Press Room
10 18 2021

Indochine Counsel is excited to be celebrating its 15th anniversary. Since our founding shortly before Vietnam’s entrance into the World Trade Organization, Indochine Counsel has served clients from around the world to invest and do business in Vietnam. We are thrilled to know that we have made it so far in such a short amount of time as to be one of the biggest and most highly regarded law firms in Vietnam.

10 14 2021

Indochine Counsel is pleased to announce that we have completed an up to date employment law guide for the Vietnam jurisdiction. The guide is prepared by employment law expert and senior associate Le Thi Khanh Hoan.

10 07 2021

As announced by the parties, on 5 October 2021, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GS) has completed an acquisition of majority stakes in TLC Modular, a group with business interests in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and manufacturing and design facilities in Vietnam. Indochine Counsel acted as the Vietnamese legal counsel for TLC Modular Group in this transaction.

09 20 2021

Indochine Counsel is pleased to announce the publication of the Law Firm Network’s Comparative Guide on Cryptocurrency Legislation with a Vietnam section written by Thai Gia Han, Junior Associate, and Steven Jacob, Foreign Associate. The Comparative Guide on Cryptocurrency Legislation discusses the relevant legislation governing the use of cryptocurrency in nine different jurisdictions. It covers relevant issues that anyone interested in cryptocurrency in Vietnam or any of the other covered countries should know before investing in the currency.

06 08 2021

Ho Chi Minh City, 8 June 2021 --- Indochine Counsel advised Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco Group) in acquisition of a 100% stake in E-mart Vietnam Co., Ltd. from South Korea’s largest retailer E-mart Inc. As part of the deal, the parties have also entered into a strategic franchise arrangement whereby E-mart will no longer operate its brand discount stores in Vietnam, but all stores will be operated by Thaco using the E-mart brand.

01 28 2021

Ho Chi Minh City, 28 January 2021 – Indochine Counsel is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Dang The Duc has been recognized by the Asia Business Law Journal for his work as a lawyer in Vietnam. In a ranking released on 25 January 2021, Asia Business Law Journal listed the top 100 lawyers in Vietnam. Not only was Duc included on the list, but he was featured prominently in the accompanying article that announced the list. 

06 07 2021

Ho Chi Minh City, 7 June 2021 --- Indochine Counsel acted for EQuest Education Group (EQuest) in relation to the investment made by KKR through KKR Global Impact Fund, as announced by KKR on 31 May 2021. 

05 11 2020

Ho Chi Minh City, 11 May 2020 -- Indochine Counsel is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Dang The Duc has been recognized by Leaders in Law Asia and Oceania. In the just announced Leaders in Law 2020 Global Awards, Duc was named as the Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year (In Vietnam). You can see the entire list of the Leaders in Law 2020 Global Awards Winners here https://www.leaders-in-law.com/awards/, and his profile at the Leaders in Law 2020 Global Awards. Duc’s profile is also listed in their prestigious referral network along premier lawyers from around the world at https://www.leaders-in-law.com/lawyers/dang-the-duc/.

10 05 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic put many businesses through rigorous tests of their strategic resilience. For many, it was a rude awakening. Organizations that rapidly reinvented themselves in response to the pandemic can provide lessons for all of us.

09 18 2021

On 17 September 2021, Managing Partner Dang The Duc spoke at the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Webinar hosted by the Asian member-institutes of the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI). Over three hundred members were in attendance and had the opportunity to listen to Indochine Counsel’s managing partner and several other distinguished guests discuss issues surrounding SPACs. Mr. Duc spoke about special issues facing Vietnamese companies who are interested in listing on foreign stock exchanges using the SPAC model. As always we are pleased that our illustrious managing partner has had the chance to share his thoughts with a community of financial leaders throughout Asia. Congratulations Duc

09 16 2021

On 15 September 2021, the leadership of Ho Chi Minh City announced that they will be extending the social distancing in Ho Chi Minh City until 30 September 2021. The social distancing will continue to be under the conditions set forth in the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 16 and other specific restrictions already in place. The goal is to have 80% of the city vaccinated by that time, though it is difficult to tell whether that will be possible given current vaccine availability. This extension will hopefully allow the number of community transmissions to fall until the city reaches herd immunity.

08 03 2021

On 31 July 2021, Vietnam’s Vice Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam issued a new circular extending the social distancing in Ho Chi Minh City and other hard hit localities for 14 more days. This continue social distancing will be governed by Directive No. 16 until at least 14 August. In addition, Ho Chi Minh City will continue to impose a curfew between 18:00 and 6:00 in which only emergency vehicles will be allowed on the streets, and even during the day travel between districts and wards within the city will be restricted. This is the second month of some form of social distancing for Ho Chi Minh City. On 24 July, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, began a 15-day lockdown under Directive No. 16 which is still in effect. Indochine Counsel continues to curtail our in-person activities though we are still available for remote services as outlined previously.

07 27 2021

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have extended the lockdown on 20 July. The city will now be locked down according to Prime Minister’s Directive No. 16 until at least 1 August. In addition, starting 26 July, Ho Chi Minh City will impose a curfew between 18:00 and 6:00 in which only emergency vehicles will be allowed on the streets. On 24 July, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, began a 15-day lockdown under Directive No. 16. Indochine Counsel has further curtailed our in-person activities though we are still available for remote services as outlined previously.

07 08 2021

At Indochine Counsel we have been closely following the developments of the Covid-19 virus, as the fourth outbreak has hit Vietnam and particularly Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces. As of today, the leaders of the City have instructed all localities to implement the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 16/CT-TTg dated 31 March 2020 on implementation of urgent measures for prevention and control of Covid-19 calling for individual and organizational responsibility in dealing with the outbreak. Accordingly, Ho Chi Minh City will enter into a citywide lockdown for 15 days starting from 0:00 AM, 9 July 2021.

05 31 2021

The latest issue of Asian Legal Business, an Asian based professional magazine, released their 2021 intellectual property rankings by country. Indochine Counsel is pleased to be ranked as tier 2 in both Patents and Copyright/Trademarks for the Vietnam jurisdiction. This continuing recognition of Indochine Counsel's abilities and expertise in the IP law space is gratifying and we are happy to share it with you our colleagues, clients and friends who made it possible.

05 31 2021

The recent fourth wave of Covid-19 infections has come to Ho Chi Minh City where Indochine Counsel’s main office is located. With a large number of cases recorded at the end of last week on Sunday, 30 May 2021, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has imposed social distancing in the city starting from 31 May and lasting for two weeks in accordance with the Government’s Directive 15.

03 31 2021

Ho Chi Minh City, 31 March 2021 -- For many years now Indochine Counsel has published an updated legal guide that provides an in-depth survey of the major legal issues facing investors and companies in Vietnam. Over the last several months, the lawyers at Indochine Counsel have worked to update that legal guide and prepare a new version inclusive of the many new laws that were promulgated in 2020.

05 22 2020

The latest issue of Asian Legal Business, an Asian based professional magazine, released their 2020 intellectual property rankings by country. Indochine Counsel is pleased to be ranked as tier 2 in both Patents and Copyright/Trademarks for the Vietnam jurisdiction. This continuing recognition of Indochine Counsel's abilities and expertise in the IP law space is gratifying and we are happy to share it with you our colleagues, clients and friends who made it possible.

04 27 2020

Last Wednesday, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced that Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, most of Hanoi, and all but two of the provinces were to be removed from the high-risk category in the fight against Covid-19. On Saturday, 26 April 2020, he issued Directive No. 19/CT-TTg on continued measures for prevention and control of Covid-19 (“Directive 19”). 

04 27 2020

Hanoi, 27 April 2020 -- FiinGroup and Indochine Counsel are pleased to announce the successful completion of a study project on early stage financing for innovative start-ups and SMEs in Vietnam: “Vietnam Venture Capital and Angel Financing Ecosystem”, as engaged the World Bank Group. This is part of the World Bank’s project in Vietnam: Promoting Innovation in Vietnam – “Vietnam Venture Capital Ecosystem Diagnostic to support Innovative Start-ups and SMEs”.



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