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In this global crisis, many manufacturers, retailers and distributors have had to adapt their business operations in light of shifting patterns in the demand for and supply of various goods and services. Adjusting to the Covid-19 pandemic will almost certainly impact your commercial contracts, e.g. you may be wondering if you have a right to terminate a supplier contract or vary the terms of your T & Cs with customers.
Whether you’re a Supplier or a Customer, we can advise you on these matters, as well as a wide range of commercial contract queries arising from lockdown-induced disruption, in particular those relating to suspension, termination, force majeure and liability.
Our commercial lawyers can support you with legal advice on all aspects contract law and running your business, including advising on the drafting and negotiation of the commercial contracts and safeguards that you will need to protect your business interests.
We work on the areas the exposure to risk is greatest.
- We step in to manage the process of review, negotiation or resolution of problems. You can tap in as and when required.
- Experience extends to a variety of commercial contracts including termination of a contract, partnership agreements, agency arrangements and the specialist agreements used in sectors such as the manufacturing sectors.
As a CHERN & CO’s Client, you can rest assured that we will look after your routine legal needs and commercial transactions so that you and your team can solely focus on providing strategic value to your businesses.
If you need a commercial lawyer to draft, review a contract or advise on a contract or the laws, get in touch. We will advise you on any technical considerations, give a solutions driven legal advise and carry out any drafting or negotiation which is required.
We are geared up to be able to handle large or small transactions, with a flexible team which can handle smaller transactions as well as the larger transactions. With a focus on private companies and shareholders we also provide the following legal services:-
Our comprehensive “Section 17A Compliance Programme for SMEs” typically includes 5 stages that can be tailored to the needs of your Company’s requirements and budget as seen below: –
Perform Risk Analysis to determine the areas in which potential risks of corruption lie.
Recommend/ Implement Robust Internal Controls to address “gaps” found in Stage 1.
Staff Training & Raise Awareness in what concerns the prevention controls and detection processes we install for your company in Stage 2.
Testing to evaluate the application and effectiveness of the internal controls. At this Stage, we will work closely with your internal key personnel, primarily your legal advisor or HR department to ensure the programme we design for you is practical and working as it should.
Periodic Follow up to test your compliance programme and to offer retraining sessions to key personnel if needed.
Read more on the new Section 17A MACC Act here.
If your business involves reviewing a large volume of contracts on a monthly basis, then being a bottle-neck is never an option.
Here, we will own the whole day-to-day contract review function, and we pick up the way you do. No need for instructions each time. We will review each contract to see if we need to escalate to you and if not, we review, and send back to you within 3 working days.
Contract(s) give you CERTAINTY, as they protect you, or your business from Commercial and Legal Risks. A well-drafted agreement also provides you the opportunity for a legal remedy in Courts, if needed.
We offer a full range of commercial contracts drafting services, including
- Non-Disclosure Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Service Agreement / Contract
- Shareholders’ Agreement
- Employment Agreement
- License Agreement
- Share Sale & Purchase Agreement
- Lease Agreement
- Terms & Conditions (for E-Commerce websites)
- Influencer Agreement
- Joint Venture / Agreement, and more.
We can also draft, review and negotiate other Agreements you need for your businesses.
Insolvency and restructuring can be complex and stressful. We support you through the process, providing robust guidance while fiercely protecting your interests. Financial distress can be challenging for all parties. We ensure you have the very best advice and assistance from day ONE.
It is important that you don’t overlook the employment laws when running your own businesses. Non-compliance with employment laws can be very damaging to your brand, and may have serious consequences for your businesses.
At CHERN & CO. (C&C), we provide a range of employment laws related services, including drafting Independent Contractor Agreement(s), Employee’s Agreement(s); and Employee’s Handbook(s).
We also offer detailed legal advice on the Malaysian Employment laws, and we can assist you in managing workplace disputes, investigation, the implementation of a fair dismissal mechanism, and termination. Read about our Articles on Probationers Rights Here.
Navigating the regulatory landscape by yourself can be complex. It’s essential that you are aware of the latest developments affecting your business.
We are here to offer advice and ensure that you’re compliant with the relevant rules and regulations.
We will guide you in navigating the legal, procedural, governance aspects of regulatory and compliance issues faced by your businesses.
We act for early stages Companies, and Start-ups. At CHERN & CO. (C&C), we provide a range of services, including, providing legal advice on commercial contracts, and transactions (e.g. funding rounds, and restructuring).
We advise on the outsourcing of specific IT functions, or applications. This applies when you’re doing business, or services, via Mobile Apps. or Websites.
We also provide a range of other eCommerce related legal services, including drafting your Website T&C, Mobile Application’s (App) T&C, and Privacy/ Social Media Policies.
If your business involves collecting Personal Information from your customers (i.e. eCommerce), it is IMPORTANT that you comply with the data protection obligations under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.
We are ready to assist you with providing tailored privacy policies, and other relevant advice that you need.
Notably, that non-compliance of the data protection laws may have serious consequences, that may include fines, and/or imprisonment, or both.
We have many years of experience of advising on the legal issues which arise from running a technology business. Our advice may be of a general nature, or you may wish us to draft or comment upon technology agreements. Our aim is always to protect your rights and to allow you to realise the maximum value from your technology assets.
We act for startup companies, as well as for those VCs, angel syndicates and individual angels making investments. We have particular experience of acting for founders: not only in terms of guiding them through the investment process, but also in resolving problems which may have arisen in earlier rounds.