Category: Lawyers in Kuala Lumpur
The Importance of Practice Management in Law Firms: An Interview with Stella Lau, Practice Manager at MahWengKwai & Associates
Practice managers are not yet commonly deployed in boutique law firms, as many still operate with traditional organizational structures. However, as the legal industry continues to evolve, the role of a practice manager is becoming more recognized and valued.
Joshua Wu Kai-Ming promoted to partner of Malaysian dispute resolution law firm Messrs. P. E. LIM
Messrs. P. E. LIM is happy to announce the promotion of Joshua Wu Kai-Ming as a partner of the firm. With effect from 1st January 2023. Joshua has been an integral part of the firm since he came on board in 2021. Throughout his legal career, […]
Sharm Ravindran: Malaysian law firm leader and industry change agent
Sharm Ravindran founded and leads Kuala Lumpur-based Ravindran Advocates & Solicitors. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she details the breadth and depth of her legal career. From earliest inspiration – to law firm founder and leader – to legal services sector diversity and inclusivity […]
Growing a technology and startup-focused corporate law firm in Malaysia: An interview with Izwan & Partners managing partner, Izwan Zakaria
..Izwan Zakaria founded Izwan & Partners in 2019, where he made a bold decision to focus exclusively on providing legal advice. They offer legal advice to technology companies, startups, and investors. In this Q&A with Asia Law Portal, Izwan describes what makes dealing with technology companies […]
Why Malaysia Should Amend Its Cyber Security Laws
The Malaysian Parliament has passed several cyber-related laws since 1997. However, many of these laws have never been revised or amended since their enactment. This article touches on the relevant legislations to be amended and revised by the Government to protect the cyber realm in Malaysia.
New Anti-Corruption Regime for Commercial Organisations in Malaysia
The MACC Amendment Act introduces a new Section 17A, which provides that a commercial organisation is deemed to commit an offence if any person associated with the commercial organisation corruptly gives, agrees to give, promises or offers to any person any gratification to obtain or retain business or advantage for the organisation. Subsection 17A(6) stipulates that a ‘person associated’ with a ‘commercial organisation’ may include directors, partners, and employees of the commercial organisation, as well as any person ‘who performs services for or on behalf of the commercial organisation’.
Strategic Alliance on Corporate Advisory and Services between Haeme Hashim & Co, Kuala Lumpur and Loggerhead Partners, Dubai.
In July 2019, Haeme Hashim & Co. has entered into a strategic alliance with Loggerhead Partners (“Loggerhead”), a corporate advisory and management consulting services firm based in Dubai, UAE. Currently, Loggerhead also has two other operating offices in Cyprus and Switzerland.
Regulating E-Hailing In Malaysia. Is There Over-Regulation?
Since the launch of Uber, the e-hailing industry continued to grow and has become an undeniable force to be reckoned with. This has triggered major disruptions in the transportation industry, especially in the ride-hailing market which was traditionally monopolised by the taxi industry. In response, several […]
The Future of the Sun Continues to Shine in Malaysia: Outlook and Prospects on the Solar Photovoltaic Industry
The new Government is committed to push forward sustainable and economic growth by promoting green technology developments and renewable energy. Wong Kee Hooi, who heads our Projects, Infrastructure & Utilities Practice Group at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law) in Malaysia, shares her […]
Special Forum on esports: Kuala Lumpur Oct 13, 2018
We are pleased to inform that with the Stadium Board of Malaysia, Messrs MahWengKwai & Associates are co-organising a special Forum on esports. This will be held at the “Hari Sukan Negara” (National Sports Day). The Topic of the discussion revolves around the Regulation, Governance & […]
Kuala Lumpur – A City Guide for Lawyers and Legal Professionals
Kuala Lumpur has a remarkable history of rising to become a major ASEAN region commercial hub, attracting investors from all over the world. It has been ranked one of the top 10 city destinations in the world according to Euromonitor International for over 5 years now. […]
1MDB Scandal and Reporting Suspicious Transactions under Anti-Money Laundering Laws in Malaysia
As we usher in the new Malaysia and the revival of the Rule of Law, we hear of scandal after scandal being disclosed as the new government assume the reins of power. The new cabinet ministers are no doubt working hard with rolled sleeves to manage […]
APAC regional legal tech conference LexTech launches AI assistant
APAC regional legal technology conference LexTech has launched an AI assistant to help facilitate a better conference experience, making its services available through Facebook Messenger — a first in the local legal tech industry. Called, LEXi, the Artificial Intelligence chatbot was developed by Malaysia’s CanChat and will focus on addressing enquiries […]
Corporate Investigations: Conflicts of Interest and Outside Counsel & Accountant.
In the current difficult operating environment of government-linked companies and the reported incidents of hidden corporate scandals in Malaysia, new corporate leaders and incoming board of directors are faced with the risks of personal liability for breach of director’s duties and breach of employment contracts for […]
Common Reporting Standards – Impact in Malaysia and ASEAN
The Common Reporting Standards (“CRS”) aims to enable tax authorities to tackle offshore tax evasion by providing a greater level of information on their residents’ wealth held abroad. As a party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, Malaysia already has laws in […]
LexTech18 regional legal tech conference set for Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25-26, 2018
LexTech18 regional legal tech conference is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct 25-26, 2018. LexTech brings together private, public and regulatory organizations to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to compete in Asia’s ever-changing legal landscape. In […]
Asia ADR Week 2018: A platform for Asian-centric ADR trends and economic developments
The Asian International Arbitration Centre will present its inaugural edition of the ASIA ADR WEEK 2018, from May 05, 2018 – May 07, 2018 at the AIAC at the Bangunan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this Q&A article with Asia Law Portal, the AIAC explains the unique significance […]
Inaugural Asia ADR week set for Kuala Lumpur, May 5-7, 2018
The Asian International Arbitration Centre will present its inaugural edition of the ASIA ADR WEEK 2018, from May 05, 2018 – May 07, 2018, at the AIAC at the Bangunan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ASIA ADR WEEK 2018 will cover key issues including the promotion of […]
What makes Sports Law unique? An interview with Richard Wee
Richard Wee joined Kuala Lumpur-based MahWengKwai & Associates in 2016, where he established the firms Sports Law Practice Group. Now head of Richard Wee Chambers, Wee is recognized locally and regionally for pioneering this niche, in this Q&A with Asia Law Portal he describes what makes […]
Southeast Asia’s legal tech innovators to gather in Kuala Lumpur Nov 4-5, 2017
Kuala Lumpur is set to host an important South East Asia regional legal tech conference next month, hosted by Malaysian legal startup CanLaw. We asked Lee Su Wen, CanLaw’s Event Director, to tell us more about the conference. Here’s what she had to say: Read More: […]