Related Laws On Foreign Investment In Malaysia

Laws Related To Foreign Investment

The list of laws as provided herein is in relation to foreign investments for general reference only and is not necessarily comprehensive or applicable to your case. We highly advice to obtain proper legal consultation as to your specific case as and when appropriate. The chambers of Lee & Chong shall not be liable for any error in or omission from the provision of laws below.

Banking and Finance Laws
1.    Financial Procedure Act 1957 [Act 61]
2.    Government Funding Act 1983 [Act 275]
3.    Islamic Banking Act 1983 [Act 276]
4.    Takaful Act 1984 [Act 312]
5.    Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 [Act 372]
6.    Offshore Banking Act 1990 [Act 443]
7.    Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority Act 1996 [Act 545]

Commercial Laws
1.    Contracts Act 1950 [Act 136]
2.    Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board Act 1987 [Act 334]

Corporate and Business Laws
1.      Registration of Businesses Act 1956 [Act 197]
2.      Partnership Act 1961 [Act 135]
3.  Companies Act 1965 [Act 125] [1-50] [51-100] [101-150] [151-200][201-250] [251-300][301-350] [351-400] [401-450] [451-512]
4.    Offshore Companies Act 1990 [Act 441]
5.    Labuan Trust Companies Act 1990 [Act 442]
6.    Labuan Offshore Limited Partnerships Act 1997 [Act 565]
7.    Companies Commission of Malaysia Act 2001 [Act 614]

Constitutional Law
1.    Federal Constitution

Customs Laws
1.    Customs Act 1967 [Act 235]
2.    Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Duties Act 1993 [Act 504]

Development Corridor Laws
1.    Iskandar Regional Development Authority Act 2007 [Act 664]
2.    Northern Corridor Implementation Authority Act 2008 [Act 687] (Not yet in force)
3.    East Coast Economic Region Development Council Act 2008 [Act 688] (Not yet in force)

Dispute Settlement Laws
1.    Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1958 [Act 99] (Translation in Arabic, Chinese and French provided upon request)
2.    Convention on the Settlement of Disputes Act 1966 [Act 392]
3.    Arbitration Act 2005 [ Act 646]

Employment Laws
1.    Sabah Labour Ordinance 1950 [Cap 67]
2.    Sarawak Labour Ordinance 1952 [Cap 76]
3.    Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952 [Act 273]
4.    Employment Act 1955 [Act 265]
5.    Trade Unions Act 1959 [Act 262]
6.    Industrial Relations Act 1967 [Act 177]
7.    Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 [Act 4]
8.    Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 [Act 452]
9.    Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 [Act 514]

Environmental Law
1.    Environmental Quality Act 1974 [Act 127]

Immigration Law
1.    Immigration Act 1959/63 [Act 155]

Industrial Laws
1.    Petroleum Development Act 1974 [Act 144]
2.    Industrial Co-ordination Act 1975 [Act 156]
3.    Free Zones Act 1990 [Act 438]
4.    Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 [Act 588]
5.    Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 [Act 589]

Insurance Laws
1.    Offshore Insurance Act 1990 [Act 444]
2.    Insurance Act 1996 [Act 553]

Intellectual Property Laws
1.    Trade Marks Act 1976 [Act 175]
2.    Patents Act 1983 [Act 291]
3.    Copyright Act 1987 [Act 332]
4.    Industrial Designs Act 1996 [Act 552]
5.    Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act 2000 [Act 601]
6.    Geographical Indications Act 2000 [Act 602]
7.    Optical Discs Act 2000 [Act 606]

Land Laws
1.    National Land Code
2.    Sabah Land Ordinance [Cap 68]
3.    Sarawak Land Code 1958
4.    Land Acquisition Act 1960 [Act 486]
5.    Strata Titles Act 1985 [Act 318]

Local Government Laws
1.    Town And Country Planning Act 1976 [Act 172]
2.    Local Government Act 1976 [Act 171]
3.    Street, Drainage And Building Act 1974 [Act 133] [1-50] [51-100] [101-131]

Promotion of Investment Laws
1.    Promotion of Investments Act 1986 [Act 327] Securities Laws
1.    Securities Industry (Central Depositories) Act 1991 [Act 453]
2.    Securities Commission Act 1993 [Act 498]
3.    Labuan Offshore Trusts Act 1996 [Act 554]
4.    Labuan Offshore Securities Industry Act 1998 [Act 579]
5.    Demutualisation (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) Act 2003 [Act 632]
6.    Safeguards Act 2007 [Act 657]
7.    Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 [Act 671]

Shipping Law
1.    Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952

Taxation Laws
1.    Stamp Act 1949 [Act 378]
2.    Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53]
3.    Excise Act 1967 [Act 176]
4.    Sales Tax Act 1972 [Act 64]
5.    Service Tax Act 1975 [Act 151]
6.    Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 [Act 169]
7.    Labuan Offshore Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445]

 

 

 

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