By Tommy Wong  The digital currency industry in Malaysia received long-awaited clarity sought by many entrepreneurs and investors when on 15.1.2019 digital assets were finally recognized as securities under the Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019 (“CMS Prescription Order”). In addition, the Securities Commission Malaysia (“Securities Commission”)…

By Raymond Mah, Cassandra Nicole Thomazios,  Tommy Wong & Fatin Hafiza Trademark is essentially a form of identity used by a trade and/or that represents a company or product in the course of trading. It is used to distinguish one product from another by way of a recognizable sign, design or expression to identify a…

By Raymond Mah and Cassandra Nicole Thomazios Chapter 1 Introduction to Mergers & Acquisitions in Malaysia The term Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) is generally used to refer to the consolidation of companies or assets through different transaction types. Over recent years, the M&A scene in Malaysia has significantly slowed down as the number of completed…

By Christine Toh & Raymond Mah In Malaysia, the burden of assessing tax liability is placed on the shoulders of the taxpayers, i.e. a self assessment tax system to encourage voluntary tax compliance and to reduce tax administration cost. However, the Director General of Inland Revenue (“Director General”) has a wide discretion under the Income…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim and Kevin Seow Sports has always been an important aspect of Malaysian culture. The love and spirit for sports will always be something embedded in every Malaysian’s soul. It also brings us together as one nation when we cheer on our nation’s athletes. Who could forget how we were glued…

By Richard Wee, Sarah Kambali, Darren Tan & Oh Jia Ling   Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Purchasing or selling a property in Malaysia can be complicated with layers of administrative challenges. Embedded in these property transactions are statutory rules, legal practices and commercial documentation. For many first time property buyer, or even regular property investor;…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo Photo credit: Jamie McInall MWKA Esports Meta: The Inconsistencies in Esports – The Need for Governance (Part 1) It is undeniable that governance and a global regulation is vital to the long-term sustenance and continual growth of any sport. Such a system in place provides certainty and consistency…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Bryan Boo & Vincent Lim               15 Nov 2017 Photo Credit: “League of Legends North American LCS” by Gabriel.gagne is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 The evolution of esports from its inception to a world-wide phenomenon is truly fascinating. What began as just a few friends playing…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Justine Tong Photo Credit: “RAFL4114” by Choy950721 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 Every two years, South East Asia hosts a regional sports carnival better known as the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The Southeast Asian Games originated from the South East Asian Peninsula Games (SEAP Games). The SEAP Games was…

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