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,…

“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 based on…

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 around…

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…

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