Current position: Chairperson
Principal practice areas/industry focus: M&A, Banking & Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Fintech, Life Sciences
Career highlights: Duyen is admitted in both Vietnam and New York and is an LLM Fulbright alumni at Temple University School of Law and an LLM alumni at the University of Michigan Law School.
Her practice focuses on projects, M&A and financial institutions. She advises M&A and securities transactions involving infrastructure and energy projects, industrial properties and listed companies. She advises financial institutions in financing transactions, financial products, M&A transactions and financial regulatory matters.
Duyen is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Vietnam by IFLR1000 and Legal 500, an Elite Practitioner by Asialaw and named a Commended External Counsel of the Year 2020 by In-House Community.
AsiaLaw quoted a client’s comment: “She was the engagement leader. She always tried to understand the client's objectives and concerns before quoting the relevant laws. Therefore, her advice was very practical and relevant to help the client achieve their objectives.”
Among her recent prominent deals include advising:
- SCG Chemicals in M&A transactions, development and financing matters relating to US$5.4 billion Long Son Petrochemicals Project;
- ANZ in the sale of its retail banking business to Shinhan Bank Vietnam, involving 125,000 customers and US$240 million in lending assets and US$600 million in deposits;
- the founding shareholders of Thinh Phat Cables and Dovina in the US$240 million sale of their 100% equity stake to Stark Corporation; and
- international banks in the US$125 million Reserve Based Lending Facility to SOCO International, secured against producing assets in Te Giac Trang Field of Block 16-1, Ca Ngu Vang field of Block 9-2 and Blocks 125 & 126 offshore Vietnam.
Asialaw Elite Practitioner 2021 in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A