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Five long service employees filed their section 20 representations at the Industrial Court claiming that their retrenchment by their employer was mala fide. On 16.11.2020, the Industrial Court determined that the retrenchment was carried out in good faith after considering various factors put forth by the Company, including its financial standing, sales performance at the […]


Think Again, When You Want to be Exclusive – It could be a Potential Infringement of the Competition Act 2010

Having an exclusive dealing is quite common in today’s commercial transactions. This may be done by incorporating an exclusivity clause in commercial agreements. An exclusive dealing occurs when an enterprise enters into an agreement with another to limit the latter from dealing with the first enterprise’s competitors. Whilst having an exclusive dealing may, to an […]


Women in Business Law Awards Asia 2020

In 2019, our Partner and Head of the Firm’s Loans & Debt Restructuring department, Khong Mei Lin, won the Individual Award for “Best in Restructuring & Insolvency” at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019. Mei Lin was the only Malaysian winning an Individual Award at this prestigious event. For the full list […]


Companies (Amendment) Bill 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2020 is tipped to be tabled before Parliament in its November 2020 sitting.  The Bill is aimed at making more accessible the corporate rescue mechanisms introduced by the Companies Act, 2016 (CA 2016) namely, corporate voluntary arrangements and judicial management, as well as enhancing […]


Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020: Firm Of The Year – Malaysia

Our firm was announced as the winner of “Firm of the Year – Malaysia” at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020 on 24 September 2020. The Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards is described on its website as an annual awards event that “recognises excellence in disputes and litigation practice throughout the Asia-Pacific market across a wide range […]


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 […]