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Vietnamese businesses ready to be connected with “avenue” EVFTA

Economic cooperation between Vietnam and the European Union (EU) is about to turn a new page in history as the Vietnamese National Assembly is moving very close to ratifying the […]

Export of processed industrial goods drops 20% in April

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam’s export revenue in April was estimated at US$19.7 billion, down 18.4% compared to March and down 3.5% over the same period […]

Vietnam ready for swift actions to boost economy

The ongoing health crisis has been taking a heavy toll on the Vietnamese economy. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong talked with Ha Nguyen about Vietnam’s need […]

Vietnam posts 1.9bln USD trade surplus in first five months

Vietnam reported a trade surplus of 1.9 billion USD in the first five months of this year amid the ongoing complexity for global markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According […]

Vietnam sets up special working group to ride wave of investment relocation

The special working group would create an impetus for the formulation of new policies in order to catch the investment capital inflows early from multinational groups, which are diversifying investment […]

Fate of five of 12 loss-making projects uncertain with EPC contractors out of reach

The fate of five of the 12 notorious loss-making projects, which have disputes over engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, remain uncertain because taking Chinese contractors to the court is […]

Pouring clear water into the glass to facilitate EPEs

Concretising procedures and guidance for businesses under the export-processing enterprise model is an urgent need to help Vietnam catch reviving foreign investment flows early. Numerous investors from Japan and Europe […]

Long An 1 and 2 thermal power plants to switch to LNG model

Long An 1 and 2 thermal power plants located in Long An power centre are looking for the approval to switch from coal to liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order […]

Singapore becomes biggest investor in Vietnam during Jan-April

Singapore rose to become the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam in the first four months of 2020 with 5.07 billion USD, accounting for 41 percent of the total. It was […]

Investing frameworks can entice even more

Starting with the silent move of global smartphone titan Apple, companies have been shifting their facilities to Vietnam, following the call for more lucrative investment opportunities. However, compliance issues with […]

German tape manufacturer to build plant in Vietnam

Hamburg-based tesa last month announced that it will invest €55 ($60.4 million) in a tape adhesive plant in Vietnam, making it the 15th production site that tesa will operate worldwide, […]

FiT revamp vulnerable to speculation

Despite bankability concerns inherent in power purchase agreements, investing in renewable power is a bright spot in Vietnam as developers rush to take advantage of the current feed-in tariff. Some […]

M&A

Japanese investors jostling continental counterparts

Despite the current global woes, investors around Asia are ramping up their merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in Vietnam. Masataka Sam Yoshida, head of the Cross-border Division and CEO of […]

Foreign investment inflows in M&A plunge in first four months

A plunge in capital going into mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals reduced foreign investment inflows in Vietnam in the first four months of this year. According to statistics published by […]

Pandemic could become catalyst for M&A within real estate market

The current serious impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to eventually lead to more opportunities for investors, as existing developers run out of funds and are forced to withdraw […]

Cash-strapped local businesses hunting for foreign M&A deals

The coronavirus crisis is expected to create mergers and acquisitions opportunities for foreign dealmakers in the coming months as cash-starved Vietnamese companies seek funding to overcome their difficulties. Michael Han, […]

Foreign investment inflows in M&A plunge in first four months

A plunge in capital going into mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals reduced foreign investment inflows in Vietnam in the first four months of this year. According to statistics published by […]

Hotels setting up for post-pandemic boom

A new wave of mergers and acquisitions in the hotel segment may reach the shores of Vietnam’s coastal and central cities even as the hospitality sector struggles with the impacts […]

Thai Stark Corporation PCL swallows Vietnamese cable manufacturers for $240 million

Stark Corporation PCL of Thailand has completed the purchase of 100 per cent equity in Thinh Phat Cables JSC (Thipha) and Dong Viet Non-Ferrous & Plastic JSC for $240 million. […]

ietnamese delivery firm continues buying spree

Vietnamese delivery firm Tin Toc JSC has recently acquired SGDS Logistics and Investment Corporation, marking its third acquisition to scale up business in Vietnam. SGDS Logistics and Investment Corporation provides a fast, reliable, and professional tailored […]

Japanese M&A steamrolling ahead

Japanese investors are continuing to ramp up operations in Vietnam through investing in greenfield projects and conducting mergers and acquisitions in 2020. Last week, Miki House, a leading Japanese premium […]

Sotrans approves full takeover by ITL Corporation

South Logistics JSC (Sotrans – HOSE: STG) has submitted a proposal to allow Indo Trans Logistics Corporation (ITL Corporation) to increase its ownership at the company to 100 per cent without making a mandatory public offering. […]

Central Group spends over $100 million on full takeover of Nguyen Kim

In its latest financial statement, Thailand’s Central Group has announced spending VND2.66 trillion ($115.65 million) to complete the acquisition of Nguyen Kim, after five years of holding a 49 per […]

Daughter of Tan Hiep Phat founder becomes largest shareholder of Yeah1

Tran Uyen Phuong, the elders daughter of Tan Hiep Phat’s founder Tran Qui Thanh, has become the largest shareholder of Yeah 1 Group after purchasing 21.61 per cent of the shares for around VND300 billion […]

VIETNAM LEGAL UPDATE

Legal Newsletter No.01 March 2021

ICT Law would like to present Legal Newsletter No. 01 in March 2021. Legal Newsletter updates new regulations which were issued from March 1st, 2021 to March 14th, 2021 The […]

Legal Newsletter in February 2021

Dear customers, ICT Law is pleased to present you Legal Newsletter in February 2021. Legal Newsletter updates new regulations which were issued from February 1st, 2021 to February 28th, 2021. […]

Legal Newsletter no. 02 in January 2021

Dear customers, ICT Law is pleased to present you Legal Newsletter No. 02 in January 2021. Legal Newsletter updates new regulations which were issued from January 04th, 2021 to January […]

Legal Newsletter no. 01 in January 2021

ICT Law is pleased to present you the first Legal Newsletter in January 2021. Periodically ICT Law would like to send the readers information about issues that could affect your […]

Legal Newsletter no. 05 in December 2020

Dear our customers, ICT Law would like to introduce our last Legal Newsletter in the year 2020. This Newsletter updates new regulations which were issued from December 21st, 2020 to […]

Legal Newsletter no. 04 in December 2020

Our Legal Newsletter No. 04 in this month will discuss new regulation in the areas of international cooperation, IT, land, electricity, taxation, and labour. The Newsletter updates new regulations which […]

Legal Newsletter no. 03 in December 2020

ICT Law would like to introduce our Legal Newsletter Issue No. 03 in December 2020. The Newsletter updates new regulations which were issued from December 07th, 2020 to December 13rd, […]

Legal Newsletter No. 02 in December 2020

Dear customers, ICT Law is pleased to present you Legal Newsletter No. 02 in December 2020. Legal Newsletter updates new regulations which were issued from November 30th, 2020 to December […]

Legal Newsletter No. 01 in December 2020

Legal Newsletter No. 01 in December 2020 updates new regulations which were issued from November 23rd, 2020 to November 29th, 2020

Fresh policies take effect from May

VGP – New policies include regulations on cash withdrawal from central bank, compulsory deposit for Vietnamese guest workers in the Republic of Korea, and forbidden jobs for Vietnamese workers abroad. […]

Policies take effect since January 2020

VGP – A series of policies related to management of investment in information technology application using state budget capital, region-based minimum wages, administrative violations in the field of land and the organization and operation of social […]

Policies take Effect since January 2020

VGP – A series of policies related to management of investment in information technology application using state budget capital, region-based minimum wages, administrative violations in the field of land and the organization and operation of social […]