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In 1994, DFDL was built on the foundation of a unique vision: to build an integrated international standard law firm, with in-depth knowledge of the Mekong Region, while providing specialized and personalized advisory services to the international business community. DFDL Expertise Integrated international law firm providing technical excellence across our core areas of expertise; In-depth local and cross-border experience in complex and sophisticated transactions across a wide geographical front; A practical knowledge of local business cultures and practices; and Our areas of expertise: Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Construction, and Taxation. As the Mekong Region and other emerging markets continue to thrive, DFDL is uniquely positioned to secure your access to promising international growth opportunities.

Vietnam Legal Update: New Competition Law Will be Effective Soon
Business,Competition Law,Regional Law,Vietnam

Reading Time: 6 minutesOn July 1, 2019, the new Law on Competition (“2018 Law”) will take effect and it has some significant differences from the existing Law on Competition (“2014 Law”).  While certain details are yet to be determined, below we will outline some of the significant differences that businesses should note between the two laws.  In addition, […]

ASEAN Employment Legal Update 2018 Q.4
Employment,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 11 minutesDFDL’s Employment Practice Group is dedicated to advising clients on employment and labor issues and preparing human resources documentation that is compliant with local laws.  Our employment team’s in-depth knowledge of the law and practices in the countries where we operate allows us to provide specialized, tailored, and practical advice on issues that arise in […]

Thailand Tax Alert: New Law on Transfer Pricing
Legal Updates,Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 22 November 2018, the Thai Revenue Department (TRD) took another significant step towards tightening its transfer pricing compliance and enforcement regime with the release of “the Additional Revision of the Thai Revenue Code No.47 (TRC47)”. Over the past five years, based on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) initiatives of the OECD, many jurisdictions […]

Myanmar Legal Alert: The Myanmar Companies Law, Changes Related Party Transaction Landscape
Legal Everyday,Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Myanmar Companies Law (“MCL”), with a view to promote corporate governance and transparency has defined related parties and come up with compliance requirements for related party transactions which is one of the distinct features of the new law. The changes which have been introduced to the MCL affects the general financing between related parties […]

Philippine Legal Alert: National Privacy Commission Rules of Procedure – Advisory Opinions & Guidelines on Compliance Checks
Philippines,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesADVISORY OPINIONS The National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) issued NPC Circular No. 18-01 dated 10 September 2018 which provides the rules of procedure on requests for advisory opinions on matters relating to data privacy or data protection. The Circular mandates that requests for advisory opinions be commenced by a letter request addressed to the Privacy Commissioner and Chairman. […]

Myanmar Legal Update: Does the New Myanmar Amended Companies Act Affect You? Are You Compliant?
Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutesAugust 1st, marked the launch of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration’s (“DICA”) online registry system, Myanmar Companies Online (“MyCO”). Through this release, Myanmar has made a notable stride forward in its efforts to attract greater levels of foreign participation and investment. The corporate compliance process is now significantly more streamlined and efficient under […]

Myanmar Legal Alert: Foreign Banking Branches in Myanmar Now Permitted to Provide Financing to Local Companies
Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Central Bank of Myanmar recently issued a directive which goes considerable distance in further liberalizing and encouraging market access to local companies. The directive will foster increased competition in the market and addresses the persistent grievances of local companies in terms of their access (or the lack thereof) to channels and sources of foreign […]

Regional Updates: Myanmar Tax Updates for November 2018
Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesWe provide below an update on some of the recent changes in the tax landscape in Myanmar. 1. Clarification on the offsetting mechanism for commercial tax (“CT”) purposes The Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) recently issued two Notices clarifying the treatment of recording CT upon the sale and purchase of goods and services. Notice No. 2/2018 […]

Thailand Tax Update: New Tax Incentives for Angel Investors
Legal Updates,Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 2 minutesAt the end of January 2018, the Thai government approved a Ministerial Regulation providing a tax incentive (“Tax Incentive”) to any Angel Investor investing in a start-up company that conducts a promoted business activity in an industry approved by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (“NSTDA”). More specifically, the Tax Incentive is granted to […]

Vietnam Legal Update: Changes To Wind and Solar Power Feed-in-Tariff Deadlines
Legal Updates,Regional Law,Vietnam

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 10 September 2018, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 39/2018/QD-TTg (“Decision 39”), amending Decision No. 37/2011/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister dated 29 June 2011 on mechanisms to support the development of wind power projects in Vietnam. Under Decision 39, the wind FIT (excluding VAT) will be VND 1,928 per kWh (equivalent to US cents […]

Cambodia Legal Alert: Provision of Seniority Payments & Wage Payments
Cambodia,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesPROVISION OF SENIORITY PAYMENTS, Prakas 443 of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) dated 21 September 2018. After the amendments to the Labour Law (including the introduction of seniority payments), which came into effect on 26 June 2018 (as discussed here) the MLVT issued Prakas 443 on Seniority Payments (“Prakas 443”) on 21 September […]

ASEAN Employment Legal Update 2018 Q.3
Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 10 minutesThis legal update is to advise you on important legislative developments and employment issues in the region. Cambodia EMPLOYMENT SECTOR Law on Amendments of Article 87(C), Articles 89, 90, 91, 94, 110,120 and 122 of the Cambodian Labor Law dated 13 March 1997, dated 26 June 2018 (“Amendment Law”) The Amendment Law has introduced significant […]