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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation Arbitration procedures in Vietnam continue to be mainly governed by Civil Procedure Code No. 92/2015/QH13 (CPC), Law on Commercial Arbitration No. 54/2010/QH12 (LCA), and Resolution No. 01/2014/NQ-HDTP issued by the Supreme Court of Vietnam providing further guidance on the implementation of certain provisions of the LCA. The LCA is generally based on the 2006 UNCITRAL Model Law. There are, however, some provisions that differ from the Model Law. These…

VIETNAM Frederick Burke and Quach Minh Tri A. Legislation and rules A.1      Legislation Arbitration procedures in Vietnam continue to be mainly governed by Civil Procedure Code No. 92/2015/QH13, the Law on Commercial Arbitration No. 54/2010/QH12 (LCA), which came into effect on 1 January 2011 and Resolution No. 01/2014/NQ-HDTP dated 20 March 2014 issued by the Supreme Court of Vietnam providing further guidance on the implementation of certain provisions of the LCA (“Resolution No. 01”). The…

Agreement has been reached on the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations, including Australia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States, which represent around 40% of global GDP and one third of world trade. The text of the TPP is still being finalised by the TPP States and is not yet available. Reports indicate that the TPP includes an Investment Chapter with a…