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Legal Bulletin: May 2024

Posted on May 13, 2024 in Legal Update by

1. Sea encroachment activities The Government issued Decree 42/2024/ND-CP (“Decree 42”) dated 16 April 2024 to regulate sea encroachment activities. Decree 42 takes effect from the date of signing and introduces some major provisions as follows: Under Decree 42, the determination of a sea area demarcated for encroachment must have its location, area, boundary and coordinates as determined in accordance with laws on mapping and measuring and must adhere to the principles of encroachment activities […]

Legal reforms pave the way for healthtech advancements

Posted on Apr 22, 2024 in Legal Update by

The recent enactment of the Law on Medical Diagnosis and Treatment and its implementing Decree No.96/2023/ND-CP for the first time establishes a legal framework for telemedicine. Meanwhile, the lift of foreign ownership restrictions on online IT services under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) fosters investment as well as merger and acquisition activity in the country’s burgeoning healthtech sectors. Telemedicine in Vietnam began during the […]

Legal Bulletin: April 2024

Posted on Apr 10, 2024 in Legal Update by

1. Selection of investors under the Bidding Law The Government issued Decree No. 23/2024/ND-CP (“Decree 23”) dated 27 February 2024 to implement the Bidding Law 2023 on selection of investors for projects for which bidding must be held under specialised laws. Decree 23 has taken effect since 27 February 2024. Some key issues of Decree 23 are summarised below. Projects subject to bidding Decree 23 provides a specific list of projects for which bidding for […]

On the Implementation Plan for the Power Development Plan – VIII of Vietnam

Posted on Apr 2, 2024 in Legal Update by

On 1 April 2024, Prime Minister’s Decision No. 262/QD-TTg (“PDP-8 Implementation Plan”) was initialed, laying down the implementation plan for the Decision No. 500/QD-TTg (“PDP-8”) of the Prime Minister, dated 15 May 2023. Goals aligned with PDP-8 Balanced development of power sources across the regions, ensuring supply-demand parameters. Maintaining feasibility, synchronization and flexibility among various power sources/grid development. Tracking progress and resources for implementing priority schemes/projects on refining policies and strengthening scientific and technological capacity […]

Draft Law on Data

Posted on Mar 8, 2024 in Legal Update by

I. OVERVIEW OF THE DRAFT LAW ON DATA The Ministry of Public Security (“MPS”) has proposed the promulgation of the Law on Data. In line with this proposition, the MPS has released a draft of the Law on Data (“Draft Law”) and is in the process of soliciting opinions from entities that would be subjected to the Draft Law. The Draft Law stipulates principles for data collection, storage, protection; cases of providing data to state […]