Land law considerations for foreigners

Land law considerations for foreigners

With the implementation of the Law on Land, many foreign businesses have encountered multiple challenges related to real estate while investing in Vietnam, Pham Duy Khuong, managing director of ASL Law, explains why the country must remove these issues as soon as possible to keep Vietnam attractive.
'M&A opportunities in a volatile market' session at the Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

'M&A opportunities in a volatile market' session at the Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

Session 1 of the "M&A opportunities in a volatile market" of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2022, moderated by Seck Yee Chung, partner, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam.
ASL Law branches out services for wider regional ambitions

ASL Law branches out services for wider regional ambitions

Opening the first representative office for ASL Law in Singapore on August 12 was an important milestone in the firm’s expansion journey. Pham Duy Khuong, managing director of ASL Law, speaks with VIR’s Hoang Oanh about his dream of going global.
ASL LAW successfully defends in lawsuit against circumvention of trade remedies

ASL LAW successfully defends in lawsuit against circumvention of trade remedies

ASL LAW has successfully represented and protected the interests of two businesses that are not subject to anti-circumvention tax.
IDOs in Vietnam – a novel fundraising approach

IDOs in Vietnam – a novel fundraising approach

Blockchain technology is bringing a significant revolution and growth in various industries, including capital raising. Pham Duy Khuong, managing director at ASL Law, explains why Vietnam must soon develop a mechanism to regulate this new form of investment.
Cleaning up legislation for NFT success in Vietnam

Cleaning up legislation for NFT success in Vietnam

Traditional games are becoming more advanced through blockchain and non-fungible tokens. Pham Duy Khuong, Nguyen Thuy Chung, and Doan Nam from ASL LAW, however, note the many barriers still make the technology difficult to develop and greatly affect investment prospects.
The status of franchising when withdrawing from markets

The status of franchising when withdrawing from markets

A series of Western companies such as McDonald’s, Unilever, Shell, Goldman Sachs, and many more have announced their withdrawal from Russia. Pham Duy Khuong, managing director at ASL Law, sheds light on the aspects of franchising in particular, and the legalities surrounding contracts.
Balance to find with overtime reform

Balance to find with overtime reform

Over the past year at least, enterprises have faced serious issues in business development and production, especially those in the seafood, footwear, or textile industries.
ASL Law managing director among top 100 lawyers in Vietnam

ASL Law managing director among top 100 lawyers in Vietnam

Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong, managing director of ASL Law, has just been honoured by Asia Business Law Journal with a position among the top 100 lawyers in Vietnam
30 years of accompanying the country’s key economic sectors part3

30 years of accompanying the country’s key economic sectors part3

VIR has earned praise from international organisations, embassies, experts, and across the business community as it provides them with insightful and useful information on the ups and downs of the country’s exciting economic development.
Supporting policies in Vietnam’s social insurance

Supporting policies in Vietnam’s social insurance

Currently, many enterprises face difficulties due to having to suspend business, reduce labour, or change business structure entirely in order to ensure production and maintain operations, and the problem of social insurance is often one of the more painful issues for them.
PPP law builds on transparency and proper process

PPP law builds on transparency and proper process

Projects in the form of public-private partnerships (PPP) are implemented in the form of investment on the basis of contracts between state agencies and financiers to implement, manage, and operate infrastructure projects and provide public services.
ASL Law introduces Legal Handbook amid COVID-19 times

ASL Law introduces Legal Handbook amid COVID-19 times

Hanoi-based full-service law firm ASL Law has just introduced a Legal Handbook on Labour and Employment, providing a useful reference for businesses in COVID-19 times.
Directions for FIEs and employees in benefits disputes

Directions for FIEs and employees in benefits disputes

Fines for foreign-invested enterprises for failing to pay social insurance premiums have been specified in Decree No.28/2020/ND-CP released in March 2020 on providing penalties for admin violations in the fields of labor, social insurance, and overseas manpower supply under contract.
The keys to M&A attraction

The keys to M&A attraction

In recent years, Vietnam has been actively improving investment policies as well as enhancing the legal framework for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities. 
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