Firm Profile > Lexcomm Vietnam LLC > HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC
UNITS 2105-07, LEVEL 21

Projects and energy Tier 1

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC has strength in upstream oil and gas projects, and handles heavy project financing matters in that industry. Jointly led by managing partner Pham Ba Linh in Ho Chi Minh City and Nguyen Viet Ha in Hanoi, the team also covers renewable energy mandates, petrochemicals, and handles high-value transactions for international clients. Senior associates Le Lien Huong, energy disputes expert Nguyen Hong Hai, and Tran Thanh Son all comprise the core team. The group is also skilled in PPP and infrastructure work.

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‘Pham Ba Linh is a strong player, they’re a small operation but are very good at what they do.

Key clients

Woodside Energy

AC Energy

Mitsubishi Corporation


Nexif Energy

Korean National Oil Corporation (KNOC)

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

Dubai Ports (DP) World

Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC

Premier Oil Vietnam Offshore B.V.

Repsol Vietnam

Sojitz Corporation

Banking and finance Tier 3

At Lexcomm Vietnam LLC, the banking and finance practice is co-led by capital markets expert Nguyen Ngoc Quy in Hanoi, and head of projects Pham Ba Linh in Ho Chi Minh City. The team has significant expertise in all aspects of financing transactions, including project finance, asset finance and leveraged finance deals, with expertise in acting for both borrowers and lenders. Also in Hanoi is Nguyen Viet Ha, who is a key name for complex, high-value, and often cross-border financing mandates for energy sector clients.

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Key clients

Standard Chartered Bank


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

UniCredit Bank AG

BNP Paribas








The firm

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC is a Vietnam-based preeminent full-service commercial law firm with market-leading practices and our Vietnam offices are placed strategically in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. We consistently rank among Vietnam’s top law firms in prestigious legal directories Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 and Benchmark Litigation.

Our award-winning, technically skilled Vietnam qualified transactional and disputes lawyers are in the vanguard of legal developments to assist clients to navigate through Vietnam regulatory complexities with exceptional credentials.

Our clients include, among others, Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC, Woodside Energy, Diamond Gas International (DGI), BlackRock, Premier Oil Vietnam, Repsol Vietnam, Rosneft Vietnam, Eni Vietnam, Mubadala Petroleum, Korean National Oil Corporation (KNOC), Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Schlumberger, Mitsubishi Corporation, Sojitz Corporation, AC Energy, Nexif Energy, Dubai Ports (DP) World, Climate Investor One (CIO), Alstom Transport, POSCO Engineering & Construction, Dragon Capital, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, MUFG Bank, ING Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).

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Types of work undertaken

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC advises diverse Vietnam and international clients on a variety of complex, cross-border and high-profile strategic transactions across the full spectrum of practice areas, including: banking and finance, capital markets, energy and natural resources, projects and infrastructure, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency, corporate and M&As, compliance and regulatory, telecoms, media and technology (TMT), dispute resolution, tax, employment and benefits, and intellectual property.

Banking and finance: Banking and finance has been a key area of focus and growth at Lexcomm with a considerable breadth of client offering which attracts an array of instructions on both the sponsor and lender side. We represent borrowers, arrangers and lenders on a broad range of complex debt funding structures, limited and non-recourse financings, multi-tranched, multi-currency syndicated loan facilities, corporate and commercial lending, financial services and general bank regulatory issues.

Capital markets: Our capital markets team has unparalleled experience of acting for issuers and underwriters on all types of Vietnam related securities offerings across multiple industries. We have extensive experience in relation to the structuring and negotiation of complex international and domestic debt and equity offerings, confirming our status as a go-to law firm for complex capital markets matters.

Energy, project finance and infrastructure: The firm is widely recognised in Vietnam as a market leader in energy, project finance and infrastructure, which is a matter of strategic focus for us. We house a heavyweight practice, which particularly stands out for its very strong depth of practice and industry knowledge with the firm at the forefront of a number of major projects. Our dedicated group of specialist energy and project finance lawyers is one of the most experienced in the Vietnam market with an impressive client list that includes some of the best-known names in the industry.

Real estate and construction: Lexcomm has a top-tier practice for real estate and construction, which draws on the firm’s expertise across a range of disciplines to advise on the full life cycle of construction projects. We offer a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including the procurement strategies and structures, tender processes, joint venture related issues, allocation of complex construction risks, project documentation and contract administration, professional appointments and liabilities, adjudication and dispute resolution.

Telecoms, media and technology: We are also leading the pack in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) offering in Vietnam, handling the full spectrum of IT and telecoms-related issues, advising both users and service providers in transactions and disputes. Our lawyers live and breathe TMT and offer broad knowledge and insights into sector drivers which have been continuously developed through years of deep involvement in various telecoms projects in Vietnam.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Lexcomm’s dispute resolution team is of highly experienced disputes lawyers in court and arbitral proceedings and arbitrators in prestigious arbitration centres, who are able to provide an economically practical dispute resolution alternatives and strategies. Our disputes team has comprehensive knowledge and experience in the dispute resolutions at various forums and jurisdictions. This strength assists our clients in their choice of forum and dispute resolution strategies as well as effective management of the proceedings for the most fair and equitable outcomes.

Corporate and M&A: Lexcomm has a first-class reputation for complex corporate matters as well as landmark M&A work where it has an incredibly deep bench of experienced partners. The firm covers just about every corner of the Vietnam market, being regularly engaged in large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to advise international corporates seeking to acquire Vietnam target companies.

Restructuring and insolvency: Our restructuring and insolvency practice has seen significant growth, offering exceptional Vietnam market knowledge built from a broad client base and extensive experience on big-ticket, cross-border deals. We advise on a full range of contentious and non-contentious issues, including debt restructuring and rescheduling, debt to equity swaps and other forms of capital restructuring, insolvencies and enforcement issues.

Employment: Lexcomm’s employment and benefits team has in-depth knowledge and experience on employment practice to offer clients, from international corporations to local individual, meticulous and comprehensive services surrounding employment, occupation and training, benefits and all labor-related matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Pham Ba Linh +84 28 39365018‬
Banking and finance Nguyen Ngoc Quy +84 24 39710888‬
Capital markets Luong Van Trung +84 28 39365018‬
Capital markets Nguyen Ngoc Quy +84 24 39710888‬
Energy and natural resources Pham Ba Linh +84 28 39365018‬
Energy and natural resources Nguyen Viet Ha +84 24 39710888‬
Projects and infrastructure Pham Ba Linh +84 28 39365018‬
Projects and infrastructure Nguyen Ngoc Quy +84 24 39710888‬
Real estate and construction Luong Van Trung +84 28 39365018‬
Real estate and construction Nguyen Viet Ha +84 24 39710888‬
Restructuring and insolvency Luong Van Trung +84 28 39365018‬
Restructuring and insolvency Nguyen Hong Hai +84 24 39710888‬
Corporate and M&A Nguyen Viet Ha +84 24 39710888‬
Corporate and M&A Luong Van Trung +84 28 39365018‬
Corporate and M&A Nguyen Hong Hai +84 24 39710888‬
Compliance and regulatory Nguyen Hong Hai +84 24 39710888‬
Telecoms, media and technology Nguyen Viet Ha +84 24 39710888‬
Telecoms, media and technology Nguyen Hong Hai +84 24 39710888‬
Dispute resolution Luong Van Trung +84 28 39365018‬
Dispute resolution Nguyen Viet Ha +84 24 39710888‬
Tax Pham Ba Linh +84 28 39365018‬
Employment and benefits Nguyen Hong Hai +84 24 39710888‬
Intellectual property Nguyen Viet Ha +84 24 39710888‬
Photo Name Position Profile
 Pham Ba Linh photo Pham Ba Linh Managing Partner and Head of Energy, Project Finance and Infrastructure
 Nguyen Hong Hai  photo Nguyen Hong Hai Partner, Head of Renewable Energy, Compliance, Corporate Governance and Employment
 Nguyen Ngoc Quy photo Nguyen Ngoc Quy Partner, Head of Banking and Capital Markets
 Luong Van Trung  photo Luong Van Trung Partner, Co-Head of Corporate and M&A and Head of International Arbitration
 Nguyen Viet Ha  photo Nguyen Viet Ha Partner, Co-Head of Corporate and M&A and Head of Telecoms, Media and…
Number of lawyers : 30
The International Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association
The Inter-Pacific Bar Association
The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
The Infrastructure Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum
The AmCham Energy Committee