Mr. Vu Cat Tuong

Partner, Bizlink

Hanoi Office

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Mr. Vu Cat Tuong is one partner of Bizlink with focus on banking and finance, corporate and commercial, contract, aviation, employment and tax. Before joining in the foundation of Bizlink, he was head of a legal team in another law firm whereby he directly and deeply involved in several projects and transactions of different types. Before practicing as a professional lawyer, he spent a couple of years experiencing in a foreign trading company operating in Vietnam, where he had chances of facilitating his legal knowledge and sense of business.

Expertise: 

Banking & Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Contract, Aviation, Employment and Tax. 

 

Education:       

LLB, Law School, Hanoi National University (1999)

Diploma on Lawyer Profession and Skills, Institute of Justice, Hanoi (2004) 

Bar Membership 

Hanoi Bar Association 

Typical works 

Banking and Finance. 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 (Vietcombank, Vietinbank, BIDV, Agribank), joint stock commercial banks and foreign lenders, credit agencies, etc. Among those transactions, he had advised credit agencies (ECA, US Eximbank) in the aircraft finance leases in respect of various Airbus and Boeing aircrafts to Vietnam Airlines. He advised first local co-financing transaction (funded by four Vietnamese State owned banks) for aircraft purchase 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. He advised in amazing number of typical facility transactions between lenders and borrowers. 

Corporate and Commercial. Tuong has advised and represented various clients in commercial transactions such as joint venture, lease, purchase, procurement, construction, business cooperation contract, etc. He is an expert in advice, negotiation, documentation and other relevant legal works of the transactions/deals. With regard to corporate issues, he actively involved in advice and documentation for formation of business of foreign investors in Vietnam and is an expert in assisting clients with regard to compilation or perfection of constitutional and corporate documents, corporate structure, corporate governance, organization and operation of business entities, etc. 

Aviation and Telecommunication. 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 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 clients. He has been quite familiar with advising and/or assiting the clients in solving various tax issues of the clients.

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