As at early May 2017, it was reported that there are around 292,000 Malaysians declared bankrupt. How will the new bankruptcy law affect these existing individuals and will it make it easier for them to achieve a discharge of bankruptcy? I analyse the new law and explain why the amendments may have limited effect on existing bankruptcy cases.
On 7 April 2016, The Malaysian Lawyers, Marcus van Geyzel and Lee Shih, attended the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2017 held at Intercontinental Hotel. In its third year, these awards are the equivalent of the Oscars for the Malaysian legal sector, giving recognition to the work done by the lawyers from private practice and as in-house lawyers.
Marcus clinched the Rising Law Firm of the Year on behalf of Peter Ling van Geyzel, a prize awarded to a firm established between 2012 to 2014. Lee Shih’s firm, Skrine, also walked away with 5 awards including the Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Aviation Law Firm of the Year.