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Vietnam Legal Updates Monthly VLU April 2007 onwards

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December 2007
Recent Laws
LOE/LOI – Further questions clarified by Decree 139 (Part 4); Further details on foreign shareholding in Vietnamese banks; More securities regs - non-listed public companies; New CIT Circular
Features
AAR Christmas e-card
Did You Know?
The tipping point for helmets; 'Registration' - what does it mean?; Domain names; Major shareholder reporting requirements; Real Estate Business'- what's covered?
November 2007
Recent Laws
PIT Law - A step forward, backward or sideways? LOE/LOI - Further questions clarified by Decree 139 (Part 3). Private offer of shares. Working for minimum wage.
Features
Construction Law Map
Did You Know?
Rising in the ranks. Another 49% twist. Beware of errors in your investment certificate! To "Re-register" or not to "Re-register"?
October 2007
Recent Laws
LOE/LOI – More lingering questions clarified by Decree 139; New Decree 153: More rules on real estate; Overseas investment rules in the offing-stay tuned!
Features
Law Map – Commercial Banking Institutions
Did You Know?
MOUs, LOIs, Heads of Agreement – Binding; Issuance of new shares to a new investor at discounted price – a no-no; Termination of the General Director – a little tricky; Vietnam elected non-permanent member of UNSC; What's in a name?
September 2007
Recent Laws
LOI/LOI - Key questions answered by Decree 139; Logistics - Big business in Vietnam; Visa exemption for Viet Kieu
Features
Law Map - Anti-corruption
Did You Know?
Bank equitisation and new laws update; Founding shareholder limitation - more murky waters; Salary deposits no longer in cash - anti-corruption measures; Article 84 of LOE - a matter of interpretation
August 2007
Recent Laws
Land laws less murky; Ministry re-shuffle; Update on trading and distribution; Tobacco manufacturing and trading – further restrictions? It’s now official
Features
Land Law Map; 'Just the facts ma'am - foreign ownership in Vietnamese property development companies
Did You Know?
Foreign Investor Trading Codes; Investors beware! A cultural explanation for corruption in China – Same, same but different in Vietnam? 3% cap on foreign employees reportedly slated to go
July 2007
Recent Laws
Labour dispute resolution - new guidelines; Property development JVs - a spanner in the works; Redemption, resales, issuances and ... confusion; What the Government Giveth, the MOT Taketh Away - Circular 9 on Trading and Distribution
Features
Secured transactions in Vietnam - not quite like it works at home; Law map - secured transactions
Did You Know?
Time line too long for property development JVs; First credit report on Vietnam companies; Vietnam residency required for offices of foreign banks; MOF approval required only "sometimes" for insurance policy terms; Vietnam - the next India; Banks plan to expand retail networks in Vietnam
June 2007
Recent Laws
Charter for Listing Companies; Redemption, Resales, Issuance of Shares; Circular on Foreign Banks; BOT Regulations; Trading and Distribution; Bank Cards; Compulsory Reverse Ratios
Features
Securities and Fund Management Companies; Summary of Laws in relation to Domestics Funds
Did You Know?
Effective Date for HCMC Stock Exchange; State Securities Commission; Code Language; General Director of LLC; First Visit to US by Vietnam's President; Vietnam's Largest Top Insurer in IPO; Vietnam to Finalize WTO Commitments; New Equitization Decree