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Own it

Reading the fine print on foreign ownership of real estate in Vietnam

Dear Marijn,

I hope you can shed some light on this. A few months ago, I found the apartment of my dreams in Nha Trang. I paid for it, moved […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Waterlogged

Protecting your deposit from an unreasonable landlord

Dear Marijn,

I currently rent a serviced apartment in District 2. About a month ago, I came back from work one evening to find pots and pans floating around in my kitchen. The service […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Un Espresso, Per Favore

Dear Marijn,

I used to worked and lived in Hoi An with my family before moving back to Italy where we currently reside. Now that our children have moved out to attend universities, my wife and I often daydream about returning […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Bad Neighbors

What to do when your neighbors are a nuisance?

Dear Marijn,

I’m an Australian engineer and I’ve been living in HCMC with my wife and two kids for about a year now. Our life has been peaceful and happy until we recently […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Safe Eating

Ensuring the quality and safety of street food in Vietnam is easier said than done

Dear Marijn,

My name is Daniel and I’ve been working in Ho Chi Minh City as a journalist for about three years now. I love eating […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Salary, health and fair employment practices

Dear Marijn, I’m Italian and two months ago I opened a wood oven pizza place in HCMC where I currently employ five locals. They are all doing an amazing job, and they even started singing Italian opera when baking pizzas. […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Is marriage a legal prerequisite to cohabitation?

Dear Marijn,

My name is Simon and until very recently I was enjoying Ho Chi Minh City life as a single foreign language teacher. Things have changed since I met this wonderful Vietnamese girl. I think she could be the […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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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 […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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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. […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Driving on Vietnam’s roads? Get your licence!

Keep it legal when driving on Vietnam's roads, advises Oi's legal team...
By |June 12th, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment