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Vietnam: Ministry of Construction clarifies the basis of the options to stipulate the term of apartment ownership
  • ADK Lawyers
Thursday, June 16 2022

In this update: 1) The Ministry of Construction clarifies the basis of the options to stipulate the term of apartment ownership, 2) consider reducing fees and charges due to increased fuel prices, and 3) maternal leave, sickness are still supported with rent.


Vietnam Weekly Update - 31 May 2022
Cập Nhật Hàng Tuần Việt Nam - 31 Thang 05 2022
  • BLawyers Vietnam
Monday, June 13 2022

In this update: 1) Incentives on CIT for projects manufacturing supporting industrial products, and 2) Approving for both investment guidelines and investors to implement the commercial housing construction investment project.


Cambodia: Related Party Loans – The Saga Continues…
  • DFDL Cambodia
Monday, June 13 2022

On the 25th of May 2022 the General Department of Taxation of Cambodia issued Notification No. 10979 GDT on the “Required Documents to Support the Interest Charge on Related Party Loans” (“Notification 10979”). The key points are discussed in this update.


Vietnam - May Newsletter: Preventing Tax Loss in Real Estate Transfer
  • ADK Lawyers
Tuesday, June 07 2022

In this newsletter: 1) Extension of time for paying VAT, enterprise income tax, personal income tax and land rent, 2) preventing tax loss in real estate transfer, and 3) The requirements for enterprises to be supported for loan interest rates of 2 percent per year.


Myanmar: DICA Deregisters Companies Failing on Annual Return Submission
  • DFDL Myanmar
Tuesday, June 07 2022

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration issued three notifications, namely, Notifications 58/2022, 59/2022, and 64/2022 in April 2022. 300 companies incorporated under the Myanmar Companies Law which failed to submit their annual returns within the prescribed time period were struck off this April.


Interim Injunctions: Court-Ordered Equitable Remedies in Thailand
  • DFDL Thailand
Monday, June 06 2022

This update discusses Interim measures in Thailand, which are listed under Section 254 of the Thai Civil Procedure Code, and are considered equitable remedies, meaning that they are within the inherent authority of all Courts vested with equitable jurisdiction.


Local Companies Required to Use National Domain Name
  • DFDL Cambodia
Monday, June 06 2022

On 1 April 2022, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issued Joint Notification 0837 setting out requirements for locally registered companies to use a level 2 national domain name “.com.kh” and e-mail address with level 2 national domain name “.com.kh”.


Uncertainties regarding merger filing involving regulated companies in Vietnam
  • Venture North Law Firm
Monday, June 06 2022

Article 13 of Decree 35/2020 sets out two different sets of merger filing thresholds; the two sets of different merger filing thresholds give rise to various uncertainties for a M&A transaction involving a Special Company.


Is the list of related persons of a Vietnamese joint stock company expanded?
  • Venture North Law Firm
Monday, June 06 2022

When determining who is a related person of a non-public joint stock company (JSC), as a routine, one would turn to Article 4.23 of the Enterprise Law 2020. Article 4.23 lists out the related persons of a company. However, Article 167.1 suggests that the list of related persons under Article 4.23 might not be exhaustive.


Invitation for Bids to Conduct Feasibility Study for New Global Trade Port in Mon State
  • DFDL Myanmar
Monday, June 06 2022

On 24 May 2022, the Port Authority of the Ministry of Transport and Communications issued an invitation for bids to be submitted to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a new international port terminal (“Project”) in Mawlamyine district of Mon State on the western coast of Myanmar’s southeastern peninsula.


Vietnam: New conditions for implementing industrial park infrastructure projects
  • Apolat Legal
Monday, June 06 2022

In this update: 1) New air services priced by the Ministry of Transport, and 2) New conditions for implementing industrial park infrastructure projects.


Vietnam: Notice on mortgage over receivables in Vietnam
  • Venture North Law Firm
Monday, June 06 2022

A mortgage over receivables (thế chấp khoản phải thu) is a very common type of mortgage in Vietnam. Article 33 of Decree 21/2021 provides that a mortgage over receivables does not require a consent by the obligor but such person must be notified by the secured party to know before implementing the obligations.


Is M&A Approval Required For A Foreign Investor Buying Secondary Shares In A Vietnamese Securities Company?
  • Venture North Law Firm
Monday, June 06 2022

The Securities Law 2019 removes the requirement for approval by the State Securities Commission (SSC) for transactions involving 10% or more of the Charter Capital of a Vietnamese securities company. Only a private placement of shares by a securities company is subject to SSC’s the approval. It is unclear if M&A Approval is required where a foreign investor acquires secondary shares in a Vietnamese securities company.


New requirements for trading of privately placed corporate bonds
  • LNT & Partners
Wednesday, June 01 2022

Draft Decree 153 aims to further strengthen the legal framework for a viable, transparent and effective corporate bond market. However, in its current form, the draft decree could impede the trading of corporate bonds for both issuers and investors.


Extending the deadline for special consumption tax payment for automobiles manufactured or assembled locally
  • PwC Tax & Advisory Vietnam
Tuesday, May 31 2022

On 21 May, the Government issued Decree 32/2022 to extend the special consumption tax (“SCT”) payment deadline for locally manufactured or assembled automobiles, applicable for the period from June to September 2022. Decree 32/2022 takes effect from the signing date to 31 Dec 2022.


Myanmar: Tender Bid Submission in Oil & Gas Sector
  • DFDL Myanmar
Tuesday, May 24 2022

The Myanmar Ministry of Energy has issued two invitations for sealed bids to be submitted to function as an operator and shareholder in the Yetagun Project on a production-sharing contract basis and a petroleum operator for the Htaukshabin-Kanni Oil Field onshore oil fields.


Vietnam: New Circular supporting small and medium innovative businesses; Supporting loans of 2% per year
  • Apolat Legal
Monday, May 23 2022

In this update: 1) New Circular supporting small and medium innovative businesses, 2) Supporting interest rate of 2%/year from the state budget with loans from businesses


Vietnam Legal Updates - Vol. 41: Finalizing a Decree on customs management with goods transacted via e-commerce
  • ADK Lawyers
Monday, May 23 2022

In this update: 1) Suspension of Covid-19 test requirements before entering Vietnam, 2) Preventing tax loss in real estate transfer, 3) Finalizing a Decree on customs management with goods transacted via e-commerce


Vietnam Legal Updates - Vol. 40: Guidance on business conditions for rooftop solar power
  • ADK Lawyers
Monday, May 16 2022

In this update: 1) Guidance from the Ministry of Industry and Trade to business conditions for rooftop solar power, and 2) Draft Decision on piloting the direct trading mechanism between renewable energy generators and large electricity clients


Vietnam: Ministry of Finance issues Letter on combating tax loss in business activities and real estate transfer
  • Apolat Legal
Friday, May 13 2022

In this update: 1) Temporarily suspending medical declaration for people entering Vietnam, 2) The Ministry of Finance issued Official Letter 3849/BTC-TCT on combating tax loss in business activities and real estate transfer.


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