“Interest” in related party transactions

Equity capital markets (ECM)

For related party transactions, public companies which are listed on Bursa Malaysia are required to do various disclosure and seek shareholders’ approval.

For those who have the experience of decoding the definition of “related party transaction” in the Listing Requirements, the term may seem like pieces of jigsaw puzzle to be put together.

Under the Main Market Listing Requirements (“MMLR”) and ACE Market Listing Requirements (“AMLR”), “related party transaction” means a transaction entered into by the listed issuer/corporation or its subsidiaries which involves the interest, direct or indirect, of a related party.

Most of the terms used within the definition of “related party transactions” can be found within the chapters of the MMLR and AMLR.

The term “interest”, however, is in the FAQ for Chapter 10 of the MMLR and AMLR. “Interest” includes directorships, shareholdings (direct or deemed), commissions or such other benefits received or derived from the transaction.





This post was first posted on Linkedin on 25 October 2021.

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