The previous two decades have witnessed the astounding development of the agricultural sector in Vietnam. Long a mainstay of the Vietnamese economy, agriculture has continued evolve domestically through mechanization, foreign investment, and consolidation. Despite comprising less in proportion compared with industry in the national GDP, Vietnam agriculture and agribusiness has become a key player in the international export supply chain. This importance is illustrated by the fact that Vietnam currently ranks in the top five worldwide producers of several agricultural products including coffee, rice, cashew nuts, rubber and pepper. As the sector has become more sophisticated, the legal landscape has become more complex. Further, increased demand from international markets has opened up opportunities for Vietnam to position itself as a global food power.
With a generational background in agriculture, Corporate Counsels is intimately familiar with the opportunities and challenges presented to businesses in Vietnam and around the World. From supply chain management to organizational structuring and production, we advise clients in various sub-sectors such as rice and grains, fruit, protein, dairy, forestry, fishing and aquaculture.
In addition, with deep experience in a number of related fields, such as trading and logistics, insurance, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, tax, labor and employment, and intellectual property, Corporate Counsels is able to provide all-encompassing solutions to their clients.
Corporate Counsels agriculture and agribusiness services include:
- Formation, merger, acquisition, and dissolution of farming corporations, partnerships, and other agribusiness entities;
- Infrastructure development, construction and financing;
- Structuring loan transactions and assessing issues that arise during the borrower/lender relationship;
- Antitrust and Competition Law compliance;
- Agricultural securities and receivables;
- Financial and capital markets;
- Commodity trading instruments;
- Rural land acquisition and leasing
- Farm rental and leasing contracts;
- Distributor, grower, supplier, transport, storage, and related contracts;
- Tax advice and accountancy;
- Water rights and environmental laws including water quality compliance, enforcement defence, and groundwater pollution;
- Marketing and sales;
- Information technology;
- Intellectual property matters including copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets;
- Regulations regarding food processing;
- Employee and Labor policy and strategies.