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Malaysian lawyer under scrutiny

A Malaysian law society is to look into claims regarding a lawyer in an undercover video clip which implicated the Chief Minister in allegedly illegal land deals.

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Malaysia set to welcome foreign law firms

Malaysia is making moves to liberalise its legal marketplace, following in the footsteps of Singapore and South Korea.

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Human rights concerns as firms rush to East Asia

English and US global law firms may be tripping over each other in a bid to exploit recently liberalised legal markets in East Asia, but the path to commercial success could be littered with human rights potholes, campaigners warned last week.

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Malaysia Bar Council under fire from new society

Malaysian lawyers have fired a direct challenge at the country's established bar council with the launch of an organisation they claim will protect the rights of all lawyers in the country.

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Malaysian bar attacks foreign firms for 'rule breaches'

The chairman of the Malaysian Bar Council has accused at least one London law firm of breaking the law, along with two practices from Singapore.

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Malaysia moves to regulate Islamic scholars

A Malaysian group is bidding to resolve a long-standing problem for Sharia financial products by establishing a universally accepted code of ethics and standards for Islamic scholars.

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Trowers breaks mould in Malaysia

London-based law firm Trowers & Hamlins is to open a representative office in Malaysia -- a landmark move marking the gradual liberalisation of practice restrictions in the country.

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Global firms combine with locals on Asia's largest flotation

Two global law firms have combined to advise on Asia's largest ever flotation, the $3.2 billion initial public offering of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad.

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Malaysia creeps towards legal profession reforms

Malaysia's Legal Profession Bill has been tabled before parliament for a second reading, taking the country a step closer to a more liberalised regime that will allow foreign firms a foothold in the local market.

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