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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

The firm: Lexcomm Vietnam LLC (Lexcomm) is a pre-eminent full-service commercial law firm with market-leading practices and an established bench of highly experienced legal practitioners spread across the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices. The firm is a significant legal force in this emerging market, and the clients value the depth of the Vietnamese law capabilities.

As a national law firm, the firm takes pride in the ability to build long-term working relationships with a diverse and expanding Vietnam and international client base with sector focus. The firm's clients benefit from a significant national footprint, and it strives to ensure that the firm continues to be closely aligned with clients' strategic businesses.

The firm's cross-office team of lawyers regularly handles landmark and complex multijurisdictional transactions, and continues to assist international clients in navigating the changing Vietnam regulatory waters on a wide range of transactional and contentious matters.

The firm advises clients on a variety of complex, cross-border and high-profile strategic transactions across the full spectrum of practice areas, including: banking and finance; capital markets; energy and natural resources; projects and infrastructure; real estate and construction; restructuring and insolvency; corporate and M&As; compliance and regulatory; telecoms, media and technology (TMT); dispute resolution; tax; employment and benefits; and intellectual property.

What sets it apart in the Vietnam market is that the firm has a unique blend of in-house and private practice experience. Its partners have previously served as in-house senior counsel for leading international corporations operating in Vietnam in areas of strategic relevance to clients.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: banking and finance has been a key area of focus and growth at Lexcomm with a considerable breadth of client offering which attracts an array of instructions on both the sponsor and lender side. The firm is one of the most experienced in the Vietnam market of a high calibre at both partner and associate level on the debt and equity financings, adept at handling cross-border matters across the full spectrum of industries.

Capital markets: the firm's capital markets team has unparalleled experience of acting for issuers and underwriters on all types of Vietnam-related securities offering transactions across multiple industries. The firm has an in-depth knowledge of the complexity of emerging markets-type legal issues to advise clients in relation to the structuring and negotiation of complex international and domestic debt and equity offerings.

Luong Van Trung heads the capital markets team out of Ho Chi Minh City, which also includes lawyers in Hanoi that have plenty of expertise in a number of sizeable debt and equity offerings. Luu Thi Xuan Trang has been particularly active on this front, and is developing a very strong reputation for equity offerings.

Corporate and M&A: Lexcomm has a first-class reputation for complex corporate matters as well as landmark M&A work where it has an incredibly deep bench of experienced partners. The firm covers just about every corner of the Vietnam market, being regularly engaged in large and complex multijurisdictional transactions to advise international corporates seeking to acquire Vietnam target companies.

Energy, projects and infrastructure: energy, projects and infrastructure is a matter of strategic focus for the firm. The firm houses a heavyweight practice, which particularly stands out for its very strong depth of practice and industry knowledge with the firm at the forefront of a number of major projects in Vietnam.

Pham Ba Linh is head of projects, energy and infrastructure practice and is one of the most experienced project finance and energy lawyers in the Vietnam market with an impressive client list that includes some of the best-known names in the industry.

TMT: the firm is also leading the pack in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) offering in Vietnam, handling the full spectrum of IT and telecoms-related issues, advising both users and service providers in transactions and disputes. Key contact on TMT offering is Nguyen Viet Ha, a skilled negotiator who is widely known for his unrivalled 23 years' contractual and regulatory expertise in commercial outsourcing, procurement, telecoms and technology projects.

  • Number of lawyers: 18
  • at this office: 10
  • Languages
  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Member
  • The International Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • The Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • The Infrastructure Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum
  • The AmCham Energy Committee

Above material supplied by Lexcomm Vietnam LLC.

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