About Ha Le

Ha has a strong background in energy and infrastructure projects, advising foreign investors in development and sale/acquisition of large-scale infrastructure, power and renewables projects.

Ha holds an LLB from Hanoi Law University and an LLM from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Ohio, USA) on a full scholarship.

Ha’s experience includes advising:
  • Nghi Son Refinery Project – on various aspects of its development, including procurement, construction, corporate and government issues.
  • A potential petrochemical project – on its early-stage consideration of a petrochemical project in Vietnam.
  • Major US energy company – on several aspects of its investment in an offshore petroleum project in Vietnam.
  • Mitsui and PTTEP – on their development of Block B/52 projects in Vietnam, assisting on various construction law matters including the EPCIs for the projects.
  • A Korean Consortium – on development of an LNG to power project in Central Vietnam.
  • Vinh Tan 3 BOT Power Project – as local counsel on government contracting issues, project approvals, financing, construction and other issues. Ha was also seconded to work as an in-house counsel in the project company.
  • International Finance Corporation – on its financing to Vietnam Green Holding Pte Ltd (VNGH), a Vietnam-focused Singapore-based dedicated renewable energy platform wholly owned by Dragon Capital, to acquire a number of renewable energy assets in Vietnam; in two wind power projects in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces; and in a solid waste-to-energy project in Bac Ninh province.
  • Bangkok Bank Limited – on the financing of two solar power projects and a wind power project in Vietnam.
  • Mainstream Renewable – on the Vietnamese aspects of the sale of its global portfolio of renewable assets; and its investment in a 400+ MW portfolio of solar power projects in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
  • Iberdrola – on its acquisition of two Vietnamese subsidiaries of German renewable energy group Sowitec. The acquisition includes a 550 MW pipeline of green assets, comprising five onshore wind farms and one floating solar project under development.
  • Actis – a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure, on the Vietnam aspects of its acquisition of a majority stake in Levanta Renewables, a Southeast Asia-focused renewable energy platform with 300MW of onshore wind power projects under development in Vietnam. This is Actis' first energy infrastructure investment in Vietnam.
  • An investment fund – on its proposed acquisition of a number of hydro power projects in the north of Vietnam.
  • Ørsted – on queries in relation to anti-corruption and other compliance matters.
  • GE Vietnam – on regulatory issues and contracts (including turbine supply and installation and maintenance).
  • Kingspan – on its construction contract for a new greenfield factory in Vietnam.
  • Polaris – on its construction contract for a new factory in Vietnam.
  • A foreign investor – on a legal due diligence for its proposed acquisition of an interest in the Vinh Tan 1 power plant, in conjunction with a Chinese law firm.
  • An European investor – on its potential acquisition of a limestone mining project in Vietnam.
  • A European retail, agribusiness, and energy conglomerate – on Vietnamese aspects of the carve out and disposition of its global solar components trading business.