“has particular expertise in debt capital markets”
Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015)

Overview

Hoang Anh Nguyen is a partner of Mayer Brown’s Vietnam office. He has worked with the firm for more than 20 years. He advises on a wide range of Vietnam-related matters including investment projects, banking, finance and debt capital market issues, corporate finance and investment funds. He is experienced in advising on shipping finance, performance bond issuance, cross-border finance transactions and domestic and international bond issuance. He speaks English and Vietnamese.

Hoang Anh Nguyen is a leading Banking & Finance lawyer ranked by IFLR1000 (2014-2018) and Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2011-2019). He has also been nominated as a leading Financial and Corporate Lawyer by IFLR1000 (2008-2013). According to Chambers Global 2011, "Hoang Anh Nguyen attracts effusive praise for his capital markets expertise and also has a strong presence in general banking and finance matters." As described by Chambers Asia 2011, "Hoang Anh Nguyen is one of the most active lawyers on the market, with much expertise in corporate and M&A matters."

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Experience

  • Advised the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam Tier 2 bond offering and listing on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Trading Centre (the first local bond issue arranged by an international bank in Vietnam).
  • Acted for foreign and local arrangers in structuring and documenting bond issues of corporate groups and commercial banks in Vietnam.
  • Frequently advised international banks on legal, regulatory, structuring aspects of derivatives, collateralisation and repo transactions with local counterparties (including commodity derivatives and credit derivatives products).
  • Acted for local banks and large corporate groups in Vietnam in negotiating ISDA derivatives documentation (including the first credit linked notes offered by an international investment bank to a joint stock commercial bank).
  • Acted for international banks and large Vietnam corporate groups in syndicated loan transactions.
  • Advised a number of foreign and local fund managers in relation to investment fund transactions and hybrid securities investment transactions.
  • Acted for a number of securities firms as well as local and foreign companies in negotiating documentation relating to private equity and corporate acquisition transactions.

Admissions

  • Vietnam

Memberships

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • British Business Group Vietnam
  • European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
  • Hanoi Bar Association
  • Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam
  • Vietnam Bond Market Forum
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Banking & Finance: Capital Markets – Chambers Global (2012-2019)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Banking & Finance – Chambers Global (2012-2019)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Banking & Finance: Capital Markets – Chambers Asia Pacific (2010-2019)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Banking & Finance – Chambers Asia Pacific (2011-2019)
  • Leading Individual - Vietnam, Banking and Finance – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2011-2019)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer - Vietnam, Banking – IFLR1000 (2018-2019)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer - Vietnam, Capital Markets – IFLR1000 (2018-2019)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Banking and Finance – IFLR1000 (2014-2017)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Capital Markets – IFLR1000 (2014-2017)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Financial and Corporate – IFLR1000 (2008-2013)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Mergers and Acquisitions – IFLR1000 (2013)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Project Finance – IFLR1000 (2013)
  • Featured Emerging Markets Practitioner (Capital Markets) – Expert Guides (2012)
  • Leading Lawyer - Vietnam, Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets – Chambers Asia Pacific (2009)
  • "knowledge of the Vietnamese legal system" and "hard working" – Chambers Asia Pacific (2019)
  • "well respected" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2013)
  • "talented and widely respected capital markets expert" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2013)
  • "professional and enthusiastic" – Chambers Asia Pacific (2013)
  • "very practical and experienced", "in-depth knowledge and very good ability to understand well clients' needs" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2012) (Capital Markets)
  • "one of the most underrated practitioners in banking and capital markets" – IFLR1000 (2012)
  • "Hoang Anh Nguyen attracts effusive praise for his capital markets expertise and also has a strong presence in general banking and finance matters." – Chambers Global (2011)
  • "Hoang Anh Nguyen is one of the most active lawyers on the market, with much expertise in corporate and M&A matters." – Chambers Asia Pacific (2011)
  • "Hoang Anh Nguyen earns praise for his hard work and range of experience." – Chambers Asia Pacific (2010)
  • "Hoang Anh Nguyen provides immense expertise in financial matters." – Asialaw (2010)
  • "Hoang Anh Nguyen is 'good, experienced and measured, gives balanced advice and has a commercial focus'" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2010)
  • "Hoang Anh Nguyen is gaining visibility working for financial institutions and funds. Peers especially note his growing profile in derivatives: 'He is pretty much an expert in this field.'" – Chambers Asia Pacific (2008)