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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

UNITS 2106-07, SAIGON TRADE CENTER, 37 TON DUC THANG STREET, DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Tel:
Work +84 8 3936 5018
Fax:
Fax +84 8 3936 5019
Email:
Web:
www.lexcommvn.com
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Pham Ba Linh

Tel:
Work +84 28 3936 5018
Email:
Web:
lexcommvn.com
Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Work Department

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • International arbitration

Position

Pham Ba Linh is the Managing Partner of Lexcomm Vietnam LLC and Head of Finance, Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice with more than 19 years of legal practice, focusing primarily on energy and natural resources, major projects and infrastructure, project finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured products.

He is increasingly active in the international arbitration of complex and high-profile construction and energy-related disputes under various institutional rules.

Career

Ba Linh is particularly well known in the Vietnam market for his project finance, energy and infrastructure/PPP expertise, and he regularly presents papers at industry conferences on upstream oil and gas, pipelines, power, project finance and securities offerings. 

Ba Linh has acted for project sponsors, financiers, governments, equity investors and major works contractors. He has extensive experience working in both civil and common law jurisdictions, having previously based in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne. 

Ba Linh has a number of years international experience, having worked earlier in his career with leading Australian-based international law firm Freehills (now known as Herbert Smith Freehills) in its Melbourne office (Banking and Projects Practice Group) with a particular focus on all aspects of large-scale, long-term energy and major infrastructure projects in Australia both from project development and project finance perspectives.

Ba Linh wins praise from clients for his technical legal excellence as well as his outstanding commercial expertise. He has been recognised in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2015) as being ‘smart and very responsive’ and ‘key names in the team’ whose experience on Projects and Energy 'includes infrastructure development and project financing'​.

IFLR1000 2014 notes that he is very experienced 'advising on a wide spectrum of energy and natural resources matters, more specifically in oil and gas, and major infrastructure projects'.

Ba Linh is admitted to practice in Vietnam as a qualified lawyer of the Hanoi Bar Association and a member of the Vietnam Bar Federation. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).

Languages

English and Vietnamese

Member

  • The International Bar Association
  • The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • The Infrastructure Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum
  • The AmCham Energy Committee

Education

Ba Linh holds a Bachelor of Laws from Hanoi Law University and a Master of Laws (LLM in International Commercial Law) from the University of Nottingham School of Law, England.

Leisure

Reading, movies and soccer


Vietnam

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

At Lexcomm Vietnam LLC, Pham Ba Linh advised the mandated lead arrangers of a $300m multi-tranche syndicated loan, and assisted VP Bank Finance Company with a $50m senior secured loan on APLMA terms. Distressed debt and private placements are other areas of expertise. Transactional work in the banking sector includes Linh and Nguyen Viet Ha advising Daiwa Securities on its purchase of a further 5% stake in Saigon Securities. Named individuals are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Pham Ba Linh - Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Within: Projects and energy

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC provides 'a very high level of service, market insight and genuine industry expertise in this space - the advice is always to the point'. Pham Ba Linh is 'a go-to lawyer for Vietnam energy advice - he understands the industry and what is going on in the market'; he and Nguyen Hong Hai handle work including new-to-Vietnam oil and gas exploration projects and transactions concerning existing blocks, as well as work as local counsel on major energy projects for international energy companies. Nguyen Viet Ha advised Vietnam Electricity, a cornerstone client, on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts required for the Nghi Son 1 and Thai Binh coal-fired power stations. Le Lien Huong is a key senior associate. The firm also advises on transport infrastructure megaprojects.

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