COVID-19 Resource Hub

ZICO Law Response to COVID-19

As the World Health Organization has categorised the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, ASEAN countries continue to take precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus. As recently as yesterday, President Duterte of the Philippines has implemented a lockdown of its capital city, Manila while other South East Asia countries closely monitor the situation at home and abroad.

Given that ZICO Law has offices in all 10 ASEAN countries, each of our offices must follow the specific measures taken by their respective governments based on their policies and directives relating to […]

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February 2020

ASEAN’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19: EMPLOYMENT ISSUES TO CONSIDER

With the Corona virus (COVID-19) now a global pandemic, employers in the private sector are scrambling to ensure their employees remain safe and healthy while keeping their business running. The virus has spread to numerous countries, including within the ASEAN region. In this publication, we provide a regional overview of the legal obligations that employers have to their employees in responding to a health crisis of this magnitude.

WEBINAR | 1 April 2020

COVID-19 in ASEAN: Country Status Update on Legal Implications for Clients on Business and Risk Issues

As the COVID-19 pandemic has effectively forced a global standstill, businesses in ASEAN continue to scramble to achieve business continuity, contingency and clarity. In this webinar regional ZICO Law leaders discuss, compare and strategize on key legal concerns across South East Asia in relation to the developing COVID-19 outbreak.

ZICO Law Taskforce

We have established a taskforce to closely monitor any updates from the region’s agencies and authorities and focus on all issues that may arise including any possible exemptions from the implementation of the Announcement and the Order. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact:

Brunei

Mohamad Rozaiman Abdul Rahman
Managing Partner
ZICO R.A.R
+673 223 2929

Cambodia

Dr. Sok Siphana
Managing Partner
SokSiphana&associates
+855 2399 9878

Indonesia

Leoni Silitonga
Co-Executive Partner
Roosdiono & Partners
+6221 2978 3888

Laos

Aristotle David
Managing Partner
ZICOlaw (Laos) Sole Co. Ltd.
+856 21 410 033

Malaysia

Gilbert Gan
Managing Partner
Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
+603 2087 9999

Myanmar

Dr Maung Maung Thein
Managing Partner
ZICOlaw Myanmar Ltd.
+95 1 654 929

Philippines

Felix T Sy
Managing Partner
Insights Philippines Legal Advisors
+63 2 964 8971

Singapore

Yap Lian Seng
Managing Director
ZICO Insights Law
+65 6904 4184

Thailand

Nuttaphol Arammuang
Managing Partner
ZICOlaw (Thailand) Ltd.
+66 2 6777 588

Vietnam

Phuong Nguyen
Managing Partner
ZICOlaw (Vietnam) Ltd.
+84 28 3915 1000

Information & Resources

ALERT

2 April 2020 | Malaysia and ASEAN

COVID-19's Far Reaching Effects

An article published by StarBiz on how the coronavirus could impact contracts and other legal considerations in Malaysia and ASEAN. Partners Jeyakuhan S K Jeyasingam and Tan Wooi Hong provide their comments in this write up.

ALERT

2 April 2020 | Vietnam

Prime Minister’s new directive on COVID-19 prevention and control

On 31 March 2020, Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, issued Directive 16/TT-TTg on implementation of urgent measures for prevention and control of COVID-19 (“Directive 16”). Pursuant to Directive 16, a wide range of stringent social distancing measures have been implemented, including restricting citizens from leaving […]

ALERT

31 March 2020 | Cambodia

COVID-19: Cambodia’s Measures on Travel Restriction

On 27 March 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia, through Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s (“MoFAI”) announcement, imposed travel restrictions measure (“Travel Restrictions”) in order to reduce and contain the transmission of the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and to be in line with the measures taken ASEAN countries—effective from 12am of 30 March 2020. […]

NEWS

30 March 2020 | Laos

ZICO Law Laos’ Work from Home Protocols

Further to our communication on 24 March 2020, we write to inform you that the Prime Minister of Lao PDR has issued Order No. 06/PMdated 29 March 2020 requiring government offices and the private sector to suspend regular workplace activity and arrange for all employees to work from home until 11 April 2020, […]

NEWS

27 March 2020 | Vietnam

ZICO Law Vietnam’s Commitment to Serve You amidst the COVID-19 Situation

As the COVID-19 global outbreak continues to evolve, we are facing this unprecedented situation together. We are closely monitoring the situation in Vietnam where our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our people, clients and certainly, to ensure the continuity of our services without interruption. […]

NEWS

25 March 2020 | Cambodia

SokSiphana&associates’ Commitment to Serve You amidst the COVID-19 Situation

As the COVID-19 global outbreak continues to evolve, we are facing this unprecedented situation together. We are closely monitoring the situation in Cambodia where our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our people, clients and certainly, to ensure the continuity of our services without interruption. […]

ALERT

24 March 2020 | ASEAN

ASEAN Stock Exchanges’ Response To Falling Market Prices

In just weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases has ticked up exponentially, breaching 300,000 globally. The outbreak has caused many countries around the world to be in lockdown, crippling economic activity across the globe. As uncertainty grips the stock market amid the coronavirus pandemic, investors […]

NEWS

24 March 2020 | Laos

ZICO Law Laos’ Commitment to Serve You amidst the COVID-19 Situation

As the COVID-19 global outbreak continues to evolve, we are facing this unprecedented situation together. We are closely monitoring the situation in Laos where our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our people, clients and certainly, to ensure the continuity of our services without interruption. […]

NEWS

23 March 2020 | Myanmar

ZICO Law Myanmar’s Commitment to Serve You amidst the COVID-19 Situation

As the COVID-19 global outbreak continues to evolve, we are facing this unprecedented situation together. We are closely monitoring the situation in Myanmar where our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our people, clients and certainly, to ensure the continuity of our services without interruption. […]

NEWS

23 March 2020 | Indonesia

Roosdiono & Partners Work from Home Protocols

Further to our earlier announcement dated 17 March 2020, we write to inform you that Roosdiono & Partners will invoke a work from home protocol for all lawyers and staff from 23 March 2020 until 5 April 2020, subject to further developments. […]

NEWS

23 March 2020 | Thailand

ZICO Law Thailand Implements Business Continuity Plan in Response to COVID-19

ZICO Law Thailand has adopted a Business Continuity Plan (“BCP”) which includes remote working arrangement as a preventive measure to minimise exposure of our staff and clients. The BCP will take effect from 24 March 2020 until 6 April 2020. […]

WEBINAR

19 March 2020 | Webinar

COVID-19 crisis management: what law firms should be doing for themselves and their clients

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, ZICO Law Regional Managing Partner, Hanim Hamzah, co-moderated a webinar with global law firm leaders on how the current situation is affecting practice, working environment and client interactions.

ALERT

18 March 2020 | Malaysia

Updates on Movement Control Order – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 comes into effect

Further to our alert on Movement Control Order in Malaysia – Immediate Implications [link], the Federal Gazzette has published the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 […]

NEWS

17 March 2020 | Indonesia

Roosdiono & Partners Split Working Teams Arrangement

In light of the recent recommendation from the Government of Indonesia for implementing “social distancing” measures and for employees to work from home amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, and as we seek to safeguard the health and safety of our staff and their families as well as our clients while also continuing to deliver uninterrupted, high quality,  […]

ALERT

17 March 2020 | Malaysia

Movement Control Order in Malaysia – Immediate Implications

On 16 March 2020, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, had announced (“Announcement”) the imposition of a 14-day movement control order from 18 March to 31 March 2020 (“Period”) nationwide to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infection in Malaysia. The Prime Minister […]

NEWS

13 March 2020 | Philippines

Insights Philippines Legal Advisors Work from Home Protocols

In light of the mandatory enhanced community quarantine covering the entire major island of Luzon, including Metropolitan Manila and the National Capital Region, by the Philippine Government on 13 March 2020, we write to inform you that Insights Philippines Legal Advisors had implemented a work from home protocol […]

PUBLICATION

February 2020 | ASEAN

Snapshot of ASEAN Employer Obligations due to COVID-19

Following ZICO Law’s publication on “ASEAN’s Response to Covid-19: Employment Issues to Consider”, we have prepared a snapshot ASEAN-wide perspective of the employer obligations in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak in each country.

PUBLICATION

February 2020 | ASEAN

ASEAN's Response to COVID-19: Employment Issues to Consider

With the Corona virus (COVID-19) now a global pandemic, employers in the private sector are scrambling to ensure their employees remain safe and healthy while keeping their business running. The virus has spread to numerous countries, including within the ASEAN region. In this publication, we provide a regional overview of the legal obligations […]