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Legal Alert |December 2020

Decree 145/2020/ND-CP ("Decree 145") dated December 14, 2020 has introduced many new regulations on working conditions and labour relationships that directly affect both enterprises and employees. What should enterprises and employees pay attention to when Decree 145 takes effect (from February 1, 2021)? GV Lawyers' Legal Update newsletter will help businesses and employees answer the said question. The internal labour regulations must have regulations on prevention and combat of sexual harassment at the workplace Enterprises must report the labour change situation before 05 June and 05 December every year; An employee doing a particular job and wanting to quit must...

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Legal Newsletter Issue No.12| December 2020

Dear Valued Clients and Partners, GV Lawyers would like to introduce our Legal Newsletter Issue No. 12, November 2020 – the last isue of 2020 with the following main contents: In the “Notable News” section, we will keep you updated about some notable novelties of the Law on Vietnamese guest workers under contract; novelties on the retirement age pursuant to Decree 135/2020/ND-CP; regulations on prudential criteria for securities trading institutions that fail to meet such criteria; novelties on the list of Vietnamese occupations used in the statistical work on Vietnamese employees and as a basis for their management by the occupation; and...

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Legal Alert in November 2020

Banks must provide customer account information and withhold taxes as required by tax authorities On 19 October 2020, the Government issued Decree 126/2020/ND-CP ("Decree 126") detailing a number of articles of the Law on Tax Administration No. 38/2019/QH14. In particular, Decree 126 provides for the responsibilities of commercial banks for providing customer account information and withholding taxes on customer accounts opened at banks as required by tax authorities. Decree 126 provides for the responsibilities of commercial banks as follows:  Provide customer account information to tax authorities Under Article 30.2 of Decree 126, commercial banks are responsible for providing tax authorities with information on...

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Legal Newsletter Issue No.11| November 2020

Dear Valued Clients and Partners,   GV Lawyers would like to introduce our Legal Newsletter Issue No. 11, November 2020 with the following main contents:   In the "Notable News" section, we will keep you updated about the latest laws regarding to taxes and invoices such as re-scheduling the application of e-invoices for 01 July 2022, tax administration with regard to enterprises conducting associated transactions under Decree 132/2020/NDCP, guidelines on some articles of the Law on Tax Administration 2019, and notably, changes in the administrative penalties for tax and invoice violations.   Next, in the section "Article", we would like to introduce the article of Lawyer...

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Legal alert| Abolishing procedures for investment approval for a number of real estate projects

On November 5, 2020, the Government issued Resolution 164 / NQ-CP ("Resolution 164 / NQ-CP") on solving some problems in the implementation of urban construction investment projects pursuant to Decree 11/2013 / ND-CP dated January 14, 2013 of the Government on the management of urban development investment. Accordingly, no investment procedures as prescribed in Decree 11/2013 / ND-CP will be applied to investment projects on construction of urban areas in the following two cases:   i.Projects for which investment policy has been decided by competent authorities under the 2014 Investment Law or approved for investment under the 2014 Housing Law; and ii.Projects that have...

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Legal Newsletter Issue No.10| October 2020

Dear Valued Clients and Partners, GV Lawyers would like to introduce you the Legal Newsletter Issue No. 10, October 2020, which includes the following main contents: In the beginning of the legal newsletter, we would like to review some remarkable legal information with the following contents: Novelties on sanctioning administrative violations in the health sector; Standard power purchase agreement for solar power projects; Conditions for applying preferential import and export duties under EVFTA; and Guidance on reducing 30% of corporate income tax payable in 2020. Next, in the "Articles" section, we would like to introduce an article by Lawyer Do Duc Anh and...

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Legal Newsletter Issue No.09| September 2020

Dear Valued Customers and Partners, As usual, GV Lawyers is pleased to introduce you Legal Newsletter Issue No. 09, September 2020, including the following principal contents: To begin with the Newsletter, we would like to review some remarkable legal information with the following contents: Guidance on procurement bidding under the CPTPP Novelties on licensing electricity activities Novelties on duty-free business Novelties on sanctioning administrative violations in the activities of business and production and trade in counterfeit goods, banned goods and protection of consumers' interests In the section "Articles", we would like to introduce an article of Lawyer Le Quang Vy & Lawyer Nguyen...

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Legal Alert – Issues 02 in September 2020

On 03 September 2020, the Ministry of Construction issued Official Letter No. 4308/BXD-HDXD to People's Committees of centralized provinces and cities on the management over the investment and construction of the projects with condotels, officetels, resort villas and shophouses. Accordingly, Official Letter No. 4308/BXD-HDXD addresses the matters related to condotels, officetels, resort villas and shophouses with the following noteworthy key points:   Regarding the legal corridor The Ministry of Construction reiterates and mentions the latest and most important legal corridor related to the management of investment and construction of condotels, officetels, resort villas and shophouses as follows: Decision No. 3720/QD-BVHTTDL dated 28 October...

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Legal Alert in September 2020

On August 14, 2020, the Government issued Decree 91/2020 / ND-CP on the fight against spam messages, spam emails, and spam calls ("Decree 91"). Decree 91 will enter into force on October 1, 2020 and replace Decree 90/2008 / ND-CP and Decree 77/2012 / ND-CP amending Decree 90/2008 / ND-CP against spams. GV Lawyers would like to introduce our Clients and Partners the Legal Alert in September 2020 with the topic “Tighten advertising through text messages, emails and calls” in order to review the remarkable contents of Decree 91 that can significantly affect advertising activities of businesses, especially businesses operating in...

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Legal Newsletter Issue No.08| August 2020

Dear valued Clients and Partners, GV Lawyers would like to introduce you the legal update newsletter Issue No. 08, August 2020, which includes the following main contents: In the beginning of the legal newsletter, we would like to review some remarkable legal information with the following contents: Levels of administrative sanctions in the fields of judicial assistance, judicial administration and corporate bankruptcy Detailed guidance on debt settlement dossiers pursuant to the National Assembly's Resolution No. 94/2019/QH14 To reduce 15% of land rental for those affected by the Covid-19 epidemic Novelties on occupational accident and disease regime for employees Novelties on issuing corporate...

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