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Laws Passed to Enhance the Framework for Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the Singapore framework for the reciprocal enforcement of foreign judgments, the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Amendment) Act (“REFJA Amendment Act”) and the Reciprocal Enforcement of Commonwealth Judgments (Repeal) Act were passed in Parliament on 2 September 2019. The REFJC Amendment Act has since come into operation on 3 October 2019. The amendments expand the scope of judgments that may be covered by reciprocal arrangements between Singapore and foreign countries, and also consolidate the reciprocal enforcement regime. This Update provides a summary of the key features of the new reciprocal enforcement regime.
14 Oct 2019 | Singapore
Recent Legal Developments in Vietnam

On 26 September 2019, the Government promulgated Decree No. 75/219/ND-CP to regulate administrative sanctions on violations of the Law on Competition (“Decree 75”). Decree 75 takes effect from 01 December 2019.

10 Oct 2019 | Vietnam
Welcome to our 3rd issue of Competition Bites, providing you with quarterly updates of key competition law developments across South East Asia! In this issue, we discuss, among others, the Malaysia Competition Commission's final report of its market review on the food sector in Malaysia, the changes to the procedure for appeal against KPPU decisions in Indonesia, the issuance of rules on expedited merger review by the PCC in the Philippines, as well as the introduction of new notifications by the Thailand Trade Competition Commission.
02 Oct 2019 | Singapore
MLVT Issues Labour Law Directions

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) has issued labour law directions on (1) the minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries for 2020, and (2) the types of prohibited work and occupations for foreigners.

02 Oct 2019 | Cambodia
Recognition of Foreign Bankruptcy Orders in the Singapore Court
In Re: Heince Tombak Simanjuntak & 2 Ors [2019] SGHC 216, the Singapore High Court considered the recognition of foreign bankruptcy orders on the basis of common law. While the recognition of foreign insolvency is governed by the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, as implemented in Singapore, it does not extend to personal bankruptcy orders. The Court here thus set out the test for determining whether to recognise a foreign bankruptcy order and, on the facts, granted full recognition to a set of Indonesian Bankruptcy Orders.
01 Oct 2019 | Singapore