IP In the Spotlight

Next week our managing partner and I head to Boston for the International Trademark Association annual meeting. Thousands of lawyers attend this event and make for a hectic five days. In light of our adventures in intellectual property, I thought I'd highlight our attorney who oversees the IP side of our practice. Nguyen Thi Hong [...]

By |2019-05-14T09:58:48+07:00May 14th, 2019|Legal News|Comments Off on IP In the Spotlight

Ministry Proposes CIT Cut for SMEs

According to Vietnam News, here, the Ministry of Finance has proposed a change in the current corporate income tax structure for small and medium sized businesses with an even greater exception for what it considers micro businesses. The cut would be from the regular 20% which is paid by all enterprises to 15-17% depending on [...]

By |2019-04-22T08:48:02+07:00April 22nd, 2019|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, Legal News|Comments Off on Ministry Proposes CIT Cut for SMEs

Technology & Regulation in Vietnam

Technology and Vietnamese law go hand in hand in an awkward first love sort of way, one not quite sure what to make of the other, but still enjoying the presence of their friend. Two things that bring themselves to my attention this week, things that create a situation in which Vietnam creates difficult regulations [...]

By |2019-03-04T11:19:10+07:00March 4th, 2019|Legal News|Comments Off on Technology & Regulation in Vietnam

HCMC Reached $6Billion FDI in 2018

HCMC's Hotel de Ville. In 2018, Ho Chi Minh City received over $6billion in foreign direct investment registered investments. You can see the original article here. The actual investments are much lower, but registered projects reached $6billion. This means that HCMC is one of the larger recipients of FDI in the country with over 1,000 [...]

By |2019-02-27T01:59:50+07:00February 27th, 2019|Legal News|Comments Off on HCMC Reached $6Billion FDI in 2018

Science and Technology Firms in Vietnam

Last week, I wrote about startups in Vietnam. This week, a subsection of startups, specifically science and technology firms, deserves a bit of attention. For a more detailed report of the Decree outlining incentives and requirements for science and technology firms in Vietnam, you can look to the article from Vietnam Insider here. The decree, one [...]

By |2019-02-19T05:55:02+07:00February 19th, 2019|Legal News|Comments Off on Science and Technology Firms in Vietnam

The Startup Situation in Vietnam

The startup situation in Vietnam is hopeful, but not currently well done. The thing is, Vietnam's government has issued a decision which sets out a lot of steps towards creating a legal framework for startups that is welcoming and beneficial to the sought after tech companies. But the legal framework has yet to be put [...]

By |2019-02-11T03:42:01+07:00February 11th, 2019|Legal News|Comments Off on The Startup Situation in Vietnam

Happy Tet!

Happy Tet! It's not until next week, but I'm not going to be blogging next week because there won't be anyone around to read it. But as the entire week--from 4 February through 8 February--is an official holiday, there's no reason to worry. Be happy. I will leave you with one tip, as holidays put [...]

By |2019-01-29T02:21:36+07:00January 29th, 2019|Legal News|Comments Off on Happy Tet!

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, [...]


To all who are interested in tech and ASEAN. Indochine Counsel will be hosting the ASEAN Legal Alliance Conference 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City later this year. You can find out more about the conference HERE. You can also follow the conference and its events on Facebook HERE. We look forward to seeing you [...]

By |2018-10-08T02:43:26+07:00October 8th, 2018|Legal News|Comments Off on ASEAN LEGAL ALLIANCE CONFERENCE 2018 IN HCMC

Lawyer Confidentiality

I wrote about lawyer confidentiality duties in the not so distant past in Indochine Counsel's Client Alert, and even in this blog here. But I want to write about it now, again, because there are certain things which need to be noted about how lawyers in Vietnam are legally required to do different things than [...]

By |2018-10-01T02:24:17+07:00October 1st, 2018|Contract Law, Corporate and commercial, Legal News|Comments Off on Lawyer Confidentiality
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