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Articles by Practice Area: Corporate / Commercial

The Skinny On Checklists

Keep Your Boundaries in Check

It started off as a civil suit between a stock broking company, Mazuma, and TNS Property Holdings (“TNS”). Messrs Connors, the Insured Practice (“IP”), represented TNS while Messrs Blake represented Mazuma. Blake applied to th...

Case Study: Self Representation - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Law firm ABC & Co was formed in 2007 as a partnership by Anna, Bryan and Calvin.  Two years later, Calvin fell out with Anna and Bryan thus deciding to dissolve their partnership, and he formed a sole proprietorship, Messrs Calvin & Co. ...

Self-Representation: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

“A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client” [1] – Does this apply when a lawyer is representing himself? Undeniably, majority of lawyers would assert that self-representation in their personal capacity is justified as t...

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Karpal Singh.  Preet Bharara.  Fatou Bensouda.  When these names are mentioned, we instantly recognise them for their work done in a precise area of law. There are numerous arguments as to why being a "Jack of all tr...

An Unforgettable Experience

IP Interview No 1: The IP who had risk management in place IP were the Solicitors for their clients who were the Vendors in the Sale and Purchase Agreements (“SPAs”) for the sale of two pieces of land to the Claimant.   Bo...

Know Your Client: Pre, Present and Prevention

Fraud lies hid in general expressions The general rule of the internet is to never believe everything you read; however, in the context of fraud on a law firm or lawyer, there are many plausible ways of this occurring.  Zooming in...

The Retention and Destruction of Closed Files

The Retention and Destruction of Closed Files   With the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“the PDPA”) having come into force on 15 November 2013, law firms are all the more obliged to take practical steps in preventing any &ldquo...

Case Study: Avoiding Corporate Negligence

“Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.”  -          Owen Feltham   It only takes a snail to create a landmark case in neglige...

Case Study: Negligent Preparation Of Loan Documents

‘Unsigned’, Sealed and Delivered FACTS: The Insured Practice ("IP") IP was on Islamic Finance Bank’s panel of solicitors and was appointed to prepare the security documents for a RM50 million Islamic Structural ...

Case Study: Responsibilities of a Stakeholder

The Call Of Duty A stakeholder is one who holds documents, money or any form of property pending the outcome of a future event.  For example, in sale and purchase transactions involving land, a stakeholder holds the purchase price monies ...

Reinventing Your File Transfer System

File management takes many forms, and one important area of file management that is often overlooked is file transfers!  In any firm that you work in, there are procedures for file opening, file closing, KIV systems etc because files are cons...