According to a justice ministry report, unlawful documents issued in Vietnam are on the increase and offers some solutions to curb the rise.
A new article to the penal code has been passed by the Vietnamese National Assembly which would force lawyers to inform on their clients to authorities.
Allen & Overy has advised VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company, Vietnam's leading international low-cost airline, on its ground-breaking $170 million IPO and listing on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE).
In a move intended to strengthen its regional cross-border practice, Taylor Wessing's Singapore member firm has moved to fully integrate with its Vietnamese strategic ally.
Five local legal practices in Vietnam have got together to create the LawTeam Alliance - and they expect to announce the arrival of other 'major local law firms' to the group.
Japanese law firm Anderson Mori and Tomotsune has expanded into Vietnam with the opening of an office in Ho Chi Minh City. The firm also established a Jakarta desk in the office of Roosdiono & Partners this May.
Many companies are expected to follow the Microsoft example of shifting production from China to Vietnam - a shift being tracked by the China Law Blog which declares that 'China's golden age for foreign companies is over'.
Changes to the Vietnamese investment laws which are due to take effect in July are likely to be promote foreign investment activity, according to Allen & Overy.