DFDL Monthly Alert-April 2018

Date: Apr 2018


DFDL awarded IFLR - International Financial Law Review 'Project Finance Deal of the Year' for Myingyan Power Project in Myanmar.

DFDL energy experts Walter Heiser, Ivy Liu and Kunal Sachdev recently examined Chinese financing options for hydropower projects in Southeast Asia in the latest issue of the International Journal on Hydropower and Dams.

Danyel Thomson, Samnangvathana Sor, and Andrea Wilson recently contributed to a report on the key employment-related concerns in the Asia-Pacific.

DFDL has been shortlisted in several award categories for this year's International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards.

Wholehearted congratulations go to the firm’s new Head of DFDL China Desk, Ivy Liu.

Partner William Greenlee recently collaborated with Mayer Brown JSM Partner Ben Thompson and Senior Associate Matthew Chow on a detailed piece for Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

DFDL Regional Competition Counsel David Fruitman discussed the entry into force of Vietnam’s new Penal Code this year and its relevant provisions prohibiting anti-competitive practices in the March edition of Linklaters Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin.

Legal, Tax and Investment updates

In light of the worldwide celebrations for International Women’s Day in March, this special edition focuses on legislative protections and entitlements for women in workplaces throughout Southeast Asia.

The latest updates covering corporate and commercial, real estate, and banking and finance.

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a Notification on 29 March 2018, stating that the deadline to apply for the renewal of foreign employee work permit applications has been extended until 30 April 2018.

As the Lao PDR continues to pass regulations governing the use of information and communication technology in business, it is recommended that companies perform an audit of their systems and processes to ensure compliance.

Thailand's Ministry of Commerce has now revised government fees for the incorporation of new limited companies and partnerships, bringing them into line with World Bank recommendations.

New Thai tax incentives have recently been unveiled for startup angel investors operating in certain sectors.

Non-compliant US taxpayers need to act fast. The IRS has announced that they will end the tax amnesty under the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.

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