OVERVIEW


As countries around the world work to tackle the spread of Covid-19, the threat of business interruption has become real, throwing arrangements into disarray, disrupting workforce, and upsetting the global economy.

At home, the government has begun issuing various countermeasures and relief for businesses and public alike. The following is a summary of legislation and government updates issued to navigate the Covid-19 outbreak. Our team continues to assess developments, which will be issued in the weeks to come.

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COMPETITION


KPPU Resumes Activities Virtually

11 April 2020

The KPPU finally resumes activities this week, albeit virtually. This means that all statutory timelines have resumed and KPPU's monitoring and enforcement actions will be conducted via electronic means. Read more about KPPU's virtual implementation here.

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KPPU Extends Closure

1 April 2020

In light of the continuing situation, the KPPU has extended its closure to 6 April 2020 and freezes all timeline for merger control activities.

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Covid-19 Spurs the Government to Expedite Procurement of Goods and Services

1 April 2020

Under the Presidential Instruction No. 4 of 2020 on Refocusing Activities, Budget Reallocation and Procurement of Goods and Services to Accelerate the Handling of Covid-19, the government allows the procurement of certain goods and services to bypass the tender process. Providers of these goods and services can benefit from this exemption if it is able to provide that their goods/services are necessary and that their prices are reasonable.

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