Evolution of Blockchain Regulations: The Malaysian Perspectives

On 26 September 2018, the firm’s team attended The Southeast Asia’s International Blockchain or better known as BLOCFEST. The two days’ event was held at  Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The firm’s founding partner, Siti Zurina Sabarudin was invited to present her experience on recent blockchain regulations titled ‘The Evolution of Blockchain Regulations: The Malaysian Perspectives’. ForContinue reading “Evolution of Blockchain Regulations: The Malaysian Perspectives”

Robo Advisory Licensing Framework in Malaysia and Addressing Key Challenges

This post aims to provide a a general overview on the licensing requirements introduced by the Securities Commission of Malaysia (“SC”) for potential applicants seeking to be licensed as a robo-advisory firms under the the revised Licensing Handbook (“Handbook”) published on 9 May 2017. What is a robo advisory firm? Essentially, a robo advisor is a platform thatContinue reading “Robo Advisory Licensing Framework in Malaysia and Addressing Key Challenges”

Updates on the legality of cryptocurrency in Malaysia & Other Jurisdictions

The Malaysian position On 19 September 2017, the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) announced at the Global Symposium on Development Financial Institutions that there will be a a guideline on cryptocurrency to be issued by year end. It appears that the BNM is particularly concerned about the transparency and the players involved in theContinue reading “Updates on the legality of cryptocurrency in Malaysia & Other Jurisdictions”

Key requirements for listing on the LEAP Market

On 15 June 2017, Bursa Malaysia announced the new Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) Market. The purpose of the LEAP Market is to address the funding gap faced by Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and increase their branding through the capital market. On 29 September 2017, the first company was approved to listed on the LEAPContinue reading “Key requirements for listing on the LEAP Market”