Profile

Le Net is the partner in charge of Singapore office of LNT & Partners. He is also in charge of financial services, infrastructure and arbitration practice group of the firm. In 2019 and early 2020, Net has been leading in a number of signature deals and cases, including: representing PetroVietnam in working with Nghi Son Refinery, acting for a number of subway construction projects in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, representing lender in a 8-bank syndication deal from China to Vietnam, representing Vingroup in a major M&A transaction, representing major renewable energy companies in wind power and solar power projects, winning an ICC construction arbitration case for Vietnam Expressway Corporation.

Net received his LL.B from Warsaw University in 1996, an LL.M from KU Leuven in 1997 and went on to obtain a Ph.D. from London School of Economics in 2004. He co-founded LNT & Partners in 2006. He taught contracts at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law and published widely in Vietnam and abroad. He is a panel arbitrator at the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) where he has chaired or co-arbitrated many leading cases, and also a panel arbitrator at Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). He is also a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a CEDR accredited mediator.

Memberships

Vietnam Bar Federation

Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

Inter-Pacific Bar Association

International Bar Association

VIAC, SIAC

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

InternationalChamber of Commerce

Education

Ph.D. in Law (London School ofEconomics, U.K.)

LL.M. (Katholieke UniversiteitLeuven, Belgium)

LL.B. (Warsaw University, Poland)

Language

Vietnamese

English

Polish

French

Work highlights

Advised PV Power in EPC contract for combined cycle LNG power project Nhon Trach 3 & 4 for total capacity of 1.5 GW.

Advised Petro Vietnam on the negotiation of an offtake agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC (NSRP).

Represented owners of the largest polyester manufacturing plant in Vietnam in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against the contractor.

Represented the client before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Singapore in relation to the dispute settlement under EPC Contract valued at USD 25m.

Advice SMBC and Mizuho bank on the sponsor guarantee for 80 million USD bridge loan to the Malaysia Vietnam Offshore Terminal Company for the development of offshore FPSO.

Advise Vietnam Airlines on the restructuring of Jetstar Pacific.

Advise PVGAS on the termsheet and JVA with AES Corporation to develop the Son My LNG terminal project.

Advised China Construction Bank (HCMC Branch) on a USD 73million syndicated loan for the development of Hailide’s USD 150 million fiber textile complex in Tay Ninh (Vietnam).

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Publications

2020, Vietnam chapter, International Arbitration 2020 - Chambers Global Practice Guides

2020, Financing PPP projects in Vietnam

2019, Acquisition Finance 2019

2019, Project Finance

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Awards
Litigation Star - Benchmark 2021,2020
Asia Business Law Journal - Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers
Chambers Global Rankings: Band 3 in Corporate and M&A
Chambers and Partners Ranking: Asia-Pacific – Vietnam; Corporate M&A and Dispute Resolution: Band 3
Elite practitioner for Corporate and M&A in Vietnam - Asialaw
Lawyer of the Year
Elite practitioner for Corporate and M&A in Vietnam - Asialaw
Lawyer of the Year by Ministry of Justice 2012
Award of Merit from Vietnam Bar Federation 2018
Highly Recommended Lawyer from IFLR since 2011 to date
Highly Recommended Lawyer from Chambers since 2011 to date