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Thursday 27th June 2019 Niten Chauhan 

International Update - Malaysia: UK Trade Mission

Niten Chauhan, our International Partner and Head of Insolvency and Restructuring, shall be in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia this month on a UK Trade Mission together with the Law Society of England and Wales.

As the UK leaves the European Union this presents the opportunity for new global engagements. Whilst Malaysia and the UK already share an intertwined history a closer trading relationship between the two countries in the future would be mutually beneficial - particularly to the UK, given the positive economic outlook of many South East Asian countries such as Malaysia.

The Law Society of England and Wales have therefore, selected a small delegation of partners from UK law firm across the country to join them in Kuala Lumpur to help promote the UK, its opportunities and the legal services it can offer individuals and companies from Malaysia in our own jurisdiction.

The UK delegation have a full programme which includes meetings with Malaysian law firms and the Malaysian Bar Council, a business and political briefing at the British High Commission, a visit to the Asian International Arbitration Centre and taking part in a joint-seminar with Malaysian lawyers.

In turn, Niten has also been invited to deliver a key presentation on ‘Foreign Direct Investment in the UK and the implications of Brexit’ to help promote the long term benefits of enhancing trade relations between the two countries for the future in the face of the short term uncertainty faced by many overseas investors due to the current economic and political climate in the UK.

Niten commented “I am honoured to have been invited by the Law Society to be part of the UK delegation to Malaysia for what is clearly an important and very necessary Trade Mission given the challenges faced by our country at present. By building better relations with countries like Malaysia we hope to not only promote our profession but ultimately encourage inward investment from South-East Asian markets by delivering a firm message that the UK is still open for business despite what the outcome of Brexit may be.”

Finally, as the firm’s international Partner and a member of our overseas networks including LAWASIA, Niten shall also be meeting with fellow associates from law firms across Malaysia to discuss legal developments in their own jurisdictions and key contacts to strengthen ties and learn how we can each assist our respective clients in their overseas activities.

For more information or if you wish to discuss any matters with an international perspective please do not hesitate to contact Niten Chauhan on telephone: 020 7644 7263, email nchauhan@jpclaw.co.uk or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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