Duyen Ha Vo


Ho Chi Minh Office

Duyen Ha Vo


Ho Chi Minh Office

Professional Summary

Duyen is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Vietnam by IFLR1000 and Legal 500 in M&A Practice, Energy & Infrastructure Practice and Finance Practice, and as an Elite Practitioner by Asialaw in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A. Duyen is active in advising multinational companies in the financial service sectors, energy, infrastructure, fintech and real estate sectors. She advises foreign investors, issuers, financial institutions and private equity funds in relation to cross-border M&A transactions, bond investment and debt instruments in private and public companies in Vietnam. She advises multinational banks and fintech companies in financing transactions, debt instruments, finance regulatory matters, derivatives, project financing, and M&A transactions.

Notable Engagements

M&A and Equity Investments

dvised the founding shareholders in the US$240 million sale of 100% equity stake in Thinh Phat Cables and Dovina to Stark Corporation Advised Mondelez International in its US$460 million acquisition of the food business of listed company Kinh Do Corporation Advised SCG Packaging, a subsidiary of Siam Cement Group, in the acquisition of 70% equity stake in Duy Tan Plastics Group, Vietnam’s leading producer of rigid plastic packaging products Advised Nawaplastic Industries in the US$ 100 million acquisition of shares in Binh Minh Plastic in sovereign fund SCIC’s divestment Advised Warburg Pincus in the US$200 million joint venture with Becamex IDC to develop industrial and logistic properties in Vietnam Advised a consortium of foreign investors in acquiring a controlling equity interest in South Hoi An Project, which is a US$4 billion integrated project of casino, hotels and residential units in Vietnam Advised Golden Springs Group in the US$334 million sale of 75% of the equity stake in Gold Coin Management Holdings Ltd to Philippines conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures Advised Asahi Glass Co (AGC) in the acquisition of all equity interests of Petronas Chemicals in Phu My Plastic and Chemicals

Energy and Infrastructure

dvised SCG Chemicals in a US$126 million sequence of transactions to buy out 25% and 29% of the equity stakes in Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited (LSP) from Qatar Petroleum and PetroVietnam respectively to become the sole owner of the US$5.4 billion LSP petrochemicals complex, in the development and the financing of the project Advised B.Grimm Power Public in an acquisition of a joint venture interest in a 420MW solar power project in Tay Ninh province, set to be the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia and in the ADB financing of part of the project Advised CPECC in its joint venture acquisition of Jaks Hai Duong BOT Power Project, a US$1.87 billion coal-fired power plant in Vietnam Advised JBIC as arranger and the international lenders in the US$1.767 billion financing of 2×600 MW Coal-fired Vung Ang 2 Power Project on a BOT basis in Vietnam

Finance and Capital Markets

Advised Credit Suisse and JP Morgan, as global coordinators and managers, in a chain of US$390 million concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering by a leading Vietnamese real estate developer, No Va Land Investment Group Corporation, under Reg S and Rule 144A, for a listing on the Singapore Exchange, which is the first ever international concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering in Vietnam Advised Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ in a US$510 million syndicated Nexi loan to finance La Son – Tuy Loan highway project connected to Da Nang Advised international lessors and financial institutions in various financing and leasing of aircrafts for Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Advised ANZ, BNP Paribas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Agricole CIB, HSBC, as mandated lead arrangers in the US$350 million Reserve Based Lending Facility to Ophir Energy, secured against, among others, Chim Sao Field in Vietnam, which was awarded the “The Oil and Gas Deal of the Year” in 2018 by the Asset Triple A Infrastructure Deal Award

M&A in finance sector

dvised ANZ in the competitive offering and sale of its retail banking business in Vietnam, involving 125,000 customers and US$ 240 million in lending assets and US$ 600 million in deposits Advised Bank of China (HK) in the US$151 million acquisition of the banking assets of Bank of China branch in Ho Chi Minh City Advised VIB Bank in the purchase of the Vietnam banking assets from Commonwealth Bank of Australia Advised Shinhan Card in the US$ 151 million acquisition of Prudential Vietnam Finance Company


American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam Business Lawyers Club International Bar Association Vietnam International Law Association

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