The relationship between Malaysia and Japan has strengthened over the years to encourage economic growth. Investment opportunities in Malaysia have been favourable and there has been an increase in interest by Japanese investors. As of 2017, there were 1,500 Japanese companies operating in Malaysia, a majority of which are in the manufacturing sector. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority and InvestKL to encourage more Japanese companies to invest in Malaysia. Malaysia continues to offer a positive investment climate to both individuals and companies as the country is favourable to investments to boost the local market.

Our Japan desk is committed to providing our clients with quality services to assist clients with both incoming and outgoing investments and transactions for their international growth. Our team is well-versed in advising international clients on transactional investments in Malaysia. Our team’s experience in both corporate transactions and dispute resolution gives us a particular advantage and unique insights when advising clients. We are well equipped to assist clients in exploring joint venture opportunities and conducting due diligence of potential investments and/or transactions.

We are also pleased to highlight that our Japan desk provides Japanese translation services by our trusted counterparts which add value to our client services by minimizing language barriers.

Our Services

Our services and support include, but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Advising and assisting Japan investors and companies setting up businesses and companies in Malaysia.
  • Advising and assisting Malaysian companies in setting up businesses and companies in Japan.
  • Providing support in conducting credit reporting searches on companies and individuals.
  • Advising and assisting in Mergers, Acquisitions and joint venture transactions between Malaysian and Japanese entities as well as other cross border transactions.

Related Services

Our services and support include, but is not limited to the following areas:  

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Real Estate 
  • Dispute Resolution
Raymond Mah
Managing Partner
Gan Chong Chieh
Cassandra Nicole Thomazios
Senior Associate
Denise Phang
Prisilla Chong
Marcus Leong

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