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September
2018

Updates to Vietnam’s Standard Industrial Classification

Businesses that seek to register their economic activities with the authorities must refer to the Vietnam Standard Industrial Classification (“VSIC”) as guidance. On 6…

Vietnam
Corporate
Legal Alert
3
September
2018

Thailand officially regulates ICOs

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…

Thailand
Capital Markets
Legal Alert
3
September
2018

Amendments to the Anti-Corruption Law in Myanmar

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…

Myanmar
Compliance & Governance
Legal Alert
30
August
2018

Updates from MLVT on Enterprise Declaration Requirements and Annual Foreign Workforce Quotas for 2019

On 19 July 2018, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued an Inter-Ministerial Prakas, Prakas…

Cambodia
Employment & Human Capital Services
Legal Alert
29
August
2018

Philippine Lower House Approves Substitute Bill on Islamic Finance

The Lower House committee on banks and financial intermediaries passed and approved a bill on 13 August 2018, seeking the regulation and organisation of…

Philippines
Islamic Finance
Legal Alert
29
August
2018

Philippine SEC Adopts ASEAN Green Bonds Standards

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved on 16 August 2018 the “Guidelines on the Issuance of Green Bonds under the ASEAN Green…

Philippines
Law Reform
Legal Alert
29
August
2018

BSP Mandates Availability of E-Payment Facilities & Employs RegTech

On 23 March 2018, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”) issued Memorandum No. M-2018-12 (“MC 2018-12”) which directs BSP Supervised Financial Institutions (“BSFIs”) to…

Philippines
Communications, Media & Technology
Legal Alert
27
August
2018

Diversity and Intersectionality in the workplace within ASEAN

By Hanim Hamzah, Regional Managing Partner, ZICO Law Network In this column, I highlight issues and solutions that arise within the legal context of…

ASEAN
Article
27
August
2018

Online Single Submission: A Game-Changing System of Business Licensing in Indonesia

Introduction On 21 June 2018, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) recently issued Government Regulation No. 24 of 2018 on the Electronics Application of Integrated...
Indonesia
Compliance & Governance
Legal Alert
24
August
2018

New Competition Law of Vietnam

On 12 June 2018, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed a new Competition Law (“New Law”), which will replace the current Competition Law of…

Vietnam
Competition and Anti-Trust
Legal Alert
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