Dec 24 2015
This article focuses on resolving disputes over domain names which are identical or confusingly similar to registered trademarks/trade names in Vietnam. According to the current Law on Information Technology and regulations guiding the implementation thereof, such domain name disputes can be resolved in three ways: through negotiation or conciliation; arbitration; or litigation at the competent court.
Dec 16 2015
The concept of social enterprise first appeared in the United Kingdom about four centuries ago, before spreading to other countries. However, it continues to be a new idea in Viet Nam even today.
Dec 01 2015
Similar to the former 2005 Law on Enterprises, the new Law on Enterprises No. 68/2014/QH13 dated November 26, 2014 (New LOE 2014) allows the contribution of intellectual property rights (IPRs) to count as capital of an enterprise. 
Oct 30 2015
On November 26, 2014 the National Assembly of Vietnam adopted a new law on enterprise (2014 Enterprise Law) which takes effect on July 1, 2015 and replaces the law on enterprise 2005. Together with the new law on investment, the 2014 Enterprise Law is considered another historic milestone to improve the legal framework in Vietnam.
Oct 12 2015
One of the notable points of the new Law on Enterprises, dated 26 November 2014 (“Law on Enterprise 2014”), is the relaxation of restrictions on the founding shareholders’ ordinary shares during the period of three years from the initial establishment date of the joint stock company (the “Lock-up Period”).
Sep 15 2015
On 25 June 2015 the State Bank of Vietnam promulgated Circular No. 07/2015/TT-NHNN on bank guarantees, effective from 9 August 2015 (Circular 07), to replace Circular No. 28/2012/TT-NHNN dated 3 October 2012 (Circular 28).
Aug 12 2015

In Viet Nam, the first ."vn" domain name was registered in 1997 and the quantity of ."vn" domain names has rapidly increased. There were 286,561 registered items by September, 2014 (source: APTLD Member Statistics and Growth Report).

Jul 15 2015
Cash flows into or out of Viet Nam relating to foreign direct investment (FDI) activities are always of significant interest to not only foreign investors, but state agencies also.
Jul 07 2015
On November 26, 2014 the National Assembly of Vietnam adopted a new law on investment (2014 Investment Law) which will take effect on July 1, 2015 and replace the current 2005 Investment Law. Under this new law, there are many changes designed to open opportunities for foreign investors through new provisions on licensing procedures applicable to certain common investment forms, including investment along with setup of enterprise and investment under the way of capital contribution or shares purchase in enterprises in Vietnam. 
Jun 24 2015
On May 5, 2015, the government enacted decree 42/2015/ND-CP on derivative securities and the derivative securities market ("Decree 42").
Jun 10 2015
The planning and investment ministry is finalising a draft decree for building an adequate, transparent and consistent legal framework for the implementation of the 2014 Investment Law.
Jun 04 2015
On February 14, 2015, the government of Vietnam enacted Decree No. 15/2015/ND-CP (Decree 15) regulating the investment in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) that took effect on April 10, 2015 and replaced Decree No. 108/2009/ND-CP of the government, dated November 27, 2009, on investment in the forms of BOT (Build – Operate – Transfer), BTO (Build – Transfer – Operate) and BT (Build – Transfer) contracts (as amended by Decree No. 24/2011/ND-CP dated April 5, 2011); and Decision No. 71/2010/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister, dated November 9, 2010, issuing the trial regulations on investment in the PPP form.
May 04 2015
On November 26, 2014, the Vietnamese National Assembly passed a new law on investment (LOI). The LOI appears to make changes to the existing investment structure that will incentivise investment activities and improve the operating environment. The LOI redefines the term ‘foreign investor’ and offers fewer conditional investment sectors in comparison with the current law on investment 2005.
Mar 25 2015
On January 12, 2015, the government of Viet Nam issued Decree No 05/2015/ND-CP (Decree 05), providing for the rights and obligations of employers and employees.
Jan 31 2015
On 25 November 2014 the National Assembly passed the Law on Real Estate Business No. 66/2014/QH13 (the “New REB Law”) which will take effect on 1 July 2015 and replace the Law on Real Estate Business No. 63/2006/QH11, dated 29 June 2006 (the “Current REB Law”).
Jan 21 2015
On September 10, 2014, the government issued Decree No 86/2014/ND-CP (Decree 86) on the transportation business and business conditions.
Dec 27 2014
On November 26, 2014, the same promulgation day of Investment Law 2014, the National Assembly of Vietnam promulgated a new enterprise law with many positive new regulations and meaningful reforms (Enterprise Law 2014), which will take effect from July 1, 2015 and replace the current Enterprise Law 2005. Through this new law, the policy-makers are expecting to boost the freedom of businesses and alleviate many of the remaining stumbling blocks in the economy. Below are some highlights and comments on various key changes under Enterprise Law 2014.
Nov 27 2014
On 11 August 2014 the State Bank of Vietnam enacted Circular No. 19/2014/TT-NHNN (“Circular 19”) guiding the foreign exchange control of foreign direct investment activities in Vietnam. There are several noticeable points which significantly affect the activities of capital contribution, account utilization and overseas remittance for enterprises with foreign direct investment capital (“FDI enterprises”) and foreign investors (“Investors”) directly investing in Vietnam.
Nov 19 2014
GlobalVue has ranked Viet Nam as one of the top 10 potential markets for franchise ventures in 2013.
Oct 29 2014
Vietnam has been ranked 15th for Internet users internationally, however only 20% of those users in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City use the internet for online shopping. The Vietnam E-Commerce and Information Technology Agency (VECITA) has also estimated that the revenue from the e-commerce industry in these two major cities is US$2.2 billion in 2013 and estimate it to be US$4 billion in 2015. In order to upgrade this moderate estimate, the operators of e-commerce websites and e-commerce service providers must ensure to fulfill the followings: 


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