Review of Vietnam Fintech Report 2020

Last week Fintech News, a digital news provider out of Singapore, launched their Vietnam Fintech Report 2020. The report examines the Fintech space in Vietnam, looking at current penetration within the country's population and the startup scene as well as pointing out specific fintech companies to watch. You can download the Vietnam Fintech Report 2020 [...]

By |2020-11-30T14:14:01+07:00November 30th, 2020|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Review of Vietnam Fintech Report 2020

Operating e-wallets in Vietnam

In the near future I'm looking to move into more tech involved matters. As such, I'm going to use this blog as a means to educate myself on the issues and laws related to certain matters important to the tech field. Foremost among those is the use of digital payments. While there are issues relating [...]

By |2020-11-23T12:11:36+07:00November 23rd, 2020|Banking and Finance, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Operating e-wallets in Vietnam

Investment in Vietnam’s Tech Industry H1/2020 Report

A little over a month ago Vietnamese venture capital firm Do Ventures released the Vietnam Tech Investment Report 2019--H12020, a report on the state of investment in Vietnam's tech industry during the first half of 2020. This report came to my attention a couple of weeks ago, but due to other time sensitive topics I wasn't [...]

By |2020-11-09T11:35:13+07:00November 9th, 2020|Securities and Capital markets, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Investment in Vietnam’s Tech Industry H1/2020 Report

Tech M&A in Vietnam, Globally Recovering

With the effects of Covid-19 moving towards long lasting, it is important to take a look at the health of certain parts of the global economy. One major aspect of that picture is the M&A deal flow. As a firm who is centered in the growing technological sector in Vietnam, Indochine Counsel is particularly interested [...]

By |2020-10-27T13:11:11+07:00October 27th, 2020|M&A, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Tech M&A in Vietnam, Globally Recovering

How to obtain a Vietnam branded domain name

As a digital nomad of sorts--though I don't roam much--I have a focus on Southeast Asia and, specifically, Vietnam. I frequently come up with ideas for blogs or websites or various pursuits that would allow me to use my Vietnamese language skills to target the content consumption audience living in Vietnam. If I ever take [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:58:20+07:00August 24th, 2020|Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on How to obtain a Vietnam branded domain name

Issues of Technology Transfer Contracts in Vietnam

Introduction Hello all. This week we're exploring issues with technology transfer in Vietnam. Just in case you're not familiar with the term, technology transfer refers to the process of conveying results stemming from scientific and technological research to the market place and to wider society, along with associated skills and procedures. This can come in [...]

By |2020-08-06T12:35:08+07:00August 6th, 2020|Contract Law, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Issues of Technology Transfer Contracts in Vietnam

Viettel Installs 5G Network in HCMC

According to Dat Viet at VN Express International, Viettel, the military owned telecommunications company, has installed several 5G network broadcasting stations throughout Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. You can see the article here. This is a major turn around for Vietnam as they are intent on becoming one of the first countries in the [...]

By |2019-09-23T11:04:20+07:00September 23rd, 2019|Business News, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Viettel Installs 5G Network in HCMC

Cybersecurity Update

Recently we prepared a special alert concerning the current draft decree governing the cybersecurity law that has caused so much controversy in the interwebs. One clause, the requirement for offshore companies to establish onshore domain hosting along with a branch/rep office is particularly controversial. Below I quote from our security alert on this issue, as [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:44:29+07:00September 17th, 2019|Intellectual Property, International Trade, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cybersecurity Update

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
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