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This law will enter into force on January 2 2017http://www.iflr.com/Article/3569312/Panama-Bankruptcy-reforms.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTPhilippines: Renewable energy projectsDespite mounting international support for renewable energy projects, the national legal regime poses challenges to foreign investors seeking a higher equity stake in such projects and greater certainty in their offtake arrangementshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3569314/Philippines-Renewable-energy-projects.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTHonduras: AML legislationIn April 2015 Honduras gained two new legal instruments to combat money-launderinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3569307/Honduras-AML-legislation.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTIndonesia: E-commerce investmentIn late May this year, Indonesia issued an updated list of business activities that are subject to foreign investment restrictionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3569308/Indonesia-E-commerce-investment.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTIreland: Company law changes requiredIreland updated its company law on June 1 2015.http://www.iflr.com/Article/3569309/Ireland-Company-law-changes-required.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTJapan: Introducing TLAC frameworkOn April 15 2016, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) published an explanatory document setting out the FSA’s approach to introducing the TLAC framework in Japanhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3569310/Japan-Introducing-TLAC-framework.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTBrazil: New Infra Investment stanceSince becoming the acting President of Brazil, the Vice-President has set out two main goals as the pillars of his governmenthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3569301/Brazil-New-Infra-Investment-stance.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTColombia: Close-out nettingThe importance of close-out netting for cross-border over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets cannot be overemphasisedhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3569304/Colombia-Close-out-netting.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 09:45:00 GMTCyprus: New 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Circular 03/2016/TT-NHNN, which provides guidance to enterprises on foreign exchange management for borrowing and repaying foreign loans (Circular 03)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3556471/Vietnam-New-forex-regulations.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTQatar: Charging interestA common concern among lenders is whether Qatari law allows the payment of interest on loanshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556456/Qatar-Charging-interest.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Copyright protectionIn this digital age, all businesses must make decisions about purchasing suitable, functional software, whether immediately on incorporation or later after they are up and runninghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556458/Slovak-Republic-Copyright-protection.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTSpain: Potential government disbursementsFrom 2012 until 2014, the Spanish Ministry of the Economy set out a plan to pay suppliers any unsettled invoices from the municipalities and the regionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556460/Spain-Potential-government-disbursements.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTMacau: Proxy betting banMacau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance has announced the end of proxy betting in Macau casinos, effective from May 9 2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3556452/Macau-Proxy-betting-ban.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTNicaragua: New payment systemThe Central Bank of Nicaragua, in its capacity as the regulator of the country’s payment systems, has authorised the first automated clearing house manager in Nicaraguahttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556453/Nicaragua-New-payment-system.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTPhilippines: Employees in corporate reorganisationsCorporate reorganisations can be classified into two main types: share transfer transactions and asset transfer transactionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556454/Philippines-Employees-in-corporate-reorganisations.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTIndonesia: Draft mining billA draft bill on minerals and coal mining is currently being circulated for discussion in the House of Representative of Indonesiahttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556442/Indonesia-Draft-mining-bill.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTIreland: Debt forgivenessThe Minister for Finance in Ireland recently announced that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has written off some €1.5 billion (approximately $1.7 billion) of debts owed by 80 debtorshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556443/Ireland-Debt-forgiveness.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTJapan: Dealing with scandalsOn February 24 2016, the Japan Exchange Regulation (JPX-R) established the Principles for Dealing with Scandals at Listed Companies (the Principles)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3556447/Japan-Dealing-with-scandals.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTBrazil: Group insolvency trendsThe current economic downturn has caused many Brazilian companies to file for judicial reorganisation in local courts (a procedure similar to Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3556430/Brazil-Group-insolvency-trends.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTColombia: New investment opportunitiesUnder Colombian regulations, pension fund administrators (PFAs) are subject to a strict investment regime, in order to protect the savings of pensioners and affiliated employeeshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556433/Colombia-New-investment-opportunities.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTCyprus: Transposing the BRRDCyprus has now enacted all the new laws required to align its legislative framework with the 2014 EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and the 2014 Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directivehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3556437/Cyprus-Transposing-the-BRRD.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Cross-border secondment regulationsOn June 18 2016, a new law will come into force in Slovakia concerning the cross-border secondment of employees for the provision of serviceshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547570/Slovak-Republic-Cross-border-secondment-regulations.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Resolution staysA key element of restructuring banks in connection with resolution and recovery planning is the ability to protect financial institutions from an acceleration and termination of ongoing contracts upon the commencement of formal proceedingshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3550922/Switzerland-Resolution-stays.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTTurkey: Supplier financeSupplier finance is a global finance method that is an integral part of the services offered by Turkish financial institutionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547593/Turkey-Supplier-finance.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTVietnam: Foreign-invested distribution companiesIn December 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) released official letter 12933/BCT-KH concerning the distribution activities of foreign-invested companies in Vietnamhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547595/Vietnam-Foreign-invested-distribution-companies.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTMacau: New asset freezing regimeOn March 21 2016, the Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau SAR) Legislative Assembly unanimously approved the first reading of a Bill that proposes the establishment of a counter-terrorist asset freezing regime, as part of the fight against terrorism and the widespread use of weapons of mass destructionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547561/Macau-New-asset-freezing-regime.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTPanama: Aviation industry growthPanama is enviably located at the heart of the Americas, and has enjoyed sustained growth over the last decadehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547562/Panama-Aviation-industry-growth.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTPhilippines: PPPs and the election banAs a result of the election ban under the Philippine Omnibus Election Code, prospective private partners (both local and foreign) have been cautious in participating in public biddings for public-private partnership (PPP) projects scheduled to be held within the 45-day period preceding the May 9 2016 elections (the election ban period)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3547566/Philippines-PPPs-and-the-election-ban.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTQatar: Shareholding restrictionsQatar Central Bank (QCB) recently issued a Board Resolution (the Resolution) restricting the ownership of shares in listed financial institutionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547568/Qatar-Shareholding-restrictions.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTEl Salvador: Financial inclusion lawBy the beginning of 2011, significant innovations in financial and technological products were happening in El Salvadorhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547551/El-Salvador-Financial-inclusion-law.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTIndonesia: Foreigners’ property rightsLate last year, President Joko Widodo’s administration issued a government regulation clarifying the rights of foreigners to own properties in Indonesiahttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547553/Indonesia-Foreigners-property-rights.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTIreland: Market abuse rulesThe 2014 EU Regulation on Market Abuse (MAR) and the 2014 EU Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse (CSMAD) will come into force in EU member states, including Ireland, on July 3 2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3547555/Ireland-Market-abuse-rules.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTJapan: Regulating virtual currenciesOn March 4 2016, Japan’s government submitted to the Diet (the national legislature) a Bill to regulate virtual currencies such as Bitcoinhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547559/Japan-Regulating-virtual-currencies.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTBrazil: Promoting investmentsThe Brazilian government has been promoting several measures to remove investment barriers and develop the country’s business environmenthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547542/Brazil-Promoting-investments.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTColombia: Combatting corruptionIn recent years, the world has seen how numerous jurisdictions have amended their legal regimes to include harsher penalties against companies involved in briberyhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547544/Colombia-Combatting-corruption.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTCyprus: CySEC 2015 reviewOn March 9 2016, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) published its review of market developments and work carried out in 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3547547/Cyprus-CySEC-2015-review.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTEgypt: Legislative steps forwardEgypt has suffered major turmoil over the past five years, but has at least fared better than some of its neighbourshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3547548/Egypt-Legislative-steps-forward.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 GMTMyanmar: Regulating financial institutionsMyanmar’s new Financial Institutions Law (FIL) came into force on January 25 2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3539357/Myanmar-Regulating-financial-institutions.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTNigeria: Administering government accountsThe establishment of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy by President Muhammadu Buhari is a particular revolution in public finance administration as well as commercial bankinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539363/Nigeria-Administering-government-accounts.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTPhilippines: New foreign investment rulesPresident Aquino recently issued the Tenth Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3539365/Philippines-New-foreign-investment-rules.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTQatar: Understanding guaranteesLike most jurisdictions in the Middle East and North Africa, Qatar has adopted the civil law systemhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539367/Qatar-Understanding-guarantees.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Variable capital investment fundsEffective from March 18 2016, Slovakia introduced a new type of collective investment scheme, known as a variable capital investment fundhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539368/Slovak-Republic-Variable-capital-investment-funds.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTSwitzerland: Intra-group interest ratesIn a recently published (final) decision of December 2015, the administrative court of the Canton of Zurich decided on the arm’s length interest rate on up-stream loans granted to a parent company in a cash-pooling systemhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539369/Switzerland-Intra-groupinterest-rates.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTTurkey: Supervising SibsIn the wake of the global financial crisis, the Basel Committee released a set of principles applicable to so-called global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) and domestic systemically important banks (D-Sibs)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3539370/Turkey-Supervising-Sibs.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTVietnam: Foreign investment in servicesTransport services, including logistics services, have been opened by Vietnam under its 2007 Specific Commitments in Services to the World Trade Organisations (WTO commitments)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3539373/Vietnam-Foreigninvestmentin-services.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTGuatemala: New credit card regulationsSince the early 1970s, credit card transactions in Guatemala have been regulated by one article in the Commerce Codehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539598/Guatemala-New-credit-card-regulations.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTIndonesia: Affordable housing billIndonesia’s House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat) has passed a bill establishing a saving programme to assist low to medium income workers in obtaining affordable housinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539345/Indonesia-Affordable-housing-bill.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTIreland: SPV compliance statementsSection 225 of the Irish Companies Act 2014 (the Act) introduces a new requirement to include a directors’ compliance statement (DCS) in the directors’ report that accompanies a company’s annual financial statementshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539346/Ireland-SPV-compliance-statements.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTJapan: Clarifying insider trading rulesJapan introduced insider trading regulations for listed securities in 1988http://www.iflr.com/Article/3539350/Japan-Clarifying-insider-trading-rules.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTMacau: New RMB clearing hubOn March 7 2016, as China’s 2016 plenary sessions of the National People’s Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference were underway, the Monetary Authority of Macau (Autoridade Monetária e Cambial de Macau, or AMCM) communicated in a press release that, after 15 months of preparation, the Macau Renminbi Real Time Gross Settlements (RMB RTGS) System has officially been put into actionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539354/Macau-New-RMB-clearing-hub.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTBrazil: Anti-corruption leniency agreementsBrazil’s 2013 Anti-corruption Law created the possibility of entering into leniency agreements in administrative proceedings that investigate unlawful acts against the public administration, whether Brazilian or foreignhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539336/Brazil-Anti-corruption-leniency-agreements.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTColombia: Market disclosure precedentOn February 25 2015, the Colombian highest administrative court (Consejo de Estado, the Court) decided the matter of Luis Fernando Vergara Munarriz v. the Colombian Superintendence of Finance (SFC)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3539339/Colombia-Market-disclosure-precedent.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTCyprus: New deposit guarantee schemeOn February 11 2016 Cyprus enacted the first of three new laws to align its legislative framework with the 2014 EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directivehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539340/Cyprus-New-depositguarantee-scheme.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTEgypt: The Arab Investment CourtDespite a common misconception, the Unified Agreement for the Investment of Arab Capital in the Arab States (the Arab Investment Agreement) still applies with regard to investment guarantees and protections in the regionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3539342/Egypt-The-Arab-Investment-Court.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTSpain: Restructuring challengesReforms made to the Insolvency Act over recent years have brought about significant changes to debt restructuring procedures in Spainhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531254/Spain-Restructuring-challenges.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Reporting beneficial ownershipOn July 1 2015, a new Swiss law entered into force, which implements the recommendations of the international Groupe d’action financière (GAFI) aimed at preventing money laundering and tax evasionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531257/Switzerland-Reporting-beneficial-ownership.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTTurkey: New OTC regulationsIn line with the global development in the over-the-counter (OTC) market, the Capital Markets Board of Turkey (CMB) has introduced more regulations covering OTC derivativeshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531260/Turkey-New-OTC-regulations.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTVietnam: Foreign bank guaranteesThe new Law on Real Estate Business (LOREB) stipulates that before selling or hire-purchasing houses to be built in the future, investors in real estate projects (investors) must have their financial obligations for clients guaranteed by eligible commercial banks when the investors fail to hand over houses according to the schedule committed to clientshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531261/Vietnam-Foreign-bank-guarantees.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTNigeria: Clarifying tax lawsWhile adjudicating a dispute between an international oil company and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Nigerian Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) recently held that where there is a conflict between an agreement and statute, the provisions of the statute prevailhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531245/Nigeria-Clarifying-tax-laws.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTPhilippines: New securities regulationsOn November 9 2015, the 2015 Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Securities Regulation Code (the 2015 SRC Rules) took effecthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531247/Philippines-New-securities-regulations.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTQatar: Capital gains tax issuesThere have been some recent developments in Qatar in relation to the interpretation and practical application of taxation of capital gainshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531249/Qatar-Capital-gains-tax-issues.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Ensuring contractor performanceA practice has recently been implemented in the Slovak construction market designed to ensure that subcontractors, considered to be the weaker party, get paid for their workhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531253/Slovak-Republic-Ensuring-contractor-performance.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTIndonesia: New venture capital rulesIn late December 2015, Indonesia’s capital market regulator (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or OJK) issued several new regulations affecting the venture capital industry in Indonesiahttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531234/Indonesia-New-venture-capital-rules.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTIreland: Bank crisis reportOn January 27 2016 a committee established by the Irish parliament delivered its report on the banking crisis in Ireland (the Report)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3531237/Ireland-Bank-crisis-report.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTJapan: Protecting personal informationOn January 1 2016, the Act on the Use of Numbers to Identify a Specific Individual in the Administrative Procedure (the so-called My Number Act) came into full forcehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531241/Japan-Protecting-personal-information.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTMacau: New budgetary frameworkThe new law on the budgetary framework was presented before the Legislative Assembly of Macau (the Assembleia Legislativa, or the AL) on January 29 2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3531243/Macau-New-budgetary-framework.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTBrazil: Recent banking soft-lawThe Superior Court of Justice in Brazil (STJ), the highest court on non-constitutional matters, published 17 summaries of decisions on banking matters on December 30 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3531224/Brazil-Recent-banking-soft-law.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTColombia: Project finance challengesColombia’s fourth generation of toll-road projects, which the government initially launched in 2013, has started to materialise over the past two yearshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531226/Colombia-Project-finance-challenges.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTCyprus: OECD implementationIn December 2015 the Cyprus Ministry of Finance issued a Decree implementing the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (the OECD) Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (MCAA)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3531227/Cyprus-OECD-implementation.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTEgypt: Employee/employer rightsEgypt is de facto a socialist country. Despite the removal of references to the terms ‘socialism’ and ‘socialist’ from the 1971 constitution in its 2007 amendments and the absence of these terms in the current 2014 constitution, the laws still adopt the concepthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3531231/Egypt-Employeeemployer-rights.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMTQatar: Insurers and arbitration clausesMany insurance policies contain clauses that require disputes to be resolved by arbitration, rather than through the courtshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523543/Qatar-Insurers-and-arbitration-clauses.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Bills of exchangehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523549/Slovak-Republic-Bills-of-exchange.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTSwitzerland: Intra-group financinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523550/Switzerland-Intra-group-financing.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTTurkey: Implementing Basel IIIhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523551/Turkey-Implementing-Basel-III.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTVietnam: Simplifying foreign investmenthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523552/Vietnam-Simplifying-foreign-investment.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTMalaysia: Notice by emailhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523529/Malaysia-Notice-by-email.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTMyanmar: New arbitration lawhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523532/Myanmar-New-arbitration-law.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTNigeria: Oil bill restructuredhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523534/Nigeria-Oil-bill-restructured.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTPhilippines: Conversion of agricultural landhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523538/Philippines-Conversion-of-agricultural-land.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTIndonesia: Documentation in forex dealshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523517/Indonesia-Documentation-in-forex-deals.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTIreland: Banking and finance updatehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523519/Ireland-Banking-and-finance-update.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTJapan: Electricity market reformshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523523/Japan-Electricity-market-reforms.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTMacau: Reforming lease agreementshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523526/Macau-Reforming-lease-agreements.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTBrazil: Boosting infra investmenthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523507/Brazil-Boosting-infra-investment.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTColombia: Internationalising capital marketshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523510/Colombia-Internationalising-capital-markets.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTCosta Rica: Financial reform in 2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3523512/Costa-Rica-Financial-reform-in-2016.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTCyprus: Introducing LLPshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523514/Cyprus-Introducing-LLPs.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTEgypt: Reforming secured transactionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3523515/Egypt-Reforming-secured-transactions.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMTPhilippines: Foreign in personam summonseshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513645/Philippines-Foreign-in-personam-summonses.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTQatar: Disputes and facility agreementshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513646/Qatar-Disputes-and-facility-agreements.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Procurement and beneficial ownershttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513647/Slovak-Republic-Procurement-and-beneficial-owners.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTSpain: Pledges over future creditshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513648/Spain-Pledges-over-future-credits.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Tax cancellation transition periodhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513649/Switzerland-Tax-cancellation-transition-period.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTTurkey: New sukuk regulationhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513650/Turkey-New-sukuk-regulation.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTVietnam: Commercial brokerage serviceshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513651/Vietnam-Commercial-brokerage-services.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTJapan: Medical product regulatory regimehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513638/Japan-Medical-product-regulatory-regime.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTMacau: Policy plans for 2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3513639/Macau-Policy-plans-for-2016.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Loans to associate companieshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513640/Malaysia-Loans-to-associate-companies.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTNicaragua: Real estate management fundhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513642/Nicaragua-Real-estate-management-fund.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTNigeria: Repositioning through Islamic financehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513643/Nigeria-Repositioning-through-Islamic-finance.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTBrazil: New financial inclusion ruleshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513627/Brazil-New-financial-inclusion-rules.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTColombia: Representative officeshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513628/Colombia-Representative-offices.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTCyprus: New CySEC authorisation procedurehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513629/Cyprus-New-CySEC-authorisation-procedure.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTEgypt: Electricity law reformshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513633/Egypt-Electricity-law-reforms.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTIndonesia: New simplified import procedureshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513634/Indonesia-New-simplified-import-procedures.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTIreland: Contractual penalties rulinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513637/Ireland-Contractual-penalties-ruling.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTPeru: A merger’s effective datehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3513644/Peru-A-mergers-effective-date.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 13:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: New civil procedure codesIn May, the Slovak parliament adopted reforms to civil procedurehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502255/Slovak-Republic-New-civil-procedure-codes.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTSpain: Avoid liquidation through PPLsAs from January 1 2015, the additional provision of Royal Decree-Law 10/2008 ceased to be in forcehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502256/Spain-Avoid-liquidation-through-PPLs.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Finma’s supervisory privilege limitedIn a landmark ruling on August 28 2015, the Swiss Supreme Court held that the Swiss Financial Markets Authority (Finma) did not have sufficient statutory authority to prevent a bank from disclosing the content of an order, without its prior consenthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502257/Switzerland-Finmas-supervisory-privilege-limited.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTTurkey: Factoring law principlesThe Law on Financial Leasing, Factoring and Financing Companies no 6361 (Law), which entered into force on December 13 2012, regulates the establishment and working principles of financial leasing, factoring and financing companieshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502262/Turkey-Factoring-law-principles.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTUS: US dividend equivalent regulationsOn September 17 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final and temporary regulations under section 871(m) of the US Internal Revenue Codehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502263/US-US-dividend-equivalent-regulations.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTVietnam: New regulations for debt purchaseIn light of a potential crisis of non-performing loans (NPL) in Vietnam, and having regard to experiences in the disposal of NPLs in some foreign countries, the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) was established in 2013 by the government as part of an attempt to reform the environment in which NPLs existhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502264/Vietnam-New-regulations-for-debt-purchase.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTMacau: Legal services paradigmRegional providers of legal services have to keep pace with a growing number of domestic and international clients in an increasingly globalised worldhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502230/Macau-Legal-services-paradigm.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Sukuk issuer payment obligationsSukuk is no longer a new concept in financial marketshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502241/Malaysia-Sukuk-issuer-payment-obligations.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTNigeria: OTC marketThe market for trading securities of unlisted public companies in Nigeria has witnessed a string of recent developmentshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502243/Nigeria-OTC-market.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTPanama: New Free Trade AgreementOn April 3 2014, Mexico and Panama signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which came into force on July 1 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3502246/Panama-New-Free-Trade-Agreement.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTPhilippines: Foreign reinsurers and brokersA non-Philippine resident foreign reinsurer has to meet the paid-up capital requirement applicable to its Philippine counterparts in order for it to have a resident agent licensed by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines (IC)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3502252/Philippines-Foreign-reinsurers-and-brokers.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTQatar: Flexibility in rights issuesAs from March 2014, for the first time, the selling and trading of rights issues was explicitly permitted under the rules of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), the body regulating the listing and trading of rights issues of Qatari public joint stock companies on the Qatar Exchangehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502253/Qatar-Flexibility-in-rights-issues.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTBrazil: New share buyback rulesOn September 17 2015, the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission (CVM) enacted a regulation (CVM instruction number 567) setting out a new regulatory framework applicable to share repurchase transactionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502215/Brazil-New-share-buyback-rules.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTColombia: OTC Derivatives RegulationsOn August 6 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority adopted a set of draft regulatory technical standards (DRTS) (not yet in force) implementing the clearing obligation of OTC derivatives products under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3502219/Colombia-OTC-Derivatives-Regulations.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTCyprus: Bank performance indicator targetsIn order to encourage the restructuring of non-performing debt and to reduce the risk of other loans falling into non-performing status, the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) has set targets for four key performance indicatorshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502220/Cyprus-Bank-performance-indicator-targets.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTEgypt: Investment contract dispute committeeThe Egyptian government is making serious continuing efforts to remove any obstacles facing investors and to resolve any issues they may face in their investmentshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502223/Egypt-Investment-contract-dispute-committee.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTIndonesia: New downstream gas aggregatorIndonesia is drafting a new presidential regulation on the management of downstream gas businesshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502225/Indonesia-New-downstream-gas-aggregator.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTJapan: Protection of trade secretsTrade secrets, including technology and know-how, possessed by Japanese companies have contributed to the development of Japanese industryhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3502228/Japan-Protection-of-trade-secrets.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTQatar: Basel III regulatory reformIn response to the financial crisis leading to the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a comprehensive set of reform measureshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491252/Qatar-Basel-III-regulatory-reform.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Strengthening creditor rightsOn April 23 2015, the National Council of the Slovak Republic passed amendments to the Commercial Code and some other acts, including the Act on Bankruptcy and Restructuringhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491253/Slovak-Republic-Strengthening-creditor-rights.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTSpain: Financing non-traditional lendersDirect lending and alternative finance has become a booming phenomenon in Spainhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491255/Spain-Financing-non-traditional-lenders.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Preparing to regulate derivativesThe Swiss parliament passed into law the Federal Act on Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIA) on June 19 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3491257/Switzerland-Preparing-to-regulate-derivatives.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTThailand: New Business Security ActThe draft Business Security Act (BSA) passed its third reading by the National Legislative Assembly on August 7 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3491260/Thailand-New-Business-Security-Act.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTTurkey: Financial assistance prohibitionFinancial assistance prohibition was introduced by article 380 of the Turkish Commercial Code dated June 1 2012 (TCC)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3491261/Turkey-Financial-assistance-prohibition.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTJapan: New infrastructure fund marketOn April 30 2015, the Tokyo Stock Exchange established the Infrastructure Fund Markethttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491244/Japan-New-infrastructure-fund-market.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTMacau: Prevention of terrorist financingFollowing a recommendation of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) regarding cross-border regulatory cooperation, the Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) and the People’s Bank of China entered into the Memorandum of Understanding on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (MoU)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3491246/Macau-Prevention-of-terrorist-financing.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Liberalised capital maintenance regimeIn 2013, the Companies Commission of Malaysia published a draft of the new Companies Bill (Bill) for public consultation. Following this process, we understand that the Bill will soon become lawhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491248/Malaysia-Liberalised-capital-maintenance-regime.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria: Premium listing improves governanceThe Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) recently introduced its apex listing platform, the Premium Boardhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491249/Nigeria-Premium-listing-improves-governance.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Good news for investorsThe Contrato de Asociación en Participación (Joint Participation Agreement) is an ideal structure for an investor seeking to profit from a business without being involved in its managementhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491250/Peru-Good-news-for-investors.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTPhilippines: Mandatory tender offersThe Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently amended the rules implementing the Securities Regulation Code, including the rules on mandatory tender offers (MTOs)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3491251/Philippines-Mandatory-tender-offers.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTColombia: Well-known seasoned issuersThe Colombian Superintendence of Finance (SF) issued rules last July creating the category of well-known seasoned issuers or WKSIs (emisores conocidos y recurrentes) for the first time in Colombiahttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491234/Colombia-Well-known-seasoned-issuers.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTCyprus: Investment firm governanceThe Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has recently issued guidance on what it considers to be significant Cyprus investment firms (CIFs) for regulatory purposeshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491235/Cyprus-Investment-firm-governance.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTEgypt: Acquisition of listed companiesThe Egyptian Capital Market Law and its regulations (CML) has regulated the acquisition of listed stock and gaining control over listed entitieshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491238/Egypt-Acquisition-of-listed-companies.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHonduras: Electronic signaturesThe Financial System Law that came in force in 2004 allowed banks of the Honduran banking system to ‘offer and provide any financial service via electronic means’http://www.iflr.com/Article/3491239/Honduras-Electronic-signatures.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia: Land rights developmentsThe House of Representative of Indonesia is discussing draft legislation on land to replace Law 5 of 1960http://www.iflr.com/Article/3491241/Indonesia-Land-rights-developments.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTIreland: The role of regulationIreland is steadily coming out of recessionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3491243/Ireland-The-role-of-regulation.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTQatar: Commercial Companies Law changesThe Commercial Companies Law 11 of 2015 (New Companies Law) received Emiri assent on June 16 2015 and will replace Law 5 of 2002 (Old Companies Law) 30 days after its publication in the official gazettehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482344/Qatar-Commercial-Companies-Law-changes.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Copyright in the digital ageThe most extensive amendment to the Copyright Act, adopted due to the ever-expanding use of information technologies, is to enter into force in January 2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3482345/Slovak-Republic-Copyright-in-the-digital-age.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: FIA’s wide-reaching reformsA major reform of the overall Swiss financial markets regulation is underway. As part of the changes, the draft bill of the new Financial Institutions Act (FIA) will affect licensing of institutions active in investment managementhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482347/Switzerland-FIAs-wide-reaching-reforms.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTThailand: Strategic plan for PPPsIn April 2013, the Act Governing Private Sector Participation in the Operation of State Activities (2013) was publishedhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482349/Thailand-Strategic-plan-for-PPPs.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTTurkey: Information exchange under FatcaThe Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) was enacted by the United States Congress in March 2010http://www.iflr.com/Article/3482356/Turkey-Information-exchange-under-Fatca.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTVietnam: Opening up to foreign companiesIn 2007, Vietnam pledged to the WTO (World Trade Organization) to gradually allow companies from other WTO member countries to open their branches in Vietnamhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482358/Vietnam-Opening-up-to-foreign-companies.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTMacau: Diversifying external tradeThe Legislative Assembly of Macau is analysing the proposal to amend the External Trade Law (Law 7/2003 of June 23 2015)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3482336/Macau-Diversifying-external-trade.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Updating the takeovers codeIn July 2015, the Capital Market and Services (Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed to amend the Capital Market and Services Act 2007 (CMSA)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3482337/Malaysia-Updating-the-takeovers-code.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria: Foreign currency controlsRecent Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) interventions in the Nigerian forex market have led to criticisms of the apex bank's actionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482338/Nigeria-Foreign-currency-controls.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTPanama: Mobile number portabilityMobile number portability is the voluntary process by which a client switches to another mobile service provider, often for a service more suited to their needs, while retaining their existing mobile phone numberhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482339/Panama-Mobile-number-portability.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Subordination agreements in insolvencySubordination agreements are frequently used in financing operations as a way to allow the debtor to obtain a subordinated financing from a junior creditor (usually a related party) without deteriorating the senior creditors' positionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482341/Peru-Subordination-agreements-in-insolvency.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTPhilippines: Competition law enactedThe Philippines recently enacted Republic Act 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act (Act), which defines, prohibits and penalises anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482343/Philippines-Competition-law-enacted.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTColombia: Market access reformsA Resolution was passed last July in an effort to transform market access for local and foreign companies willing to list their securities on the Colombian Stock Exchange and the Securities Trading System for Foreign Securitieshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482328/Colombia-Market-access-reforms.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTCyprus: A fairer tax regimeThe Cyprus government recently announced a number of tax incentives aimed at encouraging economic activity and attracting inward direct investmenthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482329/Cyprus-A-fairer-tax-regime.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTEgypt: Back on the investment map?The new legislative reforms in Egypt are taking place against a backdrop of debate over the Investment Law, that took place in conjunction with the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) held in Sharm El Sheikh last Marchhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482330/Egypt-Back-on-the-investment-map.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTGuatemala: Financial stability amid electionsGuatemalans are just a few weeks away from heading to the polls to participate in the country's general elections (presidential, congress and municipal)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3482331/Guatemala-Financial-stability-amid-elections.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia: Foreign manpower regulationsOn June 29 2015, the Minister of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia issued a new regulation on the procedures of employing foreign manpowerhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482333/Indonesia-Foreign-manpower-regulations.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTIreland: New licence regimeOn July 8 2015, the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing) Act 2015 was enacted into Irish lawhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3482334/Ireland-New-licence-regime.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTJapan: The future of turnaroundsIn Japan, out-of-court methods are available for restructuring debts owed by corporate debtors, a procedure referred to as alternative dispute resolution turnaround (ADRT)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3482335/Japan-The-future-of-turnarounds.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTSpain: Swap agreement case lawThe Spanish Supreme Court rulings of January 8 and January 9 2013 put the discussion on the classification of claims arising from swap agreements to sleep for a whilehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469481/Spain-Swap-agreement-case-law.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: New reporting obligationsThe Swiss parliament passed into law last December the Act on the implementation of the Financial Action Task Force's Recommendations (FATF Implementation Act)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3469482/Switzerland-New-reporting-obligations.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTTurkey: Understanding standard T&CsThe provisions of template agreements drafted by one party for use in multiple transactions are known as standard terms and conditionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469486/Turkey-Understanding-standard-T-Cs.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS: Negative interest rate consequencesOver the last few months, the financial press has been filled with reports of negative interest rateshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469487/US-Negative-interest-rate-consequences.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTVietnam: Changes to prudential ratios The State of Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued Circular 36/2014/TT-NHNN (Circular 36) regulating prudential ratios and limits in banking operations, effective from February 1 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3469489/Vietnam-Changes-to-prudential-ratios.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTColombia: Promoting infrastructure financeColombia's government continues to foster infrastructure development by reforming the investment regime of pension funds and insurance companieshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469437/Colombia-Promoting-infrastructure-finance.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTCosta Rica: Diversifying the insurance marketIn July 2008, the Insurance Market Regulation Law (LRMS) broke the monopoly that existed in Costa Rica for more than 80 years, which allowed only one state company to carry out the country´s insurance operationshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469460/Costa-Rica-Diversifying-the-insurance-market.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTCyprus: Standards for insolvency specialistsThe Insolvency Practitioners Law, 64(I) of 2015 was published in the official gazette on May 7 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3469463/Cyprus-Standards-for-insolvency-specialists.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTEgypt: Post-revolution FDI initiativesEgypt has become a magnet to foreign investment. It boasts numerous advantages: a strategic location; low labour costs; and moderate weather and tourismhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469464/Egypt-Post-revolution-FDI-initiatives.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia: New freight forwarding rulesOn April 16 2015, the Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia issued Regulation 74 to replace Regulation 10 of the 1988 on freight forwarding businesshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469471/Indonesia-New-freight-forwarding-rules.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTJapan: Corporate Governance CodeOn June 1 2015, the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) adopted the Japanese Corporate Governance Codehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469472/Japan-Corporate-Governance-Code.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Promoting arbitrationThe Malaysian Courts have recently delivered a number of decisions which take a non-interventionist approach in dealing with arbitration agreements and arbitration decisionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469473/Malaysia-Promoting-arbitration.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTPanama: Game changer for real estateThe World Bank has projected a 6.1% GDP growth for Panama during 2015, placing the strategically-located Central American Republic ahead of major regional economies such as Brazil, Mexico, and Chilehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469474/Panama-Game-changer-for-real-estate.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Is merger control the future?A couple of months ago, the debate on the control of mergers and acquisitions sparked into life againhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469475/Peru-Is-merger-control-the-future.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTPhilippines: Foreign investment negative listThe Philippine Foreign Investments Act provides for the formulation of a regular foreign investment negative list (FINL) covering investment areas or activities that are open to non-Philippine investorshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469478/Philippines-Foreign-investment-negative-list.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTQatar: Directors’ duties in an LLCLaw 5 of 2002 as amended (Companies Law) sets out the statutory duties and liabilities of a manager (equivalent to the term director in other jurisdictions) in a limited liability company (LLC)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3469479/Qatar-Directors-duties-in-an-LLC.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Stricter controls over wasteThe new act on waste, which will enter into force on January 1 2016, introduces changes that will primarily affect manufacturing and manufacturers as producers of wastehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3469480/Slovak-Republic-Stricter-controls-over-waste.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTPhilippines: Electronic tax return controlsThe Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) recently required the mandatory use of electronic tax return forms by the non-electronic Filing and Payment Systemhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455885/Philippines-Electronic-tax-return-controls.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTQatar: Wage payment protectionOn February 18 2015, Qatar issued Law 1 of 2015, amending certain provisions of the Labour Law 14 of 2004http://www.iflr.com/Article/3455886/Qatar-Wage-payment-protection.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Company in crisis regulationsA recently adopted amendment to the Commercial Code, effective from January 1 2016, will bring about some changes relating to corporate governancehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455887/Slovak-Republic-Company-in-crisis-regulations.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSpain: Promoting finance and entrepreneurshipWith our economy finally showing clear and consistent signs of recovery, the Spanish legislator has responded to an old demand from entrepreneurs and representatives of some of the most relevant SMEs in the countryhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455888/Spain-Promoting-finance-and-entrepreneurship.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Interpretations of beneficial ownershipOn May 5 2015 the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) decided on a leading case relating to the reclaim of Swiss withholding tax (WHT) on Swiss dividend distributionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3457695/Switzerland-Interpretations-of-beneficial-ownership.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTTurkey: Interest on foreign reservesIn its recent press release of May 2 2015, the Central Bank of Republic of Turkey (CBRT) changed its policy of not paying any interest on foreign exchange denominated reserves, which was previously adopted with the Communiqué on the Amendment to the Communiqué on Reserve Requirementshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455890/Turkey-Interest-on-foreign-reserves.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTVietnam: The investment conditions listBoth foreign and domestic investors who wish to engage in highly-regulated business in Vietnam must satisfy certain statutory conditions in order to be licensedhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455891/Vietnam-The-investment-conditions-list.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMacau: Updating labour lawsLaw 2/2015, which was approved last April 20 2015 by the Macau Legislative Assembly, amended Article 70 of the Labour Relations Acthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455877/Macau-Updating-labour-laws.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Lodge and Launch FrameworkOn March 9 2015, the Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) issued the Guidelines on Unlisted Capital Market Products (Guidelines) under the Lodge and Launch Framework (Framework)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3455878/Malaysia-Lodge-and-Launch-Framework.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMauritius: Privy Council upholds FSC decisionRainbow Insurance (RIC) had been providing insurance services in Mauritius. In 2004, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) carried out an inspection of RIC and finalised a report where it expressed major concerns over RIC's solvencyhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455879/Mauritius-Privy-Council-upholds-FSC-decision.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTNicaragua: New Investment Companies LawNicaraguan Congress recently approved law 899, the Investment Companies Law, which was published in the official Gazette 76 (April 27 2015)http://www.iflr.com/Article/3455880/Nicaragua-New-Investment-Companies-Law.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria: Demutualisation of securities exchangesRecently, the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the new Rules on the demutualisation of the country's securities exchanges, effectively moving away from non-profit member-owned mutual exchanges to investor-owned limited companieshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455881/Nigeria-Demutualisation-of-securities-exchanges.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Regulating investment banksThe Peruvian Banking Statute, issued in 1997, intended to regulate investment banking activities and established that a licence was required to conduct such activities in Peruhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455883/Peru-Regulating-investment-banks.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTBrazil: Securities portfolio changesFollowing a period of public consultations dating back to November 2011, the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) issued a new ruling dealing with the professional management and administration of securities portfolioshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455861/Brazil-Securities-portfolio-changes.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTColombia: New wealth tax difficultiesRecently enacted Law 1739 of 2014 (effective as of January 1 2015) introduced various changes to the Colombian tax system, including the creation of a wealth taxhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455862/Colombia-New-wealth-tax-difficulties.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTCyprus: New insolvency lawsOn April 18 2015, the Cyprus parliament approved a new package of insolvency laws, aimed at streamlining and modernising the existing system and promoting a rescue culturehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455865/Cyprus-New-insolvency-laws.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTEgypt: After the new Suez CanalTo kick-start mega development projects, the government is using one of Egypt's cornerstone resources: the New Suez Chanel Projecthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455869/Egypt-After-the-new-Suez-Canal.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia: Regulating rupiah useThe central bank of Indonesia, Bank Indonesia (BI), has issued a new regulation requiring individuals and corporations to generally use rupiah in transactions in the territory of the Republic of Indonesiahttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455870/Indonesia-Regulating-rupiah-use.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTIreland: Modernisation of companies legislationThe Companies Act 2014 (Act) was recently passed by the Irish parliament and most of its provisions will come into force on June 1 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3455872/Ireland-Modernisation-of-companies-legislation.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTJapan: Tightened QII exemptionInvestment funds handling funds from Japanese investors need to be aware of the proposed changes to the so-called QII exemptionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3455874/Japan-Tightened-QII-exemption.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Crisis managementhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447537/Slovak-Republic-Crisis-management.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTSpain: Judges drive distressed investinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447538/Spain-Judges-drive-distressed-investing.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Improvements to expatriate ordinancehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447542/Switzerland-Improvements-to-expatriate-ordinance.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTTurkey: Factoring transactions updatehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447543/Turkey-Factoring-transactions-update.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS: The best of a bad investmenthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447688/US-The-best-of-a-bad-investment.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTVietnam: Streamlining investment procedureshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447689/Vietnam-Streamlining-investment-procedures.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Clarification of netting enforceabilityhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447524/Malaysia-Clarification-of-netting-enforceability.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTMauritius: Budget 2015-2016http://www.iflr.com/Article/3447526/Mauritius-Budget-2015-2016.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria: Securing investor confidencehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447527/Nigeria-Securing-investor-confidence.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTPanama: Proper serving proceedingshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447528/Panama-Proper-serving-proceedings.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Funds reshaping the markethttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447529/Peru-Funds-reshaping-the-market.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTPhilippines: The future of PPPshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447533/Philippines-The-future-of-PPPs.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTQatar: Definitions of professional serviceshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447534/Qatar-Definitions-of-professional-services.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTBrazil: Deliberation on condo-hotelshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447514/Brazil-Deliberation-on-condo-hotels.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTCyprus: Financial and investment law changeshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447516/Cyprus-Financial-and-investment-law-changes.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTHonduras: Improving tax compliancehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447517/Honduras-Improving-tax-compliance.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia: New foreign loan requirementshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447519/Indonesia-New-foreign-loan-requirements.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTIreland: Enforcing tainted contractshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447520/Ireland-Enforcing-tainted-contracts.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTJapan: New corporate structurehttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3447521/Japan-New-corporate-structure.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTMacau: Policy plans for 2015http://www.iflr.com/Article/3447523/Macau-Policy-plans-for-2015.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTPhilippines: Complaints mechanism concernshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439506/Philippines-Complaints-mechanism-concerns.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTQatar: Securities practiceshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439507/Qatar-Securities-practices.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Bank secrecy – still alive?http://www.iflr.com/Article/3439508/Slovak-Republic-Bank-secrecystill-alive.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTSwitzerland: Corporate law overhaulhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439509/Switzerland-Corporate-law-overhaul.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTThailand: Mortgagors and sureties’ protectionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439510/Thailand-Mortgagors-and-sureties-protection.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS: Promoting capital formationhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439511/US-Promoting-capital-formation.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTMacau: AML and terrorism financing ruleshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439497/Macau-AML-and-terrorism-financing-rules.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia: Challenging arbitration awardshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439498/Malaysia-Challenging-arbitration-awards.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTMauritius: In favour of arbitrationhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439499/Mauritius-In-favour-of-arbitration.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria: Tackling liquidity challengeshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439500/Nigeria-Tackling-liquidity-challenges.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTNorway: Foreign chains leave the markethttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439502/Norway-Foreign-chains-leave-the-market.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTPanama: Energy purchase processeshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439504/Panama-Energy-purchase-processes.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Understanding subordinated debthttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439505/Peru-Understanding-subordinated-debt.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTColombia: The role of subordinated loanshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439313/Colombia-The-role-of-subordinated-loans.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTCyprus: Payment service providershttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439314/Cyprus-Payment-service-providers.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTGuatemala: Modernising securities legislationhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439317/Guatemala-Modernising-securities-legislation.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia: Airport tax concerns addressedhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439323/Indonesia-Airport-tax-concerns-addressed.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTIreland: Questioning receivershiphttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439495/Ireland-Questioning-receivership.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTJapan: New cash out methodhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3439496/Japan-New-cash-out-method.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTPeru: Financial assistance tensionshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429745/Peru-Financial-assistance-tensions.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTQatar: Regulating margin tradinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429747/Qatar-Regulating-margin-trading.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTSlovak Republic: Temporary residence scrutinisedhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429749/Slovak-Republic-Temporary-residence-scrutinised.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTSpain: 2015 Spanish odysseyhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429750/Spain-2015-Spanish-odyssey.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTTurkey: Filling the funding gaphttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429754/Turkey-Filling-the-funding-gap.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS: Safe harbour eligibilityhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429757/US-Safe-harbour-eligibility.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTAlbania: Salvaging the power sectorhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429713/Albania-Salvaging-the-power-sector.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTBrazil: Modernising mutual fundshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429714/Brazil-Modernising-mutual-funds.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTColombia: Following Basel’s standardshttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429717/Colombia-Following-Basels-standards.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTCyprus: Risk-based supervisionhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429718/Cyprus-Risk-based-supervision.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTEl Salvador: Congress passes investment lawhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429720/El-Salvador-Congress-passes-investment-law.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia: Reintroducing letters of credithttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429722/Indonesia-Reintroducing-letters-of-credit.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTIreland: New loan servicing lawhttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429723/Ireland-New-loan-servicing-law.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTJapan: Promoting equity crowdfundinghttp://www.iflr.com/Article/3429725/Japan-Promoting-equity-crowdfunding.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTMacau: Construction sector 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