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10
June
2021

Decree 21/2021 Regulating Implementation of the Civil Code on Security for the Performance of Obligations

On 19 March 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 21/2021/ND-CP guiding the implementation of the Civil Code on security for the performance of obligations (“Decree 21”). Decree 21 came into force on 15 May 2021 and replaced Decree No. 163/2006/ND-CP (“Decree 163”).

Vietnam
Regulatory Compliance
Legal Alert
10
June
2021

Alert from the Ministry to E-Commerce Operators to apply for E-Commerce Permit or License

On 26 May 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) has issued a Notification (No. 1143) calling on e-commerce operators to apply for the required E-commerce permit or license at the Business Registration Department of the MOC.

Cambodia
E-commerce
Legal Alert
8
June
2021

Commercial Arbitration in Cambodia: The New NCAC Rules 2021 Are Out Now

On 28 March 2021, the National Commercial Arbitration Centre (“NCAC”) adopted a new set of procedural rules (“NCAC Rules 2021”). The NCAC Rules 2021…

Cambodia
Arbitration
Legal Alert
7
June
2021

Labuan Tax Changes in Substance Requirements

Labuan tax rules have seen substantial changes since the coming into force of the amendments to the Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990 (LBATA)…

Malaysia
Tax
Legal Alert
31
May
2021

Revenue Division of Public Service and Penalty Fees Clarified under New Joint Prakas

On 12 May 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (“MoC”) and Ministry of Economic and Finance (“MoEF”) issued three Joint Prakas on “the Public Service…

Cambodia
Intellectual Property
IP Alert
27
May
2021

Online Information and Audio-visual Operators to Register Trademarks and Trade Names

On 28 August 2020, the Ministry of Commerce (“MoC”) and the Ministry of Information (“MoI”) had issued Joint Prakas No. 0256 on “Business Registration…

Cambodia
Intellectual Property
IP Alert
20
May
2021

Public Private Partnership Centre Issues Procedures for Unsolicited Proposals

In 2018, the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry (“MoPFI”) established the Project Bank via Notification 2/2018. The Project Bank consolidates projects that Implementing…

Myanmar
Compliance & Governance
Article
20
May
2021

New Default Interest Rate in Thailand

Thailand has made significant changes to its default interest rate framework to reflect the current economic development. Previously, the default interest rate for any…

Thailand
Corporate
Legal Alert
17
May
2021

Domestic Market Resilience a Cause for Optimism

Introduction Like most nations across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with strained trade relations, have had an undeniable impact on the capital markets…

Malaysia
Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
Article
17
May
2021

Fostering Laos’ Digital Economy

The digital economy is here. The way people work, learn, shop, transact, and interact is in the midst of a global transformation. In Laos,…

Laos
Communications, Media & Technology
Article
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