Vietnam Banking Financing

VEITNAM - BANKING AND FINANCING – OUTLOOK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)
By Oliver Massmann
Vietnam’s constant growth is highlighted by numerous macroeconomic data such as a Gross Domestic Product of 5.93%, a Purchasing Managers Index up to 52.9 points in September 2016 and conclusively the increasing number of Foreign Direct Investment.
Furthermore, Vietnam is endowed with a privileged situation of controlled inflation, political stabi

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Vietnam Real Estate Land Use Rights


VIETNAM LAND USE RIGHTS LIMITATIONS FOR FOREIGNERS – OUTLOOK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)

The real estate market in Vietnam has constantly been growing since the Law on Real Estate Business 2014 (LREB) and the Law on Residential Housing (LRH) were adopted. Initial barriers for foreign investors were partially removed with the new legislations and Decree No. 76/2015/ND-CP guiding the LREB dated 10 September 2015 and Decree No. 99/2015/ND-CP

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Vietnam Privatization Equitization

Vietnam - REAL EQUITIZATION PROGRESS – OPENING state owned enterprises up to foreign investors in 11 Sectors

Decision No 58/2016/QD-TTg issued by the Government establishes 11 sectors in which the state will retain full ownership (103 SOEs):

1. Mapping measurement for military and national security purpose;
2. Industrial explosive material production and trading;
3. Transmission, system regulation and management of the national electricity distributio

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Vietnam PUBLIC MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS MARKET ANALYSIS OVERVIEW

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann PUBLIC MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: MARKET ANALYSIS OVERVIEW:

Largest / most noteworthy public M&A transactions in the past 12 months

Oil gas & Chemicals
In May 2017, Earth Chemical bought 100% stake in A My Gia Joint Stock Company at about USD79.2 million.

Financial
In July 2017, Vietnam International Joint Stock Commercial Bank bought 100% business of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Ho Chi Minh Branch

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Vietnam PUBLIC MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Lawyer in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann PUBLIC MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

FDI capital has been rising in the past few years. In the first 6 months of 2017, the total FDI capital to Vietnam is USD19.2 billion, an increase of 54.8% compared to the same period last year. Vietnam’s M&A market continues to be active in 2017 after reaching a record-breaking deal value of USD5.8 billion in 2016. The number of M&A deals amounts to 2,062 deals worth USD1.8 billion from January &nd

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Investment Registration in Vietnam

Improvement in licensing process for an Investment Registration in Vietnam - Are we ready for the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement?

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to be ratified by all member countries by 2018 and take effect from 2019. It will create more opportunities and have a massive impact on the Vietnamese economy. In order to ensure full compliance with the EVFTA provisions, Vietnam’s legal system faces certain challenges. To shape the

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Vietnam Real Estate Market

Lawyer in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann TOP FIVE ISSUES AFFECTING REAL ESTATE MARKET IN VIETNAM
According to recent statistics, the property sector was behind the manufacturing and processing industry, which has so far attracted a total of USD12.84 billion, equaling 72.9 per cent of the total foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to Vietnam. 1
Laws governing real estate sector, including the Law on Real Estate Business 2014 ( LREB ) and the Law on Residential Housing 2014 ( LRH ) com

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VIETNAM - Gaming and casino laws

VIETNAM - Gaming and casino laws – Where does Vietnam stand now? By Dr. Oliver Massmann
On 20 January 2017, the Government issued a long-awaiting casino business Decree No. 03/2017/ND-CP. This Casino Decree for the first time allows local Vietnamese to gamble at specific casinos approved by competent authority on a 3-year trial basis. According to public media, only 02 casinos are open to Vietnamese individuals on a 3-year pilot scheme, which are located within complex resorts in Ph

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Myanmar Basics for Doing Business


MYANMAR – THE BASICS FOR DOING BUSINESS

What is the legal system in Myanmar?

The legal system in Myanmar is based on English common law. Myanmar legislation includes 13 volumes of codified laws enacted between 1841 to 1954, known as the Burma Code, in addition to numerous special laws, notifications, rules and regulations enacted from time to time.

Can a business in Myanmar be 100-percent foreign-owned?

Yes, a foreign investor c

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Myanmar Private Financing



Challenges persist for Private Finance in Myanmar

I. General Introduction

While most developed and developing jurisdictions have in place well-defined mechanisms and legal procedures regarding the provision of financing with corresponding onshore security of the borrower (in the form of land mortgages, charges on assets or the taking of other types of collateral), this process remains very much in its infancy in Myanmar. That said, several non-recourse o

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