BlockchainWe provide advisory on technology related laws and its execution, such as the application of blockchain technology within the governance of existing laws. The popular trend of the application of “Blockchain +” (meaning to widely apply the technology of blockchain into every business) have attracted the issue of further compliance with existing laws such as Financial Services Act 2013, Digital Signature Act 1997, Computer Crimes Act 1997, Evidence Act 1950, Personal Data Protection Act 2010, privacy laws, etc.
Fintech (Finance Technology)Fintech is a line of corporate business based on using latest technology to manage, operate, invent and develop financial related services such as online payment gateway system, remittance services. To this, the Central Bank of Malaysia has issued the Financial Technology Regulatory Sandbox Framework to enable appropriate experimentation of fintech solution. We provide advisory to the fintech startups especially on the compliance of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA), Financial Services Act 2013 and other relevant government policies.
E-CommerceWe provide advisory relating to the laws of e-commerce to a number of e-commerce online platform operators, ranging from micro sellers to institutional operators, including but not limited to the legal liabilities and compliances based on the online e-commerce platform and other non-e-commerce platform, such as the platform’s terms and conditions, types of agreement, consumers’ liabilities, disclaimer, etc.
Corporate, IPO and Capital Market
Our Corporate team has considerable experience in numerous initial public offerings in Malaysia, including listing and delisting of real estate investment trust.
We are also well-versed on various equity capital markets exercises and provide legal advisory to our clients, including rights issue, bonus issue, private placement exercises, issuance of various types of preference shares, Employees’ Shares Option Schemes and recurrent related party transactions. Most of the equity capital markets exercises undertaken by us require our firm to conduct legal due diligence for the purposes of submitting applications to Securities Commission of Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and/or Labuan Financial Services Authority and some of these corporate exercises require us to draft the prospectus, information memorandum, circular to shareholders and/or offering circular.