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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.

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.

Globalisation of Islamic Finance: Malaysia in the Forefront

June 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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Islamic finance is undergoing various progressive stages as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the world. In spite of the continuing aftershock of the global financial crisis and the Dubai debt standstill, the industry is expanding in many emerging markets and introducing new standards that should help develop products and attract investors.

New equity guidlines: RTO

May 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Kadir, Andri & Partners.

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The new Equity Guidlines of the Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) came into effect on August 3 2009. As a result, the SC's prior approval under section 212 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 will no longer be required for many corporate proposals, save for certain substantive corporate proposals in the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (the Malaysian stock exchange).

The future of sukuk

May 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Kadir, Andri & Partners.

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Sukuk in general market parlance refers to negotiable financial instraments that do not have elements that are prohibited in Island. Formal definitions can be found in international standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (Aaoifi) as well as local regulatory guidlines such as in the case of Malaysia issued by the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Payment default in Islamic finance

May 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Kadir, Andri & Partners.

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Payment defaults is contemplated by Islamic finance. All legal documentation in Islamic finance does provide for payment default. Perhaps what is not contemplated is the unintended consequences of a default in relation to the shariah contract.

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