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Legal Newsletter Issue No.02| February 2021

Dear Valued Customers and Partners, GV Lawyers would like to introduce you Legal Newsletter Issue No.02, in February 2021 with the following main contents: In the “Notable News” section, we will keep you updated on some novelties on business registration; new guidance on contents of labour contract; and guidance on the tax payment time limit for imports and exports. In the next “Article” section, we would introduce an article by Mr. Tran Thanh Tung, Partner of GV Lawyers, titled “M&A transactions: Noteworthy points when the legal framework changes“. This article was published on Saigon Economic Times dated 20 January 2021. In “Good readings...

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Legal Newsletter Issue No.01| January 2021

Dear Valued Customers and Partners, On the occasion of the new year of 2021, GV Lawyers would like to send you all the best wishes for a new year with security, good health and prosperity and all the luck of success to your work and life. GV Lawyers would like to introduce you Legal Newsletter in January 2021 - our first issue of 2021 with the following main contents: In the section "Notable News", we will keep you updated about some highlights of Decree 148/2020/ND-CP guiding the Land Law; Decree 155/2020/ND-CP guiding the implementation of the Law on securities; and worth noting...

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Legal Newsletter Issue No.03| March 2021

Dear Valued Customers and Partners, GV Lawyers would like to introduce you Legal Newsletter Issue No. 03, in March 2021 with the following main contents: In the "Notable News" section, we will keep you updated on novelties on minor employees; novelties on invested construction project management; and worth noting is the novelties on pilot use of Mobile-Money payment service. In the next "Article" section, we would introduce an article by Le Quang Vy, Partner of GV Lawyers, titled "Is the contract invalid when a contracting party suffers a loss?" posted on the website of Vietnam Online Lawyers. on 11 December...

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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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