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With the lifting of the restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions, and the likely cash flow pressures caused by price inflation, it is widely anticipated that we will see an increase in the number of companies subject to winding up proceedings ...

Last month the Scottish Government published “Land Reform in a Net Zero Nation”, a consultation paper on a new Land Reform Bill. The paper sets out the proposals for the bill and seeks views on various related issues, including measures aimed at “large-scale holdings”, changes to subsidies, the introduction of a new type of agricultural tenancy, and transparency of land ownership ...

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

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (“MPW”) has issued the Circular Letter No. 21/SE/M/2021 on The Procedures for Fulfillment of the Business License Requirements, the Implementation of Construction Work Competence Certification, and the Implementation of Business Entity Certificates and Construction Work Competence Certificates (“Circular Letter”) ...

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 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by commercial tenants against the High Court’s summary judgment rulings ordering them to pay rent arrears notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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” ...

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

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 issue our quarterly Newsletter, we hope that you will continue to find its contents of value to you ...

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) ...

Asbestos was used extensively in UK commercial and residential buildings in the 20th century, primarily for insulation, flooring and roofing, as well as being sprayed on ceilings and walls. On health grounds, the UK banned the use and import of all asbestos in November 1999.   The House of Commons DWP Select Committee recently conducted an inquiry into the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) approach to asbestos management ...

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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

Switch2 Energy, Shoosmiths and HermeticaBlack came together to discuss procurement and delivery of new, low cost, low carbon heat networks ...

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 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

More than two years on from the first work-from-home order of the Covid-19 pandemic, business leaders are still grappling with changes to working practices that one executive says could lead to a two-lane economy in which swathes of workers never return to the office ...

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 ...

Carey Olsen | July 2022

What is a JCT contract? A JCT contract is a standard form of building contract produced by a UK body known as the Joint Contracts Tribunal. The JCT is comprised of seven members who represent a wide range of interests in the building sector from contractors, architects, and surveyors. The documents produced by the JCT are intended to standardise construction contracts with a view to reducing the time taken to negotiate the documentation ...

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