Incorporating a Company under the Malaysian Companies Act 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Companies Act 2016 and Companies Regulations 2017 (“new Act”) have mostly come into force as of 31 January 2017. The new Act aims to reduce the cost of doing business in Malaysia while increasing protection for stakeholders of a company. As part of this objective, the incorporation process for Malaysian companies has been simplified […]

Payment Transaction Processing Framework-Introduction from Our Perspective (Part 1)

Reading Time: 10 minutesOn 14 November 2016 Bank Indonesia (“BI”), the Central Bank governing body in Indonesia, issued the Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 18/40/2016 concerning Framework of Payment Transaction Processing (Peraturan Bank Indonesia Nomor 18/40/2016 Tahun 2016 tentang Penyelenggaraan Pemrosesan Transaksi Pembayaran / “BI Regulation 18/2016”). We applaud the efforts made by BI to respond efficiently, swiftly and […]

9 Key Steps to Setting Up Business in Malaysia

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhether you are a local or a foreigner who has decided to set up a new business in or expand an existing business into Malaysia, here is a checklist of 9 key action steps that one can take to plan and execute the process smoothly. These steps are not strictly sequential but a list of […]

Regional Law Firm Management Forum — An interview with the ALPMA President

Reading Time: 5 minutesAsiaLawNetwork is attending and speaking at the Regional Law Firm Management Forum in Singapore on 29 November, 2016 alongside a panel of speakers on the theme “Change: Technology Enables, People Deliver”. In this article, we interview Andrew Barnes as President of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), who are introducing this forum with ALMG.  What is […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership and Intellectual Property: 4 Things You Should Know

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article was originally published by our friends across the Causeway on TheMalaysianLawyer.com and is a guest post by Chua Sher Hann.   With our social media feed flooded with so much anti Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) literature attacking this contentious trade agreement in recent months, it can be extremely tempting to jump onto the anti-TPP bandwagon. The most […]

When a trust is not a trust: Relevant lessons from New Zealand

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis article comes courtesy of Savoir LLC. For the discerning client who values discretion and discernment, Savoir LLC is the single point for all your needs. They are a bespoke law practice specialising in solutions, strategy and structures for business leaders, entrepreneurs, families and start-ups. Their services converge with only one objective – You.   When a […]

Your Workplace Rights in Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutesBreach of Workplace Rights The majority of workplaces in Australia are covered by the Fair Work Act 2009. As a full- or part-time employee in Australia, you have rights that cannot be breached. As an employer in Australia, you have a duty to uphold the law and make sure you are providing a workplace that is in […]

Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia: How Safe is Your Money?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you been reading up on the financial benefits of buying rental property in Southeast Asia? Are you thinking that the time is right to let your money earn more in these emerging markets? Maybe you’ve found a resort you’d like to invest in and you’re really close to picking up the phone to call […]

Capital Requirements for Setting Up a Company in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe amount of capital needed to set up a company in Thailand seems like a straightforward question that would beget a straightforward answer. However, that’s not the case. The assets needed to open a company in Thailand are fairly straightforward for Thai nationals but become more complicated once foreigners start getting involved. The issue of capital […]

Buying Land and Freestanding Homes in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesBuying a condo, townhouse or apartment in Thailand is pretty straightforward for foreigners. In order to keep the real estate market moving, the government streamlined this process several years ago. Buying land or a freestanding home, on the other hand, is more complicated. It’s more complicated, particularly, because it’s not legal for foreigners to own […]

Company Formations in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are several different types of companies in Thailand that are legally recognized and each serves different needs, corporate structures, and functions. The kind of company you form depends on the ownership, stakeholders and location of the business taking place and profit being made. If you are looking at forming a company in Thailand, it […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you have recently moved to Thailand, are setting up a company in the country or have other legal business there, you are likely thinking about hiring a lawyer in Thailand. It can be daunting to choose the right legal services provider from among the dozens of large firms and hundreds of smaller firms in […]