2-Credit MCLE Event - Current Legal Issues in Vietnam

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Giles Cooper and Manfred Otto as special guest speakers for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic Current Legal Issues in Vietnam.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
19:00 - Presentation
21:15 - End
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall, Room 502 (Access)
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Attendance Fee:
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to anyone not requiring credit)

Foreign investors in Vietnam face a complex legal environment where both laws and the policies that underlie their implementation change frequently. This talk will introduce the Vietnamese legal system and its recent developments and highlight strategies for investing in Vietnam in banking, retail, electronics, supply chain, construction and other sectors. Topics covered will also include the consequences of a possible Trans-Pacific Partnership for Vietnam and Japan and the significance of the ASEAN Economic Community for Japanese investors.

About the Speakers

Giles Cooper

Giles Cooper, branch director for Duane Morris' Ho Chi Minh City Office, practices corporate and commercial law with a focus on international law in Southeast Asia. For over ten years, Mr. Cooper has helped foreign investors in Vietnam, particularly with major projects and construction, mergers and acquisitions, securities, contract negotiation, banking and finance, and employment law matters.

A graduate of Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mr. Cooper is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam. Mr. Cooper is fluent in Vietnamese.

Manfred Otto

Manfred Otto, an associate in Duane Morris' Ho Chi Minh City Office, advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters related to doing business in Vietnam, including intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, securities, trade and customs, employment law, and contract negotiations. He also assists clients in international disputes and litigation. He has acted for leading Japanese electronics and information technology companies, automobile and automotive component manufacturers, Internet, construction and pharmaceutical companies.

Qualified to practice in New York and in Vietnam as a registered foreign lawyer, Mr. Otto is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and Toin University of Yokohama, Faculty of Law. Mr. Otto is fluent in Japanese, German and English.

About CLE Credit

Please bring your state attorney ID number so that you can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.