36 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – DECEMBER 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM ALB VIETNAM RISING STARS 2023 HOANG DUONG 36, counsel, VILAF Hoang Duong is a counsel at VILAF and specialises in foreign investments, corporate and M&A, joint ventures, project finance, capital markets and antitrust. During more than 13 year-career, some of Hoang’s high-profile transactions include J&T Express’ $500 million IPO, Moody’s joint venture in Vietnam, SCG Packaging’s $1.5 billion IPO, VPBank’s $1.0 billion EMTN, ThaiBev’s $4.8 billion acquisition of Sabeco, Vincom Retail, Techcombank and Vinhomes IPOs, Vinh Tan 1 $1.4billion project financing. Clients highly appreciate his work, one phased that: “I have been working with Hoang Duong since 2013 and now he is advising us on the IPO of our parent company in Thailand. With his strong experiences and wide knowledge, he always dealt with me in a professional way, listened and understood during my many inquiries.” and another one said that: “Hoang Duong, with his combination of knowledge in legal and business practice in Vietnam, could bring to us very helpful and practical solutions for our transactions and business development strategy.” Mr. Anh, managing partner at VILAF (Hanoi), validates his abilities, stating that: “He has successfully advised and run various complicated investment, financing and restructuring projects, and has been greatly recognised and applauded by the clients. He has also developed and managed a team of lawyers for the firm to deal with complex deals in a wide range of practices, which evidences his coaching, management and leading skills. He is one of the firm’s great assets now and in the future.” CAO TRAN NGHIA 36, Nishimura & Asahi DUONG THI MAI HUONG 36, Frasers Law Company HA THI DUNG 39, MHM Vietnam HO THUY NGOC TRAM 35, Frasers Law Company HOANG DUONG 36, VILAF HOANG PHUOC 33, Global Vietnam Lawyers HOANG THANH TUAN 35, DIMAC Law Firm THUY HUYNH 38, Allen & Overy (Vietnam office) ERIC JOHNSON 39, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Vietnam offices CHUYEN HONG HUU LE 36, Tilleke & Gibbins LOGAN LEUNG 32, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers PHAM HONG MANH (MARCUS) 34, Apolat Legal Law Firm CHRIS MILLIKEN 39, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Vietnam offices VIETNAM RISING STARS 2023 Image: Hien Phung Thu/