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Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Our TMT Partners, Christina Kow and Timothy Siaw, have co-authored the Malaysian chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guides — Fintech 2022. The chapter covers a broad overview of the development of Fintech and its regulation in Malaysia. Click here to read more. This article was first published in the ICLG —Fintech.https://www.shearndelamore.com/publication/2022/FIN22_Chapter_26_Malaysia ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | August 2022

  Introduction   On 30 June 2022, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced1 that the Council presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the proposed markets in crypto-assets regulation (MiCA).  More details here.  The aim behind the proposed regulatory framework is to bring legal and regulatory certainty for crypto-asset operators across the EU ...

Carey | August 2022

On August 5, 2022, in compliance with the mandate set forth in the new article 19 ter of the law 18,010, on money lending operations, the Financial Market Commission (“FMC”) published, , the General Rule No. 484, with the purpose of regulating the requirements, rules and conditions that the money lending operations granted by entities subject to its supervision or oversight must fulfil (the “GR 484”) ...

Under article 253(d) of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), when an association, partnership or corporation commits an act or omission that violates the Tax Code, the penalty "shall be imposed on the partner, president, general manager, branch manager, treasurer, officer-in-charge, and the employees responsible for the violation". This means that any of the persons enumerated may be criminally prosecuted for the corporation or partnership's criminal act or omission under the code ...

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 ...

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 ...

Changes made consequent to the 47 meeting of the GST CouncilØ Enhanced refunds under inverted duty structure Ø Transfer of credit between distinct persons allowed Ø Concessional rate supplies made eligible for inverted duty refunds Ø No Interest liability on availment of credit without utilisationØ Time limits for demands and recovery extended till September 2023 for FY 2017-18 Ø Penalty applicable on persons involved in the issuance and credit of fake i

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 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2022

Dinsmore partner Kelvin Lawrence was published in Bloomberg Tax with his article "Special Commentary: State Tax Treatment of Investment Partnerships." Read an excerpt below. The Multistate Tax Commission has undertaken an ambitious project on the state taxation of partnerships. Their partnership work group consists of volunteers from numerous state revenue departments, with the able assistance of MTC Counsel Helen Hecht and Chris Barber ...

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” ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | July 2022

A recent case provides a new approach to analysis of the enforceability of co-tenancy clauses in shopping center leases. In JJD-HOV Elk Grove, LLC v. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC (June 28, 2022, No. C094190) __ Cal.Rptr.3d __ [2022 WL 2313437] ("JJD"), the Third District Court of Appeal declined to apply penalty analysis under Civil Code §1671 to a co-tenancy clause, as the Fifth District had done in Grand Prospect Partners, L.P. v. Ross Dress for Less, Inc. (2015) 232 Cal.App ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | July 2022

Even though Belgium is lagging behind when it comes to enacting specific legislation, companies doing business in Belgium should be aware of the risk of being held accountable for human rights violations or environmental pollution up or down their value chain. Human rights violations are a ‘hot’ topic and businesses are confronted with ethical challenges in this respect ...

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) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

A summary of the key takeaways from a recent webinar on reducing scope 3 Purchased Goods & Services and Capital Goods emissions. Shoosmiths is delighted to be sponsoring United Nation Global Compact Network (UNGC) UK’s series of webinars on ‘Reducing Scope 3 Emissions’ ...

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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 ...

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