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HA, LUU HOANG
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Professional Summary

Ha is a partner in VILAF Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources Group and regularly counsels Fortune 500 clients on many of the most complex acquisitions, concession right negotiations, project development and financing works, and dispute resolutions. He has been instrumental in drafting major regulations affecting the Vietnam energy sector. Prior to private practice, Ha managed the Vietnam legal and compliance function of a World Bank/IFC project, Unilever, and Unocal (now Chevron).

Ha has been highly recognized in independent legal listings:

  • Vietnam’s Leading Individual, Project and Energy, Legal 500 (2013-2014)
  • The International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal (2013, 2014);
  • Leading Lawyer for Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy, Chamber Global (2012);
  • The Guide to the World's Leading Energy Attorneys, Legal Media Group – Euromoney Institutional Investor (2012-2013); and
  • The International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers, by Who’s Who Legal (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).

Affiliations

Board Director and Vietnam Director, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Member of Oil and Gas Law Committee, Power Law Committee, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee, and Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association

Hanoi Bar Association

Education

LL.B., Vietnam’s Hanoi School of Law (1995)

LL.M., UK’s Warwick University School of Law (1999)

Practice Areas

Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Heavily Regulated Industries, Corporate M&A, and Compliance.

Representative Deal List

  • Advising the project sponsors on the development and financing of the South Vietnam Petrochemicals Complex Project (USD 4 billion).
  • Advising an energy client on the acquisition of interests in an integrated gas to power development project (multi-billion USD).
  • Advising a major independent energy company on the development and financing of an integrated gas to power development project (multi-billion USD).
  • Advising one of the finalists on the acquisition of ConocoPhillips upstream and pipeline assets in Vietnam (multi-billion USD).
  • Advising a regional energy company with Vietnam petroleum assets on its IPO and listing on SGX (USD 300 million).
  • Advising foreign and local midstream companies on the drafting and negotiation of a Gas Transportation Agreement.
  • Advising a major power operator on Gas Sales Agreement, loan facility, and GGUs.
  • Advising a major power operator on drafting and negotiation of its long term O&M contract.
  • Advising a regional energy client on its acquisition of equity interest in two LPG companies.
  • Advising a port operator on the acquisition of a major port project in the South Vietnam.
  • Advising a Hongkong-listed company on the acquisition of a major Vietnam-based company (USD 610 million).

References

Luu Hoang Ha is a Leading Lawyer in Financial and Corporate Law in the IFLR1000 2016, 2017

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