30 June 2017

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Capital Markets

MAS issues second consultation paper on proposed Regulations to implement changes introduced by Securities and Futures (Amendment) Act 2017: Draft Securities and Futures (Offers of Investments) (Shares, Debentures and Business Trusts) Regulations 2017

SGX signs memorandum of intent with IMDA to create pathway for IMDA-accredited companies to access capital markets more efficiently for expansion

SGX signs memorandum of understanding with A*STAR’s ETPL on helping companies better access research and development capabilities and capital markets

Competition

Singapore and Japan to strengthen cross-border enforcement of competition laws: CCS signs Memorandum of Co-operation with Japan Fair Trade Commission

Medico-Legal

Singapore Court of Appeal delivers landmark decision on the applicable standard of care in medical negligence cases

Tax

Singapore signs Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Sharing

MOF issues consultation paper on draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2017

General

Changes to Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act effective 1 June 2017: Tackling increasing scale and transnational nature of cybercrime and evolving tactics of cybercriminals

Regional News

Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration issues new Arbitration Rules, effective 1 June 2017

Companies Commission of Malaysia to require registration of online e-commerce traders

Myanmar Investment Commission to prioritise specific investment activity sectors

Publications

Practical Law Cross-Border Joint Ventures: Singapore chapters

IBA Takeover Guide 2017: Singapore chapter

Practical Law Restraints of Trade and Dominance Global Guide: Singapore chapter

International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Equity: Singapore chapter

Deals

Joint venture between Unilever and Europe & Asia Commercial Co., Ltd. for the manufacture of home care and personal care products in Myanmar

Joint venture between Group Lease Holding Pte. Ltd and Aung Moe Kyaw, UMJ Ikeya Investment Pte. Ltd and Macondray Holdings Pte Ltd

Issue of S$700 million subordinated perpetual securities by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd under its US$5 billion euro medium term note programme

News

Allen & Gledhill announces admission of new Partner

Awards & Rankings

Allen & Gledhill Intellectual Property practice ranked Tier 1 by Asian Legal Business