Commercial Lending & Project Finance

Our team is familiar with both ``market firsts`` and tried and tested transactions

Our team’s experience includes advising

  • KEXIM on the refinancing of a USD180 mn facility for the construction of a BTO highway in Ho Chi Minh City, including preparing the Vietnamese security documentation;
  • The syndicate and agent on the restructuring of a USD200 million facility for a port project in Ho Chi Minh City, including preparing the Vietnamese security documentation;
  • The borrower under an ADB FAST facility, including on the Vietnamese equity mortgage;
  • German Investment Corporation – on its financing of Vixumilk;
  • Bank of Scotland as agent and lead arranger on the financing of the acquisition of two international schools in Vietnam by a leading international education services provider;
  • Standard Chartered Bank on the USD90 million secured facility to AGPPS in Vietnam
  • Transamine on the USD20 million offtake facility with Masan Resources for the Nui Phao Mine
  • Natixis on a USD90 mn commodity financing facility in Vietnam, including security arrangements;
  • Vietnam Airlines on the ECA financing for the acquisition of five Airbus A321 aircraft;
  • Square Aviation on the aircraft financing for VietjetAir Aviation;
  • Australis Aquaculture Vietnam – on its offshore loan from OPIC;
  • Harbinger in its investment and financing of the USD4 bn Ho Tram Casino Project


And is familiar with both local practice and regulations in Vietnam as well as international standards

Our team’s experience includes advising

  • Daiwa Securities on its subscription to convertible bonds of Saigon Securities Inc.;
  • Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation on the standardisation of its securities trading account agreement, margin lending agreement and derivatives trading agreement;
  • Talanx (HDI) on its acquisition of PVI Insurance including obtaining exemption from tender offer from the State Securities Commission.
  • HDI, a German insurer, on its proposed fund management joint venture;
  • Citibank on its supervisory services agreement with fund managers
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its acquisition of Vietnam International Bank;
  • Insurance Australia Group on its acquisition of AAA Assurance Corporation; an
  • Global Emerging Markets, a hedge fund, on the subscription / private placement agreements in relation 5 Vietnamese companies with an aggregate value exceeding USD100 mn

We look forward to discussing with you how we can support you in Vietnam