By Sarah Kambali The Budget 2020 for Malaysia was recently tabled at the Dewan Rakyat in Parliament by YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Finance, on Friday, 11th October 2019. The Budget 2020 objectives are based on “Driving growth and equitable outcomes towards shared prosperity.” Real Estate transactions fall under Strategy 11: Promoting Access…

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…

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 12:30pm – 2:30pm    Basics of Construction Contracts in Malaysia (Download pdf brochure ) Overview Dealing with construction contracts can be daunting for companies. It is essential for individuals and companies in the construction industry to be well versed in standard agreements, common contractual terms in the construction contracts and their implications. This…

By Cassandra Nicole Thomazios  Introduction Freedom of Religion is a principle enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a fundamental human right that protects people with the right to profess and practice their faith, religion or belief. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to…

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 18 September 2019, our Senior Associate, Ms Diana Cheak, and Associate, John Chan, from the firms’ Employment Department spoke on…

By Christopher Chan, an associate director and a registered estate agent with Hartamas Real Estate Group To spur both the challenging property market, I strongly recommend that the government adopt the following suggestions for Budget 2020: 1) The existing benefits for the residential secondary property market should be reconfigured to the following:  The existing threshold…

Our associate, Jasmine Wong, spoke as a panelist at UndiMsia!Chat on Citizenship & Statelessness. The event was organized by the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) and the United Kingdom Malaysian Law Students’ Association (KPUM) on 12.9.2019 to raise awareness on the legal battle for equal citizenship rights by the residents of our…

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….

MahWengKwai & Associates is pleased to announce that we now accept payment for legal services by way of virtual currency. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first law firm in Malaysia to have implemented a virtual currency payment system for clients to make payment for legal fees. As a firm, we believe…

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