NewsCase StudiesEvents

Legal advice in Malaysia

Malaysia

Legal advice in Malaysia

Malaysia Business Experts

Recent forum posts

 

  1. I want to start a business in Greece

    Requirements1. Physical office for five persons (1+4)2. Four Business and Family Visas.3. Permission for payroll4. Corporate tax, EU VAT, UK VAT Registration5. Any other thing you might suggest

    Total Posts: 1 Last post by padmalayam

  2. Starting a private school in Mexico

    May i know what is the government policy to enter into Mexico?

    Total Posts: 2 Last post by expertdaniel

Malaysia Legal Advice

Business isn't as easy in some countries as it is here in the UK. You need to be aware of the cultural and legal implications of your business operations in Malaysia, because you could face heavy punishment for transgressing.

It is therefore important to acclimatise yourself with the law in Malaysia. There will be many legalities that you will have to adhere to, and you may even find that some laws you are familiar with here in the UK are no longer applicable. Likewise, you may find some new laws which strike you as strange or even oppressive.

Some of the areas to investigate are:

Labour Laws

The body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which oversees the legal rights of, and restrictions on, employees and their organisations in Malaysia. This will include things such as minimum wage, holiday and maternity entitlement, ergonomics, trade unions, disability, etc.

Commercial Laws

The body of laws which oversee business and commercial activity in Malaysia. It may encompass such areas as principal and agent; freight and shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership; contracts; food and health regulations; safety laws; privacy rights; copyrights; trademarks; etc.

Civil / Common Law

The body of law that oversees sociality. It is invariably culture specific. It is important to familiarise yourself with these laws, especially as you will be adopting a new environment and culture.

For a list of helpful legal institutions please click the 'Legalities in Malaysia' tab located above.

Click here to Ask an Expert about Legal advice in Malaysia

You are not logged in!

Please login or register to ask our experts a question.

Login now or register.