Our teams were at the forefront in 8 of the top 10 value transactions and involved in nearly one-third of 30 prominent transactions over the 15-year period.
YKVN now has three partners on the SIAC arbitrators’ panel and four partners on the VIAC arbitrators’ panel.
SMBC acquired the shares through a private placement representing 15% of VPBank’s charter capital, valued at US$1.5 billion.
The YKVN team is led by Managing Partner Truong Nhat Quang, with the support of Partner Nguyen Van Hai and Counsel Ho Anh Tuyet.
We are proud to announce that YKVN Partner Truong Trong Nghia has been included in the Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist Southeast Asia 2023.
With this addition, YKVN continues to have the highest number of Vietnamese arbitration practitioners on the list.
The YKVN team is led by Managing Partner Truong Nhat Quang, with the support of Partner Nguyen Van Hai and Counsel Ho Anh Tuyet.
ALB remarked, "these litigators represent the very best in their respective jurisdictions."
YKVN Managing Partner Truong Nhat Quang Named “Managing Partner of the Year” at the Legal 500 SEA Awards 2023
Our Managing Partner at YKVN was honored as "Managing Partner of the Year" at the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2023.
YKVN is honored to be shortlisted for the 9th annual Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards in four categories.
YKVN is deeply honored and profoundly grateful to have become the first Vietnamese firm to receive the GAR 100 "stamp of approval."
YKVN is advising VPBank on a $1.5B private placement to SMBC, allowing SMBC to acquire 15% of VPBank's charter capital as a strategic investor.
The Asia Business Law Journal named seven YKVN Partners among its A-list of the top performers of Vietnam’s legal profession in 2022.
We are pleased to announce that applications are now being received for the YKVN annual scholarship program for law students.
Asialaw Awards 2022/23: YKVN named Vietnam Firm of the Year and recognized for 3 Impact Deals of the Year
Proud that YKVN has been named Vietnam Firm of the Year 2022/23 by Asialaw.
Acting as Vietnamese counsel to Swire Beverages Holdings in its acquisition of Coca-Cola bottlers in Vietnam and Cambodia
YKVN is acting as Vietnamese counsel to Swire Beverages Holdings Limited in its US$1,015 million acquisition of Coca-Cola bottlers in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Proud of our part in 2 winning transactions at the “2022 Asia Legal Awards”: The Private Equity Deal of the Year; The M&A Deal of the Year
YKVN Managing Partner Truong Nhat Quang was recognized as a “Commended External Counsel of the Year – 2021” by In-House Community
Warm congratulations to Quang on this deserved achievement.
We congratulate all parties and counsels in these deals and thank ALB for the recognitions.
The US$65 million investment is implemented through The Sherpa Company Limited, a subsidiary of Masan for the initial close of its Series C round.
We are honored to announce our M&A teams advised on M&A award-winning deals in the In-House Community’s 2021 Deal of the Year Award.
YKVN advised lead arranger Vietcombank in USD 1.5B syndicated financing for the Hoa Phat Dung Quat 2 Manufacturing Complex
The YKVN team was led by Partners Duong Thu Ha and Vu Dieu Huyen.
YKVN Litigation Co-chair & Partner Truong Trong Nghia recognized by ALB as a 2022 Asia Top 15 litigators
The Top Litigators are recognized for their tenacity, strategic acumen, ability to solve complex problems, and adapt quickly to changing environment.
YKVN advised HDBank as issuer of a USD 165M international bond issuance to IFC and international financial institutions to increase tier-2 equity
The YKVN team was led by partners Truong Nhat Quang and Nguyen Van Hai and assisted by associate Le Huynh Nhat Minh.
The A List includes Truong Nhat Quang, Diep Hoai Nam, Truong Trong Nghia, Duong Thu Ha, Vu Dzung, and Luu Tien Dzung.
Candidates from eligible universities are welcome to apply before January 30, 2022.
3 YKVN partners recognized by the Ministry of Justice for their contributions to the development of law in Vietnam
Very proud that our partners Truong Nhat Quang, Diep Hoai Nam, and Luu Tien Dzung were recognized by the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam.
This initiative is carried out by Vietnam Law Newspaper under the Ministry of Justice.
YKVN and Cooley advised Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z"), one of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology, regarding investment with other venture capital firms [...]
YKVN acted as sole counsel to Masan Group Corporation (HOSE: MSN, “Masan”) in the sale of 100% of its feed-related business to De Heus. Upon the transaction, De Heus Vietnam (a subsidiary of the Dutch Royal De Heus Group) will obtain control [...]
YKVN is delighted to announce that KKR’s investment in Vinhomes transaction in which the firm assisted Vingroup was named 2021 M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) by Asian Legal Business. The deal was among the 10 finalist transactions with deal [...]
YKVN advised UBS Group AG as sole placement agent on the block trade in shares of Vietnam’s Masan Group Corporation (“MSN”) by GIC Private Limited, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. The deal value was publicly reported at VND2.5 trillion [...]
On September 13, State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) announced the disbursement of VND6.9 trillion ($300 million) to buy HVN shares, holding at least 31.08 per cent of the charter capital of Vietnam Airlines Corporation. The investment [...]
Warm congratulations to HCMULaw team and all the individual winners at the FDI Moot Court – Vietnam National Round 2021
The FDI Moot Court - Vietnam National Round 2021 was successfully closed after 43 matches involving 18 teams in a virtual ceremony on 10 September2021. YKVN congratulates the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law team as the overall winner, the [...]
We are pleased to announce YKVN (Minh Dang, Phuong Tran and Nam Diep) and PWC (Gregory Bournet, Dinh Thi Quynh Van, Angela Yang and Tran Quang Huy) advised the seller, SHB Finance, in this transaction. About the transaction Thailand’s Bank [...]
As publicly announced by Bitexco Group on August 20, Bitexco Energy Ltd. – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bitexco – signed a share purchase agreement with Repsol Exploración SA to acquire all of Repsol’s shares in Talisman (Vietnam 15-2/01) Ltd, a [...]
Deal Closing Update: YKVN advised Vietnam packaging leader Duy Tan Plastics in the sales of 70% stake to Thailand’s SCG.
Further to the news in March 2021, it is our pleasure to announce that the deal was successfully closed on 23 July 2021 with a publicly reported value up to VND 6,400 billion (approximatively USD 278 million). “This is a landmark M&A [...]
YKVN Nguyen Van Hai: exclusive Capital Markets & Project Development Lawyer in Vietnam with IFLR – Asia Future Leaders 2021
Congratulations to Hai who was recognized exclusive Lawyer for Capital Markets and Project Development in Vietnam with IFLR - Asia Future Leaders 2021. The first ever IFLR - Asia Future Leaders 2021 recognizes the individual practitioners who [...]
YKVN represents Masan in Alibaba & BPEA led investment into The Crown X, Vietnam’s largest retailing company
YKVN and Milbank continue their traditional collaboration to advise long-standing joint client Masan Group Corporation (HOSE: MSN, “Masan”) in the sale of a 5.5% of stake in the CrownX Corporation (CrownX) to a consortium led by Alibaba Group [...]
YKVN advises VPBank in the sale of 49% stake in FE Credit to Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
YKVN acted as counsel to Vietnam Prosperity Joint-Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank) in the sale of 49% of stake in VPBank Finance Company Limited (FE Credit) to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) through its affiliate, SMBC Consumer Finance [...]
KCAB INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce the appointment of its International Arbitration Committee (IAC). The IAC members are (in alphabetical order): Yun-Jae Baek (Yulchon LLC), Yas Banifatemi (Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes), Minh [...]
“YKVN is recognised by peers and clients as having one of the most formidable and largest dispute resolution teams in the country … The firm’s Vietnam-based litigation team comprises 15 lawyers including six partners and a counsel, while the [...]
YKVN is delighted to have been chosen as Vietnam Firm of the Year at the prestigious 2021 Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards amidst “a strong competition from firms who have performed exceptionally at both local and national levels” [...]
“Which law firms do you prefer to use?”, and importantly “Why?” are the 2 questions the In-House Community asked it's +20,000 in-house counsel members across Asia and the Middle East in its annual In-House Community survey. In the results of [...]
Successful Vietnam merger filings for Varian Medical Systems in global transaction with Siemens Healthineers
The success of this filing is another achievement to YKVN’s extensive experience regarding merger filings for major transactions in the Vietnam market. YKVN team was supervised by our Head of Competition Practice, Ms. Diep Hoai Nam, assisted by [...]
YKVN advises Trung Thuy Group Corporation in the sales of controlling stake to Japan’s Toshin Development
YKVN advises Trung Thuy Group Corporation in the sales of controlling stake to Japan’s Toshin Development. YKVN represented Trung Thuy Group Corporation (“TTG”) in relation to the sales of its controlling stake in Tan Phu Long Joint Stock [...]
It is our pleasure to announce that YKVN Partner Pham Minh Thang has recently been appointed to the new Young SIAC Committee (YSIAC). Among the new 40 YSIAC committee members of 2021-year term, Thang is the first and only Vietnamese lawyer. [...]
YKVN is proud to announce 7 Partners recognized amongst 2020 Asia Business Law Top 100 lawyers in Vietnam. Revealing the A-List of Vietnam’s legal profession, Asia Business Law conveys clients’ opinions to identify the elite legal group that is [...]
YKVN represented the shareholders of Duy Tan Plastics Manufacturing Corporation (“Duy Tan”) in relation to the sales of 70% stake in Duy Tan to SCG Packaging Public Company Limited (“SCGP”), a subsidiary of Siam Cement Public Company [...]
Dzung is the only Vietnamese litigator on the list. This is a landmark moment for our dispute resolution practice and for the Vietnamese legal profession. https://ykvn-law.com/lawyers/luu-tien-dzung/ The ALB Asia Top 15 Litigators rankings aims [...]
A warm thank you to all our clients and friends for your continuous support. May 2021 and the Year of the Golden Ox bring you and your relatives Happiness, Health and Prosperity. Sincerely, from all of us at YKVN
We are pleased to announce that YKVN’s annual scholarship program for law students is now open for applications. Candidates from eligible universities are welcome to apply at email@example.com (for Hanoi) or [...]
We are proud to announce YKVN was recognized as a regional winner at the 2020 FinanceAsia’s Achievement Awards thanks to our role in one of the best financial market transactions of the Year. Revealing 2020's best regional deals, FinanceAsia [...]
YKVN warmly congratulates Ho Chi Minh City University of Law and K.U.T team for winning the 2020 national Vietnamese Moot Court Competition, and all other teams for their participation. The national Vietnamese Moot Court Competition (or [...]
YKVN was awarded Law Firm of the Year (Best 2019-2020 M&A Advisor Category) at the annual Vietnam M&A Forum 2020 event on November 24, 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is the second year in a row YKVN is honored by the M&A Forum. Two [...]
YKVN was honored with Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Justice for our firm’s achievements and contributions to the country’s judicial development during the 2015-2020 period. The award was given at the occasion of the 5th Patriotic [...]
YKVN is looking for a mid-level to senior associate to join its dispute resolution practice to support the litigation / domestic arbitration team in Hanoi and the international arbitration team in Singapore. The litigation / domestic arbitration [...]
YKVN acted as Vietnamese law counsel to Vingroup (ticker “VIC”) in the US$650 million investment by a consortium led by U.S. private equity powerhouse KKR that includes Singapore's State investor Temasek Holdings. YKVN advised Vingroup in a [...]
It is our honor to share another significant milestone for YKVN’s achievements. Chambers and Partners recognizes YKVN as Vietnam’s Firm of the Year at the occasion of Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2020. Describing YKVN, Chambers [...]
All lawyers and staff of YKVN Singapore will be working from home beginning Tuesday 7 April 2020. The Government of Singapore has directed non-essential businesses to close their offices for at least the next 30 days. During this period, [...]
All of us at YKVN wish you, as well as your families and friends, good health, happiness and prosperity for the year to come ! A big thank you for your trust and support. We also want to thank the artist Fahai who permitted us to send you our [...]
YKVN advised Masan Group Corporation (HOSE: MSN) as sole counsel in relation to its acquisition of the Vingroup’s retail and agriculture units – VinCommerce and VinEco through share swap. The Vingroup’s retail and agriculture units – [...]
Once again, YKVN’s annual scholarship program for law students is back. Candidates from eligible universities are welcome to apply at firstname.lastname@example.org (for Hanoi) and (ii) email@example.com (for Ho Chi Minh City) before [...]
YKVN advised Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund and Eastbridge Partners in a US$30 million Series C funding round in POPS. POPS is a top kids’ media and entertainment platform in Vietnam. It received $7 million of previous financing, including [...]
“Working with Witnesses & Experts in International Arbitration” Workshop | 22 Nov 2019 Hanoi | Free Entrance Registrations Opened
Joining this workshop will allow you to understand the role and importance of factual witnesses and expert witnesses in international arbitration and their implication during the hearing. Topic: Working with Witnesses & Experts in International [...]
On September 19, 2019, YKVN was honored three times at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2019 that took place in Hong Kong with the following awards: National Law Firm of the Year 2019. YKVN has maintained this prestigious award for [...]
YKVN is pleased to announce Hyun Kim will join YKVN as partner, effective as of 19 August 2019. Hyun will be based in YKVN’s Singapore office. This strategic hire reaffirms YKVN’s commitment to broaden its international bench strength and deepen [...]
On August 6, 2019, YKVN was bestowed “the Best M&A Advisor of the Year 2018-2019” award. The distinction confirms YKVN’s achievements in complex and landmark M&A transactions in Vietnam over the past year, notably our role as lead counsel for [...]
YKVN is thrilled to announce the promotions of two partners and one counsel, effective as of 1 July 2019. YKVN’s Managing Partner, Truong Nhat Quang, said: “Rising from within our ranks, we are proud of the expertise that those talented lawyers [...]
YKVN advised Vingroup (ticker “VIC”) as lead counsel in relation to the sale of a 6.1% stake to SK Group. Seeking new business opportunities to develop in Southeast Asia, SK Group entered into a strategic partnership agreement and other [...]
YKVN is pleased to announce that YKVN Senior Partner, Minh Dang, has been appointed to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration for a term commencing on 1 April 2019 and ending on 31 March 2021.
YKVN advised M.U.S.T. Holdings on the sale of VFR, one of the leading manufacturers of elite/designed furniture in the world, to Markor Inc. an SSE-listed company and the second largest distributor of Furniture in China. As lead counsel for the [...]
On 28 November 2017, the leading law firms from across the region gathered at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong for the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards. The event seeks to honor firms that have “displayed outstanding achievement [...]
YKVN advised leading Chinese online retailer in largest foreign investment in a Vietnamese tech startup
YKVN recently advised JD.com in the acquisition of a significant stake in Tiki, a successful Vietnamese B2C (Business to Consumer) e-commerce company. JD.com is China’s largest e-commerce retailer by revenue. This was the latest move by JD.com [...]
YKVN advises State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) on its divestment of a 5.4% stake in Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk) through an auction process at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE). Vinamilk is the largest listed company [...]
Leveraging on its substantial experience in construction disputes in Vietnam, YKVN recently conducted a full-day seminar in Hanoi on construction claim management in Vietnam. This was the first time that such a seminar was held in Vietnam, which [...]
On 28 September 2017, the leading dispute resolution practitioners from across Asia in Hong Kong for the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017. On a night that recognized the leading dispute resolution practices in Asia, YKVN was [...]
K. Luan Tran, an accomplished trial and arbitration lawyer previously based in Los Angeles, California, has joined YKVN as a partner based in the Singapore office. With over 20 years’ experience, Luan brings to YKVN extensive first chair trial [...]
YKVN and best Korean friend, Kim & Chang, conducted several joint seminars in Seoul to advise major Korean construction companies on Vietnamese construction law and disputes.
YKVN received the Vietnam Law Firm of the Year award at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards ceremony in Singapore on May 18, 2017, capping an award season that saw the firm awarded the Vietnam Law Firm of the Year distinction by two [...]
YKVN advised Shinhan Bank Vietnam Limited (SHBVN) in the bid for and negotiation of the definitive agreements to purchase the retail business of ANZ Bank (Vietnam) Limited (ANZ). SHBVN is an affiliate of Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group, one of [...]
YKVN recently obtained a favorable settlement in a contentious international arbitration matter before the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) and related proceedings in Vietnam. YKVN represented the individual shareholders of a [...]