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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Tags: the National Assembly
Cyber Security Law protects national security citizens interests Cyber Security Law protects national security, citizens’ interests
While competent agencies consider the Law on Cyber Security a much-needed addition to Vietnam’s legal framework given the increment in cyber-attacks around the world in general and in the country in particular, the public and businesses are still seemingly uneasy about its possible impacts on social and economic activities.
Legal reform needed for streamlining the state apparatus Legal reform needed for streamlining the state apparatus
Vietnam Law and Legal Forum would like to introduce the article by the NA Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan which suggests specific solutions for improving the legal system on the organization of the state apparatus in the spirit of Resolution No. 18-NQ/TW on continued renovation and rearrangement of the apparatus of the political system and Resolution No. 19-NQ/TW on continued renovation of the organizational system and improvement of the quality and efficiency of public non-business units.
Lawmakers still anxious about taxing unexplained assets of officials Lawmakers still anxious about taxing unexplained assets of officials
Measures to handle the assets of potentially corrupt officials remained the focus of debates about the revised draft Law against Corruption at the 25th session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee which took place in Hanoi from July 11-13.
PM affirms resolve to curb inflation PM affirms resolve to curb inflation
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reiterated the Government’s resolve to control inflation, noting that although the consumer price index in July fell slightly from the previous month, the pressure of rising inflation remains considerable.
Luật doanh nghiệp – Law on Enterprises (in 2014) Luật doanh nghiệp – Law on Enterprises (in 2014)
The Law on Enterprises was passed on November 26th, 2014, by the XIIIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at its 8th section and took effect on July 1st, 2015, replacing the Law on Enterprises in 2005 and Law on amending and supplementing of Article 170 of the Law on Enterprises in 2013. This Law prescribes the establishment, management organization, reorganization and dissolution of, and activities related to, enterprises, including limited liability companies, joint stock companies, partnerships and private enterprises; and prescribes corporate groups. To facilitate readers in the search and application of the Law, the National Political Publishing House collaborates with the Editortal Board of the Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine under Vietnam News Agency (the sole agency authorized in translating “Cong Bao” (Official Gazette) into English) to publish Vietnamese – English bilingual the Current Law on Enterprises (in 2014). The English version is for reference only.
Luật điều ước quốc tế - LAW ON TREATIES Luật điều ước quốc tế - LAW ON TREATIES
The Law on Treaties was passed on April 9, 2016, by the XIIIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at 11th session. This Law has 10 Chapters with 84 Articles, prescribes the conclusion, reservation, amendment and supplementation, extension, termination, renunciation, withdrawal, suspension of implementation of treaties, deposit, archival, making of certified copies, publication, registration, and organization of implementation of treaties, It came into force on July 1, 2016 To meet the need of readers to learn the Law on Treaties in 2016, the National Political Publishing House collaborates with the Editorial Board of the Vietnam Law & Legal Forum magazine under Vietnam News Agency (the sole agency authorized to translate “Cong Bao” into English) to publish the Vietnamese – English bilingual Law on Treaties. The English translation is reference only. We have the honor of introducing this book to readers.
Luật đầu tư – Law on Investment (Law in 2014 Amended and Supplemented in 2016 2017) Luật đầu tư – Law on Investment (Law in 2014, Amended and Supplemented in 2016, 2017)
The Law on Investment was passed on November 26th, 2014, by the XIIIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at its eight section and took effect on July 1st, 2015, replacing the Law on Investment in 2005. This Law further improves mechanism and policies to create an equal, favorable and more transparent investment environment in order to attract more domestic and foreign investment. After more than one year of implementation, a number of branches and trades specified in Appendix 4 on the List of sectors and trades subject to conditional business investment of the Law on Investment in 2014 are no longer suitable due to their failure to meet the criteria and the target of attracting investment. In order to improve the Law on Investment in 2014, on November 22nd, 2016, the XIVth National Assembly, at its third session, passed the Law on support for small – and medium-sized enterprises, which has content amending and supplementing the Law on Investment.
CIVIL CODE (Vietnamese - English) CIVIL CODE (Vietnamese - English)
The Civil Code was passed on November 24, 2015, by the XIIIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at 10th session. This Civil Code has 6 parts with 689 articles, prescribes the legal status, legal standards for the conduct of individuals and legal persons in relations established on the basis of equality, freedom of will, independence of property, and selfresponsibility. It came into force on January 1, 2017, and replace the Civil Code in 2005. To meet the need of readers to learn the Civil Code in 2015, National Political Publishing House collaborates with Editorial Board of the Vietnam Law & Legal Forum magazine under Vietnam News Agency (the sole agency euthorized to translate “Cong Bao” into English) to publish the Vietnamese – English bilingual Civil Code. The English translation is reference only.
Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code
On June 20, 2017, the National Assembly passed the revised Penal Code. It became effective on January 1, 2018. Several significant changes have occurred. Several acts, previously criminal, are no longer punishable. On the other hand, several previously innocent acts have been criminalized. One very large change is that an enterprise-not just an individual-may now be guilty of a crime1.
Nine solutions for a sustainable securities market Nine solutions for a sustainable securities market
Since its founding 22 years ago, Vietnam’s securities market has significantly grown and constantly improved its structure as an important capital raising channel of the economy, contributing to improving the market economy institution and promoting international integration.

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