Mr. Vu Cat Tuong
Mr. Vu Cat Tuong is a partner of Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants at Hanoi office with focus on banking and finance, corporate and commercial, securities and capital markets, aviation and telecommunication, employment and tax. Before joining in the foundation of Bizlink, he had been Deputy Director of InvestConsult Legal Services whereby he directly and deeply involved in an amazing number of projects and transactions, while spending two years acting as in-house counsel for a foreign invested company prior to that.
Banking and Finance; Corporate and Commercial; Securities and Capital Markets; Aviation and Telecommunication; Labour and Employment; Tax; Mergers & Acquisitions.
Banking and Finance. Mr. Tuong has advised dozen of local and cross-border banking and finance transactions relating to project finance, asset finance, finance lease, refinancing for capital restructure purpose, etc., List of clients in this area are inclusive of four big Vietnamese State owned and/or equitized banks (BIDV, AGRIBANK, INCOMBANK, VIETCOMBANK), joint stock commercial banks and foreign lenders, export credit agencies, etc. Among those transactions, he has involved in advising export credit agencies and lenders (US EXIMBANK, CITI BANK; ECA, ABN AMRO) in the aircraft finance leases in respect of 4 Boeing and 4 Airbus aircrafts to Vietnam Airlines. He advised first local co-financing transaction (funded by four Vietnamese State owned banks) for aircraft purchases by Vietnamese Airlines. He has advised in banking transactions between Vietnamese banks and foreign banks in respect of hundred million dollars facility for purpose of capital source restructure of the Vietnamese banks.
Corporate and Commercial. Mr. Tuong has involved in advising and documentation for various clients in commercial transactions such as lease, purchase, procurement, construction, joint venture, business cooperation contract, etc. His scope of involvement would include advice, negotiation, documentation and other relevant legal works of the transactions. With regard to corporate issues, his expertise includes advices and documentation on constitutional and corporate documents, corporate structure, corporate governance, organization and operation of business entities, etc.
Aviation and Telecommunication. Mr. Tuong has involved in advising a number of aviation transactions including operating lease, aircraft ownership assignment, registration and approvals, etc. in relation to aircrafts leased or sold to Vietnam. He involved in advising, documentation and negotiation assistance in the procurement of the first satellite of Vietnam (in the second phase in 2006) and advice, documentation of insurance for the launch and operation of the satellite in the orbit. Mr. Tuong also advised certain clients on the issues in relation to the specific telecom area.
Employment and Tax. As the legal counsel in charge of serving for a large number of retainer clients of the firm, Mr. Tuong has advised issues in relation to employment and tax of the enterprises.
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