Tax Obligations of Representative Offices in Vietnam

Foreign entities have found Vietnam as an increasing attractive destination for investment.  They could consider entering Vietnam in various forms, including setting up representative offices. “A representative office is a dependent unit of the enterprise, having the task of representing under authorization the interests of the enterprise and protecting such interests” (Clause 2 of article ... [Read more...]

ANT Lawyers Participating in GMS Rail Expansion Summit in Hanoi

ANT Lawyers Participating in GMS Rail Expansion Summit in HanoiRailway infrastructure project will be a huge opportunity for Vietnam to connect with neighboring countries, promote trade growth. Huge financial sources will be needed. For government’s perspective, support from private sector will be encouraged through policy, and laws on Public Private Partnership which will be drafted to replace Decree 15/2015/ND-CP promulgated since 2015. From private ... [Read more...]

IP Considerations in Technology Transfer to Vietnam and South-East Asia

On November 14th and 15th, 2017, European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam held a seminar for representatives from businesses and law firms “IP considerations in Technology Transfer to Vietnam and South-East Asia”. The seminar provides some sound advice relating to IP Considerations & Practical Tips for Successful Technology Transfer in Vietnam. Further, audience could learn ... [Read more...]

Challenges in Preparing Documents for Representative Office Application

Challenges in Preparing Documents for Representative Office Application The representative office (RO) is a popular foreign investment vehicle which investors utilize when wishing to enter the Vietnamese market without committing too much investment.  The representative office could help the foreign entity to hire local employee to carry out market research, business promotion. A foreign company ... [Read more...]

Effectiveness of a Lawsuit against Infringement of IP in Vietnam

Should IP holders handle with the infringement through litigation? How to handle effectively with infringement is a big concern of Intellectual Property (IP) holders. Should the IP holder file a lawsuit at Court? Is this way effective in Vietnam?  This article will give you general information about handling of intellectual property disputes through legal action ... [Read more...]

What Goods Allowed to Be Imported into Vietnam?

What Goods Allowed to Be Imported into Vietnam?What Goods Allowed to Be Imported into Vietnam? Foreign owned companies in Vietnam wishing to import and distribute physical goods into Vietnam must comply with many regulations. It is imperative that the right to conduct import business of foreign investors and FDI companies differ from the right of Vietnamese traders having no foreign direct investment ... [Read more...]

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Abroad for Vietnam Enterprises

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Abroad for Vietnam Enterprises The development of international supply chains has become a critical success factor for big companies, and should be seen as important key for products of developing countries to gain entry into high standard market such as USA, European Countries, and Japan. However, many Vietnam companies have experienced ... [Read more...]

Application of Administrative Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

Application of Administrative Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights in Vietnam Since joining WTO, Vietnam has been coping to comply with the international commitments in general and intellectual property area in particular. In order to ensure fair legal environment and the benefits of intellectual property right holders, the Vietnam laws provide a number of ways ... [Read more...]