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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 […]

What happens to property that is left out of a will (residuary property)?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 5 minutesWriting a will is vital to ensuring that a person’s property and assets are distributed according to his/her wishes upon death. However, there are times when specific property or assets may be inadvertently left out of one’s will. This may occur, for example, when the person making the will (the “testator”) had not specifically provided […]

Fighting Back Against A Stalker?
Defamation,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Previously, victims of stalking had very little legal recourse to seek protection against a stalker. But with the introduction of the Protection From Harassment Act 2014 (POHA), they can now seek both civil and criminal sanctions against the stalker. Generally, a stalker can be defined if the perpetrator persistently follows you, […]

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 […]

Facing Domestic Violence?
Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesDomestic violence, or family violence, is violence or abuse inflicted by one family member on another. There are many types of domestic violence, including physical, emotional and sexual violence. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of age or gender. In this article, we give you an overview of the offences which constitute […]

What does the abolishment of marital rape mean for Singapore?
Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe situation that immunity from prosecution for marital rape raises serious concerns. Marital rape immunity prevents a husband from being prosecuted under an offence of rape unless certain conditions are being met. The law on rape is provided under Section 375 of the Penal Code. The definition of Rape is the penetration of the vagina […]

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 […]

Do you know what are professional deputies and donees?
Legal Updates,Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou’re single, and you don’t have close family members or close friends who will look after you should you fall ill. Or, perhaps you do, but you don’t wish to “burden” them. You are not educated, and never worked a single day. Your husband provided for the family. You weren’t rich, but you had enough: […]

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 […]

Pornography: How Legal is it in Singapore?
Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn Singapore, an online analysis[1] (updated on 1st September 2018) revealed that pornography streaming sites were the 5th 11th, 12nd and 13th most visited sites, even ranking above popular sites Instagram and Whatsapp. But exactly how legal is it to access these sites? This article will examine the general legality of pornography in Singapore. What […]

Personal

What happens to property that is left out of a will (residuary property)?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWriting a will is vital to ensuring that a person’s property and assets are distributed according to his/her wishes upon death. However, there are times when specific property or assets may be inadvertently left out of one’s will. This may occur, for example, when the person making the will (the “testator”) had not specifically provided […]

Business

The Remuneration of Liquidators in Australia

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is of little surprise that judicial consideration of the remuneration of liquidators remains a topic close to the hearts of all those in the insolvency industry, particularly at a time when the market is more competitive than ever. That the remuneration as well as costs and expenses must be “reasonable” is well established but […]

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