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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 ...
Sustainability reporting for PLCs in Malaysia
Back in 2015, Bursa Malaysia, the Malaysian stock exchange, reported that the Global Risks 2015 report by the World Economic Forum identified that 70 percent of the top 10 risks were sustainability-related, which in turn “raises new risks and opportunities for businesses to understand” and ultimately affects its value ...
Malaysia News
Charity Focus: Yokuk's Suliana Shamsuddin Alias
A conversation with the chairperson and executive director of Yayasan Orang Kurang Upaya Kelantan — the Foundation for the Disabled.
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)