Legal News
01 02 2020

A number of laws will take effect since 2020, which are expected to make progress in the nation’s socio-economic development. 

01 01 2020

Looking back at a year of massive fluctuations in the global economy, as well as new movements in attracting foreign investment in Vietnam, there have been calls to install an investor filter to ensure that overseas financiers are truly qualified, environmentally friendly, and socially compatible with the country. Dr. Phan Huu Thang, former director of the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, offers his views on how this can be achieved moving forward.

12 27 2019

The Republic of Korea (RoK) is the leading foreign investor in Vietnam in 2019, pouring 7.92 billion USD into the country, accounting for over one fifth of the total flow of foreign direct investment into Vietnam during the year.

12 20 2019

Recent developments in the electric vehicle sector have shown that personal and commercial transpotation can soon solely rely on electricity.

12 18 2019

HÀ NỘI — A survey of business leaders in the Asia Pacific region has revealed Việt Nam is a top destination for cross-border investment.

12 18 2019

HCM CITY — Investment in condotels remains appealing despite defaults in profit commitments by property developers, but a clear legal framework is needed to protect investors’ rights, according to experts. 

12 18 2019

HÀ NỘI- Việt Nam was committed to opening the door for foreign investors, especially in the field of services and in accordance with free trade agreements.

12 18 2019

HÀ NỘI — Although progress has been realised by Việt Nam in recent years, the country is still unable to finance all the needs of its hungry productive sector, including private firms and SOEs.

12 17 2019

HÀ NỘI —  The Office of the President held a press conference on Monday to announce President Nguyễn Phú Trọng’s order on promulgating 11 new laws that were adopted by the National Assembly during its last sitting in November.

12 13 2019

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese government, for years, has been focusing on enhancing administrative reforms to improve the business environment, said Mai Tiến Dũng, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office.

12 12 2019

The shift from coal to gas in energy planning is important for Vietnam’s future. John Rockhold, chairman of the Vietnam Business Forum’s Power and Energy Working Group, writes on the trends and hurdles to get around in order to take full advantages of the country’s resources.

12 11 2019

With unexpectedly strong growth momentum in the third quarter likely to carry over into the fourth quarter and next year, the ADB adjusted its growth forecast for Vietnam from 6.8 to 6.9 per cent for 2019, and from 6.7 per cent to 6.8 per cent for 2020.

12 05 2019

After several hopeful years, new legal improvements on air carriages and airport enterprises will take effect from early next year. Tran Bao Ngoc, director of the Transport Department at the Ministry of Transport, talked to VIR’s Tung Anh about significant legal changes and the government’s future orientation in foreign investment attraction in this area.

12 05 2019

Varying comments continue to hit the draft amendments to the Law on Enterprises 2014 and the Law on Investment 2014, with further revisions cited for state holding in state-owned enterprises garnering heightened attention among investors.

12 05 2019

In light of the Cocobay Danang situation, in which contracts are not being honoured due to unrealistic expectations being placed on the condotel model, Mauro Gasparotti, director of Savills Hotels APAC, writes on his expectations of the condotel market in Vietnam, and what solutions could be found to ease the situation.

12 04 2019

New-generation Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are expected to help Viet Nam become more competitive if the country reduces trading costs and improves its business environment, experts said on Tuesday at a conference in HCM City.

12 03 2019

The property market in Vietnam has received increased FDI inflows during the past years. VIR talked with Savills Vietnam managing director Neil MacGregor about his assessments of these FDI flows and expectations for the property market in the year ahead.

12 02 2019

A series of policies on administrative penalties for violations arising in the monetary and banking sector, sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of competition, driver training, driving tests and issuance of driving licenses for road motor vehicles shall come into effect since December 2019.

12 02 2019

Free trade agreements (FTAs) had created opportunities for food imports and foreign investment in the domestic food industry, according to experts.

11 28 2019

A consistent legal framework related to tax deductions, land allocations and credit programmes is needed to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), experts have urged.

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