About Us

The Malaysian Lawyer is a collaborative blog by two Malaysian lawyers, Lee Shih and Marcus van Geyzel. We set out updates on certain areas of Malaysian law.

This is a personal blog which is not affiliated with our respective law firms.


LEE SHIH is a dispute resolution lawyer. His main areas of practice are in corporate litigation, corporate insolvency and arbitration matters.  He co-authored ‘Companies Act 2016: The New Dynamics of Company Law in Malaysia‘, authored the chapter on Companies and Securities for Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Malaysian Precedent of Pleadings, and wrote the chapter on Cross-Border Insolvency in the Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia.

Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Marcus van Geyzel

MARCUS is the co-founder of boutique corporate law firm Peter Ling & van Geyzel (PLVG). PLVG is an award-winning law firm which is recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 for (1) banking and finance; (2) capital markets; (3) corporate and M&A; and (4) labour and employment.

Marcus has written many articles for various online and print media, including The Edge, The Star, and The Malaysian Insider. His book “Law for Startups: What You Need to Know When Starting a Business” was published in December 2016 by MPH Group Publishing.

Find out more and connect with him on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

7 thoughts on “About Us

  1. chandran v. 21 October, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Dear Mr.Lee, I have read your article and wish to share the following. I have lodged a complaint at BNM against a local bank for wrongly crediting checks (my own company checks) meant for Association A into Association B. I have obtained copies of check scan images that clearly shows the account name written at the back of the check differs with what is written in the front. The bank says that it is protected by the FSA therefore it is unable to disclose any further information as to why the bank wrongly credited. BNM says the bank complied with BNM policy, however BNM is not willing to give it in writing. Please advise, how I can go about with BNM or the local bank. Thanks in advance. Rgds Chandran V. – 019-2233768

    • Joshua 5 February, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Dear Mr Lee,

      I am an employee of an education institution and discovered that all physical mail that was addressed to me has been opened and viewed by the employers/management, before it is passed on to me.

      Is this common or is there any breach of rights, as the mails were addressed specifically to me, though it is work-related.


  2. Selvarajan 18 August, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    To all greetings, i wish to enquire about standard charges charged for changing name of title from PKNS to myself, i have settled all loan payements and i woul be very much obliged if you kindly advise me on this matter.Tqvm

  3. teo.roomz.asia 30 December, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Very Good job on your blog posts on behalf of Roomz.asia team ( https://roomz.asia/ ). I got in touch with you with an interesting proposition, I hope you will be opened for a colaboration.

    Best Regards!

  4. AKHIRMAN 13 August, 2018 / 7:40 am

    Dear Mr. Lee
    I would like to get a clear picture regarding whether a bankrupct person can borrow money from an individual by signing a Friendly Loan Without Interest between the bankrupct person and the lender.
    For your information the loan iis a friendly loan without charging any interest on the loan and to be paid within certain numbers of months/years.

  5. bernard lim peng hong 20 January, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    its regards bumi bersatu resources sdn bhd and sazean engineering & construction sdn bhd.

    kindly please call (019-352 7633) or email ya.

  6. Ramesh 11 June, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    I would like to know, does Company is allowed by our law to imposed Monetary Penalty against another Company working under them. Related to progress, HSE, Procurement and qualities. Thank you

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