LLB (Hanoi), GDL (University of Law, England), MCIArb, Arbitrator at VIAC, Member at SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators, VIArb President,
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Luong Van Trung is a Founding Partner of Lexcomm Vietnam LLC, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Trung has over 23 years of experience in legal practice related to foreign direct investment, securities and capital transactions, project financing, private equity, commercial and corporate matters, and 6 years of general and investment compliance. His experiences focus on the areas of capital markets and finance, corporate and M&A transaction, real estate and construction, and dispute resolution.
Trung is an arbitrator at the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) with a particular focus on investment, finance, real estate & construction, corporate and commercial matters. He has acted as arbitrator in over 65 cases at VIAC. He also became a member of SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators in January 2023.
Trung has been nominated as Asia Leading Lawyer 2015, 2016, 2017 for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Dispute Resolution and Asia Market Leading Lawyer 2018, 2019 for Banking & Finance, Construction & Real Estate. He has been also recognised as Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023, Distinguished Practitioner in Corporate and M&A by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020, 2021 and Notable Practitioner by the IFLR100 Asia Pacific 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.
Trung has written numerous articles and publications for The Saigon Times (the most prestigious business magazine in Vietnam) on various matters in relation to investments, contract, real estate, M&A, company and others.
Trung holds a Bachelor of Laws from Hanoi Law University and Graduate Diploma in Law (a law conversion course for legal background to be qualified as solicitor or barrister in England and Wales and covering roughly the same content as a law degree (LLB) from the University of Law, England.
Trung started his legal career by joining two leading local law firms before working for a multi-national FMCG company as legal manager in charge of commercial, regulatory and corporate matters. He later moved to Manulife Financial as legal counsel and compliance officer for both of life insurance and fund management businesses, where he was also responsible for legal matters and general and investment compliance of both companies, including building and implementing internal control policies.
Trung had been General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at Saigon Asset Management (“SAM”), who manages two funds listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange with total asset value of US$125 million investing in private equity, OTC and listed stock and real estate projects, for 4 years (2007 – 2011). He then resigned from full-time management at SAM but still acted as an external advisor of the company before he had become a member of its Board of Advisors until 8/2016.
Trung is admitted to practice in Vietnam as a qualified lawyer of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association and a member of the Vietnam Bar Federation. He has worked in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
He is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
Trung is an arbitrator at Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and a member of Reserve Panel of Arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) with a particular focus on investment, finance, real estate & construction, corporate and commercial matters. He is also a founder and President of Vietnam Institute for International Arbitration (VIArb), non-profit arbitration training organisation in Vietnam.
Trung is also a Mediator at Vietnam Mediation Centre (VMC), an Accredited Mediator of Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and an International Accredited Professional Mediator at Japan International Mediation Centre in Kyoto (JIMC-Kyoto).
Trung has advised on a broad variety of major transactions, including: