26 February 2019

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Capital Markets

MOF consults on proposed GST and stamp duty treatment of variable capital companies (VCCs) in Singapore

MAS issues Guidelines on Electronic Offers of Securities, Securities-based Derivatives Contracts or Units in Collective Investment Schemes


CCCS clears proposed acquisition in the building materials industry

Construction & Engineering

Singapore Court of Appeal reverses High Court finding of breach of natural justice by adjudicator

Corporate / M&A

Singapore regulators clarify take-over rules for dual class share companies

MAS establishes industry-led Corporate Governance Advisory Committee to advocate good corporate governance practices

SGX shares proposals on appointment of second auditor or Singapore-based auditor, and raising business and real estate valuations standard


MOM consults on proposed changes to Work Injury Compensation Act

Intellectual Property

MinLaw reviews Singapore copyright laws to enhance creators’ rights and users’ access to copyrighted works

Singapore Court of Appeal decides freight forwarders of counterfeit goods not liable for trade mark infringement

Public Policy

Budget 2019: Key highlights


Budget 2019: Summary of key tax changes

White Collar & Investigations

Criminal Law Reform Bill introduced to reform Penal Code in various areas including corporate crime

Bill passed to introduce AML/CFT regime for precious stones and precious metals dealers


Singapore releases Asia’s first Model AI Governance Framework for public consultation, pilot adoption and feedback

IMDA consults on Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Guide

New multi-year roadmap for telecom industry to secure Singapore’s connectivity infrastructure

Stricter rules on collection, use or disclosure of NRIC numbers from 1 September 2019

Regional News


Securities Commission introduces framework to facilitate trading of digital assets in Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia issues policy document on investment-linked business


Myanmar passes Trademark Law and Industrial Design Law

Central Bank of Myanmar issues Subordinated Debt Directive

Foreign banks and financial institutions in Myanmar able to have up to 35% equity investment in local private banks


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

Practical Law FinTech Global Guide: Singapore Q&A

International Comparative Legal Guide to Public Procurement 2019: Singapore chapter


S$11 billion sale of real estate-related business of Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd. to CapitaLand Limited

Issue of S$1.5 billion notes by Land Transport Authority of Singapore

Issue of US$775 million notes by PT Lestari Banten Energi

Issue of S$600 million fixed rate notes under the S$32 billion multicurrency medium term note programme by Housing and Development Board

S$555.5 million divestment of 51 Bras Basah Road Manulife Centre Singapore by Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. and City Developments Limited