Doing Business 2020 is annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. It provides quantitative indicators covering 12 areas of the business environment in 190 economies.
Vietnam ranked 70 among 190 economies in this year's Doing Business 2020 report released by the World Bank. The country fell one spot from its position last year. Nevertheless, Vietnam's overall score improved by 1.44 points, scoring a total of 69.8 points….Join EuroCham in a special Business Briefing to kick off the New Year in which our honorary guest speakers with share an insight of the above report, top-20 improvers in Doing Business 2020 and how, in particularly, Vietnam's Challenges and Solution such as:
Noteworthy improvements of Vietnam in making it easier for businesses to access finance and run day-to-day operations and suggested ideas in resolving insolvency that was current Vietnam's weakest performance. Overview of Vietnam's Government expenditure, external and domestic public debt, economic growth in 2019 and forecast 2020.
Vietnam's credit information market and recommendations of services for better Financial Inclusion.
Recommendations for public and private sectors in improving business environment to attract more investment to Vietnam.
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Ousmane Dione has been leading the World Bank program in Vietnam since 2016. Shortly after he assumed this position, the Vietnam Country Partnership Strategy 2018–2022 was endorsed to support Vietnam’s graduation to a middle-income country, with focus on four priority areas: i) inclusive growth and private sector participation; ii) investment in people and knowledge; iii) environmental sustainability and resilience; and iv) good governance. He spearheads the implementation of policy recommendations in the Vietnam 2035 Report, which aims to help Vietnam become a successful upper-middleincome country. Ousmane also leads the country’s transition from IDA to IBRD, overseeing a portfolio of 40 active projects and more than 50 advisory and analytic activities, with total net commitments of US$9.3 billion. Ousmane brings to Vietnam more than 20 years of experience leading multi-sectors, regional, national and subnational programs in water, urban and environment development in Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and East Asia and the Pacific. He holds a PhD in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Lyon 3.
Partner at Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
Dr. Oliver Massmann is an International Attorney at Law and a Financial Accountant and Auditor. He received his PhD with Major in International Business Law from the European Global School in Paris. Dr. Massmann has over 20 years experience working as commercial lawyer in Vietnam. Dr. Massmann is fluent in Vietnamese language, negotiation and presentation level. He practices in the area of corporate international taxation and on power/water projects, matters related to oil and gas companies and telecoms, privatization and equitization, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial matters for multinational clients in relation to investment and doing business in Vietnam. He has been awarded "Leading Lawyer" in Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam by LEGAL 500 for the last four years in a row. Dr. Massmann is the only foreign lawyer as Member to the Supervisory Board of PetroVietnam Insurance Corporation, Vietnam's largest industrial insurer. Dr. Massmann is currently working on several investment projects as well as taxation matters and advising the Ministry of Electrical Power on building the power generation infrastructure in Myanmar. The National Assembly of Vietnam invited Dr. Oliver Massmann to present on the Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Vietnam, June 2016. Dr. Oliver Massmann is the first foreigner ever to present in Vietnamese language to Members of the National Assembly of Vietnam. Dr. Massmann is registered Arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (The VIAC). He is the only foreign lawyer in Vietnam who is presenting to the National Assembly of Vietnam in Vietnamese language and teaching International law in Vietnamese language at the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi.
Dr. Massmann is holding a German Judge Degree. He has worked as arbitrator in International Arbitration and Mediation centers in Asia and Europe during the last 20 years. Dr. Massmann has represented many client in arbitration proceedings and Disputes in these Arbitration centers. Dr. Massmann is a 1994 graduate of Bochum Law University, first state exam and Ministry of Justice, Duesseldorf Germany, second state exam 1997. He is holding a LLM degree in international taxation from St. Thomas University Florida- United State of America. He is certified as International Financial Accountant and Auditor by College of Birmingham. He is admitted to the Bar Association in Berlin and a licensed foreign lawyer in Vietnam.