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June
2019

Philippines | Revised Corporation Code Signed into Law

On 20 February 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines, which may be considered as a landmark…

Philippines
Corporate
Legal Alert
7
June
2019

Laos | The New Enterprise Registration Process

Introduction The World Bank Group recently ranked Lao PDR as one of the most complicated destinations to start and operate a business. This served as…

Laos
Corporate
Legal Alert
7
June
2019

Brunei | Enforcement of Syariah Laws in Brunei Darussalam

In October 2013, the Sultan of Brunei declared that Brunei will implement Syariah Laws. The implementation of Syariah Law would be in 3 phases:-…

Brunei
Law Reform
Legal Alert
3
June
2019

Cambodia | Ministry Clarifies Length for Fixed Duration Contracts and Effect of Probationary Periods

On 17 May 2019, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued Guideline No. 050/19 (the “Guideline”) on the length of fixed duration…

Cambodia
Employment & Human Capital Services
Legal Alert
31
May
2019

Myanmar | Wholesale and retail registration required for exempted commodities

Previously, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued Notification No. 25/2018 (“Notification No. 25”) allowing 100% foreign-owned companies as well as joint ventures between local…

Myanmar
Corporate
Legal Alert
29
May
2019

Malaysia | A Synopsis of the Trademarks Bill 2019

The Trademarks Bill 2019 (“the Bill”) has undergone its first reading in Parliament, and is expected to be passed in the second half of…

Malaysia
Intellectual Property
IP Alert
28
May
2019

Malaysia | Milestones in Competition Law

It has been a busy time for Malaysian competition authorities this quarter. The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has taken the bull by the horns…

Malaysia
Competition and Anti-Trust
Legal Alert
28
May
2019

Central Bank of Myanmar Announces Plans for Further Liberalisation of the Myanmar Banking Industry

The Central Bank of Myanmar (“CBM”) has recently announced that it is considering a further liberalisation of the local banking industry by allowing increased…

Myanmar
Banking & Finance
Legal Alert
27
May
2019

Myanmar | Change in Income Year and Assessment Year for Co-operatives and Private Sectors

In 2018, the Myanmar Government changed the financial year starting from 1 October to 31 September from 2018 (“New FY”). However, this did not…

Myanmar
Corporate
Legal Alert
17
May
2019

Singapore | Developments on the Proposed Payment Services Framework in Singapore

In our January 2018 update, we provided an overview of the regulatory framework under the Payment Services Bill (the “Bill”). The Bill has since…

Singapore
Communications, Media & Technology
Legal Alert
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