Addressing Breaches in Commercial Contracts

Nov 19, 2023

Join our event on “Addressing Breaches in Commercial Contracts” where we delve into the intricate landscape of contract disputes. In this insightful session, we’ll explore the world of contract breaches and typical scenarios leading to them. Discover the legal liabilities faced by the injured party when contracts are violated and explore the range of legal remedies available in such cases. Engage in a lively Q&A session with the Lead Lawyer of Le & Tran, Stephen Le to gain…

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Tax Evasion in Vietnam: Risks, Ramifications, and Remedies

Sep 26, 2023

Join us for an exciting discussion on “Tax Evasion in Vietnam: Risks, Ramifications, and Remedies” to gain valuable insights into the intricate landscape of tax compliance and legal accountability. Our lead lawyer, Stephen Le, will demystify the concept of tax evasion in Vietnam, providing clarity between “administrative” and “criminal” tax evasion. The seminar will also help you to explore who bears responsibility in criminal law when tax evasion occurs. Practical strategies for businesses to minimize risks…

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Q&A on Labor Restructuring and Work Permit

Sep 19, 2023

Join our informative Q&A session focused exclusively on labor restructuring and work permits. Whether you’re an employer navigating workforce changes or an individual seeking to understand work permit requirements, this session is tailored to address all your questions. Our esteemed panelists will offer insights and solutions on various topics such as strategies for optimizing workforce restructuring, legal and ethical considerations during layoffs, and practical alternatives to downsizing. We will also discuss about aspects of work permits…

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Labor Law Discussion (No. 01)

Mar 13, 2023

In order to improve the understanding of Vietnamese labor law as well as the high-class legal culture in the workplace, we will periodically organize a seminar every two to three weeks (no fee) with the topic “Labor Law Discussion” aims to: (i) Exchanging perspectives on labor law; (ii) Sharing experiences in drafting labor contracts, internal labor regulations, collective labor agreements, and democratic regulations in the workplace; and (iii) Providing guidance on handling challenging situations in labor…

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Litigating in Vietnam (Hybrid – English speaking event)

Nov 22, 2022

Need an expert sounding board for your legal challenges at court? You are invited to sit down with Stephen Le, lead litigator at Le & Tran for an insightful coffee break and expect no-holds barred conversations filled with practical advice and creative solutions backed by a decade of experience in the court room. You can discuss with him on any issues or concerns regarding to “Litigating in Vietnam”. Timelines of the court proceedings Formality requirements Evidence…

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Vietnam Labor Contracts – Notable Points for Employers

Nov 22, 2022

A labor contract is a crucial document recording agreement between an employee and employer. The employees most care about clauses regarding job, salary and other benefits. However, from the employers’ view, a labor contract containing mandatory basic clauses is not good enough to address practical issues arising from employment. The seminar will present notable points that employers should take into account when creating and entering into labor contracts with employees. The speakers will also share the…

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Enforcing Foreign Arbitral Awards in Vietnam – Reasons for Refusal

Nov 22, 2022

Did you know? Only 49% of foreign court judgements or arbitral awards were recognized and enforced in Vietnam from 2012 to 2019 (Vietnam Ministry of Justice). This is an alarmingly low figure and a cause of frustration for many commercial parties. Want to understand the underlying issues better? Join us on 31st March as Stephen Le, our Managing Partner and Lead Trial Lawyer, sheds light on the contentions and brings a new measure of clarity through…

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Vietnam Labor Law: Employment Dispute Resolution

Nov 22, 2022

There are always potential conflicts between the employer and the employee in the employment relationship, which may lead to a high possibility of a labor dispute. At first, the conflict may arise from very small personal matters. However, minor issues may culminate in a worker’s strike by a group of employees if the problems are not timely and suitably resolved. In addition, a worker’s strike negatively impacts the production process and the image of the company….

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Using Foreign Employees – Common Legal Risks

Nov 22, 2022

More and more enterprises in Vietnam employ foreigners. However, not all of them have a well knowledge of legal requirements applicable to such employment or are keeping up to date with latest developments of relevant labor law, which leads to signing labor contract without a valid work permit or committing violations to the foreign residence law. In certain circumstances, foreigners may be expelled from Vietnam and the related employers can be fined up to VND150 mil….

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Commercial Judgements Enforcement – Obstacles and Solutions

Nov 22, 2022

With the astoundingly rapid development of the market economy in Vietnam, commercial disputes are inevitable. Assuming your side has a strong case, you can often expect a favorable judgment.  Nevertheless, it is well-known that the resolution of commercial disputes often results in a significant investment in time and money for any business.  In addition, contrary to common thinking, the actual winning of a lawsuit is only one step in the recovery process. It does not mean…

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Procurement Contracts – To Avoid Common Pitfalls

Nov 22, 2022

Overview Many organizations find it useful to train non-legal employees in the drafting, negotiating and finalizing of procurement contracts in order to reduce corporate legal risks that may arise during their implementation.  Another reason for delegating quasi-legal functions to non-legal staff is to save resources and remove the burden from an otherwise busy corporate legal department. Finally, transactions will be performed more quickly and effectively if the non-legal managers of the business receive a certain amount…

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The Risks of Committing the Crime of “Smuggling” to Enterprises During the Process of Importation of Goods

Nov 22, 2022

In the course of their operations, enterprises in Vietnam have developed a high demand for imported machinery, equipment, materials, components, and accessories. to enhance their operations, production and business.  Perhaps not surprisingly, when it comes to importing goods the vast majority of manufacturing enterprises have no expertise in the fields of customs and importation.  If an imported asset is required, such businesses frequently delegate the task to their employees to carry out customs declaration procedures to…

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