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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC
UNITS 2105-07, LEVEL 21

Work Department

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


Partner, Co-Head of Corporate and M&A and Head of Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT)


Nguyen Viet Ha is a Founding Partner, Co-Head of Corporate and M&A and Head of Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) of Lexcomm, based in Hanoi.

With over 28 years of experience, Ha is a telecommunications expert who has advised many global telecommunications companies in the IT, media, and telecom sectors. He is particularly skilled in handling complex cross-border corporate and M&A matters, energy, and infrastructure.

Ha is known for his strong negotiating skills and frequently appears before regulatory agencies and large-scale Vietnamese governmental groups, such as the Ministry of Information and Communication, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Transport.  He also has exception advocate capabilities, presenting international investors in the mega disputes in the energy and technology industries.

Ha is long ranked by leading legal directories, including:
• Recommended Lawyer for Corporate and M&A and Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 – 2024, Recommended Lawyer for Projects and Energy by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 – 2024;
• Leading Individual for TMT by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 – 2024;
• Band 1 lawyer for Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) by Chambers Asia Pacific 2021;
• Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded for banking by IFLR1000 Asia Pacific 2019 – 2024;
• Distinguished Practitioner for Corporate and M&A by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020 – 2024;
• Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2023.

Ha was awarded “Lawyer of the Year – Vietnam” in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2022.

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Hanoi Bar Association

Vietnam Bar Federation

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

AmCham Vietnam Energy Committee



Bachelor of Laws from Hanoi Law University

Master of Laws (LLM) from the School of Law, Niigata University, Japan

Lawyer Rankings

Vietnam > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Nguyen Viet Ha – Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC is geared to act on the full array of TMT-related issues for a burgeoning roll call of multinational conglomerates that include Microsoft, Uber, and the BBC, as well as a strong list of key domestic clients. The group offers knowledgeable and technical insights into app and e-commerce trading platform launches, data protection and privacy requirements, and multi-million USD M&A deals, as well as a considerable body of contentious work. The team is headed by Nguyen Viet Ha, who has exhibited unprecedented levels of activity over the past year acting across the telecommunication, television, energy, financial services, and gaming industries, and is routinely joined in mandates by Hoang Le Quan, who is steadily building up a formidable portfolio of premium client instructions.

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC has a team of practitioners well-versed in cross-border M&A, frequently advising on inbound and outbound foreign investments, as well as business acquisitions by pan-Asian and transatlantic entities. Beyond this area of work, the group has strong regulatory expertise that underpins corporate formation and reorganisations, as well as IPOs and joint ventures. Head of M&A Nguyen Viet Ha is a seasoned practitioner that has particular expertise regarding energy and infrastructure assets, and is highly competent in handling clients’ sizeable foreign investment projects. Both Luong Van Trung and Nguyen Hong Hai possess similar cross-border proficiencies, with the latter also well-regarded for his capital markets and financing work, and the latter for his joint venture, corporate governance and compliance acumen.

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC‘s clients benefit from the firm’s market expertise in energy and power work, with the practice regularly receiving instructions from some of Asia’s largest utility providers as well as from Vietnamese state-owned companies and oil & gas players. The team is also active in real estate project disputes, contract and agreement breaches, and joint venture disagreements. Founding partner and team head Luong Van Trung specialises in real estate, corporate, commercial, and investor-state arbitration, whereas Nguyen Viet Ha primarily focuses on energy-related disputes. Nguyen Hong Hai is chiefly active in the hospitality sector.

Vietnam > Projects and energy

With development and financing mandates in its impressive work portfolio, Lexcomm Vietnam LLC continues to be a leading player in the energy and infrastructure market, advising some of the globe’s largest asset managers, financial institutions and developers on high-value regional and cross-border deals. Oil and gas mandates remain the cornerstone of the practice, but a steady stream of renewable projects pertaining wind, solar and hydropower have also kept the group’s practitioner’s busy, alongside critical transport infrastructure construction and redevelopments. Founding partner and department lead Pham Ba Linh is proficient across the full gamut of energy and infrastructure financing, including project, leveraged and acquisition financing, and commands a strong understanding of the PPP market. Fellow founding partner and team head Nguyen Viet Ha also acts as head of M&A and excels across a range of acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures, whilst also possessing previous in-house industry experience at a leading telecommunications company.