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YEARS

34

PARTNERS

3

CONSULTANTS

57

ASSOCIATES

80

AWARDS

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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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Jun 18 2020 |

Announcement

CONGRATULATIONS! External Counsel of the Year 2020

We are proud to announce that our partner, Tunku Alizan RM Alias has been named as External Counsel of the Year 2020 by In-House Community for receiving outstanding recommendation from clients.

Jun 19 2020 |

Announcement

CONGRATULATIONS! Women Leaders 2020

We are proud to announce that our partner, Loh Mei Mei has been recognised as Women Leaders 2020 by IFLR1000. Women Leaders are recognised as leading female transactional lawyers in the world.

Jul 01 2020 |

Articles

Article: Fixed-Term Contracts and The Liability of Companies as A Group

Businesses operating as groups may no longer rely on the principle of ‘separate legal entity” as the Industrial Courts may lift the corporate veil to decide who is the true ‘employer’ in a claim. In this article, we examine the facts, issues and ruling in the case of Ahmad Zahri bin Mirza Abdul Hamid v AIMS Cyberjaya Sdn Bhd [2020] MLJU 595 which led to the Federal Court's judgement in lifting the corporate veil and determining the genuineness of a fixed-term contract.

Jun 15 2020 |

Announcement

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners successfully obtains RM10 million Award for Employer in arbitration proceeding against Architect Company

T Kuhendran and Esther Tan from ZUL RAFIQUE & Partners’ Construction Dispute Resolution Practice Group, acting for the Employer (the “Claimant”) in one arbitration proceeding, have successfully obtained an Award in favour of the Claimant in the sum of RM10 million against the Principal Consultant (the “Respondent”).

Jun 15 2020 |

Articles

Article: Who Do Experts Owe a Fiduciary Duty to? – English Court Restrains Expert from Acting in Arbitration Due to Breach of Fiduciary Duty & Conflict of Interest

On 3rd April 2020, the Technology & Construction Court in the case of A Company v X, Y and Z [2020] EWHC 809 (TCC) decided to continue an injunction to restrain the Defendant i.e. a global consultancy group, from acting as expert witnesses in arbitration proceedings against the Claimant. This article discusses the facts, issues and judgment of the case.

Jun 15 2020 |

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Article: A Tale of Two Forums - Can an Arbitration Agreement Be Subordinated to a Judgment in Default Obtained in Court Proceedings

Imagine waking up one day in receipt of a judgment in default while having an ongoing dispute concerning the performance of a contract. Imagine further that the contract contains a valid arbitration agreement which was never resorted to. Should the Judgment in Default be upheld as no appearance was ever entered? Should the Judgment in Default be set aside as it should have been referred to arbitration in accordance to the contract?

Jun 15 2020 |

Covid-19

Webinar: PENJANA Tax Incentives in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Movement Control Order (MCO) has had a huge impact on businesses around the world, including Malaysia. Thus, the Government of Malaysia announced on 5 June 2020 an economic relief package entitled “Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara” (“PENJANA”) worth RM35 billion to revive the economy. What are the tax reliefs and measures announced under PENJANA? Are any of them applicable to your business? How will it help your business recover?

Jun 11 2020 |

Covid-19

PENJANA Tax Incentives

On 5 June 2020, the Government of Malaysia announced a RM35 billion stimulus package titled “Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara” or “PENJANA” which is aimed at helping businesses recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown under the Movement Control Order (MCO). PENJANA marks the 4th phase of the government’s six-phased “6R” approach, i.e. Resolve, Resilience, Restart, Recover, Revitalise and Reform, in tackling the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 10 2020 |

Covid-19

Legislation Update: PU(A)s on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

Legislation update P.U.(A) 179-182/2020 on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases.

Jun 10 2020 |

Announcement

CONGRATULATIONS! Client Service Excellence Award

We are proud to announce that our partner, Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam has been named as an Outstanding Lawyer 2020 for Client Service Excellence by Asialaw.

Jun 19 2020 |

Announcement

CONGRATULATIONS! Women Leaders 2020

We are proud to announce that our partner, Loh Mei Mei has been recognised as Women Leaders 2020 by IFLR1000. Women Leaders are recognised as leading female transactional lawyers in the world.

Jun 18 2020 |

Announcement

CONGRATULATIONS! External Counsel of the Year 2020

We are proud to announce that our partner, Tunku Alizan RM Alias has been named as External Counsel of the Year 2020 by In-House Community for receiving outstanding recommendation from clients.

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