Ha Hoang Loc


Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City | HCMC Office Co-Representatives

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Practice areas:
M&AJoint VenturesCorporate & Commercial TransactionsReal EstateCompetition Law/Antitrust LawCross-border Transactions (General)Vietnam/Mekong Area
Admitted in Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2008)
(Not Admitted in Japan)

Ha Hoang Loc is Vietnam Partner with more than 12 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, real estate, labor, finance and banking, antitrust, general corporate and all aspects of investment and licensing in Vietnam.

Mr. Loc joined Nishimura & Asahi (Ho Chi Minh City Office) in July 2012. Before that, he spent more than 8 years with other foreign and domestic law firms in Vietnam. He has assisted clients in many large-scale cases, including, among others, an acquisition of shares in a public pharmaceutical company in Vietnam, transactions acquiring shares in a public construction company, an acquisition of shares in a digital retailer listed in Vietnam, and bidding by a client for development of a real estate project in Ho Chi Minh City. Mr. Loc has assisted many well-known Japanese investors in investments worth hundreds of millions of US dollars in finance lease, real estate development, and steel manufacturing businesses in Vietnam. He has advised a number of giant Japanese companies in conducting their business in Vietnam, and has also given lectures to clients’ employees in relation to anti-corruption matters, and has advised clients in carrying out product recall procedures in Vietnam.

Mr. Loc has authored various articles, including Anti-Corruption Survey 2014 (Vietnam Chapter) - Anti-Corruption Survey published in 2014, the Mergers & Acquisitions Review - Eighth Edition - (Vietnam Chapter) published in 2014, Vietnam: All change for offshore investors - International Financial Law Review published in 2014, Vietnam: The investment conditions list - International Financial Law Review published in 2015 and Simplifying foreign Investment - International Financial Law Review published in 2016.

Mr. Loc is a 2001 graduate of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (LL.B), and received an LL.M (with Merit) from Southampton Solent University (England) in 2008. He is admitted to the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association (since 2008), and the Vietnam Bar Federation (since 2009). He is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.

Recent activities


Vietnam: A One-stop Solution for Public Search and Consultation on Business-related Regulations Is Underway in Vietnam



Vietnam:Amendments to Vietnam’s Investment and Business Laws



Asia Business Law Journal's The A-List: Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021



Southampton Solent University, England (LL.M.)
Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam (LL.B.)

Professional experience

2022 -
HCMC Office Co-Representatives
2008 - 2012
Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Office
Allens Arthur Robinson, Ho Chi Minh City Office
2004 - 2005
Chung Viet Law Firm
2001 - 2004
InvestConsult Group