The Contract Committee of the Consumer Protection Board has announced a number of new controls and lessee protections regarding residential property rental contracts executed from January 29, 2020, onward. These were detailed in the Notification of the Contract Committee Re: The Stipulation of Residential Property…

In support of Cambodia’s rapidly growing economy, the Cambodian government enacted the Law on Electronic Commerce (E-commerce Law) and the Law on Consumer Protection (Consumer Protection Law) on November 2, 2019. Both of these new laws change the legal landscape in important ways for businesses…

On November 5, 2019, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced further relaxations of foreign exchange (FX) control regulations on investment in foreign instruments, such as securities and derivatives, in order to facilitate capital outflows and cope with the strengthening of the Thai baht. The key…

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, to fulfill various treaty and agreement obligations and for ease of enforcement, has abolished the previous three ministerial regulations on minimum capital for foreign companies, and issued a single new Ministerial Regulation re: Minimum Capital and the Period to Bring or…

On September 6, 2019, Thailand’s economic ministers endorsed a new investment promotion package recommended by the Board of Investment (BOI) to enhance the country’s ability to attract foreign investment and encourage foreign investors seeking to relocate operations in order to escape the impact of the…

On July 12, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar issued Notification 1/2019 which announced that foreign entities and individuals will be permitted to invest in the shares in Myanmar companies listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). Ownership will undoubtedly be restricted at…

On May 29, 2019, three new acts were published in the Government Gazette to update existing laws and introduce new regulations relating to the protection and conservation of the environment. These laws will come into effect on November 25, 2019, and the implementation of all…

Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (PDPA), approved by the government earlier this year, was published in the Government Gazette on May 27, 2019. Provisions relating to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data will come into force one year after publication….