Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 12:30pm – 2:30pm    Doing Business In Malaysia (Download pdf brochure ) Overview China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to strengthen Chinese presence and connectivity to the world, has resulted in Malaysia being a key destination for Chinese investors. As Malaysia continues to see Chinese investors entering its economy, the Malaysian…

By Diana Cheak The Companies Commission of Malaysia has introduced a new registration number format containing 12 digit characters for companies, businesses and limited liability partnerships in Malaysia. The format is introduced to replace the various formats of registration numbers generated by the previous system and is in line with the Government’s initiative to have…

By Sarah Kambali & Marcus Leong The Malaysian property market remains attractive to foreigners and expats who either wish to live or invest in Malaysia. According to statistics, Malaysian properties are affordable and offer reasonable returns. However, foreigners, whether individuals  or companies, should abide by specific requirements and restrictions enforced under the National Land Code…

MahWengKwai & Associates’ Public Series Lunch Talks are organised once a month over lunch to inculcate knowledge and awareness, promote deliberations, for networking and to explore new strategic partnerships amongst our associates and clients. On 22 August 2019, our Senior Associate, Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios from the firms’ Corporate Department spoke on “The Role of…

By Cassandra Thomazios  Due diligence is a common and important step in most share acquisitions and corporate transactions, regardless of whether an acquirer seeks to obtain a controlling or minority interest in the target company.  The common legal maxim “caveat emptor”, which means “let the buyer beware”, is the rationale and justification for due diligence….

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…

Thursday, 4 July, 2019 12:30pm – 2:30pm    Foreign Direct Investment in the UK (Download pdf brochure ) Overview Despite growing uncertainty in many economies and financial markets around the world, there are still many good reasons to invest in the United Kingdom (‘UK’). The UK has one of the most robust property markets in the world…

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,…

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