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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC
UNITS 2105-07, LEVEL 21

Work Department

  • Banking and finance
  • Debt and equity capital markets
  • Energy, project finance and infrastructure
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • LNG to power projects
  • Public private partnerships (PPP)


Managing Partner and Head of Energy, Project Finance and Infrastructure


Pham Ba Linh is the Managing Partner of Lexcomm Vietnam LLC and Head of Energy, Project Finance and Infrastructure. He is accorded distinct market recognition by clients and peers as a seasoned and technically skilled top-rated transactional lawyer with more than 20 years of practice, focusing primarily on energy and natural resources, liquefied natural gas (LNG), projects and infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP), project finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured products.

Ba Linh regularly advises international energy companies on a broad variety of multibillion-dollar landmark energy and infrastructure projects in Vietnam and Australia, having previously based in Hanoi, HCMC and Melbourne. He has acted for international banks, joint lead arrangers, multilateral lending agencies (MLAs), export credit agencies (ECAs), sponsors, infrastructure and energy funds, private equity firms, institutional investors and major works contractors.

He has received the accolade of being distinctively named one of the very top few “Leading Individuals” energy and project finance lawyers in Vietnam by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has won some of the most prestigious international law awards, including Asialaw Regional Awards 2019 for “Outstanding Practitioner: Vietnam” and “IFLR Asia Best Lawyers” in 2020 and 2021 as one of the best lawyers in Asia Pacific.

Client testimonials include “practice head Pham Ba Linh is widely regarded in Vietnam as a market-leading energy and project finance lawyer with an in-depth understanding of best market practices”, “a top choice for strategic oil and gas, LNG and power projects in Vietnam”, “often sought after for his expertise in upstream oil and gas, pipelines and LNG matters”, “a go-to lawyer for Vietnam energy advice – he understands the industry and what is going on in the market”, “acting for both the sponsor and lender on matters such as project finance, asset finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, and corporate finance”, “has a wealth of experience in advising an array of clients across a broad spectrum of upstream, midstream, power, petrochemicals, and mining exploration projects”, “very high level of service, market insight and genuine industry expertise – the advice is always to the point”, “deeply understand Vietnamese laws and international practice”, “he thoroughly understands clients’ business needs and provides practical advice”, “responsive and always willing to go the extra mile”.

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Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Fellow

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Vietnam Steering Committee

International Bar Association (IBA), Committees on Oil and Gas Law, Power Law and International Construction Projects

Vietnam Business Forum (VBF), the Infrastructure Working Group and the Capital Markets Working Group

AmCham Energy Committee


Bachelor of Laws from Hanoi Law University

Master of Laws (LLM in International Commercial Law, 2000) from the University of Nottingham School of Law, England

Lawyer Rankings

Vietnam > Banking and finance

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC’s banking and finance practice supports lenders, arrangers and borrowers on debt and equity financings based in Vietnam, and on those with a cross-border element too. Financing Greenfield projects is a key area of focus for the team, in addition to asset, leveraged and acquisition finance transactions. Managing partner Pham Ba Linh heads the practice and has considerable expertise in energy projects.

Vietnam > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Pham Ba LinhLexcomm Vietnam LLC

Energy, project finance and infrastructure are key ares of focus for Lexcomm Vietnam LLC. More specifically, the team acts for a broad range of clients on LNG and upstream oil and gas projects, as well as renewable energy, petrochemicals and mining and metals. It also supports clients on the regulatory issues of wind and solar energy projects, in addition to handling project finance matters. ‘Standout’ managing partner Pham Ba Linh is based in Ho Chi Minh City and jointly leads the practice alongside Hanoi-based Nguyen Viet Ha. Linh has experience in PPPs and advises international banks, sponsors, investors and private equity and infrastructure funds, while Ha handles cross-border energy and infrastructure transactions.