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Competing claims in curial and arbitral proceedings: recent anti-arbitration injunction developments

Are the Malaysian courts adopting a minimalist judicial intervention approach in considering anti-arbitration injunctions? This article discusses the recent Federal Court decision of Jaya Sudhir a/l Jayaram v Nautical Supreme Sdn Bhd and two recent high court decisions that made reference thereto.

Can management corporations stop parcel owners from operating Airbnbs?

Introduction The emerging practice of the sharing economy, often known as the peer-to-peer economy, is well known. Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms are some examples of the disruptive sharing economy innovations for the hospitality industry. This has garnered the interest of property owners in listing their residential units with these platforms for short-term rental….

A Bird’s Eye View: Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Act 2020 – Where do I go from here? (Part 1)

Introduction As Malaysia (and the world) continues its combat against this invisible enemy that has plagued the world and crippled economies, the Malaysian Parliament has recently passed the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Act 2020 (“Act”). The Act come into force today, 23 October 2020 (very timely considering the…

Oops, the name is already taken

Not obtaining trademark registrations early may prove costly. The industry-leading Sony PlayStation is a household name even for non-gamers1. The ‘PlayStation 4’ (or more colloquially referred to as ‘PS4’) released in 2013 became the fastest selling gaming console in history. The very eagerly awaited ‘PS5’ or expected launch in November 2020. While expected to dominate…