Protecting intellectual property rights in Vietnam

Dear Hadrien and Marijn, every now and then I stop by Saigon Square to shop for clothes and knickknacks and what strikes me most every time I go there is the huge amount (and the amazing quality) of the counterfeit goods that are on offer. But where does the Vietnamese law stand in this regard? … Read more

Options for setting up a factory in Vietnam

Dear Hadrien and Marijn, My name is Julia and I am a fashion designer from Spain. I often travel to Vietnam to get inspiration for my new creations and recently realized that I want to take my visits to another level. I am now thinking of opening a small factory in Ho Chi Minh City … Read more

Can foreigners buy homes in Vietnam?

Oi’s legal columnists Hadrien Wolff and Marijn Sprokkereef explain what the new real estate law means for foreigners… Dear Hadrien and Marijn,  I’m an expat who’s been living here for the last seven years. My wife is Vietnamese-American, born in Vietnam but moved to the US at the age of five. As we find our life … Read more

How to Become a Vietnamese Citizen

Dear Hadrien and Marijn, I am a Canadian citizen who has been living and working in Vietnam for the last six years. My Vietnamese girlfriend and I are thinking about getting married and staying in Vietnam permanently. Reading your columns every month, I understand that doing business in Vietnam and things like access to real … Read more