Top Rankings for YKVN in All Key Practice Areas in IFLR, Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500 in 2008

Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City (December 2008) – YKVN has received top rankings in all key practice areas in leading legal guides IFLR, Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500. The top rankings this year confirm YKVN’s reputation as a premier law firm in Vietnam. Highlights of our rankings include:

IFLR

  • Banking and Finance, Tier 1: YKVN is the only Vietnamese law firm in tier 1 alongside 3 international law firms.

IFLR has the following comment on YKVN: “Described by a client as “the best local firm in Vietnam”, YKVN has won roles on many of the country’s most sought-after project finance and banking transactions, the two areas in which it is most reputed.”

Chambers Asia

  • Banking and Finance, Band 1;
  • Corporate/M&A, Band 1; and
  • Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets, Band 1.

Chambers Asia has the following comment on YKVN: “A giant of the Vietnamese legal scene, this firm’s corporate and finance expertise is comparable to that of many international firms based in the country, according to commentators. Its historical connections with White & Case have provided it with well-trained, internationally oriented lawyers who are particularly adept at banking, capital markets and M&A.”

Asia Pacific Legal 500

  • Banking and Finance, Tier 1: YKVN is the only Vietnamese law firm in tier 1 alongside 3 international law firms;
  • Capital Markets, Tier 1;
  • Corporate and M&A, Tier 1: YKVN is the only Vietnamese law firm in tier 1 alongside 5 international law firms;
  • Real Estate and Construction, Tier 1;
  • Tax, Tier 1: YKVN is the only Vietnamese law firm in tier 1 alongside 4 international law firms;
  • Insurance, Tier 1;
  • Intellectual Property, Tier 1; and
  • TMT, Tier 1: YKVN is the only Vietnamese law firm in tier 1 alongside 4 international law firms.

AP 500 has the following comment on YKVN: “The most consistently recommended of the local law firms are YKVN and […]” and “Considered ‘outstanding’, and among ‘the best local law firms as far as banking and financial services is concerned’, clients admire YKVN’s ‘deep knowledge’ of the local market and its ‘dedicated and professional’ approach, efficaciously combining international lawyers with Vietnamese counsel.”