Amicus Curiae

23 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

Contracting arrangements in the Philippines: Where are we now?

To recall, under the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) issued Department Order No. 174, series of 2017 (“DoLE DO 174-17”).
16 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

Reassessment of the Nationality Requirements for Renewable Energy (RE) Projects

On 29 September 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) rendered its Opinion No. 21, Series of 2022 (“Opinion”), holding that the 40% foreign equity limitation as provided under the 1987 Constitution should not apply to the exploration, development, and utilization of inexhaustible renewable energy (“RE”) resources.
8 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

R.A. 11765 – Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act

The COVID pandemic has brought forth the unprecedented expansion of digital financial systems. At the height of the pandemic, quarantine measures were at their strictest.
3 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

A Short Primer on the SIM Card Registration Act

The unregulated purchase, use, and deactivation of SIM cards made it difficult for law enforcement agencies to identify and apprehend those who commit wrongdoings with the use of cellular phones.
26 October 2022 Amicus Curiae

The New “Normal”: The Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations to the Telecommuting Act

In this age of rapidly evolving technology and the enduring risks of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and employees alike have forged a new “normal” of the working environment—the work-from-home arrangement.
19 October 2022 Amicus Curiae

BSP Gears for Regulatory Sandbox Framework

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”) issued last 5 September 2022 BSP Circular No. 1153 (the “Circular”) which institutionalizes a regulatory sandbox framework to better evaluate entities under its regulatory purview that offer or use financial products/services utilizing emerging or new technology.

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