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DFDL | August 2022

We would like to share with you the most recent updates regarding the draft Power Development Plan (“PDP”) VIII, a mechanism for wind, solar power projects in transition and future, and the police investigation into 62 wind power projects. PDP VIII UPDATE Following the report of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (“MOIT”) to the Prime Minister under official letter no ...

DFDL | July 2022

The Royal Government of Cambodia will continue its relief measures to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 and support the recovery of the country’s battered tourism sector, according to an official announcement on 15 July 2022 ...

DFDL | July 2022

In January 2022, Thailand’s Trade Competition Commission (“TCC”) issued three merger decisions that provide important guidance on the application of Thailand’s merger regime. Pursuant to Section 51 of the Trade Competition Act B.E ...

DFDL | July 2022

The Sub-Decree appointing the Cambodia Competition Commission was issued on 14 July 2022 and is effective as of that date ...

DFDL | July 2022

The Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority (“VCCA”) recently issued its Annual Report for 2021 (“Report”).  In this Client Alert, we outline the information provided by the VCCA on its activities related to the Law on Competition (2018) (“Law”) in 2021.   While not addressed in this Client Alert, the Report also outlines other activities of the VCCA during this period including in respect of consumer protection ...

DFDL | July 2022

We would like to share with you a Power and Energy-related update to PDP VIII as below: Per the Prime Minister’s instruction at Official Letter No. 182/LDCP dated 10 June 2022 on Power Development Plan (“PDP”) VIII, the Vice Prime Minister Le Van Thanh’s directives in June 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MOIT”) has just reported to the Prime Minister under its Official Letter No ...

DFDL | July 2022

Article by Anne Coulon, Regional Legal Adviser of DFDL, and Pisut Rakwong, Founder of Pisut and Partners. When a dispute arises and arbitration proceedings loom, parties often need to obtain emergency relief via an injunction or an interim measure. Thailand is a party to the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, and the country’s main arbitration law is the Thai Arbitration Act 2002 (“TAA”, amended in 2019) ...

DFDL | July 2022

The Department of Hydropower Implementation (“DHPI”) at the Ministry of Electric Power (“MoEP”), under the State Administration Council (“SAC”), has issued tenders inviting private investment for the implementation of hydropower projects in Myanmar. The details of these project are as follows:     SI. No ...

DFDL | July 2022

The Myanmar Food and Drug Board of Authority (“FDA“) under the State Administration Council (“SAC”) has issued a notification on labeling standards for pre-packaged foods, called “Labeling Order for Pre-packaged Foods” (“Order“). The Order was followed by two directives detailing the criteria for edibles that do not require a date of production and for a revised classification of edible products (“Directives“) ...

DFDL | July 2022

On 20 June 2022, the Personal Data Protection Committee (“PDPC”) enacted subordinate laws complementing the data protection obligations of Data Controllers and Data Processors pursuant to the Thai Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”). This article highlights the following notifications: Notification of the Personal Data Protection Committee Re: Criteria for Preparation and Maintenance of Records of Personal Data Processing Activities B.E ...

DFDL | June 2022

Pursuant to Directive No. 7/2022 issued by the Central Bank of Myanmar (“CBM“), relaxing the application of Notification 12/2022 (“De-dollarization Notification“), inter alia,  for the Myanmar Investment Commission (“MIC“) and Special Economic Zone companies, exporters and importers conducting activities under Myanmar-China and Myanmar-Thailand border trade, international organizations, INGOs, etc ...

DFDL | June 2022

DFDL would like to inform you that: On 21 and 23 June 2022, EVN/Electricity Power Trading Company (“EPTC”) issued respectively official letter no. 4024/EPTC-KDMD and official letter 4077/EPTC-KDMD (“EPTC’s Official Letter”) to project owners of power plants in Vietnam requesting projects owners to review and report on regulatory compliance of their relevant power plants ...

DFDL | June 2022

Pursuant to the enactment of the Myanmar Consumer Protection Law in 2019 (“Law“), the Ministry of Commerce (“Ministry“) under the State Administration Council (“SAC“) issued its implementing regulations by enforcing the Consumer Protection Rules (“CPR“). In this alert, DFDL draws attention to some of the salient features of the CPR ...

DFDL | June 2022

On March 31 of this year, Thailand submitted to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD“) its notification of ratification of the Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Convention or MLI) ...

DFDL | June 2022

The State Bank of Vietnam (“SBV”) released a draft Circular on 11 May 2022 strengthening conditions for non-government guaranteed foreign loans (the “Draft Circular”) which aims to replace Circular No. 12/2014/TT-NHNN (the “Current Circular”). In the Draft Circular, the SBV indicates its intention to tighten control over foreign loans to address the risks on currency fluctuation and the national debt limit ...

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 ...

DFDL | June 2022

The Government of Vietnam recently released a draft decree (“Draft Decree”) amending Decree 153/2020/ND-CP that was issued on 31 December 2020 on the trading of privately placed corporate bonds on the domestic market and selling corporate bonds on the international market (“Current Decree”). The Draft Decree was designed to facilitate a more transparent and effective corporate bond market ...

DFDL | June 2022

JOINT NOTIFICATION 0837 ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND THE MINISTRY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, dated 1 April 2022 On 1 April 2022, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issued Joint Notification 0837 setting out requirements for locally registered companies to use a level 2 national domain name “.com.kh” and e-mail address with level 2 national domain name “.com.kh” ...

DFDL | May 2022

On 24 May 2022, the Port Authority of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (“MOTC”) under the State Administration Council (“SAC”) of Myanmar issued an invitation for bids to be submitted to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a new international port terminal (“Project”) in Mawlamyine district of Mon State on the western coast of Myanmar’s southeastern peninsula ...

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”) ...

DFDL | May 2022

Article by Pisut Ratwong, Founder of Pisut and Partners, and Anne Coulon, Regional Legal Adviser of DFDL  An injunction is a Court order that enjoins a party either to perform a specific act, or to refrain from doing the same. ‘Interlocutory’, ‘Temporary’ or ‘Interim’ injunctions are used interchangeably. An injunction can serve as a guarantee that a debtor will return money or any liabilities to the applicant ...

DFDL | May 2022

The Ministry of Energy (“MOE”) under the State Administration Council (“SAC”) of Myanmar has issued two invitations for sealed bids to be submitted to function as: an operator and shareholder in the Yetagun Project (“Yetagun Project”) in the Moattama Offshore Area Blocks on a production-sharing contract basis (“PSC”); and a petroleum operator for the Htaukshabin-Kanni Oil Field (“HK Oil Field”) onshore oil fields on Improved

DFDL | May 2022

The year 2021 was marked by several changes in Myanmar. The change in government, along with the COVID-19 crisis, led to significant legislative developments that may have not yet been tracked by legal experts and industry players ...

DFDL | May 2022

On 17 February 2022, the Royal Government of Cambodia issued the Sub-Decree on the Organization and Functioning of the Cambodia Competition Commission (“CCC“) (No. 37 ANKR.BK) (“Sub-Decree“). The Sub-Decree provides the structure and function for the Cambodia Competition Commission, the regulatory authority designated under the Law on Competition ...

DFDL | May 2022

The State Administration Council (“SAC”) of Myanmar, by way of Order 33/2022, has reconstituted the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (“MOEE”) into two separate ministries: the Ministry of Electric Power (“MOEP”) and the Ministry of Energy (“MOE”) ...

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