Legal & Regulatory

Indonesia’s Positive Investment List: Sectors Open and Restricted to Foreign Businesses


Indonesia’s Positive Investment List allows 100% foreign investment in over 200 business lines, with several incentives for priority sectors.

Philippines Allows 100% Foreign Investment in Public Services


The Philippines has issued the implementing rules for the Public Service Act which allows for 100 percent foreign ownership of public services.

How to Set Up a Company in Indonesia


In this article, we discuss the steps that would-be investors need to take to establish a company in Indonesia.

New Due Diligence Requirements for Corporate Finance Advisers in Singapore


Corporate finance advisers in Singapore must implement new due diligence requirements by October 1, 2023.

New Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Institutions in Indonesia


Indonesia recently released new cybersecurity rules for the financial sector, including banks, insurance companies, and other financial services providers.

Increased Oversight in Indonesia’s Peer-to-Peer Lending Sector


Indonesia has increased oversight in its peer-to-peer lending sector through OJK Regulation POJK10/2022. The regulation increases the minimum capital and equity requirements for P2P lenders and sets out a more efficient licensing procedure.

Singapore to Revoke E-meeting Provision for Business Entities from July 1, 2023


Singapore’s “alternative arrangements for meetings” that allow organizations to call, hold, or conduct meetings electronically will be removed as of July 1, 2023.

Singapore Launches ESG Impact Hub: What it Means for Green Finance


Singapore recently launched the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Impact Hub to promote the country’s ESG ecosystem and set global standards for green and sustainable finance.

How to Obtain Halal Certification in Malaysia


Foreign companies looking to obtain a Halal certification in Malaysia must apply to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). JAKIM will then conduct an on-site inspection of the applicant’s premises.

Companies in Singapore Must Now Maintain Register of Nominee Shareholders and Nominators


Singaporean and foreign companies are now obligated to maintain a non-public register of nominee shareholders and their nominators.

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