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 |2020-06-05T12:28:39+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

Why It Matters that Vietnamese Hate Chinese

A recent Linkedin post alerted me to a crackdown on foreign land ownership. It linked to an article in the local press about Chinese investors buying land in Da Nang through "various ruses." As I read the article I came to realize that the Linkedin poster hadn't really read into the article that much, or [...]

By |2020-05-28T12:36:41+07:00May 28th, 2020|International Trade, Inward Investment|Comments Off on Why It Matters that Vietnamese Hate Chinese

Indochine Counsel Ranked Amongst Top IP Firms in Vietnam

The latest issue of Asian Legal Business, an Asian based professional magazine, released their 2020 intellectual property rankings by country. Indochine Counsel is pleased to be ranked as tier 2 in both Patents and Copyright/Trademarks for the Vietnam jurisdiction. This continuing recognition of Indochine Counsel's abilities and expertise in the IP law space is gratifying [...]

By |2020-05-22T19:20:02+07:00May 22nd, 2020|Indochine Counsel News, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Indochine Counsel Ranked Amongst Top IP Firms in Vietnam

Derivative Suits Against Management in Vietnam

A derivative suit in Vietnam, as in most jurisdictions in which it is allowed, is a civil action brought by a shareholder of a company against a third party in the name of the company. Often this third party is a member of management.1 This is a powerful tool for minority shareholders to influence the [...]

By |2020-05-21T14:04:04+07:00May 21st, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Derivative Suits Against Management in Vietnam

Anti-Corruption Law in Vietnam for Investors

WHY WORRY ABOUT ANTI-CORRUPTION LAWS IN VIETNAM? At certain points of my career the question of corruption became relevant. Not only was there corruption in the government as they seized assets and claimed taxes—which they had already signed off as having received—weren't paid, but there was the question of what we, as a company seeking [...]

By |2020-05-14T12:17:50+07:00May 14th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment|Comments Off on Anti-Corruption Law in Vietnam for Investors

What To Do After Force Majeure in Vietnam

While Vietnam is coming out of the Covid-19 epidemic, force majeure in Vietnam and elsewhere remains a major issue for investors both domestic and international. Cross-border flows of goods and people remain restricted, but internally, Vietnam is resuming business as usual to the extent possible. As the world locked down over the last few months, [...]

By |2020-05-06T15:25:34+07:00May 6th, 2020|Contract Law, Dispute Resolution, International Trade, Legal News|Comments Off on What To Do After Force Majeure in Vietnam

A Personal Economic History on Vietnam’s Reunification Day

Reunification Day in Vietnam. Forty-five years ago today the helicopter lifted from the roof of the American embassy, the tanks rolled down what became Le Duan Street, and the Vietnam War officially came to an end. For the United States this ushered in nearly half a century of recriminations, regrets, and disbelief. For Vietnam a [...]

By |2020-04-30T09:17:05+07:00April 30th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, General, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on A Personal Economic History on Vietnam’s Reunification Day

Vietnam Joins Hague Treaty on Evidence

On 4 March 2020, Vietnam signed the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters. The Convention takes effect on 3 May 2020. Vietnam is the 63 country to join the Convention. In joining the Convention, Vietnam continues its gradual accession to international judicial treaties. In [...]

By |2020-04-27T14:57:10+07:00April 27th, 2020|Contract Law, Dispute Resolution, Legal News|Comments Off on Vietnam Joins Hague Treaty on Evidence

Vietnam Issues Fake News Rules Amidst Covid-19 Battle

Last Friday Indochine Counsel issued a Special Alert concerning the recent issuance of a decree guiding enforcement efforts to limit "fake news" in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. With some slight formatting differences, the below reproduces that alert for your reference.   On 3 February 2020, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree No. 15/2020/ND-CP on [...]

By |2020-04-20T12:46:13+07:00April 20th, 2020|General, Legal News, Publications, Technology and Media|Comments Off on Vietnam Issues Fake News Rules Amidst Covid-19 Battle

EU-Vietnam Take Next Step to EVFTA

This week the European Union took the final step in its procedure for approving the EVFTA/EVIPA trade deals with Vietnam. All that is left is for Vietnam's National Assembly to give its opinion on the matter and the deal will, officially and finally, be sealed. The EVFTA and EVIPA are the fruit of over eight [...]

By |2020-04-06T09:31:12+07:00April 6th, 2020|International Trade, Legal News|Comments Off on EU-Vietnam Take Next Step to EVFTA
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