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Bar None

At one time or another, most of us have toyed with the idea of owning our own bar in Vietnam, here’s how

Dear Antoine,

I’m a US citizen in the process of teaming up with a Korean corporation to open a bar/club […]

By |April 9th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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I Now Pronounce You

Marriage, gender recognition and the transgender spouse

Dear Caroline and Antoine,

I am both French and Vietnamese. I was born a boy but as I always considered myself a girl, I had several sex reassignment surgeries to make my physical appearance and […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Gearing Up For 2017

Make driving legally in Vietnam your New Year’s resolution

Many of our friends and acquaintances have shared their worries about driving a motorbike in Vietnam without a proper license. So, we thought it would be a good idea to remind all […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Work This Way

Foreigners with degrees forego work permits, however…

Dear Antoine and Caroline, I am a Turkish citizen, planning to move to Vietnam permanently. I heard that a new decree has been issued allowing foreigners with three years work experience and a bachelor’s […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Rooms Available

Must-knows before starting a hotel business.

Dear Antoine and Caroline, I’m looking for information on how to register a hotel license in Vietnam. I am an EU and Australian national.

The Vietnamese economy is booming and I understand that you are […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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The Kids are not Alright

What to do if you suspect child abuse

Dear Antoine and Caroline,
I hear my neighbors yelling all the time. They have a kid and I have seen him several times with bruises on his body. I am very worried about […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|2 Comments
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See You In Court!

Keep calm and find an alternative method to settling legal disputes in Vietnam

Dear Marijn,

My name is Azad and I work for a Turkish manufacturing company. We’ve been operating in Vietnam since 2008 and throughout the years we’ve been involved in a […]

By |September 11th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Taxation Elimination

The European Union-Vietnam free trade agreement, what’s in it for me?

Dear Marijn, I am an importer of dairy products from Europe. Initially, I focused on butter and buttermilk, but more recently I have started importing dairy spreads and blue-veined cheese as well. I […]

By |August 7th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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The Viet Kieu Treatment – Perks of having dual citizenship

Dear Marijn,

I recently started working in Ho Chi Minh City as an architect. I have heard the term “Viet Kieus” used a lot but I don’t really know what it means exactly. I’ve also heard that they enjoy many benefits, for example with […]

By |July 3rd, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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Southeast Asian Integration

What to expect from ASEAN and the AEC?

Dear Marijn,

I’m a music teacher from Sweden and have been living in Vietnam for five years now. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Economic Community […]

By |June 7th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments