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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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2018: Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 and fifth edition of Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries is now available. The guide provides an overview and practical checklist of ten common regulatory issues for insurance companies. SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan contributed the Philippine chapter.

Philippine Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Trade Marks 2018 has been published. The Philippine chapter of the guide was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan.

The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide: Philippines: Mergers & Acquisitions

The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Guide on Mergers & Acquisitions is now available. SyCipLaw partner Franco Aristotle G. Larcina contributed the Philippine chapter.

World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 Report

The World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 report is now finalized and available online. The fifth edition in a series of biennial reports, the publication measures gender equality in the law across 189 economies. It identifies legal obstacles to women who engage in economic activity around the world, encourages the reform of discriminatory laws, and tracks global progress toward achieving gender equality. SyCipLaw partner Leslie C. Dy contributed to the report.

Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018

The World Bank Group’s Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships 2018 report is now finalized and available online. The report compiles best practices and offers support to governments around the world to improve the quality of their regulations and to better deliver infrastructure service through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Multilaw Real Estate Guide for Foreign Investors

Multilaw has released its new digital Real Estate Guide for Foreign Investors, which was launched at the MIPIM global real estate event in Cannes. SyCipLaw partner Benedicto P. Panigbatan contributed the Philippine chapter.

Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Vertical Agreements 2018

Getting the Deal Through has published the twelfth edition of Vertical Agreements, which is available in print, as an e-book, and online. The Philippine chapter was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Arlene M. Maneja and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina.

Philippines: Department of Finance Revenue Regulations No. 7-2018 (RR No. 7-2018)

On January 31, 2018, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez issued RR No. 7-2018 which restored the provision on Notice of Informal Conference as a due process requirement in the issuance of a deficiency tax assessment. RR No. 7-2018 was published in the Manila Bulletin on February 1, 2018 and took effect on February 16, 2018.

The Notice of Informal Conference is a written statement issued by the BIR informing the taxpayer of the discrepancies in the taxpayer’s tax payments for the purpose of conducting an informal conference wherein the taxpayer will be given an opportunity to present his side of the case.

Download and read the complete Tax Bulletin on RR No. 7-2018. The bulletin was authored by SyCipLaw partner Carina C. Laforteza and associate Renz Jeffrey A. Ruiz.

Philippines: Department of Finance Revenue Regulations No. 6-2018 RR No. 6-2018

On January 19, 2018, Department of Finance (“DOF”) Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez issued Revenue Regulations (“RR”) No. 6-2018 which revoked RR No. 12-2013 and reinstated Section 2.58.5 of RR No. 2-1998, as amended by RR Nos. 14-2002 and 17-2003. Section 2.58.5 of RR No. 2-1998 implements the requirement of withholding of income tax for deductibility of expenses. RR No. 6-2018 was published in the Manila Bulletin on January 23, 2018 and took effect on February 7, 2018.

Data Privacy Update: NPC Advisory Opinion on Consent

The Philippine National Privacy Commission (NPC), which administers the country’s Data Privacy Act (DPA), has recently made available to the public copies of its advisory opinions. These opinions had been issued in response to various queries regarding the proper application and interpretation of the provisions of the DPA and its implementing rules and regulations.

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