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Committee to Study the Regulation of Fake News in Singapore
On 10 January 2018, the Singapore Parliament unanimously approved a motion for the appointment of a Select Committee to examine the issue of the deliberate perpetuation of online falsehoods and provide recommendations for measures to counter the spread of such falsehoods online. This Update describes the developments in the regulation of fake news in Singapore as well as our comments on the implications for businesses.
19 Jan 2018 | Singapore
Implementation of Tax on Salary Changes

On 15 January 2018, the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued an Instruction providing a summary and working examples of how the changes to the monthly tax on salary will be implemented.

18 Jan 2018 | Cambodia
Cybersecurity Bill Tabled in Parliament – Key Amendments Made to Earlier Draft Bill
On 8 January 2018, the Cybersecurity Bill (the "Bill") was introduced in the first Parliament sitting of 2018. The Bill takes into account the feedback received from a public consultation on the earlier draft Cybersecurity Bill ("Draft Bill"). This Update highlights the main changes between the Draft Bill and the Bill, and provides our preliminary comments on the same.
16 Jan 2018 | Singapore
China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Revised
On 4 November 2017, the 29th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress approved proposed revisions to China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law ("AUCL 2017"). This is the first revision made to the AUCL since it first became effective in 1993. The AUCL 2017 came into effect on 1 January 2018, and this Update sets out the key amendments and their implications on businesses.
16 Jan 2018 | Singapore
Competition Bites – South-East Asia & Beyond
Welcome to the latest edition of our competition law updates, which captures important developments in the last quarter of 2017. The last quarter has been marked by several international mergers that have been scrutinised by competition authorities in various jurisdictions, with Singapore becoming even more active. A number of mergers are being reviewed in Singapore, with some moved into a Phase 2. In Europe, eagerly awaited decisions in the internet and technology sector have been released. In particular, the European Court of Justice in its Coty decision has now confirmed that it may be permissible under certain circumstances for businesses to ban internet sales on third party platforms. The German Federal Cartel Office has also preliminarily indicated that Facebook's collection and processing of user data could amount to an abuse of dominance. This Update provides short and easy to read write-ups on these developments, as well as other important legal developments across a number of key jurisdictions in the last quarter.
15 Jan 2018 | Singapore
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Regional Update: A Recap from May 2017 to December 2017
Looking back on the year 2017, we are very excited to share with you the significant legal developments in the technology, media and telecommunications ("TMT") sector during the third and fourth quarters of 2017. This regional update aims to highlight the significant TMT-related legal developments in the ASEAN region, as well as in the key economies across the world.
15 Jan 2018 | Singapore
Regional Round-Up: Issue 4 – 2017
This covers key legal developments in Asia in the 4th quarter of 2017.
12 Jan 2018 | Singapore
SICC to Hear Applications under the International Arbitration Act
The Singapore Parliament on 9 January 2018 passed a bill that paves the way for the Singapore International Commercial Court to hear matters under the International Arbitration Act. This Update looks at the key aspects and implications of these changes.
10 Jan 2018 | Singapore
CCS Issues Record Fine Against Capacitor Manufacturers; Says Only Compliance Programme Pre-Existing Investigation Aids
On 5 January 2018, the Competition Commission of Singapore issued an Infringement Decision and ordered a fine of approximately S$19.5 million dollars against five aluminium electrolytic capacitor manufacturers for engaging in anti-competitive agreements in Singapore. The fines are the largest thus far in an infringement decision that has been issued. The fines apart, the decision notably stresses the importance of a compliance programme and ensuring that this must have been in existence prior to the start of the investigation. Competition law in Singapore has definitely matured and businesses must ensure an understanding and compliance. This Update provides a summary of the decision and our further thoughts on the same.
09 Jan 2018 | Singapore