Vietnam, the FBI, and You

According to thus month’s Wired Magazine, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted 3.4 million illegal searches of private data. Thus included searches of foreign individuals and entities.  That number, to those who might not be aligned with the United States, is a terrifying one. As the FBI is an agency devoted to domestic [...]

By |2022-07-25T03:14:11+07:00July 25th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Competitive research, Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Vietnam, the FBI, and You

Challenges to a Global KYC Experience

Know Your Customer (KYC) is a major element of most countries’ anti-money laundering legislation. Vietnam is no exception. It has developed a comprehensive set of KYC regulations and have even extended the process to allow for digital KYC confirmation. And herein lies the problem. KYC relies on the cooperation of each country. Vietnam may have [...]

By |2022-07-04T02:51:06+07:00July 4th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Challenges to a Global KYC Experience

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

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

Banker’s KYC in Vietnam

Know Your Customer, or KYC, is a process of identification and verification of customer information by financial entities[1] in accordance with the prevention and combating of money laundering and financing of terrorism. For KYC in Vietnam, financial entities must apply measures to identify customers in the following cases: When a customer initially opens an account [...]

By |2022-02-14T05:22:39+07:00February 14th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Data Privacy, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Banker’s KYC in Vietnam

Credit Information in Vietnam

Credit information is defined as “related data, figures, datum of borrowers in the participating organizations of a credit information company”, and credit information services provision refers to the provision of credit information products by credit information companies to its users on the basis of collecting, processing, and storing credit information. Credit information products are created [...]

By |2022-01-24T05:21:07+07:00January 24th, 2022|Banking and Finance, Data Privacy|Comments Off on Credit Information in Vietnam

Digital Banking in Vietnam

Banking is a big business in Vietnam with 4 state-owned commercial banks, 31 joint-stock commercial banks, 2 joint-venture banks, 52 branch offices of foreign banks, 60 representative offices, 16 financial companies and 9 foreign banks[1]. According to an Austrade Report (2020), 78 banks offer internet payment solutions. Mobile payment is available at 47 banks, and [...]

By |2022-01-17T05:28:04+07:00January 17th, 2022|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Digital Banking in Vietnam

Cryptocurrency Gambling Ring Hacked by Government

All right, one more blog post about cryptocurrency. A little over a week ago, the Ho Chi Minh City police announced they busted a major gambling ring (see article from Bloomberg here). They arrested 59 people and confiscated 40 laptops, over 70 cell phones, ATM cards, and over 130,000USD worth of Vietnamese Dong. The gambling [...]

By |2021-12-13T02:09:22+07:00December 13th, 2021|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cryptocurrency Gambling Ring Hacked by Government
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