Covid-19 in Vietnam Law Firm Update

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE FIRM At Indochine Counsel, we have been closely following the developments of the Covid-19 virus as it rampages around the globe. While earlier we had hoped that Vietnam would be spared much of the trouble, we have discovered more than 200 confirmed cases and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:39:33+07:00April 1st, 2020|Indochine Counsel News|Comments Off on Covid-19 in Vietnam Law Firm Update

How to Successfully Use a Non-Compete Clause in Vietnam

Not too long ago I was looking at some labor law issues and tangentially saw a reference to a court case in Vietnam that addressed the issue of non-compete agreements. This intrigued me because the last time I looked into the issue there had been no real developments in the area and the consensus amongst [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:40:46+07:00March 25th, 2020|Contract Law, Dispute Resolution, Employment|Comments Off on How to Successfully Use a Non-Compete Clause in Vietnam

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

Selecting KPIs in Vietnam’s Employment Law

Recently, a friend of mine was pressed with a problem. He signed an employment contract that stated specific duties. He is a computer programmer and his tasks are primarily associated with developing software and related research. But the firm he works for, an international company, decided to open a new line. They have begun offering [...]

By |2020-03-02T10:22:42+07:00March 2nd, 2020|Contract Law, Employment|Comments Off on Selecting KPIs in Vietnam’s Employment Law

Judiciary’s Role Under-defined in Vietnam

I've spent the last two and a half days trying to figure out exactly what the courts do in Vietnam. I've come to the conclusion that their role is ill defined and that on purpose. I read through the Law on Promulgation of Legislative Documents, the Law on People's Courts, the Civil Procedure Code, and [...]

By |2020-02-19T12:26:49+07:00February 19th, 2020|constitutional, Contract Law, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Judiciary’s Role Under-defined in Vietnam

A Warning to Management in Vietnam Companies

Manager liability. It's a major issue for boards of directors and executives in companies throughout the globe. Insurance companies offer a specific product to protect against costs for such liability. In many jurisdictions, the legislatures and courts have created major obstacles to finding management liable and find that there is a preference to defend management [...]

By |2020-02-10T09:25:58+07:00February 10th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, M&A|Comments Off on A Warning to Management in Vietnam Companies

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
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