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 Christine Toh and Eric Toh According to the Malaysian Statistics Department, the divorce rate for non-muslim males aged 18 and above was 6.5 per cent in 2017; whereas the divorce rate for non-muslim females aged 16 and above stood at 7 per cent in the same year. Divorce is becoming increasingly common and the…

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 Bryan Boo Business and trading have come a long way — from the barter system to the creation of money. With the rapid development of automation and technology, business and trading today is commonly carried out by way of credit and potentially even cryptocurrencies. However, such advancements also bring about their own share of…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Janessa Kok, Oh Jia Ling Employment Law: Medical Boarding Out or Not? Every employee of an employment contract will inadvertently fall ill every now and then. Of course, all employees are entitled to take medical leave, but in extreme cases where the employee has unfortunately contracted a disease or became medically or physically…

By Richard Wee, Sarah Kambali, Jackie Goh and Saphna Ravichandran   Wills A Will and Wasiat are governed by different sets of laws in Malaysia. However, both serve a similar purpose – to manage a deceased person’s asset after the demise of that person.   Essentially, non-Muslims may practice the distribution of assets and realise their final wishes…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo MWKA had the privilege of attending the recent KL Major held at Axiata Arena from 16 – 18 November 2018. Coined the largest international esports tournament in Malaysia, the KL Major was truly a spectacle to behold and proved to the world that Malaysia is capable of…

By John Chan & Raymond Mah Malaysian employment law requires employers to have “just cause and excuse” before terminating their employees. The Courts have put employees security of tenure in employment on the same footing as that of ‘property right’. In Hong Leong Equipment Sdn. Bhd. v Liew Fook Chuan and Anor [1996] 1 MLJ…

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…

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