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”.
His broad experience includes representing 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 BOT and other high-profile infrastructure projects that have occurred in Vietnam. These include Nam Dinh 1 BOT power project, Nghi Son 2 power project, Van Phong 1 power project, Vinh Tan 3 power project, Vinh Tan 1 power project, Kien Luong 1 BOO power project, and Chevron-gas pipeline project. His banking clients include Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, SMBC, and BTMU. He also advised in Vingroup’s convertible bonds on the SGX, Vinacomin’s international bonds, Vincom Retail’s Rule 144A international placement/HOSE listing and some overseas IPO/listing transactions.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2018 in Banking & Finance and Capital Markets