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Sheriff’s Expenses — The Requirement to Obtain Prior Sanction of the Court or the Sheriff

04 August 2022 by Shearn Delamore & Co - Rajasingam Gothandapani, Lynnette Tan Hui Ling

A case note by Rajasingam Gothandapani and Lynnette Tan Hui Ling.

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Regulation of Digital Assets – Now and Future

01 August 2022 by Jipyong - South Korea

The digital asset market was recently hit by the Terra (LUNA) crash and the Celsius withdrawal freeze. It was further shaken by the global economic downturn and austerity measures. With 5.58 million cryptocurrency investors and 1,256 listed cryptocurrencies, and average daily cryptocurrency transactions amounting to KRW 11 trillion, Korea’s KRW 55 trillion digital asset market was hardly unaffected by this crisis. Consequently, the need to enact laws on digital assets has become ever more crucial.

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Update on the Registration Obligation of Private Electronic System Organizers

28 July 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

Under Government Regulation 71 of 2019 on the Implementation of Electronic Systems and Transactions, Electronic System Organizers (“ESO”) are required to be registered with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (“MOCI”). In addition, under MOCI Regulation 5 of 2020 (as amended by MOCI Regulation 10 of 2021), this registration obligation must be complied with within 6 months of OSS-RBA licensing coming into effect.

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Should Hong Kong businesses be resetting their integrity agenda?

25 July 2022 by LC Lawyers

COVID-19 disrupted businesses globally and impacted the way they operate, with knock on effects on employees, counterparties and customers. Amid the turmoil, new opportunities and challenges emerged, some posing difficult ethical dilemmas affecting future viability and success of businesses. These factors created a perfect storm for misconduct. Two plus years on, we are starting to see its impact on businesses and their personnel.

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Introduction to a Revolutionary Reform of the Patent Remedy System in Taiwan

20 July 2022 by Tsai Lee & Chen - Taiwan

The currently effective Patent Act is the version of 2013. There were several revisions over the years, while the comprehensive structure of examination system remains largely constant. Yet the patent remedy regime implemented in the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (“TIPO”) will inevitably embrace an enormous change followed by a draft of amendment (“Draft”) ready to enter the parliament. Inclusive of 40 articles revised, 29 added, and 7 deleted, the Draft marks a change of largest scale to the patent system since 2013.

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DEAL OF THE MONTH - JULY 2022

19 July 2022 by asialaw

asialaw's Deal of the Month for July 2022 is...

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Han Kun releases its 2021 VC/PE Deal Data Analysis Report

19 July 2022 by Han Kun Law Offices - China

Biomedicine remained the No.1 investment destination, FIE structures increasingly favored by dealmakers in onshore transactions Han Kun Law Offices has released the Han Kun 2021 VC/PE Deal Data Analysis Report (English edition, the “Report”).

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LAWYER OF THE MONTH - JULY 2022

19 July 2022 by asialaw

asialaw's Lawyer of the Month for July 2022 is...

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Regulation on The Taxation of Financial Technology Implementation Services

13 July 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

In order to provide clarity regarding the tax obligations of financial technology providers and users in Indonesia, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance (“MOF”) issued MOF Regulation No. 69/PMK.03/2022 on the Income Tax and Value Added Tax on the Organization of Financial Technology (“MOF Reg 69/2022”) on 30 March 2022, which came into force on 1 May 2022. This regulation mainly covers Income Tax on Peer-to-Peer and Value Added Tax on financial technology service transactions.

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Opposition Proceedings under the Patents (Amendment) Act 2022

11 July 2022 by Shearn Delamore & Co

In this article, Pravind Chandra looks at the new section 55A of the Patents (Amendment) Act 2022.