PRESS RELEASE: KENT WONG INTERVIEWED BY VIR ON OPPORTUNITIES IN VIETNAM UNDER THE NEW EVFTA

On July 24, 2019, Kent Wong, Vice Chairman, and Stefano Pellegrino from EuroCham’s Legal Sector Committee talked to Vietnam Investment Review about improvements to the legal framework motivating the M&A trend in Vietnam, after the signing of the landmark EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (“EVFTA”) on June 30, 2019.

With the strength and vibrancy of the M&A […]

SINGAPORE CONVENTION ON MEDIATION

12 August 2019 

On 7 August 2019, 46 States including the United States, China, India, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore have signed the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, also known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation.  This is the highest number of first-day signatories of a UN trade convention, and more States are expected to be […]

A LOOK AT VIETNAM’S IMPLEMENTATION ON TARIFF COMMITMENTS UNDER CPTPP

On 26th June 2019, the Government of Vietnam promulgated a Decree No. 57/2019/ND-CP (“Decree 57”) on new Tariff Preference on Export and Import for the period from 2019 to 2022, including requirements for application of tariff preference as well as tariff schedule.  The Decree 57 is to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership […]

VIETNAM’S NEW DECREE ON KARAOKE AND NIGHTCLUB BUSINESS

Karaoke and nightclubs are one of the conditional business lines stipulated in Law No. 03/2016/QH14 amending and supplementing Article 6 and Annex 4  of the List of Conditional Business Lines in the Law on Investment 2014.

On 19th June 2019, in order to manage these kinds of businesses better and more efficiently, the Government promulgated new […]

NEW REGULATIONS ON PRICE FRAMEWORK ON DOMESTIC ROUTES

From 1 July 2019, airlines in Vietnam must comply with the regulations on the service price framework for passenger services on domestic routes according to Circular No. 17/2019/TT-BGTVT dated 03 May 2019 of the Ministry of Transport on the issuance of the price framework for passenger transport services on domestic air routes (“Circular 17”). Before […]

NEW RESOLUTION ON THE PROCESS FOR SELECTING, PUBLISHING AND APPLYING PRECEDENTS

On June 18, 2019, the Council of Judges of the Supreme People’s Court issued Resolution No. 04/2019/NQ-HDTP on the process of selecting, publishing and applying precedents (“Resolution 04”).

Resolution 04 stipulates the new criteria for selecting precedents. In particular, precedents must be considered valuable in clarifying regulations which have different interpretations, analysis, explanation of legal issues, […]

By |July 23rd, 2019|The Legal Breaking News|0 Comments

VIETNAM A TOP TEN COUNTRY FOR EXPATRIATE WORKERS

Vietnam has been named in the top 10 countries for expatriate workers, according to HSBC’s Expat 2019 Global Report which was released on July 4, 2019.  It is the first time Vietnam was mentioned among the top 10 best countries for foreigners living and working worldwide.

The report is analyzed based on three factors, including quality of life, personal […]

By |July 15th, 2019|Labor, Employement & HR|0 Comments

Press Release: VIR INTERVIEW ON DECREE 37 AND LAW ON PLANNING

On May 7, 2019, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree No.37/2019/ND-CP, guiding the implementation of the Law on Planning.

Kent Wong, vice-chairman of EuroCham’s Legal Sector Committee and partner at VCI Legal, was invited to deliver his expert opinions about the benefits which the new Decree and Law on Planning in Vietnam would bring to the […]

Press Release VCI LEGAL MANAGING PARTNER INVITED AS PROMINENT SPEAKER AT THE VIETNAM PORT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2019

VCI LEGAL is very proud to announce that our Managing Partner Tuan A. Phung will be a prominent speaker at the Vietnam Port Development Conference 2019. The event will be held on 26-27 June, 2019 in Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Mr. Tuan A. Phung is invited to deliver his expert opinions […]

By |June 5th, 2019|The Legal Breaking News|0 Comments

WHICH FOREIGN WORKERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE COMPULSORY SOCIAL INSURANCE PROGRAM IN VIETNAM?

Recently, due to many provisions regulating the participation of foreign employees in the compulsory social insurance (the “CSI”) program, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (“MOLISA”) has received many inquiries from various enterprises asking which particular foreign workers are subject to the CSI program in Vietnam under Decree No.143/2018/ND-CP dated October 15, 2018 […]