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Vietnam Government passes new Decree guiding the implementation of a few provisions under the Competition Law

Over a year after the passage of the Competition Law, the highly anticipated Decree No. 35/2020/ND-CP on detailed regulations of a few provisions of the Competition Law (Decree 35) was finally passed by the Vietnam Government on 24 March 2020. Decree 35 will take effect on 15 May 2020.

This Decree provides detailed guidance on, among other things, the specific threshold figures for merger control notification, the definition of “control or influence” for merger control purposes, assessing the significant anticompetitive effects, and measuring market dominance based on “significant market power.”



Yee Chung Seck leads the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, IT/C, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Practices in Vietnam. Chambers Global (2014, 2013) and Chamber Asia (from 2010 to 2015) rank him as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate M&A and TMT in Vietnam. He is a member of the Singapore Bar Association and serves as vice president of the Singapore Business Group. He also serves as AmCham's IT/C Sub-Committee Co-Chair. Mr. Seck is fluent in English and conversational in Mandarin.