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Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

This article explores the importance of protecting your cryptocurrency investment by having access to the ‘private key’. Without it, you are not really in control of that cryptocurrency and can’t prove you are the true ‘owner’ of it. Crypto, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, blockchain – exciting, enticing, and quickly becoming a favoured source of investment ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for July 2022. Financial Services Bank Negara Malaysia issues new policy documents for Money Services Business Tax & Revenue Income Tax (Exemption) (No. 5) Order 2022 Income Tax (Exemption) (No. 6) Order 2022 Time Limit for Unabsorbed Adjusted Business Losses Carried Forward (Public Ruling No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

In order to provide clarity regarding the tax obligations of financial technology providers and users in Indonesia, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance (“MOF”) issued MOF Regulation No. 69/PMK.03/2022 on the Income Tax and Value Added Tax on the Organization of Financial Technology (“MOF Reg 69/2022”) on 30 March 2022, which came into force on 1 May 2022 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  Background   The Malta Financial Services Authority has informed investment firms of the amendments carried out to Part BI of the investment services rules for Investment Services Providers. These amendments seek to implement the provisions of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1253 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  Background   The Malta Financial Services Authority has recently introduced changes to the investment services rulebooks for Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) management companies (ManCos) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) to: (i) transpose the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1270 amending Directive 2010/43/EU (1) as regards the sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account fo

Kudun and Partners | July 2022

Peerasanti Somritutai, partner and head of the real estate practice of Kudun and Partners, represented the firm as a panelist in a webinar organized by the Legal & Tourism Hospitality Committees of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), to share his commercial and legal insights in relation to the topic “Financing the Return of Thailand’s Hospitality Sector” ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | July 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest issue our quarterly Newsletter, we hope that you will continue to find its contents of value to you ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Houst’s Restructuring Plan was sanctioned last week. It was notable because of its size, that is, the company is very small compared with the financial giants which have used the process so far - and because it used the cram-down facility to overrule HMRC in its status as a secondary preferential creditor ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | July 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for July 2022. Financial Services On 30 June 2022, Bank Negara Malaysia issued a policy document on Bancassurance/Bancatakaful. The policy document shall come into effect on 1 January 2023 (except paragraphs 9.12 to 9.14 which have come into effect from 30 June 2022) ...

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Carey Olsen | July 2022

Prior to the Amendment Prior to the Amendment coming into effect, a person carrying out investment business in or from Bermuda was required to be licensed under the IBA unless they were excluded in accordance with the provisions the IBA or exempt pursuant to the Investment Business (Exemptions) Order 2004 (2004 Order).  Investment business was defined in the IBA as the undertaking of a relevant activity (i.e. dealing or advising on) in respect of an investment (i.e ...

Kudun and Partners | July 2022

The Royal Decree No. 750 (B.E. 2565) issued under the Revenue Code regarding income tax exemption on investment in Thai startups (the “Royal Decree”) was recently published in the Government Gazette, in cases where the funding for the startups is provided directly or indirectly through Venture Capital (VC), Corporate Venture Capital (CVC), or private equity trust (PE Trust). This Royal Decree aims to unlock capital gains tax on investment in startups under the Royal Decree No ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2022

Ohio Record-Retention Rules: How can banks defend themselves after purging account records that are essential to a future lawsuit? An Ohio customer walks into her local branch and demands access to the contents of her safe deposit box. She presents a key and a one-year lease, capable of annual renewal, from 2005. But the key not only fails to open the box – it does not even fit in the lock. And when you search for records of the lease, you find nothing ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Further in their specialist series Chambers and Partners have launched this year’s guide for professional advisers to wealthy individuals and organisations, providing objective guidance on an international scale. The in-depth analysis covers trends within the private client market and has ranked the leading lawyers and law firms for international private wealth ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Simonsen Vogt Wiig has lately experienced an exceptional increase in new transactions within the offshore supply market. The traditional corporate lending, real estate and shipping markets have also stayed strong with a high volume of transactions with both banks and an increasing number of alternative project-based funding sources ...

The Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill was recently introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The reforms in the Bill relate to assignation outright or for security purposes of broadly defined “claims” and to fixed security over corporeal (tangible) moveables and intellectual property - and the new fixed security regime is likely to be extended to shares and other incorporeal (intangible) moveables ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2022

Background Overseas investors’ participation in the China Inter-bank Bond Market (CIBM) has been steadily increasing in recent years due to the implementation of various opening-up regimes that allow access to the CIBM, such as the CIBM Direct, Bond Connect and QFI regimes, and the inclusion of China bonds in major international indices. At the end of 2021, overseas investors held RMB bonds of RMB 4 trillion, accounting for about 3.5% of the total market size of the CIBM ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The essence of a service charge is that the landlord provides certain services and facilities for the benefit of the occupiers of a multi-let building and the occupiers collectively reimburse the landlord for those costs by paying a fair proportion of the costs of those services ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The regulations incoprorate requirements on occupational pension scheme trustees under at 2019 Competition and Markets Authority Order to carry out a tender process for fiduciary management services and set objectives for their investment consultants. The Occupational Pension Schemes (Governance and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (Regulations) will come into force on 1 October ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

This was introduced on 6 April 2022 and is an essential part of the recruitment process, as this will ensure you have a statutory excuse against a civil penalty and allow you to remain compliant as your duty of sponsors if you currently hold a sponsor licence. The digital right to work check can only be made by Identity Service Providers (IDSPs) for British and Irish Citizens  as physical proof of documents are expected to finish by 2025 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

The Kentucky Supreme Court’s recent decision in Estate of Worrall v. J.P Morgan Bank, N.A. demonstrates the dangers to a trustee seeking a release from liability when distributing trust assets upon termination without following the statutory requirements. In Estate of Worrall, a corporate trustee sought to liquidate the trust assets of a terminating trust and conditioned the subsequent distribution of the assets on the beneficiary signing a release and indemnification agreement ...

Buchalter | June 2022

June 28, 2022 By: Michael Flynn* In its recent Semiannual Risk Perspective, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has highlighted the difficulties banks face finding adequate numbers and quality of hires for compliance oversight. While there are several reasons for this issue, it comes at an especially inopportune time, when banks face increasing compliance demands and regulator requirements that target compliance activities and Chief Compliance Officers specifically ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | June 2022

Prior to the entry into force of the FDI Screening Regulation on 11 October 2020, there was no EU-wide formalized cooperation among the Member States and the European Commission on these matters. In the EU, the European Commission’s strong expectation is that all 27 EU Member States will put national FDI screening mechanisms in place. A national screening mechanism in all 27 Member States serves to safeguard all individual Member States against potentially risky foreign investments ...

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