Backed by extensive experience in providing legal and advisory services, Seow & Associates has the right expertise to quickly
and efficiently advise clients on even the most complex of legal issues. To help realise the value the firm brings, the firm offers
the following areas of expertise, tailored to meet each client’s specific needs and requirements.
Corporate, Commercial and Banking Law
The firm is proficient in the areas of corporate, commercial and banking law.
The firm offers a wide range of services that include the provision of legal and advisory works to foreign companies intending to venture into the Malaysia market, to foreign and local companies established in Malaysia. The firm’s lawyers combine legal expertise and commercial sensibilities in providing clients with advice in the structuring, implementation and organisation of their business ventures. They are experienced in reviewing agreements, preparing and negotiating documents for an array of transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate exercises undertaken by their client companies and financial institutions. The firm also actively advises businesses on the incorporation process, license agreements, structuring and securing investments and financing. Its lawyers are also experienced in corporate banking transactions, having acted for local and foreign financial institutions as well as borrowers and guarantors in different transactions.
Employment and Industrial Relations Law
The firm has advised on a wide gamut of employment and industrial relations related matters from the preparation and drafting of employment agreements, contracts for services, employment handbooks, incentive schemes and release documentation to advising on termination of employees, domestic enquiries, compliance with Malaysian employment legislation and attending to labour disputes and various other employee claims as well as dealing with the labour / industrial court (as the case may be).
Believing that niche areas of law are as important as bread and butter aspects of the law, the firm has been involved in a myriad of environmental matters from advising on constitutional aspects of environmental issues, mining matters, advising and applying for contravention licences from the Malaysian Department of Environment (DOE), advising and reviewing agreements on an on-going basis in relation to transportation and treatment of solid and scheduled wastes, waste generators, notices and summonses issued by the DOE, advising on issues of compliance, environmental impact assessment reports, liability in relation to contaminated land, director’s liability for environmental and health and safety issues, environmental aspects of corporate transactions including due diligence audits as to legal compliance.
Personal Data Protection Compliance
With the coming into force of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”), the firm’s lawyers have been integral in assisting clients to put in place policies and procedures, conducting compliance audits as well as development of training programmes to fulfil the personal data protection principles under the PDPA.
Conveyancing and Property Law
The firm’s lawyers have represented clients in numerous transactions relating to the sale and purchase of movable and landed properties, tenancies and leases of various types of properties (e.g. hotel, factories, retail and commercial complexes, developed land).
Entertainment and Media Law
The firm is one of the few legal practices in Malaysia and Asia that possesses a full Entertainment and Media Law group, specializing in Films; Television; Games; Music and the Arts. The firm provides a full range of core services to its entertainment and media clients who include filmmakers, television and film production companies, electronic and gaming studios, theatre groups, performers, songwriters and other creative personnel.
The firm is skilled and experienced in the advice and legal work related thereto which include transactions relating to event management, co-promotional activities, sponsorship and advertising. Specifically, the lawyers and foreign legal counsel have through years of interaction with and provision of services for clients across the entire chain (creation of works; production of content; distribution and commercial exploitation) of both the Media and the Performing Arts industries, have amassed a substantial client base both locally and internationally.
The firm represents its clients in all aspects of the entertainment industry, from production, financing and distribution of films, television programs, other forms of audio visual entertainment, to all of the associated artistic, literary, musical and dramatic property issues and merchandising. The firm also provides similar services in respect of music recording and music publishing.
Intellectual Property Law
The firm has a strong international focus and through its wide network of foreign legal counterparts. It ensures that its clients are provided with a global strategic approach towards the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. The firm is well-versed in the preparation, prosecution and maintenance of Trade Marks and Copyright matters, and it has the capacity to ensure the clearance, protection and management of its client’s intellectual property. The firm’s lawyers regularly provide legal advice on non-contentious and contentious IP disputes, and have represented various clients in claims based on infringement of intellectual property rights. It has prepared, advised on and negotiated such transactions for clients from various industries including the media, fashion, food & beverage, telecommunications, electronic commerce and pharmaceutical sectors.