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New Decree against Spam

On 14 August 2020, the Government issued Decree No. 91/2020/ND-CP on anti-spam text messages, emails and calls ("Decree 91"). Decree 91 will take effect from 1 October 2020 and replace Decree No. 90/2008/ND-CP against spam ("Decree 90"). Unlike its predecessor, Decree 91 now explicitly captures phone calls within the scope of spam.

Law on Public-Private Partnership Investment

On 18 June 2020, the National Assembly of Vietnam promulgated Law No. 64/2020/QH14 on Public-Private Partnership Investment (“Law on PPP”). Prior to its enactment as a law, investment through public-private partnerships (“PPP”) was recognised in Decree No. 63/2018/ND-CP (“Decree 63”). The Law on PPP takes effect on 1 January 2021.

The Law on Enterprises 2020

On 17 June 2020, the Vietnamese National Assembly adopted the Law on Enterprises No.59/2020/QH14 (“LOE 2020”), replacing the currently effective Law on Enterprises No. 68/2014/QH13 dated 26 November 2014 (“LOE 2014”). LOE 2020 shall take effect on 1 January 2021.