Announcement | Malaysia | Malaysia Singapore Business Council (MSBC) Appoints Datuk Dr Nik Norzrul Thani as New Chairman

27 January 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Datuk Dr Nik Norzrul Thani as Chairman of the Malaysia Singapore Business Council (MSBC) by the Malaysian International Trade and Industry (MITI) Minister, Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed. Effective 1 January 2017, Datuk Dr Nik succeeds Dato’ Lim Say Chong, Chairman of Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad. Datuk […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | Key Highlights of the Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2016

20 January 2017

The Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2016 (‘the Bill’) was tabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House of Parliament) on 23 November 2016. The Bill proposes significant amendments to the current Stamp Act 1949.  It seeks to impose more stringent requirements that will impact certain types of transactions and restructuring exercises and potentially increase […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | The New Companies Act 2016 to be Implemented from 31 January 2017

18 January 2017

On 13 January 2017, the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) announced that the new Companies Act 2016 (“new Act”) will come into force in stages beginning 31 January 2017. When it takes effect, the new Act will replace the existing Companies Act 1965 (“CA 1965”). Note that the date it comes into force has yet […]

Announcement | ZICO Law Announces Brunei Office: Now in Nine out of Ten ASEAN Countries

10 January 2017

ZICO Law, in its continued growth as the leading solutions provider in ASEAN is proud to announce its latest addition in Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam effective 1 January 2017. With the strategic establishment of Rozaiman Abdul Rahman (RAR) as a ZICO Law member firm, the ZICO Law network now extends its reach with […]

Announcement | Indonesia | ZICO Shariah Taps into Indonesia’s Potential

5 January 2017

Despite being the largest economy in Southeast Asia and having the largest Muslim population in the world, Islamic finance is currently underutilised in Indonesia. However, its growth and potential is showing a rapid increase: Islamic banking assets in Indonesia rose from USD8 billion in 2010 to USD22 billion in 2014 to outpace conventional banking. Likewise, […]