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

Home Office Deductions in the COVID-19 Era

Have you been working from home during the COVID-19 crisis? Join the club. Approximately 42% of the American workforce is currently working from home full-time, according to a recent study by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Only 26% are working on business premises — and many of those are essential workers, such as […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

Protect Trade Secrets From Insider Theft

Many companies are concerned about intellectual property being stolen by computer hackers and outsiders coming onto their premises. While these are certainly legitimate concerns, it’s generally more important to focus on insiders — your own staff members, former employees, on-site contractors and partners. Theft of trade secrets is often an inside job, as illustrated by […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

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

Isabella Bertani participates in IR Global Guide: International Expansion: Building your Business Overseas

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers Despite these uncertain times, expanding overseas can be a key driver for future growth for an ambitious business. International expansion can breathe new life into a company, drive huge value and set it on a path of continued success. Expanding a business overseas is a strategic opportunity that will help diversify […]

Isabella Bertani, BBA, FCPA, FCA, MBAFounder and Chief Client Strategist, BERTANI

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

Using Remote Workers? Protect Sensitive Company Data from Exposure

What seemed at first like a temporary COVID-19-driven work-from-home trend isn’t expected to end when health risks are mitigated, some surveys suggest. For example, one-third of employers expect that at least half of their employees will work remotely in the post-COVID era, though not necessarily every day of the week, according to a recent survey […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

Protecting Intellectual Property may be the biggest worry, you’ll be doing business in China

But with the experienced attorneys of IPO Pang Xingpu in- country and on your side, you’ll have one less thing to worry about. On paper China supports IP protection and counterfeit crackdowns, but enforcing the law is such a massive undertaking, the rules often fall by the wayside. That’s where IPO Pang Xingpu comes in. They handle […]

Peter C. PangPrincipal Attorney and Managing Partner, IPO Pang Xingpu

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