COVID-19: Legal responses in Asia

Asian legal news aggregator

Date Jurisdiction Title Author
3-June-2020  Malaysia  Malaysia's top 3 banks on profit pressure  The Malaysian Reserves 
2-June-2020  Thailand  Thailand passes record stimulus package to combat Covid-19 impact   Channel News Asia 
1-June-2020  Australia  Australia: COVID-19: Modern award variations  Norton Rose Fulbright 
29-May-2020  Thailand  Thailand Exempts SME Soft Loans from Mortgage Registration Fee Requirements  Tilleke & Gibbins 
28-May-2020  Japan/France  Nissan and Renault shelve merger plans to repair their alliance: sources  Reuters 
27-May-2020 China PRC Supreme People's Court Announces Guiding Opinions on Trial of Civil Cases concerning Covid-19  CMS 
26-May-2020  Japan  Abe declares coronavirus emergency over in Japan  Kyodo News 
22-May-2020  India  SoftBank-backed Ola follows Uber with job cuts as revenue sinks   Reuters 
21-May-2020  Malaysia  Malaysian state cargo carrier profits from soaring demand for medical gloves  Reuters 
20-May-2020  Laos Laos Further Details COVID-19 Preventive Measures for Business Operators Tilleke & Gibbins
19-May-2020 Thailand Thai Airways Seeks A Rehabilitation Plan  Airways 
18-May-2020  Myanmar  COVID-19 stalls Myanmar product-label law enforcement   Myanmar Times 
15-May-2020  South Korea  South Korea is using coronavirus stimulus to green the economy  Nikkei Asian Review 
14-May-2020  Hong Kong SAR  Hong Kong's Ocean Park faces bankruptcy as pandemic takes its toll  CGTN 
13-May-2020  Japan  Temporary use of online documents OK'd for Japan shareholders meetings  Japan Times 
12-May-2020  India  Indian Billionaire Behind IndiGo Weighs Bid for Virgin Australia   Bloomberg
11-May-2020  China  Personal bankruptcy system to be established in Shenzhen  Shenzhen Daily 
8-May-2020  Hong Kong SAR  COVID-19 and Global Financial Markets: Perspectives from China Hong Kong Dentons 
6-May-2020  Cambodia  Cambodia Broadens Tax Exemptions for Aviation and Tourism Sectors  Tilleke & Gibbins 
5-May-2020  Brunei Brunei Darussalam: Tax developments in response to Covid-19 KPMG 
4-May-2020  India  COVID-19 impact: Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas bucks trend, announces no pay cuts  Moneycontrol news
30-Apr-2020  South Korea  COVID-19 related subsidies available for employers in South Korea  Dentons Lee
29-Apr-2020  Japan  Tweaks to ground operations for bankruptcy proceedings in Japan in light of COVID-19  LexisNexis Blog 
28-Apr-2020  Japan  Japan's central bank steps up stimulus NHK
27-Apr-2020  Australia  Procurement in the Australian infrastructure sector: Protecting against insolvency risk in uncertain times  Norton Rose Fulbright  
23-Apr-2020  Cambodia Options for Employers in Cambodia during the COVID-19 Outbreak Tilleke & Gibbins
22-Apr-2020  Indonesia  COVID-19 outbreak: Alert for Indonesian issuers with outstanding USD bonds HHP Law Firm
21-Apr-2020  Australia  Virgin Australia slumps into administration BBC 
20-Apr-2020  Australia  Virgin Australia poised to enter voluntary administration:sources Reuters
19-Apr-2020 Indonesia  Protecting Employees and Ensuring Business Continuity in Indonesia Zico Law
17-Apr-2020  Vietnam Vietnam Extends Social Distancing, Provides Relief Measures for Covid-19 Tilleke & Gibbins
16-Apr-2020  Lao Lao Extends Covid-19 Lockdown Measures to May 3 Tilleke & Gibbins
10-Apr-2020  Japan Japan's Bankruptcy tally at 51 as pandemic destroys commerce Japan Times
6-Apr-2020 New Zealand New Zealand Scores Over Australia – Insolvency Law Pills for COVID-19 Affected Firms Hitchhiker's Guide to Corporate Governance
6-Apr-2020 Australia Virtual Practice Continues at Banco Chambers Banco Chambers
5-Apr-2020 New Zealand Temporary Insolvency Pills for COVID-19 Affected Firms Hitchhiker's Guide to Corporate Governance
5-Apr-2020 Singapore Updates on Measures Relating to Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 (Registrar’s Circular No. 4 of 2020) Supreme Court of Singapore
5-Apr-2020 Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures: Suspension of Activities at Workplace Rajah & Tann Asia
4-Apr-2020 India Scrap Exams for Independent Directors – COVID-19 Could be the Excuse Hitchhiker's Guide to Corporate Governance
4-Apr-2020 Malaysia COVID-19: Time for Business to Rethink and Restructure Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Aledhill
3-Apr-2020 New Zealand Insolvency relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19 New Zealand Companies Office
3-Apr-2020 Australia Law Society takes big financial hit with $10 fees Australian Financial Review
3-Apr-2020 Australia COVID-19 pain kicks in for law firm partners Australian Financial Review
3-Apr-2020 Australia Latest corporate insolvency update in Australia Murrays Legal
3-Apr-2020 Australia Case adjourned for COVID-19 health and property value concerns Murrays Legal
3-Apr-2020 Indonesia Coronavirus Spurs More Government Entities to Move Online Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
3-Apr-2020 New Zealand New Zealand’s COVID-19 insolvency measures – safe harbour; debt hibernation Murrays Legal
3-Apr-2020 Singapore COVID-19: Singapore introduces temporary measures to give relief from contractual obligations Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
3-Apr-2020 Singapore Legal Obligations and COVID-19 – Temporary Relief and Measures Drew & Napier
3-Apr-2020 Singapore The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill and its impact on the construction industry in Singapore Drew & Napier
3-Apr-2020 Singapore Temporary Relief for Breach of Contract under the New COVID-19 Bill Rajah & Tann Asia
3-Apr-2020 Vietnam Covid-19 – A Force Majeure Event From Vietnam’s Legal Perspective Rajah & Tann Asia
2-Apr-2020 Australia A post-coronavirus legal world: more kindness, less paper Australian Financial Review
2-Apr-2020 Australia Minters halves partner pay, asks staff to buy leave Australian Financial Review
2-Apr-2020 Australia Australia’s new fortnightly ‘COVID-19’ personal insolvency statistics Murrays Legal
2-Apr-2020 Indonesia Covid-19 Stimulus Package: OJK’s Countercyclical Policy to Relieve Financially Distressed Debtors Affected by the Pandemic Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
2-Apr-2020 Indonesia Covid-19, Force Majeure and How it Could Impact Your Contract Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
2-Apr-2020 Indonesia Dispute Resolution in the Times of Corona Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
2-Apr-2020 Indonesia Government Issues More Tax Policies in Response to Covid-19 Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
2-Apr-2020 Singapore Singapore will Introduce COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill Baker McKenzie
2-Apr-2020 Singapore Singapore Parliament to consider legislation for temporary relief due to COVID-19 Ashurst
2-Apr-2020 Singapore Update on the holding of meetings Drew & Napier
2-Apr-2020 Singapore COVID-19 AGM Pack Rajah & Tann Asia
Apr-2020 Australia ASIC Corporate Insolvency Update - Issue 15 Australian Securities and Investments Commission
1-Apr-2020 India Coronavirus And The Zombie Attack On Indian Banks Bloomberg Quint
1-Apr-2020 Indonesia Employers Struggle Pending Relief from the Government Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
1-Apr-2020 Indonesia Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Incentives to Tackle the Spread of Covid-19 Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
1-Apr-2020 Indonesia Tax Incentives and Measures Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
1-Apr-2020 Indonesia Covid-19 Spurs the Government to Expedite Procurement of Goods/Services Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
1-Apr-2020 Indonesia KPPU Extends Closure Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
1-Apr-2020 Indonesia In the Midst of Covid-19, OJK Continues Embracing Technology on Reporting and E-Proxy Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
1-Apr-2020 Singapore Comments by MAS on Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill Monetary Authority of Singapore
1-Apr-2020 Singapore 10 things everyone should know about the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill Allen & Gledhill
1-Apr-2020 Singapore Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations due to the COVID-19 Situation in Singapore Bird & Bird
1-Apr-2020 Singapore New bill to be passed in Parliament next week expected to give relief in light of COVID-19 Drew & Napier
1-Apr-2020 Singapore Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Ministry of Law
31 Mar-2020 Hong Kong SAR Litigation in the time of coronavirus (brief update) International Law Office
31-Mar-2020 Australia Trial aborted over barrister's COVID-19 fear Australian Financial Review
30-Mar-2020 Australia Law firms prepare staff for the worst Australian Financial Review
30-Mar-2020 Australia Why competition rules are being tweaked during the crisis Australian Financial Review
30-Mar-2020 Australia COVID-19 a ‘revolution in thinking’ for the court system LawyersWeekly
30-Mar-2020 Australia; Singapore Insolvency Law in Times of COVID-19 Singapore Management University
30-Mar-2020 India COVID-19 India: Corporate, tax, employment and bankruptcy law measures announced by the Indian government DLA Piper
29 Mar-2020 India Covid-19: India Inc seeks more regulatory relaxations to face lockdown blues The Hindu Business Line
27-Mar-2020 Singapore Govt steps in to provide relief from contractual obligations in light of COVID19 Drew & Napier
26-Mar-2020 Australia HWL Ebsworth changes its mind on work-from-office stance Australian Financial Review
26-Mar-2020 Australia Law firms swamped with anxious clients Australian Financial Review
26-Mar-2020 Australia The race to beat virus disruption - and learning from the big four Australian Financial Review
25-Mar-2020 Australia Inside the ACCC's crisis response Australian Financial Review
25-Mar-2020 China A Wuhan Lawyer Suing the U.S. Government Over COVID-19? In China, Legal Impediments May Surface. China Justice Observer
25-Mar-2020 India Indian Insolvency Law responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
23-Mar-2020 Australia More equity raisings likely as companies fend off crisis Australian Financial Review
23-Mar-2020 Australia HWL Ebsworth staff still chained to their desks Australian Financial Review
20-Mar-2020 Indonesia Indonesian Government begins Easing Rules in light of Covid-19 Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
19-Mar-2020 Australia Why eight is enough for federal courts Australian Financial Review
19-Mar-2020 Australia How top law firms united to contain the spread Australian Financial Review
18-Mar-2020 Australia Courts impose limit of eight as Singo's son-in-law tests positive Australian Financial Review
12-Mar-2020 Australia Law firms act to minimise virus hit on productivity Australian Financial Review
12-Mar-2020 Australia International law firm Jones Day shuts floor of local office Australian Financial Review
12-Mar-2020 Australia Norton Rose sends staff home amid virus scare Australian Financial Review
12-Mar-2020 Australia Mallesons shuts Sydney office over virus fears Australian Financial Review
10-Mar-2020 Australia Top law firm reels after negative virus test turns positive Australian Financial Review
8-Mar-2020 Australia Mallesons trials work from home post Clayton Utz scare Australian Financial Review
6-Mar-2020 Australia Legal industry ready for outbreak post-Clayton Utz virus scare Australian Financial Review
6-Mar-2020 Australia Clayton Utz staffer cleared of coronavirus risk Australian Financial Review
5-Mar-2020 Australia How a law firm was shut down by coronavirus Australian Financial Review
4-Mar-2020 Singapore Extension of time for issuers with a 31 December financial year-end to hold annual general meetings to approve 31 December 2019 financial results in light of COVID-19 Drew & Napier
2-Mar-2020 Australia Worst 'yet to come' on supply chain disruption Australian Financial Review
Mar-2020 Australia Fact Sheet: Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses Australian Government
Mar-2020 Australia COVID-19 Pandemic: Suspension in Australia of insolvent trading laws and other measures Jones Day
Mar-2020 Australia Coronavirus: Potential Implications for Major Construction and Infrastructure Projects in Australia Jones Day
27-Feb-2020 Australia How a top law firm is handling China's virus lockdown Australian Financial Review
24-Feb-2020 China China Forbids Eating Wildlife Due to the Outbreak of COVID-19 China Justice Observer
19-Feb-2020 China COVID-19 Turns all Chinese Courts into Internet Courts Overnight China Justice Observer
16-Feb-2020 China What Does China's Wildlife Protection Law Say? China Justice Observer
13-Feb-2020 China Does the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Constitute A Force Majeure Event? China Justice Observer
30-Jan-2020 N/A WHO Director-General's statement on IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Health Organisation

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