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Host Brian Wydajewski introduces San Francisco Global Equity Services partner Nicole Calabro and attorney Tri Trung Pham from Hanoi. They discuss a number of factors that companies must consider when seeking to grant equity awards to employees in Vietnam.



Key Takeaways:

[1:16] Pham provides an overview of the approval requirements under Circular No. 10 of the State Bank of Vietnam.


[4:30] An explanation of why the process for getting approval to award employees company stock in Vietnam can be a difficult one.


[5:26] Insight into the multiple requirements include registration requirements, various forms of stock awards, additional points regarding the participants, and a dedicated bank account.


[8:07] Pham summarizes the new recording obligations for companies once they have acquired approval under Circular No. 10.


[10:38] Calabro details unique challenges that have surfaced while trying to obtain approval under this new ruling.


[12:17] Wydajewski summarizes the key aspects of Circular 10 for companies that will be granting equity compensation awards in Vietnam.


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