Monthly newsletter April 2020


Monthly newsletter April 2020

1| Our prominent legal articles in April, 2020

In April 2020, recognizing the negative impactions of Covid-19 epidemic on the economy, as well as the considerable difficulty of businesses in resolving crisis arising this period, Apolat Legal released the “Covid-19 – Legal handbook for businesses”. By synthesizing the critical provisions of the law related to problems usually arising to the businesses during the pandemic, Apolat Legal believes that this handbook will be a useful legal reference for businesses to prepare well plans to handle crisis scenario arising during and after the epidemic.

To read the entire content of this Handbook, please visit here.

Additionally, in last April, our personnel had articles with useful information on Saigon Economic Times, specifically:

  • Lawyer Pham Thi Thoa with the Article “Covid-19 period – the enterprise rescues itself by bankruptcy” on Saigon Economic Times released on 16th April 2020 provides a legal perspective on using bankruptcy as a rescue tool for businesses suffering heavy losses due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
  • Lawyer Pham Thi Thoa and Master Tran Chau Hoai Han gave helpful advice to start-ups on delaying the calling for capital during the Covid-19 epidemic, and remarkable legal issues when start-ups participate in an M&A deal (M&A).

To read the entire article, please visit here.

Beside highlights news  posted on Saigon Times:

  • Master Tran Chau Hoai Han synthesized countries allowing to prolong the duration of filing application and extension intellectual property rights due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia through the article “Extending the term for intellectual property-related procedures in Southeast Asian countries”.

To read the entire article, please visit here.

  • Lawyer Le Tien Dat has summarized the basic steps of procedures and legal notes to restructure labor of businesses in the article “Restructuring corporate workers: procedures and legal notes”.

To read the entire article, please visit here.

2| The remarkable executed legislations in April, 2020

1. Decree No. 10/2020/NĐ-CP dated January 17th, 2020 on auto transport business and conditions for auto transport business 01/04/2020 01/04/2020
2. Decree No. 41/2020/NĐ-CP dated April 8th, 2020 on tax and land rent deferral 08/04/2020 08/04/2020
3. Decree 28/2020/ND-CP stipulating in detail a number of articles of Law on Vietnamese employees working abroad under contract 15/04/2020 15/04/2020
4. Decree No. 51/2020/NĐ-CP amends and supplements Decree No. 14/2014/NĐ-CP dated Ferbruary 21th, 2014 stipulating implementation of electricity law regarding electrical safety 21/04/2020 21/04/2020


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