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December 2009
Recent Laws
New regulations for BOT, BTO and BT Projects; Details on tax breaks for labour-intensive projects; Legislative calendar for 2010; Apartment service fees; He's making a list, and checking it twice ....
Features
Court case commentary – Duc Thuan Company v Dai Tan Company
Did You Know?
Updated Mining Master Plan; Mobile banking and payments services; Doing Business 2010 – the latest rankings
November 2009
Recent Laws
New anti-money laundering regulations; The latest on construction preliminary design approval; Labour law round-up: health and social insurance contributions and minimum salaries; Out with the old land use rights certificates, in with the new
Features
Court case commentary – Viet Thai International Co. Ltd. v Saigon Metropolitan Tower. Co. Ltd.
Did You Know?
Online tax declarations; Statutory defect liability periods for developers; The right to defend your reputation in the Vietnamese media
October 2009
Recent Laws
New state compensation regime; Administrative improvements – new government website; Clarity on tender offer rules; Banks trading on UPCoM
Features
Court case commentary – Ho Thi Thanh Ngoan v Vietnam Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Did You Know?
Use it or lose it; Commercial bribery – the ground rules; Arbitration seminar
September 2009
Recent Laws
Conditions and qualifications for construction activities; More tax breaks – for some; Expanded operations for foreign-invested tourism operators; Pharmaceutical advertising; Getting tough on foreign employee labour law infringements; Transfer of land PIT loophole closed
Features
Court case commentary – A&B Beverage Ltd v Tran Thi Huong
Did You Know?
Liquidated damages – not a sure thing in Vietnam; Who is in control? Differing views on professional advisers
August 2009
Recent Laws
Banks face new limits on their use of short-term capital funds; An update on capital accounts; Welcome details on PIT exemptions; Unified advertising regulations for Ho Chi Minh City; Further land regulation changes
Features
Court case commentary - Thu Do II Company Ltd v PT Vindoexim (Indonesia)
Did You Know?
MPI report card on Vietnam's 5 Year Plan; Why having your customs card stamped at the airport can be worth the hassle; What counts towards the '30% rule' in tendering? Another month and more guidance for the trading and distribution sector
July 2009
Recent Laws
A rose by any other name...; What the National Assembly did next - update on capital construction and housing law amendments; Governing the banks - a revised regime; Stimulating news for the tourism sector
Features
Court case commentary - Vi Xuan Truong v People's Committee of Bac Giang Province
Did You Know?
More hurdles in the trading and distribution sector; Vietnam accedes to the UN Convention Against Corruption; Can I contribute my housing contract? Compensation in the event of State recovery of land
June 2009
Recent Laws
More foreign investment regulation - but is it any clearer; At last - confirmation of PIT exemption until 30 June 2009; Implementing regulations for foreign residential ownership - one step closer to reality; A sharper knife in the anti-piracy tool box.
Features
Court case commentary - Veil Infrastructure Ltd v. Duc Hanh Construction, 24 August 2006.
Did You Know?
Calculating severance and redundancy allowances in light of unemployment insurance; Doing business - World Bank rankings for 2009; The National Finance Supervisory Council; Clarification on key personnel registration for foreign enterprises in Ha Chi Minh City.