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Revised guidelines on the establishment and operations of Labuan leasing business
A key change requires Labuan leasing companies to establish substantial activities and perform strategic functions in Labuan.
Structuring a joint venture arrangement based on musharakah mutanaqisah
Parties that wish to form a joint venture in accordance with the principles of Shariah may consider forming such a venture based on the musharakah mutanaqisah concept.
Legal process on transfer of domicile
When a company has decided that a transfer of domicile to another jurisdiction would be to its advantage, there will need to be certain procedures to be completed in its original jurisdiction prior to the transfer process in the new jurisdiction.
Process and issues in dual listing or cross listing of Malaysian-incorporated listed companies
Dual listing is when a company’s shares are listed on two or more different exchanges in addition to its domestic exchange for the purpose of adding liquidity to the shares and allowing investors greater choice in where they can trade their shares ...
Net energy metering guidelines in Malaysia
The government of Malaysia has introduced various incentives and strategies to encourage the growth of the renewable energy (RE) segment in Malaysia ...
Risks for investors ahead of 2018 Malaysia elections
Investors should be aware of elevated fraud and corruption risks in the lead-up to the election ...
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Sustainability reporting for PLCs in Malaysia
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Malaysia introduces audit exemption for certain private companies
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MALAYSIA: Managing risks along China’s belt and road initiative
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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 ...
The thing about … Nagarajah Muttiah
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Hema Latha Sinnakaundan, Sun Life Malaysia
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Fintech in Malaysia: Trends and recent legal developments
Financial services institutions in Malaysia have made aggressive efforts to embrace and keep pace with fintech ...
‘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
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