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20 February 2023 by
Korea’s latest tax reforms package was approved by the National Assembly in December 2022, with further details made clear by the Presidential Enforcement Decree which was published in January 2023. Before going into the details of the Korean tax reforms for 2023, it is important to consider the wider global context and domestic political context in which these reforms have been made, in order to understand some of the rationale underlying the reforms.
18 January 2023 by
Much of what was discussed in the new administration's capital market policy prospects in early 2022 was carried over from election pledges. That may be why the general market protection policy was widely deployed. Regulatory authority’s intention to regulate unfair trade has been announced several times and is reflected in regulation and supervision in a variety of ways. Robust financial supervisory authorities, a revived joint investigation team for securities crimes at the prosecutor’s office, and special provisions regarding listed companies in the Financial Service and Capital Markets Act of Korea (“FSCMA”) are actively working together. Let's take a look at the impact this regulatory trend will have on listed companies in 2023.
17 January 2023 by
As the use of content platforms continues to grow around the world, Korea is revisiting the debate on who should be allowed to benefit from a person’s name, likeness, or other indicia of personal identity. In a global environment where almost anyone can obtain public notoriety, Korea is seeking to foster a balanced approach to unfair competition and IP enforcement by bolstering statutory protections during a time when avenues to profit from individual rights of publicity have expanded.
14 December 2022 by
The Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) proposed revisions to the Merger Review Guidelines and the Merger Filing Guidelines to facilitate merger reviews of certain investments and to expedite their review process.
22 September 2022 by
asialaw's Deal of the Month for September 2022 is...
22 September 2022 by
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16 August 2022 by
Lee & Ko’s Digital Finance Team takes a close look at the establishment of the Financial Regulation Innovation Council, the direction of the financial regulation innovation announced by the Financial Services Commission, and the points to consider in relation to future improvements to financial regulations.
15 August 2022 by
Further to the 110 national initiatives for the new administration announced on May 3, 2022 (see our newsletter dated May 10, 2022), the government released a more detailed plan to promote digital health on July 27, 2022 (the Plan). The Plan was jointly prepared by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the Ministry of Food and Safety.
10 May 2022 by
With the inauguration of Yoon Seok-yeol as the 20th president of Korea scheduled to take place on May 10, 2022, the Presidential Transition Committee (the Committee) announced 110 national initiatives for the new administration (the Initiatives) on May 3, 2022.
21 March 2022 by
We summarized some of the key policy proposals of the president-elect in regards to the employment and labor laws of Korea.