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Indonesia Legal Alert: A Regulatory Pole Vault for the Indonesian Crypto-Industry
Business,Business Advice,Cryptocurrency,Indonesia,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesFebruary 2019 was a tumultuous month for the Indonesian crypto-industry with the introduction of regulations that impose staggering thresholds for minimum capital and closing balance requirements among other stringent qualifying criteria for Crypto Asset Exchanges, Custodians, Clearing Agencies and Traders. The regulatory rationale advanced by Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Authority, “Bappebti” is that in […]

What are some of the common issues faced by landlords and tenants?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is the last month of tenancy – can the Tenant request that the Landlord deduct the rent from the Security Deposit? It is a common request that the Landlord may receive towards the end of the tenancy.  The Landlord must bear in mind that there are a variety of reasons for the collection of […]

Hong Kong: Navigating the money laundering minefield – the Court of Appeal dismissed the constitutional challenge against the “no consent” regime
Business,Business Advice,Money Laundering

Reading Time: 10 minutesIntroduction In Interush Ltd v Commissioner of Police [2019] HKCA 70, the Court of Appeal (“CA”) has rejected an argument that two money laundering offences, namely sections 25 and 25A of the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) (“OSCO”) under the so called “no consent regime” or “informal freezing” of assets, infringe the property rights and […]

Sham Marriages in Singapore – Illegal and Carry Heavy Penalties
Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesSham Marriages in Singapore – Illegal and Carry Heavy Penalties What does a sham marriage mean? Between March and July 2017, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) uncovered one of the largest sham marriages to date. Some 17 syndicate members were arrested and 12 of which were convicted. A sham marriage, which is legally referred […]

Cannabis is now legal in Thailand for medical use and research
Business,Business Advice,Legal Everyday,Legal Updates,Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat do investors need to know about it? The latest amendment to the Narcotics Act, effective as of 18 February 2019, allows only the distribution and possession of cannabis for study and medical purposes and in limited quantities. The use or possession of cannabis for purposes other than the ones mentioned above is still prohibited […]

Lawyer Feature with Shobna from Dentons Rodyk
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 7 minutesMarch is International Women’s month and celebrates women from all walks of life. Here at Asia Law Network, we continue to highlight these amazing women who have walked different journeys clocked various achievements, and are willing to share their experiences. And the pleasure is all ours when Shobna a Partner with Dentons Rodyk took time […]

Australia: Value: am I getting it from my litigation lawyer?
Australia,Business,Business Advice,Criminal and Litigation,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesEvery director or general counsel responsible for managing litigation is tasked with achieving better outcomes for less. In essence, the task is to achieve better value for your company’s litigation spend. However, you can’t achieve better value without an objective sense of what value looks like – how do I know when I am getting good value […]

A Guide to protect your IP in Singapore (A Patent is not always the answer!)
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntellectual property (IP) can be an extremely valuable asset to your business – in fact, for some, it is the main asset driving their businesses. This is because owners of IP can exercise their rights to exclude competitors from using their IP or to exploit their IP commercially. While many businesses might be familiar with […]

5 Times when the Non-Compete Clauses in your Employment Contract Probably Aren’t Enforceable
Business,Business Advice,Employment,Legal Contracts,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesNon-compete clauses are quite common in employment contracts for certain industries in Singapore. They typically seek to restrict an employee’s right to engage in a similar occupation with a competitor for a period of time after the termination of the employment contract. However, what many employers who include such clauses are not aware of is […]

Commentary: Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Singapore
Business,Intellectual Property,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 7 minutes(A) DPA in Singapore? In a 16 January 2018 Business Times article, it was reported that Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam announced that there is a possibility of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPAs”) being offered in Singapore to corporations if they abide by specific requirements. Mr Shanmugam said at the Modernising Criminal Justice: […]

Personal

Social Media and Your Business: Formidable Weapon or Uncontrollable Scourge?

Reading Time: 5 minutesA Double Whammy of Suspensions and Fines In a media release dated 24 January 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it had issued a warning to a company which breached securities laws pertaining to an offer of digital securities tokens[1]. Following the warning, the proposed offering has been indefinitely suspended. Interestingly, the […]

Business

Cambodia Tax Alert: Interest Rate Update/Transfer Pricing

Reading Time: 3 minutesMarket rates On 13 March 2019, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) released Notification 4630, which provides the “market rates” for determining the caps on interest rate deductions for loans that had been entered into using Khmer Riel (“KHR”) and United States Dollars (“USD”) in the 2018 financial year. The “market rates” for 2018 are as […]

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