Case Update: Liquidator Cannot Grant Sanction for Continuation of Litigation

The High Court in Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad v Oren Venture Sdn Bhd and 3 others (grounds of judgment dated 4 March 2022) decided on the liquidator granting sanction for legal proceedings.

The crucial issue before the Court was whether a liquidator of a wound-up company can issue a sanction, or delegate to another person, the liquidator’s power to bring or defend any action or other legal proceedings in the name and on behalf of the company.

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Case Update: Filing of Judicial Management Will Restrain Advertisement of Winding Up

The Court of Appeal in Kumpulan Liziz Sdn Bjd (in liquidation) v Pembinaan Azam Jaya Sdn Bhd (grounds of judgment dated 25 November 2021) ruled that the judicial management moratorium will extend to restraining any advertisement or gazetting of a winding up petition.

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