Investment Law In Vietnam (1/2 day workshop)

With Vietnam’s strategic location, proximity to major cities, stable political environment, young and growing working population and competitive labour cost, the Vietnamese economy has been growing rapidly. On top of that, the Vietnamese government has been making strategic steps to attract more foreign investments. The growth and the friendly government policies have undeniably made Vietnam a land of opportunities and the most attractive destination for foreign investors.

Entering into a new market in a foreign country may be daunting but this workshop aims to provide a guide for foreign investors to tap into the Vietnamese market.    


This workshop aims to provide an overview of the Vietnamese market and highlight important considerations for foreign direct investment in Vietnam.

Programme Outline

1) Introduction to Vietnam

2) Vietnam Investment Climate
- Vietnam Economic Outlook
Top Investment Sectors in Vietnam
International Trade Policies
Conditions and Restrictions on Foreign Investments

3) Forms of Investment In Vietnam

- Forms of Commercial Presence (i.e. Representative Office, Branch, Partnership etc)
Establishment of Commercial Presence

4) Investment Procedures

5) Investment Considerations
Investment Incentives
Operation Considerations
Exit Considerations

6) General Taxation In Vietnam
Tax Regime and Incentives
Remittance of Profit and Repatriation of Remittance
Foreign Exchange Control

7) General Labour Overview
Work Permits and General Labour Issues 

8) Important Legal Updates and Information

Who Should Attend 

Singapore companies looking to invest and expand their business in Vietnam.

Trainer's Profile

Zi Li is a partner in ZICO Law Vietnam. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Zi Li regularly advises on a range of cross border corporate and commercial transactions including joint venture projects, shareholders agreements, takeovers and mergers and foreign investments into Vietnam. Zi Li has extensive experience in advising foreign and local sponsors, lenders, borrowers and issuers in banking transactions, project financing transactions and debt capital markets transactions, both conventional and Islamic.

Zi Li obtained his Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and he was also the recipient of the Tun Hamid Omar Award for the Best Overall Student in the Certificate in Legal Practice in 2011. Following that, he joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co in 2011 as a Trainee Associate and was retained in the Debt Capital Markets & Structured Finance department in 2012. He was made a co-executive partner of ZICO Law Vietnam in 2018.


Fee Per Pax
(inclusive of GST)



15 January 2019 (Tue)
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

160 Robinson Road #06-01, SBF Center
Singapore 068914
SBF Member - $285
Non-Member - $385

Fee include course materials & tea break
Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance

Administrative Details 

- Please log on to your Username and Password to register. Please create an account for registration if you do not have an existing account with Singapore Business Federation (SBF).
- Upon registration, you can make payment using credit card via our online payment platform. An auto e-acknowledgement and invoice will be sent to your registered email.
- No cancellation is allowed upon registration but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is welcomed. Please notify SBF of the change giving at least 3 days’ prior notice to event date to enable logistical arrangements for the replacement to be made.
- Full payment is required with registration and must be received prior the workshop to guarantee your place. Participants will only be admitted if payment/proof of payment has been received prior to the workshop or on event day.
- Participant will still be liable for full payment in the event of no-show on actual day of the workshop.
- SBF reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to the workshop.

Payment Details

1) Electronic Payment
Internet banking services with UOB or DBS via Billing Organization.

Payment can be made via our VISA/MasterCard terminal in our office

3) Cheque Payment
Please cross your cheque payable to Singapore Business Federation and mail it to 160 Robinson Rd #06-01, SBF Center, Singapore 068914
Indicate the Invoice number, Company and Participant name at the back of the cheque.

If you have registered less than 5 working days before the event date, please bring along the cheque on the day of workshop.

For more information, contact Josephine Lin at    l    6701 1131

Note : To safeguard the well-being of all participants, we advise members who are feeling unwell to refrain from attending the workshop.

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1/15/2019 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center SINGAPORE 068914 SINGAPORE

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