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

AI and the Law in Vietnam

I have spent so much time writing about data privacy and fintech regulations in Vietnam that I have forgotten to look at another technology that is vitally linked yet also distinct. That technology, artificial intelligence, is being used to understand and manipulate data and to produce interpretations and actions of smart contracts and companies. According [...]

By |2022-07-11T06:39:54+07:00July 11th, 2022|Competitive research, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on AI and the Law in Vietnam

Shop & Go Gone Bust

In a story reported by VN Express here, Shop & Go, a chain of nearly a hundred convenience stores in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi was sold to Vingroup for $1. Shop & Go was a Singaporean enterprise that was one of the first in the convenience store space in Vietnam. Unfortunately, Shop & [...]

By |2019-04-08T15:55:07+07:00April 8th, 2019|Business News, Business plans, Competitive research, Contract Law, General, Inward Investment|Comments Off on Shop & Go Gone Bust

Commercial Arbitration Centers in Vietnam

It seems that recently, the Government has updated the rules for the creation of Commercial Arbitration Centers in Vietnam. While this seems like an effort to encourage dispute resolution within the country, it also creates a schism of capabilities. Where China has one or two main centers and several ad hoc arbitrators, they do not [...]

By |2018-10-08T02:32:31+07:00October 8th, 2018|Competitive research, Contract Law, Corporate and commercial, Dispute Resolution, International Trade, Inward Investment|Comments Off on Commercial Arbitration Centers in Vietnam

New Penal Code and Corporate Criminal Liabilities

The National Assembly of Vietnam passed Penal Code No. 100/2015/QH13 (the “New Penal Code”) on 27 November 2015. However, due to technicalities and modifications by the issuance of Law No. 12/2017/QH14 on amendments to the Penal Code on 20 June 2017, the New Penal Code came into effect on 1 January 2018. Among the other [...]

By |2018-05-03T19:05:24+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Business News, Competitive research, Corporate and commercial, Intellectual Property, Legal News, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on New Penal Code and Corporate Criminal Liabilities