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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

Luong Van Trung

Tel:
Work (+848) 39365018
Email:
Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Work Department

  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Dispute resolution

Position

Luong Van Trung is a founding partner of Lexcomm Vietnam LLC and Head of Capital Markets, Funds Management, Dispute Resolution practice with s over 19 years of experience in foreign direct investment, securities and capital transactions, project financing, private equity, commercial and corporate matters, and 6 years of general and investment compliance. His experiences focus on capital markets and finance, corporate and M&A transaction, real estate and construction and dispute resolution.

Career

Trung started his legal career by joining two leading local law firms before working for a multi-national FMCG company as legal manager in charge of commercial, regulatory and corporate matters. He later moved to Manulife Financial as legal counsel and compliance officer for both of life insurance and fund management businesses, where he was also responsible for legal matters and general and investment compliance of both companies, including building and implementing internal control policies.

Trung had been General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at Saigon Asset Management (“SAM”), who manages two funds listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange with total asset value of US$125 million investing in private equity, OTC and listed stock and real estate projects, for 4 years (2007 – 2011). He then resigned from full-time management at SAM but still acted as an external advisor of the company before he has become a member of its Board of Advisors until 8/2016.

He has been recognised in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2015) as having "outstanding track record" in Corporate and M&A. 

Trung is an arbitrator at the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) with a particular focus on investment, finance, real estate & construction, corporate and commercial matters.

Beside legal and arbitration practice, Trung is an independent member of Board of Representatives of two investment funds: MB Capital Vietnam Bond Fund (MBBF) and MB Capital Value Fund (MBVF) managed by MB Capital.

Notably, Trung has been nominated as Asia Leading Lawyer 2015 and 2016 for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Dispute Resolution.

Languages

English & Vietnamese

Member

  • Arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association 
  • Vietnam Bar Federation
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) 

Education

Trung holds a Bachelor of Laws from Hanoi Law University and Graduate Diploma in Law (a law conversion course for legal background to be qualified as solicitor or barrister in England and Wales and covering roughly the same content as a law degree (LLB) from the University of Law, England.

Leisure

Reading and Writing. Trung has written numerous articles and publications for The Saigon Times (the most prestigious business magazine in Vietnam) on various matters in relation to investments, contract, real estate, M&A, company and others.


Vietnam

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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

Within: Corporate and M&A

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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