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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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Intellectual Property and Malaysia’s Movement Control Order – What is happening to your pending applications / registrations for trademarks, patents and industrial designs?

Further to our client alerts dated on 31st March 2020, 3rd April 2020 and 16th April 2020, the Malaysian Government has decided to extend the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) by two weeks until 12th May 2020. The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (“MyIPO”) has issued an official directive as follows:- Deadlines, hearings and certification of documents Manual filing […]

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COVID-19: The “New Normal” In Electronic Signature

The Covid-19 pandemic is unlike anything that could have been predicted and it has a profound impact on businesses globally. Given the governmental measures and restrictions promulgated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, including the nearly 1 month Movement Control Order (“MCO“), this has placed constraints on businesses, causing them to review their standard working […]

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Securities Commission Malaysia’s Relief Measures for Capital Market Participants in Malaysia in light of the ongoing Movement Control Order

Following the introduction of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) that took effect on 18 March 2020 and which has now been extended to 28 April 2020 (“Restricted Period”), the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) has taken various steps to provide guidance, relief and clarity to capital market participants.  In this regard, the SC has emphasized that […]

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