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LNT & Partners

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Displaying an international practice that deals with cases involving market leading multinationals and some of the country’s largest service providers, LNT & Partners‘s team is led by Net Le, a prominent litigator whose ability to understand and navigate Vietnam’s regulatory space proves vital to clients embroiled in complex cases. The group in particular are well regarded for their adeptness in tax law and employment-related disputes, and are competent advising on Vietnamese law in foreign court battles. Two counsels represent the other key figures in the practice: Diep Nguyen, who is known for her work on contract violations and enforcing obligations; and Nhi Luong, who has been active on cases involving giants in the insurance and food and beverage industries. Senior counsel Duyen Duong joined the practice in June 2022 to add further capabilities to the group’s bench.

Practice head(s):

Net Le

Other key lawyers:


‘They respond promptly; they are willing to explain local customs, have good knowledge and insight, and communication is professional.’

Vietnam > Banking and finance Tier 3

LNT & Partners is routinely instructed by banking clients to advise on financing agreements and regulatory matters. Net Le, partner and co-founder of the firm, has extensive experience handling complex arbitration cases and co-leads the team alongside Minh Vu, who is recommended for her ability to advise on financing transactions and fintech regulations. Associate Ngo Thanh Hai offers extensive experience advising banks and companies within the energy sector on loan mandates and financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Minh Vu

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advised the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam on a loan agreement of $300m with Japan Bank for International Cooperation and other Japanese credit institutions.

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

LNT & Partners is a frequent port of call for many financial institutions, investment platforms and multinational conglomerates seeking legal counsel regarding their Vietnamese and pan-Asian deals that often reach billions of euros in value. The team is geared to act on the full array of corporate issues, including M&A, financing and banking, and regulatory issues, and shows notable strength in the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors. The practice led by three team heads, all who have considerable market experience. Co-founder Quyen Hoang is a go-to for foreign investment deals, while Tuan Nguyen is noted for his work on premium mergers and joint venture enterprises. Final team head Hong Bui is a pure M&A specialist, handling the group’s most consequential client acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

QuyenHoang ; Bui Ngoc Hong; Tuan Nguyen

Key clients


PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG)

LX International Corp

Hitachi Rail

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, HELLA, NGK Spark Plug, Clarios

SMBC Aviation Capital

Viet Capital Securities JSC

Work highlights

  • LNT & Partners advised a dairy manufacturer in Vietnam, on an equity investment of USD 100m from Growtheum Capital Partners.
  • LNT advised SMBC in obtaining merger clearance for a merger with Goshawk Management Limited.

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Transport-related infrastructure arbitrations comprise the flagship component of LNT & Partners work, with the team primarily engaged in contractual, supply and monetary disputes for clients in this space. Beyond this work, the team handles issues involving leading players in both Vietnam and Japan’s logistics, utilities and energy industries, as well as real estate and construction disagreements. The track record of team head Net Le includes a wide array of institutional arbitrations both in Vietnam and Singapore, with a notable proficiency in energy and infrastructure issues. Counsel Diep Nguyen is noted for her wide reaching practice and experience in cross-border matters. Associate Thinh Vu is well-versed acting for state-owned companies.

Practice head(s):

Net Le

Other key lawyers:


‘They respond promptly; they are willing to explain local customs; they have good knowledge and insight; communication is professional.’

Work highlights

Vietnam > Labour and employment Tier 3

LNT & Partners‘ employment practice is jointly led by Hanoi-based Net Le and Thuy Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City. The group is adept at advising its client roster, which includes major multinationals, on both advisory and contentious matters, and the team specialises in employee misconduct and workplace policy violation cases.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Thuy Nguyen

Vietnam > Projects and energy Tier 3

Providing an end-to-end service that includes the transaction and financing piece through to contract drafting and negotiating as well as regulatory work, LNT & Partners has recently been engaged with a wide portfolio of matters, demonstrating strong asset understanding particularly regarding thermal power and renewable energies. Net Le and Minh Vu co-lead the practice, with the former being well regarded for his M&A prowess and the latter for her regulatory and contractual expertise. Thinh Vu works closely with clients engaging with cola and thermal power projects, whereas Le Thanh Hieu is adept at addressing the full range of document and contractual issues arising from financing, transactional and development proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Minh Vu

Other key lawyers:

Thinh Vu; Le Thanh Hieu


‘From the outset, LNT & Partners team exhibited a deep understanding of our industry and legal needs. They provided us with comprehensive guidance on complex matters, ensuring that we were well-informed and equipped to make the right decisions for our business.’

‘LNT & Partners lawyers are not only highly knowledgeable and skilled, but they also demonstrate a genuine commitment to our success. We have consistently received timely and insightful advice, tailored to our specific circumstances.’

‘Le Net’s responsiveness and dedication to our legal needs have been exceptional. Whether it’s negotiating complex agreements or providing guidance on regulatory matters, he always delivers practical solutions that align with our business objectives.’

‘Working with Vu Thanh Minh has been a game-changer. Her deep expertise in contract law and her ability to anticipate potential pitfalls have saved us time and resources. She is not just a legal adviser, but a strategic partner who understands our business goals and provides actionable advice.’

‘We value LNT & Partners not just as legal advisors, but as strategic partners invested in our success. The team’s ability to balance legal expertise with a business-oriented mindset sets them apart. Their proactive approach in identifying potential legal hurdles and proposing creative solutions has given us a competitive edge in the market.’

‘Working with Le Net from LNT & Partners has been a transformative experience for our company. His deep legal expertise and strategic insights have guided us through complex transactions with precision.’

‘Vu Thanh Minh stands out for her unwavering dedication to our interests. Her ability to understand our industry, coupled with her legal acumen, has helped us navigate complex regulatory challenges. She is a trusted partner who goes above and beyond to provide comprehensive solutions.’

‘It’s not often that you find a lawyer like Vu Thanh Minh, who is not only exceptional in her field but also genuinely cares about her clients. Her ability to break down complex legal issues into actionable steps has empowered us to make informed decisions. Vu Thanh Minh is a valuable partner who we trust wholeheartedly.’

Key clients

BW Industrial Development JSC (BW)

Work highlights

  • Advised Industrial Development JSC (BW) on its lease and development of land in an industrial park in Quang Ninh.

Vietnam > Real estate and construction Tier 3

LNT & Partners exhibits proficiency across the full range of real estate and construction issues. The practice has a strong track record in handling disputes between contractors, developers, and utility and energy companies, as well as handling multi-million USD mandates that pertain to structured capital financing and foreign direct investment. Team co-head Net Le uses his considerable understanding of the regulatory landscape to advise on disputes, contractual negotiations and developmental issues, while fellow co-head Binh Tran focuses on complex financing structures. Quyen Hoang is also active, working closely with international investors regarding their Vietnamese property and project. acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Binh Tran

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm has a deep understanding of local regulations and provides quality, quickness and dedication. Outstanding capability.’

Key clients

Okura Industry Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised the manufacturing joint venture between Okura and Inabata in Sai Gon, Chan May, on land use and environment regulations for its first investment of $12.5m.

Vietnam > Tax Tier 3

Counting domestic and multinational companies among its key roster of clients, LNT & Partners regularly assists on contentious mandates arising from issues regarding corporate income tax and indirect taxes. Based in Hanoi, tax disputes specialist Net Le jointly lead the team alongside Binh Tran and Thuy Nguyen, who operate from the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Tran Thai Binh; Nguyen Xuan Thuy

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 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Employer of Choice 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

Chambers & Partners
Ranked in Chambers Global in Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Employment, Projects, and Infrastructure & Energy 2024, 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 2023-24, 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. Quyen Hoang quyen.hoang@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Corporate, Foreign Investment, M&A Mr. 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. Binh Tran binh.tran@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Antitrust/Competition, M&A, Employment/Labor Dr. Tuan Nguyen tuan.nguyen@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Banking & Finance, M&A, Foreign Investment, Tax Ms. Minh Vu Minh.vu@lntpartners.com +84 24 3824 8522
M&A, Foreign Investment Mr. Thuy Nguyen thuy.nguyen@lntpartners.com +84 28 3821 2357
Litigation & ADR, Distribution & Retail, Energy & Natural Resources, FMCG, Infrastructure, Banks Mr. 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
Photo Name Position Profile
Net Le photo Dr Net Le Partner
Van Tuan Nguyen photo Mr Van Tuan Nguyen Partner
Minh Vu photo Ms Minh Vu Partner
Thinh Vu photo Ms Thinh Vu Senior Associate
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.