• Our lawyers are at the forefront of advising sponsors and lenders on the development and financing of LNG-to-power projects in Vietnam
  • Distinctively achieving Tier 1 firm rankings for Projects and Energy in Vietnam by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • ...continues to grow in strength as the Vietnam counsel of choice...
  • We advise extensively on environment and climate change issues
  • Navigating Vietnam regulatory complexities with leading credentials
  • ...strategic, insightful and pragmatic Vietnam legal advice to clients...
  • The only law firm from Vietnam shortlisted by Asian Legal Business for "Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year" 2020 law awards
  • 2019 Asialaw Regional Awards for Outstanding Practitioner: Vietnam
  • …focuses on high-end client work with a depth of local expertise...
  • Breadth and depth of technical legal ability to advise clients across upstream oil and gas, energy, project finance and infrastructure
  • "Vietnam Firm of the Year 2019" in Energy and Natural Resources, Projects and Project Finance by Asian-mena Counsel magazine
  • ...widely known for being at the forefront of market developments...
  • ...offers particular expertise in project finance and infrastructure...
  • ...ubiquitous on complex high-value landmark Vietnam mandates...
  • …highly credible track record in advising on complex client matters
  • Highly experienced to represent clients in international arbitration
  • ...understanding Vietnam legal and cultural complexities is crucial...
  • Clients count on breadth and depth of our transactional experience

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC is a Vietnam-based preeminent full-service commercial law firm with market-leading practices and internationally-respected Vietnam legal practitioners spread across our Hanoi and HCMC offices

Firm Accolades

Transactional Experience

Testimonials

"[Lexcomm Vietnam LLC] is a top choice for strategic oil and gas, LNG and power projects in Vietnam"
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
"...breadth and depth of technical legal ability to advise across upstream oil and gas, energy, project finance and infrastructure..."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
"Pham Ba Linh has great knowledge of oil and gas, banking and infrastructure industry"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
"[Lexcomm Vietnam LLC] are responsive and resourceful and can easily recognise the international considerations."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
"...the firm acted for international lenders, commercial banks, borrowers, on matters involving loan facilities, debt restructuring and syndicated lending."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Pham Ba Linh is widely regarded in Vietnam as a market-leading energy and project finance lawyer"
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Top choice for strategic oil and gas, LNG and power projects in Vietnam - Project development."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Highly professional and knowledgeable - Banking and finance"
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Experienced staff. Good insight on government policies and industry trends."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Knowledgeable, professional, communicative, risk aware and a problem solver."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"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"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC's team is responsive and practical on top of its technical ability"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Pham Ba Linh is a go-to lawyer for Vietnam energy advice - he understands the industry and what is going on in the market"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"The firm also advises on transport infrastructure megaprojects"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Practice leader Nguyen Viet Ha handles work including outsourcing, procurement, telecoms and technology projects"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Lexcomm [Vietnam LLC] is a preeminent full-service commercial law firm particularly known for its expertise in energy and infrastructure."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam is one of the best law firms that we have worked with in the last three years."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Lexcomm and [Pham Ba] Linh are our first priority in list of the law firms we will be considering to be our legal consultant for the deal."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Clients say: They deeply understand Vietnamese laws and international practice."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"Service minded, knowledgeable and professional."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Their quality and responsiveness are both high and they think laterally, which is really positive"
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"Clients also note the experienced and dynamic partners at the firm and highlight its strength in energy and natural resources matters."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"[Pham Ba Linh] thoroughly understands clients' business needs and provides practical advice."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"...praise the firm's business acumen, describing the team as responsive, sensible and commercial."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"In banking, the firm has experience in acting for both the sponsor and lender on matters such as project finance, asset finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, and corporate finance."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam is a dynamic firm with experienced lawyers in energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and project financing."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Expertise includes upstream oil and gas matters and the development of coal-fired power projects. Often handles project financing, structural and transactional matters relating to BOT projects."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"...acts across a broad spectrum of upstream, midstream, power, petrochemicals, and mining exploration projects."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Recognised as a growing presence in this [TMT] area, especially in relation to telecoms. Advises on network, satellite, mobile and licensing issues, as well as outsourcing and entertainment related matters."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"The firm is best known for its projects work and also practices in banking and finance and M&A."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam has very good expertise and experience in EPC contracts in energy projects."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Banking and finance - I find Lexcomm to be responsive and always willing to go the extra mile."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Mergers and acquisitions - High quality practice with dedicated and committed practitioners."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Intensive experiences in construction projects and EPC contracts, project financing and telecommunication."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Pham Ba Linh is one of the best energy and infrastructure lawyers in Vietnam of whom I highly rate for his legal expertise and strong industry knowledge in the Vietnam upstream oil and gas industry."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Wow, Ba Linh is a very experienced lawyer in oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and project financing. "
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Mr [Nguyen Viet] Ha has wide and deep knowledge and experiences in energy and Infrastructure projects, especially the power projects."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"...this tremendous achievement, which strongly demonstrates that Lexcomm is in the top league of Asia deal makers."
Asia Business Law Journal 2018
"…advises international oil companies on block developments and farm-ins regarding oil and gas blocks…"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"the firm advises on cross-border situations including… syndicated loans and secondary offerings"
International Financial Law Review 2018
"…serves as local counsel for developers of gigawatt-plus coal fired power stations…"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC, in addition to advising on telecoms regulations, assists local broadcasters with major broadcast content deals."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC handles buy-side and sell-side M&A work for local and international clients."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"...the restructuring of complex financial arrangements and associated refinancing transactions..."
International Financial Law Review 2018
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC's team is 'responsive and practical on top of its technical ability"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Lexcomm’s energy and natural resources practice is widely recognised for one of the most experienced groups of energy lawyers and specialists in Vietnam."
Asialaw Profiles 2018
"Work in the transport space includes...advising a contractor on the Ho Chi Minh City Metro Line 1 project. The firm also acts for water plant developers and road constructors."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"...enthusiastic, client-focused and knowledgeable in Vietnamese legal issues."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC is a Vietnam-based preeminent full-service commercial law firm with market-leading practices and internationally-respected Vietnam legal practitioners spread across our Hanoi and HCMC offices

Our top-notch and commercially savvy Vietnam-qualified lawyers with a strategic business perspective are a recognised market leader widely known for being at the forefront of latest market developments in Vietnam. We take pride in our ability to build long-standing client relationships with a diverse high-profile Vietnam and international client base with sector focus.

We regularly handle numerous multibillion-dollar landmark transactions in Vietnam market. Our firm is distinguished by our top-level technical legal expertise and wealth of domestic market experience, and we are strategically positioned to assist international clients in navigating the changing Vietnam regulatory waters on the full range of high-profile strategic transactional and contentious matters.

Testimonials

"[Lexcomm Vietnam LLC] is a top choice for strategic oil and gas, LNG and power projects in Vietnam"
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
"...breadth and depth of technical legal ability to advise across upstream oil and gas, energy, project finance and infrastructure..."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
"Pham Ba Linh has great knowledge of oil and gas, banking and infrastructure industry"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
"[Lexcomm Vietnam LLC] are responsive and resourceful and can easily recognise the international considerations."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
"...the firm acted for international lenders, commercial banks, borrowers, on matters involving loan facilities, debt restructuring and syndicated lending."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Pham Ba Linh is widely regarded in Vietnam as a market-leading energy and project finance lawyer"
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Top choice for strategic oil and gas, LNG and power projects in Vietnam - Project development."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Highly professional and knowledgeable - Banking and finance"
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Experienced staff. Good insight on government policies and industry trends."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"Knowledgeable, professional, communicative, risk aware and a problem solver."
International Financial Law Review 2020
"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"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC's team is responsive and practical on top of its technical ability"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Pham Ba Linh is a go-to lawyer for Vietnam energy advice - he understands the industry and what is going on in the market"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"The firm also advises on transport infrastructure megaprojects"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Practice leader Nguyen Viet Ha handles work including outsourcing, procurement, telecoms and technology projects"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Lexcomm [Vietnam LLC] is a preeminent full-service commercial law firm particularly known for its expertise in energy and infrastructure."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam is one of the best law firms that we have worked with in the last three years."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Lexcomm and [Pham Ba] Linh are our first priority in list of the law firms we will be considering to be our legal consultant for the deal."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Clients say: They deeply understand Vietnamese laws and international practice."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"Service minded, knowledgeable and professional."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Their quality and responsiveness are both high and they think laterally, which is really positive"
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"Clients also note the experienced and dynamic partners at the firm and highlight its strength in energy and natural resources matters."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"[Pham Ba Linh] thoroughly understands clients' business needs and provides practical advice."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"...praise the firm's business acumen, describing the team as responsive, sensible and commercial."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"In banking, the firm has experience in acting for both the sponsor and lender on matters such as project finance, asset finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, and corporate finance."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam is a dynamic firm with experienced lawyers in energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and project financing."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Expertise includes upstream oil and gas matters and the development of coal-fired power projects. Often handles project financing, structural and transactional matters relating to BOT projects."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"...acts across a broad spectrum of upstream, midstream, power, petrochemicals, and mining exploration projects."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Recognised as a growing presence in this [TMT] area, especially in relation to telecoms. Advises on network, satellite, mobile and licensing issues, as well as outsourcing and entertainment related matters."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"The firm is best known for its projects work and also practices in banking and finance and M&A."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Lexcomm Vietnam has very good expertise and experience in EPC contracts in energy projects."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Banking and finance - I find Lexcomm to be responsive and always willing to go the extra mile."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Mergers and acquisitions - High quality practice with dedicated and committed practitioners."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Intensive experiences in construction projects and EPC contracts, project financing and telecommunication."
International Financial Law Review 2019
"Pham Ba Linh is one of the best energy and infrastructure lawyers in Vietnam of whom I highly rate for his legal expertise and strong industry knowledge in the Vietnam upstream oil and gas industry."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Wow, Ba Linh is a very experienced lawyer in oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and project financing. "
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"Mr [Nguyen Viet] Ha has wide and deep knowledge and experiences in energy and Infrastructure projects, especially the power projects."
Asialaw Profiles 2019
"...this tremendous achievement, which strongly demonstrates that Lexcomm is in the top league of Asia deal makers."
Asia Business Law Journal 2018
"…advises international oil companies on block developments and farm-ins regarding oil and gas blocks…"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"the firm advises on cross-border situations including… syndicated loans and secondary offerings"
International Financial Law Review 2018
"…serves as local counsel for developers of gigawatt-plus coal fired power stations…"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC, in addition to advising on telecoms regulations, assists local broadcasters with major broadcast content deals."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC handles buy-side and sell-side M&A work for local and international clients."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"...the restructuring of complex financial arrangements and associated refinancing transactions..."
International Financial Law Review 2018
"Lexcomm Vietnam LLC's team is 'responsive and practical on top of its technical ability"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
"Lexcomm’s energy and natural resources practice is widely recognised for one of the most experienced groups of energy lawyers and specialists in Vietnam."
Asialaw Profiles 2018
"Work in the transport space includes...advising a contractor on the Ho Chi Minh City Metro Line 1 project. The firm also acts for water plant developers and road constructors."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
"...enthusiastic, client-focused and knowledgeable in Vietnamese legal issues."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Transactional Experience

  • advising international oil companies on unitisation and unit operating agreements (UUOA) of straddling oil and gas reservoirs, PSCs, JOAs, long-term natural gas sales
  • advising in relation to high-value and complex syndicated facilities supported by a standby letter of credit
  • advising sponsors in relation to highly complex non-sovereign debt restructurings with international lenders
  • advising on the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, master netting and counterparty credit risk, the operation of close-out provisions, credit support obligations/documents
  • advising a US satellite broadcasting firm in relation to a long-term lease of the transponders on Vinasat-2
  • advising an international consulting firm on gas market development and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Vietnam
  • advising NSRP on highly complex project financing issues in relation to the US$9 billion Nghi Son refinery and petrochemical project in Thanh Hoa province
  • advising sponsors in relation to two land-based multibillion-dollar integrated LNG-to-power projects/LNG procurement, storage, regasification and delivery facilities
  • advising an international energy company on the procurement of long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies, importation and delivery, public procurement
  • advising AC Energy in relation to a 210MW wind farm project development and transactional agreements
  • advising mandated lead arrangers on a proposed senior secured reserve-based lending facility in respect of Vietnam oil and gas exploration and producing assets
  • advising international lenders and borrowers in complex large scale multi-source debt financing structures
  • advising clients on all aspects of Vietnam competition law matters, including merger control filings and review
  • advising an international mining company on Vietnam mining tenements, regulatory structure and ownership in the exploration and extraction of mineral resources
  • advising international lenders on mezzanine debt financings and complex intercreditor arrangements, contractual subordination undertakings and protection
  • BNP Paribas and a group of eight international banks in relation to a proposed USD300 million syndicated partly committed senior secured borrowing base facility
  • advising Premier Oil on numerous Vietnam regulatory and transactional matters for Block 12W PSC (Chim Sao)
  • advising international banks on structured trade and commodity finance involving the production, export, warehousing and sale and purchase of commodities
  • advising and representing Uber B.V. in relation to complex Vietnam merger control proceedings before VCC
  • advising an international oil company in relation to consideration structures for an international farmout agreement and Vietnam regulatory approvals and issues
  • advising an international energy company to construct, finance and operate a utility-scale wind farm project
  • advising international developers and contractors on large scale commercial and residential developments
  • advising Microsoft on Vietnam regulatory approvals for online programs
  • advising an international energy company on long-term LNG supply tenders and public procurement
  • advising Dragon Capital on the development of a proposed commercial and industrial (C&I) solar project
  • advising an international oil company in connection with upstream gas sales and transportation agreements
  • advising a global asset management firm in relation to its proposed investments in Vietnam energy projects
  • advising Nexif Energy on the structuring and documentation of the Vietnam hydropower acquisition
  • advising issuers and JLMs on offering documentation for Vietnam debt and equity capital markets transactions
  • advising sponsors on the development of Dung Quat gas-fired power projects with CVX natural gas supplies
  • advising international investors in relation to the development of a 144MW offshore wind farm project
  • advising a leading private equity fund on a complex international acquisition of Vietnam hydropower plants
  • advising on gas sales structures across the gas value chain and complexities of pipeline sales of natural gas
  • advising mandated lead arrangers on a US$300 million refinancing and complex loan documentation
  • advising sponsors on the structuring and development of a complex multibillion-dollar energy project in Vietnam
  • advising mandated lead arrangers on APLMA multicurrency syndicated loan facilities to borrowers
  • advising sponsors on complex financing documents of a multibillion-dollar landmark oil refinery project
  • advising port facility owners and operators on long-term concessions in relation to the internationally project-financed 15,000 TEU port container terminal facility
  • advising a leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm in relation to the acquisition of a portfolio of Vietnam renewable energy assets and projects
  • advising an international contractor in relation to the EPC contract and associated infrastructure agreements for a multibillion-dollar 1,200MW coal-fired power project
  • advising port facility/container terminal owners and operators on long-term concessions for marine terminals
  • advising on the full range of unincorporated joint ventures and long-term offtake agreements for a US$325 million large-scale polyester manufacturing project
  • advising international oil companies on a complex “first of its kind” US$1.1 billion oil and gas development project
  • advising an issuer on the Vietnam law aspects of private placement offerings of multi-hundred million EUR/USD multi-tranche senior secured notes
  • advising on proposed investments in the offerings of VND-denominated bonds and offering documentation
  • advising on US$280 million 40,000DWT deepwater seaport facilities for coal and oil imports in Vietnam
  • advising on project documents in respect of Duyen Hai 1 (1,245MW), Nghi Son 1 (600MW), Vinh Tan 2 (1,244MW), Uong Bi 2 (330MW), Thai Binh 1 (600MW) and Duyen Hai 3 (1,245MW) coal-fired power projects
  • advising international clients on the Vietnam law aspects of a complex international acquisition of 15 run-of-the-river small-scale hydropower plants in Vietnam
  • advising in relation to the proposed investment and development of utility-scale Vietnam solar energy projects
  • advising in relation to proposed US$150 million senior secured APLMA term loan facilities
  • advising mandated lead arrangers on multi-hundred million US Dollar multi-tranche syndicated senior secured LMA borrowing base facilities and onshore security
  • advising on rights under PSCs, JOAs, joint development agreements, farm-ins, farm-outs, unitisations and drilling in Vietnam upstream oil and gas
  • advising Mekong Capital, Maj Invest and other shareholders in the sell-down of equity interests in Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) to TPG
  • advising in relation to the offering of warrant bonds and equity securities by a HOSE listed securities firm
  • advising the developers on the construction of a US$50m wastewater treatment PPP project
  • advising VTVCab on TV rights and digital rights licensing agreements for UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup in Vietnam
  • advising a leading private equity fund on a proposed acquisition of various hydropower projects in Vietnam
  • advising international clients on secondary offerings of debt and equity securities in Vietnam
  • 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 on 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games media rights to permitted broadcasters in Vietnam
  • advising an international client on project documents and bankability reviews of the US$2.3 billion 1,200MW Nam Dinh 1 coal-fired BOT power project