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Novel Coronavirus: Key Considerations for Insurers in Hong Kong

Download full alert For insurers in Hong Kong, the outbreak of novel coronavirus may cause potential disruption to their business operations due to office absences,...

Indonesia: OJK Now Allows Share Buybacks Without Prior GMS Approval Amidst the Coronavirus Outbreak

Recent DevelopmentsOn 9 March 2020, the Financial Services Authority ("OJK") issued Circular Letter No. 3/SEOJK.04/2020 on Other Conditions Constituting Significantly Fluctuating Market Conditions Allowing...

Thailand: AGM 2020 and Dealing with COVID-19

As the Annual General Meeting (AGM) season is approaching and with the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many listed companies have concerns over...

Philippines: National Privacy Commission Resets Deadline for Renewal of Registration to 31 August 2020

On 6 March 2020, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) announced that the validity of current registration of personal information controllers (PICs) and processors (PIPs)1...

Philippine Economic Zone Authority Approves Alternative Work Arrangements for Ecozone IT Enterprises in Response...

On 5 March 2020, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) issued PEZA Memorandum CircularNo. 2020-011 (Circular) which authorizes PEZA-registered Ecozone IT Enterprises to take...

Thailand: Announcement of Countries Considered Dangerous Communicable Disease Areas for COVD-19

Following our previous newsletter on the legal measures following the designation of COVID-19 as a Dangerous Communicable Disease (link), on Thursday 5 March 2020...

Vietnam Increases Feed-in-Tariffs for Biomass Power Projects

On 5 March 2020, the Prime Minister of Vietnam officially issued Decision No. 08 amending Decision No. 24/2014/QD-TTg dated 24 April 2014 ("Decision No....

Force Majeure and the Doctrine of Frustration: An Australian Perspective

As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, and governments and health authorities work tirelessly to defeat it, its impact...

Coronavirus Under the Capital Markets Microscope

On January 30 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the coronavirus (officially named COVID-19) outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international...

Containing the Infectiousness of Fake News: Developments in Singapore’s Online Falsehoods Laws Amidst the...

With the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, governments worldwide race against time to contain not only the spread of the pathogen, but also the...

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