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Ha Nguyen

Senior Associate

Hanoi Office

Professional Summary

Ha has 12 years’ experience in practicing law in Vietnam both as an in-house counsel and a lawyer in international law firms. Ha focuses on banking and finance, M&A and private equity, foreign investment, corporate, real estate and employment.

Notable Engagements

Among notable clients Ha assisted in advising include:

Banking and Finance

  • Advised a foreign bank branch established in Vietnam in localizing the documentation for its banking product
  • Acted as a Vietnamese counsel for offshore lenders for financing a hydro power project in Vietnam having total commitment of up to US$95 million
  • Advised Citigroup in the sale of its Vietnam retail banking business
  • Advised a fintech company in the legal structure of buy now pay later products
  • Acted for offshore lenders and security agent in a share back financing transaction having total commitment of up to US$120 million
  • Assisted a fintech company in structuring its investment in peer-to-peer lending in Vietnam
  • Assisted the lenders in funding for a BOT project in Vietnam

Capital Markets

  • Acted for a group in a potential IPO in Hong Kong Exchange market
  • Acted for the issuer in a corporate bonds issuance transaction having value of approximately US$100 million
  • Acted for various corporate bonds issuance transactions in Vietnam market

Other Experiences

  • Advised on data protection requirements for offshore credit institutions
  • Participated to e-banking projects of Techcombank (TCB) such as: revising agreements and the internal instructions for banking products (some of which are: Smartlink project with Card Technological Joint Stock Company Smartlink, E-wallet Mobivi project with Viet Phu Joint Stock Company, FastMobipay product of TCB, and Fast E-Bank product of TCB)


  • The legal framework of housing for foreigners in Vietnam – Real Estate Business Magazine (co-author)