Blockchain Hacks and Axie Infinity

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would dig into the cybersecurity element of blockchain. The big deal here, obviously, being the hack of Axie Infinity in March that netted the hackers over 600million USD in then current value. But how was Axie Infinity hacked when blockchain is supposed to be [...]

By |2022-06-27T03:49:01+07:00June 27th, 2022|Legal News|Comments Off on Blockchain Hacks and Axie Infinity

Draft Decree on Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

A couple of months ago, the government of Vietnam issued a second draft decree on implementation of the regulatory sandbox for financial technologies (Fintech). We have been looking for this for a long time and, I’m ashamed to say it, I missed it when it first came through my inbox because I wasn’t looking for [...]

By |2022-06-20T03:38:57+07:00June 20th, 2022|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Draft Decree on Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

Axie Infinity and Dispute Resolution

This last week I gave a presentation for ASEAN Legal Alliance on NFTs, Axie Infinity, and the major problem digital assets present for national sovereigns. I’ve previously written in this space about the difficulty of the Metaverse being largely owned and operated by an American company. Citing the United States reaction to Chinese limitations to [...]

By |2022-06-13T02:58:13+07:00June 13th, 2022|Contract Law, Dispute Resolution, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Axie Infinity and Dispute Resolution

Vietnam’s International Commitments in Data Privacy

To finish up the rather long review of data privacy regulations in e-commerce, including data localitzation and cybersecurity issues, I thought I would share our overview we prepared of relevant commitments in these areas in international agreements to which Vietnam has recently become a member. Without looking at every bilateral treaty, we have reviewed the [...]

By |2022-06-06T04:53:40+07:00June 6th, 2022|Data Privacy, International Trade|Comments Off on Vietnam’s International Commitments in Data Privacy

Disclosure Requirements for Public Listing in Vietnam

For a brief moment I want to discuss the capital markets of Vietnam, mainly the stock market, and what a person can expect from a company prior to listing. The Law on Securities 2019, includes a list of certain requirements that must be met before a company can issue shares to the public. Public offerings [...]

By |2022-05-23T03:27:45+07:00May 23rd, 2022|Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Disclosure Requirements for Public Listing in Vietnam

New Draft Electronic Transactions Law

Recently, the National Assembly's law committee issued a draft of the new Electronic Transaction Law which is now undergoing comments from interested public parties. This is the first time that electronic transactions will warrant their own law as previous regulations on this subject matter have been limited to decrees of the government. This article will [...]

By |2022-05-16T04:42:38+07:00May 16th, 2022|Corporate and commercial, Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on New Draft Electronic Transactions Law

Data Localization Revisited, a Vietnam Primer

Data Localization, Where We Stand In 2018 the National Assembly passed the controversial new law on cybersecurity that subsequently went into effect on 1 January 2019. In addition to providing rules that allowed the government to arguably censor residents who posted objectionable content on the internet, it also expanded and simultaneously solidified the data localisation [...]

By |2022-05-09T04:20:34+07:00May 9th, 2022|Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Data Localization Revisited, a Vietnam Primer

Move to Earn and Vietnam

A new NFT model has recently hit the news, StepN, which is a game/program/model in which users have the opportunity to buy an NFT sneaker which represents their real sneaker and is linked to their movements via their cellphones or smartwatch. They can then be rewarded with cryptocurrency according to how much they actually move [...]

By |2022-04-25T08:05:54+07:00April 25th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Contract Law, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Move to Earn and Vietnam

The Case of Tan Hoang Minh

After the uproar concerning the cancellation of Tan Hoang Minh Group's nine bond issuances and the arrests of several members of their management, I wanted to look a bit more into the matter. As a result, I asked one of our legal assistants to prepare an article about what's going on. The article below, written [...]

By |2022-04-18T02:37:37+07:00April 18th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Business News, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on The Case of Tan Hoang Minh
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