Choice of Law Rules for Contracts in Vietnam

When I first started practicing in Vietnam over ten years ago, it was assumed that the law governing the contract would--if at all possible--be foreign law. Vietnamese law was little developed, then, and foreign law was deemed more likely to contemplate potential issues arising. This, of course, neglected issues of dispute resolution and enforcement which [...]

By |2020-09-28T15:41:03+07:00September 28th, 2020|Contract Law, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Choice of Law Rules for Contracts in Vietnam

The Facts about CISG in Vietnam

Last week I wrote about the freedom of contract in Vietnam, here, and only briefly touched on an important international convention which Vietnam acceded to a few years ago. The Vienna Convention for the International Sale of Goods, or CISG for short, is an important set of rules for anyone buying goods from Vietnamese producers, [...]

By |2020-09-22T14:32:29+07:00September 22nd, 2020|Contract Law, International Trade|Comments Off on The Facts about CISG in Vietnam

Freedom of Contract in Vietnam

If you read last week's blog post, here, about bankruptcy in Vietnam you might have picked up on the possibility of further discussions of the issue in relation to the court's actual behavior in the bankruptcy process. However, that is not going to happen--at least not this week--due to technical difficulties. (My Ubuntu OS won't [...]

By |2020-09-14T14:21:49+07:00September 14th, 2020|Contract Law, General|Comments Off on Freedom of Contract in Vietnam

What you need to know about bankruptcy in Vietnam

Last week, here, I wrote about various strategies for restructuring debt. One of those--specifically for businesses--involved a court ordered restructuring as part of the bankruptcy procedures. This week I want to examine that process in more detail. Though instead of going through the entire process I'm going to highlight bits and pieces that are important [...]

By |2020-09-08T14:08:22+07:00September 8th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Restructuring|Comments Off on What you need to know about bankruptcy in Vietnam

Restructuring Debt in Vietnam

I'm excited. As of a couple of hours ago, Vietnam has gone over 40 hours without a new case of Covid-19. That means it took only a month for the country to effectively control a second outbreak of the virus. Here's to hoping the trend continues. But with that in mind, there is a lot [...]

By |2020-08-31T21:53:37+07:00September 1st, 2020|Dispute Resolution, Restructuring, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Restructuring Debt in Vietnam

How to obtain a Vietnam branded domain name

As a digital nomad of sorts--though I don't roam much--I have a focus on Southeast Asia and, specifically, Vietnam. I frequently come up with ideas for blogs or websites or various pursuits that would allow me to use my Vietnamese language skills to target the content consumption audience living in Vietnam. If I ever take [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:58:20+07:00August 24th, 2020|Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on How to obtain a Vietnam branded domain name

How to Secure Loans in Vietnam

Most people are familiar with secured transactions, though they may not know them by that name. When a person buys a house, or a car using a loan--whether through the seller or a third party lender--they sign a contract offering their purchase as security. This means that, if the borrower defaults on his loan, the [...]

By |2020-08-14T12:55:51+07:00August 14th, 2020|Banking and Finance, Contract Law|Comments Off on How to Secure Loans in Vietnam

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
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