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Shearn Delamore & Co. | March 2016

Revenue legislation and administration: The Federal Constitution provides that tax shall only be levied by or under authority of federal law. This means the general body of tax law is to be found in tax statutes, supplemented by other legislative instruments such as subsidiary legislation and ministerial orders ...

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 ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2018

IN THIS ARTICLE PARVATHY DEVI RAJA MOORTHY LOOKS AT THE IMPORTANCE OF ASCERTAINING THE IDENTITY OF THE EMPLOYER WHEN LODGING A COMPLAINT OF UNFAIR DISMISSAL ESPECIALLY IN SECONDMENT CASES.   Introduction The correct identification of an employer is essential in the lodging of an unfair dismissal complaint pursuant tosection 20of theIndustrial Relations Act 1967where the relationship between the employee and the company is unclear ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | June 2021

Shipping & Transport, MalaysiaFactsApplicable legal principlesPlaintiff's argumentDefendant's argumentDecisionCommentThis article examines the basis for an order for a sale pendente lite of a vessel that was arrested by a sheriff in in remadmiralty proceedings as security for the plaintiff's claim.(1) FactsOn 19 November 2017 the defendant's vessel, Shi Pu 1, collided with the plaintiff's bulk vessel, Winning Loyalty ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | February 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and business partners, You are invited to join a remarkable panel of speakers who will discuss some of the latest trends in online infringement related to Covid-19 pandemic and best practices for developing a sound brand protection strategy for your intellectual property ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | March 2022

Transition to Endemic — What it Means for the Employers in Malaysia? Introduction With effect from 1 April 2022, Malaysia will enter the “Transition to Endemic” phase ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2018

IN THIS ARTICLE, NADIA ABU BAKAR DISCUSSES AN EMPLOYER’S PREROGATIVE TO TRANSFER EMPLOYEES   Introduction There may be an instance where you receive a letter from your company with the following content: “In light of the business requirements of the Company, you shall be transferred to xx with effect from xx ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | October 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, With the enactment of the latest Trademark Act 2019, our Intellectual Property partner, Indran Shanmuganathan, has authored two books published by renowned publishers, Sweet & Maxwell namely “Trademark Act 2019 with overview by Indran Shanmuganathan” and “The Annotated Trademarks Act 2019” which is a part of Malaysian Legislation Series ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | July 2020

With the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) since 18 March 2020, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) as well as the Recovery Movement Control Order, the Government has issued a number of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2018

The Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (Amendment) Act 2017 “Amendment Act”. The Act amended the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981 “Principal Act”.  The Amendment Act Prior to coming into force of the Amendment Act, only a registered valuer, appraiser or estate agent duly authorized by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (as it was then known) was permitted to undertake property management ...

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 ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | December 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Our Arbitration and Mediation partners Rabindra S. Nathan, Rodney Gomez and K. Shanti Mogan have co-authored the Malaysian chapter of The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides: International Arbitration 2021.   The Arbitration Act 2005 (“AA 2005”) applies to arbitration in Malaysia ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2018

IN THIS ARTICLE, REENA ENBASEGARAM LOOKS AT THE LAW RELATING TO COMPETING UNIONS.   Introduction The strength of a trade union is derived from its membership which is its paramount asset. Upon being accorded recognition, a trade union will bargain on behalf of the employees and, in this regard, acts as a principal and not as an agent of its members[1]. The contracting rights - including those of non-union members and future employees - are transferred to the trade union ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2018

This case highlights the importance of registering a franchise with the Registrar of Franchises and the consequences of not doing so. In particular, the effect and applicability of section 6(1) of the Franchise Act 1998 (“FA 1998”) are discussed. Facts The subject matter was “Dr. Fong’s Method” of teaching mathematics to students in primary and secondary school, which was developed by Dr. Fong Ho Kheong (“Dr. Fong”). Dr ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | January 2019

IN THIS ARTICLE, ABHILAASH SUBRAMANIAM DISCUSSES THE POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE MOVE FROM GST TO SST.   Introduction The much anticipated Sales Tax Act 2018 and the Service Tax Act 2018(commonly referred to as “SST”) was rolled out on 1 September 2018, together with their respective subsidiary legislations, to replace the previous Goods and Services Tax Act 2014 (“GST”) ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | March 2018

The Employment Insurance System Act 2017 (“EIS Act”) came into effect on 1 January 2018. For the first time in Malaysia some form of unemployment benefits are provided for private employees. Previously, employees who were terminated or retrenched did not receive any benefits during the period they were unemployed ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2018

The introduction of the e-hailing system had changed the landscape of public transport in Malaysia and, at the same time, intensified the competition in the taxi industry. Whilst the taxi industry was subject to specific regulatory requirements there was previously no express law to regulate the operation of the e-hailing system ...

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 ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | July 2020

The Inland Revenue Board (“IRB”) has published an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) on tax matters arising during the MCO and CMCO period. For the updated FAQ (as at 10 June 2020), please refer to this link.  The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) has also recently issued two updated announcements pertaining to payment of taxes due during the MCO and CMCO period. Find information here and here ...

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. | January 2019

IN THIS ARTICLE, GOH HUI WEN LOOKS AT GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS IN THE ASEAN REGION. The investment scene in the ASEAN region has been undergoing a transformational change in recent years as it pivots towards a green and sustainable path of development[1]. Demand for sustainable investment opportunities in ASEAN is set to bloom within the next two decades, with the investment opportunity estimated to be worth a whopping USD3 trillion from 2016 to 2030[2] ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | September 2016

The prevailing question is - do employees have the right to privacy in theworkplace?Employees want to work in a safe environment without the fearof being constantly monitored by their employers. Consequently, employeesexpect that their privacy in the workplace is respected. On the other hand, employershave the right to protect their business interests against unwarrantedconsequences that would damage their business ...

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 ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | October 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, In July 2021 the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Amendment) Act (2020) (the "Amendment Act") and its supplementary Carriage of Goods by Sea (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2021 (the "Order") officially came into force. The Amendment Act and the Order brought into effect the long-awaited changes to the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1950 (the "Principal Act"), which has been in force since 23 May 1950 ...

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