China-Malaysia Digital Partnership And The Rise Of The Digital Economy in Asia

At the China Business Services Conference at the Beijing International Convention Centre on 1 August 2018, I spoke at a Roundtable on "Eco Sharing along China's Belt And Road" and prepared the following key points: 1. The Digital Economy Is The Future Of Asia China is the second largest and a leading global force in… Continue reading China-Malaysia Digital Partnership And The Rise Of The Digital Economy in Asia

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Joint Venture Parties Beware: The Implied Duty To Act In Good Faith In Relational Contracts In Common Law Jurisdictions

The classical rules based theory of contract is a legal fiction, as far as long term contracts are concerned. Ronald Coarse postulated that long term contracts are of necessity incomplete, and the parties need to monitor and adjust their relationship from time to time in changing circumstances. From 2004-2009, I was privileged to research on… Continue reading Joint Venture Parties Beware: The Implied Duty To Act In Good Faith In Relational Contracts In Common Law Jurisdictions

Malaysia’s Second Chance As Manufacturing And Supply Chain Hub In Asean

Weeks ago, I blogged about Malaysia as a Supply Chain Refuge And Investment Hub In Asean when the US China Trade War broke out: See https://jlpwneedlawyer.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/making-the-us-china-trade-war-work-for-the-new-malaysia-as-a-supply-chain-refuge-and-principal-investment-hub/ As the drums of trade war rolled on, international logistics players have since reported the relocation of production lines by their China based manufacturing clients to Vietnam, Malaysia and… Continue reading Malaysia’s Second Chance As Manufacturing And Supply Chain Hub In Asean

Chinese Language Proficiency In The International Economy: A Matter of National Interest

At the end of the Second World War, access to the US consumer market helped Germany and Japan to recover from the ashes of war via the Marshall Plan. Soon after, in the wake of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the US extended benefits of access to its capitalist economy to the Asian Tigers -… Continue reading Chinese Language Proficiency In The International Economy: A Matter of National Interest

Essential Things You Should Know About the New Myanmar Companies Law 2017

The long-awaited Myanmar Companies Law 2017 (“MCL”) will come into effect on 1st August 2018 and replace the 100-year old Companies Act 1914 (“MCA”).  The MCL aims to modernize Myanmar’s corporate framework and provide new opportunities to both foreign and local companies which were previously not available under the MCA. Foreign Companies Under the MCL, a foreign company is defined as… Continue reading Essential Things You Should Know About the New Myanmar Companies Law 2017

Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 And The F&B Operator

F&B operators in Malaysia are having nightmares these days, ever since a video of employees of a popular Indian banana leaf restaurant washing their utensils in roadside potholes behind the restaurant went viral. Since then, various eateries were inspected and closed down for non compliance with Food Hygiene regulations. That enforcement was lax under the… Continue reading Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 And The F&B Operator

The New Corporate Malaysia: Implementing Whistleblower Programs And Hotlines For Better Corporate Governance

Malaysia was the laughing stock of the Whistleblower world barely 5 months ago when a whistleblowing politician, far from being protected under the law, was jailed 30 months instead. With a new government now in charge in Malaysia, upholding the Rule of Law and Institutional Reforms are well underway and such bad whistleblower experiences are… Continue reading The New Corporate Malaysia: Implementing Whistleblower Programs And Hotlines For Better Corporate Governance