Conditions Precedent

As this month marks the tenth anniversary of my career in Asia, I thought I would look back again on some of the interesting transactions from earlier in my time in Vietnam. In particular, I am thinking of an acquisition on which I worked that involved a rushed tax deadline, two parties who claimed they [...]

By |2019-10-21T16:28:35+07:00October 21st, 2019|Contract Law, Corporate and commercial, M&A|Comments Off on Conditions Precedent

Don’t Trust a BCC

A while ago I was working with another lawyer on an M&A deal. The target company was a Vietnamese entity that operated in a restricted sector. This meant that foreign ownership was limited. Our client was a foreign entity that had a Business Cooperation Contract with the Vietnamese entity that stated that the foreign entity [...]

By |2019-10-07T10:22:53+07:00October 7th, 2019|Contract Law, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, M&A|Comments Off on Don’t Trust a BCC

Joint Ventures in Vietnam

Joint Ventures in Vietnam have changed over the years. When I first began working in Vietnam, the joint venture was all the rage. Not only was it a way for foreign investors to hook up with local talent and entrepreneurs, but it was also a way to appease the WTO agreements of Vietnam's accession. Most [...]

By |2019-01-14T05:14:26+07:00January 14th, 2019|Business plans, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, M&A|Comments Off on Joint Ventures in Vietnam

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, [...]

IC Advised Thaco Group in Strategic Investment

Indochine Counsel advised Thaco Group in a strategic investment and acquisition of stakes in HAGL Agrico and HAGL Myanmar Center Project 15 - 08 - 2018 Indochine Counsel Press Release Indochine Counsel advised Thaco Group in a strategic investment and acquisition of stakes in HAGL Agrico and HAGL Myanmar Center Project Ho Chi Minh City [...]

By |2018-10-01T02:28:53+07:00October 1st, 2018|Business News, Indochine Counsel News, M&A, Property and Construction|Comments Off on IC Advised Thaco Group in Strategic Investment

Incorporation Blues

For those used to the ease of opening businesses in various countries, like Singapore or New Zealand (which are the number one and two ranked countries for ease of opening a business), there may be surprises set for the unwary entrepreneur in Indochina. I am not going to go into the nitty-gritty of incorporation, at [...]

By |2018-08-27T04:37:42+07:00August 27th, 2018|Corporate and commercial, General, Legal News, M&A|Comments Off on Incorporation Blues

Relationships and Contract

I want to chat a little bit about relationships, the true under-girding of contract. Yes, that means a small break from examining the mechanics of contract and obligations in Vietnam, but it is important to understand the relationships that make up the contract. Relationship in Vietnam, like in China and other Asian countries, is often [...]

By |2018-06-04T04:13:07+07:00June 4th, 2018|Contract Law, General, M&A|Comments Off on Relationships and Contract
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