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November
2022

The (Outdated) Persistence of REITS and Trust Structures in Real Estate Funds

Introduction: real estate fund structures Real estate funds in Singapore, whether listed or unlisted, have conventionally been constituted as unit trusts. A unit trust…

Singapore
Corporate, Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate Investment Trust
Article
14
November
2022

Philippine SEC Promulgates Guidelines on the Arbitration of Intra-Corporate Disputes

On 19 September 2022, the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued Memorandum Circular No. 8, series of 2022, or the Guidelines on the…

Philippines
Arbitration
Legal Alert
14
November
2022

Philippines Revises Telecommuting Implementing Rules

On 16 September 2022, the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) passed the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (“IRR”) of the Philippine Telecommuting Act….

Philippines
Communications, Media & Technology, Employment & Human Capital Services
Legal Alert
10
November
2022

Venture Debt in Southeast Asia – Observations from a Singapore Practice

Introduction: what is venture debt? In this increasingly austere period of fundraising, debt financing is for many start-ups the only option to tide over…

Singapore
Corporate, Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital
Legal Alert
9
November
2022

Ministry of Planning and Finance issues directive on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism risks

The Microfinance Supervisory Committee of the Ministry of Planning and Finance has issued Directive No.4/2022 (“Directive”) to implement anti-money laundering and combating the financing…

Myanmar
Banking & Finance
Legal Alert
9
November
2022

Revisions to Build-Operate-Transfer Law Implementing Rules and Regulations Passed

On 15 September 2022, the Cabinet-level Committee on the Build-Operate-Transfer (“BOT”) Law Implementing Rules and Regulations (“IRR”) approved new revisions to the recently amended…

Philippines
Projects, Infrastructure & Utilities
Legal Alert
7
November
2022

Thailand issues PDPA guidelines on consent and personal data collection

On 7 September 2022, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) published the first two guidelines in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act B.E….

Thailand
Data Protection
Legal Alert
3
November
2022

Philippine Central Bank Adopts Regulatory Sandbox Framework

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”), in Circular No. 1153, series of 2022, approved the adoption of the Regulatory Sandbox Framework (the “Framework”). The…

Philippines
Banking & Finance
Legal Alert
13
October
2022

An insight into illegal contracts after Patel v Mirza

Introduction It is trite that when the subject matter of a contract is illegal, it is void for illegality. But what if the contract…

Malaysia
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Article
28
September
2022

Accelerating Patent Examination in Thailand

One of the golden wishes of every patent applicant is not only to get their patent granted with a satisfying claims scope, but also…

Thailand
Patent
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