Our professional performance and services are equal to that of international firms in Vietnam, even surpass them in some areas. Clients found that SBLAW provides excellent and practical advice on local issues. SBLAW also offers a superlative service and is capable of meeting the expectations of clients.
The Vietnamese legal system differs from many others in that a big gap exists between the law and the practice. This requires lawyers in Vietnam to understand both the law and policies (written or un-written) of the Government of Vietnam. As locals, the lawyers of SBLAW are able to identify actual legal risks in Vietnam and to propose practical solutions to eliminate or minimize such risks.
With long experience and strong working relationship with various Government agencies and State-owned companies SBLAW lawyers have the ideal position to fully understand its working method and expectations so as to assist clients in dealing and negotiating most effectively with its officials. International businesses and lenders have highly appreciated SBLAW ‘s local expertise in moving projects smoothly despite various administrative burdens in Vietnam.
SBLAW has developed excellent relationships with Government agencies at both national and local levels. These special relationships form a valuable resource for SBLAW to draw upon when providing services to its clients.
SBLAW also provides administrative assistance in relation to investment in Vietnam, including legal and commercial translation, working with relevant governmental agencies and preparing routine applications to obtain licenses, registrations, notarization and approvals in all spheres including project development, financing, intellectual property and tax.
Our lawyers are all familiar with the complex requirements of clients and are committed to the professional standards of our services. We also have the advantage of having a sound understanding of Vietnamese law and Vietnamese legal system. We are therefore able to:
• Represent clients before local authorities or counterparts;
• Assist clients in negotiations;
• Provide legal consultancy services in relation to all aspects of Vietnamese commercial laws;
• Render legal opinions pursuant to standards imposed by international financial institutions, and
• Prepare contracts and/or legal documents in accordance with international standards and/or Vietnamese standards.
We also provide supplemental services in relation to investment activities in Vietnam. These services include legal and commercial translation, administrative assistance in liaising with government authorities, obtaining business-related permits and approvals, etc.
As email correspondence cannot be guaranteed to be confidential and it can potentially be breached in transit by hackers, internet service providers, or others, S&B Law is not able to guarantee the confidentiality of email correspondence. S&B Law will however communicate with Client by email and internet if so authorized to do so.
Our Lawyer and Consultations keep track their time in minutes to the nearest 10 minutes and record their time daily. Time record notations are made for any and all work performed, including but not limited to, office conferences, legal research, preparation of legal instruments, telephone and personal trips to and from the offices to relative places or client’s offices.
Where SBLAW offers an estimate for services based on hourly rates, such estimate may not adequately reflect the amount ultimately undertaken by SBLAW in order to deliver the services. In case the actual amount of work required by SBLAW exceed our initial estimate, SBLAW will advise of any possible excess such estimate.
SBLAW also provide services on a fixed basis for many projects. Any work or additional work which is not covered by the scope of work as agreed upon will be billed in accordance with our standard hourly rates.