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Finance & Loan Security Rights in Real Estate in the COVID-19 Era: 10 Key Q&As – Focus on Lao PDR
DFDL, December 2020

This edition of our Q&A series focuses on real estate financing and loan securitization issues in the Lao PDR. Given the continuing global uncertainty and economic disruption caused by COVID-19, investors are increasingly concerned about their ability to secure, dispose or otherwise transfer assets that are often now subject to revamped or revised local rules and regulations...

Finance & Loan Security Rights in Real Estate in the COVID-19 Era: 10 Key Q&As – Focus on Cambodia
DFDL, December 2020

This edition of our Q&A series focuses on real estate financing and loan securitization issues in Cambodia. Given the continuing uncertainty and economic disruption caused by COVID-19 worldwide, investors are increasingly concerned about their ability to secure, dispose or otherwise transfer assets that are often now subject to revamped or revised local rules and regulations...

COVID-19 Resources Hub - Regional Insights
DFDL, December 2020

 Regional Insights [VIDEO] Salary Arrangements & Restructuring in the Time of COVID-19: Market Views & Legal Implementation Watch our latest video to gain a clearer view on the salary arrangement options available to human resources departments in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic...

Cambodia Monthly Legal Update – November 2020
DFDL, December 2020

Law on the Management of Commercial Gambling, Royal Kram NS/RKM/1120/031 dated 14 November 2020 Overview On 14 November 2020, the Law on the Management of Commercial Gambling (“Gambling Law”), the first comprehensive legislation to regulate casinos and commercial gambling centers in Cambodia, was promulgated...

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Signed
DFDL, November 2020

On 15 November 2020, leaders of the ASEAN Member States, Australia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea and New Zealand witnessed the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (“RCEP“) Agreement. The RCEP Agreement marks ASEAN’s biggest free trade pact to date, covering a market of 2.2 billion people with a combined size of US$26.2 trillion...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy
DFDL, November 2020

On 30 September 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out ‘Round 6’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. These represent a combination of new and existing measures (that have been extended)...

Focus on Myanmar - Finance & Loan Security Rights in Real Estate in the COVID-19 Era: 10 Key Q&As
DFDL, October 2020

Hot on the heels of our other two series which dealt with aviation and restructuring & insolvency, DFDL is proud to unveil the next Q&A series, this time on Real Estate and Banking & Finance issues throughout Southeast and South Asia. The first edition will focus on Myanmar...

Cambodia: 2020 Property Tax Deadline – 30 September
DFDL, September 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our readers that the immovable property tax (“TOIP“) and Unused Land Tax deadline for 2020 is next Wednesday the 30th of September 2020. The 2020 TOIP and Unused Land Tax payment can be made at any tax branch or any branch of Canadia, Acleda, Vattanac or Cambodia Public Bank. Those already registered for TOIP and Unused Land Tax need to provide their 2019 tax payment receipt or Property Tax Registration Identification Card...

Evolving M&A Trends: Private Equity Transactions Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
DFDL, July 2020

This article first appeared on the website of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (here), and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © International Bar Association.  The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed countries across the world into an unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis...

COVID-19 Government Initiatives & Support in Asia
DFDL, July 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, governments and leading financial institutions across the South and Southeast region continue to issue various initiatives, stimulus measures and relief efforts within their respective countries in an attempt to shore up the hardest hit sectors and vulnerable groups directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Myanmar Tax Update: Additional COVID-19 Tax Relief for Businesses in Myanmar
DFDL, June 2020

The Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Industry (“MOPFI”) issued Notification No 65/2020 (“Notification 65”) which outlines additional forms of tax relief that can be availed by businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar...

Aviation in Southeast Asia Beyond the Horizon - Cambodia 10 Key Q&As
DFDL, June 2020

For the aviation sector, the first half of 2020 has sadly been defined by the many challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in operational and economic disruption across the globe. Now six months in, the industry is taking stock, adapting strategies and mapping out future plans for business post Covid-19...

Myanmar Investment Guide Synopsis
DFDL, June 2020

 Myanmar continues to generate intense investor interest in what remains one of the world’s largest frontier markets. Ever since 2011 when the country first opened its doors to foreign investment and participation, its economy has continued to surge with greater diversification of its markets and deepening sophistication of its consumer base...

Top Ten Questions and Answers: Workforce Restructuring in Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam
DFDL, June 2020

Earlier this month, the DFDL Employment & Labour Team organized a well-attended webinar on Workforce Restructuring in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam. Our experts shared their insights with the audience on ways to minimize COVID-19 related labour challenges in compliance with local law as well as practical steps and considerations when implementing options available to employers to cut down labor costs in each jurisdiction...

Cambodia Legal Update: Postponement of Seniority Payment
DFDL, June 2020

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training Notification on the Delay of Payment of Back Pay of Seniority Payment Prior to 2019 and New Seniority Payment for 2020...

Cambodia Update: Additional Measures to Further Support Private Sector & Workers Affected by COVID-19 Outbreak & to Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy
DFDL, June 2020

On 26 May 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out round 4 of measures aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on the businesses and workers in Cambodia. These latest measures consist of a combination of new measures and extension of those measures already in place...

European GDPR 2 Years On – What Lessons can be Drawn from the European Experience for the Southeast Asian Region?
DFDL, June 2020

Two years ago, the most visible and tangible impact of the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR” or “Regulation”) for individuals all around the globe was an unprecedented wave of emails from businesses changing their privacy policies and seeking consent to store and process data...

Myanmar Legal Update: Myanmar Lifts Restriction on Importation of Foreign Alcohol
DFDL, May 2020

In order to curb illegal importation, facilitate the sale and consumption of quality products in fulfilment of market demand and accurately assess and collect tax by the State, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued Notification no. 38/2020 (“Notification-38”) on 25 May 2020 to remove foreign alcoholic spirits from the import restriction list. Although Notification-38 removes foreign alcoholic spirits from the list beer remains restricted...

The COVID-19 and Its Impacts on Leases in Cambodia
DFDL, May 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to rage and tenants in Cambodia are now looking carefully at whether this situation can be considered a force majeure event in order to seek a cessation or reduction of their rental payments.  On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) officially declared the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) a global pandemic...

Philippines Legal Update: DOLE Guidelines on Resumption of Business Operations
DFDL, May 2020

The Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) issued Labor Advisory Nos. 17 and 18 dated 16 May 2020 containing guidelines on employment preservation upon the resumption of business operations as well as guidelines on the cost of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, respectively. Read the analysis of DFDL’s collaborating firm in the Philippines, Ocampo & Suralvo Law Offices, now: Contact

Managing Your Tax Affairs in Myanmar During the COVID-19 Crisis - Top 10 Questions Answers
DFDL, May 2020

Earlier this month, the DFDL Myanmar Tax Team organized a well-attended webinar ‘How to Manage Your Tax affairs in Myanmar During the COVID-19 Crisis’. Jack Sheehan (Partner & Head of the Regional Tax Practice), Diberjohn Balinas (Senior Tax Manager) and Nay Nay Eaint (Tax Manager) shared their insights on how to deal with important tax-related matters during the COVID-19 pandemic and the kinds of tax relief that affected businesses may claim...

Vietnam Legal Update: Notification Guidelines Released
DFDL, May 2020

The Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority has released several documents related to the merger notification regime that was effectively implemented on 15 May 2020, the effective date of Decree 35. As the National Competition Committee has not yet been appointed, the documents clarify that, in accordance with its responsibility under Article 7...

Supporting Your Business During the COVID-19 Outbreak
DFDL, March 2020

As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, we would like to reassure you that DFDL takes the needs and well-being of our clients, our people and local communities seriously. We have enacted plans across our offices to deliver uninterrupted service to our clients and we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. All members of DFDL remain ready to serve client needs and DFDL offices remain open, when allowed by local authorities...

Cambodia Update: Relief Provided for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 and EBA
DFDL, February 2020

In response to the impact of COVID-19 and the partial withdrawal of EBA benefits – see our update here – the Cambodian government have issued a number of regulations which are intended to provide some relief to affected businesses in Cambodia. We outline these updates below:  Letter 1313 MEF – dated 25 February 2020 Notification no...

Cambodia Tax & Real Estate Alert: 2019 Property Tax Deadline - 30 September
DFDL, September 2019

On the 21st of August 2019 Notification dated 21 August 2019 the General Department of Taxation (“GDT“) issued Notification 17517 GDT on the Second Reminder of the Payment of the Property Tax reminding owners of immovable property to file their annual Property Tax declaration before the deadline of 30 September 2019...

 

 

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