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Section 6A of the Limitation Act 1953 affords claims for latent defects an extended limitation period

Latent defects, which are defects that cannot be discovered by reasonable inspection or testing (see: Sigma Elevator v. Isyoda [2015] 1 LNS 1363), often only surface years after completion or occupation of a building. Unsurprisingly, a recurring question that surrounds latent defects is that of limitation. Prior to 1.9.2019, the limitation period for bringing an […]

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Bank Negara Malaysia Framework for Electronic Trading Platforms

On 8 November 2019, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) issued its Framework for Electronic Trading Platforms (“Framework”) which came into effect on 11 November 2019. This Framework effectively supersedes BNM’s Guidelines on Electronic Broking System by Licensed Money Brokers issued on 1 August 2005. The Framework applies to the following market participants in the wholesale financial […]

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Section 30(3) Of Cipaa Imposes An Independent Obligation To Pay

Section 30 of the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA) generally enables a successful party in an adjudication to obtain payment from the principal of an unsuccessful party. For instance, if a subcontractor (as the successful party) has obtained an adjudication decision in its favour but the main contractor (as the unsuccessful party) […]

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Introduction of New Registration Number Format for Business Entities

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (“Commission”) has announced the introduction of a new 12-digit format for registration numbers for companies, businesses and limited liability partnerships. The implementation of the new format, which took effect on 11 October 2019, is in line with the government’s initiative to adopt a single registration format for all business entities […]

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KL Bar – Lincoln’s Inn Alumni Moot Court Competition 2019

The Firm is delighted to be the Gold Sponsors of the KL Bar – Lincoln’s Inn Alumni Moot Court Competition 2019 which was held on 28-29 September 2019. Our Partners, Poh Choo Hoe, Samuel Tan and Dr. Syed Adam also acted as guest judges for the competition and handed the Best Written Submissions award to […]

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INTI Law Awareness Week

Victoria Loi, a dispute resolution partner in our Building, Construction & Engineering Department was amongst several speakers invited to speak at the recent INTI Law Awareness Week 2019 at INTI International University, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. Victoria spoke on the challenges and expectations of Building & Construction Legal Practice.

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‘Driving Forces Behind Belt & Road Initiative’ seminar at AIAC on 13 August 2019

At the recent ‘Driving Forces Behind Belt & Road Initiative’ seminar jointly hosted by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), China International Economic And Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Malaysia China Legal Cooperation Society (MCLCS), Mr Lam Ko Luen, our Head of International & Domestic Arbitration department, was invited to speak in a panel discussion titled […]

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