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Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

Following the issuance of Constitutional Court Ruling No. 15/PUU-XII/2014 dated 11 November 2014, up until now, no clear guidance has been provided on the use of Article 70 of the Arbitration Law (Law No. 30 of 1999) ie, the reasons for which an arbitration award can be annulled. This advisory discusses the recent development in the interpretation of Article 70 of the Arbitration Law by the Indonesian courts.Under the Arbitration Law (Law No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

President Joko Widodo has signed Government Regulation No. 23 of 2022 (“GR No. 23/2022”) on Amendments to Government Regulation No. 45 of 2005 on The Establishment, Management, Supervision and Dissolution of State-Owned Enterprises. GR No. 23/2022 focuses on amending several provisions of GR No. 45/ 2005, particularly regarding senior officers and employees of State-Owned Enterprises (“BUMN”).  GR No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

In order to provide clarity regarding the tax obligations of financial technology providers and users in Indonesia, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance (“MOF”) issued MOF Regulation No. 69/PMK.03/2022 on the Income Tax and Value Added Tax on the Organization of Financial Technology (“MOF Reg 69/2022”) on 30 March 2022, which came into force on 1 May 2022 ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

Under Government Regulation 71 of 2019 on the Implementation of Electronic Systems and Transactions, Electronic System Organizers (“ESO”) are required to be registered with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (“MOCI”). In addition, under MOCI Regulation 5 of 2020 (as amended by MOCI Regulation 10 of 2021), this registration obligation must be complied with within 6 months of OSS-RBA licensing coming into effect ...

Changes made consequent to the 47 meeting of the GST CouncilØ Enhanced refunds under inverted duty structure Ø Transfer of credit between distinct persons allowed Ø Concessional rate supplies made eligible for inverted duty refunds Ø No Interest liability on availment of credit without utilisationØ Time limits for demands and recovery extended till September 2023 for FY 2017-18 Ø Penalty applicable on persons involved in the issuance and credit of fake i

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

The recent Argos decision has partially overturned the Bakers of Nailsea decision in relation to summary only offences and the requirements of Criminal Procedure Rules. Public prosecutions begin after an authorised body applies to the magistrates’ court for a summons alleging an offence. The rules underpinning this process are in the Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR) Part 7 (and associated Practice Direction). One such rule, CrimPR 7 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

A year after Ms Maya Forstater succeeded in establishing in the Employment Appeal Tribunal that gender-critical beliefs are a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010, she has won two of her claims for direct discrimination and one claim for victimisation. Employers need to tread very carefully both to balance individual employees' rights to hold sometimes conflicting protected beliefs and to foster a culture that is truly inclusive ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Does the recent High Court decision in Butler-Sloss and Others -v- The Charity Commission and the Attorney General change the law on how charity trustees should approach investing their funds? The short answer is “no”. The decision is a reinterpretation of the 30-year-old decision in the Bishop of Oxford case for our modern world and a reinstatement of the fundamental duty of charity trustees to act in the best interests of their charities’ purposes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

On 21 July 2022, Baroness Heather Hallett issued an opening statement in respect of the COVID-19 Inquiry ('the Inquiry'). As Chair, Baroness Hallett expressed her determination to “run the Inquiry as thoroughly and as efficiently as possible” and “to undertake and conclude the work of this Inquiry as speedily as possible so that lessons are learned before another pandemic strikes ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  Background   The Malta Financial Services Authority has informed investment firms of the amendments carried out to Part BI of the investment services rules for Investment Services Providers. These amendments seek to implement the provisions of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1253 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2022

Dinsmore partner Kelvin Lawrence was published in Bloomberg Tax with his article "Special Commentary: State Tax Treatment of Investment Partnerships." Read an excerpt below. The Multistate Tax Commission has undertaken an ambitious project on the state taxation of partnerships. Their partnership work group consists of volunteers from numerous state revenue departments, with the able assistance of MTC Counsel Helen Hecht and Chris Barber ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | July 2022

In a ruling of 19 April 2022, the Belgian Supreme Court decided that an A1-certificate issued by a competent foreign authority to a posted worker does not exclude compliance with the DIMONA obligation. Does this mean that all foreign employers posting employees to Belgium must now file both a LIMOSA and a DIMONA declaration? This article sheds some light on the scope of the Supreme Court’s decision and the particular context in which it was taken ...

New Past Performance Regulations from the SBA: Section 868 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, Public Law 116–283, required the Small Business Administration (the SBA) to develop regulations that permit small businesses, when submitting offers in response to federal procurements, to use their past performance as a member of a joint venture or as a subcontractor to a prime contractor ...

Stanford Economist Nick Bloom shares WFH Trends and Predictions More than two years into the pandemic, businesses are still wrestling with how to best navigate return to office (RTO). Firms that do it right stand to increase retention, equity, and business performance and forge a new culture of collaboration. But widely varying and evolving business and employee needs make it difficult to unravel the best course of action ...

Kudun and Partners | July 2022

Mayuree Sapsutthiporn, Partner and Head of China Practice of Kudun and Partners, and Wu Xiaomin, Manager of China Practice, were invited as guest speakers to share their insights on the “Main Legal Issues And Risks Chinese Enterprises Need To Be Aware of When Doing Business In Thailand” held by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (“CCPIT”), and other related organizations ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  Background   The Malta Financial Services Authority has recently introduced changes to the investment services rulebooks for Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) management companies (ManCos) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) to: (i) transpose the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1270 amending Directive 2010/43/EU (1) as regards the sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account fo

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Chloe, the assistance cat, has hit the headlines of several newspapers over the past few weeks, following her owner (Mr Fenn) bringing a claim under the Equality Act 2010 against Sainsbury’s supermarkets after they refused Chloe’s entry to the store. Mr Fenn has autism; a consequence of his autism is that he experiences sensory overload in busy places such as the supermarket and he states that Chloe helps him to focus ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | July 2022

On June 28, 2022, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Simms v. Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (2022) __ Cal.Rptr.3d __, 2022 WL 2313164 (Simms), holding that a claimant petitioning for relief from California's Government Claims Act presentation requirement may assert actual and timely claim presentment, and is not required to simultaneously file suit alleging compliance with claim requirements to preserve the issue ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | July 2022

A recent case provides a new approach to analysis of the enforceability of co-tenancy clauses in shopping center leases. In JJD-HOV Elk Grove, LLC v. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC (June 28, 2022, No. C094190) __ Cal.Rptr.3d __ [2022 WL 2313437] ("JJD"), the Third District Court of Appeal declined to apply penalty analysis under Civil Code §1671 to a co-tenancy clause, as the Fifth District had done in Grand Prospect Partners, L.P. v. Ross Dress for Less, Inc. (2015) 232 Cal.App ...

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Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The Government has announced the dates for implementation of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022. Overseas entities with prospective or existing land holdings in the UK must plan for the impact of the Act. The Act implements plans to address hidden foreign investment in the UK as part of the government’s strategy to crack down on overseas criminals using UK property for money-laundering ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Houst’s Restructuring Plan was sanctioned last week. It was notable because of its size, that is, the company is very small compared with the financial giants which have used the process so far - and because it used the cram-down facility to overrule HMRC in its status as a secondary preferential creditor ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

Dr Mikiel Calleja and Dr Laura Spiteri from Mamo TCV Advocates were invited by Society Education to deliver a seminar on Mergers and Acquisitions. The seminar delved into the practicalities of the mergers and acquisitions process, touching upon a number of topics including the main types of mergers and acquisitions, merger control, and the implications of foreign direct investments. The seminar was delivered virtually on the 14 July, 2022 ...

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