Changes to Land Law & Real Estate Business Law

Much has recently changed in the land and real estate sectors. With both the Land Law and the Real Estate Business Law taking effect next January, two experts from VILAF will share some insights and key implementation notes for members.  For the first time, both laws include the same definitions of an economic organization with foreign investment as defined under the 2020 Law on Investment, paving the ways for clearer rights and procedures on land and real estate businesses. With the expiry of the investment term of the first wave of foreign investments into Vietnam in the early 1990s is approaching, how the foreign investors can extend or renew the current or initial term of the project is also an important topic to be discussed. Join us for an in-person discussion of these laws on the afternoon of May 24.

Guest Speakers


Bui Ngoc Anh

Managing Partner - Hanoi Office, VILAF
With 26 years of practice and research, Ngoc Anh is a business lawyer with international expertise and local experience on M&A, foreign direct investment, SOE equitization and state divestment, corporate, real estate, employment, market access, customs and WTO. Ngoc Anh has been advising clients on various complicated deals in a wide range of heavily regulated industries, such as airlines, automobile, telecom, oil and gas, real estate, energy, trade, securities, manufacturing and services. Ngoc Anh received his doctoral degree, with distinction, on international trade law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007. Prior to studying in the US, Ngoc Anh worked for the US-Vietnam Trade Council in Hanoi on various technical assistance programs on Vietnam’s WTO accession negotiation and Vietnam’s implementation of the US-Vietnam BTA.

Dang Duong Anh

Senior Partner - Hanoi Office, VILAF
Anh Dang’s broad experience covers foreign direct investment, corporate and M&A, infrastructure & energy projects, project finance, real estate and property, mining, automobile and telecommunications. Anh Dang has been awarded by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Financial & Corporate and for Energy & Infrastructure since 2014. AsiaLaw regarded Anh Dang as a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A since 2014. In 2018 it considered him as a Market-leading lawyer and an Elite Practitioner in Corporate/M&A since 2019. Recently, Asia Business Law Journal lists Anh Dang in the list of the Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers. Furthermore, Legal 500, the guide to Asian commercial law firms, has ranked him as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Vietnam since 2016.

DATE:              Friday, May 24
TIME:               2:00pm – 3:30pm
PLACE:            HCO Building (Melia), 6th Floor – 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
COST:             None

There is no cost to participate. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling the AmCham office (84) 24 3934 2790.