30 January 2014

Seychelles – Amendments To The International Business Companies Act

The International Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2013 (the “Amendments”) came into force on 16 December 2013. Below we set out a summary of the Amendments.   […]
15 January 2014

Hong Kong Government To Issue Islamic Bonds

Hong Kong has gazetted the Loans (Amendment) Bill 2014 that seeks to accommodate the issuance of Islamic bonds under the Government Bond Program (GBP), to promote […]
13 December 2013

Malaysia – Personal Data Protection Act 2010

The Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”) which had been gazetted on 10 June 2010 had recently came into force on 15 November 2013. All […]
22 November 2013

Hong Kong – Promoted As IP Hub

The Government has formulated an overall strategic framework for promoting Hong Kong as a premier intellectual property (IP) trading hub in the region. As determined by […]
18 October 2013

Mauritius – Amendments to Category 1 Global Business Companies

In September 2013, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Mauritius amended Section 3 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to Global Business. The amendments to the […]
12 August 2013

Hong Kong – New Companies Ordinance

With the aim to further enhancing Hong Kong position as a major international business and financial centre, the Hong Kong Legislative Council has passed the new […]
7 August 2013

Labuan IBFC Repositions Itself As Midshore Centre

Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) is now repositioning itself as a midshore centre amid further increasing its presence in the region. Chief Executive […]
10 July 2013

BVI Business Companies Requirements For Record-keeping

Please be reminded of the following key amendments made to the Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act 2003 and the Partnership Act 1996, which were published […]
6 June 2013

Shariah Resolution of Labuan Islamic Foundation

The Shariah Supervisory Council of the Labuan Financial Services Authority (FSA), in its meeting dated 28 March 2013, resolved the following relating to the Labuan Islamic […]
30 May 2013

Cayman Islands Companies Law Requiring Registration of Alternate Directors

The Cayman Islands Companies Law (“Companies Law”) had been amended recently requiring registration of alternate directors in certain cases. Background The Companies Law requires every Cayman […]