Sale And Sub-Lease Of Annual Rental “Lease Rights” Under The Land Law 2024 In Vietnam
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
1M ago
The Land Law 2024 introduces major amendments to the land use regime in Vietnam. One of the most interesting new amendments is the ability of a land user who lease land from the Government with annual rental payment (such user, Annual Land User) could now sub-lease or, subject to certain conditions, sell the land (via a sub-lease or sale of the lease rights) together with the assets attached to such land to another person. Previously, most land users who pay land rental for the whole term in advance could sublease or sell its land to another person. In our opinion, if implemented properly, the ..read more
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Authorisation In Opening And Using Bank Account Of Representative Office
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
1M ago
While it is common in practice for the Chief Representative of a Representative Office (RO) to act on behalf of the RO in opening and using the RO's bank account, there are instances where the parent company may wish to authorize another person (Authorized Person) to handle these matters. The key question is the validity of such authorization and whether the Chief Representative's acknowledgment of such Power of Attorney (POA) should be sought. Short answer: The authorization for the Authorized Person should originate from the RO, not the parent company. If the authorization is granted by the ..read more
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The New Land Law 2024 – Notable Amendments To Legal Regulations On Industrial Zone Land In Vietnam
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
1M ago
In this post, we highlight some key changes to regulations on industrial zone land under the new Land Law 2024. State-owned developers Regarding areas eligible for investment incentives (those with underdeveloped socio-economic conditions) that are unable to attract private developers, the Land Law 2024 allows the State to lease or allocate land to a public-service entity (đơn vị sự nghiệp công lập) to develop industrial zones. Under the Land Law 2013, it appears that only economic organization, foreign-invested company, and Vietnamese individual residing oversea can become industrial zone ..read more
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Mechanism for Calculation of Electricity Generation Price Bracket for Post-FiT Solar/Wind Power Plants
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by Lawyers VNLaw
1M ago
After the expiration of the preferential Feed-in Tariff (FiT) policy for solar and wind power projects in Vietnam, the energy selling price of solar and wind power plants in Vietnam will now be up to the parties’ negotiation in a power purchase agreement (PPA) but must be within the electricity generation price (EGP) bracket approved by the competent authorities. For that purpose, on 1 November 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular 19 regulating the mechanism for establishing EGP brackets for solar and wind power plants (Circular 19). To be specific, Circular 19 regul ..read more
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Land Law 2024 – Some Takeaways For Vietnamese Residing Overseas
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
2M ago
From 1 January 2025, under the new Land Law 2024, Vietnamese who reside overseas and still hold Vietnamese nationality (Vietnamese citizens) will be treated as Vietnamese individuals residing in Vietnam in the matters relating to land use rights in Vietnam, while the land use scheme applicable to persons having Vietnamese origin (người gốc Việt Nam) remains as same as to the one applicable to overseas Vietnamese under the Land Law 2013. This is one of the key changes under the Land Law 2024 relating to Vietnamese residing overseas. This article provides some highlights of the land use scheme a ..read more
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Significant Amendments Of Law On Tendering 2023
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
2M ago
On 23 June 2023, the National Assembly adopted the new Law on Tendering effective from 1 January 2024 (Law on Tendering 2023). In an effort to foster a more competitive market, the Law on Tendering 2023 introduces significant amendments regarding the scope of application, methods, and procedures for selecting tenderers and investors. This post will summarize some notable changes in the Law on Tendering 2023. 1)         Amendments to the scope of application Under both the Law on Tendering 2023 and the old Law on Tendering 2013, the selection of investors ..read more
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Requirement For Pricing Information In The Application For An M&A Approval Could Cause Troubles To Investors
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
2M ago
From February 2024, companies and foreign investors applying for a contribution of capital or purchase of share/capital contribution by the foreign investor (M&A Approval) must state the actual price of proposed transfer, instead of the estimated transfer price as previously. This is one critical change in the new template for the application for an M&A Approval under Circular 25/2023 of Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI). The change may have an adverse effect on relevant parties, especially the foreign investor, particularly: The parties of an M&A transaction may find it ..read more
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How Agreements On ROFO, ROFR, Tag Along And Drag Along Could Work In A Multiple Member Limited Liability Company In Vietnam
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
2M ago
In a shareholder agreement (or joint venture agreement) between members of a multiple member limited liability companies (Multiple LLC), the members often agree on various transfer restrictions such as right of first offer (ROFO), right of first refusal (ROFR), tag along or drag along rights. These transfers are intended for the parties to control the ownership structure of the Multiple LLC and their exit from the Multiple LLC. However, implementing such agreements on transfer restriction may be inconsistent with the statutory transfer restrictions provided in Article 52 of the Enterprise Law ..read more
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Comments on New Law on Real Estate Business 2023 – Part 2
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
3M ago
Please download the pdf version here. In this post, we continue discussing the new changes introduced by the Real Estate Business Law 2023. Part 1 of our discussion can be found Here. This post is written by Nguyen Hoang Duong and Nguyen Bich Ngọc, and edited by Nguyen Quang Vu. 1)         New restriction when collecting deposit for purchase of off-plan real estate Under the Real Estate Business Law 2023, real estate developers can only collect a deposit of up to 5% of sale price of the relevant real estate from purchasers when the residential houses, co ..read more
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New Law on Credit Institutions 2024 (Part 1)
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by Nguyen Quang Vu
3M ago
Introduction On 18 January 2024, new Law on Credit Institutions (LCI 2024) has been passed by the National Assembly. LCI 2024 will replace the Law on Credit Institutions 2010 (as amended) (LCI 2010) from 1 July 2024. In a series of posts, we will introduce the new changes of LCI 2024. It seems that the ongoing criminal case against the controlling shareholders of Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) has motivated the draftsman of LCI 2024 to introduce stricter management toward credit institutions (CIs). Stricter conditions of independent board members LCI 2024 tightens the standards and conditions of ..read more
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