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Lam Nguyen


Hanoi Office

Professional Summary

Lam was a former policy researcher and law-maker in a ministerial agency of the Government of Vietnam. Lam joined VILAF Hanoi in 2008 and was promoted to VILAF Counsel in 2016. Lam specializes in Energy & Infrastructure, Corporate, Private Equity and M&A, and capital market. Lam’s work ethic and preciseness are vastly appreciated by clients in the Energy & Infrastructure practice as well as in other fields of his practice. Clients commented Lam “Hands-on. Constructive legal advice.” (AsiaLaw 2019)

Notable Engagements

Among notable projects in which Lam has participated include:

  • Marubeni Corporation and KEPCO in the bidding, development and financing of the Nghi Son 2 BOT Power Project in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam
  • Sumitomo Corporation in the development and financing of Van Phong 1 BOT Power Project in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam
  • ACWA Power in the development and financing of Nam Dinh 1 BOT Power Project Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
  • AES in relation to the refinancing of Mong Duong 2 BOT Power Project in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
  • CSG and other Chinese sponsors in the development and financing of Vinh Tan 1 BOT Power Project in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam
  • Scatec Solar in relation to the development and financing of its solar power projects in Vietnam
  • Bangkok Bank in relation to the financing for the CMX Renewable Energy Solar Power Plant project in Vietnam
  • J-Power (Japan) in its investment in Nhon Trach 2 power project and other power projects in Vietnam
  • Vincom Retail (Vingroup’s subsidiary) in relation to its placement and listing on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE)
  • Siam City Cement on the acquisition of majority shares in Holcim Cement Vietnam from LafargeHolcim
  • SCG in relation to the acquisition of 100% shares in 2 groups of cement companies in Vietnam
  • SCG in the acquisition of 100% Prime Group in Vietnam
  • CapitaLand in the acquisition and development of its office projects in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Sumitomo Corporation in relation to its smart city project in Hanoi and other projects in Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Project Finance 2019, Vietnam on Chambers and Partners in 2018
  • Contribution to “Lawyers’ Handbook – Volume 3” published by Vietnam Bar Federation and JICA in 2017
  • Participation to formulation of several laws and regulations (2005-2007)
  • Author and co-author of a number of studies on public laws and administration (2004-2007)