Vietnam’s competition law is poised for big changes, as the new 2018 Law on Competition comes into force from 1 July 2019. Apart from consolidating the two existing regulatory entities into one consolidated regulator (the National Competition Commission), the revised law also introduces significant changes to when mergers have to be notified, and how they will be assessed.

This update covers the key differences between the current 2004 Law on Competition and the 2018 Law on Competition, and also highlights key enforcement trends, going into 2019.
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