Asia/Malaysia

Jern-Fei Ng becomes first King’s Counsel to join a Malaysian law firm

Arbitration specialist signs up with Lim Chee Wee Partnership as a registered foreign lawyer

Malaysia’s Shearn Delamore announces leadership change

Construction lawyer Rodney Gomez will succeed Dhinesh Bhaskaran as managing partner

Herbert Smith Freehills to close Kuala Lumpur office

Move follows February’s decision to pull out of Seoul; firm restates commitment to grow Asia revenue

Some firms might be trying to crack America – but Asia is where the action is

Access to Asia’s growing economies should be a key strategy for firms with a mature, global client base, writes WarwickPlace’s Robert Bata

  • 9mos

KPMG adds hundreds of lawyers across Southeast Asia from regional network

Deal sees more than 275 lawyers including around 80 partners join from ZICO Law amid Asia growth push

Malaysian IP boutique LAW Partnership mourns death of international IP partner

Eversheds Sutherland allied firm pays tribute to Ameet Kaur Purba who joined in May 2020

  • 1yr

Herbert Smith Freehills opens construction and infrastructure hub in Malaysia

Partner Craig Shepherd will lead hub from firm’s existing Kuala Lumpur office

Nine judiciaries launch global network to promote alternative dispute resolution

US, UK, Singapore, and Germany among those to sign up to Judicial Dispute Resolution Network

Lawyers from Trussardi and Loro Piana to debate influencer marketing’s impact on luxury sector

Webinar hosted by Luxury Law Alliance and Bird & Bird will explore ‘trends, tips and opportunities’

LAW Partnership launches flexible legal resourcing service in Malaysia

New offering intended to meet client demand for short-term personnel and out-of-the-ordinary capabilities in the wake of the pandemic

  • 2yrs

KPMG launches legal services business in Thailand as Asia expansion continues

Move by Big Four accountant follows similar openings in Hong Kong and Shanghai last year

  • 4yrs

In Goldman Sachs, Malaysia does not trust

Malaysian prosecutors files charges against Goldman Sachs and two bankers, seeks fines of over $3 billion.

  • 5yrs

Malaysia looks set to introduce crypto legislation in Q1

Rules for cryptocurrency exchanges and ICOs will be in force by Q1 of 2019, says Malaysia's finance minister.

  • 5yrs

Dentons expands pan-Asia ambitions with Zain addition

In a second ASEAN move this year, the global law firm has added Malaysia's Zain to its global network.

  • 5yrs

Convicted women to be caned in Malaysia for 'attempting lesbian sex'

Sharia law applied as two Malaysian women convicted of attempting to have lesbian sex in a car to be fined and caned.

  • 5yrs

Singapore and Malaysian law firms launch fintech practice

Two prominent regional law firms in Singapore and Malaysia have joined forces to establish dedicated fintech practices, which will work together collaboratively.

  • 7yrs

Herbert Smith Freehills secures license to open in Kuala Lumpur

HSF is set to become the second foreign firm to set up shop in Malaysia.

  • 7yrs

DAC Beachcroft sets sights on Malaysia joint venture

The firm is looking to further solidify its longstanding association with Malaysian firm Gan Partnership by applying to regulators for a joint venture license in the newly liberalised market.

  • 8yrs

Door held open for MH370 lawsuits

Malaysia Airlines Berhad's attempt to have a lawsuit brought by relatives of passengers aboard doomed flight MH370 thrown out has failed, keeping the door open for other claims to follow.

  • 8yrs
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