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November
2016

Indonesia Tax Amnesty: What’s in Store After a Successful Initial Period

GENERAL OVERVIEW After early scepticism, Indonesia closed the first out of three tax amnesty periods with triumph by reaching Rp 4,500 trillion (± USD…

Indonesia
Tax
Legal Alert
12
October
2016

The New Companies Act 2016: Raising the Bar for Directors

The new Companies Act 2016 (“new Act”), recently gazetted on 15 September 2016, is expected to come into force in stages starting from 1…

Malaysia
Corporate
Legal Alert
28
September
2016

IP Court Takes Liberal View on Registrations of Three Dimensional Shape Marks in Malaysia

In practice, the Malaysian Registry of Trade Marks often rejects applications to register three dimensional shapes as trade mark (“3D marks”). However, this position…

Malaysia
Intellectual Property
IP Alert
26
September
2016

New Companies Act 2016 and Interest Schemes Act 2016 Gazetted

On 31 August 2016, the Companies Bill 2015 together with the Interest Schemes Bill 2015 received Royal Assent. Both statutes have been gazetted as…

Malaysia
Corporate
Legal Alert
19
September
2016

Vietnam’s Bankruptcy Law Further Clarified with New Resolution

On 26 August 2016, the Judges’ Council of the Supreme People’s Court issued Resolution No. 03/2016/NQ-HDTP (“Resolution 03”) providing guidance on the implementation of several…

Vietnam
Corporate
Legal Alert
30
August
2016

Broadening Protection of the New Indonesia Patent Law

General Overview On 28 July 2016, Indonesia has a new Patent Law when the House of Representative approved and passed the bill replacing Law…

Indonesia
Intellectual Property
IP Alert
24
August
2016

Key Changes to the Dividend Regime

Changes to the dividend regime are among the major reforms proposed under the Companies Bill 2015 (the “Bill”). In addition to the existing requirement…

Malaysia
Capital Markets
Legal Alert
19
August
2016

Construction Materials Trade Now Opened to Local-foreign Joint Ventures

The Ministry of Commerce recently announced an easing of unofficial foreign trade restrictions as they relate to onshore trade with certain construction materials for…

Myanmar
Corporate
Legal Alert
2
August
2016

Migration to No-Par Value Regime

When the new Companies Bill 2015 (the “Bill”) comes into effect, it will abolish the concept of par or nominal value of shares that…

Malaysia
Capital Markets
Legal Alert
26
July
2016

Amendments to Trademark Act Bring Greater Efficiency

In Thailand, new amendments to the country’s trademark system will bring greater efficiency to trademark owners when registering their trademark rights. Taking effect on…

Thailand
Intellectual Property
IP Alert
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