ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

Chủ Nhật, 31 tháng 7, 2016

Legal Service for Mergers and Acquisitions ( M&A ) in Vietnam


Our commercial practice at ANT Lawyers helps clients with the following:
Incorporation service: advising on business structure, drafting documents, negotiation with local companies and authorities and obtaining licenses and approvals.
Post-licensing procedures: advising on the obtaining of various registration, approvals and permits for foreign invested companies in Vietnam.


Management: advising on the operation of the board of management of a joint venture company or a wholly foreign owned capital, the appointment of key management personnel.
Due diligence: reviewing documents and issuing due diligence reports on the legal status and operation of both domestic companies and foreign invested companies in Vietnam.
Commercial contracts: drafting, negotiating and amending many types of commercial contracts including lease agreements, sales and distribution agreements, agency agreements and service contracts.
Let ANT Lawyers help your business in Vietnam.                   
Please contact us for inquiries through email ant@antlawyers.vn or call our partner directly at  + 84 912 817 823.


Thứ Năm, 28 tháng 7, 2016

WHAT ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LEGAL MATTERS IN VIETNAM INVOLVE?

Admiralty and maritime lawyers in Vietnam may represent and defend the interests of commercial ship owners and charters involving the total spectrum of maritime casualties, accidents and disputes which may arise in reference to commercial ocean shipping.

When legal proceeding arises from a maritime casualty or dispute admiralty and maritime lawyers in Vietnam commit the total range of the firm’s resources and therefore the intensive litigation expertise of our attorneys to attain the most effective potential outcome for the client. The attorneys additionally counsel ship owners, charters, marine insurers and clients on risk avoidance, regulative necessities and strategic legal solutions.
Additionally admiralty and maritime lawyers in Vietnam are frequently appointed by a broad vary of domestic and international marine insurance corporations directly or through our international partner law firms in UK, US and Australia to represent and defend the interests of their insureds in reference to casualties involving each commercial and recreational vessels.
An overview of the a number of the kinds of maritime claims, casualties and transactions that admiralty and maritime lawyers regularly handle is as folllowing:
  • Casualty Defense, Investigation and Litigation
    • Collisions
    • Cargo damage
    • Personal injury and death (seamen, longshoremen and passengers)
    • Property damage
    • Product liability
    • Shipowner’s limitation of liability
  • Marine Liability Insurance
  • Commercial Disputes
    • Bills of Lading
    • Charter party disputes
    • Vessel mortgage foreclosure
  • General Average and Salvage Claims
  • Vessel Regulatory Matters
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Civil fines and penalties
    • Security issues
  • Maritime Contracts
    • Contracts of affreightment, bills of lading and charter parties
    • Drafting and advice
  • Recreational Boating
    • Injuries and Property Damage
    • Product Liability
    • Sales and documentation
    • Subrogation
ANT Lawyers has law been partnering with a number of UK, US, and Australian law firms in advising clients in admiralty and maritime in Vietnam.
Send us request via email at ant@antlawyers.vn or call us at +848 3522779.



Thứ Tư, 27 tháng 7, 2016

FORMS OF DISPUTES AND APPROACHES TO SETTLEMENT


Dispute in Vietnam could be between parties in business transaction, foreign investors and Vietnam government, or between countries in implementing international treaties.
The formation of market economy in Vietnam took place in the context of the development in the width and depth of the economic ties at a significant fast pace that make Vietnam an important part of the world supply chain.

  Vietnam suppliers could sell the goods and services to the world and the foreign supplier could also export their goods and services to Vietnam market.  Further, as the Vietnam market opens up, foreign investors could invest through various forms of investments in Vietnam i.e. acquire equities in Vietnam companies, establish business in VietnamDuring this process, disputes are an inevitable result which has been growing in scale and complexity.
Most should agree that disputes shall be construed as the dissent, inconsistencies or conflicts of interests, rights and obligations between the parties in the economic relations at different levels. Accordingly, economic disputes can have the following basic forms:
1. Disputes in business are between the participants in a business transaction including investments, production to consumption of products or performance of services on the market for profit purposes i.e. professional and product liability, debt disputes over a business transaction, franchise disputes,intellectual property disputes, and disputes over contract for supply of goods or services…
2. Disputes between foreign investors with Vietnam government agencies, arising in the implementation of the BTO, BT, BOT, and the implementation of international agreements on promotion and protection bilateral and multilateral investment i.e. government policy and policy measures, concession to water and sewerage, power or energy supply, project or contract payment…
3. Disputes between countries in the implementation of the international bilateral and multilateral agreements.
In Vietnam, as the disputes arise, parties involved could consider resolving the matters through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or taking court actions after taking consideration of various factors including cost, time, and the complexity of the disputes.  Litigation law firm in Vietnam with skillful dispute lawyers should be consulted to provide the suitable advice for dispute resolution.



DISPUTE RESOLUTION THROUGHT ARBITRATION


Dispute resolution methods are litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Handing disputes requires litigation law firm with dispute lawyers in Vietnam having experience and knowledge to provide resolutions to complex cross-border issues, commercial and civil disputes.
In the current business environment, most business agreements could contain a clause stipulating that disputes arisen must be resolved in arbitration.  For a dispute to be referred to arbitration, there must be a valid arbitration agreement in writing, either as an arbitration clause within a contract or a separate agreement.  If the agreement is included within the context of a contract, the arbitration clause is considered independent, and any modification, extension, or termination of the contract does not affect the validity of the arbitration clause. Vietnamese law allows for a written arbitration agreement to take the form in any written form, so long as the writing clearly indicates the parties’ intent to resolve any dispute via arbitration. If a dispute falls within the scope of a valid arbitration agreement, but a party attempts to initiate court proceedings, the residing court does not have jurisdiction over the matter, and must drop the case. Moreover, an arbitration agreement does not have to stipulate specific dispute matters and/or the arbitration organization authorized to resolve disputes without supplemental agreement.  Even if there is a valid arbitration agreement, Vietnamese Arbitration Law stipulates that in order for a dispute to go to arbitration, it must also fit into one of three categories:
(1) disputes arising from “commercial activities”;
(2) disputes where at least one party is engaged in commercial activities;
(3) other disputes where the law stipulates that arbitration is a permissible means of resolution.
In category (1), the term “commercial activity” is defined in Commercial Law No. 36-2005-QH11 (31 December 2005) as “activity for profit-making purposes comprising the purchase and sale of goods, provision of services, investment, commercial enhancement, and other activities for profit-making purposes.”  The types of disputes that often fall into the second category are noncommercial disputes, such as civil disputes, where at least one party to the dispute is engaged in commercial activities. However, this category does not apply in disputes between a good/service provider and a consumer. In this case, the law allows the party to choose between litigation and arbitration. Even the agreement includes a standard arbitration clause in the supply of goods or services contract, the dispute may not be arbitrated without the consumer’s consent. The final category of disputes permissible for arbitration gives legislators discretion to expand or maintain the types of disputes resolved through arbitration.  An example of a category (3) dispute is a dispute arising from investment activities governed by the Law on Investment.
Arbitration has become an extremely popular method of dispute resolution, as many businesses prefer it over the high costs of litigation.
For advise or service request, please contact us via email ant@antlawers.vn, or call +84 8 3520 2779 (HCMC Office), +84 4 39388751 (Hanoi Office).  To learn more about us, please visit www.antlawyers.vn


Thứ Hai, 25 tháng 7, 2016

DEBT RECOVERY SERVICE IN VIETNAM

Debt recovery is always a big problem for businesses and individuals. In order to promote the production process, the process of debt recovery is always one of the concerns with the business leaders.


One of the the appropriate method is the intervention of law. ANT Lawyers Co., Ltd is a leading legal consultancy in Vietnam, with a team of experienced lawyers and legal experts that have participated and solved many debt recovery cases for businesses and individuals.
We will:
– Study the case to find the legal basis and debt data that should be handled;
– Assess the payment capability of the debtor to creditor;
– Represent the client to exposure debtor to negotiate, persuade and require debt repayment;
– Advice and instruct customer the most beneficial solutions in accordance with the law;
– Implement civil proceedings, economic proceedings or criminal proceedings against law enforcement agencies, depending on the type of entity and the nature of the transactions arising overdue debts;
In case of debt recovery through litigation, we will help customer:
– Draft petition and other papers relating to the recovery of debt;
– Represent client (individuals and organizations) to submit the petition to the Court and the competent authorities to recover the debt as stipulated by law;
– Appoint attorney to participate in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of clients (individuals and organizations) at the Court at all levels;
– Represent client (individuals and organizations) to participate in judgment enforcement
If you need help in addressing debt recovery and litigation issues, please either email us at ant@antlawyers.vn or call to our office at: +84 8 35202779.
Let ANT Lawyers help your business in Vietnam.


DEBT RECOVERY LAWYERS IN VIETNAM


We understand chasing late payment is costly and time consuming.  At ANT Lawyers, a law firm in Vietnam with offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, we could act on client’s behalf in dealing with the debtor, and in the meantime do a thorough research on debtors’ assets for payment obligations for evaluation of options to reclaim the debts.  Debt recovery lawyers at ANT Lawyers Vietnam beside other legal profession skills are equipped with mediation, an alternative dispute resolution skill that helps handling disputes effectively and professionally.  If pre-litigation efforts fail, we will look at an alternative strategy and taking legal actions will be the last resort.
We have experience in dealing with debt recovery cases for clients being exporters, insurance companies from EU, US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong.  ANT Lawyers is an exclusive Vietnam law firm member of Prae Legal, an international law firm network.  We do act as Vietnam agent for one of the largest debt recovery specialist firms of its kind from the UK.  ANT Lawyers is also an official member of World Mediation Organization, a global mediation organization in Berlin, Germany which foster and promote mediation practice throughout the world.  Lawyers at ANT Lawyers regularly undertake training and seminar in mediation to public free of charge to promote the mediation practice in Vietnam.
If you need help in addressing debt recovery and litigation issues, please either email us at ant@antlawyers.vn or call to our office at: +84 8 35202779.
Let ANT Lawyers help your business in Vietnam.