Malaysia

Global: A Guide to Regulatory Fintech Sandboxes Internationally

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Regulators around the world are responding quickly to the rapidly evolving financial technology, or fintech, landscape. As new or emerging financial products, services or...

Malaysia: Malaysia Refines its Service Tax on Imported Digital Services

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In brief Malaysia caught up with the global trend of taxing cross-border supplies of digital services by introducing a 6% service tax on imported digital...

Malaysia: Extra Territorial Effect of New Corporate Liability for Corruption Offences

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The new corporate liability provision under Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 ("Section 17A") has come into force on 1 June 2020. As highlighted in our earlier client alert (see Link), a company may be held criminally liable under this new provision for acts of bribery committed by its directors, employees or other associated persons.  The only defence available is for the company to prove that it has put in place adequate procedures designed to prevent these corrupt acts.This new corporate liability provision applies not only to Malaysian companies, but also to foreign companies with businesses in Malaysia.

Malaysia: Bukit Payong Waste-to-Energy Project RFP

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The Malaysian Ministry of Housing and Local Government had on 27 July 2020 issued an announcement for the request for proposal ("RFP") for a waste-to-energy project in Bukit Payong, Johor on a public-private partnership basis ("WtE Project"). The WtE Project is one of the 6 expected waste to energy projects that the federal government of Malaysia is planning to develop by 2021.

Malaysia: COVID-19 – Client Alert – Tax Highlights of the National Economic Recovery Policy...

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In brief The Prime Minister of Malaysia unveiled the National Economic Recovery Plan, also known as the Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara ("PENJANA") on 5...

Malaysia: Corporate liability for corruption offences – are you ready for 1 June 2020?

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On 1 June 2020, the corporate liability provision under Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (the Act) is set to come into force. As highlighted in our earlier client alert (see Link), a company may be held criminally liable for acts of corruption by its directors, employees or other associated persons.

Global Merger Analysis Platform (GMAP)

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Our team of over 300 antitrust experts around the world have collaborated to produce a truly innovative Global Merger Analysis Platform (GMAP). GMAP answers...

Malaysia: Phase 2 and the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the...

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View Japanese versionThe Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 ("Regulations") lapsed on 31 March 2020. In...

Asia Pacific: Webinar: COVID-19 and Supply Chains: Navigating the Immediate, Changing, Mid- and Longer-Term...

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In continuation of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific webinar series on the business impact of COVID-19, we bring you another panel of legal practitioners to...

Malaysia: The PRIHATIN Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package

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Download full alertView Japanese versionThis alert follows our earlier client alert on the Restriction of Movement Order - Guidelines as at 24 March 2020....
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