There have been a number of significant changes to the Vietnam law on enterprise to improve the business efficiency. Under this law, limited liability companies and joint stock companies may have one or more than one atlaw representative, of which at least one at-law representative resides in Vietnam. 

An enterprise shall ensure that at least one at-law representative resides in Vietnam. In case an enterprise has only one atlaw representative, such person must reside in Vietnam and shall, upon leaving Vietnam, authorize in writing another person to exercise the rights and perform the obligations of the at-law representative.

From July 01, 2015, enterprises may decide on the appearance, quantity and content of seal and before using a seal, an enterprise shall notify the seal specimen to the business registration agency for publicly posting on the national enterprise registration portal. These are significant contents as prescribed under the Law No. 68/2014/QH13 on Enterprises approved by the National Assembly on November 16, 2014. Another significant point is regulation on omission of business sectors in enterprise registration certificate. From July 01, 2015, enterprise name and identification number, head office address of the enterprise; charter capital and information of the at-law representative of the enterprise, information of the general partners for partnerships; of the enterprise owner for private enterprises… The at-law representative of an enterprise shall register the changes in the contents of the enterprise registration certificate within 10 working days after making the changes. After being granted an enterprise registration certificate, an enterprise shall publicly announce the enterprise registration on the National Enterprise Registration Portal within 30 days. This Law takes effect on July 1, 2015 and replaces the Law No. 60/2005/QH11 on Enterprises and June 20, 2013 Law No. 37/2013/QH13 amending and Supplementing Article 170 of the Law on Enterprises.

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