Wide coverage in revamped Labour Code provisions

Wide coverage in revamped Labour Code provisions

Decree No.152/2020/ND-CP, which took effect in February, provides some major amendments to the regulations on non-nationals working in Vietnam.
Stringent e-commerce rules for Vietnam coming up ahead

Stringent e-commerce rules for Vietnam coming up ahead

Vietnam’s e-commerce market is attractive to both domestic and foreign investors – however, there are no specific regulations on foreign investment in this sector. In an effort to enhance the legal framework, the government has recently released a draft of a new decree amending Decree No.52/2013/ND-CP on e-commerce. Partner at Allens Law Firm Linh Bui points out the changes under the draft decree.
It’s never too late to optimise M&A value

It’s never too late to optimise M&A value

Mergers and acquisitions can be an effective strategy to increase business value. Unfortunately, many transactions do not deliver their expected benefits due to a variety of breakdowns in the merger and integration process. Le Khanh Lam, tax partner at RSM Vietnam, explains how, by focusing on operational and process improvement, it is not too late to drive significant value to the organisation.
The development of industrial zone attached with seaport boost investment efficiency

The development of industrial zone attached with seaport boost investment efficiency

Sao Do Group general director Nguyen Thanh Phuong shared the group's strategy of developing industrial park infrastructure attached with seaports.
Increasing M&A strength with legal foundations

Increasing M&A strength with legal foundations

Over the last decade, the Vietnamese mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape has moved in lockstep with the economy’s high growth rates.
Clarifications from competition authority on negative control

Clarifications from competition authority on negative control

The definition of “control” is important to determine if a transaction may be caught by the new merger filing requirements under the Law on Competition 2018 and Decree No.35/2020, taking effect on May 2020, on detailed regulations of a few provisions of this law.
Legislative urgency for solar project development

Legislative urgency for solar project development

In late January, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) issued a draft decision guiding the selection of investors implementing solar power projects under the bidding mechanism.
High-tech success resting on investment

High-tech success resting on investment

Vietnam is a fertile ground for high-tech development, for both domestic and international tech companies.
How to deal with Suez contractual claims

How to deal with Suez contractual claims 1

After the Suez Canal incident last month causing wide disruption to global trade, attention has been turned to the legal implications surrounding the issue. Tony Nguyen,  founder and senior partner of legal consultancy firm EPLegal, discusses the varying laws and contracts that could come into play.
Addressing SOEs, the private sector, and innovation

Addressing SOEs, the private sector, and innovation

The government has a plan to invest nearly $1 billion in seven state-owned enterprises (SOEs), with the purpose to “pave the way” to develop technology, connect with the private sector, and form “innovation chains” in order to accelerate development.
Suez Canal incident keeps Vietnamese exporters busy

Suez Canal incident keeps Vietnamese exporters busy

Local exporters continue to deal with the aftermath of the Suez Canal blockade that occurred last month, causing ripple effects throughout the globe’s trade system.
Dynamic duo team up in comprehensive collaboration

Dynamic duo team up in comprehensive collaboration

Accounting and advisory firm RSM Vietnam has elevated its partnership with C.T Group by signing a comprehensive cooperation agreement.
Data protection receives draft fillip

Data protection receives draft fillip

With the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement taking effect last year, the government recently circulated a draft decree on personal data protection, drafted by the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam.
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