We Know Vietnam. We have intimate knowledge of the Vietnamese legal, business, and political landscape. Firm attorneys have been at the forefront of virtually all significant legal developments in Vietnam in the past 25 years. One of our partners advised the Government of Vietnam on the historic London Club Restructuring of Vietnam’s commercial debts and Vietnam’s first international bond issuance in the 1990s. Another authored the leading treatises on Vietnamese corporate law and legal practice. Another of our partners is the only attorney who is a member of the National Assembly with extensive involvements in the drafting of new legislations. Two of our partners are past and current Vice-Chairs of the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Bar Associations, respectively. Another partner was a former Law Clerk to Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam. Not surprisingly, Chambers and Partners recommended that YKVN “should be at the top of any client’s list for work involving a Vietnamese connection.”
We Are the Market Leader. YKVN is the market leader in M&A, power and energy, capital markets, private equity, project finance, banking, real estate, domestic litigation and international arbitration of Vietnamese disputes. Our attorneys are regularly ranked in the “First Tier” in these practices by major legal publications. We are often asked to author the Vietnam section for law reviews such as the Global Arbitration Review (GAR). In 2017, we received the annual Vietnam Law Firm of the Year award from the IFLR, Chambers and Partners, ALB Southeast Asia, and Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution. This was the first time in history that any firm had swept these awards in the same year. It is also noted that we won the ILFR award 11 out of the last 14 years. These unprecedented achievements are the latest testament to YKVN’s culture of excellence and unique standing in the international legal community.
We Are Top Lawyers. Our attorneys have handled the most complex matters at the highest levels. We regularly received the prestigious “Deal of the Year” award from Asia-Mena Counsel and other leading publications. Our litigation and dispute resolution practices represent clients in the most significant Vietnam-related matters, before both domestic and international tribunals. All firm partners have practiced at leading international law firms. One of our clients described us as follows to the International Financial Law Review (“IFLR”): “We 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.”