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Proposed Amendments to Courts of Judicature Act 1964

27 July 2022 At its 2nd reading on 25.7.2022, the Dewan Rakyat passed a bill to amend, among others, sections 28 and 68 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964. As a result of these amendments, some of the significant changes that will be made, are as follows: (a) there will no longer be any appeal to […]


Chambers Global Practice Guide: Construction Law 2022 (Malaysia)

We are pleased to share that our Partners, Lam Ko Luen and Victoria Loi, and Senior Associate, Nina Lai, contributed the Malaysian chapter on Construction Law 2022, part of the Chambers Global Practice Guides recently published by Chambers and Partners (hyperlink). Our contribution to the guide provides the latest trends and developments as well as practical […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]