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Temporary Measures For Reducing The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Bill 2020 [“COVID-19 Bill”]

The widely anticipated COVID-19 Bill finally lands in Parliament during its recent sitting and was passed by Dewan Rakyat on 25.8.2020.   As its name suggests, the COVID-19 Bill contains legal measures to address the adverse impact of the ongoing pandemic on Malaysian individuals and businesses. The measures contained in the COVID-19 Bill are aimed […]

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Precedent decision by the Court of Appeal: Unsecured creditors do have the locus standi to participate in Judicial Management proceedings and oppose the making of a Judicial Management Order

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Malayan Banking Berhad Million Westlink Sdn. Bhd. On 21.7.2020, the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal filed by Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Malayan Banking Berhad (the Banks), against the High Court’s decision which had dismissed the Banks’ application to intervene in a judicial management proceeding filed by their debtor. […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic – Has it had an impact on the protection and enforcement of trademarks?

1. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions of unprecedented proportions around the globe with lockdowns and partial movement restrictions. In Malaysia, the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) and Conditional MCO (“CMCO”) was implemented by the Malaysian Government prior to 10th June 2020. Prosecution of trademarks 2. Amongst the businesses and services required to […]

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Section 17A of MACC Act to Take Effect on 1 June 2020: Are you Ready?

On 21.5.2020, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (“MACC Act”) remains on course to be implemented on 1.6.2020, despite requests from businesses for its implementation to be put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this article, we will discuss some pertinent points businesses ought […]

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Considering CIPAA Adjudication? Exposed to a CIPAA claim?

Here is what you need to do, as a start. Answer these questions: (1) Are you a party to a written construction work contract or construction consultancy contract? (2) Was the contract entered into on or after 15 April 2014? (3) (a) Have you (as the contractor / sub-contractor / supplier / sub-supplier / consultant) […]

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Malaysia’s Movement Control Order on Intellectual Property applications and Court proceedings

Further to our last clients’ alert dated 29th April 2020, the Malaysian Government has announced that Movement Control Order becomes Conditional Movement Control Order (“CMCO”) from 13th May 2020 to 9th June 2020. Government offices and specified private offices and businesses are  allowed to resume business, subject to stipulated Standard Operating Procedures issued by the […]

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Considering CIPAA Adjudication? Received a Payment Claim?

Here’s what you need to know. What is it? It is an expedited process to recover payment for construction work or services rendered as provided for under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPAA”). CIPAA applies to construction work or services contract defined under CIPAA and entered into on or after 15.4.2014. The […]

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