Decree No. 137/2018/ND-CP dated October 8th, 2018 of the Government on amendments to Government’s Decree No. 123/2013/ND-CP dated October 14, 2013 on guidelines for the Law on Lawyers
This Decree is to add some cases subject to the revocation of the certificate of operation registration of branches of domestic law firms, the establishment permit of a foreign branch or a foreign law firm and law practice certificate of foreign lawyers. read more
Accordingly, the Certificate of operation registration of a branch of a domestic law firm shall be revoked when it falls into one of the following cases: The parent company’s certificate of registration is revoked; the parent company terminates the operation of the branch; the branch’s certificate of operation registration is revoked, etc.
With regard to the establishment permit of a foreign branch or a foreign law firm, it shall be revoked when such foreign branch or foreign law firm falls under one of the following cases: Not having registered operation within 60 days from the date of issue of establishment license; the parent company has no longer operated abroad; etc.
Particularly, the law practice certificate of a foreign lawyer shall be revoked when the foreign lawyer falls under one of the following cases: He/she has not been allowed to renew the law practice certificate in Vietnam or has failed to renew the law practice certificate upon its expiry; He/she has not been recruited by or entered into a labor contract with a branch or foreign law firm in Vietnam or law-practicing organization of Vietnam for 6 consecutive months, etc.
This Decree takes effect from November 25th, 2018.
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