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ZUL RAFIQUE & partners (ZRp) is a Kuala Lumpur-based law firm that was formed in December 1999. As a result of significant growth achieved since its inception, ZRp is now a large, broad-based commercial legal practice.

The firm is led by its founder and Managing Partner, Dato' Zulkifly Rafique who also spearheads the Corporate Department.

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Our vision is to provide our clientele with a solutions-oriented, comprehensive and integrated range of professional legal services and in the process, we strive relentlessly to surpass our exacting standards of service. We believe that being forward-looking and dynamic is our strength, and our commitment has always been to attain the highest standards in quality, client service and ethics.

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Oct 26 2020 |

Articles

In Search of the Goldilocks Threshold for Setting Aside an Arbitration Award

The Federal Court in Pancaran Prima Sdn Bhd v Iswarabena Sdn Bhd [2020] MLJU 1273 engaged with the issue of inter alia whether the threshold under section 37 of the Arbitration Act 2005 is very low and whether the arbitrator who applies his own knowledge and expertise in the construction industry to a fact in issue can be in breach of the rules of natural justice.

Oct 23 2020 |

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Consequential Order by the Court: Not so Functus Officio?

In August 2020, the Federal Court was presented with series of question of law regarding the principle of functus officio which is a well-recognized principle in our legal system and has illuminated and clarified the said doctrine, its scope, exceptions and applicability vis-à-vis judgments and/or orders in the case of Stone World Sdn Bhd v Engareh (M) Sdn Bhd [2020] 2 MLJ 208

Oct 22 2020 |

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The application of the “plainly wrong” test by an appeal court in reversing the findings of facts by a trial court

The Federal Court took the position that rather than adopting a rigid set of rules to demarcate the boundaries of appellate intervention insofar as findings of fact are concerned, the “plainly wrong” test as decided in previous Federal Court cases should be retained as a flexible guide for appellate courts. As such, there is no necessity to have a rigid guideline to be adopted by an appellate court in the application of the “plainly wrong test” in reversing finding of facts by a trial court.

Oct 22 2020 |

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The Concept of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the Landscape of Corporate Liability for Corruption in Malaysia – an Inevitable Necessity?

Deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) were introduced in the United Kingdom’s Crime and Courts Act 2013 and have been used in 8 enforcement actions ever since. DPAs have been regularly used by regulators in the US since 1992. Other countries where the DPA mechanism are available include France, Canada, Singapore and Australia. There are an increasing number of countries considering implementing a DPA regime. Given that global trend, it would be prudent for Malaysia to consider the same.

Oct 23 2020 |

Covid-19

FAQs in relation to the Conditional Movement Control Order Vol 1 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has issued the “Soalan Lazim Berkaitan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Bersyarat Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Bilangan 1” on 22 October 2020. According to the said FAQs, industries are mandated to implement the work-from-home (WFH) policy for the staff in management and supervisory groups.

Oct 14 2020 |

Covid-19

CMCO: Standard Operating Procedures for KL, Putrajaya and Selangor

Conditional Movement Control Order: Standard Operating Procedures for Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor from 14 to 27 October 2020.

Oct 07 2020 |

Announcement

Global Legal Network Meritas Focuses On Quality Amid Market Turbulence

ZUL RAFIQUE & Partners is proud to be a part of Meritas, a global alliance of leading independent law firms, and are happy to recommend Meritas member firms to our clients considering the stringent requirements and quality standards placed within the membership. Despite these challenging times, Meritas members remain active, relevant and connected.

Oct 19 2020 |

Announcement

First Officer Pilot dismissed for calling in sick last minute

Ms Wong Keat Ching and Ms Syazwani Suhaimy from ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ Employment & Industrial Relations team, succeeded in defending Malaysia Airlines Berhad in an unfair dismissal claim in the case of Ahmad Zil Syamil bin Sukhairi v Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Award No 1477 of 2020, Industrial Court)

Oct 07 2020 |

Announcement

Global Legal Network Meritas Focuses On Quality Amid Market Turbulence

ZUL RAFIQUE & Partners is proud to be a part of Meritas, a global alliance of leading independent law firms, and are happy to recommend Meritas member firms to our clients considering the stringent requirements and quality standards placed within the membership. Despite these challenging times, Meritas members remain active, relevant and connected.

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