Winding Up a Company in 2021

New Update: On March 2021, our Prime Minister has officially announced that the statutory demand threshold for winding-up petitions will be permanently kept at RM50,000! In this article, we will explain the basic legal concept of winding up, and the New Measures taken by our government to modify our existing winding-up laws, and what you … Read more

How To Deal With Online Defamation? l Defamation On Social Media

In an age where Facebook & Google reviews are CENTRAL to a business’ reputation, it can be particularly stressful for business owners to receive FAKE, or DEFAMATORY ONLINE REVIEWS on social media. Research shows that 1 negative review drives away 22% of prospects, around 30 customers. The percentage of lost customers increases with an increase … Read more

Workplace Sexual Harassment Malaysia: FAQs on Workplace Harassment

Based on a recent survey, over a third of Malaysian women experienced sexual harassment at workplaces. In most cases, the victims chose to remain silent because of embarrassment, fear of retribution, or thought that speaking out would make no difference.   In this article, we aim to raise awareness on workplace sexual harassment from the law … Read more

CHERN & CO’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19.

A Message to Our Valued Clients & Visitors. Following the Government’s Movement Control Order (MCO) announced on 16.03.2020, we wanted to reach out with a brief update on how our team at C&C is working to ensure your service is 100% uninterrupted during this time. The law firm remains fully operational and accessible to existing … Read more

COVID-19 Update: Unfair Dismissal in Malaysia.

The Malaysian Government has issued a Movement Control Order (“MCO”) to contain the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), taking effect from 18th March to 28th April. During this period, all government and private business premises are forced to shut down, save for essential services in areas such as utilities, telecommunications, transport, banking, health, and food supply. … Read more

5 Common Questions on Debt Recovery

1. What are the steps to recover my debt? First, it is advisable that you send a Letter of Demand (“LOD”) to the debtor. It is a letter which formally demands the debtor to pay the amount of money which is owed, and also put the debtor on notice that legal action may be taken against them. … Read more

Movement Control Order: FAQ On Contracts

The Movement Control Order (“MCO“) has forced many businesses to shut down temporarily, and many contracts could not be proceeded due to this movement restriction.   This has raised concerns to businesses, as there may be a disruption in the supply chain, closure of office premises, or an inability to make delivery of certain products. … Read more

Exemption Clause: Can A Party Exclude His Liability In A Contract?

Exemption clauses, or often being called as “disclaimers”, are terms in a contract by which a party seeks to exclude, or limit liabilities for the breach of contract or for some torts. There are 2 types of exemption clause, (1) Exclusion Clause; and (2) Limitation Clause.   Here are some common examples:   Exclusion Clause: … Read more

Can Employers Prevent An Employee From Joining A Competitor After The Employment Ends?

You may have seen this type of clause in your employment contract: “After the termination of employment for any reason whatsoever, the employee shall not for a period of 12 months from the date of termination carry out any business of any nature that is similar in nature to or is in competition with the … Read more