This MWKA Online Talk was delivered on 11 January 2023 by Ms Anis Mohd Sohaimi and Ms Mira Mashor and moderated by Ms Jazlynn Wong. Please visit to register for upcoming talks.


Do you want to establish a local presence in Malaysia and expand your business in Asia? Malaysia continues to be attractive for foreign companies due to its growing economy. It is also a practical base for servicing other ASEAN markets due to its strategic location and ease of conducting business. A foreign company can consider registering a branch office, establishing a representative office or incorporating a local subsidiary. Join us for this online talk to find out which option works best for your business and the rules and regulations applicable.

Talk points:

  • “Foreign company” and the Companies Act 2016
  • Registering a branch office
  • Establishing a representative office
  • Incorporating a local subsidiary

Speakers: Anis Mohd Sohaimi (Associate) and Mira Mashor (Associate)

Moderator: Jazlynn Wong (Paralegal)

A copy of the talk slides in PDF format is available for download here.

Foreign Companies in Malaysia: Branch Office, Representative Office or Local Subsidiary?

25 January, 2023


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