30 June 2017

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Banking (Credit Card and Charge Card) Regulations amended to revise calculation of total net personal assets

Singapore Court of Appeal upholds SICC ruling that section 55B of Banking Act aims to facilitate transfer of business of banks in Singapore

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


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

Financial Regulatory

MAS issues second consultation paper on proposed Regulations to implement changes introduced by Securities and Futures (Amendment) Act 2017: Draft amendments to Securities and Futures (Licensing and Conduct of Business) Regulations

MAS consults on proposals to facilitate provision of robo-advisory services

MAS issues Response to feedback from Consultation Paper on “Enhancements to Regulatory Requirements on Protection of Customer's Moneys and Assets”

MAS issues Response to feedback received from “Policy Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Intermediaries Dealing in OTC Derivatives Contracts and Marketing of Collective Investment Scheme”

MAS issues Response to feedback received on Consultation Paper on “Draft Regulations to Enhance the Regulatory Framework for Unlisted Margined Derivatives Offered to Retail Investors”


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


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


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


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


Allen & Gledhill announces admission of new Partner

Awards & Rankings

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