26 October 2017

LABUAN – Issuance Of Sukuk

On October 24, 2017, an Explanatory Note on Issuance and Subscription of Islamic bond (Sukuk) in Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) has been introduced […]
23 October 2017

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Foundation Companies Now Available

Foundation companies may be incorporated in the Cayman Islands with effect from 19 October 2017. The foundation company will be a highly flexible vehicle for achieving […]
19 October 2017

SINGAPORE – Inward Re-domiciliation Regime

The Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 (“Companies Act”) has introduced an inward re-domiciliation regime in Singapore, to allow foreign corporate entities to transfer their registration to […]
12 October 2017

CAYMAN ISLANDS – New AML Regulations

The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (“AML Regulations”) came into force on 2 October 2017. The AML Regulations demonstrate Cayman’s ongoing commitment to complying with the highest […]
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 […]