27 February 2023

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Capital Markets

MAS extends Variable Capital Companies Grant Scheme

Corporate / M&A

ACRA, MOF and MAS issue consultation paper on legislative amendments to enable conduct of general meetings by electronic means

MOF and ACRA issue responses to key feedback on proposed amendments to Companies Act 1967

ACRA issues Financial Reporting Surveillance Programme Report 2022 highlighting measures to strengthen financial reporting competency

Act merging ACRA, Accounting Standards Council and Singapore Accountancy Commission gazetted

Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Legislation to tackle harmful content on online services accessible to users in Singapore in force

IMDA implements mandatory registration with Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry from 31 January 2023

Dispute Resolution

Singapore Court of Appeal establishes approach for determining arbitrability of dispute at pre-award stage

Employment, Health & Safety

Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices enhanced with additional guidelines on exercising sensitivity for a harmonious workplace

Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness releases interim report on recommendations for workplace fairness legislation

MOM announces formation of platform workers work injury compensation implementation network

MOM extends heightened safety period by three months from 1 March 2023 to 31 May 2023, with additional measures

Singapore Government accepts recommendations by International Advisory Panel to strengthen workplace safety and health

Energy, Infrastructure & Projects

EMA consults on enhancements to regulatory regime for electricity retailers

ESG & Public Policy

Green Finance Industry Taskforce launches third consultation on green and transition taxonomy

Korea-Singapore Digital Partnership Agreement enters into force

Singapore and Malaysia conclude frameworks on cooperation in the digital economy and green economy

Singapore and the EU sign Digital Partnership

Bill to amend Resource Sustainability Act 2019 introduced to address packaging and food waste

MOH announces Nutri-Grade requirements to extend to freshly prepared beverages from end-2023


Three key FinTech trends in 2022

Intellectual Property

Budget 2023: Tax changes to encourage R&D and IP registration, acquisition and licensing


Bill to amend Healthcare Services Act 2020 introduced to strengthen safeguards for patient safety and welfare

Real Estate

Singapore Land Authority announces digital conveyancing portal to transform conveyancing process by 2026


Budget 2023: Summary of key tax changes

Regional News


Bursa Malaysia amends Main Market Listing Requirements in relation to structured warrants framework

Securities Commission Malaysia revises guidelines to strengthen governance and independence of credit rating agencies

Bursa Malaysia amends Business Rules and Listing Requirements to facilitate operations on “surprise holidays”


Foreign companies in Myanmar exempt from mandatory conversion of foreign currency

Nominee directors and shareholders not allowed under Myanmar Companies Law


Singapore and Vietnam enhance digital, economic, and maritime cooperation with new MOUs


Indonesia enacts new law reconfiguring supervisory powers in financial sector and mandating new initiatives


The Law of Private Equity Funds: Singapore chapter

IFC Review: Private funds and the growing importance of private capital

The Energy Mergers & Acquisitions Review (4th Ed, 2022)


US$5.64 million series seed round investment in Klikit Pte. Ltd. led by Wavemaker Pacific 4, L.P.

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