Investment & Trade Working Group
Originally established as the Manufacturing and Distribution Working Group in 1998, this Group has grown to include five sub-groups: Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer, Investment & Enterprise Laws, Land & Property, Tax, and Human Resources. Thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Investment & Trade Group, various issues related to the investment climate have been addressed in a spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding. The Group has helped unite the legal framework for business and investment activities of both local and foreign enterprises through its involvement in the process of building the common investment and enterprise laws, close operation with the Government and associations in the adaption of new regulations with regard to WTO commitments and utilisation of its benefits, clarity and transparency in land clearance and compensation procedures, improvement of intellectual property rights protection, and the amendment of the Labour Law and its implementing regulations.
The group is co-chaired by Mr. Frederick R.Burke, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie and Mr. Tran Anh Duc, Partner of Allen & Overy (HCMC). Key members of the Group are domestic and international manufacturing and distribution companies, law firms, and associations and chambers of commerce.