Crucial legislative developments in the bond market

Crucial legislative developments in the bond market

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has previously issued regulations on prudential ratios and limits over banking activities while recently the ability of businesses to pay loans and interest has been severely affected by the current pandemic. As a result of these twinned developments, commercial banks have become more and more cautious in granting credit.
The existing uncertainty in merger filing regulations

The existing uncertainty in merger filing regulations

The development of Vietnamese competition laws in recent years, notably with the promulgation of the Law on Competition 2018 and its guiding instrument Decree No.35/2020/ND-CP, has marked a critical milestone in changing the merger and acquisition market in Vietnam.
Comparative guide on cryptocurrency legislations and guidelines in Vietnam

Comparative guide on cryptocurrency legislations and guidelines in Vietnam

Steven Jacob, foreign associate and Thai Gia Han, junior associate from Indochine Counsel shared about cryptocurrency legislation in Vietnam.
The need for social housing in industrial zones is vital

The need for social housing in industrial zones is vital

In the context of the pandemic, manufacturing activities in industrial zones (IZs) became nearly impossible in some southern areas, which led to the disruption of the supply chain and a shortage of labour. One reason for this situation is that localities were not interested in developing social housing for workers.
Convening efficient company meetings in today’s environment

Convening efficient company meetings in today’s environment

It is critical for businesses to know that they can solicit member and shareholder consent in a timely manner.
Crafting balanced treatment in cross-border advertising

Crafting balanced treatment in cross-border advertising

To enforce more rigorous control of cross-border advertising activities, the Vietnamese government issued Decree No.70/2021/ND-CP on July, which took effect on September 15. Thai Gia Han, junior associate at Indochine Counsel, pores over the new conditions applicable to digital advertising in Vietnam and how these impact those who provide cross-border advertising services.
Compulsory patent licensing for crucial vaccines in Vietnam

Compulsory patent licensing for crucial vaccines in Vietnam

A controversy surrounds patent rights, particularly around much sought-after vaccines. Nguyen Thi Hong Anh, partner and head of the IP and Technology Practice Group at Indochine Counsel, provides a summary of the laws and regulations directed to compulsory licensing of patent rights in Vietnam.
Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

Vietnamese policy for emergency vaccine imports

Amid growing coronavirus cases from the latest outbreak in the country, the Vietnamese government is taking measures to speed up the vaccine rollout for its population.
Outlining the preferential mechanisms for new PPP projects

Outlining the preferential mechanisms for new PPP projects

Public-private investment projects play a significant role in developing infrastructure and have the potential to accelerate large-scale construction works across the country. Managing partner of Indochine Counsel Duc Dang and Steven Jacon, foreign consultant of Indochine Counsel go into the ins and outs of the laws governing the the bidding and funding of such projects.