Tag: Malaysia law firms

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 […]

Helping startups, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises succeed in Malaysia. An interview with Veon Szu Khaw

Veon Szu Khaw founded Veon Szu & Kok Thye in George Town, Malaysia, over 12 years ago.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explained what inspires his practice and how he helps clients amid a technology-enabled legal landscape. What inspired you to pursue a […]

Malaysia’s LEXUP sees an “enormous” market for English communication services for lawyers and law firms in Southeast Asia

LEXUP (YV Management Sdn Bhd) is a professional service provider that provides translation, transcription, document hyperlinking, proofreading, editing, indexing etc. to law firms, companies and government agencies. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, they explain that they see a growing market for English communication services […]

Malaysia’s Ligalis seeks to become the cost-effective option in cloud legal practice management software

Ligalis is a Malaysia-based cloud legal practice management software startup founded by Farid Nor. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Nor explains what inspired him to found the company, how Ligalis helps lawyers, and his plans for the future. What is Ligalis and how can […]

Trowers welcomes new international corporate partner Geoff Allen

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has expanded its corporate team in Malaysia with the addition of new partner Geoff Allen. Geoff is an experienced corporate lawyer having spent 17 years working across private practice and in-house roles.  His expertise includes acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, investments, corporate restructuring, […]

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 to technology companies, startups, and investors. In this Q&A with Asia Law Portal, Izwan describes what makes dealing with technology companies and startups different from […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 discussion revolves around Regulation, Governance & Integrity of […]

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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 doubt working hard with rolled sleeves to manage the […]

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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 breach of directors duties and breach of employment contracts […]

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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 […]

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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 E-bidding system will make the process more transparent and […]

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New book “Law for Startups” to introduce entrepreneurs to fundamental legal issues

The book “Law for Startups” is being released in the Malaysian market this month. Authored by experienced corporate lawyer Marcus van Geyzel (who was named as one of Asia Law Portal’s 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2016, and is […]