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Enforcement of Section 241 of the Companies Act 2016

​​Section 241 of the Companies Act 2016 (“CA 2016”) has come into force on 15 March 2019.   With the coming into force of this section, any qualified person who wishes to act as a company secretary is now required to register with the Registrar of Companies (“Registrar”) irrespective of his or her professional background. […]


Courtesy Visit from the Zhuhai Lawyers Association

Our firm recently hosted a 17-member delegation from the Zhuhai Lawyers Association. The delegation was led by the President of the Zhuhai Lawyers Association, Mr Tian Xue Dong and included committee members of the Association, all of whom are managing partners or senior partners of their respective firms. Both our guests and our partners engaged […]


Securities Commission Issues Consultation Papers on ICOs and Property Crowdfunding

Securities Commission Public Consultation Papers: (A) Proposed Regulatory Framework for the Issuance of Digital Assets through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and (B) Property Crowdfunding The Securities Commission (“SC”) has, on 6 March 2019, published two consultation papers calling for feedback from the public on the framework to be used for  ICOs and property crowdfunding. We set out brief […]


Shook Lin & Bok wins IFN Deal of the Year 2018!

We are proud to announce that Shook Lin & Bok has won the prestigious IFN Deal of the Year award for 2018! The annual awards ‘honor the best in the Islamic finance industry and are one of the most prestigious awards highly recognized by the global Islamic capital markets’. The deal, in which we advised, […]


Digital Currencies, Digital Tokens, Digital Exchanges and its Operators – the Malaysian Regulatory Landscape

Two recent developments have impacted the Malaysian regulatory landscape in relation to digital assets, digital exchanges and their operators. Digital Currencies and Digital Tokens are Securities Firstly, the Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019, which came into force on 15 January 2019, provides that digital currencies and […]


Reprint of Companies Act 2016

The Companies Commission of Malaysia announced on its website that the Companies Act 2016 (“Act”) has been reprinted as at 1 November 2018, and the same will be the authoritative text of the Act. Minor revisions have been made to the Act by the Commissioner of Law Revision pursuant to Section 14(1) of the Revision of […]


IFN Deal of the Year 2018

We are delighted to announce that Shook Lin & Bok has been named winner of the prestigious IFN Deal of the Year 2018 for Malaysia. This deal falls under the Social Impact category. This is a landmark RM500 million Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Islamic medium-term note based on the Islamic principle of Wakalah BI Al […]


Dari Meja Peguam

Mr. Chan Kok Keong, Senior Partner of Shook Lin & Bok was invited to be a guest on a TV programme called ‘Dari Meja Peguam’ which will be aired soon. He was joined by Yap Jyy Huey, a former associate of the Firm. The episode, hosted by Sarah Hilderbrant covered the subject ‘Hartanah’.  


Announcement Of New Managing Partner And Deputy Managing Partner 2019

Shook Lin & Bok is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Soo as the new Managing Partner of the firm effective 1st January 2019. Michael who heads the firm’s Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Licensing Department is one of the country’s top intellectual property lawyers. He is recognised as a lawyer who “is […]

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