Ho Chi Minh City

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Dr. Net Le (PhD in law and economics, London School of Economics 2004, MCiArb) is an accomplished legal professional with over 25 years of experience, specializing in corporate and M&A law, infrastructure development, project finance, and dispute resolution. As a partner at LNT & Partners, he has been instrumental in shaping the firm's reputation as a respected industry leader.

Trained by international law firms and co-founding LCT Lawyers (2006) and LNT & Partners (2013) underscores Net's dedication to innovative legal solutions. His contributions have garnered recognition from reputable sources including Chambers, IFLR1000, FT25 Innovative Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation, reflecting his commitment to providing exceptional legal advisory services.

Dr. Le's role as a either lead counsel or paneled arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) is a testament to his expertise in navigating complex international disputes. His extensive background enriches his approach to finding equitable solutions.

Net's proficiency in banking and finance law encompasses treasury operations, syndication lending, project finance, swap derivatives, and aircraft finance. His clientele, comprising major banks, energy corporations, oil and gas entities, and airlines, attests to his standing as a trusted legal advisor in the financial and corporate sectors.

Dr. Le's scholarly contributions include the authorship of Vietnam chapters (contracts, corporate and intellectual property) within Kluwer's Encyclopedia of Laws. Notably, he authored the first Vietnamese version of the UNIDROIT principles of international commercial contracts, showcasing his dedication to advancing legal standards. Net lectured on contracts at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. Additionally, his involvement as the deputy director of the Lawyers' Training Centre of the Vietnam Bar Federation highlights his dedication to professional development in Vietnam.

Dr. Le's extensive experience in legal advisory and arbitration and his notable contributions to legal scholarship and education establish him as a respected authority in his field.

  • Advised Petro Vietnam on the negotiation of an offtake agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC (NSRP);
  • Advised China Construction Bank (HCMC Branch) on a USD 73million syndicated loan for the development of Hailide’s USD 150 million fiber textile complex in Tay Ninh (Vietnam);
  • Advised PV Power in EPC contract for combined cycle LNG power project Nhon Trach 3 & 4 for total capacity of 1.5 GW;
  • Advised PVGAS on the termsheet and JVA with AES Corporation to develop the Son My LNG terminal project;
  • Represented owners of the largest polyester manufacturing plant in Vietnam in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against the contractor;
  • Represented the client before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Singapore in relation to the dispute settlement under EPC Contract valued at USD 25m;
  • Advised Vietnam Airlines on the restructuring of Jetstar Pacific;
  • Advised AstraZeneca on the importation of 30 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines into Vietnam;
  • Assisted Chrysaor Holdings Ltd in obtaining Vietnam merger clearance for its reverse takeover of Premier Oil plc, a leading UK oil company with gas and oil interests in the UK, Asia, Africa and Mexico;
  • Advised SMBC and Mizuho bank on the sponsor guarantee for 80 million USD bridge loan to the Malaysia Vietnam Offshore Terminal Company for the development of offshore FPSO;
  • Advised Vietcombank on an inter-creditor agreement with Credit Suisse Ag, Singapore for a USD 250 million loan to finance real estate projects within the territory of Vietnam;
  • Represented a multinational beverage company in a commercial litigation over the claim that there was a strange object found inside the client’s products;
  • Represented client, a multinational peer-to-peer ridesharing and ride service hailing app provider, in a tax dispute against the Ho Chi Minh City tax authority;
    Supported Habeco to listing on stock market. The listing values the brewery at VND 2.3 Trillion (US$104 Million) based on market capitalization;
  • Advised PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PVOil) on the equitisation of, and sale to a strategic investor of PetroVietnam’s shares in, PVOil;
  • Advised on legal matters relating to Samsung Pay and worked with the State Bank of Vietnam on the relevant licensing matters.

  • Banking
  • M&A
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Project finance

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Oil and gas

  • Vietnam Bar Federation 
  • Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Ph.D), London School of Economics, UK, 2002 – 2004 
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1996 – 1997 
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Warsaw University, Poland, 1990 – 1996