Legal & VBF Committee Meeting (2nd Tue), Oct 8, 2013

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Regular monthly meeting to review upcoming events, discuss and prepare positions on key issues, laws and regulations relating to trade and investment between Vietnam and the United States.

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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

Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting, Tu, Jan 8, 5-6 pm

When: Tue, Jan 8, 5:00 – 6:00pm

Where: Baker & McKenzie Offices (linked by video-conference), HCMC: Saigon Tower, 12/F 29 Le Duan Boulevard, Hanoi: Indochina Plaza Hanoi, 10F, 241 Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay District

Regular monthly meeting of the committee to review upcoming events, discuss and prepare positions on key issues, laws and regulations relating to trade and investment between Vietnam and the United States.

Please click the below link to Register Online, and to view and download both the Agenda and Background/Preparation Documents

https://www.amchamvietnam.com/events/legal-vbf-liaison-committee-meeting-2013-01-08/

  1. Legal Committee Administrative
    1. HANOI VENUE: Unit 1001, 10th Floor, Indochina Plaza Hanoi, 241 Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay District
    2. Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of every month, 5:00-6:00pm
      1. Next meeting: 19 February 2013
      2. HCMC Venue: Baker & McKenzie HCMC Office (29 Le Duan, 12/F)
    3. Legal Committee Events or Speakers
    4. VBF Meeting on Draft Decree on foreign employees working in Vietnam
      1. a) WHEN: Friday 11 January at 2PM
      2. b) WHERE: G/F, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, No. 1 Thanh Nien Road, Hanoi
      3. c) Consolidated Comments (ENG and VNM)
      4. d) Background on the “no less than 60 days” period for comment, NA Resolution 71, 29 Nov 2006
  1. Law on Lawyers Update
  2. Update on US/Vietnam Trade Talks and ASEAN and other international developments
    1. Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations – Next Negotiations are in Singapore, Mar 4-13
    2. US-Vietnam Tax Treaty negotiations
  3. Legal Committee Position Papers / Topics to Monitor
    1. Ron Parks (KPMG): Draft amendment to Corporate Income Tax Law
    2. Draft Implementing legislation on Labor Code
    3. Amendment to Anti-Corruption Law
    4. Circular No. 213/2012/TT-BTC regulating investment activities of foreign investors in the securities market
    5. 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.
  4. Report on VBF and Project 30