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Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

With the COVID-19 Inquiry (“the Inquiry”) now open, and applications for Core Participant status for Modules 1 and 2 currently being assessed, potential applicants will need to consider how their participation in the Inquiry will be funded. Section 40 of the Inquiries Act 2005 provides that funding for legal representation can be awarded out of the Inquiry budget. As the Inquiry will be funded by the government this is, in effect, public funding ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  The Introduction to Sustainable Finance webinar is being held as part the Mamo TCV Sustainable Finance Week being held between 24 October & 28 October 2022. Please click here for the programme of events ...

Carey Olsen | September 2022

The Proposed VASP Bill primarily: (i) defines the virtual assets activities that require registration; (ii) prescribes the criteria for a virtual assets service provider (“VASP”) to register; (iii) sets out the ongoing requirements and obligations of VASPs; and (iv) specifies the enforcement and general powers of the Commission as well as the penalties for contravening or failing to comply with, a provision of the Proposed VASP Bill ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | September 2022

The 2022 Chambers Global Practice Guide: Oil & Gas Law and Practice The Simonsen Vogt Wiig Oil & Gas team, has contributed to the Chambers 2022 Global Practice Guide: Oil & Gas Law and Practice by writing the Norway chapter. It describes the legal framework for the upstream petroleum sector in Norway in addition to the most important developments of the framework during the past year ...

Carey | September 2022

In the CyberMonday event, from October 3 to 5 2022, will be fully in force the reforms to Law No. 19,496 on Consumer Rights Protection in the field of e-commerce, introduced mainly by the "Pro-Consumer" Law and the Electronic Commerce Regulation. The following are the main aspects and obligations to be taken into consideration for the event: Promotions, offers, contests and sweepstakes must disclose the terms and conditions governing them and their term of duration ...

In August 2022, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means approved a bill proposing a new fiscal regime for the Philippine mining industry, following the previous proposal of the Department of Finance (DOF)and which will cover existing and prospective large-scale metallic mine, regardless of location ...

The present government is looking to the mining industry to aid in the country’s economic recovery. Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno has stated that the Marcos administration seeks to create an enabling environment for the growth of the mining industry while adhering to responsible and sustainable mining practices ...

Makarim & Taira S. | September 2022

Bank Indonesia recently updated its regulation on domestic non-deliverable forward (DNDF) transactions. Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 24/7/PBI/2022 on Foreign Exchange Market Transactions (“BI Reg. 24/7/2022”) replaces the previous regulation on DNDF, BI Regulation No. 20/10/PBI/2018 (as amended). BI Reg. 24/7/2022 makes some noteworthy amendments on the DNDF terms and introduces new thresholds and provisions on DNDF transactions ...

Makarim & Taira S. | September 2022

The ever-growing industry of Peer-to-Peer Lending (“P2P Lending”) has driven the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – “OJK”) to issue OJK Regulation No. 10/POJK.05/2022 on Technology-Based Collective Financing Services, which came into force on 4 July 2022. The regulation provides more detailed and extensive provisions to cater with the rapid development of the industry ...

Makarim & Taira S. | September 2022

After extensive discussions and multiple changes to the draft bill since 2016, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed the draft bill on Personal Data Protection on 20 September 2022 (“Personal Data Protection Law”). The Personal Data Protection Law will be the basis of the regulations on personal data protection and this advisory highlights the key provisions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022

As part of the UK Government’s review of the UK funds regime it has included in the Finance Act 2022, (the Act) a new regime for qualifying asset-holding companies (QAHCs). This regime came into effect on 1 April 2022. The QAHC regime provides a tax efficient, UK resident vehicle through which certain types of institutional investors and funds can hold investments ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022

Lauren Bowkett is a fraud and financial crime expert in the Business Crime and Compliance Team at Shoosmiths. She is an expert in confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA’) and has successfully intervened in numerous POCA cases to assert her clients third party interest rights ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022

A webinar hosted by Shoosmiths in collaboration with Asset Reality. Scroll down the page to watch the webinar. Intro poll According to a recent survey, what percentage of millennial millionaires own cryptocurrency? According to a recent study conducted by CNBC, 83% percent of millennial millionaires own cryptocurrency with over half having at least 50% of their wealth in cryptocurrencies. https://cointelegraph ...

DFDL | September 2022

On 17 August 2022, the Trade Competition Commission of Thailand (“TCCT”) issued the Notification of TCCT on Guidelines for Determining Fair Trade Practices Relating to Provision of Credit Terms for Small and Mediums Enterprises (“SMEs”) being Sellers or Service Providers (No.2) (“Notification”) which came into effect on 16 September 2022 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | September 2022

On September 15, 2022, the Wall Street Journal reported Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler told reporters after a Congressional hearing that digital assets and the intermediaries dealing in such assets that allow for staking may shift the “efforts of others” analysis under the Howey test. If so, they would be re-categorized as securities ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | September 2022

<p>Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for September 2022.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Financial Services</strong></h2><p><a href="http://www.shearndelamore.com/alerts/2022/Legal_Updates_Sept_1_2022.pdf">Expansion of SRI Sukuk and Bond Grant Scheme</a></p><p><a href="http://www ...

Afridi & Angell | September 2022

The issue of the Dubai Law No. 4 of 2022 regulating Virtual Assets in Dubai (VA Law) issued in March 2022 created a lot of buzz and further strengthened Dubai’s position as a global hub for digital assets. The VA Law also established the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) which was tasked with creating a legal framework for virtual assets sector ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022

Reflecting on Scottish Housing Day's theme of sustainability for this year, we consider the balancing act faced by developers in dealing with an ever changing set of challenges in their drive to Net Zero. Scottish Housing Day 2022 shines a spotlight on sustainable housing ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | September 2022

One of the proposals set out in the Green Paper concerns an investment obligation for streaming services. According to the proposal, streaming services are required to either invest directly in Norwegian films and series, or, if the services do not invest sufficiently in Norwegian content, contribute to the financing of such productions through financial contributions to the Norwegian Film Fund ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | September 2022

HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2022-16 (“the Letter”) on September 7, changing a Departmental policy on surplus cash distribution that had been in place for roughly half a century.  Multifamily borrowers with loans that close after September 7 may, subject to certain preconditions, take distributions of surplus cash monthly instead of annually or semi-annually ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | September 2022

On September 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its latest efforts to assert control over and regulate the Web3 ecosystem – an Office of Crypto Assets. This new office will be housed within the Division of Corporation Finance's Disclosure Review Program (DRP), which has historically been the source of focused review of issuer filings. Once officially established later this fall, the office will join the seven existing offices of the DRP ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | September 2022

<p>Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,</p><p>Our <a href="https://www.shearndelamore.com/practice-areas/technology-communications/">TMT</a> Partner, <a href="https://www.shearndelamore.com/people/janet-toh-yoong-san/">Janet Toh</a>, and Associate, <a href="https://www.shearndelamore ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | September 2022

  Registrations for the Mamo TCV Advocates Sustainable Finance Week being held between the 24th and 28th October 2022 are now open. Please click here for the programme of events ...

Buchalter | September 2022

By: Jack Darrington, Keven Rowe, and Landon Hardcastle Under a new Utah law, most providers of commercial financing or factors which are located in Utah or who lend to a Utah resident are required to register as a commercial financing provider with the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. Additionally, certain disclosures are required before engaging in most transactions. To some extent, the law mirrors Truth in Lending type acts passed in New York and California ...

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