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  • The Federal Antitrust Laws May Not Protect Competition and Consumers In The Cannabis Industry
    To assert a federal antitrust claim, a plaintiff must have standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution and must also have suffered an injury of the type the antitrust laws were intended to prevent and that flows from that which makes defendants acts unlawful. Brunswick Corp. v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat, ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017By Seth A. Goldberg
  • Solar deals despite doubts: bankable or not, investors dive in
    Foreign interest in Vietnam’s solar sector had surged after the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) announced a solar feed-in tariff (FiT) and a draft solar PPA earlier this year.  Concerns over the bankability of the proposed agreement have done little to dampen enthusiasm, with a number of players eager ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • Sales of Goods vs. Processing Contracts in Vietnam. When is a goods sale contract actually a service contract and why does it matter?
    Vietnam offers many opportunities for foreign companies in need of manufacturing due to the combination of low labour costs and a large labour force. However, foreign companies concerned with finding a local manufacturer often overlook the seemingly benign step of having a proper contract in place, and in some cases ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • Vietnam’s State-Owned Enterprises Equitisation and M&A – 6 July 2017 Presentation Slides
    Slides from our recent presentation in Singapore on “SOE Equitisation and M&A – Recent Trends and Corporate Governance”. Vietnam SOE Equitization and M&A-6 July 2017-Otto-ENG For more information , please contact Manfred Otto at MOtto@duanemorris.com or any other lawyer you are regularly communicating with at Duane Morris. *   *   ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, July 10th, 2017By Manfred Otto
  • Smart cities: intelligent infrastructure for Vietnam’s grid
    If not already mesmerised by the traffic, visitors to Vietnam’s large cities often comment on the mass of cables that hang like jungle vines across the streets.   Along with the ubiquitous motorcycle, the sight of electrical poles that look more like birds’ nests is emblematic of modern-day Vietnam. It ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, July 10th, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • Massachusetts Court Rules California Law Supersedes Massachusetts Choice-of-Law Provision and Non-Compete Clause in Employment Contract
    By Gregory S. Bombard On June 9, 2017, the Business Litigation Session (BLS) of the Massachusetts Superior Court issued a decision about the extraterritorial application of California’s public policy against non-competition agreements (Full text of the decision: Oxford Global Resources, LLC v. Jeremy Hernandez).  The plaintiff, Oxford, is a recruiting and ... read more
    Posted to Non-Compete & Trade Secrets LawPublished on Friday, July 7th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Are Nuclear and Energy Sectors at Risk of Hacking?
    Most of us are aware that our personally identifiable information, like our credit card numbers, are at risk when retailers are hacked. However, there may be even greater risks. Indeed, the U.S. government has issued a recent warning about a hacking campaign targeting nuclear and energy sectors. According to a ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Thursday, July 6th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Vietnam Solar Power  – Taking stock of Vietnam’s solar energy potential – What you must know:
    With the latest official issuance of a Solar Decision, Vietnam has made steady progress on its solar energy potential. The FIT is introduced in the Solar Decision to be 9.35 UScents/ kWh for grid-connected solar projects. The draft solar Power Purchase Agreement has also been recently introduced in a draft ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Current and Proposed Solar Projects in Vietnam
    Depending on the MW size, solar energy projects in Vietnam must be included in either the National Energy Masterplan or the relevant Provincial Energy Masterplan.  This is a notoriously opaque process and it is all but impossible to know for certain the status of discussions to include or not a ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, July 3rd, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • Annual Vietnam Labour Law Reporting Obligations
    See our handy chart in the link below outlining employers’ annual labour law reporting obligations in Vietnam. Employment Reporting Obligations in Vietnam_June2017 For questions please contact Giles at GTCooper@duanemorris.com or any of the attorneys in our Vietnam office listings. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, July 3rd, 2017By Giles T. Cooper