The Malaysian Government is gearing towards promoting competition in the market to ensure that there is less monopoly of certain businesses in the country. This is done primarily by introducing new policies in particular segments of the Malaysian market. This has created numerous opportunities for new entrants to establish themselves in the Malaysian market, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. This expansion is bolstered further by the steady flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country. However, the constant changes in local rules and regulations in Malaysia have resulted in business participants having to seek out experienced legal firms for legal advice on how to navigate through this constantly changing sea of policies and regulations.
Xavier & Koh Partnership (XK Law) is a young and dynamic law firm that believes in making legal services accessible to all individuals and businesses so that they may effectively maneuver through these complexities and disruptions. The Partners of XK Law have carved a niche for themselves in the Malaysian market as a firm adept at carrying out both civil and criminal work. This is noteworthy particularly so in Malaysia where law firms prefer to focus on either one or the other. This sets XK Law apart from the rest, particularly where a business may require advisory or litigation support in a legal matter/dispute that involves both civil and criminal law elements.
Xavier, Joachim, Co-Founding Partner
Offering a Comprehensive Range Of Services
In many cases, one has the option of bringing either a criminal action (through the enforcement authority) or a private civil action (through the civil court). As a law firm that is able to handle both, XK Law can and does assist clients in strategically deploying a legal strategy that encompasses both civil and criminal actions in order to attain the best possible outcome, which may even include penalties such as jail sentences for violators as well as damages that serve as compensation for the losses suffered by the client. An example of this is the enforcement of intellectual property rights where there has been an infringement by a third party.
“We regularly deal with government authorities. This has given us a needed edge in a market that is now highly regulated by the government. We don’t hesitate to question the authorities if it is in our client’s interest to do so. We understand that individuals/businesses need consistency and predictability so that they are able to effectively plan and execute their business strategies. A business cannot be expected to invest millions of dollars in the country without first understanding the policies, regulations, and standards that govern that business. We do our best to guide our clients through these hoops in the most timely and seamless manner possible”, highlights Xavier, Joachim, Co-Founding Partner at XK Law.
Furthermore, XL Law is one of the very few law firms that provides advisory and litigation services on Immigration law. Malaysia attracts a substantial amount of foreign direct investment and is home to numerous multinational corporations. Foreign nationals, both expatriates and blue-collar workers come to Malaysia to work in these corporations. Given the rigorous protocols and procedures that Malaysia imposes on foreigners working in Malaysia, these foreigners frequently encounter immigration problems, some resulting in severe personal penalties that can include imprisonment or deportation. XK Law is a specialist in such cases having handled hundreds of such cases from start to finish, including working to free foreigners from detention as quickly as possible and with minimal penalties.
XK Law also provides robust Dawn Raid Legal Support services. Businesses operating in Malaysia are subjected to a variety of rules, regulations, and processes. Malaysian authorities may from time to time enforce the law by raiding enterprises without notice. As a result, the client would require immediate legal assistance from a law firm that has experience in dealing with Malaysian authorities. XK Law makes it a point to respond to urgent calls by clients caught in such situations, recognizing that a client that is well advised during the unfolding of a dawn raid, stands a higher chance of successfully protecting its interest at a later stage of the investigation or court proceedings. XK Law also provides legal training for its clients who desire to train their legal departments or general staff. Training topics and contents are customized to meet the needs of the client.
XK Law understands its clients’ expectations & challenges from the get-go, & then chart the roadmap and strategy to crystallize & achieve it in the best possible way. If it matters to you, we will fight like it matters to us
It cannot be denied that the use of technology in business today has grown by leaps of bounds, particularly with the advent of increased computing power and datagathering capabilities. With this in mind, XK Law will be expanding its legal service portfolio to include two almost unheard-of areas of law, namely Artificial Intelligence Law and Metaverse Law. The focus would be to ensure that the law promotes and enables the responsible use of Metaverse and Artificial Intelligence as well as to assist clients that encounter commercial disputes arising from the disruptions caused by the increased use of Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse technologies in business dealings.
“As a firm, we believe in keeping honesty, respect, and competence at the core of everything. We strive to uphold these values and fight the matters of clients as our own”, concludes Kenneth Koh Zhong Wey, Founding & Managing Partner.
Kenneth Koh Zhong Wey began his professional life as a lawyer with Messrs Chooi & Company, one of Malaysia’s leading law firms. Following that, he became a Partner at Messrs Nadzarin Kuok Puthucheary & Tan until he established his own firm. His principal areas of practice are Corporate and Commercial Litigation, General Civil Litigation, Industrial Relations Litigation, Land Law Disputes, Tort, Public Interest Litigation, and Arbitration.
Xavier, Joachim, Co-Founding Partner
Xavier, Joachim began his legal career at Messrs Chooi & Company, one of Malaysia’s leading law firms, before venturing out to build his own practice. He handles both civil and criminal disputes and has successfully represented both local and foreign individuals and corporations.