Category Archives: Covid-19

Has COVID-19 ended Inter-state Case Transfer?

Technology reduces needs for transfer, encourages remote trials In Muhammad Hafidz bin Mohd Dusuki v Hassan bin Zulkifli[1], the defendant in a copyright infringement claim applied to transfer the case from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, on the following grounds: (1) alleged infringement in Tumpat, Kelantan; (2) defendant’s place of business and residence are both…

Dialogue Sessions with Gan Partnership – Beyond COVID-19: Are we ready for 2021?

  Session 1: Waves of the COVID-19 Act to the Construction, Housing and Tenancy scenes  Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcO2trDooGNeo9sg01MKvr4t5OdR87DDy Session 2: The Impact of COVID-19 Act on Business Relationships  Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArduioqTkrGtB2COuqyrCpq3aWUf1LmVId   These sessions are complimentary sessions presented by Gan Partnership. If you have any questions relating to the topics, please email the questions 2 working days…

COVID-19 Act – Helps or hurts?

Introduction The Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Act 2020 (“COVID-19 Act”) came into force in Malaysia on 23 October 2020. Too little, too late? This has been said. In its long title, the COVID-19 Act says it intends to reduce the impact of COVID-19. The first COVID-19 measure was implemented…

COVID-19 Act: Impact on Leases and Tenancy Agreements of Non-residential Immovable Property

These FAQs focus on the impacts of two Parts of the COVID-19 Act – the ‘Inability to Perform Contractual Obligation’ and the ‘Modification made to Distress Act 1951’ – concerning leases and tenancy agreements of non-residential immovable properties.