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Acquisitions, Mergers & Takeovers
Legal Insights 01/2012, March 2012 – "And Two (or More) Shall Become One"
The writer makes a case for the incorporation of a framework for statutory amalgamations into the Companies Act 1965.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2010, June 2010 - Plugging the "Loophole"
The proposed amendments to the listing requirements on privatisation of listed companies via the disposal of assets.
Legal Insights Issue 4/2009, December 2009 - Losing Control of Porsche
A tale on a takeover attempt that went awry.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2009, March 2009 – A Blast from the Past: Of Poison Pills and Pac-Man Defences
A primer on hostile take overs.
Legal Insights 02/2011, June 2011 – Growth with Governance
An overview of the Capital Market Masterplan 2.
Legal Insights 03/2011, September 2011 – "Tightening Up the Act"
The writer summarizes the key amendments to be made to the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 under the Capital Markets and Services (Amendment) Act 2011. It should be noted that the Amendment Act has come into operation on 3 October 2011.
Legal Insights 03/2011, September 2011 – "Building A Retirement Nest"
An examination of the legal framework for private retirement schemes under the Capital Markets and Services (Amendment) Act 2011 which came into operation on 3 October 2011.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2008, June 2008 - The Keys to a more Vibrant Capital Market
The liberalisation measures in the guidelines on the offering of Equity and Equity-Linked Securities.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2008, March 2008 – Private Equity vs Hedge Funds
A brief write-up on the features of these collective investment schemes.
Legal Insights Issue 3/2007, October 2007 - Unification
A primer on the new Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 that consolidates the regulatory regime for the securities industry and the futures industry.
Legal Insights issue 2/2006, June 2006 – Fund Times: Will It Last?
A brief write-up on the features of these collective investment schemes.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2006, March 2006 – Good Times Fund Times?
Explains the mysteries of Exchange Traded Funds in the first of a two-part article.
Legal Insights Issue 03/2012, September 2012 – Exemptions Under the Competition Act 2010
This article provides an outline on applications for block exemptions and individual exemptions.
ALB Special Report: Malaysia 2010, June 2010 – The Malaysian Competition Act 2010: Changed Or Be Changed
The Malaysian Competition Act provides more protection for Malaysian Consumers.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2010, June 2010 – No Turning Back Malaysian Competition Act
Explains the impact of this impending legislation after a 17 years wait.
Legal Insights Issue 04/2012, December 2012 – “Going to the Ballot Box”
An interesting article which provides an overview of the general election process in Malaysia.
Legal Insights Issue 02/2012, June 2012 – "Transformation!"
This is the second of the two-part article that explains the features of a limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012.
Legal Insights 01/2012, March 2012 – "The New Kid In Town"
This is the first of the two-part article that explains the main features of a limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012.
Legal Insights 01/2012, March 2012 – Practical Guide Series: Counting the Days
This article explains the basis on which the time frame prescribed by the Articles of Association of a company for convening of company meetings is to be calculated.
Legal Insights 04/2011, December 2011 – "Of Bimbos, Black Swans, Ex-Dates, Etc"
An explanation of some legal and corporate terms.
Legal Insights 02/2011, June 2011 – The English Premier League
The writer explains the legal framework and the pounds and pence of EPL.
Energy & Utilities
Legal Insights Issue 1/2008, March 2008 – The Malaysian Biofuel Industry Act 2007
Examines the new licensing regime that will be introduced under the Malaysian Biofuel Industry Act.
Legal Insights Issue 03/2012, September 2012 – The First Step
This article examines the Contaminated Land Management and Control Guidelines
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment Law 2010
This article first appeared in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment Law 2010, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
Legal Insights Issue 4/2009, December 2009 – The Battle Against Global Warming
The role of the Kyoto Protocol explained.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2008, June 2008 – The Rubbish Fix
Examines the new laws on the management of solid waste.
Legal Insights 02/2011, June 2011 – Game Changer
The writer highlights the salient changes under the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (Amendment) Bill 2011, which has been passed at the House of Senate on the 5-07-11.
Legal Insights Issue 4/2009, December 2009 – Split Personality?
Explains the concept of a Labuan protected cell company.
Legal insights Issue 3/2009, September 2009 – Najibnomics – Lesson 5
Provides the highlights of the Prime Minister's speech at the Invest Malaysia Conference 2009.
Legal Insights Issue 3/2006, September 2006 – Halal - The New Global Market Force (Part 2)
The salient features of the Halal Manual and Standards, the certification procedures and Halal legislation.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2006, June 2006 – Halal- The New Global Market Force (Part 1)
Explains the meaning of 'Halal' and outlines the initiatives taken to develop Malaysia as an international 'Halal' hub.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2010, March 2010 – Musharakah Mutanaqqisah – Another Debt Financing Product?
Explanation of the need for refinement in the documentation.
Legal Insights Issue 3/2009, September 2009 – Banking Without Interest – The Challenges Ahead
Explores the challenges for the Islamic Finance industry.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2009, June 2009 – Islamic Finance Contracts and Products
Islamic Finance products are created as an alternative to conventional banking products.
Oil & Gas & Natural Resources
Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2010
This chapter first appeared in "Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2010", published by Law Business Research Ltd.
Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2009
This chapter first appeared in "Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2009", published by Law Business Research Ltd.
Legal Insights Issue 4/2008,December 2008 – The International Compensation Regime for Oil Pollution in Malaysian Waters
A brief history of compensation regimes for oil pollution.
Legal Insights Issue 3/2007, October 2007 – Shipping and the Malaysian Oil & Gas Industry
The legal intricacies involved in providing shipping services for the Oil & Gas Industry.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2010, March 2010 – Relief for the "Distresses Landlord"
An antidote against errant tenants.
Legal Insights Issue 4/2009, December 2009 – Less Gain, More Pain
RPGT reinstated from 1 January 2010, to curb speculation activities in the property market.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2007, April 2007 – A Long Awaited Reform to Housing Development Laws
The latest legislative enactments that affect the housing development industry.
Legal Insights Issue 04/2012, December 2012 – “Taxation of Limited Liability Partnerships”
The writers explain the tax treatment for Limited Liability Partneships in Malaysia.
Legal Insights 04/2011, December 2011 – "2012 Budget Highlights"
A summary of the salient points of the Budget 2012.
Legal Insights Issue 4/2010, December 2010 – 2011 Budget Highlights
A summary of the salient points of the Budget 2011.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2009, June 2009 – That's Entertainment
Some guidance on deductibility of entertainment expenses.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2008, March 2008 – Advance Tax Rulings
Section 138B was inserted into the Income Tax Act 1967 to enable the Director General of the IRB to make Advance Rulings.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2010, June 2010 - Practical Guide Series : Resolutions For Issue Of Shares
This article sets out the procedures which a company should adopt in relation to the resolutions to be passed to authorise the issue of new shares.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2010, March 2010 – Taking Stock of Bursa Malaysia's Enforcement Powers
Discusses key legal issues pertaining to enforcement proceedings by Bursa Malaysia.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2007, April 2007 – Regulated Short Selling
Discusses the salient features of Bursa Malaysia's rules on regulated short selling.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2004, June 2004 – Demutualisation of Bursa Malaysia
Discusses amendments to the Security Industry Act to safeguard public interest.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2004, March 2004 – Demutualisation of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange
The demutualisation of the KLSE under the Demutualisation (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) Act, 2003.
Shariah – Principles and Practice
Legal Insights Issue 02/2012, June 2012 – "The Objectives of the Shariah"
The writer explains the Maqasid As-Shariah and its application to ordinary life.
Legal Insights 04/2011, December 2011 – "The Role of Ethics in Business"
An Islamic perspective of the role of business in an organization's corporate governance.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2007, April 2007 - Mysteries of Takaful Revealed (Part 2)
Family Takaful is the Islamic equivalent of life insurance under the conventional insurance system.
Legal Insights Issue 4/2006, December 2006 – Mysteries of Takaful Revealed (Part 1)
Explains the basic fundamentals and the framework of a Takaful contract.