Technology Transfer in Vietnam

This week I had the opportunity to edit our new legal guide for technology transfer in Vietnam. It was prepared by Yen Pham, a lawyer on our staff, and I thought I would give a preview of some of its contents as it is related to my practice. Some Basics of Technology Transfer Technology transfer [...]

By |2021-12-20T02:51:58+07:00December 20th, 2021|Corporate and commercial, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Technology Transfer in Vietnam

Establishing an Offshore Holding Company for Vietnamese Startups

A few weeks ago I wrote about Vietnam's Outward Investment Problem. This was in relation to Axies Infinity which is an increasingly successful NFT based online game that is owned and operated by Vietnamese founders through a Singapore holding company. The problem, as I stated, is that Vietnam has rules for its citizens to invest [...]

By |2021-11-15T04:40:47+07:00November 15th, 2021|Corporate and commercial, Restructuring|Comments Off on Establishing an Offshore Holding Company for Vietnamese Startups

New IP Law and LLC Incorporation Guides

I've recently taken on some responsibilities that consumed much of my time this last week, so rather than write a brand new blog post from whole cloth I'm going to cover a couple of our publications that hit the presses in the last couple of weeks. I'll be back next week. Incorporating LLCs in Vietnam [...]

By |2021-11-01T03:45:46+07:00November 1st, 2021|Corporate and commercial, Intellectual Property, Legal News, Publications|Comments Off on New IP Law and LLC Incorporation Guides

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

Economic Concentration in Vietnam

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) under the Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority (VCCA) has recently issued its report on economic concentration activities in Vietnam over the period from July 2019 to July 2021. (You can access the report in English on the MOIT's website here.) This article will briefly review some of the [...]

By |2021-09-27T07:31:36+07:00September 27th, 2021|Corporate and commercial, Legal News, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Economic Concentration 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

SPACs in Vietnam

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, are all the rage at the moment. In 2020, SPACs raised $83 billion in proceeds from their IPOs and already in the first quarter of 2021 they raised $88 billion. This is big money and many companies, particularly offshore companies, are keen on being acquired by an SPAC as [...]

By |2021-06-21T01:41:07+07:00June 21st, 2021|Corporate and commercial, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on SPACs in Vietnam

Registering E-Commerce Websites in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Last week I examined the four types of e-commerce websites that are allowed to operate in Vietnam (see Some Issues on E-Commerce in Vietnam). For each type, there is either a notification or registration requirement before the website can commence operations. This week I wanted to discuss the requirements for [...]

By |2021-04-26T02:23:50+07:00April 26th, 2021|Corporate and commercial, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Registering E-Commerce Websites in Vietnam

Bribery in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Looking at my list of potential blog topics, I found the issue of bribery remaining from a time before I began to focus primarily on tech-related issues. When I was in Laos we were very aware of this issue. As a foreign-invested endeavor, everything that might involve our home government--which [...]

By |2021-03-22T02:41:14+07:00March 22nd, 2021|Corporate and commercial, General|Comments Off on Bribery in Vietnam

Foreign E-Commerce Providers in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate Recently, I came across an update that referred to an official letter clarifying tax issues as relates to foreign e-commerce providers. I'll discuss it in more depth in a bit, but in essence, it said that foreign e-commerce providers will be treated like all foreign service providers for purposes of [...]

By |2021-03-08T02:33:24+07:00March 8th, 2021|Corporate and commercial, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Foreign E-Commerce Providers in Vietnam
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