M&A in Vietnam – Outlook of the market and some hurdles to overcome

01 - 08 - 2011
By Bui Ngoc Hong*
With its access to the WTO in January 2007, Vietnam introduces to foreign investors a pack of commitments for market opening. This pack has so far served as a useful manual for foreign investors to pave their way to the country's market, both by way of company set up and acquisition of existing businesses - M&A. The specific rules for M&A in Vietnam, however, still leave lots of hurdles to foreign-related M&A. This article briefs potential foreign investors about, and outlines the ways to deal with such hurdles, for successful M&A transactions in the country.  
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