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LNT & Partners

Vietnam > Banking and finance Tier 3

LNT & Partners’ active financial services practice advises clients on cross-border syndicated loan agreements and financing facilities for projects in the energy and natural resources space. Foreign financiers, borrowers and sponsors are key clients for the team. Co-founder of the firm Net Le leads the group alongside managing parter of the firm’s Hanoi office, Minh Vu.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Minh Vu

Key clients

Dakdrinh Hydropower Join Stock Company

Chrysaor Holdings Limited


Tiki Corp

Hanwha Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Atome Finance

FinAccel Pte. Ltd.

Phoenix Holdings Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Dakdrinh Hydropower JSC on a $95m loan agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Natixis Bank to refinance the 125MW Dakdrinh Hydropower Plant Project.
  • Advised Chrysaor Holdings on a syndicated facility to sponsor its merger with Premier Oil and to refinance the merged entity debt.
  • Advised Indonesian fintech startup Kredivo on the expansion into Vietnam through a joint venture by M&A and partnership with Vietnamese partners to provide consumer lending services via “Buy Now, Pay Later” platform.

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

LNT & Partners’ corporate department is well-equipped to handle M&A transactions and merger clearances, joint ventures and foreign direct investments. The team acts for an impressive roster of clients in the pharmaceutical sector, with other industry focuses including education, manufacturing, energy and construction. Co-founder of the firm and head of the practice Quyen Hoang has a wide-ranging client base, including insurance companies, developers, and hotel chains, while Net Le, who is also a co-founder of the firm, is key contact in the team, alongside Hong Bui, Minh Vu, and Tuan Nguyen.

Practice head(s):

Quyen Hoang

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has deep knowledge of the local merger control rules and also keeps track of the latest developments. They are also very responsive and efficient.’

Key clients

General Electric

AstraZeneca Vietnam Company Limited

AstraZeneca Group

FinAccel Pte. Ltd. and Phoenix Holdings Company Limited

Toshin Development Co., Ltd

ATAD Steel Structure Corporation

Philcement Corporation

Boustead Projects Land Pte

VN Assets Invest

Dragon Capital Private Equity

Ecobusiness Solutions JSC

Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation

CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS S.A



Danson Group

Advanced Micro Devices

Eastbridge Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Kredivo on its expansion into Vietnam through a joint venture by M&A and partnership with Vietnamese partners to provide consumer lending services via “Buy Now, Pay Later” platform.
  • Assisted General Electric in securing unconditional Vietnam clearance for its global sale of GE Capital Aviation Services business to AerCap Holdings.
  • Advised AstraZeneca on bringing 30 million doses, valued at about $150m, of the Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam.

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

LNT & Partners supports clients on domestic and international arbitrations in major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, VIAC, SIAC and JCAA. A key strength of the practice lies in representing large domestic companies and regional subsidiaries of multinational conglomerates, especially in construction and energy-related disputes. Co-founder of the firm Net Le leads the team with expertise across a wide range of industries.

Practice head(s):

Net Le

Work highlights

  • Advising a client on a meditation before the Dispute Board regarding its FIDIC contract dispute.
  • Representing a client in a dispute with an American oil-gas industry engineering consulting and equipment supplying company at the Singapore International Arbitration Center.
  • Advising a client on an arbitration dispute regarding an underground project in HCMC at the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre.

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

LNT & Partners has core strengths in defending major Vietnamese companies, regional subsidiaries, and large multinational conglomerates that are active in the real estate, consumer, and construction sectors. The team’s offering extends to employment, tax and contractual litigation. Co-founder of the firm Net Le leads the team alongside Phu Nguyen; Le is active in cases involving manufacturing and infrastructure contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Phu Nguyen

Other key lawyers:

Thuy Nguyen

Work highlights

  • Representing a client in an international dispute regarding terminating a contract from material breach obligations.
  • Advised a leading multinational company involved in the research and development of natural, antibiotic-free feed products on a dispute with its distributor regarding unilateral termination of contract performance.

Vietnam > Labour and employment Tier 3

LNT & Partners has a strong focus on defending large domestic companies in employment-related litigation, as well as regional subsidiaries and large multinational conglomerates. A key area of focus for the group includes unfair dismissal procedures, as well as non-contentious matters, including terms and conditions of employment, executive remuneration and board reorganisations. The team is jointly led by Net Le and Nguyen Xuan Thuy.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Nguyen Xuan Thuy

Work highlights

  • Advised a client on termination of the labour contract of a c-suite executive due to violations of internal policies.
  • Advised a client on all aspects of handling the termination of massive labour contracts for its restructuring.

Vietnam > Projects and energy Tier 3

LNT & Partners’ projects group in Vietnam handles cross-border procurement and supply contracts, EPC agreements and project financings for developers, sponsors and international financiers across the oil and gas, energy and natural resources sectors. Its offering covers project structuring and delivery, risk analysis, contract negotiation, project financing, and title acquisition, as well as representing clients in contentious matters. Net Le and Minh Vu jointly chair the team. Of recent note, Net has worked on LNG power projects and Minh advises clients on energy-related mergers and loan agreements.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Minh Vu


‘LNT & Partners’ team is very dedicated, willing to put in the groundwork, and are always on top in legal, commercial and technical issues.’

‘Mr. Le Net has extensive knowledge in oil and gas industry. He is a good leader with innovative solutions.’

‘Ms. Minh is extremely meticulous and knowledgeable. One of her most valuable characteristics is her ability to recognise the problem and address it directly, as well as her expert time management.’

Key clients

Chrysaor Holdings Limited

Dakdrinh Hydropower Join Stock Company

Petrovietnam Power Corporation

Dragon Capital Private Equity

Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation

Toshin Development Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised PVPower on the EPC Contract with the consortium Samsung C&T Corporation.
  • Advised PV Gas on the joint venture with global energy company AES Corporation for Son My LNG Terminal, including drafting and negotiating termsheet, the joint venture agreement, and dossier to establish the joint venture company.
  • Advised Dakdrinh Hydropower JSC on a $95m loan agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Natixis Bank to refinance the 125MW Dakdrinh Hydropower Plant Project.

Vietnam > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Jointly led by Binh Tran and Net Le, the team at LNT & Partners conducts legal due diligence surrounding the acquisition of property and land, advises on property tax issues, and handles project developments and construction matters. Tran supports major domestic and foreign real estate developers, and Quyen Hoang is also a name of note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Binh Tran; Net Le

Other key lawyers:


‘The LNT team is excellent. The team is very responsive, professional and has an excellent grasp of technicalities.’

‘Mr. Le Net has extensive knowledge in the real estate and construction industry. He is a good leader with innovative solutions.’

Vietnam > Tax Tier 3

Vietnam > Capital markets

LNT & Partners is active in assisting both both domestic and foreign clients on IPOs, capital raises, derivatives issues and private placements.

LNT & Partners (“LNT”) is a market-leading full-service independent law firm based in Vietnam, which focuses on advisory and transactional work in the areas of corporate and M&A, real estate, infrastructure, banking and finance as well as complex and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. The firm is among Vietnam’s most prominent, having represented a wide range of multinational and domestic clients, including Fortune Global 500 and well-known Vietnamese listed companies.

LNT has set a high benchmark for providing highly innovative and effective legal services. Through our continued success in negotiating complex deals and resolving high-stake disputes, we have been widely recognised for our legal prowess in both transactional and litigation matters.

LNT maintains a highly qualified team of over 70 professionals with international experience and connections. Together we bring a diversity of legal and business experience, standing out in the market for our commitment to provide pragmatic solutions that bridge the gap between the law and commercial reality. Our partners are market-leading practitioners in their respective field, having advised on some of the largest investment and commercial transactions in Vietnam and been at the forefront of billions of dollars’ worth of investment.

Our mission is to create values for our clients with innovative solutions. To this end, we consider teamwork, professionalism and constant learning and innovation to be the key traits that define who we are.

Recent recognitions

ALB Thomson Reuters
ALB SE Asia Law Awards, Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2023, 2022, 2019
ALB M&A Rankings, Tier 2 in 2022, 2021, 2020
Employer of Choice 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

Chambers & Partners
Ranked in Chambers Global in Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Employment, Projects, and Infrastructure & Energy 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Financial Times
FT Innovative Lawyers – Innovative Law Firms (Asia-Pacific) 2019, 2016, 2015
Shortlisted for Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific (HQed in Asia-Pacific)” and “Most Innovative Lawyers in Transforming Industries: Collaboration between Atome Finance and Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam” in 2023

In-house Community
Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2022 in Corporate and M&A, Anti-trust/Competition, International Arbitration.
Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2021 in Corporate and M&A, Anti-trust/Competition, International Arbitration, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Projects and Project Financing.
Vietnam Most Responsive International Domestic Law Firm of the Year 2022, 2021

asialaw Profiles
Outstanding Firm in Corporate and M&A 2019, 2018
Highly Recommended Firm in Banking and Finance, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019
Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015

Benchmark Litigation
Vietnam Firm of the Year 2022, Vietnam Law Firm of the Year – Runner up in 2021, 2020 and shortlisted in 2023
Tier 1 Firm in Commercial and Transactions, Energy and Construction
Ranked in International Arbitration, Labor and Employment

The Legal 500
Ranked Firm in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment, Project and Energy, Real Estate and Construction, Tax

Shortlisted for the Tech Innovation Award 2023: Vietnamlawinsignt.com
Finalist: Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2022
Ranked Firm in Banking and Finance, M&A, Project Development, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Department Name Email Telephone
Foreign Investment, M&A, Corporate Ms. Nguyen Ha Quyen Hoang quyen.hoang@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Corporate, Foreign Investment, M&A Mr. Ngoc Hong Bui hong.bui@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Banking & Finance, Taxation, Infrastructure Dr. Net Le net.le@lntpartners.com +84 24 3824 8522
Real Estate/Infrastructure, Employment/Labor, Corporate Mr. Thai Binh Tran binh.tran@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Antitrust/Competition, M&A, Employment/Labor Dr. Anh Tuan Nguyen tuan.nguyen@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Banking & Finance, M&A, Foreign Investment, Tax Ms. Thanh Minh Vu Minh.vu@lntpartners.com +84 24 3824 8522
M&A, Foreign Investment Mr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen thuy.nguyen@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Litigation & ADR, Distribution & Retail, Energy & Natural Resources, FMCG, Infrastructure, Banks Mr. Cong Phu Nguyen phu.nguyen@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Banking & Finance, Compliance & ABAC, Foreign Investment, Litigation & ADR, Intellectual Property, Banks, Distribution & Retail, FMCG, Energy & Natural Resources Mr. Van Tuan Nguyen vantuan.nguyen@lntpartners.com +84 24 3824 8522
International Bar Association (IBA)
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
Ally Law

CLIENT: Coca Cola Vietnam
TESTIMONIAL: LNT & Partners is an effective solution driven law firm. Their approach is realistic, creative and efficient, which is very rare these days.

CLIENT: Samsung Vina
TESTIMONIAL: We find the services of LNT & Partners very reliable. They add values to us with their experience, industry insight and innovative solutions.

CLIENT: Sony Electronics Asia-Pacific
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with LNT & Partners for several years for our Vietnam business. We are very satisfied with their support, especially because it is business oriented. The lawyers and staff stayed in close contact with us and were friendly, respectful and tireless in their efforts. We would highly recommend them.

CLIENT: Unilever Vietnam
TESTIMONIAL: LNT … always brings to us value beyond what we expect in terms of quality and time. Legal opinion is sharp, focused and commercial, especially on competition and dispute areas…

CLIENT: Bayer Vietnam
TESTIMONIAL: LNT is one of the few local law firms that provide quality legal services at the international standards. What stands out from LNT’s approach is its understanding of the local market and expectation of MNCs [which enable the provision of] practical legal solutions in most cases.

CLIENT: Roche Vietnam
TESTIMONIAL: LNT have been the preferred legal partner for Roche Vietnam for over 6 years. Our partnership and relationship have evolved to such that they know our business as well as us and we rely on their professional advice for many day to day matters. In an environment and industry with many complex rules and changes, it is very important for us to trust our “partner”. And we do trust our partners – their expertise, professionalism, integrity and service mindedness make our lives very easy – we are very grateful to have such a trusting relationship with LNT.

CLIENT: Posco E&C Vietnam
TESTIMONIAL: The team at LNT is dedicated, professional, responsive and always has our interests at heart.

CLIENT: Sumitomo Corporation Vietnam
TESIMONIAL: We believe that you will find in [Dr Nguyen Anh Tuan ] quality of a business partner who understands your issues very well and can give practical advices which can well balance between both business issues and corporate governance requirements, and that’s what we need most from lawyers. It’s really interesting to work with him.

TESTIMONIAL: LNT & Partners and Mr. Tran Thai Binh have been our advisors for more than 5 years. […] The team is very responsive, commercially minded and gives extremely practical advice. Mr Binh deserves a good reputation on the market for his thorough understanding of real estate business and professionalism.

CLIENT: Vietcombank, Ho Chi Minh City branch
TESTIMONIAL: The service we have received has always been of the same high standard of excellence, from the outset to the completion […], from small contracts to large corporate deals and of course everything in between. We are always happy to have LNT & Partners ‘in our corner’.

CLIENT: Eximbank
TESTIMONIAL: We had the chance to work with professional, experienced and enthusiastic lawyers from LNT & Partners who deliver highly effective collaboration.

LNT & Partners Achieves Remarkable Recognitions and Awards in 2023

LNT & Partners is thrilled to announce that we have received numerous recognitions and awards in 2023, both at the firm and individual levels. These accolades are a testament to our team's dedication to providing exceptional legal services to our clients.

LNT & Partners jointly advised for a remarkable acquisition of hotel portfolios in South East Asia

LNT & Partners is honoured to have successfully acted as Vietnamese counsel for, and advised on, the acquisition of hotel portfolios in South East Asia, with a total value of US$106.1 million.

LNT & Partners advised the manufacturing joint venture between Okura and Inabata in Sai Gon – Chan May

LNT & Partners is honoured to have advised Okura Industry Co., Ltd. (Okura) and its business partner, Inabata & Co., Ltd. (Inabata), in their recent investment endeavours.

LNT & Partners advised the USD300 million credit contract to finance renewable energy projects between Vietcombank and JBIC

LNT & Partners is honored to advise Vietcombank in the signing of a loan agreement to set up a credit line totaling up to USD300 million to support green energy and environmental preserving projects in Vietnam.

LNT & Partners advised International Dairy Products JSC (IDP) in a significant investment deal with Growtheum Capital Partners (GCP)

LNT & Partners is honored to advise International Dairy Products JSC (IDP), a prominent dairy manufacturer in Vietnam, in a significant investment deal with Growtheum Capital Partners (GCP), a Singapore-based investment fund.