Proposed new commission for startups and venture capital in Malaysia

On 30 September 2018, the Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo announced that his ministry is planning to set up a new commission (“Commission”) to develop startups and venture capital industry in Malaysia. Essentially, the Commission aims to streamline efforts in view of developing startups and venture capital in Malaysia.The proposed Commission will be […]

Islamic finance as a tool for social justice

On  10 September 2018, a member of our law firm, Izwan Zakaria attended the Islamic Finance News (IFN) Forum in Istanbul Turkey. The event was jointly organised by the Istanbul Islamic Finance Consultancy (IIFC) and Gateway LLP (Gateway) in Istanbul, Turkey. Gateway is an international Islamic consultancy consisting of leading Shariah practitioners which are multi-jurisdictional and […]

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’. For […]

Private equity and venture capital in Malaysia: Summary of regulatory framework

In recent months, we have received many interests on private equity /venture capital applicants seeking to be registered as a private equity/ venture capital firms in Malaysia. We have prepared a high level summary presentation which aims to provide an overview of the key practical issues including the types of registration provided under the Securities […]

Zurinalaw participates in a panel session on startups organised by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, Zurinalaw had the pleasure of attending the inaugural event organised by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) under its Malaysia Digital Hub banner. Titled ‘Common Legal Issues’, the panel session was organised at WORQ Coworking Space located in TTDI. In a panel session, Zurinalaw was represented by Izwan Zakaria, our senior […]

Zurinalaw wins ‘Intellectual Property Rights Advisory Firm’ Award from Malaysia Venture Capital Association

Messrs Zurina is pleased to announce that the firm had received the ‘Intellectual Property Rights Advisory Firm’ Award during the Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.   The award ceremony, which was held on 31 July 2018 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre was attended by investment professionals and private equity / venture capital principals […]

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 that […]

Zurinalaw organises its first Startup Law 101 seminar

  On 8 February 2018, Zurinalaw held its first Zurinalaw Seminar 2018 in Royale Chulan Damansara. Titled “Startup Law 101”, the first Zurinalaw Seminar 2018 discussed various topics affecting entrepreneurs and business owners running a startup. During the talk, our lawyers discussed various issues affecting startups from common legal issues faced by startup founders, protecting […]