NPC releases Updated Draft Circular on Administrative Fines

The National Privacy Commission (Commission) has updated its draft Circular on administrative fines following public consultation held earlier this year on the first draft. Under the updated Draft Guidelines, the infractions are now tiered based on the applicable range of fines. The maximum fine for Tier 2 infractions has been lowered to 3% of annual gross …
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NPC extends the validity period of existing Certificates of Registration

The National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) announced that it is suspending the launch of the eRehistro, which is expected to be the NPC’s online registration platform. The launch was originally scheduled in June 2021. As the launch of e-Rehistro is further deferred, the NPC also announced extending the validity periods of all existing Certificates of Registration issued for …
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NPC releases Draft Circular on Administrative Fines

The National Privacy Commission (Commission) has released a draft Circular on administrative fines to be imposed by the Commission for violations of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), and other issuances and orders of the Commission. The draft Circular remains subject to comments, suggestions, and opinions from concerned …
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PJS Law wins big in 2021 In-House Counsel award

We are delighted to announce that PJS Law was recognized as Firm of the Year in four (4) major practice areas in a survey recently conducted by The In-House Community Counsels. The firm received the highest citation among Philippine law firms in Alternative Investment Funds (including Private Equity), Anti-Trust/Competition, Energy & Natural Resources, and Projects and …
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Monalisa Dimalanta is 2021 Impact Champion in the Renewable Energy Industry

Today, as we celebrate the International Women’s Day, we give credit to the women who continue to push the boundaries, inspire and promote global recognition for gender equality. We are more than proud to have our Monalisa Dimalanta as role-model to people who aspire to be leaders in the Renewable Energy industry. Congratulations, Mona, for …
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PJS Law welcomes new year with new Partner, round of promotions

As we usher in the new year, PJS Law welcomes a new member to the Partnership and the promotions of several lawyers to Senior Associates. Entry into the Partnership of Elaine Marie G. Laceda Elaine is one of the Philippines’ most active and leading lawyers in the fields of Banking & Finance and Mergers & …
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Foreign firms required to disclose beneficial ownerships

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is directing all foreign corporations to fully disclose their beneficial owners. SEC Memorandum Circular No. 30 (series of 2020) requires all foreign corporations (such as branch office, representative office and regional area/operating headquarters) to include information on their beneficial owners through the use of the Beneficial Ownership Declaration page of …
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PJS Law receives Top Tier ranking in IFLR1000!

As we celebrate our 23rd anniversary, we continue to forge into the future with the marks of excellence and leadership that has become the brand of PJS Law. In the recent IFLR1000 30th edition, our Project Development team was given the highest ranking among Philippine law firms. We are also especially proud of our Partners, …
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President signs Bayanihan 2 law

On 11 September 2020, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11494, otherwise known as the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2. The law will provide stimulus and relief packages to jumpstart the recovery of the Philippine economy and to augment government’s response with the effects of the COVID-19 …
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