January-July 2018

This is the maiden publication of our bi-annual newsletter. In this newsletter, we share some of the latest legal updates we think you will find interesting, and hopefully, relevant to most of your businesses. 

One of our articles relates to data privacy and exclusivity, specifically the impact European General Data Protection Regulation has on Malaysian organisations. Another one relates to data exclusivity under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”). We also share our thoughts on the current trends in financial services such as QR code-based payment channels and the legal framework that supports businesses to go digital.

Elsewhere in this newsletter, we set out a brief case commentary on the intricacies of marine insurance law claims, and discuss revisions to our Arbitration Act designed to make Malaysia as a choice arbitration hub for businesses.