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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or


Double Awards go to Albar & Partners at the Corporate Intl 2012 Global Awards

November 2012. Press Releases by Albar & Partners (view listing).

August 2012 (United Kingdom): Held on an annual basis, the Corporate INTL Global Awards commemorates those who have shown excellence not only in legal expertise, but also in client service. 

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Albar&Partners tops the board for debt & equity markets in the Bloomberg 2010MALAYSIA League Tables

August 2011. Press Releases by Albar & Partners (view listing).

Albar & Partners tops the board for debt & equity markets in the Bloomberg 2010 MALAYSIA League Tables

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Albar & Partners clinches 4 prestigious awards @ Islamic Finance News Deals of the Year awards 2009

January 2010. Press Releases by Albar & Partners (view listing).

January 2010: Last year (2009) proved to be an excellent year for Albar & Partners in the practice area of Islamic Finance as we continued to receive widespread recognition from the Islamic Finance industry's leading publications.

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Albar & Partners wins prestigious “Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year 2008” award

June 2009. Press Releases by Albar & Partners (view listing).

At the Asian Counsel's "Top Deals of Year 2008 in Asia" Awards & picks up an "Islamic Groundbreaker 2008" Award from the Islamic Finance Asia.

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Albar & Partners launches its website

June 2009. Press Releases by Albar & Partners (view listing).

Albar & Partner announced the launch of the firm’s website with effect 1 May 2009.  Accessible world-wide at the website address of  , Managing Partner Syed Zaid Albar said, In today's fast paced world of ever changing technology, the development of this website is intended to enhance communication and make known to the world the various legal  services that our law  firm has to offer. It is hoped that users will find our website informative and inter-active, and will enjoy browsing through our website.”

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Legal Developments by:
Albar & Partners

  • The Largest IPO in Southeast Asia: Petronas Chemicals Group

    Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) is the largest petrochemical company in Malaysia and one of the largest petrochemical producers in Southeast Asia. It has a history of 25 years in the petrochemical industry and its pedigree is further enhanced by the fact that it is a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional (Petronas), the national oil company of Malaysia.
    - Albar & Partners

Legal Developments in Malaysia

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  • Call for AML Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
  • Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
  • The Financial Services Act 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    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

    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.

    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.