A Sea Change: How Hanjin’s Cross-Border Insolvency May Dock in Malaysia

My article published in The Malaysian Reserve on 27 October 2016.

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At the end of August 2016, one of the world’s largest container shipping companies, Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd, filed for rehabilitation proceedings at the Korean Bankruptcy Court. The Korean Bankruptcy Court granted provisional orders to preserve Hanjin’s assets.

There was immediate chaos. Around the world, some of Hanjin’s vessels in ports were seized while other vessels were stranded out at sea for fear of being seized.

To aid the rehabilitation proceedings in South Korea, it has been reported that Hanjin will seek court protection from more than 40 countries to preserve Hanjin’s assets.

Against this backdrop, I set out the ongoing legal developments in such a cross-border insolvency scenario and how these developments may affect Malaysia.

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Credit: Nsandel at English Wikipedia

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3 ridiculous mistakes you shouldn’t be making in your job application

The second half of year is always peak period for job applications at law firms. At various times during this period, we will receive applications from local or overseas graduates, as well as those who have passed their CLP or UK Bar exams. Whenever this time of year comes around, I’m always shocked at some of the appalling job applications that I see — and it’s not just me, many fellow employers or recruitment partners share horror stories and regularly ask “how on earth did this person pass law school?”

For the benefit of current applicants, here are 3 ridiculous errors that you really shouldn’t be making:

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Five Malaysian lawyers in Asia’s 40 Under 40

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Five Malaysian lawyers, including one of the co-founders of themalaysianlawyer.com, Marcus van Geyzel, have just been named in Asian Legal Business“Top 40 Under 40” of Asia’s lawyers for 2016.

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