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Projects and infrastructure

Lexcomm have a market-leading projects and infrastructure practice. The firm enjoys a premier standing in advising sponsors and lenders on all aspects of the development, construction, financing and acquisition of major infrastructure projects in Vietnam.

We understand the intricacies of clients’ businesses, and distinguish ourself with a robust infrastructure practice that has demonstrable strength in depth of service, and clients turn to us for reliable and specialist legal advice.

Public private partnerships (PPP) is a particular strength where the firm has built up an excellent reputation acting for project sponsors, lenders, host governments, equity investors, major works contractors and service providers on an array of different project types.

Our lawyers structure and document a full range of major projects and infrastructure involving:

  • transport
  • ports
  • water and waste
  • social infrastructure
  • urban development

We draw on our extensive project finance capabilities to assist clients with a wide variety of complex, large-scale financing structures. Our depth of experience comes from working on many of the most significant and complex infrastructure projects in Vietnam and Australia.

The group can draw on the notable PPP expertise of practice head Pham Ba Linh. Hanoi-based partners Nguyen Viet Ha and Nguyen Hong Hai are also recommended for their breadth and depth of infrastructure experience.

Recent transactions

Our lawyers’ recent transactions include:

  • advising in relation to the Vietnamese law aspects of a multi-billion US Dollar JICA-funded Ho Chi Minh City MRT Line 1 project (Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien section)
  • advising international clients on FIDIC Conditions of Contract for the construction of a cable stayed bridge relating to Vietnam's North-South Expressway project
  • advising on the construction aspects of the 1200MW Duyen Hai 2 BOT coal-fired power project in Tra Vinh province
  • advising the developers on the construction of a US$50 million waste water treatment PPP project
  • advising Bitexco in relation to its proposed US$780 million Dau Giay-Phan Thiet Expressway project
  • advising international clients on numerous bankability issues in relation to the development of the US$2.12 billion Hanoi - Hai Phong Expressway BOT project (105.5km)
  • acting in relation to drafting and negotiating the loan facility and security documentation with respect to a proposed financing of a bridge and tollway project
  • advising on construction issues in relation to Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway Construction Project
  • advising various major infrastructure bidders on risk allocation, contractual issues and documentation in relation to their proposed public private partnerships projects (e.g. schools development, desalination plant projects) in Australia
  • advising on various private infrastructure investment, construction and engineering projects