44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (+84 4) 3934 8530 (ext 108)
Fax: (+84 4) 3934 8531
Current position: Senior partner
Principal practice areas/industry focus: Banking & finance, corporate/M&A, and projects & infrastructure
Career highlights: Phong is recommended as a top-tier lawyer in banking & finance and capital markets (Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Asialaw) and corporate/M&A (Legal 500 and Chambers Asia). He is also recognised by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer in finance & corporate and infrastructure & energy. His broad experience includes representing numerous international sponsors and lenders in relation to large-scale projects in the oil & gas, power, chemicals, automobiles, aircraft, sea-ports, highways, telecommunications, insurance, real estate, retail and distribution, and consumer goods industries. He is well-known for advising international businesses and banks on corporate restructuring and financing, share subscriptions, M&A, ECA and syndicated financing, asset financing, and project financing in Vietnam.
Phong has been involved in the majority of BOT and other high-profile infrastructure projects in Vietnam, including the Nam Dinh 1 BOT thermal power plant; the Nghi Son 2, Van Phong 1, Vinh Tan 3, Vinh Tan 1, and Kien Luong 1 BOOpower projects; and, the Chevron gas pipeline project. His banking clients include Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, SMBC, and BTMU. He also advised on Vingroup’s convertible bonds on the SGX, Vinacomin’s international bond issues and several overseas IPOs.
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2016 in Banking & Finance and Capital Markets