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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

UNITS 2106-07, SAIGON TRADE CENTER, 37 TON DUC THANG STREET, DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Tel:
Work +84 8 3936 5018
Fax:
Fax +84 8 3936 5019
Email:
Web:
www.lexcommvn.com
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC’s Pham Ba Linh advised the lead arrangers on the Vietnamese law aspects of a $300m syndicated facility and, alongside Luong Van Trung, assisted credit fund Maj Invest with a loan to Niso Corporation. Other work concerns debt restructuring.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC handles buy – and sell-side M&A work for local and international clients. Nguyen Viet Ha and Pham Ba Linh advise a foreign buyer on a proposed purchase of a listed pharmaceutical company, while Luong Van Trung, who jointly heads the practice with Ha, assisted an investment fund managed by Maj Invest with the sale of a 27% stake in furniture manufacturer AA Corporation. Other clients include Daiwa Securities, which Ha and Linh are advising on the planned purchase of shares in Saigon Securities.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC’s team is β€˜helpful regarding various issues in the petroleum and energy sector, such as production sharing contracts, taxes, gas and renewables’. Pham Ba Linh, who is β€˜enthusiastic, client-focused and knowledgeable in Vietnamese legal issues’, advises international oil companies on block developments and farm-ins regarding oil and gas blocks, and also serves as local counsel for developers of gigawatt-plus coal fired power stations. Nguyen Viet Ha and Linh advise Vietnam Electricity as project sponsor of the 600MW Nghi Son 1 coal-fired power plant, which will be built by an EPC contractor. Work in the transport space includes Linh advising a contractor on the Ho Chi Minh City Metro Line 1 project. The firm also acts for water plant developers and road constructors.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC, in addition to advising on telecoms regulations, assists local broadcasters with major broadcast content deals. Nguyen Viet Ha advised VTVcab on the purchase of television rights to the UEFA Champions League as international and Vietnamese counsel in a $3.5m deal involving California and Vietnamese law; he also advised Yan TV on purchasing the broadcast rights to the 2016 Olympic Games. Telecoms regulation, where clients include Southeast Asia Telecommunications Holdings, is another area of expertise.

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