Lexcomm

Vietnam

Address:
Units 2106-07, Saigon Trade Center
37 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

+ 84 28 3936 5018

+ 84 28 3936 5019


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Pham Ba Linh
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Partner: Nguyen Viet Ha
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Partner: Luong Van Trung
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Partner: Nguyen Hong Hai
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  • AVietnam legal team of 20 lawyers;
  • Market-leading practices on Banking, Energy and Infrastructure, TMT, M&A;
  • Member of AIPN, International Bar Association, AmCham Energy Committee, VBF Capital Markets and Infrastructure Working Groups.

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC is a preeminent full-service commercial law firm in Vietnam with market-leading practices and experienced legal practitioners spread across our Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices.

We regularly handle numerous multibillion-dollar landmark transactions in the Vietnam market. Our firm is distinguished by our top-level technical legal expertise and wealth of domestic market experience, and we are ideally placed to assist international clients in navigating the changing Vietnam regulatory waters on the full range of high-profile transactional and contentious matters.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt, equity, high yield and derivatives 
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • PPP/PFI
  • Private equity
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Advising mandated lead arrangers on multi-hundred million US Dollar multi-tranche syndicated senior secured LMA borrowing base facilities;
  • Advising an issuer on the Vietnam law aspects of private placement offerings of multi-hundred million EUR/USD multi-tranche senior secured notes;
  • Advising international oil companies on a complex “first of its kind” multi-billion US Dollar oil and gas development project in Vietnam;
  • Advising an international client on project documents and bankability reviews of the US$2.3 billion 1,200MW Nam Dinh 1 coal-fired BOT power project;
  • Advising on project documents in respect of Duyen Hai 1 (1,245MW), Nghi Son 1 (600MW), Vinh Tan 2 (1,244MW), Uong Bi 2 (330MW), Thai Binh 1 (600MW) and Duyen Hai 3 (1,245MW) coal-fired power projects;
  • Advising international investors on the development of a 144MW wind farm project in Vietnam;
  • Advising an international mining company on Vietnam mining tenements, regulatory structure and ownership in the exploration and extraction of mineral resources;
  • Advising on the Vietnamese law aspects of a multi-billion US Dollar JICA-funded Ho Chi Minh City MRT Line 1 project.

Energy and Infrastructure key contacts
Managing Partner and Head of Energy and Infrastructure
Pham Ba Linh
linh.pham@lexcommvn.com

Partner
Nguyen Viet Ha
ha.nguyen@lexcommvn.com

Partner
Nguyen Hong Hai
hai.nguyen@lexcommvn.com

Quick facts

  • 12 lawyers Energy and Infrastructure team
  • Member of AIPN, AmCham Energy Committee, VBF Infrastructure Working Group, International Bar Association
  • Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice is a matter of strategic focus for us. 

Energy and Infrastructure practice overview

Our dedicated group of specialist energy lawyers is one of the most experienced in the Vietnam market with an impressive client list that includes some of the best-known names in the industry.

We know the upstream oil and gas industry inside-out. In addition, the development, financing and acquisition of gas-fired and coal-fired BOT power projects has been a strategically important foothold for the firm.

Sector expertise

  • Upstream oil and gas
  • LNG and pipelines 
  • IPP power projects and utilities
  • Renewable energy 
  • Refining and petrochemicals
  • Mining and metals
  • Social infrastructure 
  • Transport
  • Telecoms
  • Public private partnerships

Recent matters advised on

  • Advised international oil companies on a complex “first of its kind” multi-billion US Dollar oil and gas development project in Vietnam;
  • Advised an international energy company on various regulatory matters on its proposed oil and gas farm-in and joint venture arrangements;
  • Advised international clients on numerous bankability issues and project documentation for a multi-billion US Dollar 1,200MW coal-fired BOT power project;
  • Advised on the construction aspects of a US$2.4bn 1,200MW Duyen Hai 2 BOT coal-fired power project;
  • Advised the sponsors on Nghi Son 1 and Thai Binh coal-fired power projects, each 600MW;
  • Advised in relation to the Vietnamese law aspects of a multi-billion US Dollar JICA-funded Ho Chi Minh City MRT Line 1 project (Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien section);
  • Advised a Japanese EPC contractor on FIDIC Conditions of Contract for the construction of a cable stayed bridge relating to Vietnam's North-South ExpresswaY project (Ben Luc - Long Thanh section);
  • Advised the developers on the construction of a US$50m wastewater treatment PPP project;
  • Advised international clients on the development of a proposed wind farm project.

Other offices

Unit 1702, TNR Tower
115 Tran Hung Dao
Hanoi