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Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates May 2021 (2)
Shearn Delamore & Co., May 2021

Financial ServicesBank Negara Malaysia seeks feedback on Alternative Reference Rate and Strategic Direction on KLIBOR and KLIRROn 19 May 2021, Bank Negara Malaysia invited written feedback by 18 June 2021 on its Alternative Reference Rate and Strategic Direction on the Kuala Lumpur Interbank Offered Rate (“KLIBOR”) and the Kuala Lumpur Islamic Reference Rate (“KLIRR”) for the Malaysian Financial Markets discussion paper...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates May 2021 (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., May 2021

Financial ServicesGuidance document on Climate Change and Principle-based TaxonomyOn 30 April 2021, Bank Negara Malaysia issued a finalised guidance document for financial institutions to assess and classify economic activities which contribute to climate change mitigation and adaption...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates April 2021 (2)
Shearn Delamore & Co., May 2021

Dispute ResolutionThreshold to Commence Winding Up Proceedings RaisedBy the Federal Government Gazette Notification No. 4159 dated 22 March 2021, the amount of indebtedness required to commence winding up proceedings under section 466(1)(a) has been fixed at RM50,000.00 with effect from 1 April 2021.This means that a creditor may only commence winding-up proceedings against a debtor company where the debtor company has failed to satisfy a debt owed to the creditor exceeding RM50,000...

Demarcating The Bank’s Duty In Investment Scams
Shearn Delamore & Co., April 2021

Scams are common these days. Hence, the regulatory bodies, financial institutions and news media often warn the public to exercise due diligence before making any investments with promises of high-profit returns...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Newsletter March Issue 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., April 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the March 2021 issue of our quarterly Newsletter, we hope that you will continue to find its contents of value to you. Real Estate PJD Regency Sdn Bhd v Tribunal Tuntutan Pembeli Rumah: Calculation of Liquidated Agreed Damages commences from the Date of Payment of Booking Fee A case note by Alexis Yong Mey Ling … read more...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates April 2021 (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., April 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for April 2021.Tax & RevenueIncome taxThe technical guideline Garis Panduan Berhubung Permohonan Pengecualian Cukai Pendapatan Kepada Institusi Atau Organisasi Keagamaan Yang Layak Di Bawah Perintah Cukai Pendapatan (Pengecualian) 2020 [P.U.(A) 139/2020] (available in Malay language only) has been published on 25 March 2021 on the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia’s official website...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update March 2021 (2)
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICESRelaxation of FEP requirements on interest rate swapBank Negara Malaysia has announced that nonresident banks may trade ringgit denominated interest rate swap without any underlying commitment with any participating onshore licensed banks and their appointed overseas offices (“AOOs”) with effect from 15th March 2021...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update March 2021 (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICESFurther extension on short selling banThe Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad announced a further extension, until 29 August 2021, of the existing suspension of Intraday Short Selling (IDSS) and Short Selling by Proprietary Day Traders on the stock exchange of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The scope of the ban remains the same.Pepared by:Christina S. C...

Case Update: Legal Professional Privilege and the Powers of the Director General of Inland Revenue (“DGIR”)
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2021

The Malaysian Bar had challenged the DGIR’s power to undertake tax audits on the clients’ accounts of law firms on the basis that it contravened legal professional privilege...

Shearn Delamore & Co Legal Update February 2021 (Financial Services, Intellectual Property, Tax & Revenue)
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICES BNM announces new funds for SMEs On 5 February 2021, Bank Negara Malaysia ("BNM") announced: an additional RM2 billion for the Targeted Relief and Recovery Facility (“TRRF”); the establishment of a RM200 million Disaster Relief Facility (“DRF”) 2021.   TRRF The TRRF was a facility announced in the Budget 2021, established to assist eligible SMEs in the services sector...

Administrative Step or Aggressive Movement? Revenue’s Announcement on Centralisation and Dispersal of Certain Categories of Corporate and Non-Corporate Taxpayers’ Files
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (Revenue)’s press release of 13 January 2021 announced the Revenue’s implementation of centralisation and dispersal of tax files for taxpayers of certain categories, with effect from 1 January 2021...

WEBINAR - Online intellectual property threats and best practices amid Covid-19 in the Asia Pacific region
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. Legal Update February 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

DISPUTE RESOLUTIONWide order of injunction sought against online marketplace operator refused in the High CourtE-commerce has become an indispensable part of the country’s economy particularly with the Covid-19 pandemic. With its growing demand come legal challenges which are novel to Malaysia.Recently, our Dispute Resolution Partners K...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update January 2021 (Financial Services)
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

Bank Negara Malaysia issues Licensing Framework for Digital Banks Bank Negara Malaysia issued its policy document on Licensing Framework for Digital Banks on 31 December 2020. It has indicated in its press release that up to five licences may be issued to qualified applicants and notification of the grant of licence will only be made by the first quarter of 2022...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update January 2021 (Tax & Revenue)
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

Operation hours of IRB Counters during Movement Control Order (“MCO”), Conditional MCO & Recovery MCO periodThe Inland Revenue Board (“IRB”) has issued a media statement on the operation hours of its counters during the MCO, Conditional MCO and Recovery MCO period. For more information, please click here...

Acceptance of Evidence Obtained through Social Media Platform
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

Introduction In the recent Industrial Court Award of Azffanizam bin Abd v Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd [Award No.11 of 2021] dated 4 January 2021, the Industrial Court accepted evidence taken from social media in dismissing a claim of forced resignation...

Absence of Corroboration Does Not Defeat Complaint of Harassment
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

Introduction In the recent Industrial Court Award of Harry Wong Wei Chen v Petroliam Nasional Berhad [Award No.11 of 2021] dated 4 January 2021, the Industrial Court upheld the dismissal of an employee (“the Claimant”) on account of several allegations of sexual and workplace harassment. An interesting point in the instant case was the absence of corroborative witnesses in respect of several of the complaints against the Claimant...

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...

 

 

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