Category: Malaysia Legal News and Analysis

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 […]

Diversity and intersectionality in the workplace within ASEAN

In this column, I highlight issues and solutions that arise within the legal context of ASEAN and which impact the diversity of the region’s social, economic, cultural and political life. Human rights are a contentious subject for […]

The Duty To Report Suspicious Transactions Under Anti Money Laundering Laws In Relation to 1MDB and other scandals in Malaysia

As we usher in the new Malaysia and the revival of 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 […]

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 […]

Corporate Internal Investigations, Conflicts of Interests and The Outside Counsel And Financial 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Malaysian Law Firms Should Publish about Belt and Road

Malaysian law firms would be wise to consider publishing insights about local market and legal conditions surrounding Belt and Road infrastructure development for both domestic and foreign companies. Malaysia is poised to receive more Belt and Road […]

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 […]

What makes Sports Law unique? A Q&A with Richard Wee of Malaysia’s MahWengKwai

Richard Wee joined Kuala Lumpur-based MahWengKwai & Associates in 2016, where he  established and now heads the firms Sports Law Practice Group.  Recognized locally and regionally for pioneering this niche, in this Q&A with Asia Law Portal […]

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 […]

How legal startup CanLaw is helping the Malaysian public find lawyers

Founded in 2016, Malaysian legal startup CanLaw was established as “a FREE service that makes finding the right lawyer a quick walk in the park”, as the company website details.  As part of Asia Law Portal’s continuing […]

Malaysia’s Chief Justice and Bar President express support for NewLaw

Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said allowing more tasks to be done online – from online filing for criminal matters and appeals to online bidding on auctions – would improve accessibility and better serve the public. “The […]

As competition from foreign law firms increases: 3 questions for Malaysia’s lawyers

More foreign law firms entering the Malaysian market As a recent report in FMT News details, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is now the second foreign law firm to enter Malaysia.  The Malaysian Bar Council recently issued HSF […]

Corporate Counsel Asia Summit: 24–25 Oct 2016, The Westin, Kuala Lumpur

Leading in-house Counsel will meet privately with Specialist International Law Firms and Legal Services Providers at the Corporate Counsel Asia Summit.  Taking place at the fabulous Westin Kuala Lumpur, 24-25 October 2016, Senior Legal Executives will benefit from […]

NewLaw in Asia faces a hurdle in Malaysia

As the Star Online, Asian Legal Business and Marcus van Geyzel, lawyer and co-author of TheMalaysianLawyer.com — all detailed last month — Hong Kong-based legal startup Dragon Law is facing regulatory scrutiny by the Malaysian Bar after its […]

Asia-Pacific Legal Startups: An interview with BurgieLaw.com Founder & CEO, Lai Chee Hoe

The Asia-Pacific legal startup ecosystem is growing rapidly.  And Asia Law Portal has and will  continue to seek to provide a window into this ecosystem by interviewing the founders and entrepreneurs behind this exciting trend.  In the […]

TheMalaysianLawyer.com is launched: An interview with co-founder Marcus van Geyzel

As Office Parrots blog outlined last month, two “seasoned Malaysian legal professionals with more than ten years’ experience [recently came] together to launch TheMalaysianLawyer.com.  Founded by Lee Shih, Partner with Skrine, and Marcus van Geyzel, Partner with Peter Ling & van Geyzel, […]

From Lawyers to Malaysia startup entrepreneurs: An interview with the founders of Kaodim.com

Jeff Cheong and Fui Choong both left careers as lawyers to launch Kaodim in November of 2014.  Malaysia-based Kaodim is a web/mobile application allowing people to hire and compare professionals providing home services and repairs.The platform grows many small and […]

The Current State of the Malaysian Legal Market: A Q&A with Eddie Law, Founder of eLawyer.com.my

The Malaysian legal market is currently undergoing structural reform while competition is increasing.  Here’s an update on the market in the second quarter of 2015 from Eddie Law, Founder of  eLawyer.com.my: How would you describe the overall […]