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Audio Interview: Setting Up Manufacturing And Related Operations In Vietnam

This week’s featured interview is with Fred Burke, managing partner of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in Vietnam, where he has worked for the past 28 years.

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GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Setting Up Manufacturing and Related Operations in Vietnam,” features Fred Burke, managing partner of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in Vietnam, where he has worked for the past 28 years. He is a leading figure in the business community when it comes to working with the Vietnamese government to improve the trade and investment environment.

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In this 11-minute Audio Interview, Burke discusses the following questions:

• What has been the impact of the U.S.-China Trade War on manufacturing investment in Vietnam? Is it a significant driver in the new manufacturing setting up in the country?

• How hard is it to set up in Vietnam? Many multinationals are used to red carpet treatment and modern infrastructure in China. How does Vietnam compare?

• What advantages does Vietnam enjoy in terms of providing a competitive investment environment for manufacturers?

• How do you see the situation changing in the next few years for manufacturing investment in Vietnam? If you had a crystal ball, what would you predict will be successful and what will face the biggest challenges?

Burke is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Global Policy Committee, comprised of the firm’s managing partners globally, responsible for driving the overall strategy of the firm. He also is the managing partner of the Baker McKenzie offices in Vietnam, specifically in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. He has more than 30 years of experience practicing in the areas of corporate law, real estate, international trade and is highly regarded for his work on foreign investment projects in Vietnam and China for key players in property development, trade, IT/C, and project finance, among other areas. Burke is the go-to adviser for big deals in Vietnam’s flourishing industries including: renewable energy, agribusiness, airlines, hotels, resorts and tourism and large scale infrastructure projects. He is currently the representative of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform in Vietnam and he has been recognized by the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam for his “Outstanding contributions in the field of international legal cooperation.” Burke is consistently ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate / M&A by leading legal publications in Vietnam (Legal 500 AP 2007-2018; Chambers and Partners AP 2012-2018; IFLR1000 2010-2018).

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Burke is highly regarded for his work on foreign investment projects in Vietnam and China for key players in the property development, trade, IT/C and project finance areas. He provides practical advice in the related issues of securities, finance, tax, labor, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution. Burke also has extensive experience in working closely with Vietnamese legislators and law drafters on the many new laws and decrees that have been introduced to integrate Vietnam into the global economy.

Click here to listen to the 11-minute Audio Interview with Fred Burke.

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