ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

5.21.2015

Assistance in setting-up business venture

To help Clients start business in Vietnam, ANT Consulting introduces the service to assist in setting up business venture in Vietnam.
Foreign investors could make direct investment in Vietnam through setting up one hundred per cent (100%) capital of foreign investors, or establishing joint venture between domestic and foreign investors, or  investing in the contractual forms of: BCC, BO, BTO, and BT

Setting up company in Vietnam


Types of enterprise for foreign investors to invest in Vietnam are as following:
A limited-liability company may not issue securities to mobilize capital.
b)     Joint Stock Company
The main difference between Joint Stock Company and Limited Liability Company is the Joint Stock Company can raise funds by offering shares or securities.  In addition, an enterprise tends to join the Stock exchanges or public company must be a Joint Stock Company.  Management system of Joint Stock Company is more complicated than Liability Company.
c)     Partnership
Unlimited liability partners must be individuals who shall be liable for the obligations of the company to the extent of all of their assets.  Limited liability partners shall only be liable for the debts of the company to the extent of the amount of capital they have contributed to the company.
d)     Representative Office of foreign Trader
Representative Office is not allowed to directly conduct profit making activities in Vietnam (i.e: the execution of contracts, direct payment or receipt of funds, sale or purchase of goods, or provision of services)
e)     Branch of foreign trader
The Branch is permitted to conduct activities being the purchase and sale of goods and other commercial activities consistent with its license for establishment in accordance with the law of Vietnam and any international treaty to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a member.
If you are interested in investment in Vietnam and need help from professional business consultants, please send us email at ant@antconsult.vn.
Let us help your business in Vietnam.

Family Office Services

Vietnam has been considered as an attractive fit for family offices.

Buy property in Vietnam

The Vietnam’s stock market has been around fifteen ten years. Fund certificates in various forms are available such as close ended fund, open ended fund, Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Foreign investors are now allowed to hold up to 49% shares in a listed company and this room has been in the process to change in the near future. Although Vietnam market is considered small for pension funds or the similar, this market is a right fit for family offices.
Further, foreigners are now allowed to make direct investment, hold 100% and conduct business in most areas after the new investment law’s effective date of Jul 1st, 2015. The real estate law has been passed with effective on the same date with new investment law, allowing foreigners entering Vietnam to buy real estate.
We are a local professional management consulting firm with family office service that assist foreign clients with asset management and consolidated reporting of all the family’s assets.
In particular, we provide wealth management and tax planning, trustee and corporate services, and support with indirect investment, direct investment, real estate and family governance.
We are your consultants and we could act as nominee shareholder, nominee director, or provide management service that help you achieve the goal, and stay in private status at the same time.
We look forward to helping you find the family office services you need in Vietnam.
To learn further about us, send email: ant@antconsult.vn, call office tel +848 35202779 or meet us at our offices.
Let ANT Consulting help your business in Vietnam.

M&A origination & execution

We advise strategic and financial investors on both, origination and execution of acquisitions, divestments and carve-outs.

acquiring company in Vietnam

M&A origination

We assist client to identify horizontal M&A opportunities (in-market consolidation, new market entry, market exit) as well as vertical M&A potentials (vertical integration or disintegration).
Our M&A origination engagements can be split into two distinct categories:
Ad-hoc analysis and evaluation of potential targets
We perform appraisals of targets focusing on market potential, industry dynamics, valuation, transaction rationale, risk assessment and deal structuring. Based on our recommendations our clients can make well-informed decisions whether or not to pursue M&A transactions.
Fully fledged M&A origination
Based on our clients’ core competencies and business objectives, we develop a comprehensive M&A strategy covering: in-depth evaluation of markets and industries, appropriate investment criteria development, a long list of potential targets/buyers, preliminary valuations, transaction rationale and approach strategy.
M&A execution
We could assist client in executing both acquisitions and divestments. We believe that every M&A transaction is unique and hence demands bespoke process taking all critical factors into consideration:
Our M&A execution engagements typically cover the following activities:
  • project management of an entire transaction,
  • coordination of daily activities during every step of a transaction process (internal preparation, initial evaluation, non-binding offer, due diligence, binding offer, negotiation, signing and closing),
  • coordination of clients’ internal resources and external advisors,
  • deal tactics development,
  • valuation and financial modeling,
  • development of internal documentation (board presentations),
  • negotiation assistance.
In case of divestments, we also perform the following activities:
  • internal and external processes structuring and planning,
  • preparation of an asset for sale (definition of object of sale, preparation of financial data, development of marketing material and dataroom setup),
  • development of a long and short list of potential buyers,
  • process material development (process letters, NDAs, SPAs/APAs).
We either support or fully take over the role of an internal M&A team, making sure that our assistance delivers the most value to our clients.


Outsourcing services

We assist clients in providing them with compliance services hence they could focus on their core business.
assistant service in Vietnam

We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or office tel: +848 35202779.
Let ANT Consulting help your business in Vietnam

Set-up Representative Office in Vietnam

A foreign business entity or a foreign trader is allowed to establish Representative Office in Vietnam.
Representative office of a foreign business entity in Vietnam (referred as “Representative Office”) means a subsidiary unit of the foreign business entity, established in accordance with the law of Vietnam in order to survey markets and to undertake a number of commercial enhancement activities permitted by the law of Vietnam.
Set-up representative office in Vietnam
Representative Office will need to apply and obtain the establishment license; and have a seal bearing the name of the representative office.
Representative Office is not allowed to directly conduct profit making activities in Vietnam (i.e: the execution of contracts, direct payment or receipt of funds, sale or purchase of goods, or provision of services), but the representative Office is permitted to
  • To operate strictly in accordance with the purposes, scope and duration stated in the license for establishment of such representative office;
  • To rent offices and to lease or purchase the equipment and facilities necessary for the operation of the Representative Office;
  • To recruit Vietnamese and foreign employees to work for the Representative Office in accordance with the law of Vietnam;
  • To open accounts in foreign currency and in Vietnamese Dong sourced from foreign currency at banks which are licensed to operate in Vietnam, and to use such accounts solely for the operation of the Representative Office.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing intelligence, information, management or support and administrative services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or call +848 3520 2779 (HCMC Office), +844 39388751 (Hanoi Office).  To learn more about us, please visit www.antconsult.vn
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5.11.2015

Copyright Consultant in Vietnam

Under Intellectual Property Law of Vietnam, invention is a technical solution which must be of worldwide novelty, involves inventive steps and is applicable in various social and economic fields.

Copyright Consultant in Vietnam

The subject of invention and utility solution may be a device, process, substance, microorganisms, cell culture, and use thereof in accordance with a new function. Subject shall not be protected as inventions include: plant or animal varieties; method for prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases in human being, animals or plants; topographical design of integrated circuits; computer programs.
ANT Lawyers provides clients patent services as following:
Advise legal matters and the patent-ability of inventions and utility solutions in Vietnam and in abroad;
Conduct patent search and provide information on invention or utility solution, advice measures to protect patent or utility solution in Vietnam and abroad;
Complete the applications (including translating, writing patent description, preparing illustrative drawings of patent) and file to register invention license or utility solution;
Enforce the invention or utility solution rights, including investigation, supervision, negotiation, mediation, lawsuit initiation to handle infringement in Vietnam and oversea.
Advise matters related to maintenance, payment of maintenance fee; recording of all changes of patent application/registrations;
Draft, evaluate, register usage or ownership transfer of contracts on invention or utility solution;
For advice and specific details in each case, please contact us directly at ant@antlawyers.vn or call +84 912 817 823
Let ANT Lawyers help your business in Vietnam.

Investment law firm in Vietnam

Our foreign investment practice at ANT Lawyers helps clients with the following:
Transactional structuring: advising on the possibility for foreign investors to obtain an investment licence in Vietnam and the selection of an appropriate investment vehicle in Vietnam such as a business co-operation contract, a joint venture company or to set up a company in Vietnam as a wholly foreign owned company.


Investment law firm in Vietnam


Licensing requirements: drafting and negotiating all documents required for obtaining an investment licence for a foreign invested project, following up Vietnamese authorities for obtaining the investment licence and assisting to complete all post-licensing procedures.
Regulatory issues: advising on regulatory issues in relation to the operation of foreign invested projects in Vietnam including advertising and promotion of their products. Please contact us for inquiries through email ant@antlawyers.vn or call our partner directly at + 84 912 817 823.
Let ANT Lawyers help your business in Vietnam.

International law firm in Vietnam

ANT Lawyers is Vietnam exclusive member of Prae Legal, an international law firm network.

International law firm in Vietnam 



Prae Legal Network provides clients with access to global legal resources through its vast network of well-established 242 law offices in trade centers in129 countries.
Our respectable and influential professionals are experienced in all fields of law. We are ready to provide legal solutions to companies and people all around the world for their legal needs. We can help when you would do business transactions in the most challenging parts of the world.
Prae Legal provides comprehensive legal expertise in almost all major practice and industry areas. We have general and subject specific legal expertise that could be applied to different needs of each industry. An industry will be interested in legal developments affecting its own business and legal environment.
For Vietnam legal matters or services, the client could reach the Vietnam law firm members via email at vietnam@praelegal.com or ant@antlawyers.vn or contact the Vietnam law firm member directly via office telephone at +848 35202779.
We have the ability to provide in depth legal assistance in the following practice areas:

Agricultural & Agribusiness
Antitrust, Competition and Trade Group
Automotive
Aviation
Banking and Financial Services
Business Crimes and Compliance
Capital Markets
Construction and Infrastructure
Corporate Organizations and Securities
Employee Benefits and Pensions
Employment and Labor Law
Energy and Natural Resources
Environmental
Government Affairs
Health Care Industries
Immigration
Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Insurance and Reinsurance
Intellectual Property
Life Sciences
Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Media, Entertainment and Sports
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity
Project Finance
Real Estate
Tax
Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy
Telecommunications
Products Liability and Toxic Tort
Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Product Liability and Product Safety
Cross-Border Transactions
E-Commerce & Technology
Product Liability and Product Safety

5.06.2015

Foreign Investors May Be Allowed to Hold 60% Shares

A new decision has been proposed to the Prime Minister with a number of changes that encourage foreign investors to make investment in Vietnam and in the meantime improve the financial market to catch up with international standard.

Foreign investors may be allowed to hold 60% shares
Foreign investors may be allowed to hold 60% shares
ANT Lawyers’ foreign investment practice always follow the change in legal environment to assist our client with the best service. First, foreign investors could own up to 60% of total voting right shares of a listed company.   The previous provisions only allow this ratio for strategic partners.  Secondly, the foreign investors may hold maximum 49% total voting right shares. The previous provision is 49% of charter capital.  Thirdly, for non-voting right shares, the foreign investors are not restricted to hold.  Fourthly, for fund certificate, the foreign investors may hold 100% for both close and open funds while the previous provision only allows 49% and restricts the foreign –owned in open funds.  Fifthly, foreign organizations business in securities may hold securities companies in Vietnam up to 100% Charter capital while in recent provision, maximum of 49% and 100% for the specific cases.
When the new Decision will have been officially issued, the securities market of Vietnam will be more open and attractive to foreign investors. As expected, impact will be increasing liquidation, opening the conditions to establish investment funds, changing the enterprise’s structure, developing the fund management companies, and as such developing the financial market with more options to invest and control the investment in Vietnam.
For further information or intensive advice, please contact ANT Lawyers, your securities lawyers in Vietnam via email ant@antlawyers.vn or tel (848) 3520 2779.
ANT Lawyers is a Vietnam law firm with international standards, recognized by IFLR1000 on Financial and Corporate practice. We are an exclusive Vietnam member of Prae Legal, the global law firm network covering more than 150 jurisdictions. The firm provides a range of legal services as following to multinational and domestic clients.