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Philippines: Work suspension during calamities
On January 12, 2020, the Taal volcano in the Philippines began erupting, causing numerous cities to experience ash fall and necessitating the evacuation of families living nearby ...
Philippines: Changing times for PEZA locators
The Philippines enticed into investors into its special economic zones with tax incentives, such as income tax holidays (ITH) or 5 percent gross income taxation (GIT), VAT zero-rated purchases and duty-free importations ...
The 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention and the enforcement of foreign judgments in the Philippines
In a world where cross-border transactions are commonplace, disputes inevitably arise. Thus, the recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions is a key issue ...
Compulsory investment of branch offices in the Philippines
The Revised Corporation Code introduced amendments to the otherwise outdated Corporation Code.
Philippines: The POGO problem – Harmonising immigration, gaming and gambling
It is highly illegal to gamble in China save for a few state-run lotteries. To avoid this prohibition, gambling companies operate offshore so that they may continue catering to Chinese nationals who play casino and e-games online ...
Developments in the Philippine Competition Commission’s enforcement activities
Early this year, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Enforcement Office launched a leniency/whistleblower programme offering immunity from suit and reduction of fines to cartel members who will provide information that will help the PCC investigate and prosecute cartels ...
Philippines Related News
Philippines: Work suspension during calamities
On January 12, 2020, the Taal volcano in the Philippines began erupting, causing numerous cities to experience ash fall and necessitating the evacuation of families living nearby ...
Philippines: The POGO problem – Harmonising immigration, gaming and gambling
It is highly illegal to gamble in China save for a few state-run lotteries. To avoid this prohibition, gambling companies operate offshore so that they may continue catering to Chinese nationals who play casino and e-games online ...
The Philippine Competition Commission bares its teeth
For the first time since its inception in 2015, the Commission has blocked a merger after conducting its review.
Joseph Trillana Gonzales
We speak to the general counsel of Aboitiz Power about his role and the outlook for the profession in the Philippines.
A 'return' to private practice
Three experienced Asia-based lawyers spoke to Tim Gilkison about their 'return' to private practice, and how to make a successful transition ...
The PCC’s Joint Venture Guidelines
The Philippine Competition Commission must strive to strike a balance ...
Defeatist data security cultures no more
Organisations need to recognise that information security is a question of risk and step up defences now ..
Islamic banking and finance in the Philippines
The recent passage of Republic Act No. 11054 augurs well for the development of Islamic banking and finance in the Philippines ...
The Philippine Anti-Money Laundering Commission extends compliance requirement
Jewellery dealers, dealers in precious metals and dealers in precious stones are now deemed covered persons.
Philippines: Bureau of Internal Revenue Clarifies Taxes on Offshore Gaming
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Circular No. 102-2017 clarifying the tax imposed on entities engaged in Philippine offshore gaming operations ...
Philippines In-House Handbook & Directory
Philippines Chapter (including firm directory)