OUR SERVICES

 

Corporate Advisory and Regulatory Compliance

There are increasingly burdensome and complex regulation and compliance obligations on businesses and the people who run them.

It’s one reason why Corporate governance compliance is vital. Your board is a key driver of your business . They are responsible for devising and carrying out policies and decisions which determine the underlying success of the company for its shareholders and relevant stakeholders. They have to perform these diverse roles in a legal framework that continues to evolve. Trying to interpret and implement the plethora of international corporate governance rules, regulations and best practice can be a difficult task. This does not need to be the case.

Our team of experienced lawyers will provide you with clear and simple strategic advice. It employs a multi-disciplinary approach, involving lawyers from our corporate, tax and incentives, employment and litigation practice areas, who are able to advise boards, committees, executive and non executive directors and senior HR professionals on a variety of day-to-day business issues.  For example, this includes advice on:

  • directors duties and liabilities
  • compliance with Higgs Review and Combined Code on Corporate Governance
  • remuneration (including equity incentive arrangements)
  • diversity, discrimination and recruitment
  • shareholder agreements
We understand the enormity of the regulatory burden upon business. We are experienced in advising our clients how to navigate the regulatory hurdles they face, with a particular emphasis on those clients in the legal sector and in financial services. We focus on regulatory compliance and designing and implementing policies, procedures and practices to achieve this. We can also help achieve swift resolution of compliance issues and assist in deals with law enforcement and other regulatory bodies when this is necessary.


 

Construction Law and Building Contracts

 

Our legal experience embodies building and construction projects in Malaysia, which includes advising on the legal requirements at the initial stage of planning, liaison with statutory bodies, environmental groups, the Malaysian Department of Environment especially on assessment reports of environmental impact studies, documentation drafting, financing and insurance. 

Our area of practice extends to:-

  • Building contract disputes
  • Late delivery claims
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Engineering
  • Infrastructure project claims
  • Oil and gas industries

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

We offers a wide range of corporate and commercial law services with banking and finance, company incorporation, privatization, accounting, joint ventures, insurance, investment and real estate. 

Our area of practice extends to:-

  • Corporate Takeovers and Mergers
  • Corporate listings
  • Due diligence
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Securities Documentation
  • Foreign Investments
  • Share Financing Agreements
  • Acquisition of Shares Agreements
  • IT contracts and documentation
  • IP contracts and documentation
  • Maintenance and service Agreements
  • Distributorship Agreements
  • Agency Agreements / Franchise Agreements
  • Licensing rights
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Investment Agreements
  • Software-systems project Agreements
  • Building and construction contracts
  • Memorandums of Undertaking (MOUs)
  • Various business contracts and Commercial Agreements

General Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Firm strongly believes in the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) namely Arbitration and Mediation as an alternative to litigation. However should our clients request that the matter be placed before the court, then our lawyers having vast experience in general litigation matters as well as in specific areas such as banking, corporate, insolvency securities , employment, construction, insurance and arbitration.
  • Administrative law
  • Adoptions
  • General debt recovery
  • Hire purchase disputes
  • Contentious land matters
  • Compulsory land acquisition
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Eviction and distress proceedings
  • Building contracts disputes and claims
  • Construction law and engineering
  • Company law and insolvency
  • Personal injury and / or fatal accident claims
  • Employment law
  • Industrial relations
  • Defamation proceedings
  • Professional negligence
  • Medical negligence
  • Family law
  • Divorce proceedings including custody of children
  • Probate and administration of estates
  • Private and/or public company law disputes
  • Shareholders and/or directors disputes including minority protection
  • Contractual disputes
  • Sale and purchase agreement disputes
  • Share margin financing
  • Acquisition of shares
  • Interlocutory injunctions applications including Anton Piller and Mareva Injunctions
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Winding-up, receivership and liquidation of companies
  • Writ of seizure and sale
  • Garnishee proceedings
  • Prohibitory orders
  • Interim preservation of property
  • Insurance
  • Product liability
  • Foreclosure proceedings
  • Specific performance of contracts
  • Third party proceedings

Securities Laws and Enforcement

We defend clients in securities investigations, enforcement actions, litigation and prosecution by the Securities Commission and/or Bursa Malaysia relating to securities offences. We offer securities regulatory solutions based on experience, thoughtful risk assessment and close client collaboration, often in a crisis setting. Our clients include domestic and foreign issuers, major financial services conglomerates, broker-dealers, audit committees, accounting firms, investment banks, investment advisers, including hedge fund managers, and self-regulatory organizations, as well as individual directors, officers and employees. By carefully assessing each case, we mount effective responses to all types of securities regulatory inquiries. Our adversarial skills cover the full spectrum of securities enforcement matters, from defending investigations to litigating cases in courts or before the regulatory authority. We bring to bear extensive experience and an unwavering commitment to client service. Our seasoned counsel, Ng Boon Siong was a former prosecutor in the Securities Commission Malaysia.

 

Conveyancing and Real Estate

 

 

Our lawyers’ exposure to this area is extensive. We attend to all forms of property transactions having represented international and Malaysian vendors as well as purchasers of residential and commercial buildings and for land conveyances. The firm also handles leases and tenancies and attends to loan and other documentation relating thereto.

 

Our conveyancing practice area extends to:-

  • Sale and Purchase Agreements – Housing Projects for Developer and/ or property subsale for individuals and companies
  • Bank loan and security documentation
  • Deed of Mutual Covenants
  • Power of Attorney
  • Deed of Assignment / Reassignment
  • Probate and Administration of estates
  • Wills
  • Trust Deeds
  • Applications for copyright, trademark and patent registration
  • Drafting, vetting and commenting on IT contracts and IP Agreements
  • Sale and Purchase of Shares Agreements
  • Sale and Purchase of Goods Agreements
  • Telecommunications Agreements
  • Service and maintenance Agreements
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Tenancy Agreements
  • Leasing Agreements
  • Hire-Purchase Agreements
  • Drafting, preparing and vetting various types of legal documents, contracts and agreements
  • Commenting and rendering legal opinions on various legal documents and issues

Employment Law and Industrial Relations

Employment law has become increasingly complex in view of numerous status which protect the rights and interest of workers / employees. In view of such complexities, we are focused in practical outcomes which benefit both the Employer and the Employee.

We offer practical solutions by providing “hands on” advise in respect of disputes which arise in the work place.

The scope of work extends to:-

  • Reorganisations and retrenchment of work force to ensure companies operate profitably and efficiently.
  • Drafting of Contracts of Employment and HR Policies to ensure that they are in compliance with local legislation.
  • Preparation of performa letters to assist in management of indiscipline and misconduct which is consistent with the legal requirements for fairness and just cause.
  • Assisting with setting up of a domestic inquiry panel to investigate any allegations of misconduct.
  • Drafting of necessary documentation for the performance improvement process within organisations.
  • Industrial Court/Labour Court Representation 

Criminal Defence

Our counsels are experienced and tenacious in undertaking criminal defence representation of diverse nature inclusive of cases where prosecutions are carried out by the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Securities Commission Malaysia, Central Bank of Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Police Force, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Royal Customs and Excise, Immigration Department, Employees Provident Fund Board, Road Transport Department, Health Ministry, the Forestry and Wild Life Departments and other statutory bodies. Primarily, we focus on “white-collar” crimes involving all forms of commercial, corporate and securities fraud. Our lawyers have dealt with several high profile criminal cases in Malaysia.

Our criminal practice area extends to:

    • Possession of drugs under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952
    • Drug trafficking
    • Gaming
    • Cheating / Forgery / Fraud
    • Criminal breach of trust
    • Theft
    • Assault and battery
    • Habeas corpus applications
    • Handling stolen property
    • Offences under the Road Transport Act
    • Offences pertaining to illegal travel documents / immigration laws under the Immigration Act
    • Offences under the Customs Act
    • Offences under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001
    • Offences under the Securities Industry Act 1983/Capital Markets and Services Act 2007
    • Bribery and Corruption

 

 

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