YKVN has the Vietnam’s pre-eminent practices in project development, banking and commercial transactions. Moreover, its dispute group, backed by the largest litigation team in the country, is lauded by competitors as well as clients. Fielding a team of internationally trained and domestically qualified lawyers, YKVN appeals to international and Vietnamese clients in both cross-border and domestic cases. Practitioners to note are capital market specialist Nhat Quang Truong and dispute resolution specialists Tien Dzung Luu and Trong Nghia Truong. Partners Tram Nguyen and Phuong Tran left the firm in 2021.

Dispute resolution

Work highlights

Advised Lautan Luas on a breach of contract case arising from a complex failed real estate deal

Advised Buhler Asia on a breach of contract dispute with a buyer.

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Advised VPBank on its sale of a 49% stake in VPBank Finance to SMBC Consumer Finance.

Represented Masan Group on the sale of its feed-related business to De Heus.

Capital markets

Work highlights

Advised Grab Holdings regarding its IPO in the US via a special purpose acquisition company.

Advised Cemindo Gemilang on its IPO in Indonesia.

Banking and finance

Work highlights

Advised Vietcombank on a $1.5 billion syndicated financing for the development of Hoa Phat Dung Quat 2 iron and steel manufacturing complex.

Advised Deutsche Bank on a $160 million syndicated senior term loan and the $25 million exchangeable loan to the operating group of companies owned by BWID.