Law and Consultancy      

Inward Investment      

Inward investment or foreign investment is one of the core practices of VMK. We have advised and assisted various foreign investors to set up investment projects and helped them during operations in Vietnam.

The main aspects of our Inward Investment Practice are:
• Market entry advice: Legal research and legal assessment including legal due diligence;
• Investment structure and licensing matters: Providing advice and preparing legal documentation for obtaining investment license / approval for 100% foreign owned companies, joint ventures, business cooperation contracts, and other business vehicles;
• Representing clients in negotiations of legal documentation;
• Working with government authorities and attending to administrative procedures;
• Handling post-licensed procedures for foreign invested projects;
• Advising on regulatory issues in connection with the operation of foreign invested projects in Vietnam;
• Investment liquidation and corporate restructuring.

Banking and Finance      

We advise local and foreign banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers on Vietnamese laws related to a variety of loans and other debt-related instruments and financing transactions.

Our Banking and Finance Practice includes:
• Legal opinions for loans or financing transactions, including due diligence investigations;
• Project finance;
• Property development finance;
• Asset and asset-backed financing;
• Security structure and types;
• Governmental approvals, registrations and enforcement of loans and security;
• Review and drafting of banking documentation;
• Legal compliance & regulatory advice.

Property and Construction      

With the rapid growth of the property market in Vietnam, our Property & Construction Practice has been very active in real estate transactions, property financing and construction related work. We advise property developers, lenders, real estate investment funds, local and foreign investors, contractors, consultants and property managers, on a wide range of matters.

Our Property and Construction Practice covers the following:
• Advising on regulatory issues for property development & construction projects;
• Commercial and residential acquisitions (including site acquisitions), sales & leases;
• Property developments & investments including joint ventures;
• Property financing;
• Contractual matters for landlords and tenants;
• Property management;
• Government relations & licensing matters for property projects;
• Construction contracts, procurement contracts and EPCs;
• Advising on contract administration.

Technology and Media      

Our Technology and Media Practice is the most dynamic practice in the context of developments in the fast growing economy of Vietnam particularly in the IT, media and telecom industries. VMK represents and advises technology firms, telecom companies, media & entertainment companies, internet service providers and value-added service suppliers.

Our services include advice on the following:
• E-commerce and internet laws;
• Data privacy and security;
• Media & entertainment laws;
• IT outsourcing agreements;
• Content/production agreements;
• Procurement/supply agreements for IT & telecom products and services;
• IT & telecom projects.

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