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Vietnam Inbound M&A Activity: The Role of Government Policy and Regulatory Environment

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Vietnam Inbound M&A Activity: The Role of Government Policy and Regulatory Environment

Jamshid C. Hosseini, Nguyen Kim Thu, Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang


With a robust recent history of reform and opening, joining of the World Trade Organization, and negotiating a myriad of regional and global trade agreements, Vietnam has emerged as a promising destination for foreign direct investment(FDI) and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In this paper, we providean overview of Vietnam’s inbound mergers and acquisitions and review the twomain driving forces of inbound M&A, which are the legal framework reformprocess and the equitization of State-owned enterprises. We close by providingdirections for future research in the area of cross-border M&As.


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Vietnam, Merger, Acquisition, Cross-Border, Legal Issues, State-Owned Enterprise

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