Diep Hoang


Diep is the founding Partner of Dilinh Legal. Before Dilinh, Diep worked as a banking and finance associate at the Ho Chi Minh City office of a top international firm.

In addition to her banking and finance expertise, Diep has extensive experience in competition, corporate and M&A, labor, and dispute resolution matters.  Diep has acted as the primary external counsel in Vietnam for the Phu Hung Group for several years.


  • B.A., English Literature, Hanoi University
  • LL.B., International Law, Diplomatic University of Vietnam
  • LL.M., Banking and Finance, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London




Chambers Asia

Individually ranked “Brand 5” in the field of Corporate and M&A – Chambers Asia, 2022 Edition.

Testimonials by clients in 2021 per Chambers Asia and Legal 500:

  • “Ms. Diep Hoang. Strength: a seasoned counsel, having the knowledge, business-savvy, and cultural sensitivity to effectively handle our case.”

  • “Ms. Diep is a good lawyer. I’m quite comfortable with her support and legal advice. From my view, when finding solutions, she always thinks outside the box.”

Asia Law Business Law Journal – The A-List of Top 100 Vietnam Lawyers

  • On The A-List for 2022
  • On The A-List for 2021

Asia Law Profiles

  • Recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” in Vietnam the area of Corporate and M&A – Asia Law Profiles, 2022 Edition.
  • Recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” in Vietnam the area of Corporate and M&A – Asia Law Profiles, 2021 Edition.


  • Acted as Vietnam competition counsel for USG (NYSE: USG) in Knauf’s acquisition of USG for USD 7 billion, resulting in competition clearance by the Vietnam competition authorities.
  • Acted for Formosa Steel on its 2016 marine pollution incident – one of Vietnam’s most significant pollution incidents with extensive media coverage.
  • Advised HSBC on the establishment of the first wholly foreign-owned bank in Vietnam.
  • Acted for Phu The Hung on its acquisitions of Life Broadband Information JSC, New Life Company Limited, and VTSG.