Interpreting new real estate statutes

Interpreting new real estate statutes

Real estate funding is expected to increase further thanks to new rules on investment. Tran Thai Binh, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, and Tran Huong Giang at LNT & Partners analyse how the new rules can impact the market in the future.
Mitigating procedural delays in pharmaceutical market

Mitigating procedural delays in pharmaceutical market

While Vietnam has witnessed positive developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare spheres over the past few years, some issues still need to be ironed out.
Pros of sandbox regulation for fintech

Pros of sandbox regulation for fintech

With the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the application of digital technologies for providing financial services has become the key driver in promoting financial inclusion. However, the industry’s growth will not only depend on investmen
Wind power barriers need removing

Wind power barriers need removing

Vietnam’s latest and most comprehensive regulation on wind power development is expected to leave much room for improvement.
Advice for foreign home ownership

Advice for foreign home ownership

Although the Housing Law of 2014 created favorable conditions for foreigners to own houses here, buying a home is still no easy matter for foreigners given the legal complexity of the real estate sector in Vietnam.
Revised legal framework benefits foreign investors

Revised legal framework benefits foreign investors

From July 1, 2015, with the new Law on Investment (LOI) and new Law on Enterprises (LOE) coming into force, Vietnam changes its legal platform significantly for M&A transactions, especially for those with foreign investment elements. From a foreign buyer’s perspective, the legal framework becomes more transparent, simplified, shortened, and generally favouring those aspiring to become the target company’s controlling shareholder. The extent of improvement, however, may depend very much on how the new conditions for foreign investments are stipulated and implemented.
Important documents regulating bank guarantee

Important documents regulating bank guarantee

On 25 June 2015, the State Bank of Vietnam issued Circular No. 07/2015/TT-NHNN on bank guarantee which is considered as one of the most important documents regulating bank guarantee applied to domestic credit organizations, branches of foreign banks for foreign customers. The Circular is to replace the previous one, namely Circular No. 28/2012/TT-NHNN on 03 October 2012 issued by the State Bank of Vietnam on bank guarantee.
Law Changes Open up Opportunities in Property Sector But Questions Remain

Law Changes Open up Opportunities in Property Sector But Questions Remain

M&A is an essential component for business and the investment environment. In the real estate development sector, M&A is more essential since it may cleanse the obstacles in the market, and makes it more stable and flowing.
Decree eases constraints

Decree eases constraints

Following the relaxation of procedures for foreign investment under the new laws on Investment and Enterprises, the government has also relaxed the limits for foreign investment portfolios in a decree.
Enterprises scrutinise guidelines on new laws ahead of implementation

Enterprises scrutinise guidelines on new laws ahead of implementation

In light of the new Law on Investment that came into effect on July 1, the final draft decree implementing the law, as well as the draft circular implementing the decree, are now being prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
New rules ease PPP implementation

New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.
Key laws to bring new momentum

Key laws to bring new momentum

Last year the Vietnamese government reviewed and implemented several new policies to bolster the economy, lawyers from LNT Law Firm writes.
Eyeing the pitfalls of arbitral awards

Eyeing the pitfalls of arbitral awards

Most legal jurisdictions recognise that employees within a company can sign a contract within the scope of their employment to bind the company to perform.
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