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CASE UPDATE – ANG MING LEE and BLUDREAM CITY DEVELOPMENT SDN BHD

Background facts The Developer, BHL Construction Sdn. Bhd. entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with the Purchasers for the sale and purchase of Sri Istana Condominium units. The SPA was made pursuant to Schedule H of the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Regulations 1989 (“Regulations”) which provides that the delivery of vacant possession …

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Federal Court sets aside arbitration award for breach of natural justice

Master Mulia Sdn Bhd v Sigur Rus Sdn Bhd [2020] 9 CLJ 213; [2020] 12 MLJ 198 Summary In Malaysia, Section 37 of the Arbitration Act 2005 (“AA 2005”) sets out the instances in which an arbitration award may be set aside. In this case, the Federal Court considered the circumstances in which it will …

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Construction Industry And Payment Adjudication Act (CIPAA 2012)

How does the construction industry and payment adjudication act 2012 impact your business? Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (“CIPAA 2012”) came into operation on 15 April 2014. The Malaysian Parliament enacted CIPAA 2012 with a declared intention to alleviate payment problems in the construction industry through the introduction of a statutory adjudication process. The …

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Will It!

Making a will is not a pleasant task. In fact, all of us would like to believe that we are immortal and death happens to other people. Let me tell you that the one thing that is certain in life is death. My advice is to make a will. The purpose of this article is to give you a general idea of what you need to know if you intend to start this process.

There is no such thing as a Standard Contract

As a lawyer who represents a wide variety of clientele, from medium to large scale businesses and individuals, I am occasionally confronted with the odd client who would say things like, “This is a pretty standard distribution agreement, right? So why do we need to review it?” or “Why do we need to take so long to look into this joint venture agreement? Isn’t this pretty much a standard contract?”

The Importance of Effective Legal Counsel

Whether you like lawyers or not, if you are a business owner, it is inevitable that you will have to work with one sooner or later. In fact, it is wise to have an effective legal counsel in your business team from the get-go ie. Someone who understands how you work and most importantly how your business works.

It’s Never Too Early to Start Estate Planning

It does not matter that your “pot of gold” is not a substantial one. It is prudent that every person plans his or her estate carefully. Planning your estate well will ensure that your assets are enjoyed by the people you intend to receive those assets whilst taking care that your liabilities do not become a burden to them. Having your wealth and assets in the wrong hands should be the last thing on your wish list.