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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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The Financial Services Act 2012

February 2013 - Finance. Legal Developments by Abdullah Chan.

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(Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram

Jan 2013

This series of articles are written to introduce and explain significant features of the Financial Services Act 2012 which was recently passed by Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara of the Malaysian Parliament. The Royal Assent to the Bill has not been announced yet. Neither has the new Act been gazetted. The Bill provides that the Act will come into force on a day determined by the Minister of Finance.

 

The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

February 2013 - Finance. Legal Developments by Abdullah Chan.

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(Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013

This series of articles are written to introduce and explain significant features of the Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012 which was recently passed by Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara of the Malaysian Parliament. The Royal Assent to the Bill has not been announced yet. Neither has the new Act been gazetted. The Bill provides that the Act will come into force on a day determined by the Minister of Finance.

Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

November 2012 - Employment. Legal Developments by Raja, Darryl & Loh .

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The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.

Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

October 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.

Adjudication in Malaysia – the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.

EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

PRESUMPTION OF GUILT – REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.

FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (“FGVH”) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.

Competition...Friend or Foe?

The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.

Malaysia’s Money Services Business Act 2011

February 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by Naqiz & Partners.

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Money Services Business Act 2011 (the “Act”) is an act to provide for the licensing, regulation and supervision of money services business. The Act defines money services business as money-changing business, remittance business and whole sale currency business.

Malaysia’s Copyright Laws Set for Change

February 2012 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Naqiz & Partners.

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Since 2010, Malaysia has been involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) talks along with Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. The proposed partnership represents the latest multilateral free trade agreement that aims to further liberalise the economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

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