The Penal Code 2015, which takes effect from 1 January 2018, for the first time introduces criminal liabilities to legal entities in Vietnam. Before the Penal Code 2015, only individuals may be subject to criminal liabilities in Vietnam. This is a major change to the criminal law system in Vietnam. The attached slides are summary of our discussion about corporate criminal liability regime in Vietnam in Volume 2 of Principles of Vietnam’s Enterprises Law.
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