When Malaysia’s Taxman Comes Knocking [Brought to you by AZMI & Associates]

BY Abu Daud Abd Rahim, Khairul Anwar Mohamed |

In the wake of the Conditional Movement Control Order (‘CMCO’) government offices, including the Inland Revenue Board (‘IRB’ or ‘the Revenue’) have resumed operations. It’s only a matter of time before the taxman comes knocking. If you are dissatisfied with Notices of Assessment or Additional Assessment served upon you, the law provides a number of ways to dispute them.

HK: DLA adds restructuring expert from Links

BY Aparna Sai |

Anglo-American firm DLA Piper has welcomed restructuring specialist Matthew Worth as a partner at its Hong Kong office from Linklaters, where he was a counsel.

HK: Loeb & Loeb launches trusts practice with SH team

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. firm Loeb & Loeb has launched a trusts and estates practice in Hong Kong after hiring partners Erik Wallace and Laurence Ho and associates Sarah Lai and Letao Tao from Stephenson Harwood.

SG: Former Rajah & Tann litigator joins Cavenagh Law

BY Aparna Sai |

Cavenagh Law, the Singapore formal law alliance of Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, has appointed Paul Tan as a partner in its cross-border litigation practice from Big Four firm Rajah & Tann. He will officially start on Sept. 1.

Tokyo, Sydney aim to lure edgy HK financial firms, but Singapore a top draw

BY Reuters |

Japan, Australia and some other nations are readying incentives to attract banks and asset managers in Hong Kong that are worried about the new security law imposed by China, but finance sector experts said even if they move, it will be to Singapore.

SG: Hin Leong's Lim family seeks to halt Rajah & Tann from taking court role

BY Reuters |

Members of Singapore’s Lim family have asked a court to stop law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) from working for court-appointed supervisors to two companies in the Lims' embattled oil trading empire, Evan Lim Chee Meng told Reuters.

ALB Conversations: Hee Woong Yoon, joint managing partner, Yulchon

BY Aparna Sai |

Hee Woong Yoon, joint managing partner of Korea's Yulchon, talks about weathering COVID-19, how the pandemic is accelerated a shift in client requirements, and the kind of internal culture he is looking to foster within the firm.

A New Era of Mining

BY Ranajit Dam |

Indonesia recently ratified a long-anticipated bill amending the country’s 2009 Mining Law. Lawyers say that the large-scale revisions to the law could improve the feasibility of doing business in Indonesia's natural resources sector.

Asia Appointments: Week of July 27

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Grandall makes 12 partner hires across China, Simmons grows VC practice, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments table.

SG: Simmons beefs up investment practice with partner hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Simmons & Simmons has hired venture capital specialist Dax Lim as a partner in Singapore from Osborne Clarke.