Vaibhav Saxena: Legal improvements increase investment attraction

Vaibhav Saxena: Legal improvements increase investment attraction

Looking at the bright future ahead, lawyer Vaibhav Saxena talked about his journey in the Southeast Asian country and future expectations.
Firms respond to legal fine-tuning

Firms respond to legal fine-tuning

The Ministry of Planning and Investment is gathering feedback from private stakeholders on the draft law amending and supplementing the Law on Investment and the Law on Enterprises...
Let the foreign investor beware

Let the foreign investor beware

Vietnam’s young bourses are a work in progress, with rules and regulations subject to frequent fine-tuning.
Foreign disputes - the elephant in the room

Foreign disputes - the elephant in the room 1

International investment and trade disputes are set to increasingly become commonplace for investors in Vietnam as the nation becomes integrated into the global economy.
The competitive edge

The competitive edge

Vu Ba Phu, deputy director general of Vietnam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, discusses the practicalities of M&A activities in Vietnam.
A smart fight against IPR infringements

A smart fight against IPR infringements

Nguyen Tran Tuyen, an attorney at law firm Vision & Associates, takes a closer look at current obstacles in fighting against intellectual property right (IPR) infringements in Vietnam.
Fine tuning a well-oiled machine

Fine tuning a well-oiled machine

Vietnam achieved 14 per cent industrial production growth in 2010, nearly double the previous year’s growth rate. The country will accelerate its industrial production from this year to become an industrialised nation at the end of this decade. Industry and Trade Minister Vu Huy Hoang tells VIR about the key tasks for Vietnam to address to reach this goal.
Implementing the PPP legal  framework

Implementing the PPP legal framework

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on November 9, 2010 approved the much anticipated legal framework for public-private partnerships (PPP) in Vietnam.
One step at a time

One step at a time

Nghiem Vu Khai, vice chairman of the National Assembly’s Science, Technology and Environment Committee, urges Vietnam to pursue policies to build a low-carbon economy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and develop an environmentally-friendly energy industry.
Ministries need to bring A games

Ministries need to bring A games

“The results demonstrate that the quality of legal developments and enforcement at ministries has not satisfied the expectations of the business community”
Developers to seek legal help

Developers to seek legal help

Plagued by management problems for residential quarters, property developers are seeking a legal framework for estate management as the number housing complexes continues to climb.
Enterprises seek level playing field

Enterprises seek level playing field

What does a “firm” mean in Vietnam? The explanation varies little from dictionary to dictionary; yet it changes radically depending on which law referred to it. In Vietnam these conflicting definitions have proved deeply problematic and many legal and investment analysts say ironing out these differences will be a significant step towards creating an equitable legal ground for all businesses operating in the country.