Issues of Technology Transfer Contracts in Vietnam

Introduction Hello all. This week we're exploring issues with technology transfer in Vietnam. Just in case you're not familiar with the term, technology transfer refers to the process of conveying results stemming from scientific and technological research to the market place and to wider society, along with associated skills and procedures. This can come in [...]

By |2020-08-06T12:35:08+07:00August 6th, 2020|Contract Law, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Issues of Technology Transfer Contracts in Vietnam

Protections for Whistleblowers in Vietnam

Recently, we prepared a long chapter on employment law issues in Vietnam. One of the questions we addressed involved legal protections for whistleblowers--employees or individuals who reported instances, specifically, of harassment in the workplace, but also of other legal violations committed by their employer. Vietnam's employment law does not provide for whistleblower protections and, except [...]

By |2020-07-30T10:11:53+07:00July 30th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Employment, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Protections for Whistleblowers in Vietnam

Vietnam’s New Law on Investment and Its Effects on Cross-border Deals

On 17 June 2020, Vietnam's National Assembly passed a new law on investment. The new law offers some new approaches to investment--both domestic and foreign--in the country and broaches new territory for encouraging and regulating the sector. As I'm looking at M&A recently, I thought I would discuss two of the major developments in the [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:33:55+07:00July 23rd, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Legal News, M&A|Comments Off on Vietnam’s New Law on Investment and Its Effects on Cross-border Deals

How to Make an Outward Investment as a Vietnamese Citizen

As we have just celebrated the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam, I thought it would be a good opportunity to review the procedures and requirements for Vietnamese investors seeking to invest overseas. This is more complicated than one might expect—particularly in light of the need to obtain FOREX to [...]

By |2020-07-16T13:39:18+07:00July 16th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on How to Make an Outward Investment as a Vietnamese Citizen

Owning an apartment or villa as a foreigner in Vietnam

Last week I wrote about the rules regarding land ownership for foreigners in Vietnam, here, this week I'm going to review the rules for owning a house or villa as a foreigner in Vietnam. These rules are different and, in fact, ownership is a bit of a misnomer--though the law uses the term, it really [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:22:45+07:00July 9th, 2020|Inward Investment, Property and Construction|Comments Off on Owning an apartment or villa as a foreigner in Vietnam

Foreign Ownership of Land in Vietnam

It seems one of the first questions asked by foreigners coming into Vietnam, can I, as a foreign, own land in Vietnam? The answer, by and large, is no, but it is still worth a look to understand the nuances and the possibilities for a foreigner to come into the country and impose his philosophies [...]

By |2020-07-02T18:34:53+07:00July 2nd, 2020|Inward Investment, Property and Construction|Comments Off on Foreign Ownership of Land in Vietnam

Vietnam Continues Support for Solar Power

The below article was prepared by lawyers in Indochine Counsel. It is an update on solar power feed-in tariffs and related developments. It was posted on the Indochine Counsel website earlier this month. As solar power is fast becoming the premier power project in the country I thought it worthwhile to share with you these [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:28:07+07:00June 25th, 2020|Mining and Energy, Property and Construction|Comments Off on Vietnam Continues Support for Solar Power

Vietnam’s New Securities Law and Corporate Governance

Back in mid-2000s, the idea of a stock market to raise capital in Vietnam was new and exciting. The National Assembly approved the securities law and the government set out issuing regulations for companies seeking to list. While a stock exchange had existed in Ho Chi Minh City since 2000, the securities law wasn't issued [...]

By |2020-06-18T16:02:08+07:00June 18th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Vietnam’s New Securities Law and Corporate Governance

Repatriating Investments and Profits From Vietnam Part 2: Foreign Direct Investment

Repatriating foreign direct investments from Vietnam is a bit more complicated than repatriating foreign indirect investments (which I talked about last week, here). This week I am going to discuss the legal process for making FOREX and repatriation happen in the case of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Vietnam. This article should be read in [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:04:49+07:00June 11th, 2020|Banking and Finance, Inward Investment|Comments Off on Repatriating Investments and Profits From Vietnam Part 2: Foreign Direct Investment

Repatriating Investment Funds From Vietnam Part I: Foreign Indirect Investment

When a non-Vietnamese citizen wants to invest in Vietnam there are a few questions which come up at the very beginning. One of them--and I've worked on several informational memos about this--is how they repatriate their investment, and any profits, from Vietnam when they are finished with the investment. The answer to that question depends [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:06:08+07:00June 5th, 2020|Banking and Finance, Inward Investment, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Repatriating Investment Funds From Vietnam Part I: Foreign Indirect Investment
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