Agenda • Legal & VBF Liaison Committee, Jan 8, 2013

I.  Legal Committee Administrative

HANOI Unit 1001, 10th Floor, Indochina Plaza Hanoi, 241 Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay

HCMC      Baker & McKenzie HCMC Office (29 Le Duan, 12/F)

Meetings: 2nd Tue, 5:00-6:00pm, Next: 19 Feb 2013

Upcoming Committee Events or Speakers

VBF Meeting on Draft Decree on foreign employees working in Vietnam

WHEN:  Friday 11 January at 2PM

WHERE:  G/F, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, No. 1 Thanh Nien Road, Hanoi

II.  Law on Lawyers Update

III.  Update on US/Vietnam Trade Talks and ASEAN and other international developments

Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations

US-Vietnam Tax Treaty negotiations

IV.  Legal Committee Position Papers / Topics to Monitor

•  Ron Parks (KPMG):  Draft amendment to Corporate Income Tax Law

•  Draft Implementing legislation on Labor Code

•  Amendment to Anti-Corruption Law

•  Circular No. 213/2012/TT-BTC regulating investment activities of foreign investors in the securities market

•  Moot Court Team from the Faculty of International Law, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) will represent Vietnam in the Eleventh Annual ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2) held in Taiwan in March 2013.  They are seeking financial sponsorship for the team to attend the moot in Taiwan.  Contact Nguyen Thu Giang, Team Captain at [email protected] or 84.982.017.868 for more information.

V.  Report on VBF and Project 30