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 over 30 years of experience, VILAF is a leading law firm in Vietnam. VILAF is one of the largest law firms in Vietnam with 90 lawyers including 16 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.



  • Asialaw – Vietnam Firm of the Year 2023, and 2019-2021
  • ALB – M&A Deal of the Year 2023 (Premium)
  • ALB – Employer of Choice 2023
  • Asia Business Law Journal – Law Firm of the Year 2023
  • Legal 500 – Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2023
  • In-House Community – Firm of the Year 2020-2022
  • In-House Community – Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm 2021-2022, and 2016
  • Vietnam M&A Forum – Best M&A Advisory Firm 2022-2023 and 2015-2020
  • Vietnam’s Minister of Justice Certificate of Merit 2023
  • Chambers Asia Pacific – Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2023
  • IFLR – Vietnam Firm of the Year 2020-2022, 2018, and 2016
  • In-House Community – Deal of the Year 2021
  • ALB – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2022 and 2016
  • ALB Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2021 and 2016
  • Legal 500 – Highly Commended Corporate and M&A Team
  • ALB Japan Law Awards – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020
  • Asialaw – Client Service Excellence Best Overall Firm 2020
  • Asialaw – Impact Case of the Year 2020
  • Finance Asia – Vietnam Deal of the Year 2018 and Best IPO Deal of the Year 2018
  • Vietnam M&A Forum – Best M&A Law Firm of the Decade (2009-2018)
  • The Asset – Best Equity Deal of the Year 2018
  • IFLR – Project Finance Law Firm of the Year 2016

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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