Manufacturing Bears Promise

A couple weeks ago I read an article about the manufacturer of certain Apple products looking to move manufacturing to Vietnam. Now, this wasn’t Apple’s decision, this was the decision of the Chinese manufacturer. They wanted to move the plant to Vietnam. This is interesting for several reasons. First, it is a sign that China’s [...]

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 [...]

Happy Independence Day

As Monday was a holiday, Vietnam’s Indelendence Day, I thought I would take a moment, or a blog, and remind everyone how liberal the original document written and read by Ho Chi Minh in 1945 actually was. You can read the declaration in English at the following site. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5139/ That is all. Happy Independence Day.

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 [...]

Vietnam’s New Cyber Security Law

The new Cyber Security Law was passed last week by Vietnam’s National Assembly. The new law comes with a great deal of international controversy and doubts as to whether the law is actually in conformity with existing international treaties of which Vietnam is a signatory. Three major concerns arise from a perusal of international coverage [...]

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