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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 […]


Elevation Of Partners 2019

Shook Lin & Bok is pleased to announce the promotion of the following Partners as Limited Partners with effect from 1st January 2019: Banking & Finance Litigation and General & Civil Litigation Samuel Tan Lih Yau Building, Construction & Engineering, Arbitration (International & Domestic) and General & Civil Litigation Victoria Loi Tien Fen Labour & […]


Limitation period – for applications AFTER Order for Sale

A recent Court of Appeal decision sent waves of consternation amongst financial institutions, when the Court decided that a bank was time-barred from pursuing any further applications to fix a fresh auction date, on the basis that limitation had set in more than 12 years AFTER the date of the Order for Sale. In the […]


Exchange Traded Funds

Guidelines on Exchange Traded Funds On 26 November 2018, the Securities Commission (“SC”) announced a revision to the Guidelines on Exchange Traded Funds (“Revised Guidelines”) which will pave the way for the issuance of a more diversified range of exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) in Malaysia. The Revised Guidelines, which will come into effect on 2 January […]


CIArb International Arbitration Conference, Penang

Mr Lam Ko Luen, Senior Partner of Shook Lin & Bok spoke at the CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2018 recently held in Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort, Penang. During the session on regional developments in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Mr Lam spoke on the recent developments in arbitration in Malaysia. He shared the stage with fellow […]


CIBAFI & World Bank Conference

Mr. Jalalullail Othman, Senior Partner of Shook Lin & Bok was invited to be a panelist at the CIBAFI & World Bank Conference on Corporate Governance in Islamic Financial Institutions. This theme for this year’s conference was “Overcoming Challenges and Implementing Best Practices”. The objective of the one day conference was to reinforce both CIBAFI […]

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