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…

In accordance with the federal gazette issued on 26.1.2017, Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (“SSM”) has announced that the Companies Act 2016 will be implemented effective 31st January 2017 (with the exception of section 241 and Division 8 of Part III). Download Companies Act 2016 here. To…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim and Vincent Lim Alongside the growth of the sports industry in recent times, there has been a trend for corporations and individuals of means to invest in sport stadiums through naming rights, a form of collaboration between two parties resulting in a company name being synonymous with a sporting team…

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