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Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 [Implementation date : 18th March 2022]

18th March 2022 The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 introduces amendments to the Copyright Act 1987 (“Act”) which aims to strengthen provisions relating to the enforcement of copyright, especially in the digital environment, by introducing offences involving streaming technology in line with the development of online content streaming, and to comply with standards required by, amongst […]

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Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 [Implementation date : 18th March 2022]

18th March 2022 The Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 seeks ensure that our country’s patent laws are in line with current developments on patent protection on an international level. Recognition of Micro-biological Processes as Patentable Inventions Section 13(1)(b) of the Patents Act 1983 (“Act”) has been amended to clarify that inventions relating to products on microbiological […]

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Law and Practice of Employment Law in Malaysia – ‘Contracts of Employment’

In the recently published text “Law and Practice of Employment Law in Malaysia”, by Thomson Reuters Asia Sdn. Bhd, Mehala Marimuthoo and Gavinesh Siva Dharma contributed a section relating to the “Contract of Employment”. Various aspects of the employment contract are considered in this section of the publication including the relevant legislation which governs and […]

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Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause – A Rose by any other name…

Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause – A Rose by any other name… An exclusive jurisdiction clause sets out the parties’ agreement to submit their disputes to a particular forum or jurisdiction. This provides certainty to the parties as to the forum/jurisdiction in which their disputes may be determined, particularly where the parties are based in different jurisdictions. […]

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CDR – Essential Intelligence: The Belt and Road Initiative, Malaysia Chapter

CDR – Essential Intelligence: The Belt and Road Initiative, Malaysia Chapter Our Partners, Lam Ko Luen and Victoria Loi, and Senior Associate, Nina Lai, contributed the Malaysia chapter of CDR – Essential Intelligence: The Belt and Road Initiative, published on 21.9.2021 by Global Legal Group, London. The chapter illustrates Malaysia’s robust common law based dispute […]

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ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2021

Shook Lin & Bok was announced as the winner of the Debt Market Deal of the Year at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony held in July 2021. The transaction involved the issuance of Sukuk Wakalah of up to RM10.0 Billion in nominal value by Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, via a […]

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Moratorium 3.0 on Tijarah, Tv Al-Hijrah

Our partner, Dr. Syed Adam Alhabshi (CPIF), was invited by TV Al-Hijrah to be a guest on their Islamic Finance show “Tijarah” on 14 August 2021. The talk was about the recent Moratorium 3.0, what it entails and who should apply for it. The recording of the talk could be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGcn8GPeiS4&t=15s  

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