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Winding-Up a Company: It Now Takes More to Wind-Up a Company, in the Same Amount of Time
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

BackgroundSection 466(1)(a) of the Companies Act 2016 (“CA 2016”) provides that a company is deemed unable to pay its debts if it is indebted in a sum exceeding an amount prescribed and neglects to pay the sums stipulated in the notice of demand within 21 days of being served with the said notice.Through the issuance of the Prescription of Amount of Indebtedness of Company published on 26 January 2017 (“2017 Threshold Order”), this amount was fixed at RM10,000...

Covid-19: Further Relief for Contractual Parties through an Extension of Part II of the Covid-19 Act
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

BackgroundOn 23 October 2020, the Malaysian government gazetted the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Act 2020 (“Covid-19 Act”). This Act, as evident from its name, is meant to provide temporary measures to ease the impact of Covid-19 on various sectors and industries in Malaysia. Areas addressed by the Covid-19 Act include inability to perform contracts, insolvency and limitation periods...

Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd v MT HE XIE HAO v Chem-Specialties Sdn Bhd (Suit No. WA-27NCC-77-10/2019)
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

In an admiralty action, can an intervener, not being the proper defendant, apply to set aside a warrant of arrest of a vessel on non-traditional grounds. The traditional grounds of setting aside warrant of arrest are, inter alia: in excess or lack of jurisdiction...

Brexit and Your Marks in the UK: A Brief Report
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

The Brexit transition came to an end on 31 December 2020. Moving forward, the EU rules of law and legal system will no longer bind the UK, including for intellectual property matters...

Tax Highlights of Malaysia’s Budget 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

In this article, Yeoh Yu Xian sets out the key highlights from Malaysia’s 2021 budget. INTRODUCTION On 6 November 2020, the Malaysian Minister of Finance, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, unveiled the Malaysian Budget 2021 (“Budget”). This Budget’s allocation of RM 322.5 billion is the largest on record for the country1...

Orchard Circle Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat: Section 8 of the Land Acquisition Act 1960
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

A case note by Rajasingam Gothandapani and Lynnette Tan Hui Ling. INTRODUCTION It is trite that a declaration in Form D under section 8(1) of the Land Acquisition Act 1960 (“LAA”) lapses and becomes ineffective by effluxion of time if no award is made within two years from the date of its publication in the Gazette...

The Proposed Regulatory Framework for Digital Banks in Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

In this article, Goh Hui Wen examines the proposed regulatory framework for digital banks in Malaysia. INTRODUCTION The global financial services industry has seen a momentous evolution over the past decades driven by new technology innovations. As customers gravitate towards digital experiences and products, the transformation of the traditional banking system has become inevitable...

Pre-Trial Injunction - Preservation of the Status Quo
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

A case note by Elyse Diong Tze Mei. INTRODUCTION The recent case of Bellini Resources (M) Sdn Bhd v Mohamad Zaini bin Md Taha1 sets out the criteria for the preservation of the status quo pending trial where the ownership of a trade mark is in dispute...

Enforcement of Section 17A of the MACC Act - How Does it Affect an Employer
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

In this article, Benedict Ngoh Ti Yang looks at the new section 17A under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) (Amendment) Act 2018.   INTRODUCTION Pursuant to the recent Legal Notification PU(B) 247/2020, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) (Amendment) Act 20181 has come into force effective 1 June 2020. The principal effect of the MACC (Amendment) Act 2018 is the introduction of section 17A under the MACC Act...

Enhanced Rights Issue Framework: Temporary Relief Measures to Facilitate Fund Raising by Listed Issuers.
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

In this article, Gan Shao Qi discusses some of the recent measures announced to facilitate fund raising by listed issuers through a rights issue in Malaysia to assist companies and businesses that require access to immediate funding due to Covid-19...

(WEBINAR) The Enforcement Challenge - Enforcing Arbitral Awards & Foreign Judgments in Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore.
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

Dear Clients and Friends  Drew Network Asia (comprising Drew & Napier LLC from Singapore, Makarim & Taira S. from Indonesia, and Shearn Delamore & Co. from Malaysia) is delighted to present a joint webinar with Omni Bridgeway, a leading global disputes finance company, on the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgements in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Details are set out below:   Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021 Time: 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm (SG/MY time) 2...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update December 2020
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICES BURSA MALAYSIA SECURITIES EXPANDS MARKET MAKING FRAMEWORK Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa”) has, via Participating Organisations’ Circular No. R/R 13 of 2020 issued on 24 November 2020, made amendments to the rules and directives of Bursa in relation to the expansion of the market making framework...

Significant Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 Coming into Force On 1 January 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2020

On 6 February 2020, the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 (“IRA 2020”) received the Royal Assent and was gazetted on 20 February 2020.Earlier this month, the Minister of Human Resources in exercising his powers conferred under the IRA 2020, appointed that majority of the provisions in IRA 2020 will come into force on 1 January 2021, save for certain amendments relating to sole bargaining rights and essential services...

Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Collective Agreements
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2020

The Industrial Court in Malaysia is an important institution that is established under the Industrial Relations Act 1967 to hear and decide on disputes in relation to the terms and conditions of employment in a collective agreement. In a collective agreement dispute, salary adjustments, increments and bonuses are usually the hotly contested articles. The Industrial Courts are usually guided by a set of principles in deciding on such financial-related articles...

High Court Dismisses Application for Relief in Maritime Collision Claim
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2020

In a recent Malaya High Court decision, the owner of the vessel My Ferry 2 made a claimed based on a maritime lien pursuant to Section 21(3) of the UK Supreme Court Act 1981, which applies in Malaysia pursuant to Section 24(b) of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.(1) The plaintiff alleged that the first defendant (tug KKD000132-T which had towed the second defendant's dumb barge Wantas 17) had collided into the plaintiff's vessel, the My Ferry 2...

Covid-19 Vaccine — Can Employers Compel its Employees to be Vaccinated?
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2020

Introduction Covid-19 has disrupted our lives and businesses at many unprecedented levels never seen before in the history of mankind. The recent announcements by numerous pharmaceutical companies of newly developed Covid-19 vaccines have been positively received by the world at large and many now have high hopes that our lives will now finally return to normal as we knew it1...

High Court Settles Dispute Regarding Confiscated Diesel Following Ship Arrest
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2020

  Facts The recent high court decision in Straits Bunkering Pte Ltd v Ketua Pengarah Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna Johor concerned an application with regard to the vessel MT Abbas, which had been arrested by the Southern Region Marine Department pursuant to Sections 491B(1)(k) and 491C of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 (MSO 1952).(1) Sections 491B(1)(k) and 491C of the MSO 1952 provide as follows: 491B...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update November 2020
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2020

DISPUTE RESOLUTION The National Code (Revised 2020) Act 828 (“the Act”) came into force on 15 November 2020. It replaces its predecessor the National Land Code (Act 56 of 1965) that was in force since 1 January 1966. The Act was revised by the Commissioner of Law Revision under the authority of the Revision of Laws Act 1968...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update October 2020 (Financial Services)
Shearn Delamore & Co., November 2020

SC and Bursa extend temporary margin financing flexibilitiesOn 28 September 2020, the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa”) extended the temporary relief measures relating to margin financing to 31 December 2020. The relief measures, which took effect on 27 March 2020 via Participating Organisations’ Circular No. R/R 6 of 2020, were initially due to expire on 30 September 2020...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update October 2020 (Tax and Revenue)
Shearn Delamore & Co., November 2020

Income tax The Income Tax (Prescribed Fees under Schedule 5 to the Act) Rules 2020 have been gazetted on 22 September 2020 and have come into operation on 25 September 2020. The following public rulings and guidelines have recently been published on the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia’s official website:i. Appeal Against an Assessment and Application for Relief (Public Ruling No. 7/2020) issued on 7 October 2020 to replace Public Ruling No. 12/2017 dated 29 December 2017;ii...

Whether a Sub-Licensee of a Registered Industrial Design Owner has the Required Standing to Sue for Design Infringement
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2020

A case note by Sim Sook Eng...

Make Working from Home Work - Employers’ Considerations for Remote Working
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2020

In this article, Grace Chai Huey Yann explores common issues relating to remote working arrangements implemented by employers in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Introduction The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented impact on businesses worldwide, especially when international borders are closed and various degrees of lockdown are introduced in response to the pandemic. Since the first quarter of this eventful year, virtual working has become the option for many employers...

PENJANA Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan: Incentives for Property Sector
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2020

In this article, Tang Yen Yi examines the PENJANA Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan in relation to the property sector. During these unprecedented times of a global pandemic due to COVID-19, the Government of Malaysia announced the recovery plan for the country’s economy: PENJANA Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (“PENJANA”).PENJANA includes plans to stimulate the economy with incentives for real estate transactions...

SWW v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri1 - The Granting of Judicial Review by the High Court of Malaya in Tax Proceedings.
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2020

A case note by Abhilaash Subramaniam Introduction In the recent case of SWW v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri, the High Court of Malaya granted the taxpayer leave to apply for judicial review, a stay of proceedings pending the disposal of the taxpayer’s application for judicial review and subsequently allowed the taxpayer’s judicial review application on the merits, ordering a prohibition on all collection and enforcement action relating to disputed taxes and assessments

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update September 2020 (Financial Services)
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2020

SME Merger and Acquisition instruments exempt from stamp dutyThe Prime Minister announced that starting from 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2021, eligible SMEs will be exempted from paying stamp duty on instruments for Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A instruments”), including Contracts or Agreements for sale or lease of properties (including land, building, machinery and equipment); Instrument of Transfer and Memorandum of Understanding; Loans or Financing Agreement; and First Tenancy

 

 

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