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In this episode, I’m discussing with Matthew Lourey, Managing Partner at Domicile Corporate Services about the most common structures foreign investors use when entering Vietnam, looking at appropriate investment vehicles, relevant operating structures, responsibilities and requirements for key representatives of foreign owned businesses in Vietnam.


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Some of the areas covered in the discussion are: 

  • Core investment models used for entering the Vietnamese market, looking at direct and indirect investments
  • Main company forms in Vietnam, and how should investors choose one over another
  • Key characteristics of Limited Liability Companies, and what would be the main differences between a single-member LLC and a Multiple-Member LLC
  • Legal provisions for joint-stock companies
  • Representative Offices in Vietnam, their operational scope and structural limitations from a commercial standpoint
  • When should branches be established and in which cases do they make sense for foreign investors?


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If you want to learn more about setting up a company in Vietnam, listen to our previous podcast: 7 Critical mistakes investors make after starting a business in Vietnam -



About the authors:


Matthew Lourey – Managing Director of Domicile Corporate Services


Matthew is a qualified accountant who has resided in Vietnam for more than 15 years. Matthew leads Domicile Corporate Services, which provides market entry, corporate advisory, compliance and tax advisory to foreign investors in Vietnam. He has extensive experience working in Australia for Big 4 accounting firms and investment funds, and since Matthew relocated to Vietnam, he has spent much of his time advising foreign investors on successfully undertaking business in Vietnam, corporate investment transactions, market entry and corporate finance.


Vlad Savin – Head of Business Development at Domicile Corporate Services


Vlad is a business development and marketing professional, who has resided in South East Asia for the last 7 years. He has wide experience in personal finance and corporate servicing, working with investment firms in Malaysia and Vietnam, while having a strong background in marketing, client service and events with international exposure. Vlad has been developing Domicile’s business strategy and growth, organizing and creating seminars and workshops for the foreign and local investor community in Vietnam, while assisting with client relationships and the overall brand positioning of the firm.

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