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DFDL | June 2022

On the 25th of May 2022 the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued Notification No. 10979 GDT on the “Required Documents to Support the Interest Charge on Related Party Loans” (“Notification 10979”). The key points to be taken from Notification 10979 are as follows: To ensure compliance with Prakas No. 986 MEF.P ...

INTRODUCTION In a previous issue of Decoded, we discussed the alarming fact that many medical devices, including those implanted in patients' bodies, are leaving the manufacturers with known cybersecurity flaws. Due to these known flaws, these devices are vulnerable to being hacked, and patients’ personal/protected health information ("PHI") stolen; or worse, the device being held hostage in a ransomware attack ...

Han Kun Law Offices | June 2022

Mutual fund managers have long been important institutional investors in the capital markets. At present, there remain issues to be improved in the mutual fund industry, such as insufficient suitable professional capabilities, culture development weaknesses, and structural imbalances. In light of this, the China Securities Regulatory Commission has put forward the following guiding opinions to promote the developments of the mutual fund industry ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In September 2019 government announced a review of the system for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in England. The current SEND regime introduced in 2014, is considered by many to be unfit for purpose, both in terms of accountability and consistent quality of support and adequate funding to local authorities to make the system work ...

Carey Olsen | June 2022

Contents Please click on the links below to jump to the relevant section: What are the key features of a PCC? Who can be a PCC? Incorporation of a PCC Separation of assets Attributing liability and recourse against assets Information obligation Transferring cellular assets to third parties Arrangements between cells affecting cellular assets Conversions Liquidation of a PCC Administration of a PCC Receivership of cells in a PCC Tax Foreign recognition Essentially, a PCC consi

Carey Olsen | June 2022

Protected Cell Companies A Guernsey protected cell company (“PCC”) is a single legal entity. It is one company with one board of directors, one memorandum and articles of incorporation and one company registration number. A PCC comprises a core and any number of cells. Assets which are not comprised in a cell are deemed to be comprised in the core. No regulatory or filing processes are required to create a cell of a PCC ...

AELEX | June 2022

WHAT IS OPEN BANKING? We had earlier delved into the concept of Open Banking and its regulatory framework in our articles accessiblehere[1]andhere[2].In summary, Open Banking is a system that grants third-party providers (TPPs) open access to consumer banking, transactions, and other financial data from banks and non-bank financial institutions(NBFIs) through the use of Application Programming Interface (API) ...

On 10 May 2022 the UK Government announced, through the Queen’s Speech, that the United Kingdom's data protection regime is to be reformed. What is the bill? The Data Reform Bill (“the Bill”) will reform the UK’s current data protection framework. As a result of Brexit, the UK incorporated the EU data protection regime (the EU GDPR) into domestic law as the “UK GDPR” ...

Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, has published a blog on the Scottish Land Commission website about the powers that the commissioner has to investigate alleged breaches of codes of practice. It seemed to me that the headline was slightly misleading. It stated boldly “Tenant farmers encouraged to notify the TFC of alleged code breaches” but of course landlords and tenants have duties under the codes and either party is entitled to complain ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | June 2022

The coming advent of quantum computing technologies will bring important changes to our society. In the medium term, computing calculation power will be multiplied to a level that exceeds our current understanding. This will allow for various new industrial developments and applications. This will also raise a vast number of sensitive legal issues. In this article, ALTIUS summarises what are the key takeaways that you should know about quantum computing ...

Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act On May 06, 2022, Republic Act (RA) No. 11765, or the Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act, was signed into law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022

Shoosmiths recently sponsored Cornwall Insight’s Financing Net Zero webinar on ‘Unlocking battery storage revenues’. Here we provide a summary of the key takeaways from the webinar. Battery storage is developing at pace as a critical element of global net zero ambitions. Strong wholesale volatility and record high ancillary service prices have supported revenues for storage across the past year, boosting the business case for the technology ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022

Lauren Bowkett is a Principal Associate in the Financial Crime Team at Shoosmiths.  Her expertise is in white collar crime and Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) related matters, with specific knowledge in the restraint and seizure of cryptoassets ...

DFDL | May 2022

DFDL Myanmar’s Tax Team wishes to remind you: The deadline to file your annual tax returns is on 30 June! The submission deadline applies to all annual tax returns, specifically for Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”), Commercial Tax (“CT”), and the Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) Salary Statement for the financial year that ended 31 March 2022 (“FY 2021-2022”) ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has again earned outstanding rankings in IFLR1000 Banking and Finance 2022, the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms. The firm was cited in the following categories: Banking, Tier 1Project Finance, Tier 1 IFLR1000 remains the only international legal market research brand focused on ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work ...

Kudun and Partners | May 2022

Following the launch of a real estate investment trust with buy-back condition (the “REIT buy-back”), which we extensively covered in our last article, “Overview of REITs with buy-back conditions: The new mechanisms to help real estate owners survive in the midst of Covid-19”, aiming to alleviate the woes that business operators, particularly the hospitality sector, have endured during the Covid-19 era, on May 10, 2022, according to information revealed by the Director of

Carey Olsen | May 2022

Familiarity Jersey company law is founded on the same underlying principles as English company law, and therefore Jersey companies are very familiar to people who are used to dealing with English companies On the flip-side, the additional flexibility that Jersey law permits makes it possible for a Jersey company to “look and feel” very similar to, for example, a Delaware company  Flexibility on acquisition and throughout investment holding period Maintenance of capital:

Bradley attorneys Heather Howell Wright, Elizabeth R. Brusa and Andrew Tuggle authored chapter 12 of A Practical Guide to Cyber Insurance for Businesses. This book is a practical guide for insurance brokers, underwriters, risk managers and businesses as each of these constituencies work with each other to choose the right cyber insurance product for commercial businesses ...

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Amendments have been made to the Patents Act 1983 (“PA1983”) and Patent Regulations 1986 (“PR1986”), via the Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 (“the Amending Act”) and Patents (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (“the Amending Regulations”). Both the Amending Act and the Amending Regulations came into effect on 18 March 2022 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022

The Professional Investor Fund (PIF) supports the Government’s goal as it targets professional investors. The UK Government and the Financial Conduct Authority have engaged with proposals regarding PIFs. In 2020 the UK government announced a review of the UK funds regime and published a call for input ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022

With those operating in the living sector now facing the risk of older assets becoming stranded – obsolete to funders and residents - Liz Sweeney and Liana Di Ciacca examine the journey to retrofitting stock and embracing ESG. The use of sustainability linked loans grew rapidly in the real estate finance market during 2021 ...

AELEX | May 2022

INTRODUCTION Since its advent in 2008, cryptocurrency has been widely accepted internationally, as a viable means of investment. This is notwithstanding its volatility, as the world appears to be highly interested in the sale and purchase of digital assets. For example, bitcoin currently has about 14million in circulation.[1]Save for its volatile nature, and the period where its price drops, investors in the cryptocurrency space are often guaranteed of juicy returns ...

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