Entries by leadersinlaw

Piercing of Corporate Veil

he right of an entrepreneur to allocate funds for the incorporation and operation of a legal entity pursuing commercial activity is founded and, when exercised, produces legal effects; the legal entity which is formed, is independent from the founder and its actions count for it. The above is not applicable when the legal personality of […]

Brookfield on US$100 Million Sale of Thai Solar Energy Business

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Brookfield Renewable Partners on the sale of its solar energy business in Thailand to Global Power Synergy Public Company (GPSC) for approximately THB3 billion (US$100 million). GPSC is the power and energy arm of PTT Public Company, a leading state-owned oil and gas company in Thailand. […]

New Zealand to lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that New Zealand will lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday. New Zealand has no active cases currently, and no one has tested positive in the past 17 days. Further, no one has been hospitalized for COVID-19 in 12 days. It has been 40 days since the last community […]

Denmark Post-COVID

Denmark is gradually gaining control over the novel Coronavirus. However, its consequences will have a huge impact on the country’s political economy in the coming years. Here are five issues to follow closely. Support for the Government The popularity of the current Social Democratic government has skyrocketed in recent months, with the Social Democrats now […]

Indonesia Issues Guidance for Online Licensing Service

The Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (“BKPM”) on April 1, 2020, issued BKPM Regulation No. 1 of 2020 regarding Guidelines for the Implementation of Electronic Integrated Licensing Services (“BKPM Reg. 1/2020”). The BKPM issued this regulation as part of its authority to provide guidance on business licensing services through the Online Single Submission System (the “OSS […]

Thailand Postpones Effective Date of Data Privacy Law

Background The Thai Cabinet, on May 19, 2020, approved a Royal Decree on Organizations and Businesses which shall be exempted from compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (“Royal Decree“) to delay the enforcement date of the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (“PDPA“). The Royal Decree has been published in the Royal […]

2020 Global Awards are now LIVE

We have presented these prestigious Leaders in Law – 2020 Global Awards to our selected winners in recognition of both their excellent service & expertise in their field. We have undertaken detailed research using our independent team to enable us to create a shortlist of up to 5 potential winners in each category. The shortlisted […]

Law Firms in SE Asia inching back to the office

The COVID-19 outbreak has severely disrupted normal life in Southeast Asia, forcing a big chunk of the region’s workforce to work from home, lawyers not exempted. But as the number of cases subsides in certain countries, and governments attempt to bring economies back on track, offices are beginning to reopen. However, law firms say that […]

Vietnam’s Automobile Industry and Opportunities for EU Investors

Vietnam’s automobile industry has grown significantly in recent years. The average growth rate of domestically assembled vehicles was approximately 10 percent per year in the 2015-2018 period. With major manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Ford, Nissan, and Kia in the Vietnamese market, the number of spare parts suppliers have also invested in the industry giving […]