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The Malaysian biz laws, rules and regulations follow closely that of United Kingdom and Australia.

The principal law that governs corporate entities is the Companies Act, 1965. All companies whether private or public must be registered with the Registrar of Companies. Once registered, they are subjected to the Company Laws, Rules & Regulations. As for partnerships, they are regulated by the Partnership Act.

The Contract Act governs most biz transactions and contractual agreements between mutual parties. It helps to settle trade disputes, disagreements and decide on degree of damages. 

If you want to draft your own simple agreements, understand the meanings of certain laws, rules & regulations, you can refer to our Expert Advice. However, for complicated agreements and legal opinion, we advise you to consult a advocate & solicitor.

If an individual is not able to pay its debts, the creditor has rights to sue him for bankruptcy. All the procedures of making an individual bankrupt is govern by the Bankruptcy Laws and Regulations

Malaysia is practicing open economy. Many of our biz people are exporting globally and at the same time foreign investors are investing heavily in Malaysia. Our government has established proper Trade Mark laws to protect the trade marks and brand names of companies and products, Patent laws to protect the designs and inventions of entrepreneurs and stringent Copyright laws to protect the intellectual properties of the creator, designer or writer.

You can also get more detail help from our Expert Advice by subscribing as a Member. In this section, we have solutions on solving peculiar shareholders problems, directors dilemma, sample agreements on trust, call & put options, shareholders agreements, MoU, joint-venture & technical assistance agreements and more ..

To find our more about the legal profession, you can go to the Legal Directory- Malaysia, Legal Links - Malaysia and Legal Links - International.



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Legal Directory - Malaysia

Malaysian Judiciary

Attorney General Chambers

Bar Council

-Association for law practitioners, with vacancies for related jobs and notice board for latest happenings.


Malaysian Bar Council Directory

-the most comprehensive listing of lawyers in Malaysia.

Johor Bar Directory

-Malaysian Lawyers - searchable.

Selangor Bar Directory

-Selangor Lawyers - searchable. 

List of Legal Firms

-List of legal firms grouped by towns in Malaysia

Malaysia Law Firms

-Directory of the largest law firms in Malaysia


Alphabetical List of Advocates and Solicitors (Year 2000)


Legal Directory


CLJ LN Email Directory

-Legal Network listing of all Malaysian law professionals wth an email address.




Legal Links - Malaysia

Legal System: Malaysian Court System

-Online source for legal issues in Malaysia

Malaysian Law Journal

-Features law books and cd-roms; includes reviews and recommendations

PNMB - L a w Net

-Registration required to access this Malaysian law database 

Legal Forum

CLJ Legal Network - Malaysia

-Updated daily, with law cases, directories and procedures

FAQ on the Companies Act, 1965

-Questions answered on the Companies Act, 1965

Malaysian Company Law Resources for Everyone

Kuala Lumpur as a Venue for Arbitration

-Comprehensive details on international arbitration in Malaysia

Malaysian Exchange Controls

-Malaysian foreign exchange control information


Work in Malaysia - Labour Laws & Employment Rights

-Brief explanations and law quotations on employment rights

Labour Laws and Employment Rights in Malaysia


Intellectual Property Department of Malaysia

Intellectual Property Rights

-Information on intellectual property rights in Malaysia.

Lim Chong Chuan & Associates (IP law firm)

Unitele Cyberlaw Center

Law and Legal Matters - Legal links from the All Malaysian WebSphere


Insurance Law In Malaysia
-Insurance Law in Malaysia By Nik Ramlah Mahmood LLB Hons Mal LLM PhD Lond Associate Professor, University of Malaya

Conveyancing: Buying and Selling a House


Commercial Transactions: Buying Goods on Hire Purchase

Family Law: Family Law and You


Wills: Making a Will 

Making Wills in Malaysia


Softsys ( A place where you can order Malaysian legal books but does not have on-line credit card processing)


Legal Links - International

Nolo Self-Help Legal Publications ( US law site)

Business Law Website (An American business law site) 



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