30 August 2018

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Capital Markets

SGX amends Listing Rules for MOG companies, with effect from 23 August 2018

Corporate / M&A

MAS issues revised Code of Corporate Governance

SIC proposes changes to Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers for companies with a dual class share structure

Legislative changes relating to AGMs and ARs for companies with FYs ending on and after 31 August 2018

Financial Regulatory

SGX issues consultation paper on proposed enhancements to default management capabilities of SGX-DC and CDP

MAS issues Guidelines on Liquidity Risk Management Practices for Fund Management Companies and revised CIS Code with changes for money market funds

MAS issues Response to feedback on Parts 3 and 4 of consultation paper on changes to SFA, FAA and TCA

ABS-SFEMC finalises proposals on evolution of SIBOR: Calculating SIBOR using waterfall methodology, including wholesale funding transactions in underlying reference market and discontinuing 12-month SIBOR

MAS announces that Singapore will undergo IMF Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)

Tax

Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill introduced in Parliament: Application of Stamp Duties Act to electronic records

General

Singapore High Court holds imposition of attorney-eyes-only order did not amount to breach of natural justice warranting setting aside of arbitral award

Singapore High Court grants first application under Choice of Court Agreements Act

Regional

Malaysia

Sales and service tax to be reintroduced in Malaysia, with effect from 1 September 2018

Myanmar

Myanmar Companies Law in force from 1 August 2018

Myanmar Ministry of Commerce sets out framework for operation of retail and wholesale businesses

Publications

Practical Law Cross-border Commercial Transactions: Supply of Goods - Singapore Q&A

Practical Law Cross-border Commercial Transactions: Confidentiality - Singapore Q&A

Practical Law Cross-Border Joint Ventures: Singapore chapters

Practical Law Contracts, Negotiation and Enforcement Global Guide: Singapore chapter

Practical Law Hedge Funds: Singapore chapter

The International Investigations Review: Singapore chapter

News

Allen & Gledhill launches new Regulatory and Compliance Consultancy