Vietnam Issues Fake News Rules Amidst Covid-19 Battle

Last Friday Indochine Counsel issued a Special Alert concerning the recent issuance of a decree guiding enforcement efforts to limit "fake news" in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. With some slight formatting differences, the below reproduces that alert for your reference.   On 3 February 2020, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree No. 15/2020/ND-CP on [...]

By |2020-04-20T12:46:13+07:00April 20th, 2020|General, Legal News, Publications, Technology and Media|Comments Off on Vietnam Issues Fake News Rules Amidst Covid-19 Battle

EU-Vietnam Take Next Step to EVFTA

This week the European Union took the final step in its procedure for approving the EVFTA/EVIPA trade deals with Vietnam. All that is left is for Vietnam's National Assembly to give its opinion on the matter and the deal will, officially and finally, be sealed. The EVFTA and EVIPA are the fruit of over eight [...]

By |2020-04-06T09:31:12+07:00April 6th, 2020|International Trade, Legal News|Comments Off on EU-Vietnam Take Next Step to EVFTA

Responsiveness Key for In-House Legal Community in Vietnam

About a month ago I shared the In-House Community (Asia-Mena Counsel) award results in which, among other things, Indochine Counsel was awarded the Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year. You can see the link to that story below. Indochine Counsel shared that award with two other firms, LNT & Partners and YKVN, both considered [...]

By |2020-03-18T12:35:36+07:00March 18th, 2020|Indochine Counsel News, Legal News|Comments Off on Responsiveness Key for In-House Legal Community in Vietnam

In Recognition of International Women’s Day – Women in Law in Vietnam

In Vietnam, the women rule, at least as far as demographics are concerned. According to the last census, there are 48,327,923 women, enough to comprise 50.2% of the population. Nearly 88% of the population aged between 25-59 participated in the labor force. A slightly different statistic from The Economist states that “some 79% of women [...]

By |2020-03-10T11:52:58+07:00March 10th, 2020|Employment, General, Indochine Counsel News, Legal News|Comments Off on In Recognition of International Women’s Day – Women in Law in Vietnam

Vietnam Law Firm Bragging Rights

"Indochine Counsel are experts in their areas, understanding and reasonable." Every year international legal rankings publish their results by jurisdiction of the best law firms in each practice area. Sometimes Indochine Counsel ranks and wins, sometimes it doesn't. While the rankings companies say they are impartial and aren't influenced by law firm advertising budgets, they [...]

By |2020-02-04T08:41:38+07:00February 4th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Dispute Resolution, Indochine Counsel News, Legal News, M&A|Comments Off on Vietnam Law Firm Bragging Rights

Sources of Law in Vietnam

One of the important things to understand about a country before examining specific legal elements is the sources of law for that country. In the United States, for example, the law arises out of the constitution. In Vietnam, the same is true. The constitution serves as the primary source of law finding its power in [...]

By |2020-01-21T13:07:46+07:00January 21st, 2020|Legal News|Comments Off on Sources of Law in Vietnam

Vietnam Labor Law Update

Highlights of the Labor Code 2019 On 20 November 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam issued a new Labor Code with the purpose of promoting the Vietnamese labor market and solving essential problems from practical implementation of the Labor Code 2012. It is intended to create a more flexible legal framework on employment and harmonize [...]

By |2020-01-13T16:08:55+07:00January 13th, 2020|Business News, Contract Law, Employment, Legal News|Comments Off on Vietnam Labor Law Update

Counterfeiting in Vietnam, a Report

Last summer the International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy issued a report on counterfeiting in Vietnam. The report not only reviewed the current counterfeiting schemes in Vietnam but offered recommendations for improving protection of rights of creators, inventors and owners. This blog post will review some of the report’s findings [...]

By |2019-12-09T13:40:03+07:00December 9th, 2019|Intellectual Property, Legal News, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare|Comments Off on Counterfeiting in Vietnam, a Report

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
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