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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

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Managing Partner: Pham Ba Linh
Partners: Nguyen Viet Ha, Luong Van Trung, Nguyen Hong Hai
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 20
Languages: English, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Lexcomm Vietnam LLC is a preeminent full-service commercial law firm with market-leading practices. The firm has an established bench of experienced legal practitioners spread across the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices.

The firm's commercially driven Vietnam-qualified lawyers are widely known for their strategic perspective and for being at the forefront of latest legal and market developments. The firm takes pride in its ability to build long-term relationships with a diverse Vietnam and international client base with sector focus.

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC regularly handles numerous multibillion-dollar landmark transactions in the Vietnam market. The firm is distinguished by its top-level technical legal expertise and wealth of domestic market experience, and it is ideally placed to assist international clients in navigating the changing Vietnam regulatory waters on the full range of high-profile transactional and contentious matters.

The firm has a particularly strong expertise in banking and finance, debt and equity capital markets, funds management, energy and natural resources, projects and infrastructure, telecoms, mergers and acquisitions. In addition to this, the firm's dispute resolution practice, particularly domestic and international arbitration, is a strategic focus.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Energy & Natural Resources
Projects & Infrastructure
Real Estate & Construction
Restructuring & Insolvency
Corporate & M&A
Telecoms, Media & Technology
Dispute Resolution
Employment & Benefits
Intellectual Property

Energy, Project Finance & Infrastructure:
■ Advised international oil companies on a complex 'first of its kind' US$1.1 billion oil and gas development project
■ Advised an international client on project documents and bankability reviews of the US$2.3 billion 1,200MW Nam Dinh 1 coalfired BOT power project
■ 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
■ Advised in relation to the development of utility-scale Vietnam solar and wind power projects
■ Advised in relation to the Vietnamese law aspects of a multi-billion US Dollar JICAfunded Ho Chi Minh City MRT Line 1 project
■ Advised an international mining company on Vietnam mining tenements, regulatory structure and ownership in the exploration and extraction of mineral resources
■ Advised port facility/container terminal owners and operators on long-term concessions for marine terminals
■ Advised on US$280 million 40,000DWT deepwater seaport facilities for coal and oil imports in Vietnam
■ Advised on the full range of unincorporated joint ventures and contractual arrangements for development of a large-scale polyester manufacturing project
■ Advised project sponsors in relation to the development and construction of a 144MW wind farm project in Vietnam

Banking & Finance & Capital Markets:
■ Advised mandated lead arrangers on US$300 million multi-tranche syndicated senior secured LMA borrowing base facilities and related onshore security package
■ Advised in connection with US$50 million APLMA senior secured term loan facilities
■ Advised international lenders on complex reserve-based lending financings over certain Vietnam oil and gas assets
■ Advised an issuer on the Vietnam law aspects of private placement offerings of multihundred million EUR/USD multi-tranche senior secured notes
■ Advised on proposed investments in the offerings of VND-denominated bonds and offering documentation

Corporate & M&A:
■ Advised international clients on a diverse range of legal issues for cross-border acquisitions of Vietnamese listed companies in highly regulated industries
■ Advised a Hong Kong based private equity fund on the acquisition of shares in a leading Vietnamese pharmaceutical company in the securities market via the HCMC Stock Exchange
■ Advised a leading private equity fund in relation to its proposed acquisition of shares in a Vietnamese FMCG public company
■ Advised a major fund manager on a share acquisition of various hydropower projects in Vietnam
■ Advised Mekong Capital and MAJ Invest in their share divestments in VAS to TPG
■ Advised Daiwa Securities on its proposed acquisition of shares in a leading securities firm Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI)