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“In view of the associated risks, it has been decided that, with immediate effect, entities regulated by the Reserve Bank shall not deal in VCs or provide services for facilitating any person or entity in dealing with or settling VCs ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,   The Firm successfully defended the prominent e-commerce platform operator, Shopee Mobile Malaysia Sdn Bhd, in a suit filed by A & M Beauty Wellness Sdn Bhd after a full trial on matters pertaining to trademark infringement, unlawful interference of trade and obligation to disclose users’ data.   Click here to read more ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

On 5 October 2022, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced the establishment of the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Leadership Council. The Council serves as a platform to provide industry stewardship in enhancing Malaysia's proposition as a global marketplace and an international gateway for Islamic finance ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

The Firm acted for a corporate licensed Moneylender in an appeal against the High Court decision in Summerhay Development Sdn Bhd v Ivory Ascent Sdn Bhd (2020 1 LNS 1491 and 2020 MLJU 1549) and was successful in overturning the High Court decision in J-02(NCvC)(A)-1095-08/2020.   The Court of Appeal’s decision was subsequently affirmed by the Federal Court and the borrower’s motion for leave to appeal was dismissed by the Federal Court (08(f)-415-09/2021(J)) ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

At the forefront of digital revolutionisation Malaysia has launched the DE Rantau programme aimed specifically towards the digital nomad. The programme was launched on 1 October 2022 and all applications received will be screened by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (“MDEC”).   Click here to read more.   Should you have any enquiries, please contact Suganthi Singam at [email protected] or Chui Siew Xuan at [email protected] ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest legal update for October 2022 ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

To raise sustainability practices and disclosures of listed issuers, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad has enhanced the sustainability reporting requirements in the Main Market Listing Requirements and the ACE Market Listing Requirements which was announced on 26 September 2022.   Click here to read more.   Feel free to contact our partner Lai Zhen Pik or associate Ng Kar Mun for any questions about this article or Corporate/M&A matters ...

Kudun and Partners | November 2022

The Office of the Personal Data Protection Committee (the “PDPA Committee”) published a draft regulation issued under the Personal Data Protection Act (2019) (the “PDPA”) relating to the cross-border transfer of personal data outside of Thailand (the “Draft Regulation”) on its website in September 2022 ...

DORDA | November 2022

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is a major and evolving regulatory area in Europe. Disclosures play a crucial role in helping the financial sector address climate change and sustainability. They are also being used to address issues such as poor workplace diversity and gender pay gaps. Several jurisdictions have introduced or plan to introduce measures dealing with ESG risks in supply chains ...

AELEX | November 2022

Contactless payments offer a convenient and, where proper safeguards are introduced, significantly safer payment method. With projections that Contactless Payments will reach a global value of USD164 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2022

 The agreement on a new EU-U.S. data privacy framework between EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden had already been announced on 25 March 2022 (for background, please refer to our previous article The EU-US Privacy Shield: Third Time’s a Charm? – Mamo TCV) ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2022

  On the 12th of April 2021, the Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) introduced the requirement for all collective investment schemes that are locally licensed or notified to submit a novel return, being the Annual Fund Return. Various amendments to the Annual Fund Return have been made as can be seen in the Circular issued by the MFSA on the 21st of December 2021, along with the updated Guidelines ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Congratulations! You won your case in court and all the expense and hard work of the past few months, or years (not to mention the broken business relationships and sleepless nights along the way) might just have been worth it to experience this moment of jubilation ...

DFDL | November 2022

On 17 November 2022, the State Administration Council (“SAC”) enacted the Law Amending the 2022 Union Tax Law (“2022 UTL Amendment”). This law provides tax exemptions for Battery Electric Vehicles (“BEVs”) and increases the corporate income tax rate of companies engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production sector in Myanmar. We highlight below the major changes under this law: 1 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

2022 saw the removal of all COVID-19 related restrictions. As we enter our first winter restriction free, we are likely to see a significant spike in COVID-19 cases in addition to other cold or flu viruses. So, what should employers do to manage this? It is imperative that employers consider what they can do to effectively manage COVID-19 within the workplace this winter and how best to protect their employees from associated risks ...

Carey Olsen | November 2022

The Procedures reflect updates to the de-registration process for mutual funds and establish for the first time the de-registration process for private funds, which aim to create a streamlined and harmonised regime for regulated funds ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

The ICO’s long-awaited guidance on how organisations can manage transfers of UK data to receivers outside the UK has arrived. What does it say about the direction this government may want to take on data protection reform? It will take time for advisers and users to digest but it’s instructive to take an early tour and try to guess what will prove useful and what are the new bones of contention ...

Carey Olsen | November 2022

This article first provides an overview of the current state of the crypto disputes landscape, which arises at a novel intersection of crypto, arbitration and insolvency. It then looks at the type of legal and practical factors that may be relevant to a creditor in deciding on a dispute strategy when faced with a financially distressed crypto company, including in the context of arbitration and liquidation proceedings ...

Lavery Lawyers | November 2022

Launching Lavery’s Brand Into the Future Anik Trudel likes to take risks. When she began her legal career, she decided to pursue litigation. She didn’t make this choice because it played to her strengths. “I decided to go into litigation because I was rather shy and quite afraid to speak in public,” she says. “I said to myself, ‘I might as well fix that issue ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2022

 In conjunction with Malta Enterprise, Residency Malta Agency has launched a new residence programme for beneficiaries under the Malta Start-Up Residence Programme. Similar to the Nomad Residence Permit , the Malta Start-Up Residence Programme seeks to attract business-driven individuals to set up their new business venture in Malta ...

Carey | November 2022

On November 9, 2022, the Financial Market Commission (“CMF”) published General Instruction No. 2,325 which updates the regulations on the prevention of money laundering, financing of terrorism and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (“New Instruction”) applicable to: (i) banks (including their subsidiaries and support companies); (ii) savings and credit cooperatives; (iii) and payment card issuers ...

DFDL | November 2022

On 15 November 2022, the Secretary of the Department of Energy (“DOE”) signed DOE Department Circular (“DC”) No. 2022-11-0034 which amends the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9513 (otherwise known as the Renewable Energy Act of 2008). The amendment removes the nationality restrictions on the exploration, development, and utilization of renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, biomass, ocean or tidal energy ...

Kudun and Partners | November 2022

On November 18, 2022, Ekachai Chotpitayasunon and Kongkoch Yongsavasdikul, partners from Kudun and Partners, together with senior associate, Supatra Kerinsaguna and Warathorn Wongsawangsiri from Herbert Smith Freehills visited Bangkok University as guest lecturers to provide insights on the regulations governing public listed companies and the definition of initial public offering (IPO) and the processes involved in an IPO ...

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt | November 2022

Due to recent global events causing high inflation, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a final rule on November 17, 2022. This final rule has two primary components. First, it adopts, without change, the interim final rule published by the SBA on July 18, 2019 that increased in all industry-specific monetary size standards. Second, in an effort to account for inflation that has occurred since 2019, the final rule also increases by an additional 13 ...

All eyes are on the U.S. Federal Reserve as it attempts what many are calling a tightrope walk: raising interest rates just enough to slow the economy without triggering a recession in the hope of achieving an economic soft landing. With the Fed doing everything in its power to make borrowing costlier, factors are facing a similar balancing act ...

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