M&A Forum 2016

Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan – Partner at LNT was speaking in the panel discussion of M&A Forum 2016 held by Vietnam Investment Review. He was sitting next to other speakers from foreign companies and Government representatives.


Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan – an expert in Antitrust/ Competition practice

The topic was regarding “M&A in wider economic boundaries”. This event earned a lot of media attentions such as: VTV, FBNC especially Bloomberg channel.

LNT & Partners is pleased to be a part of M&A Forum this year.

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Vietnam: Real Estate Investment Luncheon

Mr. Binh Tran (Partner at LNT & Partners) was at the “Real Estate Investment Luncheon” to deliver a speech on May 18th 2016, which is regarding to the insight of investing in real estate in Vietnam and how to utilize the legal framework to leverage the real estate business up .


Mr. Binh Tran is delivering his speech.

Mr. Binh Tran and General Director at Colliers International Vietnam did successfully share about:

  • Operating a real estate firm in Vietnam: How far foreign investors can go under the current legal framework?
  • What you as a foreign developer should pay attention in developing a Residential project or large real estate project in Vietnam?
  • Acquiring a real estate project, what specifics and details should you be aware of?

The audiences

We would like to say the warmest thank-you for the cooperation of BBGV and our partner from Colliers International Vietnam.

#RealEstate #Vietnam #Legal

Vietnam CFO Forum 2015: “Financial Management Faces Current Currency Context”

HO CHI MINH CITY – International and Vietnamese financial professionals will gather in Ho Chi Minh City on November 24, 2015 to discuss financial management strategies as the threat of a currency war looms over the region.

The forum will be held on the theme of “FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FACES CURRENT CURRENCY CONTEXT” and is hosted by Vietnam Financial Officers (VCFO) with the support of Japan Association for CFOs (JACFO), and the Association of Certified Accountants UK (ACCA).

The Vietnam CFO Forum 2015 will welcome 300 delegates, including Chief Financial Officers, Senior Financial Analysts who are members of VCFO, JACFO, ACCA and the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI). There will be experts from domestic and international financial institutions, Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of top enterprises in Vietnam. The forum will be held at Sheraton Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City on November 24, 2015.

In 2015, global financial markets saw high volatility with monetary policy changes by the Federal Reserve and the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan added to fears of a third global Currency War. In this background, Vietnamese enterprises financed with a high proportion of foreign currency loans in the manufacturing and exporting industries without Financial Management Optimization Strategies can face substantial challenges and be driven to the verge of bankruptcy.

At the Vietnam CFO Forum 2015, local and international experts will share their experience and practices to help attendees gain a broad understanding of the underlying causes as well as potential solution to managing the fallout from the current economic environment, especially from a Currency War.

After all, the participants will be able to improve decision-making on management, investment, capital mobilization and risk controls, in moving towards sustainable enterprise development with sufficient financial power as Vietnam and the region poised on the threshold of greater international integration.



Hosted by Vietnam CFO Club (VCFO), Japan Association for CFOs (JACFO) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Vietnam.

Date: November 24, 2015

Venue: Sheraton Hotel, 88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
English and Vietnamese (simultaneous interpretation available)

Invitation only: CFOs, Controllers, Treasurers, Financial Executives, CEO, Business Leaders

Program Content:

13:00          Registration & Welcome Coffee

13:30          Introduction: Guests of Honor and Agenda

13:35          Opening Speech                

Madam Conchita Manabat – Chairperson, the IAFEI Advisory Council

13:45          “Asia & Vietnam Economic Outlook 2016”

Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh – Director, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program

14:15          “Are You Prepared for Exchange Rate Fluctuation?”

Ms. Josephine Yei – CEO, Saigon Bank Berjaya Securities

14:30          “The Best Practice for Effective Management”

Mr. Tran Xuan Nam – CFO, Saigon Paper Corporation

14:50          Panel discussion 1

15:20          Coffee and Networking Break

15:40          “The CFO’s Role in Business Development Strategy”

Mr. Benjamin Pwee – Managing Director, E-Deo Asia

16:00          “Smart Finance Function in Today’s Complex World”

Mr. Joseph Alfred – Head of Policy and Technical, ACCA Singapore
          Panel discussion 2

16:50          Closing Speech

                     Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Bach – Director, Vietnam CFO Club

For further information on the Forum and registration, please contact:

Hotline: 08 3503 3250

Click HERE for registration 

Ms. Huynh Thi Ngoc Quynh
Mobile: 0120 312 1992
Email: quynh.huynh@cfo.vn

Sponsorship information: 

Mr. Nguyen Huu Thanh – Chief of Organizing Board
Mobile: 0918 413 420
Email: thanh.nguyen@cfo.vn

506 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 3, Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Hotline: 08 6290 3568
Fax: 08 6290 3563

Vietnam M&A Forum 2015

Ending the first phase 2008 – 2013, Vietnam has witnessed a wave of M&A, recognized as the first wave. The first wave took place in the context of fluctuations in the stock market, the efforts of enterprises to restructure and survive the global crisis. During this period, M&A in Vietnam grew five-fold from US $ 1 billion to $ 5 billion.

Starting in 2014, the market began to pick up the new wave, known as the second wave occurred in 5 years from 2014 to 2018: the commitment of equitization of large state-owned enterprises; the rise of the private sector companies, the interest of foreign capital flows for investment opportunities and M&A activities in Vietnam.

In 2015, after a year starting in the new wave, the business began to have specific strategies. For domestic enterprises namely “Countdown to the next market boom”. Analysts pointed out that if we do not attract foreign investment, the equitization plans of state enterprises in Vietnam will face many difficulties. Therefore, finding funds are particularly important problem. Within each business, attracting capital and gathering resources for M&A are also very important, only a handful of businesses have performed well such as Masan, Pan Pacific. Besides finding the capital, choose the opportunity to now the focus will be discussed in the forum of this M&A in 2015. In this stage, potential M&A opportunities in Vietnam are huge: Opportunities from the company are in demand selling to restructure; program opportunities from equitization of State Enterprises. However, among the number of potential opportunities, only a few of them that can bring great value to the business.

Forum M&A Vietnam 2015 will take the time to assess the trend of M&A in the vibrant sector today such as banks – financial, food and FMCG, technology and commerce, ecommerce. Besides, the issues of strategy and M&A techniques will also be discussed and shared like boom growth strategy Breakthrough, valuation in M&A.

In the framework of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2015 will be held with key activities include: Exhibition and Promotion of Investment, voting typical M&A deals and Banquet-Gala Dinner in GEM Center, HCMC 06/08/2015.

For Ticket, please click HERE


Speakers and Panel at this year Vietnam M&A forum are Policy Makers, M&A Experts from all areas related to M&A. Especially, Mr. Hong Bui, Co-head of M&A practice from LNT & Partners will join the Panel in session 1: Policy Dialogue. With his intensive experience in handling legal side of M&A deals, he’ll definitely bring interesting points of view to the discussion.


Agenda | VIETNAM M&A FORUM 2015


Time: 9h00 – 12h00


13:00- 14:00             Register

14:00- 14:30             Opening session –      Welcome Speech: Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan – Vietnam Investment’s Editor-in-Chief, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2015. –      Speech by Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning & Investment.  

14:30- 15:30             TOPIC 1: POLICY DIALOGUE

–      Policy changes in recent time: New Amendment to the Investment Law and Law on Enterprise which will come into effect soon on 1 July 2015; and the Government’s policy to open room for foreign investors in many sectors. These issues will hold great interest from investment companies in Vietnam and at abroad and will be raised on the Forum this year.


  • Mr. Vu Bang – President, The State Securities Commission Of Vietnam (or Mr. Nguyen Thanh Long – Vice President)
  • Mr Nguyen Huu Nghia, Chief Supervisor of the SBV
  • Mr Dang Quyet Tien,Deputy Head of Corporate Finance – Ministry of Finance
  • Mr Phan Duc Hieu, Head of Business Environment and Competitiveness Department, CIEM
  • Mr. Seck Yee Chung, Partner, Baker & Mckenzie
  • Representative from Deloitte Vietnam
  • Mr. Bui Ngoc Hong, Partner, LNT & Partners
  • Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan (Vietnam Investment Review’s Editor-in-chief, Moderator)

 15:30 – 16:00           Networking Break  


–      Looking back on the movement of M&A capital flows into Vietnam for the last time and assess future prospect.  –      Regarding the recent policy changes (opening room, relaxing business conditions in the New Investment Law and the Lawon Enterprise…), is there a possibility for M&A market boom  in Vietnam in the following time? Evaluation of the M&A capital inflows from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, other ASEAN countries, the US and Europe?

–      Assessment of opportunities of the equitization progress when the Vietnamese government decided to open room andstrongly promote the divestment in new sectors such as seaports, airports, large-scale state-owned enterprises. What are the quality deals for international investors?  


  • Mr. John Ditty, Chairman, KPMG Vietnam
  • Mr.Masataka SamYoshida, Senior Managing Director, RECOF Corporation
  • Mr. Paul DiGiacomo, Managing Director, BDA Partner HongKong
  • Mr. Nguyen Vinh Tran, General Director of Jen Capital
  • Mr. Nhu Đinh Hoa, General Director, BVSC
  • Ms.Dang Pham Minh Loan, Deputy Managing Director, VinaCapital (Coordinator).


–      Sharing experience from successful deals in Vietnam.

–      What is strategy to develop the company and expand market in Vietnam. 

–      Experience on how to optimize the selling and buying business

–      Experience on negotiating with foreign partners

–      Build and Develop business for sale, a new trend and business opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises.


  • Mr. Stephane Gripon, Director of Mondelez Kinh Do
  • Mr. Chu Chee Kwang, General Manager of Nam Long Ltd, Co
  • Mr. Katsumi Mizuno, Director, General Manager, Overseas Business Division, Business Planning Dept., Credit Saison
  • Mr Johan Nyvene, CEO HSC
  • Mr Le Kim Hoa, Vice CEO, BIDV
  • Representative from the company which has been involved in the M&A deal in Vietnam
  • Dr. Nguyen Cong Ai, Deputy General Manager of KPMG Vietnam (Moderator)

18:30- 19:00             Cocktail & Networking

19:00 – 21.00           Gala Dinner & Deal Awards  


For Ticket, please click HERE

Source: http://mavietnamforum.com/sukien/chuong-trinh-hoi-thao.html

ASEAN Tax/Thai Tax Summit 2015

ASEAN Tax/Thai Tax Summit 2015
Opportunities & Challenges from Tax Changes for Outbound & Inbound Investment


Keep abreast of the latest tax issues and policies in Thailand & key AEC countries to enhance competitiveness and managing tax risks for AEC integration

As a result of the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the ASEAN region is set to see a freer movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital among its member countries. We will need to make sure that all relevant regional regulatory frameworks, including the area of regional tax integration arrangements, will be sufficiently suitable and appropriate for facilitating the single market and other regional economic goals.

This year’s conference on ASEAN Tax/Thai Tax Summit 2015 will highlight all the key potential implications to explore the challenges and opportunities including latest government policy & scenarios on tax restructuring to enhance competitiveness and preparation for AEC, effective tax planning strategies for AEC 2015 and their impact on businesses.  In addition, this ASEAN Tax/Thai Tax Summit 2015 will update on customs & international trade & FTA, cross-border tax dispute settlement, cross-border transactions and tax risk management, corporate taxation, Board of Investment (BOI) tax holidays, recent changes in transfer pricing, indirect tax, anti-tax avoidance, VAT, CLMV key tax updates and much more.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Net Le from LNT & Partners will join the panel speaker of ASEAN Tax/Thai Tax Summit 2015 and give a presentation on the session: “Insights into the Workings of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule”, on following main points:

  • New anti-avoidance rules around ASEAN and how they affect tax planning
  • Anti-avoidance principles – Evolution
  • Assessing and comparing the recent trends in the area of GAARs
  • Key lesson learned and case examples

Attendees will get the most comprehensive updates on key tax updates for both AEC and Thailand.


  • Date: 25-26 June 2015
  • Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Venue: The Landmark Hotel Bangkok, 138 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110

For more information and registration, please Go to the event’s website

Pleas click here for the eBrochure_Conference on ASEAN Tax-Thai Tax Summit 2015.


  • Hear outstanding case study on “Cross-border transactions & tax risk management”
  • Tax updates/discussions toward AEC integration in 2015
  • Gathering Thailand’s tax authorities and top tax experts
  • Find out the latest tax developments in countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia
  • Executive roundtable discussion “Emerging taxation issues for ASEAN countries and impacts of regional integration on taxation”
  • Insights into the workings of the general anti-avoidance rule
  • Case Study: Cross Border Transactions and Investment in Cambodia

For online registration: http://www.asiabusiness-connect.com/On-line-Registration.html 

Midterm Vietnam Business Forum 2015

On June 9, the Vietnam Business Forum Consortium, in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the World Bank Group, held the Midterm Vietnam Business Forum 2015 in Hanoi with theme “Enhancing Enterprise Competitiveness for Global Integration” and the presence of Prime Minister H.E. Mr. NGUYEN TAN DUNG. This Forum was a valued opportunity for a structured dialogue between the Vietnamese Government, local and foreign businesses and the donor community to improve the business environment in Vietnam.

Beside sponsoring for the forum, LNT & Partners attended and raised insightful comments on the new Law on Investment and Law on Enterprise. The forum started with the Review of Business Climate by Chamber of Commerce from Vietnam, Korean, European, and American. On this midterm gathering, they focused on 3 main issues followed:

  1. The Issues of implementation of new Laws on Investments, Enterprises, Housing, Real Estate Business and Immigration on Trade, Tourism and Investment;
  2. Needs for positive growth on Banking and Capital Markets; and
  3. Infrastructure – Requirements for PPP implementations, port strengthening and power generation needs in Master Plan VII.

Please click the link to download the relevant documents from VBF:

Midterm VBF 2015 – VBF Co-Chair Speech

Midterm VBF 2015 – Short Report – ENG

Midterm VBF 2015 – Full Report – ENG

 Reported by: Vietnam Law Insight

The 2015 Vietbuild International Exhibition

NDO – The 2015 Vietbuild International Exhibition, featuring 1,350 booths from domestic and international businesses in the construction industry, opened on March 25 at the Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre, 148 Giang Vo Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Construction, saw the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

Over 450 businesses in the construction industry are showcasing their products in the areas of construction, building materials, real estate and interior-exterior decorations.

This year’s exhibition drew the participation of many international businesses from the Republic of Korea, Japan, the UK, Malaysia and Thailand.

According to Deputy Construction Minister Nguyen Tran Nam, the event will serve as a bridge connecting enterprises with potential partners and customers.

The 2015 Vietbuild, runs until March 29 and offers businesses a chance to do research on customer’s demands, introduce new products and formulate better business strategies.

Events Calendar

Time: 25/03 – 29/03/2015     Scale: 1350 booths

Topic: Construction – Building materials – Real Estate & Interior – Exterior Decoration
Location: Vietnam Exhibition Fair Center 148 Giang Vo Street, Ba dinh Dist, Ha Noi City

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Time: 22/04 – 26/04/2015     Scale: 500 booths

Topic: Construction – Building materials – Real Estate & Interior – Exterior Decoration
Location: Da Nang International Exhibition Fair Center 9 Cach Mang Thang Tam St, Cam Le Dist, Da Nang City

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Time: 18/06 – 22/06/2015     Scale: 2.340 booths

Topic: Construction – Building Materials – Real Estate & Interior – Exterior Decoration
799 Nguyen Van Linh Blv, Tan Phu Ward, Dist 7, HCMC

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Source: Nhan Dan Online