Challenges in Vietnam’s Manufacturing M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) in Vietnam are a popular to route for foreign investors to enter the Vietnamese market. This trend continues in Vietnam and while global M&A activity has declined recently, M&A activity continues to be vibrant. While business activity and trade have slowed in 2020 due to the pandemic, we expect M&A activity to […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Q&A: M&A Opportunities and Processes in Vietnam

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) provide a unique solution to several obstacles for foreign investors wanting to enter the Vietnam market. With an M&A, investors can enjoy preexisting access to consumers, locations, and distribution channels. Local knowledge can thus prove critical to successful operations in Vietnam’s vibrant but rapidly changing investment environment. To learn more about M&A […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Vietnam Sets Ambitious Goals in New National Industrial Policy But Can It Stay Competitive?

In September 2020, the Vietnamese government issued an action plan implementing Resolution No 23/NQ/TW, which sets out a national industrial policy until 2030 with a vision towards 2045. The resolution was first signed in March 2018. What are the goals outlined in the policy, and how does Vietnam intend to accomplish these goals? We assess the […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

FDI Data Shows Vietnam’s Steady Economic Growth

Vietnam has garnered international praise for its swift and effective response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Although the country is not immune to the global economic downturn, its prospects for recovery remain positive and are the brightest among Asian countries. This view was also shared by the financial service firm UBS in a research note. Vietnam’s economy shows positive signs […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Wirecard AG – Claims for damages against corporate bodies and auditors

With Wirecard AG now insolvent, investors are potentially facing severe losses. Shareholders and investors in Wirecard bonds and derivatives can assert claims for damages.  While the extent of Wirecard creditors’ losses is as yet incalculable, the liabilities of the former DAX-listed company are likely to be enormous. Media reports are quoting a figure of 1.6 […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Vietnam Sets Ambitious Goals in New National Industrial Policy But Can It Stay Competitive?

In September 2020, the Vietnamese government issued an action plan implementing Resolution No 23/NQ/TW, which sets out a national industrial policy until 2030 with a vision towards 2045. The resolution was first signed in March 2018. What are the goals outlined in the policy, and how does Vietnam intend to accomplish these goals? We assess the […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Upcoming Webinar: Food & Beverage in EVFTA: How Foreign Investors can Qualify for Preferential Tariffs

At an average growing rate of approximately 7 percent, food and beverage sector (F&B) has been one of the fastest-growing areas and contributed 15 percent to Vietnam’s GDP in 2019. As a result, in the last few years, numerous foreign investors have invested significantly in this market, with Korean and Japanese investors leading and seizing on this […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Why Vietnam Has Become a Promising Alternative for US Businesses in Asia

Following four decades since the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnam’s relationship with the US has changed significantly. After the Vietnam War in 1975, the US and Vietnam announced normal diplomatic relations on July 11, 1995. This year in July, the US and Vietnam commemorated 25 years of diplomatic relations – with the US congratulating […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Due Diligence in Vietnam: Legal and Financial Aspects in the M&A Process

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s) are an increasingly popular route for foreign investors looking to begin operations in Vietnam – and due diligence is a key component of the M&A process. While there are several aspects to consider in a due diligence – such as the company’s reputational profile, strategic position in the market, and assets – […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam: An Introduction to Key Guidelines and Processes

The Vietnamese government has streamlined the merger and acquisition (M&A) process to encourage investment in new sectors of the economy. And for foreign investors that see establishing a business in Vietnam as too cumbersome, the M&A route provides a unique solution to many obstacles. With an M&A, investors can enjoy preexisting access to consumers, locations, and distribution channels. […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Q&A: Pharmaceuticals in EVFTA: How Foreign Investors Can Qualify for Preferential Tariffs

Vietnam is an attractive market for pharmaceuticals. It is estimated that the country imports around 60 percent of total demand for this product. The development of this sector is forecast to attract US$100 million of investment throughout the industry and increase the pharmaceutical market value by up to US$27.6 billion, according to accounting firm KPMG. […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Vietnam’s Visas and Work Permit Procedures

Vietnam amended the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam (the Immigration Law) which came into force on July 10, 2020. While the law came into effect in July, Vietnam has barred the entry of foreigners and suspended regular commercials flights since March 25 due to COVID-19. However, Vietnam has allowed the entry of diplomats, foreign […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates