016
  • ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL In-House Community Firm of the Year and Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year 2016 and 2015
  • ALB Power List in Asia 2015
  • ALB Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2016
  • ALB Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016
  • ALB Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year 2011, 2009 and 2007
  • ALB Leading M&A Law Firm of the Year 2009
  • ALB Employer of Choice of the Year 2013, 2012 and 2009
  • Asia Law Vietnam National Law Firm of the year for Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Award
  • Asia Pacific Press Asian Counsel of the Year 2010ALB Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016
  • ALB Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year 2011, 2009 and 2007
  • ALB Leading M&A Law Firm of the Year 2009
  • ALB Employer of Choice of the Year 2013, 2012 and 2009
  • Asia Law Vietnam National Law Firm of the year for Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Award
  • Asia Pacific Press Asian Counsel of the Year 2010

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Awards & Accolades

Congratulations to our member firms recognized at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021! AZB & Partners, VILAF, and Zhong Lun.

Awards & Accolades
On 25 March 2021, VILAF was awarded the Vietnam Law Firm of the Year by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021.
Member Firm News
Mr. Bui Ngoc Anh has been elected as VILAF's new Hanoi Office Managing Partner.

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