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November
2019

Higher Standards of Care under the Private Aged Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 2018

The Private Aged Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 2018 (“the Act”) was gazetted on 29 March 2018 and has yet to come into force….

Malaysia
Law Reform, Regulatory Reform
Legal Alert
28
November
2019

Entering the Lao Import-Export Market as a Registered Foreign Trader

Introduction Until recently, importation and exportation business in Lao PDR remains restrictive, particularly due to the existence of various trade barriers, including the requirement…

Laos
Company Formation & Incorporation, Corporate, Foreign Direct Investment, Licensing
Legal Alert
28
November
2019

Newly approved construction law to set out standards for Construction and Real Estate Sectors in Cambodia

On 8 October 2019, the much-anticipated construction law was approved by the National Assembly of Cambodia, after having received the approval from the Council…

Cambodia
Projects, Infrastructure & Utilities, Real Estate
Legal Alert
28
November
2019

Updates on Social Security Protection Law and Cambodia’s Pension Scheme

Following the passing of the Social Security Protection Law on 2 October 2019, the Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations hosted a briefing…

Cambodia
Law Reform, Regulatory Reform
Legal Alert
25
November
2019

Islamic Banking Act passed in the Philippines

On 22 August 2019, Republic Act No. 11439 (“Islamic Banking Act”) was signed into law. The Islamic Banking Act provides for the organisation, regulation…

Philippines
Banking & Finance, Islamic Finance
Legal Alert
25
November
2019

New SEC Guidelines on the Establishment of Corporations with at least Two Incorporators

Pursuant to the enactment of Republic Act No. 11232, otherwise known as the Revised Corporation Code, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted SEC…

Philippines
Corporate
Legal Alert
25
November
2019

Compulsory Notification May Be Exempt for Joint Ventures in Solicited PPP Projects

On 2 July 2019, the Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”) signed PCC Memorandum Circular No. 19-001 (“Circular”), which outlines the process and requirements for exemption…

Philippines
Competition and Anti-Trust
Legal Alert
25
November
2019

Should bike-hailing be regulated in Malaysia?

Two years on after the introduction of e-hailing legislation for cars, the Malaysian Government is now a facing a similar dilemma in coming up...
ASEAN, Malaysia
Communications, Media & Technology, E-commerce, Law Reform, Regulatory Compliance, Regulatory Reform
Legal Alert
15
November
2019

Central Bank of Myanmar Issues New Round of Foreign Bank Licensing

The Central Bank of Myanmar (“CBM”) has on 7 November 2019 announced a third round of foreign bank licensing to be granted to foreign…

Myanmar
Banking & Finance, Banking Regulatory & Compliance
Legal Alert
11
November
2019

The Curious Case of Redeemable Preference Shares

On 28 September 2019, the Companies (Amendment) Act 2019 (“the Amendment Act”) which amends certain provisions of the Companies Act 2016 (“CA”), was gazetted….

Malaysia
Commercial, Competition and Anti-Trust
Legal Alert
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