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 Lesley Lim and Vincent Lim *A short commentary of the recent doping case of Wendy Ng Yan Yee* The blow, when it came, was disastrous. Wendy Ng Yan Yee, national diver at the KL 2017 SEA Games, was plunged into anguish. Her gold medal in the women’s 3m springboard individual event was taken away,…

    “In the inaugural 40 under 40 list, ALB showcases the 40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region. These are lawyers under the age of 40 who are doing important deals, key disputes and other high-quality work, earning accolades from their colleagues, superiors and clients in the process. Lawyers were listed…

LONDON, 03 June 2015: Financier Worldwide is pleased to announce that Jo Yan Lim of MahWengKwai & Associates LLP  has been recognised as a leading expert in its 2015 M&A and Corporate Finance Handbook.   Jo Yan was showcased as a recommended professional in Malaysia. Financier Worldwide’s Handbook contains detailed profiles of leading experts from…

Introduction The Plaintiff is a civil and geotechnical consultant engineer and the Defendant was the developer of 4 blocks of apartments in Kuala Lumpur. At the conclusion of the piling works, the Plaintiff conducted tests to confirm the strength of the bored-piles. The Plaintiff found that most of the piles failed and refused to approve…

by Lim Jo Yan and Mak Ka Wai Generally, an acquisition of property attracts stamp duty exposure and a disposal of property may attract real property gains tax (“RPGT”). Stamp duty is calculated on the market value of the property at the time of the acquisition whereas RPGT is calculated on the profit gained from…

  by Raymond Mah Introduction (1) Performance bonds and bank guarantees are commonplace in the Malaysian construction industry. Construction contracts often require a contractor to take out a performance bond, typically in the form of a bank guarantee which can be called upon by the employer to a specified maximum limit in the event of…

MWKA organised a lunch talk on 18 November 2013 presented by our Partner Mr. Lim Jo Yan on the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 in line with the coming into force of the much anticipated legislation. Please click below to view the full presentation slides on Complying with the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. MWKA…

  by Lim Jo Yan and Sunitha Balasundaram Introduction The use of Personal Data is an integral part of today’s commercial world. The collection, interpretation, storing and transferring of Personal Data has become necessary in the age of electronic commerce and digital technology. The Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”) was gazetted in June 2010…

  by Professor Datuk Sundra Rajoo (Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Sundra Rajoo Arbitration Chambers) [Reproduced with permission] History of Arbitration in Malaysia It would be difficult to trace the history of arbitration in Asia, but we can first look back to 1923, when the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)…

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