Cashless Payments Improve

In the article on Vietnam Investment Review, here, news of Vietnam's increasing independence from cash and gold is welcome. I'll let you read the article, but much of the information contained therein is to boast of the boost in mobile payments and ATM transactions. Mobile payments are cashless payments made using a mobile device, usually [...]

By |2019-07-15T12:22:15+07:00July 15th, 2019|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cashless Payments Improve

Vietnam’s Corporate Governance Tested

Bui Quang Huy is in trouble. The former CEO of tech company Nhat Cuong General Technical Services is wanted by police for smuggling and now money laundering. He apparently invested money earned from the smuggling of electronics across the border into a subsidiary company and used that to hide the fact that he was syphoning [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:38:00+07:00July 11th, 2019|Business News, Securities and Capital markets, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Vietnam’s Corporate Governance Tested

Tax Authorities On Top of Tech

With this article in Vietnam Investment Review, here, the government proves that it is capable of keeping pace with technological advancement in at least one department, that of tax collection. The article examines the fact that Grab, a ride hailing app company, has surpassed Vinasun in tax contributions. It outlines the concerns that were raised initially, [...]

IC’s Media Law Ranked Tier 1 by MLI

Indochine Counsel is pleased to announce the recent release of the Media Law International annual rankings. In the rankings, Indochine Counsel is ranked as a Tier 1 Law Firm for Media Law. This marks the apogee of efforts to improve the provision of media law services at Indochine Counsel and the culmination of the IT [...]

By |2019-04-15T09:34:10+07:00April 15th, 2019|Business News, Indochine Counsel News, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on IC’s Media Law Ranked Tier 1 by MLI

OTT Internet Services at Risk in Vietnam

This week we have a guest post from Mr. Bui Viet Duc, legal assistant at Indochine Counsel. He's spent some time researching this issue and has prepared the following memo for release. Guidance on TV over-the-top (OTT) services under the new draft decree Decree No. 06/2016/ND-CP on management, supply and utilization of radio and television [...]

P2P Lending in Vietnam

A few days ago the National Bank announced that it will approve Peer to Peer Lending. This comes as little surprise since there are already 40 companies operating in the sector in Vietnam and the activity has been neither approved nor prohibited up to this time. P2P Lending is a method of lending that skips [...]

A Guide to Practical E-discovery in Asia

Indochine Counsel is proud to announce its contribution to A Guide to Practical E-Discovery in Asia, a multi-jurisdictional guide to E-discovery in the Asian region. Authored by Bryan Tan, Michael Lew, and Benjamin Ang the Guide covers nine jurisdictions in the region from Korea and Japan to Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia. The Vietnam chapter is [...]

Manufacturing Bears Promise

A couple weeks ago I read an article about the manufacturer of certain Apple products looking to move manufacturing to Vietnam. Now, this wasn’t Apple’s decision, this was the decision of the Chinese manufacturer. They wanted to move the plant to Vietnam. This is interesting for several reasons. First, it is a sign that China’s [...]

Technology is Key at the ALA Conference in HCMC

If you looked at the recent blog post announcing Indochine Counsel's hosting of the ASEAN Legal Alliance law conference in Ho Chi Minh City, this November, then you saw a bit about the importance of technology in the continuing pace of change in laws in Southeast Asia. When I was working first out of law [...]

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, [...]

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