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The AmCham Legal & Vietnam Business Forum Committees in HCMC and Hanoi have a unified purpose that includes increasing the value of AmCham membership for all members by providing channels to discuss and address legal issues affecting member companies, supporting the Chamber and the Chapters’ advocacy activities, and supporting the development of the legal services industry in Vietnam.
Stimulate Committee participation by member law firms and in-house counsel
Grow the AmCham membership base of legal services providers
Promote Trade Facilitation and conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as well as other international agreements that would improve the business environment in Vietnam.
Participate in comments on revisions to Civil Code, and implementing regulations for Investment Law.
Orsolya Szotyory-Grove is a senior associate of Mayer Brown’s Vietnam office. Orsolya has over nine years of experience in corporate and commercial matters and all aspects of investment and licensing in Vietnam, including tax and structuring advice. She also has experience advising on compliance with anti-corruption laws, and developing internal corporate compliance programs.
Fred has twenty-six years’ experience in the planning, negotiation, and operation of cross-border trade and investment projects in Vietnam and China, as well as in the related issues of finance, regulatory compliance, property development, construction, securities, finance, tax, labor and dispute resolution. Building on his experience with the Bilateral Trade Agreement between the United States and Vietnam in 2000, and Vietnam’s accession to the WTO in 2006, he has recently been devoting his energies to the successful conclusion of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement. This new agreement would provide substantial opportunities for AmCham members in terms of trade and investment, market access and protection of intellectual property rights. By providing a much-needed stimulus to the Vietnam economy, the TPP would also offer new opportunities for Am Cham members operating here.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai, a senior associate at Baker McKenzie Vietnam, specializes in legal and regulatory advice relating to power, energy & infrastructure projects. Active in the renewables space, he has advised on legal due diligence, M&A transactions, licensing, development and the operation of numerous solar, wind, hydropower and other renewables energy projects across different provinces at different stages, from development, licensing, acquisition to financing, construction, and operation of those projects. He has been active in several regulatory programs in addressing regulatory and contractual improvements and amendments to Vietnamese laws and regulations on renewable energy (solar and wind), climate change, environmental, clean technologies, energy efficiency, among other power, energy, investment, and infrastructure issues in Vietnam.
Meetings and Information-sharing
The Committee meeting is organized monthly on the second Tuesday of the month and opens for members only.