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Vietnam is projected to be the only ASEAN economy to report growth following the emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the ratification of the CPTPP, EVFTA, and entering into RCEP, coupled with the fallout from regional trade tensions, the country is poised as the next regional hub for logistics and manufacturing, energy production, agricultural production and distribution, and corporate investment. To facilitate and regulate the influx of foreign investment and acquisitions, the Government have enacted a series of changes to the relevant corporate and investment regulatory framework, including the revised:

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Each of these legislative and regulatory updates brings with it a myriad of new changes to the way businesses can enter, operate and grow within the market.

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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.

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Lan Phuong Nguyen is a partner based in the Firm's Ho Chi Minh City office. Ms. Nguyen is a member of the Lawyers Association of Ho Chi Minh City, the American Chamber of Commerce and the British Business Group in Vietnam.

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Oanh Nguyen is partner in Baker & McKenzie´s Ho Chi Minh City office. She has been advising on various aspects of corporate and commercial law for more than 17 years. She has been rated by Chambers Asia as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy. IFLR 1000 has listed her as a leading lawyer in the areas of Banking & Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. PLC Which Lawyer? has also recommended her for Finance in Vietnam. Ms. Nguyen serves as editor of the monthly Banking and Finance Letter, and has delivered several presentations on foreign investments and M&A in Vietnam.

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Thanh Vinh Nguyen is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Ho Chi Minh City office. Prior to joining the Firm, he practiced tax and consultancy work for two international accounting firms and worked as a compliance counsel for an international insurance company. He has co-written Business Operations in Vietnam, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

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Thanh Hai Nguyen is an Associate in Baker McKenzie's Hanoi office.

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Tuan Minh Le is an Associate in Baker McKenzie Ho Chi Minh City office.