Vietnam’s Developing Anti–Money Laundering Framework: FDI Issues for U.S. Banks

Vol. 43 No. 3


Harry D. Dixon III is an associate at Donnie Dixon, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Savannah, Georgia. He is a Young Lawyer Committee representative of the Section’s National Security Committee. Additional citations to authorities listed in this article are available from the author.

Southeast Asia has grown at an impressive rate over the past few years. See Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Six Markets to Watch: The Mekong Region, Foreign Affairs, Jan./Feb. 2014. For example, Thailand serves as the regional hub for manufacturing, tourism, and services. This is creating a trade zone where commerce is moving freely. American-based banks doing foreign direct investment (FDI) and their legal counsel may be interested to know that Vietnam is growing rapidly, with its GDP expected to increase six to eight percent over the next few years.

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