B2B Lending in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Last week I attended a year-end party and was asked about business-to-business, or B2B, lending in Vietnam. While I was familiar with the legal issues surrounding peer-to-peer, or P2P, lending (see my post on that topic here) I hadn't had the chance to investigate the somewhat different issues surrounding the [...]

By |2021-02-01T01:57:38+07:00February 1st, 2021|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on B2B Lending in Vietnam

Cryptocurrency in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob Cryptocurrency's Rise Cryptocurrency in Vietnam is problematic. For one thing, it's illegal. But that's not the full story nor does it promise to be the last word on the issue. Vietnam is a large market, the fifteenth-most populous country in the world, large enough to add considerable support to any product or [...]

By |2021-01-18T01:58:13+07:00January 18th, 2021|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cryptocurrency in Vietnam

P2P Lending in Vietnam

Like much of the Fintech space, peer-to-peer, or P2P, lending in Vietnam is a relatively new and growing field. It also remains largely unregulated. In an official letter issued a year and a half ago, the state bank of Vietnam acknowledged that the space lacked regulation and warned banks and credit institutions of various dangers [...]

By |2021-01-11T09:25:43+07:00January 11th, 2021|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on P2P Lending in Vietnam

eKYC comes to Vietnam

In a piece of legislation passed just a couple of weeks ago, the government of Vietnam made it possible for banks to comply with a common anti-money laundering, or AML, requirement digitally. Know Your Client, or KYC, has long been an element of Vietnam's banking law and serves to supplement the global standard AML law. [...]

By |2020-12-22T12:05:44+07:00December 22nd, 2020|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on eKYC comes to Vietnam

Review of Vietnam Fintech Report 2020

Last week Fintech News, a digital news provider out of Singapore, launched their Vietnam Fintech Report 2020. The report examines the Fintech space in Vietnam, looking at current penetration within the country's population and the startup scene as well as pointing out specific fintech companies to watch. You can download the Vietnam Fintech Report 2020 [...]

By |2020-11-30T14:14:01+07:00November 30th, 2020|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Review of Vietnam Fintech Report 2020

Operating e-wallets in Vietnam

In the near future I'm looking to move into more tech involved matters. As such, I'm going to use this blog as a means to educate myself on the issues and laws related to certain matters important to the tech field. Foremost among those is the use of digital payments. While there are issues relating [...]

By |2020-11-23T12:11:36+07:00November 23rd, 2020|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Operating e-wallets in Vietnam

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

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

Vietnam CFO Forum

On November 12, at the Lotte Legend Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the annual CFO Forum will welcome over thirty speakers and three hundred attendees. Indochine Counsel's managing partner, Dang The Duc, will be speaking as the sole representative from the legal community amidst a number of speakers from technology, fintech, and [...]

By |2019-11-11T09:45:59+07:00November 11th, 2019|Banking and Finance, Business News, Events-Seminars|Comments Off on Vietnam CFO Forum
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