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Implications of Vietnam’s new PPP laws to LNG-to-power projects

Posted on Jun 17, 2021 in Publication by

Among the available PPP models in Vietnam, build-operate-transfer (BOT) is probably the most realistic considering the availability of an established legal framework for off-taking and state-sponsored contracts and precedent BOT projects. Sponsors would want the power project to be owned by the BOT company under a BOT contract with the relevant state authority and the LNG infrastructure to be owned by a separate joint venture company, with the cost of LNG infrastructure to be passed […]

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 […]

Go green with new solar regulations and a refreshed model PPA for solar power projects to join the Vietnam energy mix

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 in Publication by

Solar power market in Vietnam has witnessed a rapid growth and significant investment potential in the recent years. In light of the recent attempts to boost the solar power development from the Government of Vietnam, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (“MOIT”) has issued Circular No. 18/2020/TT-BCT (“Circular 18”) dated 17 July 2020 on project development and attaching standard form of power purchase agreements (“Model PPA”) applicable to ground based, floating and rooftop solar […]

Insolvency 2019

Posted on Nov 29, 2019 in Publication by

Managing Partner, Dang Duong Anh delved into the state of Vietnam’s Restructuring and Insolvency market covering: Market Trends and Developments Statutory Regimes Governing Restructurings, Reorganisations, Insolvencies and Liquidations Out-of-court Restructurings and Consensual Workouts Secured Creditor Rights and Remedies Unsecured Creditor Rights, Remedies and Priorities Statutory Restructurings, Rehabilitations and Reorganisations Statutory Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings International/Cross-border Issues and Processes Trustees/Receivers/Statutory Officers Advisers and Their Roles Mediations/Arbitrations Duties and Personal Liability of Directors and Officers of Financially […]

Guide to Project Finance 2019

Posted on Sep 20, 2019 in Publication by

Project financing in Vietnam has thus far focused on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Major power projects have generally been implemented on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis, as the BOT legal scheme in Vietnam is more developed than other forms of investment, such as Build-Transfer-Operate (BTO) or Build-Transfer (BT), etc. As Vietnam introduced new regulations on renewable energy in 2017 with a promoted mechanism, foreign sponsors and financiers have express interests in developing and financing in […]