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Due Diligence in Vietnam: Commercial and IT Aspects in the M&A Process


Due diligence is a key component in the M&A process. Vietnam Briefing examines two aspects of due diligence – commercial and IT due diligence.

Company Chops in Vietnam: Sealing the Deal


In Vietnam, an official company seal or chop is used for legally authorizing documentation. A seal gives legal validity to any documents or papers issued by companies, organizations or agencies.

Vietnam’s New PPP Law Set to Take Effect January 2021


Vietnam’s new PPP law aims to attract more private and foreign investment, particularly in infrastructure. Vietnam Briefing discusses five key changes.

Processing Contracts in Vietnam: What Are They and How to Use Them


Processing contracts in Vietnam are ideal for foreign investors looking to manufacture their product without setting up a local manufacturing facility.

Vietnam’s Social Insurance Reduction: Decree 58 on Occupational Diseases and Accidents


Vietnam issued Decree 58 allowing businesses in certain sectors to contribute to a lower social insurance rate. The Decree takes effect on July 15.

Vietnam Adopts Amended Law on Enterprises and Law on Investment


Vietnam has adopted updated versions of its Law on Enterprises and Law on Investment. The new laws are slated to come into effect on January 1, 2021.

Guidelines on Vietnam’s Competition Law: Decree 35


Vietnam Briefing explains Vietnam’s recently implemented Decree 35, which provides guidelines on the implementation of the Law on Competition.

Vietnam Cuts License Fees for 5 Industries to Reduce COVID-19 Burden


Vietnam Briefing highlights licensing and administrative fee cuts for five industries to alleviate the impact of COVID-19.

Vietnam Issues Investment Incentives for SMEs


Vietnam issued investment incentives for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The new regulations bode well for SMEs as they look to recover from COVID-19.

A Guide to Intellectual Property in Vietnam


Foreign investors must have a clear understanding of how Intellectual Property (IP) laws operate in Vietnam and what possible recourses are available.

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