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Real estate and construction

Lexcomm is a top-tier practice for real estate and construction, which draws on the firm’s expertise across a range of disciplines to advise on the full life cycle of construction projects.

We blend leading and complementary construction, projects and finance practices which will enable us to build upon successes we have achieved with our clients.

We offer a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including the procurement strategies and structures, tender processes, joint venture related issues, allocation of complex construction risks, project documentation and contract administration, professional appointments and liabilities, adjudication and dispute resolution.

Our strategic legal advice is frequently sought in connection with the structuring and delivery of large-scale high-profile construction and engineering projects in Vietnam. We assist our clients in drafting and negotiating design and construction, EPC and other innovative types of construction contracts. We are particularly experienced acting for both developers and contractors in negotiating the terms of FIDIC Forms of Contract  for a wide range of major projects.

Our wide transactional experience includes:

  • construction and engineering
  • real estate

Our impressive, partner-led offering draws on a wealth of experience in construction work in respect of private and public heavy infrastructure, public transport, industrial projects and commercial developments, and combines strong technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach to commercial negotiations with Vietnam project counterparties.

The construction group is is co-chaired by well-regarded Nguyen Viet Ha and Luong Van Trung, which was further strengthened by the recent appointment of Nguyen Hong Hai as partner in Hanoi.

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 a joint venture bank to develop robust and best practice land acquisition and approval strategies
  • advising Bitexco in relation to its proposed US$780 million Dau Giay-Phan Thiet Expressway 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