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What Is A Shadow Director?

What is a shadow director A shadow director is a director who:  Is not formally appointed by the company; Are usually the ones who are controlling/ commanding the formally appointed directors (de jure directors) in the background; and The instructions given by them are usually followed and carried out by members of the board of…
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October 6, 2020 0

What Is A Mareva Injunction?

What is a Mareva Injunction A Mareva injunction is a court order which temporarily restrains the party being sued (defendant) from disposing of his/ her assets until the determination of the case between the suing party (plaintiff) and the defendant. In PCW (Underwriting) Agencies Ltd v Dixon & Anor, the court noted that the sole…
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October 6, 2020 0

To Stay Or Not To Stay An Execution

To kick start this article, let us briefly look at a scenario: A and B settle their dispute in court. A lost. A was ordered by the court to comply with a court order, which is, as we all would know by now, is in favor of B. Miffed, A filed an appeal. During this…
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August 21, 2020 0

Minority Oppression In A Company

Being a minority shareholder in a company is not a walk in the park. To give some context:  Minority shareholder votes are virtually meaningless unless they could garner the support of the majority shareholders;  They have to be on constant alert to the attempts by the majority shareholders to abuse their power to the detriment…
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August 10, 2020 0

The Appellate Conundrum – Is Every Decision Appealable?

A claim in court generally involves two parties from opposite ends attempting to stake a claim in the dispute between them. To this end, we all know that there will always be a party that drew the shorter end of the stick i.e. they did not succeed in their claim. This is where the appeal…
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May 1, 2020 0

Claims That Can be Pursued under CIPAA 2012

What kind of payment claim can a party in a construction contract claim under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act? To find out more, let us briefly look at the Federal Court case of Martego Sdn Bhd v Arkitek Meor & Chew Sdn Bhd & Another Appeal, where the court had the chance to…
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February 29, 2020 0

Dispositive vs Whole – The Arbitration Award Conundrum

When a party wishes to enforce an arbitration award through a court of law in Malaysia, must the party provide the court with the whole award given in the arbitration proceedings in order for the court to decide whether to allow the party to enforce the award or only a dispositive part of the award?…
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January 28, 2020 0

Retrospective Law – Does it Alter Your Legal Rights?

What happens if a new law comes into force? Will it supplement/ replace its predecessors? Will it replaces the rights that you have acquired by virtue of conforming to the existing law? Which law must you adhere to? Will you be breaching the new law if you are to adhere to the old law? This…
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December 31, 2019 0

Void? The Conditional Payment Conundrum

The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (“the Act”) was created to provide an alternative method for a party to recover the unpaid sum that is due to them in a construction contract. More specifically, it was created to remedy the ‘pay-when-paid’ situation in the construction industry. In the construction industry, this is known as…
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December 14, 2019 0

To Bankrupt a Social Guarantor

If you decided to become a social guarantor for another person in order for them to obtain a loan from a creditor (usually a bank), can the creditor commence bankruptcy proceedings against you if the person fails to settle the loan with the creditor?   Who is a social guarantor Under section 2 of the Insolvency …
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November 29, 2019 0