Event Details

In addressing the impact and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malaysian Government has introduced the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Bill 2020 to cushion the effects felt by both individuals and businesses alike.

Following a consultation exercise with the public and industry, the Bill has now passed the third reading in Dewan Rakyat.

It is hoped that the Bill, as one of the various recovery measures taken by the government, will also act as support for the Prihatin stimulus packages and Malaysia's economic recovery plans.

Join us on 3 September as we host three legal experts who have been closely monitoring developments on this Bill, and will discuss its potential practical and legal implications for business here in Malaysia.


Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams


This event is free to registered AMCHAM Members. Non-Members are required to pay a participation fee to attend.


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  • Sharon Chong (Partner - Dispute Resolution at Skrine)

    Sharon Chong

    Partner - Dispute Resolution at Skrine

    Sharon Chong is a dispute resolution partner at Skrine and her portfolio focuses on aviation, international arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, and regulatory enforcement.

    She acts as an advocate in a wide array of cross-border disputes and has appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian courts and in international arbitrations in Asia and Europe.

    She has been described as “very willing to roll up her sleeves and get the work done. Meticulous, with a strong work ethic and very easy to get along with” (The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020).

    Sharon is the current President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) (the first female President of the Institute) and is a committee member of the Young SIAC, where she is the sole representative from Malaysia. Sharon sits as an arbitrator and is on the panel of arbitrators of AIAC, SIAC and KCAB (Korea). She is a Fellow of the CIArb (UK) and the MIArb and was appointed member of the first ever Ad-hoc Arbitration Panel for the 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017.

    Sharon is a member of INSOL International and a founding member and the current Secretary of the Malaysia Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

    Sharon is ranked “Next Generation Partner” for Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020 and was recently awarded Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) at ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2020. She is also listed as “Future Star” in Commercial Disputes in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018, in Commercial and Transactions, and International Arbitration in 2019 and 2020, and Dispute Resolution in 2020. She is recognised and mentioned in the 12th and 13th editions of the Global Arbitration Review (GAR 100).

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  • Ee Von Teo (Partner - Corporate, Commercial & Securities Practice Group at Wong & Partners)

    Ee Von Teo

    Partner - Corporate, Commercial & Securities Practice Group at Wong & Partners

    Ee Von Teo is a partner in the Corporate, Commercial & Securities Practice Group of Wong & Partners. Her main areas of focus include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and other aspects of Malaysian corporate and commercial law. She has worked with numerous multinational corporations in relation to mergers and acquisitions including divestitures, takeovers, foreign investments, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations for both local and cross border transactions in various industries. Ee Von has also advised clients on transactions involving privatisations of public companies in Malaysia, assisted with the formation of private equity funds, and advised such funds on their investment and
    divestment transactions in various industries.

    Ee Von has worked in the Beijing and Bangkok offices of Baker McKenzie. She has also led and worked on multiple award-winning corporate M&A transactions since 2015, and has been named Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000 from 2018 to 2020. She was also recognised as a top 40 under 40 lawyer by Asian Legal Business 2018, and the Malaysian Young Lawyer of the Year by Asian Legal Business in 2017.

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  • Edward Kuruvilla (Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution at ChristopherLeeOng)

    Edward Kuruvilla

    Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution at ChristopherLeeOng

    Edward’s practice covers all areas of dispute resolution including contract law and equity, land law, public law, constitutional law, corporate law, construction law, tax law, enforcement of foreign judgments, defamation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation.

    He regularly appears as Lead Counsel or Co- Counsel at all levels of the Malaysian Courts including the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Special Commissioners of Income Tax (SCIT). In addition to active litigation practice, Edward Kuruvilla also has experience servicing statutory bodies, the scope of advice usually focused on the interpretation of their relevant statutes and the exercise of their respective statutory functions.

    An avid writer, Edward Kuruvilla works closely with various leading law publications as an author and contributor. His academic and scholarly articles have been published in print by The Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters), the Malayan Law Journal (MLJ) and the Current Law Journal (CLJ). He is also a named contributor to the White Book on Malaysian Civil Procedure and is the author of the 2019 Reissue of the Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia
    Defamation Title (Volume 13(1)).

    In July 2020, Edward Kuruvilla was elected to serve as a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) until 2022

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