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

Vietnam Labor Law Update

Highlights of the Labor Code 2019 On 20 November 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam issued a new Labor Code with the purpose of promoting the Vietnamese labor market and solving essential problems from practical implementation of the Labor Code 2012. It is intended to create a more flexible legal framework on employment and harmonize [...]

By |2020-01-13T16:08:55+07:00January 13th, 2020|Business News, Contract Law, Employment, Legal News|Comments Off on Vietnam Labor Law Update

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

Viettel Installs 5G Network in HCMC

According to Dat Viet at VN Express International, Viettel, the military owned telecommunications company, has installed several 5G network broadcasting stations throughout Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. You can see the article here. This is a major turn around for Vietnam as they are intent on becoming one of the first countries in the [...]

By |2019-09-23T11:04:20+07:00September 23rd, 2019|Business News, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Viettel Installs 5G Network in HCMC

Delayed Projects Can be Cancelled

I'm not going to point to specific articles, because I haven't kept track of them, but lately it's becoming apparent that Vietnam is nearing a purge of projects that have failed to realize. It's happened in the past, when a project is on the books for investment development and nothing happens, or very little happens. [...]

By |2019-09-10T16:52:45+07:00September 10th, 2019|Business News, Dispute Resolution, Property and Construction|Comments Off on Delayed Projects Can be Cancelled
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