Letter of quick legal updates, 10/2020

1 – Our prominent legal articles in October 2020 

In October, our personnel had some remarkable, specifically:

Intellectual Property Team has provided Questions and Answers on issues that many Enterprises are concerned about in the issue of registering a trademark in Vietnam. To read the entire article, please see Part 1 at here and Part 2 at here.

Associate Dao Trung Thong with the Article “Responsibilities of employers when happening occupational accidents” to help employees understand the benefits when an occupational accident occurs. To read the entire article, please visit here.

Attorney Le Tien Dat and Associate Thieu Thi Kieu Thu with the Article “Nonperforming loan investment in Vietnam – what should foreign investors notice?” for foreign investors to consider before deciding to invest. To read the entire article, please visit here.

Moreover, Clients can visit https://apolatlegal.com/category/articles to refer to more legal articles suitable to your demand. 

2 – The remarkable news in October 2020 

  • Goverment has just issued Decree No. 122/2020/ND-CP dated October 15th, 2020 regulating on coordinating and linking up procedures for registration of establishment of enterprises, branches and representative offices, report on the use of employees, issue identification numbers of units participating in social insurance, and register to use corporate invoices. For more information about the content of the Circular, please see here.
  • Goverment has just issued Decree 119/2020/ND-CP dated October 7th, 2020 regulating on sanctioning administrative violations in press activities, publishing activities. Detailed instructions, please refer here. 
  • Ministry of Construction has issued Official Letter No. 4757/BXD-QLN dated October 1st, 2020 responding the recommendations of voters of Ho Chi Minh City to consider and explain clearly the relevant regulations and sanctions on using the apartment to do business on hourly and short-term rental services. Detailed instructions, please refer here. 
  • The limited time for granting Work Permits for foreign labors in Ho Chi Minh City is reduced to 17 working days. Detailed instructions, please refer here. 

3 – The remarkably executed legislation in October 2020 










Decree 120/2020/ND-CP regulating the establishment, re-organization, dissolution of public administrative units


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2.      Decree no. 128/2020/ND-CP dated 19th October 2020 regulating sanction administrative viloations in the field of customs


19/10/2020 10/12/2020

Decree 129/2020/ND-CP regulating the functions, duties and operating mechanism of Viet Nam debt trading single-member limited liability company


27/10/2020 10/12/2020

Decree 123/2020/ND-CP regulating invoices, evidencing documents


19/10/2020 01/07/2022

Decree 124/2020/ND-CP detailing a number of articles of Law on complaints


19/10/2020 10/12/2020

Decree 125/2020/ND-CP regulating penaties for administractive violations pertaining to taxation, invoices.


19/10/2020 05/12/2020

Circular 08/2020/TT-BLDTBXH on guidelines for protection of employment status of whistleblowers working under labor contracts


15/10/2020 01/12/2020
8.      Decree 122/2020/ ND-CP regulating the coordination and connection of procedures for enterprise establishment registration, branches and representative offices, declaration of the use of employees, issuance of number of the social insurance participating units, registration to use invoices of the enterprise.


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