Restructuring Debt in Vietnam

I'm excited. As of a couple of hours ago, Vietnam has gone over 40 hours without a new case of Covid-19. That means it took only a month for the country to effectively control a second outbreak of the virus. Here's to hoping the trend continues. But with that in mind, there is a lot [...]

By |2020-08-31T21:53:37+07:00September 1st, 2020|Dispute Resolution, Restructuring, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Restructuring Debt in Vietnam

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

How to Secure Loans in Vietnam

Most people are familiar with secured transactions, though they may not know them by that name. When a person buys a house, or a car using a loan--whether through the seller or a third party lender--they sign a contract offering their purchase as security. This means that, if the borrower defaults on his loan, the [...]

By |2020-08-14T12:55:51+07:00August 14th, 2020|Banking and Finance, Contract Law|Comments Off on How to Secure Loans in Vietnam

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

Protections for Whistleblowers in Vietnam

Recently, we prepared a long chapter on employment law issues in Vietnam. One of the questions we addressed involved legal protections for whistleblowers--employees or individuals who reported instances, specifically, of harassment in the workplace, but also of other legal violations committed by their employer. Vietnam's employment law does not provide for whistleblower protections and, except [...]

By |2020-07-30T10:11:53+07:00July 30th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Employment, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on Protections for Whistleblowers in Vietnam

Vietnam’s New Law on Investment and Its Effects on Cross-border Deals

On 17 June 2020, Vietnam's National Assembly passed a new law on investment. The new law offers some new approaches to investment--both domestic and foreign--in the country and broaches new territory for encouraging and regulating the sector. As I'm looking at M&A recently, I thought I would discuss two of the major developments in the [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:33:55+07:00July 23rd, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Legal News, M&A|Comments Off on Vietnam’s New Law on Investment and Its Effects on Cross-border Deals

How to Make an Outward Investment as a Vietnamese Citizen

As we have just celebrated the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam, I thought it would be a good opportunity to review the procedures and requirements for Vietnamese investors seeking to invest overseas. This is more complicated than one might expect—particularly in light of the need to obtain FOREX to [...]

By |2020-07-16T13:39:18+07:00July 16th, 2020|Corporate and commercial, Securities and Capital markets|Comments Off on How to Make an Outward Investment as a Vietnamese Citizen

Owning an apartment or villa as a foreigner in Vietnam

Last week I wrote about the rules regarding land ownership for foreigners in Vietnam, here, this week I'm going to review the rules for owning a house or villa as a foreigner in Vietnam. These rules are different and, in fact, ownership is a bit of a misnomer--though the law uses the term, it really [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:22:45+07:00July 9th, 2020|Inward Investment, Property and Construction|Comments Off on Owning an apartment or villa as a foreigner in Vietnam

Foreign Ownership of Land in Vietnam

It seems one of the first questions asked by foreigners coming into Vietnam, can I, as a foreign, own land in Vietnam? The answer, by and large, is no, but it is still worth a look to understand the nuances and the possibilities for a foreigner to come into the country and impose his philosophies [...]

By |2020-07-02T18:34:53+07:00July 2nd, 2020|Inward Investment, Property and Construction|Comments Off on Foreign Ownership of Land in Vietnam

Vietnam Continues Support for Solar Power

The below article was prepared by lawyers in Indochine Counsel. It is an update on solar power feed-in tariffs and related developments. It was posted on the Indochine Counsel website earlier this month. As solar power is fast becoming the premier power project in the country I thought it worthwhile to share with you these [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:28:07+07:00June 25th, 2020|Mining and Energy, Property and Construction|Comments Off on Vietnam Continues Support for Solar Power
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