Demystifying Demergers in Vietnam

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Date(s) - 03/12/2014
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

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Event Description

In the 3rd quarter of 2014, analysts predicted the next M&A wave in 2015, in anticipation the Government’s plan to equitize more than 400 of Vietnam’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) by the end of next year. Furthermore, once the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Free Trade Agreement between EU and Vietnam currently under final negotiation process, are concluded, it may also drive more interest in M&A activities in Vietnam.

However, Vietnam’s legal framework for corporate restructurings is dynamic and evolving. Demergers in Vietnam are not clearly regulated and existing regulations focus on procedural issues. Against this background, this session will explore one type of restructuring, demergers and navigate the key legal issues in demerger and recent developments in Vietnam. Demergers are not yet very common in Vietnam, but may gain popularity in the future.

Agenda

11:30 am Registration and Refreshments
12:00 pm Lunch is served
12:30 pm Introduction and Presentation, followed by Q&A
13:30 pm Event Ends

Costs

Members: VND 630,000 | Non-members: VND 780,000

Speakers

Kevin B. Hawkins
Kevin has more than ten years experience as a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Kevin advises clients on a variety of matters including business formation, oil, gas & power, education, trading & distribution, mining, mergers & acquisitions, property development, employment, corporate governance and international trade.

Kevin is a US lawyer (admitted in Washington, DC) with significant project development experience in the US including preparation and negotiation of project agreements for the development of a proposed LNG receiving
terminal in The Bahamas, a 500 MW joint venture electric power plant in Turkey, and a 900 MW electric power plant in Mississippi, United States.

In Vietnam, Kevin has advised on various real property development,infrastructure, and energy-related projects. He is a frequent presenter atconferences on energy, M&A and global trade in Vietnam.
Kevin is a Recommended Corporate and M&A Lawyer by the Asia Pacific Legal 500(2012). Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 ranked Kevin as a leading lawyer in Vietnam and separately ranked him in Projects, Infrastructure and Energy and Corporate/M&A.

Katrina Alday
Before joining VILAF, Katrina was an Assistant Secretary (i.e., Assistant Minister) in the Office of the President and was responsible for the representing the Office of the President in the Committee on Tariff and Related Matters and the Technical Committee on WTO Matters. Katrina drafted executive issuances and proclamations, contracts, instruments of ratification of international agreements (i.e., Regional Trade Agreements) and prepared legal opinions, memoranda and briefs for the President of the Philippines. Katrina was also the representative and/or
member of various bodies and committees under the Office of the President. Katrina has been with VILAF since 2007 and advised clients in relation to infrastructure, trade rights, life sciences, corporate, M&A transactions.

 

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