The Law on Lawyers and the Code of Ethics of the Vietnam Bar Federation do not contain any regulations that clearly prohibit this. However, in order to create professionalism in the client-lawyer relationship, the internal guidance of our law firm includes certain restrictions on the receipt of gifts or participating in dinner events and entertainment between lawyers and clients. Accordingly, our lawyers are not allowed to receive from clients high value gifts (over 1 million VND or 50 USD). For food or entertainment, our lawyers are only allowed to participate in moderation when they are invited by the client, but only in places where they have a business license and have transparent business practices in accordance with current law.
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