World Anti-Doping Agency v Sun Yang – A case of a Court of Arbitration for Sport award being successfully set aside

It was reported on 24 December 2020 that the 3-time Olympic champion Chinese swimmer, Sun Yang, had succeeded in overturning the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”), apparently on the ground of bias of one of the CAS arbitrators on the CAS appeal panel. In February 2020, following an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”), CAS baned the swimmer for 8 years from the date of the arbitral award for violating Article 2.5 of the Fédération Internationale de Natation Doping Control Rules (“FINA DC”), which is regarding tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control (4 years for violating Article 2.5 and the period of ineligibility being multiplied by 2 under Article 10.7.1(c) FINA DC for the violation being the second anti-doping violation).

US Antitrust Law Suits Against Facebook and Google: A Look at Competition Law in Malaysia

A legal suit was initiated by numerous US Attorney Generals as well as the Federal Trade Commission of the United States against Facebook for anti-competition practices. A similar suit was filed by a number of US Attorney Generals against Google. This article explores Competition Law in Malaysia, in particular, the abuse of “dominant position”.

Activision Blizzard v Netflix Inc. – The Tort of Inducement to Breach or Interfere with Contractual Relations: A Look at the Malaysian Position

The inducement to breach or interfere with contractual relations is a tort that is recognised in Malaysia. This article discusses the tort of inducement to breach or interfere with contractual relations in Malaysia.

2 Ways A Landlord May Claim Unpaid Rent From A Recalcitrant Tenant

You are the owner of an apartment. As you already have your own place to stay, you decided to rent out the apartment to a nice young man for a year. At the start of the tenancy, all seems well. Both you and the tenant have a cordial relationship and the tenant pays the rent on time. You feel thankful that you have found a good tenant. However, starting from the third month of rental, the tenant fails to pay the rent. …

Commencing a Legal Action to Recover a Debt in Malaysia

It is hardly impossible for any person today to not incur some form of debt. Taking a loan, utilising the bank’s overdraft facility and using credit cards are some of the ways in which debt could be incurred. Some businesses have credit terms in which the purchaser is required to only make payment at a future time. Even if the payment were to be made upon delivery of goods or completion of services, the debt exists until it is paid. With such a web of interconnected debts, there are times in which a debtor would be unable to pay the debt that falls due. This article explores the legal process of debt recovery in Malaysia.

Social Media, Online Posts & Defamation

These days, it is common for us scroll through social media every available free moment we have, even if it is for mere few seconds. Imagine scrolling through social media and you discovered a post circulating about you that is untrue. Anger builds up and you want to take legal actions against the person who posted that post. Do you have legal recourse?

We had in our previous article discussed the legal repercussions of online posts. One of the repercussions discussed was civil defamation. This article discussed the civil cause of action of defamation in more detail in relation to online posts.

5 Considerations Before Launching an Online Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies and businesses to rethink their business models. One trend resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is that more and more businesses are moving towards digital and online platforms. With social distancing being the ‘new normal’, it is no wonder that consumers prefer purchasing online as compared to taking the risk by physically going to the shop. However, there are a number of considerations that a company or business must consider before launching their online store. This article explores 5 considerations before launching an online business.

Section 17A(4) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009: Adequate Procedures – A Look at Other Jurisdiction

Section 17A(4) is to a large extent modelled upon Section 7(2) of the Bribery Act 2010, which is the primary law for bribery in the United Kingdom. A few English cases may be referred to in order to determine what the English courts opined amounted to ‘adequate procedures’ and when the procedures in place were regarded as inadequate for purposes of a defence.