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  • The 6th FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds 10/04/2018 09:47

    The 2018 FDI Moot case considers how a new government has suspended the extraction of a rare earth, for which a foreign investor held the sole mining concession. The suspension was based on a study showing increased health risk in the nearby population. The suspension, confiscation of rare earths already prepared for export and customers’ contract terminations led the investor to shut down its operations, only then to discover government plans to license extraction by another investor.

  • Message from the Secretary General 2018 03/04/2018 16:22

    The Government enacted Resolution No. 19/2017/NQ-CP on continuing to implement main duties and solutions for improving business environment and enhancing national competitiveness in 2017 and orientation towards 2020. Consequently, according to the rating report issued by the World Bank, Vietnam has increased 14 levels in terms of business environment index and ranked 68th out of 190 economies in the world.

  • VIAC and THAC signed the Co-operation Agreement 03/04/2018 14:47

    On 15 March 2018, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) welcomed a visit from Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) delegates. Mr. Tran Huu Huynh (President of VIAC) and Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn (Director of THAC) together with other members of VIAC and THAC attended the meeting and witnessed the signing of the Co-operation Agreement between the two centres.

  • Commercial Arbitration in the ASEAN Region Poised to Increase Confidence in Foreign Investment 21/03/2018 10:19

    ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has been progressing toward achieving its height- ened goal of an integrated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). A significant part of this effort has been an increased focus on commercial arbitration as a means of resolving commercial disputes. This continuing development, as an alternative to the disparate judicial systems among ASEAN member states, brings with it a measure of increasing confidence that foreign investors in these states can avail themselves of certain investment protections.

  • Indonesia: Enforceability of Foreign Anti-Suit Injunctions under Indonesian Law 07/03/2018 16:20

    There have been a number of occasions in Indonesia when domestic court proceedings and foreign arbitration proceedings of the same matter were carried out concurrently. 

  • VIAC Arbitrator attends the 68th session of Working Group II, UNCITRAL 01/03/2018 16:03

    From 3-9 February, 2018, at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, PhD., Lawyer Le Dinh Vinh - Director of Vietthink Law Firm cum VIAC Arbitrator has attended the 68th session of Working Group II of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The session aims at discussing the Draft Convention of the United Nations on Enforcement of International Commercial Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.

  • CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration 2018 01/03/2018 14:49

    Following the success in Hong Kong 2017 and Singapore in 2016, this pre-eminent tertiary course offers a prestigious globally recognised qualification and is aimed at meeting the increasing demands for accredited arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to resolve cross-boder disputes in the Asia Pacific.

  • 2017 Year-in-Review: Top 5 in International Arbitration 12/01/2018 14:03

    2017 was a busy year for international arbitration. Taking a walk down memory lane, we saw new players and new industries entering the game, institutions adopting new rules, and we have some new challenges to tackle.

  • Mediation and Arbitration: The Differences 12/12/2017 16:15

    Mediation and commercial arbitration are two alternate dispute resolutions (outside courts) recognized by Vietnamese Rules. According to the law, these methods are based on the voluntariness of the agreement between each party and are enforced by number of rules such as: Resolution No.22/2017/NĐ-CP about Mediation and Commercial Arbitration Rules 2010.

  • ASEAN - China and Hong Kong Free Trade Area Conference: How to Benefit Enterprises? 07/12/2017 10:44

    The trade and investment relationship with China occupy a large proportion of Vietnamese enterprises' business activities. With the support of many important agreements and commitments between Vietnam and China, total bilateral trade value between these two countries has increased. 

  • Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements in Vietnam: A Step Forward the International Trend? 17/11/2017 14:34

    It is the first legislation on commercial mediation which is inspired by the UNCITRAL Model Law, but includes several local modifications.

  • Promoting Investment among APEC Economies 08/11/2017 15:58

    (Ho Chi Minh City - 4 November 2017) Last week, Vietnam Business Lawyer Club (VBLC) co-operated with Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Vietnam International Arbitration Centre to organize the “Promoting Investment among APEC Economies” Conference. With many interesting discussion panels, the conference attracted lawyers, big corporations and policy makers from all over the region.

  • Conference on International Arbitration Training Day 2017: Introduction of IBA Soft Law 08/11/2017 09:12

    On November 4 in Hanoi, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Arbiration Group under International Bar Association (IBA) organized the International Arbitration Training Day 2017: Introduction of IBA Soft Law. The program attracted a large number of arbitrators, lawyers from Vietnamese businesses. The program aims to assist Vietnamese Businesses in gaining international experience in the use of international arbitration to settle disputes.

  • VIAC welcomed Vice Secretary of Permanent Court of Arbitration 07/11/2017 15:18

    Last week, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) was honour to welcome Mr. Brooks W. Daly - Vice Secretary of Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affair in its head quarter. Mr. Daly, the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s representatives and VIAC personnel had a short discussion around dispute settlement method in Vietnam and proposed upcoming plans for future co-operation.

  • VIAC welcomed representative delegation of Samsung Vietnam 07/11/2017 15:10

    In the morning of 31 October 2017, the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC) had a meeting to welcome the visit from Samsung Vietnam’s delegation. Through the conversation, Samsung’s representative - Mr. Han Ki Wook (Legal Director of Samsung Vietnam) had given positive comments on the commercial arbitration trend in Vietnam in recent years. Mr. Han also shared that the progressive method of dispute resolution was the perfect piece for business civilization and he expressed goodwill to have better understanding of  VIAC’s process of dispute resolution. 

  • Promoting Investment among APEC Economies Conference 18/10/2017 15:45

    The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and Vietnam Business Lawyers Club (VBLC) – Vietnam Bar Federation (VBF) are honoured to invite you to the IPBA Regional Conference on “Investment in APEC Emerging Markets” to be held on 4 November, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at Sheraton Saigon Hotel.

  • Explanation and Application of CISG in International commercial contractl 25/09/2017 15:05

    On 12 and 15 September 2017, in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the CISGVN co-operated with Vietnam Business Lawyer Club (VBLC) to organize the seminar on Explanation and Application of CISG in International commercial contract. Presenting in the seminar was speakers, experts from CISGVN, VBLC, Singapore Management University and Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

  • Seminar One Step Closer: Promoting ASEAN integration through the Harmonization of Commercial Laws 25/09/2017 14:45

    On 14th and 15th September 2017, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL RCAP), ASEAN Law Association, the International Institute for Trade and Development are co-hosting a two-days seminar entitled “One Step Closer : Promoting ASEAN integration through the Harmonization of Commercial Laws”.

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