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Ee Von Teo

Ee Von Teo is a partner in the Corporate, Commercial & Securities Practice Group of Wong & Partners. Ee Von is an experienced partner in the area of M&A and has worked on numerous award-winning deals across the years. She was also awarded Young Lawyer of the Year by the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2017, and recognized in the Asian Legal Business' 40 under 40 list of leaders in 2018. Ee Von has been recognized as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000 since 2018, and clients commend her for being "excellent."
She is a frequent speaker and moderator on the Malaysian corporate landscape and legislation at international conferences, including those organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

The Minister of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living had appointed 1 April 2024 as the date of coming into force of the Companies (Amendment) Act 2024 (“CA 2024”), which was first tabled for reading before the Dewan Rakyat on 10 October 2023, and received Royal Assent on 24 January 2024. CA 2024 expands the definition of Beneficial Ownership (BO) and mandates companies to obtain and disclose BO information from 1 April 2024. Companies must maintain a BO register accessible by prescribed persons. Corporate Rescue Mechanisms allow companies to apply for restraining orders and introduce a “pre-pack” scheme mechanism and a “cross-class cramdown” system.

We are pleased to share upcoming developments in relation to the Companies (Amendment) Act 2024 (“CA 2024”) which will anchor the revised beneficial ownership (BO) reporting framework. The approval process of the CA 2024 through the Malaysian Parliament was completed in December 2023. The CA 2024 subsequently received Royal Assent on 24 January 2024 and finally, the CA 2024 was gazetted on 2 February 2024. At this point in time, the CA 2024 has yet to be enforced.

View Japanese version The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 (“Regulations”) lapsed on 31 March 2020. In place of the lapsed regulations, the Malaysian Government has announced and issued the new Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local…