CNPUpdate - Issue 04 - July 2020

 

Contents
  1. Corporate insolvency, restructuring, and recovery in the COVID-19 world - part 1

  2. Fortitude Budget to help businesses and individuals adapt and build resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  3. Fortitude Budget - rental relief framework for small and medium enterprises in Singapore

  4. S$6 million grant scheme available to Singapore FinTech firms

  5. Lodgement of the Register of Registrable Controllers with ACRA

  6. Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Companies Act

  7. Indonesian investment updates - A quick introduction to Indonesian labour law


Corporate insolvency, restructuring, and recovery in the COVID-19 world - part 1

There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the present economic recession in Singapore and elsewhere. Even absent the pandemic, however, data from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Law from mid to late 2019 portended a recession in the near future. The Ministry of Law's 23 July 2020 announcement that the Insolvency, Restructuring, and Dissolution Act of 2018 ("Act") would come into force on 30 July 2020 is therefore much welcomed. This article provides a brief overview of two major changes brought about by the Act, particularly in light of the modifications to the Act brought about by the COVID-19 Temporary Measures Act of 2020 ("COVID-19 Act") and constitutes part 1 of our multi-part series on corporate insolvency, restructuring, and recovery in the COVID-19 world.

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Fortitude Budget to help businesses and individuals adapt and build resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Singapore's Fortitude Budget was presented on 26 May 2020 and complements the Unity, Resilience and Solidarity Budgets to help businesses and individuals adapt and build resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fortitude Budget - rental relief framework for small and medium enterprises in Singapore

An extraordinary effort in an extraordinary time to catch every segment of the social and economic fabric of Singapore. That sums up the four Budgets that have been announced in the Singapore Parliament from February to May 2020. Supplemental Budget Statements have been issued along the way to further enhance the measures announced in the main Budgets. Buyers of residential properties from private developers and the HDB are now afforded relief from hardship caused by COVID-19. Another segment that will receive more help are the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Why SMEs? Read on to find out why, and what constitutes an SME, what additional help is available and how to tap on that additional help under the fourth and latest (Fortitude) Budget.

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S$6 million grant scheme available to Singapore FinTech firms

On 13 May 2020, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS"), the Singapore FinTech Association ("SFA") and the AMTD Group and AMTD Foundation (collectively, "AMTD") jointly launched the MAS-SFA-AMTD FinTech Solidarity Grant ("Grant") catered towards Singapore-based FinTech firms during this period of uncertain business landscape consequent upon the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lodgement of the Register of Registrable Controllers with ACRA

Keeping in line with international practices, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority ("ACRA") of Singapore will require all companies incorporated in Singapore, foreign companies and limited liability partnerships incorporated or registered in Singapore ("LLPs") to file and maintain a Register of Registrable Controllers ("RORC") with them. Initially scheduled to come into effect in May 2020, this requirement has been deferred to July 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Certain entities such as listed companies and Singapore financial institutions, and their respective wholly-owned subsidiaries, are exempted from the RORC requirement.

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Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Companies Act

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory ("ACRA") is currently seeking public feedback on the proposed amendments to the Companies Act ("CA") from the period 20 July 2020 to 17 August 2020.

The amendments are proposed by the Companies Act Working Group ("CAWG") set up in 2018 by ACRA to review the CA periodically. The CAWG comprises local and international members from various law firms, industry regulators and associations.

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Indonesian investment updates - A quick introduction to Indonesian labour law

Whether your investment into Indonesia is to take the form of an acquisition or the incorporation of a new joint venture company, Indonesian Labour Law applies and must be complied with. This article provides you with a brief overview of Indonesian Labour Law and how it may apply to you and your investment.

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