ZICO Law & Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Lunchtime Panel Discussion

ZICO Law and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are hosting a lunchtime panel discussion on developments arising from Malaysia‚Äôs new government, on 22 November, from 12:30pm-2pm at Freshfield’s office in Singapore.

A lot has taken place since Dr Mahathir’s historic election as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia six months ago: Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to postpone construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail and Malaysia has also put the East Coast Rail Link project on hold. This amongst a public and high-level shake up in government that has seen several high-ranking officials announce their retirement or charged by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

What impact can we expect these developments to have on us? ZICO Law Partners Hanim Hamzah and Alvin Julian will be joined by Georgia Dawson, Nicholas Lingard and Nigel Gleeson from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as they discuss the following themes and more:

  • the deal landscape/investment climate generally since, and in light of, the election;
  • a new dawn for transparency and integrity; and
  • the disputes landscape relating to suspension/renegotiation of major projects, including belt & road projects (and, in that context, Malaysia-China relations).

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