The High Court in Syed Ibrahim & Co v Trans Fame Offshore Sdn Bhd  MLJU 1380 (grounds of judgment dated 16 June 2022) involved the Court granting a second judicial management order. In effect, this allowed for the company to be under judicial management even past the initial 12-month period of the first judicial management order.
The Inns of Court Malaysia will be holding another instalment of its flagship event, the ICM Legal Education Series. This webinar is on Friday 22 July 2022 at 4pm. Registration is required. The event is free for Inns of Court Malaysia members and RM50 for non-members.
This talk is titled Judicial Management and Corporate Rescue: Balancing the Rescue of Distressed Companies and the Rights of Creditors.
Today, the Court of Appeal dismissed Scomi Group Bhd’s appeal against the High Court decision dismissing its judicial management application.
This update is further to the earlier High Court decision in Re Scomi Group Bhd which held that public listed companies cannot apply for judicial management.
Another public listed company, Dolomite Corporation Berhad, has also failed in its judicial management application.
On 8 March 2022, Dolomite announced that the Shah Alam High Court had dismissed its judicial management application. Among others, the Court held that public listed companies are not allowed to apply for judicial management pursuant to section 403(b) of the Companies Act 2016 i.e. being a company subject to the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. Continue reading
The High Court in Asiabio Capital Sdn Bhd v Seacera Group Bhd  MLJU 2598 (grounds of judgment dated 3 November 2021) has emphasised the mandatory pre-conditions for the grant of a restraining order in a scheme of arrangement.
This short decision touches on the importance of showing that the proposed scheme of arrangement must involve more than half of the total debts of the debtor company.
The High Court in Re Top Builders Capital Berhad and others (No. 2)  MLJU 1 (grounds of judgment dated 5 January 2022) has set out several important points for the sanction of a scheme of arrangement. Some of these issues have been decided for the first time under Malaysia law.