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Malaysia: New Guidelines on Mergers and Acquisitions Issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia...

Introduction The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission ("Commission") has introduced guidelines which establish a voluntary regime for competition assessments of mergers and acquisitions ("M&As") in...

Australia: ACCC Guidance on Gun-Jumping Risks

After successfully prosecuting the first penalty for gun-jumping in Australia earlier this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently released a...

June 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publication here.Due to the editor’s vacation schedule, there will be no separate July issue. However, this issue will cover activities through approximately June 14....

Hong Kong’s highest court recognizes spousal employment benefits for gay couple

What's changed In Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service and Commissioner of Inland Revenue HKCFA 19, the Hong Kong Court of...

US Securities and Exchange Commission Framework to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

In recent years, following the launch of the Bitcoin network, offers of digital assets have been made to investors in the United States. Historically,...

Singapore: Guide on Active Enforcement Released

On 22 May 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) published a Guide on Active Enforcement (Guide) that represents a change in the way...

China will release its “Unreliable Entity List”

The Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) announced on 31 May 2019 that the Chinese government will introduce an "Unreliable Entity List" regime, under which foreign...

Australia: Climate Change Risk and Opportunities

In 2015, Vicinity Centres—a leading Australian real estate group with holdings that include Sydney's Queen Victoria Building, along with iconic buildings in other major cities—began...

Thailand Increases Protection of Domestic Industries

On 22 May 2019, the amendment to the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Act, B.E. 2542 (1999) (AD Act) was published in the Royal Gazette. It...

Indonesia: OJK Now Requires Independent and Unaffiliated Shareholders’ Approval for Public Companies’ Non-Preemptive Rights...

The Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan - "OJK") issued Rule No. 14/POJK.04/2019 on Amendment to Rule No. 32/POJK.04/2015 ("POJK 32/2015") on Increase of...

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