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Capital markets

Our capital markets team has unparalleled experience of acting for issuers and underwriters on all types of Vietnam related securities offering transactions across multiple industries.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the complexity of emerging markets type legal issues to advise investment banks and major corporations in relation to the structuring and negotiation of complex international and domestic debt and equity offerings, confirming our status as a go-to law firm for complex capital markets matters.

Our transactional expertise includes:

  • initial public offerings
  • secondary offerings
  • rights issues
  • stock exchange listings
  • convertible and exchangeable bonds
  • equity-linked and hybrid securities
  • high-yield debt offerings
  • structured finance

Luong Van Trung heads the capital markets team out of Ho Chi Minh City, which also includes lawyers in Hanoi that has plenty of expertise in a number of sizeable debt and equity offerings. Luu Thi Xuan Trang has been particularly active on this front, and is developing a very strong reputation for equity offerings.

Recent transactions

Our lawyers’ recent transactions include:

  • advising in relation to the offering of warrant bonds and equity securities by a HOSE listed securities firm
  • advising international clients on secondary offerings of debt and equity securities in Vietnam
  • advising one of Vietnam’s largest State-owned enterprises on its proposed US$1 billion Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of senior notes
  • advising a leading fund manager on private placement memorandum and fund manager issues relating to a US$350 million private placement
  • advising joint lead managers (JLMs) in relation to a proposed private placement of shares in a leading power company to foreign strategic investors
  • advising a leading international mining company on the Vietnam aspects of a private placement memorandum (PPM) in relation to the offerings for sale of senior secured redeemable gold delivery promissory notes and detachable common stock purchase warrants to accredited investors pursuant to Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act
  • advising on the Vietnam aspects of a private placement of shares in a mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) which has mining interests in Vietnam
  • advising a leading Australian oil company on the Vietnam aspects of a proposed demerger and listing in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) relating to its exploration assets of coal seam gas development in Vietnam
  • advising on a prospectus relating to the initial public offering (IPO) of ordinary shares by a non-Vietnam domiciled company which has interests in Vietnam and listing on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST)