TAXATION

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Notable Tax Matters

Undisclosed foreign oil company

Detailed analysis, evaluation of its production sharing agreements and applicable law throughout a period exceeding 25 years to determine its entitlement to accumulated tax incentives from the Government in a dispute submitted to international arbitration.

Thermtrol (VSIP) Company Ltd

Successfully assisted to act in a corporate tax dispute (multi-million-dollar claim) with local tax authorities related to capital gains tax; continue to advise the Parent on tax matters arising from its restructuring plan.

Nippon Signal

Assisted client to address tax matters (foreign contractor tax and personal income tax) under Vietnamese tax regulations and the Vietnam-Japan Tax Treaty and in relation to the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway Construction Project where Nippon Signal is a subcontractor.

Saigon Premier Container Terminal

Assisted an 80/20 joint venture between DP World and IPC to obtain tax exemption under the Vietnam-France Tax Treaty.

dLocal Group Limited

Advised on taxes that relate to cross-border transactions, intermediate payment services, corporate structure, and business arrangements with a local partner.

Tata Group

Prepared a report on tax matters applicable to the automobile industry to assist Tata to assess strategy for market entry.

British American Tobacco

Provided analysis of its corporate tax dispute with local tax authorities, arising from tax incentives granted under its investment project.

II-VI Vietnam Co

Successfully assisted client in a corporate tax dispute with local tax authorities; dispute arose out of tax incentives granted under its investment project.

First Vietnam Joint Stock Company

Assisted with restructuring for tax purposes in connection with a proposed M&A transaction with Aeon.

Group of well-known multinational FMCG corporations

Successfully assisted to advocate against the imposition of a form of excise tax.

Undisclosed foreign bank

Assisted client to shape the application of the foreign contractor tax to its unique structure.

Siam IKK

Assisted client to review documents, agreements and activities to address tax risks and exposure.

CAE S.p.A

Advised on foreign contractor taxes and corporate income taxes arising from an agreement with Vietnamese partner “Hydro-Meteorological Observation Center”under the Vietnam-Italy Tax Treaty.

Pacifico

Advised on corporate structure, project formation, tax and investment incentives for solar and wind projects; conducted due diligence investigations for proposed investment in solar projects in Ninh Thuan Province, (30MW) and two additional solar power projects (50MW and 40MW) in Binh Thuan Province.

Ranemoi Energy Pte Ltd

Advised on basic business model, corporate structure and applicable taxes for wind and solar projects then under consideration.

Undisclosed Foreign Fund

Advised on capital gains tax that may arise from an indirect transfer of shares, and possible solutions to mitigate tax implications.

Undisclosed Foreign Client

Advised on PE exposure that may arise from arrangements between the client and its “employee” under Vietnam tax regulations and Vietnam-Singapore Tax Treaty; provided suggestions to mitigate tax risks.

Numerous undisclosed multinationals

Assisted in tax issues arising from assignment to and return from Vietnam of foreign employees.

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    Russin & Vecchi has a unique history in Vietnam. It had an office in Saigon from 1967 to 1975 and had a large commercial practice at that time. It returned to Vietnam, and in 1993 it was licensed as one of the first few foreign law firms permitted to practice in Vietnam, and it opened its current offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

    Clients include large multinationals with long experience in Vietnam. They include both Vietnamese and foreign owned firms. Some of our clients are introduced by international law firms, some are introduced by existing clients, and many learn of us by simple word of mouth or based on our experience or reputation in the market.

    There are several independent offices of Russin & Vecchi. They are in New York, USA; Taipei, Taiwan; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Bangkok, Thailand; Moscow, Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. There is no shared governance.

    Heineken was the firm’s first client in 1993 and Russin & Vecchi worked with Heineken and the government with much good will involved all around, as the Government had little experience in such an investment, and all parties wanted to cooperate. The parties eventually agreed on a process that was acceptable to both Heineken and the Government. The brewery was one of Vietnam’s first foreign invested high-profile projects.

    There was an odd series of successful claims made by former Vietnamese contractors against the US Government for contractual work they did in Vietnam on US projects constructed during the war.