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Congratulations to our Adjudicator

MahWengKwai & Associates congratulates our managing partner, Mr. Raymond Mah, who successfully completed the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration ("KLRCA") Adjudication Training Programme in 2012 and has been qualified by the KLRCA as an adjudicator. [Read more]


The Next Milestone of Environmental Law

By Lim Jo Yan and Liow Pei Xia

A bill on Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing of Malaysia is expected to be tabled in Parliament in 2014 (“Bill”). Given that Malaysia is recognised as one of the 12 Mega Biodiversity countries in the world, it is crucial that a national law exists to regulate bio-prospecting activities, in particular research and development activities with commercial and potential commercial purpose. Below is a brief summary and our observations of the current draft of the Bill. [Read more]


Statutory Adjudication

By Raymond Mah and Melanie Woo

The consistent growth of the construction industry in the past few years driven mainly by government projects as part of the Economic Transformation Programme (“ETP”), has continued to rise to many construction-related disputes. Some problems in the construction industry include speculative development without sufficient financial capital, the extensive period of time and the high cost of existing dispute resolution mechanisms, and the unequal bargaining powers between parties have led to abuse. These problems bring undesirable effects to the industry, consumers and ultimately the economy. Insolvent subcontractors and abandoned projects are just some of the many consequences. [Read more] 

 

Arbitration in Malaysia:Taking it to the Next Level

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution to resolve legal disputes outside the traditional court system. It aims to provide fair and unbiased resolution to disputes. Nowadays, arbitration clauses are found in many different agreements or contracts. [Read more]

 

How to Extend your Lease for Leasehold Properties

The extension of leases for leasehold properties is governed under section 197 of the National Land Code (Act 56 of 1965) pertaining to the applications for approval of surrender of the whole of the land, as well as the land rules of the various states. For the state of Selangor, the extension of lease is governed... [Read more]


XBRL implementation in Malaysia will impact PLCs and Sdn Bhds

By Lum Ying Mei 

The XBRL works by adding *data about the data*, through the use of *descriptive data* (tags). XBRL enables unique identifying tags to be applied to each individual piece of business and financial data, providing information about the data, in order to allow computers to communicate with one another without any human information. XBRL makes statis data *interactive* and *intelligent*. [Read more]


Upcoming event - Complimentary Lunch Talks

Your Business Under the Competition Act
Speaker: Lim Jo Yan
Date: 23 September 2013, Monday
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Landlords vs. Tenants: Resolving Disputes
Speaker: Raymond Mah
Date: 21 October 2013, Monday
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: 
MahWengKwai & Associates, Level 10, Tower B, Prima Avenue, Dataran Prima


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