YKVN Won IFLR and Chambers National Law Firm of the Year Awards

Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City / Singapore (April 4, 2012) – YKVN has been named the Vietnam National Law Firm of the Year for the fourth consecutive year at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2012. We also won our first National Law Firm of the Year title for Vietnam at the Chambers and Partners (Chambers) 2012 Asia Pacific Awards.

In addition, the IFLR Asia Awards 2012 also nominated the USD1.5 billion Mong Duong 2 power plant project financing, in which YKVN was Vietnamese counsel to the financing parties, for “Project Finance Deal of the Year” award and the Hoang Anh Gia Lai high yield international bonds issuance, in which YKVN was Vietnam underwriter’s counsel, for “Debt and Equity Linked Deal of the Year” award.

The ILFR Asia Awards 2012 rewards legal innovation in international finance and recognizes the best work of national and international law firms across all of IFLR’s core practice areas. The Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards recognizes the outstanding work, strategic growth, excellence in client service and contribution to the legal profession provided by national and international law firms across the Asia Pacific region. The awards were decided based on extensive independent research, peer and client recommendations.

YKVN has won six IFLR National Law Firm of the Year awards out of nine times the award has been given for a Vietnamese law firm.

Truong Nhat Quang, Managing Partner, said “We are proud to have a very good team of lawyers who have a strong and deep understanding of our client’s needs across all of our key practice areas. Many lawyers of our firm have been leaders in their fields for many years and it is our commitments to the profession and the development of the business and legal community in Vietnam that has earned YKVN consistent recognition among the best law firms within the region.”

Partner and head of the Hanoi office Diep Hoai Nam further commented: “It goes without saying that being a recipient of these prestigious awards multiple times means that YKVN is recognized by its clients and peers in Vietnam and internationally as a premier Vietnam law practice.”