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  • Four smiling employees standing around their manager

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|1 Comment
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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
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The Vietnam surrogacy law: explained in English

There's a new Vietnam surrogacy law... Here is how it works - explained in English.
By |May 22nd, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
  • Putting On A Ring In Marriage

Does Vietnam recognise a Vegas wedding?

Is a wedding in Vegas only legal in Vegas?

Dear Hadrien and Marijn, 

My boyfriend and I just got back from our Tet holiday in the US. We visited Las Vegas and one night we had so much fun winning at the casino that […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Family, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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The double talk on double taxation

Oi’s legal experts help explain the double-talk on double taxation…

Dear Hadrien and Marijn,

I am an Australian married to a Vietnamese woman. We both live in Thailand where we met each other and where we have worked for separate companies over the […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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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 […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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Money & Marriage

A combination you can’t disparage

Dear hadrien and Marijn,

I’ve heard there’s a new law on marriage and family in Vietnam. I’m Australian and plan to marry my Vietnamese girlfriend next year. I already own a house in Australia and I want […]

By |December 16th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment