Legal Formalities in Indochina

Formalities. Time consuming, seemingly needless, but so very important. When I was in Laos, I worked for an investment fund that offered some private parties loans. I was in charge of securing those loans. I did my due diligence, researched the secured transaction law--which was fairly simple--and drafted sufficient contracts to protect the fund. But [...]

By |2019-10-15T08:54:45+07:00October 15th, 2019|Contract Law, Corporate and commercial, Dispute Resolution, Inward Investment|Comments Off on Legal Formalities in Indochina

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

EVFTA Signed in Hanoi

The Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was signed by representatives of both parties on Sunday in Hanoi. While this is not the final step for execution of the agreement, this is a major milestone and will, more than likely, lead to adoption by the EU. In this article, here, Nicolas Audier discusses the benefits of [...]

By |2019-07-01T13:28:20+07:00July 1st, 2019|Business News, Dispute Resolution, International Trade|Comments Off on EVFTA Signed in Hanoi

Don’t trust NYC lawyer to draft Vietnamese contract

Now, I'm going to discuss something that I'm borrowing from Dan Harris over at Chinalawblog, even though I haven't actually read the article. I'm going off of the headline and regardless of what Dan Harris said, I can come up with my own reasons for this distinction. First, don't let a foreign lawyer draft your [...]

By |2018-11-26T03:37:52+07:00November 26th, 2018|Contract Law, Corporate and commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment|Comments Off on Don’t trust NYC lawyer to draft Vietnamese contract

A Guide to Practical E-discovery in Asia

Indochine Counsel is proud to announce its contribution to A Guide to Practical E-Discovery in Asia, a multi-jurisdictional guide to E-discovery in the Asian region. Authored by Bryan Tan, Michael Lew, and Benjamin Ang the Guide covers nine jurisdictions in the region from Korea and Japan to Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia. The Vietnam chapter is [...]

By |2018-11-08T02:11:39+07:00November 8th, 2018|Business News, Dispute Resolution, Indochine Counsel News, Publications, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on A Guide to Practical E-discovery in Asia

ASEAN Legal Conference 2018 Hosted by Indochine Counsel

This year we are all gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, to hear and share what is affecting ASEAN in terms of disruptive technologies and innovations. We have lined up several speakers who are experts in their fields to share their insights with us. The world is changing very quickly and we as lawyers, accountants, [...]

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

Kofi Annan is Dead

This week we lost two great people: Aretha Franklin and Kofi Annan. One was a singer, one of the greatest singers recorded since recordings became available, the other was president of the United Natioms. I could talk a blue streak about Aretha. How her music brought soul to life, how she was direct and emotive [...]

By |2018-08-20T06:02:15+07:00August 20th, 2018|Business News, Dispute Resolution, International Trade, Inward Investment, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on Kofi Annan is Dead

Harmony in Vietnam

Face. Face it, you have to deal with Face if you're working in Asia or in Vietnam. It's part of the entire Asian mindset, though in Vietnam it's slightly diluted thanks to the presence of Confucianism. What is Face? It's a combination of relationships, perception, and behavior. It's something that makes machismo seem benign. Almost [...]

By |2018-07-02T05:03:57+07:00July 2nd, 2018|Dispute Resolution, General|Comments Off on Harmony in Vietnam
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