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Huynh Thi Thu Thuy


Practice Area:

Banking & Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate Regulatory
Employment & Benefits

LLM, La Trobe University
LLB, University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University
Qualified Lawyer - Vietnam Bar Federation
Qualified Lawyer - HoChiMinh City Bar

T +84 28 3821 2382

Huynh Thi Thu Thuy is a Partner at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, practising in the firm’s Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Regulatory and Employment & Benefits practice groups.

Thuy has experience acting for major foreign and local financial institutions and borrowers in a wide range of domestic and cross border banking and finance transactions, including expertise in syndicated loans, project financing transactions.

Thuy’s expertise includes advising companies on cross border investments,  mergers & acquisitions, sale and purchase of companies and businesses and other corporate transactions.

Thuy also actively practices in corporate regulatory and employment.


Banking & Finance

  • Acted as Vietnam counsel for CMX Sunseap Vietnam Solar Power in the financing transactions for the US$150 million solar farm in Ninh Thuan Province.
  • Acted for Maybank in its US$20 million facility to Song Ma for the financing of the Van Chan Hydropower Project.
  • Assisted China Bohai Bank in its US$240 million facility for the financing of the wind power project in Vietnam.
  • Assisted E.SUN Commercial Bank in its US$10 million facility in Vietnam.
  • Acted for Innoven Capital in its US$8 million venture debt loan to Tiki.
  • Advised Maybank on the grant of a cross-border secured term loan and revolving credit facility to a foreign-invested Vietnamese borrower.
  • Assisted DBS in respect of a US$30 million receivables purchase facility granted by the Bank to 2 Vietnamese companies.
  • Advised JA Mitsui Leasing for years as its go-to transaction counsel for various financial leasing transactions – primarily with manufacturing companies.
  • Advised a payment company based in Thailand on conducting the intermediary payment services and the e-commerce business in Vietnam, including legal advice on the market entry, requirements and restrictions, options and structure and strategy for the bank to invest in these sectors in Vietnam.
  • Assisted Maybank regarding the process of disposal of the security assets, including providing legal advisory work on process on seizure of security assets, private/direct sale of the secured assets, etc., and assisting to draft and review the necessary documents.
  • Assisted Nordea Bank on its cash pooling matter in Vietnam.
  • Advised a Danish bank on certain netting and enforceability matters in Vietnam.
  • Advised DBS Bank (Vietnam) on various regulatory and compliance matters in relation to its Vietnam operations.

Corporate and M&A

  • Advised Fairfax Financial Holdings in its strategic investment into HOSE-listed BIDV Insurance Corporation for approximately US$60 million.
  • Acted as Vietnamese counsel to Sea Limited in connection with its US$884 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, with an over-allotment option for the underwriters to purchase an additional 8.84 million American Depository Shares.
  • Acted as Vietnamese counsel to Crystal International Group in connection with its HK$4.5 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Acted for Keppel Land in its acquisition and divestment in various projects in Vietnam.
  • Assisted one of the largest tourism and hospitality groups in Asia in its joint venture with Vietnam’s largest privately owned conglomerate for the development of a US$2+ billion casino and resort project in Vietnam.
  • Assisted in all phases of the transaction of Mapletree Investment’s acquisition of Kumho Asiana Plaza, a Grade-A mixed use property located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Acted for Melia in various projects in Vietnam.
  • Acted for Quadran in its joint venture with a Vietnamese energy company for the development of an onshore wind project in central Vietnam.
  • Advised Koninklijke Philips on its global restructuring at the onshore Vietnam level.
  • Advised Akzo Nobel on its restructuring in Vietnam.
  • Assisted Basf on various pharmaceutical matters.
  • Advised Grabtaxi on the set-up and consolidation of its operations in Vietnam.

Employment & Benefits

  • Advised GSK on different employment matters including employment restructuring for the GSK's global acquisition of Novartis portfolio.
  • Advised on Vietnam employment restructuring for Verizon's global acquisition of Yahoo!.
  • Assisted various companies on employment matters in Vietnam.