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Supreme Court and Ministry of Foreign Affairs sign MoU Giving Additional Guidance on Judicial Assistance in Overseas Civil Matters

On 20 February 2018, the Supreme Court of Indonesia along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed Memorandum of Understanding No. PRJ/HI/102/02/2018/01, No. 01/NK/MA/2/2018 (the "MoU") which renews the prior existing MoU concerning Judicial Assistance in Civil Matters dated 19 February 2013. The renewal of such MoU is important due to the increasing number of requests from Indonesian courts to send court documents in civil matters (i.e, court summons, notice of decision) to foreign courts and vice versa.

25 Apr 2018 | Indonesia
PDPC Issues Advisory Guidelines on In-Vehicle Recordings by Transport Services for Hire
On 9 April 2018, the Personal Data Protection Commission issued advisory guidelines on in-vehicle recordings by transport services for hire ("Advisory Guidelines"). Developed in consultation with the Land Transport Authority, the Advisory Guidelines were issued to provide guidance on ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 when in-vehicle recording devices ("IVRDs"), such as inward-facing cameras and audio recorders are used. This update summarises the Advisory Guidelines.
13 Apr 2018 | Singapore
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Regional Update: A Recap from January 2018 to March 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly regional Technology, Media and Telecommunications update. The first quarter of 2018 has been a busy one, and we are excited to provide you short and easy-to-read write-ups on the latest developments in the ASEAN region.
13 Apr 2018 | Singapore
Singapore Exchange to Allow Dual Class Share Structures; Proposes Safeguards
Having received broad support for dual class share ("DCS") structures following a February 2017 public consultation on a possible listing framework for DCS structures, the Singapore Exchange ("SGX") will allow the listing of companies with DCS structures. Issuers who wish to list with a DCS structure must meet the Mainboard listing criteria under Chapter 2 of the SGX-ST Mainboard Rules, and other additional requirements under the proposed DCS listing framework ("Framework").

On 28 March 2018, SGX issued its response to feedback received on the February 2017 consultation, and at the same time, commenced its second consultation in respect of the Framework. This consultation sets out proposed amendments to the Mainboard Rules to codify the Framework, and details of proposed safeguards.
11 Apr 2018 | Singapore
CIPAA As At April 2018 - What is Conditional Payment Clause and When is it Void? Is CIPAA Prospective or Retrospective? Or A Hybrid?

The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPAA”) came into force on 15 April 2014. CIPAA has brought in significant changes to the laws relating to the construction industry. However, like other newly introduced legislation, CIPAA too has faced teething issues and other issues since it came into force.

This update will discuss the operative effect of CIPAA and the position of conditional payment clause in light of recent developments.

11 Apr 2018 | Malaysia