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In brief

The fourth session of Vietnam’s National Assembly XV (“Meeting“), which is taking place between 20 October 2022 and 18 November 2022, comprises meaningful discussions and the approval of draft legislation. The meeting agenda covers 14 legislative projects, only seven of which will be passed; the other seven will have to wait until the next session (i.e., June 2023). Summarized below are the legislative schedules of notable draft legislation relevant to businesses.


In depth

  • Of the seven draft laws that are expected to be passed in November, three are highly relevant to businesses in the technology, media and telecommunications, energy and finance sectors. 
No.Draft laws to be passedWorking schedule
Presentation of the draft lawDiscussion of the draft lawVoting for approval of the draft law
1Draft law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Radio Frequencies21 October 202221 October 20229 November 2022
2Draft Law on Petroleum (amended)25 October 202225 October 202214 November 2022
3Draft Law on Anti-money Laundering (amended)20 October 202224 October 2022   (first session)1 November 2022 (second session)15 November 2022
  • Of the seven draft laws that are not intended to be approved this time, the following are notable:
No.Draft laws to be presented and/or discussedPresentation of the draft lawDiscussion of the draft law
1Draft Law on Land (amended)1 November 20223 November 2022(first session)14 November 2022(second session)
2Draft Law on E-transactions (amended)25 October 20222 November 2022(first session)11 November 2022(second session)
3Draft Law on Protection of Consumers’25 October 20222 November 2022 (first session)10 November 2022(second session)

We will keep track of the latest developments in the Meeting and update you about any important details on the above draft legal statutes. Please let us know if you have any inquiries regarding the draft legislation. Meanwhile, stay tuned for our further alerts with detailed comments on significant changes introduced by these legal documents, which may affect businesses across a number of sectors.

Author

Hung Tran is the practice group leader of the Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Practice Groups of Vietnam offices. For years, he has been constantly ranked as a leading IP lawyer by numerous researchers such as Chambers Global and Chambers Asia. He regularly writes articles concerning pressing legal issues in both English and Vietnamese, and his works have been published regularly in various reputable publications. He has assisted the government in reviewing and revising the IP Law, the IP provisions under the country’s criminal code, the draft e-Transaction Law, and the first draft Personal Data Protection Decree, etc. He is also a respected presenter in the area of IP, Franchising, Data Privacy, and Entertainment Laws. In addition to authoring many publications, Mr. Tran has lectured at Waseda University School of Law (Japan), Vietnam-German University, Hanoi Law University, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Foreign Trade University, an international MBA Program (CFVG) and IP laws for the Professional Training School of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He used to serve as the Chairman of the Legal Committee of Hanoi American Chamber of Commerce.

Author

Tuan Linh Nguyen is a Government Affairs Manager in Baker McKenzie, Hanoi office.

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