Nguyen Viet Ha is a partner of Lexcomm and the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Construction, Technology, Media and Telecoms, and Intellectual Property practice with more than 24 years of legal practice.

In 1994, Ha commenced his legal career, joining Freehills in their Hanoi Branch, as one of the first Vietnamese lawyers in a foreign law firm in Vietnam.

Ha has been actively practicing in the IT, media and telecoms sector for 20 years. In his role as in-house counsel with Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), he appeared as lead counsel in charge of many large-scale foreign investment projects (including business cooperation contracts with Telstra, France Telecom, NTT, Korea Telecom, Comvik and Vinasat 1) in Vietnam’s telecom sector from 1994 to 2005.

Ha was also the head counsel for Vietnamobile, a brand of Hutchison Telecom International in Vietnam, providing mobile phone services in Vietnam.

Ha is admitted to practice in Vietnam as a qualified lawyer of the Hanoi Bar Association and a member of the Vietnam Bar Federation. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Following his successful participation in a nationwide legal competition in 2002, Ha was awarded a full scholarship to read a Master of Laws (LLM) at the School of Law, Niigata University (Japan). During the years 2002-2005, Ha focused mainly on E-commerce and M&A in the IT, media and telecoms and energy sectors.