Current position: Senior partner
Practice area/industry focus: Banking & finance, corporate/M&A and projects & 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 Chambers Asia, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and AsiaLaw. Market sources declare that Tran Tuan Phong is 'very well known for business law (Chambers Asia 2017).
His broad experience includes representing numerous international sponsors and lenders in relation to large-scale projects in the oil & gas, power, chemical, automobile, aircraft, sea-port, highway, telecommunication, insurance, real estate, retail and 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 the majority of BOT and other high-profile infrastructure projects that have occurred in Vietnam. These include the Nam Dinh 1 BOT thermal power project, the Nghi Son 2 power project, the Van Phong 1 power project, the Vinh Tan 3 power project, the Vinh Tan 1 power project, the Kien Luong 1 BOO power project, and the Chevron gas pipeline project. His banking clients include Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, SMBC, and BTMU. He also advised on Vingroup's convertible bonds on the SGX, Vinacomin's international bonds issues and several overseas IPOs.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2017 in Banking & Finance and Capital Markets