Companies Act 2016: The New Dynamics of Company Law in Malaysia


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‘Companies Act 2016: The New Dynamics of Company Law in Malaysia’ is a practical guide on the newly enacted Companies Act 2016. The new Act will have a tremendous impact on the corporate legal framework and this book will serve as an authoritative text to allow readers to navigate into this new corporate landscape. It provides an in-depth analysis and commentary of all the major and significant areas of the new Act.
The Companies Act 2016 is a culmination of recommendations from the Companies Commission of Malaysia and the Corporate Law Reform Committee to revamp the previous Companies Act 1965. In enacting this new Act, Malaysia has adopted the best practices from other jurisdictions to enable Malaysian companies to compete, innovate and become globalised. Reference to latest case laws from the UK, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia will aid readers to understand and navigate the new Act. Readers will also have the benefit to compare and contrast the new Act with the previous provisions under the Companies Act 1965 in order to comprehend the major developments of the law in this area.


About The Author

  • Kenneth Foo Poh Khean is a Chartered Secretary and Fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). He obtained his ICSA in 1982, LLB(Hons) from the University of London in 1992 and Certificate in Legal Practice in 1993. He has previously served as a Council member of MAICSA as well as an Exco member of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the MCCA and an adjunct lecturer at Universiti Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman. He provides consultation and advice on corporate secretarial practice, corporate governance and conducts training on these topics.
  • Lee Shih obtained his LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He is a Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn) and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. His portfolio of litigation work focuses on corporate litigation, corporate insolvency and international arbitration. He is a Council Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia (IPAM) and also a member of INSOL International. He has been listed in the Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific guides. His articles can be found online via