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

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 [...]

By |2018-06-18T08:45:26+07:00June 18th, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, International Trade, Inward Investment, Legal News, Technology and Media|Comments Off on Vietnam’s New Cyber Security Law

Corporate Governance Gets a Boost

To interrupt your regularly scheduled program, here's a bit of news that's both interesting and important. On 5 April 2018, a host of public companies, assisted by international non-governmental organizations, launched the Vietnam Institute of Directors ("VID"). The VID is designed to provide instruction to CEOs and directors of publicly traded companies. The instruction will [...]

By |2018-05-14T01:44:19+07:00May 14th, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Dispute Resolution, Inward Investment, Legal News, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Corporate Governance Gets a Boost

New Decree for Trading and Distribution Rights of Foreign Invested Companies in Vietnam

On 15 January 2018, the Government has promulgated Decree No. 09/2018/ND-CP detailing the Commercial Law and the Law on Foreign Trade Management on the purchase of goods and related activities of foreign investors and foreign invested companies in Vietnam (“Decree 09”). This new decree took effect from the date of promulgation and replaced Decree No. [...]

By |2018-05-03T19:09:02+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, Legal News, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on New Decree for Trading and Distribution Rights of Foreign Invested Companies in Vietnam

Vehicle Import Business License required in Vietnam

Being one of the most noticeable legal documents issued by Vietnam's government at the end of 2017, Decree No. 116/2017/ND-CP dated 17 October 2017 regulates the statutory conditions of vehicle manufacture, assembly, import and warranty & maintenance services ("Decree 116"). These regulations only apply to companies operating in automobile manufacture, assembly, import, warranty, and maintenance [...]

By |2018-05-03T18:53:30+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, Legal News|Comments Off on Vehicle Import Business License required in Vietnam

Licensing procedures for foreign investors clarified

The simplification of administrative procedures has now been widely acknowledged as an aim of the Vietnamese government as part of its wider plan to attract more foreign investment. Understanding the utmost need for a more effective and simpler legal framework for foreign investors to invest in Vietnam, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has [...]

By |2018-05-03T18:45:05+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, Legal News|Comments Off on Licensing procedures for foreign investors clarified

Indochine Counsel Announces Publication of A Practical Guide to E-Discovery in Asia

Indochine Counsel is proud to announce the publication of A Practical Guide to E-Discovery in Asia, published by Lexis-Nexis. Continuing on the theme of important and cutting edge issues facing legal personnel, corporations, and investors in the region, Dang The Duc (Managing Partner) and Le Hong Bao Chuong (Associate) contributed the Vietnam chapter to the [...]

By |2018-05-03T18:18:58+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, Publications|Comments Off on Indochine Counsel Announces Publication of A Practical Guide to E-Discovery in Asia
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