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

Our team’s experience includes advising

  • The lenders and agent on the restructuring of a USD200 million facility for a port project in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • KEXIM on the refinancing of a facility for the construction of a BTO highway in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • 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;
  • Changi Airports on its proposed PPP expansion of the Thua Thien – Hue Airport in central Vietnam;
  • A European mobile operator on its proposed USD300 million investment in Viettel, Vietnam’s largest mobile operator;
  • A Hong Kong based private equity fund on its proposed USD250 million investment in Saigon Telecom and on Saigon Telecom’s bid for 4G spectrum;
  • VimpelCom – on its investment, and subsequent divestment, in GTEL Mobile Joint Stock Company, the Vietnamese operator of Beeline

Real estate development & Construction

Featuring a unique blend of transactional and projects experience

Our team’s experience includes advising

  • The so-called German House in Ho Chi Minh City on all legal aspects of the development, construction and financing as well as operational matters (including lease agreements, pre-lease agreements). A truly unique PPP project in Vietnam, the German House includes the development by a private investor of a two tower Grade A development of office, residential and consular premises in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, in conjunction with the German and Vietnamese Governments;
  • The French Government on the so-called “Project Francais” in Vietnam (Annex of the French Institute), including preparing and negotiating the partnership agreement with the French Chamber of Commerce as the developer and operator;
  • Daiwa House on a project in Vietnam, including contract arrangements and commercial leases;
  • A Hong  Kong developer on a USD450 million real estate development joint venture in Long An Province, including joint venture matters, site clearance issues, levelling agreements, mine sweeping arrangements, and architectural design contracts;
  • A Hong Kong developer on 4 residential joint venture projects in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Sojitz Corporation on its acquisition of an 88% stake in Long Duc Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial parks in South Vietnam;
  •  Sumitomo Corporation on its joint venture industrial park development Thang Long Industrial Park II, including land acquisition and joint venture arrangements in Hanoi;
  • A Korean developer on its tender proposal for a US$1billion residential-for-sale, office & hotel, mixed-use development project in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Dragon Capital on a Vietnam real estate development joint venture
  • The seller on the divestment of its interest in a large mixed use development project in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Daibiru on its acquisition of a majority interest in a Vietnamese company that owns a grade A commercial building in Hanoi;
  • Harbinger in its investment and financing of the USD4 bn Ho Tram Casino Project;
  • AMP Capital on its proposed establishment of its real estate investment fund for Vietnam

Renewables & Power

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

Our team’s experience includes advising

  • The Blue Circle, a European developer of renewable power assets on the development of three wind parks in Vietnam, including the 40MW Dam Nai project, the first foreign-owned wind project in Vietnam, including advising on permitting, turbine supply agreements, BOP contracts, Power Purchase Agreements and the project financing of the projects;
  • Vestas on the turbine supply agreement and turbine maintenance agreement for the Huong Linh 2 Project in Vietnam;
  • The European developer on the acquisition of a majority interest in a Vietnamese wind park developer with the development permit to develop a wind power project in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam, including carrying out the project due diligence and assisting with the joint venture contract with the local partner;
  • The developer on all legal aspects of the development of a wind farm project under development in central Vietnam;
  • Cong Thanh Group, the Vietnamese sponsor of the 2×600 MW Cong Thanh thermal power project and the 2×1,000 MW Van Phong 3 power project on its joint development agreement and joint venture negotiations with an international utilities company;
  • Marubeni as EPC contractor on the Thai Binh 2 and Nghi Son 1 power projects in Vietnam;
  • Sojitz Corporation on its US$112 million EPS contract with Lilama Corporation for the supply of equipment to the Vung Ang 1 2 x 600MW coal fired thermal power plant in Vietnam;
  • BP on the sale of its interest in PM3 BOT Power Company Limited and its interest in BP’s pipeline asset in Vietnam;
  • China Investment Corporation on its acquisition of an interest in the Mong Duong 2 power plant in Vietnam

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