How the New Bankruptcy Amendment Act Will Affect Existing Bankruptcy Matters

The new Bankruptcy Amendment Act 2017 has received Royal Assent on 10 May. The amendments will come into force once the Minister gazettes the effective date. In an earlier post, I have highlighted the 10 major changes we will see under these bankruptcy amendments.

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.

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The Malaysian Lawyer Wins at ALB Malaysia Awards – Malaysia’s Legal Oscars

ALB MLA 2016 hi-res

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.

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Leena of Thomson Reuters, Eddie Law of eLawyer, Lee Shih, Raymond Mah of Mah Weng Kwai & Associates, Amer of AmerBON, Esther Wee of Ismail Sabri Wee & Wong, and Marcus

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.

Marcus receiving the Rising Law Firm of the Year
Marcus receiving the award for Rising Law Firm of the Year

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