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VILAF

Key statistics

Ranked Practice Areas
8
Awards Won
3
Ranked Lawyers
11
Male:Female Ratio of Ranked Lawyers
10:1

Firm summary

Analysis

VILAF is a Domestic: Multi-practice firm in Vietnam.

In 2022, the firm was recognised in 8 practice area(s) and 11 of its practitioner(s) were accredited.

In the same year, VILAF was nominated for 10 awards, of which it won 3.

This information is based on aggregated legal ranking and awards data from the world’s market-leading legal publications. Legal Media 360’s sentiment index methodology can be viewed here.

Firm profile

VILAF is one of the few prominent business law firms primarily advising foreign investors and foreign financial institutions making investments in Vietnam. Backed up with 29 years of experience in Vietnam, with a team of senior lawyers who have worked with the Government in the development of Vietnamese business and investment laws for years, we have insights to the interpretation of the laws and policies. 

VILAF has been consistently ranked as a tier 1 law firm by reputable legal editorials including Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, ALB, AsiaLaw, Benchmark Litigation, among others. The firm is well-known for its leading position in Vietnam in cross-border M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Project Finance and Infrastructure Projects, Real Estate & Construction, Employment & Labour.

VILAF has received numerous international awards, some recent are as below:

  • IFLR – Vietnam National Law Firm of the Year 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Chambers and Partners – Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2022
  • ALB – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016, 2019 and 2022
  • In-house Community – Most Responsive Firm of the Year 2021, In-house Community Firm of the Year 2021 and Deal of the Year 2021

The key to VILAF’s prominent prestige pertains to its active lawyers who have combined both the satisfaction of international standards in legal services and thorough understanding of the legal and cultural foundation and its actual operation of the country. Most of VILAF’s lawyers have been educated or trained in well-known law schools in the U.S., the U.K., South Korea, and Australia. Our lawyers are not only qualified to practice laws in other countries, including UK, US, and South Korea, but also have extensive international legal practice experience. All these distinguished advantages ensure VILAF’s provision of best quality legal services to our clients.


No. of lawyers

  • Partners: 15
  • Lawyers: 80


Languages

Vietnamese, English


Network memberships

  • World Law Group (WLG)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA)
  • Vietnam Bar
  • Vietnam Business Lawyer Club (VBLC)
  • Vietnam Business Forum (VBF)
  • America Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham)
  • European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham)
  • Indian Business Chamber (InCham)


Other offices

6th floor, HCO Building (Melia)
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Vietnam
100000

Tel: 84 24 3934 8530
Fax: 84 24 3934 8531

Main contact
Ngoc Anh Bui, anh.bui@vilaf.com.vn

Rankings

within Vietnam

Practice Area Subcategory Index Rank No. of rankings Ave. Tier Table
Banking and finance
General 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Capital markets
General 1 2 1.0 View full ranking table
Construction
General 1 2 1.5 View full ranking table
Corporate and M&A
General 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Dispute resolution
Arbitration 1 2 1.0 View full ranking table
General 2 2 1.5 View full ranking table
Labour and employment
General 1 3 1.7 View full ranking table
Project development
including energy and infrastructure 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Real estate
General 2 2 1.5 View full ranking table

Deals/Case awards

Total win-to-nominations ratio 1:5

Award Win Ratio
Banking and finance - Project finance
Dau Tieng project financing 0:1
Vung Ang 2 BOT power project financing 1:1
Capital markets - Debt
BIM Land JSC offshore green bond 0:1
Vingroup first international bond offering 0:1
Vinpearl exchangeable sustainable bond issuance 0:1

Firm awards

Total win-to-nominations ratio 2:5

Award Win Ratio
Jurisdiction
Dispute resolution 0:1
Financial and corporate 1:1
Firm of the year 1:3

Ranked lawyers at this firm

All data gathered from 2022 datasets. Learn more.

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