Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam

Seven years since joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Vietnam remains committed to integrating further into the world economy. It is in this context that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become an increasingly popular investment route. With an M&A, investors can enjoy preexisting access to customers, suppliers, and distribution channels. In this issue of Vietnam Briefing magazine, we look at the legal foundation for M&As including the basic laws that govern M&A activity. We then look at the legal and financial aspects of the M&A process including the due diligence process that goes into an M&A. We conclude with step by step procedures for M&As and post-merger considerations.