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Can You Return a Product That You Wrongly Bought?

By Joseph Cheah   Microsoft have had the following gaming consoles in the market: Xbox One X (discontinued around 16th July 2020) Xbox One S All-Digital (discontinued around 16th July 2020) Xbox One S (available for purchase) Xbox Series X (available on 10th November 2020) Xbox Series S (available on 10th November 2020) The above[Read More]

Charging Double Rent the Correct Way

By Joseph Cheah   If a tenant refuses to move out upon the expiry of the tenancy, the landlord is entitled to charge double rent. Section 28(4)(a) of the Civil Law Act 1956 provides: “Every tenant holding over after the determination of his tenancy shall be chargeable, at the option of his landlord, with double[Read More]

Reliefs under the COVID-19 Bill

By Khoo Thean Chiap   The Malaysia government has finally tabled its Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Bill 2020 (“Covid-19 Bill”) in Parliament. It seeks to address contractual and statutory issues arising from COVID-19, including modifying 16 existing laws such as the Limitation Act 1953, Insolvency Act 1967, Consumer[Read More]

Esports players – employee or not?

By Joseph Cheah   The employer-employee relationship is governed by legislations and its contract of employment. It is mandatory that both employer and employee contribute to inter alia the Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) and the Social Security Organisation (“SOCSO”). An employee who is terminated have a right to bring an action under the Industrial Relations[Read More]

Corporate Rescue Mechanism: Judicial Management

By Gan Jer Nynn   The judicial management (“JM”) is another Corporate Rescue Mechanism available under the Companies Act 2016. This temporary court-supervised rescue mechanism is applicable for a company in financial distress to facilitate the rehabilitation or the restructuring of the company.

Singapore’s Response to COVID-19 for Commercial Leases

By Gan Jer Nynn   On 7th April 2020, the Singapore Government passed the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (“the Act”). The Act serves as temporary relieves and measures to individuals and businesses who are affected by the enforcement of the Circuit Breaker (in effect from 7th April to 4th May 2020). For the purpose[Read More]

Winding Up Changes

By Gan Jer Nynn   The Movement Control Order has had a huge impact to the general business environment. On 6th April 2020, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the Additional PRIHATIN SME Economic Stimulus Package, where the Companies Commission of Malaysia (“SSM”) is involved in some of the initiatives. On 10th April 2020, the[Read More]

Tenancy Agreement & Force Majeure

By Joseph Cheah   While the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) is in effect, many people will experience financial difficulty. One of the financial obligations a person would have is payment of rent. A landlord-tenant relationship is governed by the tenancy agreement. The question is: can you rely on the force majeureclause to excuse your obligation[Read More]

Issues to Consider – Cancelling your Event

By Joseph Cheah   As of to date, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have impacted the esports industry negatively – forcing event organisers to cancel their events amidst concerns over health and safety of the community, employees and audience members. Some of the events that have been cancelled or delayed are: TEKKEN World Tour 2020 TwitchCon[Read More]

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