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Monday, May 10, 2021
Tags: Civil Code
How to change name on Vietnamese passport How to change name on Vietnamese passport
As per the Vietnamese Civil Code, an individual has the right to change his/her family name to his/her spouse’s in the marriage and family relations involving foreign elements in accordance with law of the country in which the foreign spouse is a citizen or retrieves his/her family name before the change.
Secured assets under Vietnams Law Secured assets under Vietnam’s Law
Group of students from Class 4234b
Hanoi Law University[1]
Over the past years, the law on secured transactions and secured transaction registration has gradually become complete, meeting the requirements of the real socio-economic life in Vietnam and the process of global economic integration. There is no doubt about the important role of secured transactions in credit growth and economic development. One key important element of secured transactions is collateral (secured assets). Both parties (the securing party and secured creditor) should pay close attention to determination of assets used as collateral when entering into a contract. However, the current legal framework applicable to collateral remains controversial.
General law of guarantees General law of guarantees
Bui Duc Giang
Attorney at law and PhD in law
Guarantees are personal security recognized by the general law of security. The security is used both in the context of corporate financing and retail banking. Civil Code 91/2015/QH13 dated November 24, 2015 (the Civil Code) creates the general law for this security interest of which this article tries to provide an overview.
New Law on Public-Private Partnership in Vietnam New Law on Public-Private Partnership in Vietnam
On June 18, 2020, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed the long awaited Law on Public-Private Partnership (PPP Law) which establishes an umbrella legal framework for all PPP projects and aims to attract more private investment to the development of Vietnam’s infrastructure. This article looks at some of the key changes under the Law, some positive and some less so, with respect to making the PPP framework more appealing to private sector developers, investors and lenders.
New fireworks rules to come into effect on January 11 New fireworks rules to come into effect on January 11
To An Xo, chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS), talks to the press about Decree No 137/2020/ND-CP on the management and use of firecrackers and fireworks that will come into effect from January 11 next year.
Legislatures year-end meeting to pass seven laws three resolutions Legislature’s year-end meeting to pass seven laws, three resolutions
The 10th sitting of the National Assembly opened on October 20 in Hanoi was expected to proceed via video conferencing till October 27 and to gather for face-to-face discussions during the plenary session from November 2 to 17.
Taking security over immoveable assets in renewable energy projects Taking security over immoveable assets in renewable energy projects
Under the Amended National Power Development Plan for the Period from 2011 to 2020, with a vision toward 2030, it is expected that renewable energy will account for 10.7 percent of the total power capacity of 572 billion kWh by 2030. The Government’s outlook requires a high demand for capital, including loan capital. In this regard, the project finance should play a significant role in meeting that expectation. Generally, the lenders will expect perfected security interests over all of the property and assets of the project company. This article discusses notable issues in taking security over the immoveable assets of renewable energy projects.
Some key points of Vietnams new Investment Law Some key points of Vietnam’s new Investment Law
The National Assembly of Vietnam passed a new Law on Investment on June 17, 2020, which will become effective on January 1, 2021 (LOI 2020) and replace the 2014 Law on Investment (LOI 2014). In this post, we briefly discuss some new key points of the LOI 2020.
Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens
The Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens, which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, has institutionalized the 2013 Constitution regarding citizens’ right to free movement and residence within the country and their right to leave the country and return home from abroad.
Penal liability of corporate legal persons for wildlife-related crimes Penal liability of corporate legal persons for wildlife-related crimes
The 2015 Penal Code prescribes heavy fines for corporate legal persons’ crimes violating regulations on management and protection of endangered, precious and rare wild animals, ranging from VND 300 million to VND 15 billion. This shows that Vietnam is always aware of the nature and danger of these crimes to the ecological environment.