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VILAF HCMC Retreat 2021

Posted on May 4, 2021 in News by

On 23-25 April 2021, the VILAF HCMC annual office retreat was held at the Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort. The retreatants consisting of VILAFers and their family, including the Partners from the Hanoi office, enjoyed 3 days of sun (and rain) getting much needed rest and relaxation. The highlight of this year’s retreat was the Gala Dinner held on 24 April 2021 wherein VILAFers showcased their talents in VILAF Got Talent. The winners received […]

Vietnam: New securities laws ease some foreign ownership restrictions

Posted on Apr 27, 2021 in News by

The latest HSBC Asia Economics Quarterly report shows Vietnam successfully dealing with the pandemic crisis with the fastest growth in Asia in 2020. The bank forecasts Vietnam will carry the momentum into 2021 and recommends investing in Vietnam’s stock market, at least in the short term. Vietnam’s securities authorities are actively working with global providers of financial services in MSCI and FTSE Russell to speed up the process for upgrading Vietnam’s stock market to Secondary […]

VILAF awarded In-House Community’s Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year

Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in News by

On 21 April 2021, VILAF was awarded the 2021 Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year in the In-House Community Counsels of the Year e-Ceremony 2021.  VILAF has won this prestigious award five times since 2015. VILAF was also named the In-House Community Firm of the Year in Compliance Regulatory, Corporate and M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, and Real Estate & Construction. Annually, the In-House Community (IHC) recognizes law firms offering innovative solutions to […]

Direct power purchase mechanism – a new entrant to be for Vietnam power sector

Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in News by

Recently, the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam (MOIT) has released a draft circular (Draft Circular) guiding the implementation of the pilot program on direct power purchase agreement (DPPA) mechanism between renewable power generation companies and power consumers (DPPA Pilot Program). Compared to the previous draft DPPA decision released at the beginning of 2020, the new Draft Circular still follows the virtual DPPA model where the power […]

VILAF named IFLR Asia Pacific Vietnam Law Firm of the Year

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 in News by

On 25 March 2021, VILAF was awarded the Vietnam Law Firm of the Year by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021. The IFLR Asia Pacific Awards is an international annual awards event that recognizes top performing law firms in the Asia Pacific region focusing on legal innovation in cross-border market transactions. IFLR has over 30 years of experience analyzing the global legal market and has been a market leader in financial law publication for lawyers for financial […]