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Land Acquisition in Malaysia: An Overview

Land Acquisition in Malaysia: An Overview

Jul 25, 2019  
Introduction With the roll out of infrastructure projects such as the MRT and the extension of LRT, land acquisitions are being carried out rapidly in Malaysia.
Without Prejudice Communication

Without Prejudice Communication

Jul 25, 2019  
It is not uncommon for a document to be labeled as “without prejudice”, with the intention of preventing the recipient from using the document as evidence in court. The label is slapped on without any...
Guarantee and Indemnity

Guarantee and Indemnity

Jul 25, 2019  
It is quite common for a person to guarantee a loan taken by another person. For example:
BDSM in Malaysia: Is It Legal?

BDSM in Malaysia: Is It Legal?

Jul 25, 2019  
I have put off writing this for a long time. On one hand, this is an important topic, especially for all the BDSM practitioners who were forced to live in the shadow. On the other...
Malaysian Legal System in 60 Seconds

Malaysian Legal System in 60 Seconds

Jul 25, 2019  
Malaysia practices dual legal system, generally categorized as civil law (a misnomer, I personally think it should called secular law as “civil law” refers to another type of legal system in the world) and Islamic...
Things to Look Out for In A Loan Agreement 

Things to Look Out for In A Loan Agreement 

Jul 10, 2019  
For first time home buyers, there is nothing more confusing than to sign up for your first housing loan. After your housing loan application has been approved by the bank of your choice and before...
Land Title Search: What, Why and How?

Land Title Search: What, Why and How?

Jul 3, 2019  
Malaysia follows the system of registration of title and hence the title is everything. This means that legality of the property and the legality of the vendor is spelt out in the title itself. The first thing...
How  To  Launch  ICO  (Initial  Coin  Offerings)  in  Malaysia  Legally?

How To Launch ICO (Initial Coin Offerings) in Malaysia Legally?

Aug 6, 2018  
As Bank Negara Malaysian (BNM) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) have issued a cease-and-desist letter to CopyCashCoin  in its attempt to launch an ICO (Initial Coin Offerings) in Malaysia in January 2018, the question remaining...
Key Changes About The New Companies Act In Malaysia

Key Changes About The New Companies Act In Malaysia

Sep 15, 2017  
Q:  What are the key highlights of the changes for the newly implemented Companies Act 2016 compared to the old Act? Under the Companies Act 1965 (“Old Act”), a memorandum and articles of association (“M&A”)...
Shareholders Agreement

Shareholders Agreement

Sep 15, 2017  
Q:  What are the differences between shareholders and directors? A shareholder or member owns a company by holding its shares. A director manages the company. A director does not have to be a shareholder and...
Tenancy Agreement in Malaysia

Tenancy Agreement in Malaysia

Sep 14, 2017  
Q:  How do I calculate the legal fee for tenancy agreement? The standard legal fees chargeable for tenancy agreement are as follows:- First RM 10,000 rental – 25% of the monthly rent Next RM 90000...
Probate and Letter of Administration

Probate and Letter of Administration

Sep 14, 2017  
Q:  What is probate? Probate is the legal process of proving the last will of a deceased person to the court is valid and enforceable. The executor would need to obtain the grant of probate...
Will in Malaysia

Will in Malaysia

Sep 14, 2017  
Q:  What is a will? A will is a legal document which a person, namely the testator, indicates his arrangement regarding to distribution of his property upon death and the care of any minor children....
Divorce Proceedings in Malaysia

Divorce Proceedings in Malaysia

Sep 14, 2017  
How to I get Divorce? If both parties agree to the divorce and terms, they may get a lawyer to file a Joint Petition. The Joint petition must state: Details of marriage and children, if...
Business Type in Malaysia

Business Type in Malaysia

Sep 6, 2017  
Q: What are the main vehicles used in Malaysia to establish a business? There are 3 types of business entities one can choose from to start up a business in Malaysia, namely: Sole proprietorship Partnership...
Buy Sell Agreement – Business

Buy Sell Agreement – Business

Jan 30, 2017  
Importance of having an agreement for sale of business Business or asset sale is common in Malaysia. Sale of a business usually includes the assets of the business as well unless otherwise negotiated by the...