12 October 2017

HONG KONG – Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address

  Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, delivered her first Policy Address yesterday, 11/10/2017.  A highlighted area within the Address was the proposals surrounding […]
9 October 2017

MALAYSIA – New Insolvency Act 1967

The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016 has finally come into force in Malaysia on 6 October 2017, renaming the existing Bankruptcy Act 1967 to the Insolvency Act […]
27 September 2017

SINGAPORE – Topped HSBC’s Expat Explorer Report As Best Destination

For the third year in a row, Singapore has been rated by expats as the best country in the world to live and work – ahead of […]
26 September 2017

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Hurricane Update

  MESSAGE FROM JTC Thank you for your continued support after Hurricane Maria last week. We were relieved that she didn’t make a direct hit on […]
20 July 2017

MALAYSIA – Power Of Registrar To Strike Off A Business Entity For A Particular Reason

On 10 July 2017, the Registrar of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) issued a Circular to clarify their power to strike off a business entity […]
12 July 2017

SINGAPORE – Importance Of Data Protection Officers

Managing data, in particular personal data, is of utmost importance. Organisations should adopt a prudent strategy, take proactive approach in fostering a data protection culture with […]
2 July 2017

SINGAPORE – Common Reporting Standard (CRS)

Singapore first published the Income Tax (International Tax Compliance Agreements) (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2016 (CRS Regulations) on 2 December 2016. These regulations entered into force […]
1 July 2017

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Introduces Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

The Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System Act, 2017 (the “BOSS Act”) comes into force in the BVI on 30 June 2017. The registered agent of an In-Scope […]
1 July 2017

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Introduces Beneficial Ownership Register

Effective 1 July 2017, the new legislation for Cayman Companies and Cayman Limited Liabilities Companies to create and maintain a register of beneficial ownership (“the Register”) came […]
31 March 2017

SINGAPORE – Key Legislative Amendments With Effect From 31 March 2017

REGISTER OF CONTROLLERS Singapore companies, foreign companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) registered in Singapore (unless exempted by legislation) are required to maintain register of registrable […]