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Insolvency in Cambodia
  • BNG Legal
September 2022

Whilst Cambodia promulgated its Insolvency Law in 2007, actual use of the law to date has been limited. However, the Law does provide the rules and framework for insolvency proceedings and governs both foreign and domestic business people and legal entities that own assets in the Kingdom of Cambodia.


Cambodia: Law On Competition
  • BNG Legal
September 2022

The Law on Competition came into force in October 2021 and governs any activities that prevent, restrict or distort competition, and establishes and determines the authority of the Cambodia Competition Commission (“CCC”). This article summarises key points in the law.


Vietnam: Securities Investment Fund
  • ADK Lawyers
August 2022

According to Article 4.37 of Law on Securities 2019, a securities investment fund is a fund established through capital contribution by investors to make investment in securities or other assets, including real estate.


A snapshot of ESG in Vietnam
  • Allens Vietnam
August 2022

In this Insight, we give an overview of ESG and the legal landscape in Vietnam and examine the key legal considerations for each of the three pillars of ESG.


Myanmar - Labelling Order and Rules For Pre-Packaged Foods
  • DFDL Myanmar
July 2022

The Myanmar Food and Drug Board of Authority ("FDA") has issued a notification on labeling standards for pre-packaged foods, followed by two directives detailing the criteria for edibles that do not require a date of production and for a revised classification of edible products.


Legal Issues And Procedures For Issuance Of Stock Options For Employees
  • ADK Lawyers
July 2022

Currently, there are no specific regulations concerning the issuance of Stock Options for a Company’s employees in the Law on Enterprises 2020 and the Law on Securities 2019. This article discusses stock options, their issuance, the process, exercising stock options, and other key matters.


VCCA Annual Report 2021
  • DFDL Vietnam
July 2022

The Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority (“VCCA”) recently issued its Annual Report for 2021 (“Report”). In this Client Alert, we outline the information provided by the VCCA on its activities related to the Law on Competition (2018) (“Law”) in 2021.


The Formalities and Procedures of the MLMUPC To Issue a Construction Permit
  • BNG Legal
July 2022

This article covers only the formalities and procedure for the issuance of construction permits at the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction based on the new Prakas No. 013. PK 013 consists of 7 Chapters and 23 Articles, and its annexes consist of the official application forms.


Problems employers must solve when forcing an employee to leave their job before expiry of a labour contract
  • BLawyers Vietnam
July 2022

This article discusses some of the key issues for enterprises to consider, in order to minimize the risks from the unilateral termination of LC signed with their employees and avoid “dispensable lawsuits”.


Commercial Agencies And Three Notes Under Vietnamese Laws
  • BLawyers Vietnam
June 2022

Commercial agency is one of 4 commercial intermediary activities of a trader regulated by Vietnamese laws (along with trader representative, commercial brokerage, purchase, and sale of goods by mandated dealers). What is a commercial agency and what are notes about a commercial agency under Vietnamese laws?


FAQ on Mediation in Southeast Asia
  • DFDL Singapore
June 2022

The inaugural edition of FAQ on Mediation in Southeast Asia is an essential guide to the benefits and challenges of commercial, court-ordered and private-party mediation. The engaging Q&A format asks all the questions you have about this emerging trend, followed by sharp and insightful answers provided by DFDL and Harry Elias' team of conflict-resolution experts.


Draft Circular proposes significant changes for foreign lenders and domestic borrowers
  • Allens Vietnam
June 2022

The Draft Circular replacing the current circular No. 12/2014/TT-NHNN on conditions for non-government guaranteed cross-border foreign loans was released on 11 May 2022 for public consultation. It proposes to tighten conditions for taking out these loans, in order to manage Vietnam's overall borrowing exposure and ensure proper use of foreign loans.


Myanmar: Banking and Finance Update Compendium
  • DFDL Myanmar
June 2022

In this compendium, DFDL has tracked all relevant notifications, directives, announcements, guidelines and clarifications relating to the banking and finance sector issued to the Central Bank of Myanmar and the Ministry of Commerce to provide a summarized analysis of the latest legislative developments that have taken place in Myanmar.


3 Notes For Importing Used Machinery, Equipment, And Technological Lines From Overseas Into Vietnam
  • BLawyers Vietnam
May 2022

The import of machinery, equipment, and technology from overseas into Vietnam is common, especially the import of used Machinery. This is a solution to help enterprises save initial investment costs. However, Vietnamese laws stipulate the import conditions for used Machinery and a strict quality examination process before customs clearance.


Vietnam: Comparison Between VIAC Arbitration Rules and SIAC Arbitration Rules
  • ADK Lawyers
May 2022

A Comparison Between Vietnam International Arbitration Centre Rules and Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules


Use of digital signatures in e-financial transactions
  • LNT & Partners
May 2022

Digital signatures have become an essential part of the digitisation strategy of the banking sector in Vietnam. Even though the legality of digital signatures has been recognised by Vietnamese law, some risks and obstacles still undermine their use.


Vietnam's infrastructure sector: the landscape, opportunities and challenges
  • Allens Vietnam
April 2022

The Vietnamese Government has focused on developing infrastructure, but deficiencies in this area are still one of the biggest bottlenecks for investors. In this Report, we look at the current status of the infrastructure market, and examine key regulatory and structuring issues affecting project developers and financiers.


Cambodia: Update on Investment Law (as of April 2022)
  • BNG Legal
April 2022

The 2021 Law On Investment replaces the 1994 Law on Investment and the 2003 Amendment. The new Law applies to all investment projects registered with the CDC or the Municipal Provincial Sub-committees. Registered investment projects categories and general outlook are discussed.


A Detailed Analysis Of Decree 31/2021 Implementing The Investment Law 2020
  • Venture North Law Firm
April 2022

On 26 March 2021, the Government issued Decree 31 to detail and guide the implementation of the Investment Law 2020 (Decree 31/2021). Decree 31/2021 took effect on the signing date and replaced Decree 118/2015 guiding the Investment Law 2014 and other related documents.


Draft National Power Development Plan VIII – Is It A Milestone Of Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Section?
  • BLawyers Vietnam
March 2022

On 08 October 2021, after collecting the opinions from relevant Ministries, and other authorities, the MOIT completed the Draft PDP VIII and submitted it to the Prime Minister for review and approval. This article summarizes some highlights of the Draft PDP VIII updated to February 2022.


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