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SINGAPORE: Further Changes to COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act Concerning Rental Relief, Collective Sales, Construction Contracts and Meetings

On 4 September 2020, the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Bill ("Bill") was passed in Parliament, setting out further proposed amendments. The Bill seeks to strengthen the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act by:

(a) Expanding the powers of rental relief assessors;

(b) Allowing applications for the extensions of deadlines for collective sales;

(c) Clarifying the interaction between Part 8 of the Act (which deals with contracts affected by delay in the performance or breach of a construction contract, supply contract or related contract) and other dispute resolution proceedings; and

(d) Enhancing the certainty of alternative meeting arrangements.

This Update highlights the key features of the Bill.

Singapore | General | 17 September 2020
SINGAPORE: COVID-19 Legal Response Package

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges to many businesses. In the face of a prolonged crisis, companies are forced to adjust to a ‘new normal’ in this era of uncertainty. To guide you through this period, we have specially put together a COVID-19 Response Package which aims to address the current legal issues that are confronting your business.

The COVID-19 Response Package includes business recovery checklists to help your business develop its response plan as you restart operations amid the uncertainties. It also highlights some COVID-19 related measures and responses put in place by the Government in the following areas and how we can assist you to navigate the changes:

  1. Banking & Finance
  2. Competition & Antitrust
  3. Consumer Protection
  4. Corporate Real Estate
  5. Debt Capital markets
  6. Financial Institutions
  7. Investment Funds
  8. Tax
  9. Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  10. Trade
  11. Workplace & Employment
Singapore | General | 28 July 2020
SINGAPORE: Rajah & Tann Regional Round-Up: Issue 1 - Q1 2020 (Special Edition on COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a deep impact across the globe, affecting all sectors of society. It has fundamentally changed the way we work, the way we live and the way we function.

As governments work to overcome the pandemic and its consequences, policies and measures have been implemented at a swift rate. In this quarterly issue of our Regional Round-Up, we present a special COVID-19 Edition to provide our clients with an overview of the control and support measures put in place in the South-East Asia region and in China. This issue also consolidates Rajah & Tann Asia’s key Client Updates to date on the legal and regulatory developments in response to the pandemic in the respective jurisdictions.

 

Singapore | General | 30 April 2020
INDONESIA: AHP Covid-19 Dispatch

As countries around the world work to tackle the spread of Covid-19, the threat of business interruption has become real, throwing arrangements into disarray, disrupting workforce, and upsetting the global economy.

In Indonesia, the government has begun issuing various countermeasures and relief for businesses and public alike. In this update, we provide a summary of legislation and government updates issued to navigate the Covid-19 outbreak, specifically with respect to the following areas:

i. Dispute Resolution: Jokowi Declares Covid-19 as a National Disaster: A Force Majeure Trigger?

ii. Technology, Media & Telecommunications: Highlighting Indonesia's E-Signature Framework in Times of Covid-19

Indonesia | General | 14 April 2020
INDONESIA: AHP Covid-19 Dispatch

As countries around the world work to tackle the spread of Covid-19, the threat of business interruption has become real, throwing arrangements into disarray, disrupting workforce, and upsetting the global economy.

In Indonesia, the government has begun issuing various countermeasures and relief for businesses and public alike. In this update, we provide a summary of legislation and government updates issued to navigate the Covid-19 outbreak, specifically on the following areas: 

  1. Dispute Resolution
  2. Capital Markets
  3. Competition
  4. Tax and Customs

 

Indonesia | General | 11 April 2020
INDONESIA: AHP Covid-19 Dispatch

As countries around the world work to tackle the spread of Covid-19, the threat of business interruption has become real, throwing arrangements into disarray, disrupting workforce, and upsetting the global economy.

In Indonesia, the government has begun issuing various countermeasures and relief for businesses and public alike. AHP Covid-19 Dispatch provides a summary of legislation and government updates issued to navigate the Covid-19 outbreak. In this Update, we review the circular letter from the Ministry of Land Affairs (Kementerian ATR-BPN) requiring certain land-related services to be done online, and its potential impact to the current condition of land filings.

Indonesia | General | 03 April 2020


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