Malasia to permit fly-in-fly-out lawyering

July 4, 2013 Malaysia looks set to introduce new legislation allowing international law firms to do business on a 'fly-in, fly-out' basis, allowing them to advise clients in the country without having local offices.

The new regulations, which are to be debated by parliament next month, will permit lawyers to advise in Malaysia provided that their stay does not exceed 60 days per lawyer, per year.

The news follows last years reforms allowing five foreign law firms to open local offices as Qualified Foreign Law Firms, and permitting the presence of additional foreign firms through joint law ventures with local outfits.

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