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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Current local administration system in Vietnam Current local administration system in Vietnam
This article highlights the new, important provisions of the 2013 Constitution and the 2015 Law on Organization of Local Administration regarding the organization and operation of the current local administration system in Vietnam.
Remedies for breach of contract under the Civil Code: a comparative analysis Remedies for breach of contract under the Civil Code: a comparative analysis
The 2015 Civil Code recognizes unilateral termination and cancellation of contract as new remedies for breach of contract. It states that penalty for breach of contract and compensation for damage will still be enforced after the contract is cancelled or unilaterally terminated.
NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session
At the National Assembly’s fourth session, slated to last 26 days from October 23 to November 24, legislators are expected to pass six draft laws and a dozen of draft resolutions and debate nine draft laws.
Amending policies and laws to speed up land accumulation Amending policies and laws to speed up land accumulation
Land accumulation and consolidation aim at increasing agricultural production efficiency through expansion of production scope, sci-tech application and formation of specialized farming zones to develop a market-driven hi-tech agriculture.
NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law
If the Planning Law is not passed at the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly (NA), many opportunities would be missed, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 14th session of the NA Standing Committee that took place from September 11-20.
Free will to enter into contract under the Civil Code Free will to enter into contract under the Civil Code
Freedom of contract in general or free will to enter into contract in particular is one of the basic principles of private law and civil code. Vietnam’s 2015 Civil Code contains necessary revisions to better guarantee these principles in the country’s private law system and in the formation and perfection of legal behavioral standards for subjects of private relations in conformity with international customs and practices.
Party rolls out drastic measures to raise SOE efficiency Party rolls out drastic measures to raise SOE efficiency
The 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on June 3 issued Resolution 12 on continued restructuring, renewal and raising of the efficiency of state-owned enterprises. This article contains the principal contents of the Resolution.
Third-party security in the Civil Code Third-party security in the Civil Code
The 2015 Civil Code provides nine measures to secure the performance of civil obligations according to two approaches, namely law-prescribed security and agreement-based security, and security without property and security with property. Under either approach, the issue that attracts special attention from the parties to civil transactions is whether third-party security is recognized and what legal contents of this issue are. This article touches upon the issue in light of the Code.
Unified management of public debts needed: NA leader Unified management of public debts needed: NA leader
The National Assembly Committee on Financial and Budgetary Affairs should reach agreement with the Ministry of Finance on the sole focal point in public debt management, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 13th session of the NA Standing Committee that closed on August 18.
Rationale behind new Party resolution on private economy Rationale behind new Party resolution on private economy
One of the current tasks and solutions set for turning the private economy into an important driving force of Vietnam’s economy is “to reach consensus in terms of perception, thinking and action in the implementation of the guidelines and policies on development of the private economy”. Yet “there remain a number of issues on development of the private economy that need to be further concretized and clarified in both theory and practice.” Some of these issues are highlighted below.

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