“YKVN, an equal to the Magic Circle firms." IFLR
From Magic Circle to Golden Circle, YKVN is widely recognized as the leading Vietnam-based law firm.
Established in 1999, YKVN has since grown to become an independent law firm with over ninety legal professionals through a unique platform combining 3 offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Singapore.
With an unequivocal and undisputed dedication to providing the highest level of legal expertise placing our firm in a class of its own in Vietnam and in SEA, YKVN has built a reputation for excellence in:
Power and energy,
and Domestic litigation and international arbitration.
With an intimate knowledge of the Vietnamese legal, business, and political landscape, YKVN’s attorneys have been at the forefront of virtually all significant legal developments in Vietnam in the past 25 years including high profile and ground-breaking international transactions.
We advise the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, government and state-owned entities.
Our lawyers are qualified in Vietnam, the US, Australia, Singapore, England, Korea and France. They include leading practitioners in their field, leaders of the profession, and civic leaders. Our senior partners have been partners at leading international firms (Clifford Chance, DLA Piper and White & Case). All of our partners have extensive experience in cross-border matters.
Our constant tier 1 rankings in our practice areas and awards (notably 10 times IFLR “National Law Firm of the Year”) are the latest evidence of the widespread recognition of the quality of work for which we are known globally and regionally. It also speaks to our unique, and respected, standing in the Vietnamese legal profession among both Vietnamese and international law firms.
Frasers (and its predecessor firm) have been collectively advising clients on Vietnam-related transactions for 25 years.
Frasers is consistently recognised as being in the top tier of law firms practising in Vietnam by leading independent and authoritative guides to law firms. Frasers was also a joint winner of the South East Asia Project Finance Deal of the Year at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2019, as a result of Frasers acting as the Lenders’ Vietnam local counsel on the US$ 2.75 billion financing of Nghi Son 2 BOT power project in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
VILAF is one of the largest business law firms in Vietnam with expertise in a wide range of legal practice areas. VILAF has been ranked as a first-tier law firm in Vietnam by many reputable legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, ALB and AsiaLaw in all key legal practices including Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Energy & Infrastructure, Real Property, and Dispute Resolution.
VILAF has recently been awarded:
IFLR – Vietnam Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2018, 2020 and 2021
In-House Community - In-house Community Firm of the Year 2021 and Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year 2021
ALB Japan Law Awards – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020
Asia Law – Vietnam Firm of the Year 2019 and 2020
Asia Law – Impact Case for M&A of the Year 2020
Ministry of Justice of Vietnam – Compliment for Law Firm with great contribution to the development of Vietnamese Justice in the 2015 – 2020 period
Annual Vietnam M&A Forum - Best M&A Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; and the Law Firm of the Decade (2009-2018)
Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm – uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, we are the only integrated law firm in the world with 200 or more lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers – New York, London and Hong Kong – the backbone of the global economy.