Malaysia

ASEAN Medical Device Directive Implementation Updates

While local laws of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia have fully complied with the ASEAN Medical Device Directive (AMDD), it is encouraging to see more...

Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019: Five Key Amendments to the Companies Act 2016

Background The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019 (“Bill”) was recently passed at the Dewan Rakyat on 10 July 2019 and will soon be tabled before the...

Malaysia: Revamp of the Customs Act 1967 Affecting Businesses

Background Following the recent entry into force of the Customs (Amendment) Act 2018 and the Customs (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018 (see link to our...

Malaysian Competition Commission Issues Guidelines on IP Rights and Competition Law

On 5 April 2019, the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) issued the Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law (Guidelines). The Guidelines are intended...

Malaysia: New Guidelines on Mergers and Acquisitions Issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia...

Introduction The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission ("Commission") has introduced guidelines which establish a voluntary regime for competition assessments of mergers and acquisitions ("M&As") in...

Indonesia: Competition Commission Imposing Stricter Policy on Submission of Merger Notifications

Under a new policy of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU), parties will have to follow tighter rules on what documents must be submitted...

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...

Malaysia: Updates to the 2018 Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

In our previous client alert published in November 2018, we covered the 2018 special voluntary disclosure programme ("SVDP") which was announced during the Budget...

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter, November 2018 edition

Australia brings fourth criminal cartel prosecution and first gun-jumping case By Georgina Foster, Anita Thompson and Anthea BurtonIn June 2018, following a two-year investigation by...

Malaysia Introduces “Corporate Liability” Bill

The Malaysian Government has proposed a bill that will make corporations liable for the corrupt practices of its associated persons.

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