Laos, Cryptocurrency Mining, and Vietnam

In September, the government of Laos authorized six companies to mine and trade cryptocurrency. This last week they announced that as part of the country's expansion into the cryptocurrency markets, they anticipate to include nearly 200 million USD in their 2022 national budget from Bitcoin mining. The theory is that, using the massive amounts of [...]

By |2021-11-08T06:29:27+07:00November 8th, 2021|Banking and Finance, Data Privacy, Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Laos, Cryptocurrency Mining, and Vietnam

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

Vietnam’s Informal Economy Loses During Lockdown

From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the beginning of 2020, employers and workers have all be hit hard by the economic downturn that resulted. In Vietnam, with a population of nearly 100 million people, the pandemic has only recently caused a major reduction in the need for human capital. But that reduction has [...]

By |2021-09-13T06:02:42+07:00September 13th, 2021|Employment, Legal News|Comments Off on Vietnam’s Informal Economy Loses During Lockdown

A Year of Legal Developments in Vietnam

As it was Independence Day this past week, I thought it would be a good time to review the major legal developments in Vietnam of the last year. Particularly as one of our lawyers conveniently prepared a list of the major developments in the law over. The past 12 months have seen a slew of [...]

By |2021-09-06T07:19:10+07:00September 6th, 2021|Legal News|Comments Off on A Year of Legal Developments in Vietnam

Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

The following article is vital to understanding the future of Covid-19 vaccines in Vietnam and was published in the Vietnam Investment Review on 17 June 2021. By Nguyen Thi Hong Anh and Ly Nghia Dzung Indochine Counsel Amid growing coronavirus cases from the latest outbreak in the country, the Vietnamese government is taking measures to [...]

By |2021-06-24T06:48:36+07:00June 24th, 2021|Business News, Legal News, Publications, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

El-Salvador, Cryptocurrency, and Vietnam

As I've written before, Vietnam currently views cryptocurrency as a prohibited form of payment (see Cryptocurrency in Vietnam). The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has repeatedly made it clear that it does not recognize cryptocurrency or any digital currency as legal tender. Although a recent program initiated a pilot program for e-money (see Mobile Money [...]

By |2021-06-14T03:34:15+07:00June 14th, 2021|Banking and Finance, Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on El-Salvador, Cryptocurrency, and Vietnam

New Online Advertising Restrictions in Vietnam

by Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate While I have written largely about Fintech issues in this blog, the scope of my responsibilities extends to other areas involving technology and media. This week, therefore, I am going to write on a subject that has caused a bit of a stir in Vietnam regarding the regulations that just [...]

By |2021-06-07T05:57:12+07:00June 7th, 2021|Legal News, Publications, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on New Online Advertising Restrictions in Vietnam

Personal Data Leaks in Vietnam

According to an article in VN Express International's website (see Personal data leak affects thousands of Vietnamese) the news of a major leak of personal data was announced. (Other articles covered the news in the Vietnamese language, but for purposes of discussion, the English language story will work best.) The data, which comprised 17 GBs [...]

By |2021-05-24T07:11:04+07:00May 24th, 2021|Data Privacy, Legal News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Personal Data Leaks in Vietnam
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