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

Axie Infinity Redux

Vietnam's startup darling Axie Infinity is in the news. Like the United States on the back of trillions of dollars of newly printed dollar bills, Axie Infinity is suffering from a classic economic problem: inflation. Here's the skinny. Axie Infinity is a blockchain item, based on Ethereum, where it uses a couple of different technologies. [...]

By |2022-02-07T01:19:02+07:00February 7th, 2022|Business News, Contract Law, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Axie Infinity Redux

NFT Gaming and Vietnam

Last week it was announced that Singapore company Sky Mavis raised 152 million USD on a valuation of three billion from major players in the Venture Capital universe. While I am not privy to the full structure of Sky Mavis, it is owned and operated by Vietnamese developers living in Ho Chi Minh City. It [...]

By |2021-10-11T04:26:08+07:00October 11th, 2021|Business News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on NFT Gaming and Vietnam

Covid-19 Legislation in Vietnam

In the last few weeks there have been several pieces of legislation passed through the government and various ministries to assist the country and its citizens in their struggle with Covid-19 and the economic fallout of the last several months of lockdown. I asked one of out legal assistants to outline that legislation for me [...]

By |2021-10-04T08:30:34+07:00October 4th, 2021|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Employment, Inward Investment, Legal News|Comments Off on Covid-19 Legislation in Vietnam

The Vietnam National Innovation Center

So I learned a thing this week. Apparently, Vietnam is developing a national innovation center (NIC) aimed at promoting innovative startups in the country. What that means is not entirely clear as of yet. The NIC was only approved at the end of 2019 and seems heavily reliant on a physical location that remains unidentified, [...]

By |2021-07-05T04:49:34+07:00July 5th, 2021|Business News, Corporate and commercial, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on The Vietnam National Innovation Center

Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

The following article is vital to understanding the future of Covid-19 vaccines in Vietnam and was published in the Vietnam Investment Review on 17 June 2021. By Nguyen Thi Hong Anh and Ly Nghia Dzung Indochine Counsel Amid growing coronavirus cases from the latest outbreak in the country, the Vietnamese government is taking measures to [...]

By |2021-06-24T06:48:36+07:00June 24th, 2021|Business News, Legal News, Publications, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

Adding Intellectual Property Rights as Key Value for Startups

The following article was written by our partner in charge of intellectual property and technology, Nguyen Thi Hong Anh and published in the Vietnam Investment Review website on 23 June 2021. No doubt intellectual property is an extremely important asset of business entities. Good strategies for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs) [...]

By |2021-06-24T06:44:40+07:00June 24th, 2021|Business News, Indochine Counsel News, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Adding Intellectual Property Rights as Key Value for Startups

Vietnam in the RCEP

This article briefly examines some of the advantages and disadvantages for Vietnam in the RCEP, a multilateral FTA that was signed yesterday in Hanoi, Vietnam. Yesterday, 15 November 2020, fifteen Asia-Pacific nations signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, a multi-lateral free trade agreement. The signing comes as the crowning achievement of Vietnam's chairmanship [...]

By |2020-11-16T12:18:34+07:00November 16th, 2020|Business News, International Trade|Comments Off on Vietnam in the RCEP

How Vietnam Won the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2020

Last week, the United States State Department put on its third Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Hanoi. Countries from all over the region attended both online and in person. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in attendance. During the forum, several deals were announced. This article will discuss the big deals signed between US and [...]

By |2020-11-02T11:28:49+07:00November 2nd, 2020|Business News, International Trade, Mining and Energy|Comments Off on How Vietnam Won the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2020

What Trump’s Currency Investigation Means for Vietnam

I was going to write about selling alcohol this week, but over the weekend broke news that the Trump administration in the US has initiated a currency manipulation investigation against Vietnam, see article here. While this isn't something about which to worry terribly much in the hands of a country determined to abide by its [...]

By |2020-10-05T14:26:15+07:00October 5th, 2020|Business News, International Trade|Comments Off on What Trump’s Currency Investigation Means for Vietnam
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