Market Recognition

Our market reputation, rankings and awards in our practice areas and over the years are the latest evidence of the widespread recognition of the quality of work for which we are known globally and regionally, which is a pride for our teams and an ongoing responsibility towards our clients.

Achievements

Dispute Resolution outstanding 2019
Won all three Benchmark Litigation awards: National Law Firm of the Year, Lawyer of the Year and Regional Matter of the Year.

The unprecedented 2017
The first firm in history to win 5 “National Law Firm of the Year” awards in the same year from Asian distinguished legal publications: IFLR, Chambers, ALB, Asialaw (APAC Dispute Resolution & Asia Legal Practice).

Vietnam “Deal of the Year”

Won 13 awards “Vietnam Deal of the Year” since YKVN’s foundation.

IFLR 1000’s Vietnam Firm of the Year
Awarded 11 times out of 16 years since the award launch.

Recent Awards & Rankings

Awards

2020 Firm of the Year
(Chambers)

Firm of the Year
(Benchmark Litigation)
Matter of the Year in Vietnam
(Benchmark Litigation)
Best M&A Advisor of the Year
(Vietnam M&A Forum)
M&A Law Firm of the Year in Vietnam
(Global Law Experts)

National Firm of the Year
(Asialaw)
Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year
(Lawyers World)

National Firm of the Year
(AsiaLaw)

Rankings

Arbitration (Dispute Resolution)
Tier 1 – Legal 500

Banking & Finance
Tier 1 – IFLR
Tier 1 – Legal 500
Band 1 – Chambers
Outstanding – Asialaw

Capital Markets
Tier 1 – IFLR
Tier 1 – Legal 500
Band 1 – Chambers
Outstanding – Asialaw
Tier 1 (Debt) – IFLR
Tier 1 (Equity) – IFLR

Corporate M&A
Tier 1 – Legal 500
Band 1 – Chambers
Tier 1 – IFLR
Outstanding – Asialaw

Dispute Resolution 
Band 1 – Chambers
Tier 1 – Legal 500
Outstanding – Asialaw

Litigation 
Tier 1 – Benchmark Litigation (Energy & Construction – domestic)
Tier 1 – Benchmark Litigation (Commercial & Transactions – domestic)

Projects, Energy, Infrastructure 
Tier 1 – IFLR
Tier 1 – Legal 500
Band 2 – Chambers

Banking & Finance
Band 1 – Chambers
Band 1 – Legal 500
Tier 1 – IFLR
Outstanding – Asialaw

Capital Markets
Band 1 – Chambers
Band 1 – Legal 500
Tier 1 – IFLR
Outstanding – Asialaw

Corporate M&A
Band 1 – Chambers
Band 1 – Legal 500
Tier 1 – IFLR
Outstanding – Asialaw

Dispute Resolution
Band 1 – Chambers
Band 1 – Legal 500
Tier 1 – IFLR
Outstanding – Asialaw
Tier 1 – Benchmark Litigation

Projects Development
Tier 1 – IFLR
Band 1 – Legal 500

Energy
Highly Recommended – Asialaw
Band 1 – Legal 500

Infrastructure
Outstanding – Asialaw

Client Recognition

“They produce outstanding results.”
(Chambers)

“YKVN is in the premier league of Vietnamese law firms and practices commercial law at the highest level. Their combination of responsiveness, commercial nous, and strategic guile is unparalleled within Vietnam.”
(Legal 500)

“YKVN is one of Vietnam’s foremost law firms and a leader in the financial and corporate space. The firm has extensive experience in public M&A and has worked on most of the deals involving state-owned companies since 2007.”
(IFLR)

“YKVN is the standout firm in Vietnam, for its quality, depth and knowledge.”
(Chambers)

“They are excellent lawyers in the energy space and are great to work with, very responsive and have comprehensive knowledge of the historic energy laws.”
(Chambers)

“YKVN’s capital markets practice is highly regarded in Vietnam. The group has acted as counsel in some of the most pioneering, high value transactions.”
(Asialaw)

“The ‘excellent’ team at YKVN provides ‘practical advice’ and is valued for its good business acumen and fast response time.”
(Legal 500)

Breadth of services: “YKVN lawyers will assist clients on various aspects of a project; it is also strong on M&A in the oil and gas sector.”
(Chambers)

“YKVN is very active. We often see them on the biggest deals in the jurisdiction. As far as the quality of work goes, I’d rank YKVN as an equal to the magic circle firms. They work at an international standard.”
(IFLR)

“In my view, they are top tier lawyers in their respective areas of practice. Clearly a top tier law firm and have handled many landmark deals for clients in the market. The firm not affiliated to any international law firm but is probably one of the best local firms in Vietnam. We treat them as our trusted advisors and friends.”
(IFLR)

“Experienced lawyers with a deep bench”
(Chambers)

“YKVN is top-rated with in-depth knowledge and experience in banking, capital markets and M&A. YKVN has a strong banking and financial services team. They have good experience working with major state-owned banks and companies and are usually involved in large, landmark transactions.”
(IFLR)

“I would recommend YKVN because it understands and respects the transparency requirements of large, publicly held multinational companies. We cannot afford to short-cut the acceptable and established process. YKVN understands this clearly and maintains high legal and ethical standards for itself and its clients.“
(Asialaw)

“Many of their lawyers are alumni of international firms, which makes it a first choice for important deals and projects.”
(Chambers)

“They have good understanding of commercial implications, and able to provide practical and useful advice.”
(Chambers)

“A very good local firm with a great work attitude“
(Legal 500)

“The best local law firm in Vietnam. Counsel of first choice for important transactions. Generally very responsive, pragmatic and commercial […] always spot on with its understanding of Vietnam regulations.”
(Legal 500)

“YKVN fields really smart and well educated lawyers.”
(Legal 500)

“Good commercial instincts, is not afraid to take a position.”
(Legal 500)

“YKVN is amongst the best law firms in Vietnam as far as banking and finance transactions are concerned. They are deal-focused and have a good commercial sense. They are all outstanding lawyers and are pleasant people to work with. They provide very good pragmatic advice timely and have good understanding of local market practice that can come up with commercially acceptable solutions.”
(IFLR)

“The top Vietnamese law firm, the first-choice counsel”
(Legal 500)

“Sophisticated deal list, consistently good quality”
(Chambers)

“The best local firm in Vietnam”
(IFLR)

“Very good experience with the impressive YKVN’s professional and dedicated team”
(Legal 500)

“Able to offer nuanced, sophisticated advice to foreign clients with investments in Vietnam”
(Chambers)

“Excellent and professional experts. The best and we want to continue to use them”
(Legal 500)

“Local and international expertise”
(Legal 500)

“Sound understanding of the importance of carefully structuring high-value financings.“
(Chambers)

“They were very good, and gave me a prompt response which was very clear. There was no need to go back and forth to seek additional clarifications so it was a very good experience.“
(IFLR)

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