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MALAYSIA: Managing risks along China’s belt and road initiative
China’s belt and road initiative (BRI) involves Chinese companies investing in or with companies in the belt-and-road countries ...
Malaysia: Maintaining a compliance programme
A compliance programme is, simply put, a set of guidelines and procedures developed internally within an organisation to ensure that it abides by the laws and regulations ...
Fintech in Malaysia: Trends and recent legal developments
Financial services institutions in Malaysia have made aggressive efforts to embrace and keep pace with fintech ...
Moral Rights … From peaks to pieces
MALAYSIA- Six years ago, the cultural and historical sculpture, Lunar Peaks or Puncak Purnama (‘the Sculpture’) made the national headlines when ...
Introducing the tort of sexual harassment
The Malaysian Federal Court in the case of Mohd Ridzwan bin Abdul Razak v Asmah binti Hj Mohd Nor recently delivered a landmark judgment ...
New Minimum Wages from July 2016
In Malaysia, the National Minimum Wages initiative (the Policy) was first introduced and announced by the Malaysian Prime Minister ...
Malaysia News
Q&A with Malaysian law firm Putri Norlisa Chair
PNC Law commenced operations on October 1, 2015. We have a very nimble and niche setup, built on our core practice areas in Banking and Finance, Corporate-Commercial ...
Malaysia's first ever qualified foreign law firm
With effect from April 4 2015, Trowers & Hamlins became the first foreign law firm to …
Malaysia Articles and Reports
Brave new worlds
Asia’s emerging economies continue to play bigger roles on our increasingly integrated world stage. Melinda Finch investigates the rising stars of India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam and considers the impact of their ascension on the legal industry.
Employment Special Report
Throughout Asia, 2007 may be remembered as a year of significant labour law reform. While amendments may be symptomatic of the strength of the region’s economy as a whole, the changes are unique to the realities of the nations who have enacted them.
Finance Special Report 2008
Off the back of an extraordinary year of growth, modest economic expectations in the year to come are the current trend. Asian-Counsel provides a regional overview in addition to special features on Islamic finance in Japan, recent developments in Malaysian securities law and regulations and Islamic banking and finance regulations in the United Arab Emirates.
A SEA of change?
In this month’s cover feature, we look at trends in the role and composition of in-house teams across South-East Asia (SEA). In addition, Dr Le Net and Chau Huy Quang of AGZI LCT Law Firm provide an overview of opportunities for PPP and infrastructure development and M&A in Vietnam.
Restructuring & Insolvency Special Report
In this month’s cover feature, we take a look at the reasons why in-house counsel need to stay alert to restructuring and insolvency trends, and talk to experts from around the region about the practical considerations which should be taken into account when advising clients in the current climate.
Capital Raising Special Report
Our latest edition of Asian-Counsel takes a look at the various happenings in the region’s capital markets sector. Whilst change is abreast with money flows shifting directions and new industries gaining momentum, we uncover why Hong Kong and Singapore regulators are still setting the pace. Leading law firms also reveal the latest capital markets trends in Malaysia, India, Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
Malaysia In-House Insights
Hema Latha Sinnakaundan, Sun Life Malaysia
Asian-mena Counsel speaks to the general counsel, chief compliance officer and company secretary of Sun Life Malaysia about her role and the changing nature of the in-house legal function ...
‘Planting’ her flag on in-house law - Choo Suit Mae
Having made the leap from external to in-house, Choo Suit Mae, Group General Counsel of Sime Darby, knows from over 25 years working externally what it’s like to approach law from that point of view, and applies this constantly when working with external counsel. Giving her thoughts on life and law, she reveals what she believes to be the secrets of success in both, noting that courage in all aspects goes a long way.
The sky’s the limit
Sharifah Julina Afaf Syed Jalaludin, Group General Counsel at Malaysia Airlines (MAS), tells us about her high-flying role and the improving relationship between her legal team and the business
Conquering the divide
Thavakumar Kandiahpillai, General Counsel for the Shell Group of Companies in Malaysia discusses his transition from private practice to life as an in-house lawyer, and shares why Shell’s extensive recruitment process helps retain the cream of the crop.
Malaysia In-House Handbook & Directory
Malaysia Chapter (including firm directory)