One-fifth of M’sia lawyers mull ceasing practice due to COVID: survey

BY Aparna Sai |

Some 21 percent of Malaysia’s lawyers are contemplating ceasing practice or closing their law offices due to the impact of the national lockdown instituted as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FINALISTS REVEALED: ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2020

BY Asian Legal Business |

The renowned ALB Malaysia Law Awards is returning for its 7th edition this year, on August 14, with a brand-new format of celebration – virtual awards ceremony. The annual event will continue to give…

KL: Baker McKenzie adds partners from Skrine, Navis Capital

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie’s Malaysian member firm Wong & Partners has added two new partners - Lydia Kong and Addy Herg – from investment firm Navis Capital and Skrine, respectively.

CC acts on $457 mln Kyoto hotel sale

BY Aparna Sai |

Clifford Chance has advised Malaysia’s Berjaya Corporation and its subsidiary, Kyoto Higashiyama Hospitality Assets Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha, on the sale of Four Seasons Hotel & Hotel Residences…

Links, Freshies, A&O act on Tesco’s $10.6 bln sale of Thai, Malaysian businesses

BY Aparna Sai |

Linklaters has advised Charoen Pokphand Group on its purchase of British retailer Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia for $10.6 billion. Tesco was counselled by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer…

M’sia: Lee Hishamuddin embroiled in dispute, 5 ex-partners launch new firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Five former partners of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (LHAG), Malaysia’s second-largest law firm, have started a new firm called Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership (RDS) following an intra-…

Eyeing cross-border work, Indian, Malaysian firms form alliance

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Vishnu Mehra & Co. has entered into an alliance with Malaysian law firm Malek, Paulian & Gan (MPG) as the two firms aim to enhance their cross-border legal offerings. 

Malaysia: MahWengKwai partner leaves to launch boutique

BY Aparna Sai |

Richard Wee, a former dispute resolution partner at Malaysian law firm MahWengKwai & Associates (MWKA), has left the firm to start his own boutique, Richard Wee Chambers (RWC).