Government & Regulatory Matters
Regulatory frameworks and policies in Malaysia are constantly evolving across various sectors. As transparency rises in importance and the costs of non-compliance with laws and regulations increase, businesses everywhere strive to adapt to the growing pressure from regulatory bodies.
Our Firm is regularly instructed on matters that entail considerable involvement, negotiation, and collaboration with governments or public sector bodies. We act both for and against government and regulatory bodies.
Our clients appreciate our knowledge and understanding of government, business, and political and policy considerations which are taken into account in their decisions and deals with their business partners, contractors and various other stakeholders.
Equipped with in-depth knowledge and prominent involvement with the authorities, we are able to offer legal services to guide clients on government and regulatory matters including but without limitation to the following areas:
Anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws
Anti-money laundering laws
Environmental, sustainability and governance
Foreign direct investments regulatory requirements including dealings with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
Licenses and registrations with regulatory authorities
Shareholding/ equity condition requirements
Our team of experienced lawyers are able to guide clients through the most sensitive and reputation-threatening regulatory issues, delivering strategic, technically and commercially oriented advice including carrying out the following:-
Applications for permits and licenses
Legal due diligence on compliance and environment, social and governance (ESG) issues
Review of documents, policies, guidelines and structures
Identification of comprehensive legal risk assessments
Liaising with the authorities
Litigation and dispute resolution services
Preparation and advising on implementation of regulatory compliance programmes and policies
Training and induction workshops