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Monday, July 24, 2017
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Temporary residence cards for foreign lawyers Temporary residence cards for foreign lawyers
According to Vietnamese law, a foreign lawyer wishing to practice law and bear a temporary residence card in Vietnam must obtain a license for practicing law in Vietnam but is not required to have a work permit.
Scope of practice of foreign law firms remains unclear under new Decree Scope of practice of foreign law firms remains unclear under new Decree
On October 14, 2013, the Government issued Decree No. 123/2013/ND-CP to guide certain provisions and measures for enforcement of the Law on Lawyers (Decree 123). Decree 123, which became effective on November 28, supersedes (i) Government Decree No. 28/2007/ND-CP dated February 26, 2007, detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Lawyers, (ii) Government Decree No. 131/2008/ND-CP dated December 31, 2008, guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Lawyers concerning lawyers’ socio-professional organizations, and (iii) a number of articles of Government Decree No. 05/2012/ND-CP dated February 2, 2012, amending some articles of the Decrees on security transaction registration, legal assistance, lawyers and legal consultancy.
The true story behind the veil of business cooperation contract The true story behind the veil of business cooperation contract
Business Cooperation Contract, also known as “BCC”, is considered one of the direct investment forms that have been first introduced in the Law on Foreign Investment of Vietnam in 1988 and respectively regulated in numerous amendments to this law until the Law on Investment was enacted in 2005.
Work permit regulations need further amendments Work permit regulations need further amendments
Despite newly issued Government Decree 46 and Circular 31/2011/TT-BLDTBXH of November 3, 2011 (effective on December 18, 2011), Vietnam needs further amendments and guidelines regarding the current work permit regulations.
Revising the law on foreign lawyers organizations and foreign lawyers Revising the law on foreign lawyers’ organizations and foreign lawyers
The Law on Lawyers, which was passed on June 26, 2006, and took effect on January 1, 2007, has codified numerous provisions on professional practice in Vietnam by foreign lawyers’ organizations and lawyers, which had previously been scattered in different sublaw documents.
Vietnams legal framework for meeting WTO commitments on services Vietnam’s legal framework for meeting WTO commitments on services
Trade in services is one of the three main pillars besides trade in goods and intellectual property governed by World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. In this area, Vietnam has made commitments in relation to 11 out of the 12 sectors identified by the WTO.
DECREE No. 28/2007/ND-CP OF FEBRUARY 26 2007: Detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Lawyers DECREE No. 28/2007/ND-CP OF FEBRUARY 26, 2007: Detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Lawyers
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Detailing the Law on Lawyers
Draft law on lawyers: New provisions and proposals Draft law on lawyers: New provisions and proposals
As part of the 2005 legislative agenda, the Government has drafted a Law on Lawyers and will present it to the National Assembly during its 8th session. The draft Law governs activities of Vietnamese and foreign lawyers organizations and lawyers operating in Vietnam. This article highlights new provisions of the draft Law compared to the 2001 Ordinance on Lawyers.

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