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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Work +84 8 3936 5018
Fax +84 8 3936 5019
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen Viet Ha

Work +84 4 3971 0888
Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Work Department

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Telecoms, media and technology
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Real estate and construction
  • Dispute resolution


Nguyen Viet Ha is a founding partner of Lexcomm and the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Construction, Technology, Media and Telecoms, and Intellectual Property practice with more than 24 years of legal practice.


In 1994, Ha commenced his legal career, joining Freehills in their Hanoi Branch, as one of the first Vietnamese lawyers in a foreign law firm in Vietnam.

Ha has been actively practicing in the IT, media and telecoms sector for 20 years. In his role as in-house counsel with Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), he appeared as lead counsel in charge of many large scale foreign investment projects (including business cooperation contracts with Telstra, France Telecom, NTT, Korea Telecom, Comvik and Vinasat-1 in Vietnam’s telecom sector from 1994 to 2005.

Ha was also the head counsel for Vietnamobile, a brand of Hutchison Telecom International in Vietnam, providing mobile phone services in Vietnam.


English and Vietnamese


  • New York State Bar Association
  • AmCham Energy Committee
  • Hanoi Bar Association
  • Vietnam Bar Federation 


Ha is admitted to practice in Vietnam as a qualified lawyer of the Hanoi Bar Association and a member of the Vietnam Bar Federation. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Following his successful participation in a nationwide legal competition in 2002, Ha was awarded a full scholarship to read a Master of Laws (LLM) at the School of Law, Niigata University (Japan). During the years 2002-2005, Ha focused mainly on E-commerce and M&A in the IT, media and telecoms sector.


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Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

At Lexcomm Vietnam LLC, Pham Ba Linh advised the mandated lead arrangers of a $300m multi-tranche syndicated loan, and assisted VP Bank Finance Company with a $50m senior secured loan on APLMA terms. Distressed debt and private placements are other areas of expertise. Transactional work in the banking sector includes Linh and Nguyen Viet Ha advising Daiwa Securities on its purchase of a further 5% stake in Saigon Securities. Named individuals are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC's team is 'responsive and practical on top of its technical ability'. Luong Van Trung and Nguyen Viet Ha advised Vietnam Australia International School on its sale to TPG. Ha also advised VMG Media on its sale of a 65% stake in VNPT Epay and on the public M&A side, assisted Daiwa Securities with a project to increase its stake in Saigon Securities. Other clients include VNPT. Named individuals are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC provides 'a very high level of service, market insight and genuine industry expertise in this space - the advice is always to the point'. Pham Ba Linh is 'a go-to lawyer for Vietnam energy advice - he understands the industry and what is going on in the market'; he and Nguyen Hong Hai handle work including new-to-Vietnam oil and gas exploration projects and transactions concerning existing blocks, as well as work as local counsel on major energy projects for international energy companies. Nguyen Viet Ha advised Vietnam Electricity, a cornerstone client, on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts required for the Nghi Son 1 and Thai Binh coal-fired power stations. Le Lien Huong is a key senior associate. The firm also advises on transport infrastructure megaprojects.

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Within: TMT

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC advises international clients on high-profile transactional and contentious matters. The firm advises service providers and their clients' IT and telecoms-related issues, as well as various media and entertainment issues. Practice leader Nguyen Viet Ha handles work including outsourcing, procurement, telecoms and technology projects.

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