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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
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Moving a company from Malaysia to Vietnam and how to replicate it

Dear Hadrien and Marijn, I’m an American who’s been living in Malaysia for 15 years now and I currently run a company where we design furniture and lighting. We […]

By |November 23rd, 2014|Business, Legal Ease, News|0 Comments
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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 […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|6 Comments
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What are your legal lease rights?

Dear Hadrien,

In January, I agreed with my landlord to sign a one-month lease agreement (uncertain of my plans at that time) and that I could leave at any time if I gave him a week’s notice. Now that I […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Starting a Business in Vietnam

Dear Hadrien,

My Vietnamese girlfriend and I want to open a coffee shop here. We are very excited about the plan and really can’t wait to get started. However, I have little knowledge about the administrative procedures that we will need […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|5 Comments
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What’s Your Liability in Case of an Accident?

Dear Hadrien,

I’ve been living in HCMC for nearly four months now. Last week, I finally bought a motorbike to travel to work, but (and I am a bit ashamed to tell you, and please don’t tell my mum!) I have […]

By |May 28th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Dong or Dollars? The Law and Labour Contracts

Dear Hadrien,

I have been offered a contract to work as a project manager in Ho Chi Minh City and I will earn a little over USD2,000 per month. However, I heard that in Vietnam all amounts in contracts should […]

By |April 18th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Civil Liability in Vietnam: What’s Legal?

Dear Hadrien,

Last week my 12-year-old son caused a small accident at his school. While playing football with the other kids in the schoolyard, he accidentally broke a window of one of the classrooms. Now the school is trying to claim […]

By |March 21st, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Thinking of Transferring Savings from Vietnam?

Dear Hadrien,

I am an American citizen living and working in Ho Chi Minh City. I want to know what I should do if the unthinkable happened to me… How can I create a will to ensure that if I die […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments