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Singapore labour regulation softens in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic gave rise to border closures in a number of parts of the world, and this resulted in shortages of labour where labour is typically accessed from across the border. This has been evident in Singapore, so Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has decided to implement a temporary easing of regulations restricting renewals of work permits for certain business sectors.  These sectors include building … Continue reading Singapore labour regulation softens in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Singapore: the pros and cons of basing your business there

Singapore has been in the spotlight for the past few months, for different reasons, among which are the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the recent shift of global wealth to its shores[1]. What makes Singapore the success story it clearly is, and what should we consider if we  have a growing interest in migrating to Singapore, either for business purposes or for residence? … Continue reading Singapore: the pros and cons of basing your business there

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Changes to Qatari Labour Law

In 2020, Qatari labour law was amended granting better rights to employees[1]. In addition, a national minimum wage was introduced, taking effect in March 2021[2], and perhaps even more significantly, employees can now transfer from one employer to another in Qatar without the need to obtain his or her current employer’s consent[3]. The revised Qatari labour law has amended the termination of employment requirements, such … Continue reading Changes to Qatari Labour Law

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Investing in Indonesia – pitfalls and opportunities

It is true that the pitfalls to successful investment in Indonesia are potentially plentiful, and yes indeed, whether or not Indonesia will be a profitable investment option in 2021, will depend at least partly on the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia, and a host of other things Continue reading Investing in Indonesia – pitfalls and opportunities

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Doing business in Indonesia

It is interesting to see what has changed, and what has not, in the past 23 years, because 23 years ago, I was seconded to Jakarta by a law firm now widely known as ‘Dentons’. In those days, it was ‘Denton Hall’; and some years prior to that, when I joined them, it went by the even longer name ‘Denton Hall, Burgin & Warrens’! Foreign … Continue reading Doing business in Indonesia