In the cooperative meeting of evaluation and promotion for Japan Vietnam Cooperative Initiative held on November 23, 2012, they summarized the evaluation for Phase 4 of Japan Vietnam Cooperative Initiative.  In the evaluation, the Vietnamese government commits in providing a new guideline in order to clarify Economic Needs Test (ENT) standards.  After the evaluation, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (“MOIT”) issued Circular 08/2013/TT-BCT (“New Circular 8”) on April 22, 2013 in order to change the ENT standards. Based on the change, we discussed the most updated situation of retail businesses for foreign investors in Vietnam below.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – VILAF has expanded its partnership and strengthened its energy practice in a merger with LDV Lawyers, a leading energy law firm in Vietnam. The two firms believe the merger creates the largest energy team in the country and shall benefit their current and future energy clients.

VILAF is delighted to announce the expansion of its legal practice with the growth of its legal team.

Partner Promotion – Mr. Nguyen Quang Vu


Last Thursday, 30 August 2012, our Hanoi Executive Partner Dang Duong Anh and Senior Associate Nguyen Vu Quynh Lam joined in a Conference with MPI regarding to FDI definitions and procedures. Please follow this link for more information.

VILAF won Acquisition International’s 2012 Legal Award

VILAF won the Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year 2012 Award at the Asia Legal Business Law Awards held in Singapore on 11 May 2012. 

VILAF completed its Annual Partners’ Meeting on 18 February 2012 in Nha Trang to celebrate the firm’s business growth and welcome Partner Ngo Thanh Tung back to the firm after two years of doctorate study in the United States.  Mr Tung was a founding Partner of VILAF and specializes in dispute resolution, corporate, M&A and maritime matters.