Corporate and M&A
Practice area/industry focus: Banking & finance, Capital markets, Corporate/M&A, Project & infrastructure
Career highlights: Mr. Phong is recommended as a top-tier lawyer in the banking & finance and capital market practice (Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Asia Law) and the M&A practice (Legal 500 and Chambers Asia). He has been recognised as a market leader by IFLR 1000 in banking & finance, corporate and infrastructure & energy. Who’s Who Legal 2019 regards him as an expert in Energy and Aviation sectors and IFLR regards him as an Asia Best Lawyer in 2020. Most recently, Legal 500 has honoured him in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame, among only seven foreign and Vietnamese lawyers in this elite lawyer group for Vietnam.
His broad experience includes representing international sponsors and lenders in relation to large-scale projects in oil & gas, power, chemical, automobile, aircraft, seaport, highway, telecommunication, insurance, real estate development, retail & distribution, and consumer goods industries. He is well-known for advising international businesses and banks on corporate restructuring and financing, share subscriptions, mergers and acquisitions, ECA and syndicated financing, asset financing, and project financing in Vietnam.
Phong has been involved in almost all BOT and high-profile infrastructure projects in Vietnam including Phu My 2.2 BOT power project, Nghi Son 2 BOT power project, Mong Duong 2 BOT power project refinance, Nam Dinh 1 BOT power project, Van Phong 1 BOT power project, Vinh Tan 3 BOT power project, Vinh Tan 1 BOT power project, CMX RE Sunseap solar power project and Chevron-gas pipeline project. His banking clients include Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, SMBC, and BTMU. He also advised in Vingroup’s series of M&A transactions with GIC, Credit Suisse, Hanwha, Warbus Pincus, SK and Masan, Vingroup’s convertible bonds on the SGX, Vinacomin’s international bonds, Vincom Retail’s and Vinhomes’ Rule 144A international placement/HOSE listing and some overseas IPO/listing transactions.
Asialaw Elite Practitioner 2021 in Corporate and M&A