Growth of energy and infrastructure in Vietnam

Vietnam’s rapid pace of economic development has seen an increase in demand for energy and infrastructure, and the Government has sought to invest in quality infrastructure to support economic growth. The new Law on Public-Private Partnership which will take effect in 2021 aims to revitalise foreign investment into the infrastructure sector. In line with this, the scale, complexity and significance of such projects in Vietnam is expected to increase, as would the requirements for skilled and experienced legal counsel.

Specialised and integrated team

Our Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice is recognised as one of South-east Asia’s leading infrastructure projects practices, and is composed of a top-tier multi-disciplinary team of more than 20 specialists with experience across the whole life cycle of large and complex projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam as well as other countries in the region.

From inception to commissioning, including financing, supply chain infrastructure, and plant operations and maintenance, our team supports our clients on all aspects of projects work, whether greenfield or brownfield and inclusive of cross-border ventures, to ensure seamless delivery at every stage. We also advise on subsequent asset monetisation and project restructuring, as well as any mergers and acquisitions or disputes which may arise.

Our lawyers have experience working on infrastructure projects including airports, ports, land transportation, power plants, telecommunications and petrochemical plants and buildings. Additionally, our practitioners have capabilities in the area of public-private-partnership (PPP) and public infrastructure projects, tankage and terminalling, as well as logistics facilities and arrangements.

Wide capabilities across industries

Knowledge of local law and practices, industry understanding, international and regional insight, and substantial experience, allow us to assist our clients deftly navigate the unique business, legal and political landscape in each country to successfully develop and implement local or multi-jurisdictional projects.  Regionally, our clients include leading players in the petrochemical, gas, energy, water, and utilities sectors. We also work alongside governments, government-linked entities, banks, and multinational corporations.

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