October 2016


The ASEAN Economic Community (“AEC”) is becoming a reality. We envision a region where corporations will be able to freely mobilise their workforce to spearhead business expansion across ASEAN. This could be favourable across the board as recent estimates suggest that between 2015 and 2025 the AEC would generate some 14 million new jobs. In this series we provide an overview of the position in selected ASEAN countries outlining the legal frameworks governing the employment of skilled and unskilled labour across ASEAN.

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Jurisdictions: ASEAN
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On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to over 3,750 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

For more information and to see how we can assist you in your desired jurisdiction, please follow the links below: