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In brief

At its 21st session (from 15 March to 20 March 2023), the National Assembly Standing Committee of Vietnam (NASC) considered and gave remarks on a number of essential draft legislation to be passed this year.

In detail

The 21st session is a monthly meeting of the NASC. In this session, NASC reviewed, among others, the draft Law on Housing (amended), draft Law on Bidding (amended), draft Law on Prices (amended), draft Law on Water Resources (amended), and draft Law on Cooperatives (amended).

In addition, the NASC also approved the supplementation of the draft Law on Credit Institutions (amended) and the draft Law on Citizen Identification (amended) to the legislative plan of the National Assembly (NA), following which those two draft laws will be discussed at the fifth session of the NA (in May this year), and approved at the sixth session (in October this year).

Summarized below are some notable draft legislation given remarks by the NASC at the 21st session.


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.


Van Trung Khuat joined Baker McKenzie in Ho Chi Minh City in April 2012, and is experienced in areas of employment, dispute resolution, and corporate compliance and investigation. He is an accredited mediator at the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London and at the Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center, and frequently publishes articles and leads seminars on both advisory and contentious labor and employment law issues in Vietnam. During his time with Baker McKenzie, Trung has also worked in the Firm's Hanoi and Chicago offices. He also acts as Co-chair of the Human Resources and Training Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.


Tuan Linh Nguyen is a Government Affairs Manager in in BMVN International LLC, Hanoi office.

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