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Pham Ba Linh
Managing Partner, Lexcomm Vietnam LLC
Vice Chair, AmCham Energy Committee
Pham Ba Linh is the Managing Partner of Lexcomm Vietnam LLC and Head of Energy, Project Finance and Infrastructure. He is accorded distinct market recognition by clients and peers as a seasoned and technically skilled top-rated transactional lawyer with more than 20 years of practice, focusing primarily on energy and natural resources, liquefied natural gas (LNG), projects and infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP), project finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured products.
Ba Linh regularly advises international energy companies on a broad variety of multibillion-dollar landmark energy and infrastructure projects in Vietnam and Australia, having previously based in Hanoi, HCMC and Melbourne. He has acted for international banks, joint lead arrangers, multilateral lending agencies (MLAs), export credit agencies (ECAs), sponsors, infrastructure and energy funds, private equity firms, institutional investors and major works contractors.
He has received the accolade of being distinctively named one of the very top few “Leading Individuals” energy and project finance lawyers in Vietnam by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has won some of the most prestigious international law awards, including Asialaw Regional Awards 2019 for “Outstanding Practitioner: Vietnam” and “IFLR Asia Best Lawyers” in 2020 and 2021 as one of the best lawyers in Asia Pacific.
Client testimonials include “practice head Pham Ba Linh is widely regarded in Vietnam as a market-leading energy and project finance lawyer with an in-depth understanding of best market practices”, “a top choice for strategic oil and gas, LNG and power projects in Vietnam”, “often sought after for his expertise in upstream oil and gas, pipelines and LNG matters”, “a go-to lawyer for Vietnam energy advice – he understands the industry and what is going on in the market”, “acting for both the sponsor and lender on matters such as project finance, asset finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, and corporate finance”, “has a wealth of experience in advising an array of clients across a broad spectrum of upstream, midstream, power, petrochemicals, and mining exploration projects”, “very high level of service, market insight and genuine industry expertise – the advice is always to the point”, “deeply understand Vietnamese laws and international practice”, “he thoroughly understands clients’ business needs and provides practical advice”, “responsive and always willing to go the extra mile”.
Introductions / Housekeeping
Approval of July Meeting Minutes
Speaker: Pham Ba Linh, Managing Partner of Lexcomm Vietnam LLC
Topic: LNG to power projects in Vietnam: Project finance considerations