Wong & Partners

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    Date

    Title

    June 2017

    New Cybersecurity Law

    May 2017

    Automatic Exchange of Information − New Powers to Impose Penalties under the Labuan Tax Law

    April 2017 

    Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance and Regulatory Developments

    April 2017

    Malaysian Tourism Tax Bill 2017 passed by House of Representatives

    April 2017

    Malaysia Launches Digital Free Trade Zone

    April 2017

    Withdrawal of the Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2016

    March 2017

    Stamp Duty Remission - Negative Pledges in Loan Documentation

    March 2017

    BEPS Update - Malaysia Joins Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    March 2017

    GST Update - Challenging the Royal Malaysian Customs on Director General of Customs' Decisions

    February 2017

    Energy Commission of Malaysia Opens Second Competitive Bidding to Build Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plants

    January 2017 

    Update: Companies Act 2016 (in English)
    Update: Companies Act 2016 (in Korean)
    Update: Companies Act 2016 (in Japanese)

    January 2017 

    Companies Act 2016 (in English)
    Companies Act 2016 (in Korean)
    Companies Act 2016 (in Japanese)

    January 2017 

    Automatic Exchange of Information and Common Reporting Standards in Malaysia 

    January 2017

    Anti-Profiteering Laws in Malaysia: Changes and Introduction of a New Anti-Profiteering Mechanism

    January 2017

    Proposed Changes to the Stamp Act

    January 2017

    Sales Tax Refund Rejections - Avenues for Appeal (English version)
    Sales Tax Refund Rejections - Avenues for Appeal (Korean version)
    Sales Tax Refund Rejections - Avenues for Appeal (Japanese version)

    December 2016

    New Foreign Exchange Administration Measures to Promote the Development of the Malaysian Financial Market (English version)
    New Foreign Exchange Administration Measures to Promote the Development of the Malaysian Financial Market (Korean version)

    December 2016

    Highlights of the Finance Bill 2016 (English version)
    Highlights of the Finance Bill 2016 (Korean version)

    November 2016

    Changes to Bankruptcy Law in Malaysia

    October 2016

    Bank Negara Malaysia issues FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Paper

    October 2016

    Highlights of the Malaysian Budget 2017

    October 2016

    Goods and Services Tax (GST) Audit Framework

    August 2016

    Bank Negara Malaysia's Guidelines on Transfers of Business

    August 2016

    Transforming the Malaysian Code on Take-Overs and Mergers - Key Changes Under the Rules on Take-overs, Mergers and Compulsory Acquisitions

    August 2016

    Tender for the Appointment of the Joint Development Partner for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail Project

    August 2016

    Good and Services Tax (GST) Updates

    July 2016

    Proposed Draft of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2016

    June 2016

    Anti-Profiteering Malaysia: Extension of Time Frame for Existing Anti-Profiteering Mechanism

    June 2016

    The Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for the Automatic Exchange of Country-by-Country Reporting

    June 2016

    New Requirements for Disclosure on Subsidiaries and Related Companies Based in Labuan

    June 2016

    New Open Approved Permit Policy

    June 2016

    Anti Profiteering Malaysia - Proposal to Introduce New Anti Profiteering Mechanism

    June 2016

    GST Malaysia - Updated Requirements For Transfer of Going Concern

    May 2016

    Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Introduction to the “21st Century Agreement"

    May 2016

    One Year in Review: Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Enforcement in Malaysia

    May 2016

    Bank Negara Malaysia's Concept Papers on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Suitability

    April 2016

    Personal Data Protection (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2016

    April 2016

    Liability in Respect of Statements in an Information Memorandum

    April 2016

    Key Changes Under The Revised Companies Bill

    April 2016

    OECD BEPS Project - Where Does Malaysia Stand?

    April 2016

    GST in Malaysia - One Year On

    March 2016

    Allied Health Professions Act 2016 Expected to Come into Force Early 2017

    March 2016

    Implementation Status of US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in Malaysia

    February 2016 

    Tax Amnesty Programme 2016

    January 2016

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Financial Services in Malaysia

    January 2016

    Taxation of Advance Payments for Services

    January 2016 

    Personal Data Protection Standards are now in force

    December 2015 

    Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Newsletter

    December 2015

    Robust Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Framework, but more to be done before Full FATF Membership

    December 2015

    Capital Adequacy Framework (Capital Components) to bring Malaysia in line with Basel III

    December 2015

    Advancement of FinTech and Potential Challenges

    November 2015

    Imposition of Withholding Taxes in the Context of the Digital Economy

    October 2015 

    Highlights of the Malaysian Budget 2016 

    October 2015 

    Financial Ombudsman Scheme

    October 2015 

    PDPA Code of Practice – Banking and Financial Sector

    September 2015 

    Liberalisation of Engineering Services

    August 2015 

    Malaysia - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Newsletter

    July 2015

    The SC Revamps the Regime for Offering of Wholesale Funds to Sophisticated Investors in Malaysia

    July 2015

    The SC Calls for VC and PE Funds to Register

    July 2015 

    Finalized list of hybrid ICT products subject to import licensing requirement from 1 October 2015

    July 2015

    Amendments to the Securities Commission Act and Capital Markets and Services Act to Improve Governance, Promote Efficient Markets and Prevent Systemic Risks

    July 2015

    Securities Commission of Malaysia Revised Licensing Requirement to Enhance Competitiveness in Fund Management

    July 2015

    Feedback on Proposed Personal Data Protection Standards Welcomed by 27 July

    June 2015

    Malaysia Intensifies Enforcement of Rules Governing Foreign Participation in its Service Sectors

    June 2015

    Malaysia - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Newsletter

    June 2015 

    Malaysia: Coming into Force of the Netting of Financial Agreements Act 2015

    May 2015 

    Proposed Import Licensing Requirement for Hybrid ICT Products from 1 October 2015

    May 2015

    Enforcement Actions Taken Under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Laws in Malaysia

    April 2015

    MITI initiates Anti-Dumping Investigations

    April 2015 

    New Tax Incentives in the Malaysian Budget 2015

    April 2015

    Malaysia: 30 June 2015 Deadline to Register Medical Devices

    March 2015

    Malaysia Establishes Framework for Equity Crowdfunding

    January 2015

    Malaysia Considering Revision of Laws to Prosecute Companies for Corrupt Actions of Employees

    January 2015

    Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Laws In Malaysia

    January 2015

    Update on the Legitimacy of Labuan Structures: Illegal Tax Evasion or Legitimate Tax Planning

    November 2014

    MyCC issues Guidelines on Financial Penalties and Guidelines on Leniency

    October 2014

    List of Zero-rated Supplies, Exempt Supplies and Special Reliefs Gazetted by the Malaysian Parliament 

    October 2014

    Budget 2015 on RPGT

    October 2014

    Highlights of the Malaysian Budget 2015

    October 2014

    Stamp Duty Appeals

    July 2014

    GST in Malaysia: Highlights from GST Act 2014

    July 2014

    Guide on the Management of CCTV under Personal Data Protection Act 2010

    July 2014 

    Legitimacy of Labuan Structures: Illegal Tax Evasion or Legitimate Tax Planning? 

    May 2014

    New Requirements for Transfer Pricing Documentation Disclosure on Corporate Income Tax Returns

    May 2014

    GST Bill 2014 Pass by the Upper House of the Malaysian Parliament

    April 2014 

    Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA)

    February 2014

    Goods and Services Tax in Malaysia - Highlights from GST Bill and Draft Guidelines


    February 2014

    Revolutionizing the Corporate Law Landscape in Malaysia – Key Changes Under the New Companies Bill

    January 2014

    National Automotive Policy 2014

    December 2013

    Tax Newsletter

    November 2013

    Transactional Issues and Completion Risks
    (published in The Edge on 25 November 2013)

    November 2013

    Keeping an Eye on the Competition
    (published in Asian-MENA Counsel - M&A Special Report)

    November 2013

    Implementation of Goods & Services Tax in Malaysia

    November 2013

    Official Enforcement Date of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 to be 15 November 2013

    October 2013

    Highlights of the Malaysian Budget 2014

    October 2013

    Budget 2014: Further Increase in Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT)

    September 2013

    Financial Services Act

    August 2013

    Revised Code of Marketing Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry (PhAMA Code)

    August 2013

    Tax Newsletter (Korean)

    July 2013

    Opportunities in High-Growth Markets and Trends in Cross-Border M&A 
    (published in The Edge on 22 July 2013)

    July 2013

    2013 Guidelines on Real Property Gains Tax

    July 2013

    Malaysian Medical Device Act 2012 and Medical Device Regulations 2012

    July 2013

    New Enforcement Date of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 Announced

    June 2013

    Illustrating the Regulatory and Tax Landscape for Unit Trusts in Malaysia: The 2013 Public Rulings

    June 2013

    Tax Newsletter

    April 2013

    Financial Services Act

    March 2013

    Client Newsletter

    March 2013

    Financial Services Bill

    January 2013

    Partial Stamp Duty Exemption for Purchase of First Residential Property- Increase in Qualifying Threshold

    January 2013

    Malaysian Employee Share Scheme Benefit Public Rulings

    January 2013

    Business Trust - A New Listing Vehicle in Malaysia

    January 2013

    Consumer Protection (Electronic Trade Transactions) Regulations 2012