The IT and communications industry is one of Malaysia’s economic highlights. Already an important centre for hardware manufacturing, the country is also among the top outsourcing destinations in the region. Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor high-tech parks continue to attract investors with their world-class infrastructure, special equity participation and tax incentives.
But there are hurdles. Telecommunications is heavily regulated, and legislation is constantly evolving. Often, several licenses are required to provide telecommunication services. The government is considering new laws in the areas of competition law and the collection of personal data. Outsourcing projects can slow down and disputes can arise if employee transfers are not handled properly.
Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, can help you act fast to establish, protect and grow your telecommunications investment and operations. From identifying and obtaining the appropriate licenses for your products and services, we can also help you structure your investments efficiently and address related tax, employment and intellectual property issues. We apply a practical, business-minded approach to both domestic and foreign IT issues.
Being a member firm of the global Baker & McKenzie International, we can quickly coordinate and execute telecommunications projects that span across the Asia Pacific region. We work closely with our colleagues in Australia, Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong and 10 other regional offices to provide advice and on-the-ground assistance through a single point of contact. We can also provide you with immediate access to industry knowledge and experience in more than 35 countries around the world.