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Discharge of bankruptcy under small-scale debts

07 March 2023 At the recent budget presentation of the Belanjawan 2023 initiative, the Prime Minister announced that bankruptcy cases with debts of less than RM50,000.00 will be discharged immediately with effect from 1.3.2023. Based on the Guidelines issued by the Malaysian Department of Insolvency for the discharge of bankruptcy under small-scale debts (w.e.f 1.3.2023), […]


Partnership Promotion 2023

Shook Lin & Bok is pleased to announce that with effect from 1st January 2023: Marianne Loh has been promoted from Salaried Partner to Limited Partner, and Nina Lai Jian Xian has been promoted as a Salaried Partner. The firm congratulates both of them on their promotion.


WIPO Information Notice No. 28/2022 – Entry into Force of the 12th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services (“Nice Classification”)

09 November 2022 The World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) has issued a notice dated 14 October 2022 informing that the 12th Edition of the Nice Classification will enter into force on 1 January 2023. A number of changes have been made to the goods and services classified under the 12th Edition of the Nice Classification which […]


Asia’s Top 15 IP Lawyers 2022 by Asian Legal Business

We are delighted that Mr. Michael C.M. Soo, our Managing Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Licensing Department, has been listed amongst Asia’s Top 15 IP Lawyers by Asian Legal Business in the October 2022 issue of the publication. The October 2022 issue of Asian Legal Business is available as an […]


Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022

16 August 2022 The Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022 (“Bill”) was tabled for its first reading on 27th July 2022 by the Minister of Health. Colloquially dubbed as the “Generational End Game Bill” or “GEG”, the Bill is aimed at eradicating the habit of smoking with the view of protecting the health […]