Successful construction companies have traditionally relied primarily on personal relationships/ recommendations, professional networks, and word-of-mouth referrals to gain new business opportunities. While this is still important, more and more companies in the construction industry are now including inbound into their marketing strategy. In the United States, a survey by the Construction Marketing Association found that…

The Malaysian courts have recognised cryptocurrency as a security and a commodity. In the case of Luno Pte Ltd & Another v Robert Ong Thien Cheng (Civil Suit No. BA-B52NCVC-389-12/2017), the Shah Alam Sessions Court held that cryptocurrency falls within the ambit of “anything” under Section 73 of the Contracts Act 1950 (“CA 1950”) as…

Steps to consider for new entrepreneurs & startups The decision to become an entrepreneur or to venture into a startup company requires careful consideration and meticulous planning. Before embarking on a new venture, it is essential to plan ahead and prepare all necessary documents to avoid future headaches. This article will introduce the necessary steps…

Businesses, including legal firms, will have to innovate if they are to survive the financial storm ahead. That was the key message delivered by Mei Lum, co-founder and principal consultant of MWKA Technologies, at the League of Lawyers Inaugural Online Conference on 30 April 2020. MahWengKwai & Associates (MWKA) hosted the three-hour conference, which saw…

Wednesday, 8 April, 2020 11:00 am – 11:45 am  Business Continuity during COVID-19: The Show Must Go On About this talk Most business owners are stuck at home hoping for a quick end to this health and business crisis. However, our analysis tells us that we may be in this emergency Remote Work scenario longer…

By Eric Toh On 6 November 2019, Asia Law Portal issued an article entitled “Some law firms in Asia are now accepting virtual currency” (“Asia Law Portal’s Article”) which highlighted the increase in acceptance of virtual currency by law firms in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are pleased to share that our firm,…

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”)…

Malaysia’s telecoms market in 2015 “is undergoing a major revolution driven by the changes of user requirements,revenue drivers and new technologies”, as Alfie Amir, Research Manager, Telecoms, International Data Corporation (IDC) Malaysia, told Cellular News earlier this year. In that report IDC outlined their top 10 predictions for the telecommunications industry in Malaysia this year.  They…