Lawyers Weekly has named Squire Patton Boggs partner Hai-Dang Nguyen the Banking and Finance Partner of the Year at the publication’s 2020 Partner of the Year Awards. Hai-Dang was also a finalist for both the Partner of the Year 2020 (overall) and Partner of the Year 2020 – Financial Services categories.
With more than 20 years of widespread experience and subject matter expertise, Hai-Dang leads the firm’s banking and financial services practice in Australia, representing clients on banking and finance and financial services transactions, funds management, fund formation, structured investments, fintech, financial restructuring, derivatives and financial services regulation.
The banking and financial services practice advises a diverse range of Australian and international clients across the full spectrum of the banking and finance and financial services industry.
Hai-Dang’s practice covers all types of financing transactions, with a particular focus on property finance and investment, project finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance and general corporate lending. In addition, he advises domestic and offshore corporates, financial institutions, investment funds, fund managers and other market participants in relation to establishing, structuring and operating financial services businesses in Australia.
The prestigious Partner of the Year Awards recognise professional development and innovation, showcasing individuals who are leading the way in the industry.
In selecting Hai-Dang for these awards, his leadership, technical expertise, mentorship, dedication and commercial acumen have been recognised.
In recognition of this award, Hai-Dang received numerous client accolades noting his ability to provide legal and strategic advice, enabling him to think outside the box to provide commercially viable solutions to complex issues. According to a client testimonial from the selection process, “The breadth and depth of Hai-Dang’s practice and expertise has set him apart, being one of the only banking and financial services lawyers who can work across all areas of practice and provide in-depth support on all of them.” He was also commended for his promotion of investment and trade between Vietnam and Australia and participating in one of the largest capital raises in Australia during 2019.