6th Floor, HCO Building (Melia)
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-24) 3934 8530 (ext. 108)
Fax: (84-24) 3934 8531
Current position: Senior Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Project & Infrastructure
Career highlights: Phong is recommended as a top-tier lawyer in Banking&Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, and Infrastructure&Energy by many reputable legal directories such as Legal500, Chambers&Partners. Who’s Who Legal 2019 regards Phong as an expert in Energy & Aviation sectors and IFLR1000 regards Phong as an Asia Best Lawyer in 2020. Most recently, Legal500 has honoured him in the Legal500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame, among only 7 foreign and Vietnamese lawyers in this elite lawyer group for Vietnam. Clients comment “Phong is excellent”, “reasonable and commercially minded.”
His broad experience includes representing international sponsors and lenders in relation to large-scale projects in oil&gas, power, chemical, automobile, aircraft, sea-port, highway, telecommunication, insurance, real estate, 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, 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. He also advised in the merger of Vincommerce retail chain business with Masan Group, Vingroup’s convertible bonds on the SGX, Vinacomin’s international bonds, Vincom Retail and Vinhomes’ Rule 144A international placement/HOSE listing and some overseas IPO/listing transactions.
Asialaw Elite Practitioner 2021 in Corporate and M&A