Electronic Signatures – A Viable Alternative to Physical Signatures?

The use of e-signatures has become increasingly popular due to the growth in electronic commerce and advancements in technology which propel the idea to go paperless. However, e-signatures do not seem to have been prevalent outside the arena of e-commerce.  One of the major concerns of using e-signatures in legal transactions is whether documents signed … Read more

Raja Eileen Soraya – Among Asia Pacific’s Top 100

Experienced litigator Raja Eileen Soraya Raja Aman has been ranked by Benchmark Litigation as being among the “Top 100 of Women in Litigation” in the Asia Pacific region.  She joins a list of only 9 women litigators from Malaysia who made it to the list. Benchmark Litigation said: “The extensive research process used in the … Read more

Latest Rankings by Asialaw Profiles

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We are happy to announce that in the 2021 publication of AsiaLaw Profiles, the firm has been accorded the top ranking of “Outstanding” for the practice area of Construction.  The complete list of RDL’s rankings in the following practice areas/industry sectors is as follows:  OUTSTANDING Construction HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Competition/Antitrust Dispute Resolution Labour & Employment Tax  … Read more

Allied Health Professions Act 2016

Introduction  The Allied Health Professions Act 2016 (“AHPA”) which was gazetted in the year 2016 came into force on 1st July 2020. The AHPA aims to regulate certain allied health professions which were previously largely unregulated. The AHPA establishes the Malaysian Allied Health Professions Council (“Council”) whose main functions include the registration of allied health … Read more

Covid-19 – Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (“PENJANA”)

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On 5 June 2020, the Prime Minister unveiled the Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) amounting to RM35 billion, aimed at restoring the country’s economy in the short term following the Covid-19 outbreak. The Government proposes to address the Covid-19 challenges through 6 main approaches: Resolve; Resilience; Starting Over; Restart; Recovery; Revitalise; and Reorder. PENJANA … Read more

Corporate Rescue Mechanisms: Considerations for Creditors [Part 2 of a 2 Part Series]

The first part of this series dealt with the Corporate Voluntary Arrangement(“CVA”), one of two corporate rescue mechanisms under the Companies Act 2016 (“Act”). The second rescue mechanism for which the relevant provisions are set out in Part III Division 8 Subdivision 2 of the Act (“Subdivision 2”) and the Companies (Corporate Rescue Mechanism) Rules … Read more

RDL Alert: Corporate Liability under the MACC Act

The new Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 will come into force on 1st June 2020 (see PU(B) 247/2020 dated 27th May 2020). In essence, Section 17A makes a commercial organisation liable for the corrupt act of any person associated with it in seeking to obtain or retain business for the commercial … Read more

Covid-19 and the Pandemic of Fake Healthcare News

Covid-19 and the pandemic of Fake Healthcare News

*This article was published by Media Law International.  Read more here. The social media scene has been replete with health misinformation. The remedies run from the almost believable to the comical and to the downright bizarre. Comic relief aside, health misinformation may lead to serious consequences, if left unchecked. An article in the British Medical … Read more

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