Experience / Expertise:
Alternative Investment Funds (incl. Private Equity)
Anti-Trust / Competition
Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Compliance / Regulatory
Coporate and M&A
Energy & Natural Resources
International Arbitration
Life Sciences/Healthcare
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Maritime & Shipping
Projects and Project Financing (incl. Infrastructure)
Real Estate / Construction
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Applicable Fee Earners

Main Practice Areas:

Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Energy and Infrastructure, Real Property, Dispute Resolution

Firm Profile

With 26 years of experience, VILAF is a leading law firm in Vietnam. VILAF is one of the largest law firms in Vietnam with 70 lawyers including 14 partners and with extensive experience advising cross-border M&A and financing transactions in Vietnam.

VILAF’s experienced team of senior lawyers covers every aspect of business in Vietnam, including foreign direct investment, commercial, corporate and M&A, banking & finance, capital markets, project finance, power/energy and infrastructure projects, oil & gas, automobile, aviation, real estate, construction, logistics trading & distribution, taxation, fintech, employment, shipping, litigation and arbitration, technology transfers and health care.

VILAF understands Vietnam’s culture and policies as they affect the legal development and interpretation of the laws.

VILAF has consistently been ranked as a first-tier law firm in Vietnam in almost all major legal practices including Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Real Property, and Dispute Resolution, by prestigious international legal editorials including IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, and AsiaLaw.


  • Asia Law – Vietnam Firm of the Year 2019
  • ALB – Project Finance of the Year 2016 and 2019
  • ALB – M&A Deal of the Year 2019
  • IJGlobal – APAC Coal-fired Power Project of the Year 2018
  • IJGlobal – APAC Petrochemicals Deal of the Year 2018
  • ALB – Employer of Choice of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2019
  • IFLR – Vietnam Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2018
  • Finance Asia – Vietnam Deal of the Year 2018
  • Finance Asia – Best IPO Deal of the Year 2018
  • Annual Vietnam M&A Forum – Best M&A Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the Law Firm of the Decade (2009-2018)
  • IFLR – Vietnam National Law Firm of the Year 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2016
  • IFLR – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2002 and 2016
  • ALB – Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2016
  • Asia Law – Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016
  • Asian-mena Counsel – In-House Community Firm of the Year 2010 and 2015
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific – Leading Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015

Vietnam International Law Firm
(VILAF-Hong Duc) 

Ho Chi Minh City Head Office
4th Floor, MPlaza Saigon, 39 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: (84) 28 3827 7300

Fax: (84) 28 3827 7303

Hanoi Branch Office
6th Floor, HCO Building (Melia), 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: (84) 24 3934 8530

Fax: (84) 24 3934 8531

Website: www.vilaf.com.vn

Contact: Vo Ha Duyen, Chairperson, duyen@vilaf.com.vn, Ngo Thanh Tung, Ho Chi Minh City Managing Partner, tung@vilaf.com.vn, Ngoc Anh Bui, Hanoi Managing Partner, anh.bui@vilaf.com.vn

Number of employees: 100+

Offices in Asia: 2

Year Established: 1993

Languages spoken: Vietnamese, English

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