Luu Hoang Ha

VILAF - Vietnam

Partner

Ho Chi Minh City

+84 28 3827 7300

Highly regarded

Vietnamese
English


Bar admissions:

Vietnam

Jurisdictions:

Vietnam

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Energy and infrastructure
M&A
Private equity
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Energy
Mining
Natural resources
Oil and gas


Ha regularly counsels Fortune 500 clients in many of Vietnam’s most complex and largest acquisitions, concession right negotiations, project development and financing works, disputes, and regulatory audits and controversies. Prior to private practice, Ha managed the Vietnam legal function of Vinaconex, IFC-funded project, Unilever, and Unocal (Chevron). His works often involved complex legal, political, and diplomatic considerations.

  • Advised various international and regional project sponsors on the development and financing of large scale gas/LNG to power projects
  • Advised renewable energy clients on the development, acquisition, and financing of various solar farm and wind power projects
  • Advised international oil and gas clients on the development and commercialization of natural gas discoveries in Vietnam (gas sales and transportation etc.)
  • Advised international oil and gas clients on the acquisition of upstream and pipeline assets and concession right (PSC)
  • Advised international project sponsors on the development of large scale petrochemical projects

  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project development
  • Project finance

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas

  • Committee Member for Oil and Gas and Power,  International Bar Association
  • Vietnam Director, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Member, AmCham Vietnam Energy Committee

  • LL.B., Hanoi School of Law, (1995)
  • LL.M., Warwick University School of Law, UK’s Chevening Scholarship, (1999)

Biography
Ha specializes in Energy and Infrastructure Projects. He regularly counsels Fortune 500 clients and major regional companies on many of Vietnam’s most complex and largest projects and transactions involving sophisticated political, diplomatic, bureaucratic, social and legal considerations. He has been instrumental in drafting regulations affecting Vietnam energy sector.

Recent matters advised on

  • Advising project sponsors on the development of the South Vietnam Petrochemicals Complex Project;
  • Advising Murphy Oil on various acquisitions and concession right negotiations for various oil and gas projects;
  • Advising Repsol and Idemitsu on gas sales and commercialization of its natural gas discoveries;
  • Advising a major regional energy client on the development and extension of gas to power projects;
  • Advising Super Energy on its multiple acquisitions of various solar and wind power projects.  

Sector specialisations

Oil and Gas, Power, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Industrial and Mining, Heavily Regulated Industries

Practice areas

Energy and Projects (development and financing), Capital Markets (Equity), Private Equity and M&A

Bar admissions

  • Vietnam

Association memberships

  • Committee Member for Oil and Gas and Power,  International Bar Association
  • Vietnam Director, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Member, AmCham Vietnam Energy Committee

Academic qualifications

  • LL.B., Vietnam’s Hanoi School of Law (1995)
  • LL.M., UK’s Warwick University School of Law (1999)