YKVN Receives 2014 IFLR National Law Firm of the Year Award for Vietnam

Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City / Singapore (March 25, 2014) – For the 6th consecutive year, YKVN has won the award for “National Law Firm of the Year” from the prestigious International Financial Law Review (IFLR) at its IFLR Asia Awards ceremony in Hong Kong.

IFLR Asia also shortlisted two Vietnam deals in which YKVN acted as Vietnamese counsel in its “Deal of Year” categories. The US$200 million strategic partnership between a consortium led by Warburg Pincus and Vingroup Joint Stock Company (Vingroup) (in which YKVN acted for the consortium led by Warburg Pincus) was shortlisted in the “Private Equity Deal of the Year” category. Additionally, YKVN acted as Vietnamese counsel to the underwriter Credit Suisse in the US$200 million issuance by Vingroup of high-yield international bonds listed on the Singapore stock exchange. The deal was shortlisted in the “High Yield Bond Deal of the Year” category. Both deals were earlier selected by Finance Asia to share its award for “Best Vietnam Deal.”

The IFLR Asia Awards are generally recognized as the most prestigious awards for law firms and legal innovation in the Asia region. The 2014 award for “National Law Firm of the Year” marks the 8th time that YKVN has won the IFLR award out of the 11 years the award has been given to a Vietnamese law firm.

“Continuing to win the IFLR National Law Firm of the Year for Vietnam award for eight of the last eleven years demonstrates the caliber of our practice and work in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and financing work. We are proud that we are consistently recognized as being at the forefront of legal developments in Vietnam,” said managing partner Mr. Truong Nhat Quang.

Partner and head of the Hanoi office Ms. Diep Hoai Nam further commented: “We are grateful to our clients for the opportunity to assist them on some of the country’s most innovative deals. We are committed to delivering quality work to our clients.”