With the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implementation of the Restriction of Movement Order (Order) by the Malaysian Government effective from 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 (Control Period), parties involved in M&A transactions may encounter disruptions to the progress of their M&A, joint venture or other corporate deals involving Malaysian target companies or joint venture companies.

We have prepared the following guidance to assist parties involved in a Malaysian M&A transaction to navigate complexities arising from the Order. The guidance proposes suggestions to address specific challenges in a deal, and is not intended to be exhaustive. This note is intended to supplement our earlier client alert relating to Private Equity transactional issues in an environment of high volatility arising from the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

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