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Overview of Employment Law in Vietnam

24 September 2018

Join us in Singapore for the workshop, Overview of Employment Law in Vietnam, on 25 September 2018 at the SBF Center. Hosted by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), this event will introduce Vietnamese employment laws and basic information on the employment market. The half-day workshop will be of interest to Singaporean companies doing business and […]

Commencement Ceremony of The First Executive Master of International Business Law Program

21 September 2018

On Friday, 21 September 2018, Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) had the honour of delivering the commencement address for the first joint programme between Royal University of Law & Economics (RULE) and Université Libre de Bruxelles Executive Master of International Business Law graduates.  These graduates will have the […]

Cambodia | Balancing the Interests of Hotel Owners and Operators: Seminar on Hotel Management Agreements for Hoteliers

13 September 2018

Over the past decade, rising tourism levels have greatly impacted Cambodia’s hospitality industry. Hotel owners and operators are now faced with increasing commercial and legal issues. Join us as we discusses how to soften the impact of these issues and overcome conflicts between hotel owners and operators. What you will learn: Interests hotel operators and […]

Legal Alert | Vietnam releases new Decree on Commercial Promotion

3 September 2018

Vietnam’s guidelines on commercial promotional activities received an update in May earlier this year. Decree No. 81/2018/ND-CP (“Decree No. 81”) replaces its predecessor, Decree No. 37/2006/ND-CP (“Decree No. 37”) in outlining the do’s and don’ts of commercialising one’s business. While the types of promotional activities under Decree No. 81 remain mostly unchanged from its predecessor, […]

Legal Alert | Updates to Vietnam’s Standard Industrial Classification

3 September 2018

Businesses that seek to register their economic activities with the authorities must refer to the Vietnam Standard Industrial Classification (“VSIC”) as guidance. On 6 July 2018, the Government of Vietnam issued Decision No. 27/2018/QD-TTg (“Decision No. 27”) to update the provisions of the old VSIC. The new VSIC appears to be structurally better than its […]

Legal Alert | Thailand officially regulates ICOs

3 September 2018

Initial Coin Offerings or “ICOs” are a new method of funding for start-ups in which digital tokens or coins are issued. In 2017, there was a massive surge in ICOs until the People’s Bank of China officially prohibited ICOs in September 2017, stating that it was affecting China’s financial stability. In the United States, it […]

Cryptocurrencies, Exchanges, and Initial Coin Offerings: An insight into ASEAN’s regulatory environment

3 September 2018

In our publication in November 2017, we noted the rising popularity of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and shared our insights on the regulatory stances of key jurisdictions. The ICO market remains buoyant in 2018. According to a report prepared by PwC in collaboration with the Swiss Crypto Valley Association, as at June 2018, more than […]

Legal Alert | Myanmar | Amendments to the Anti-Corruption Law in Myanmar

3 September 2018

The Anti-Corruption Law (“the 2013 Law”) was enacted in 2013 and the Anti-Corruption Commission (“the Commission”) was established a year later tasked with fulfilling the following objectives: to eradicate corruption as a national responsibility; to set up and emerge with clean government and good governance; to enhance the integrity and accountability in public governance; to […]

Legal Alert | Indonesia | Administrative Sanctions for Failure to Register and Pay for Social Security Benefits

3 September 2018

On 11 April 2018, the Minister of Manpower issued Regulation No.4 of 2018 on Imposition and Revocation Procedure of Administrative Sanction of Restriction from Receiving Certain Public Service to Employer, except State Officials (“Regulation 4/2018”) to further regulate administrative sanctions for employers who do not comply with the requirements to register and pay for health […]