IEL Elite

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

Highly acclaimed boutique



Peter Ling & van Geyzel’s employment team is a go-to for several major multinational law firms when requiring assistance in Malaysia. Marcus van Geyzel leads the department from Kuala Lumpur.

The team’s clients include start-ups, multinationals, and listed corporations, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.


The department regularly acts for large employers on an ongoing basis, and is able to provide support across a wide range of issues. This regularly includes advice on contract reviews, outsourcing arrangements, compensation and benefits, work permits, disciplinary actions, data privacy, and flexible working arrangements.

The team is well placed to act on employment issues flowing from business-critical operations, from market exits to M&A operations. This was evidenced in its advice in 2021 to a global freight-forwarding company on its workforce restructuring and benefits realignment after an acquisition, impacting nearly 100 employees.

Van Geyzel also assisted a global technology company with a workforce restructuring involving more than 300 members of staff. The advice spanned employee transfers, mutual separations, and termination agreements.

Expertise extends to sensitive internal investigations relating to disciplinary issues and includes those that impact various jurisdictions.

Other areas of activity include health and safety, and issues involving high-level executives – including terminations and disputes.

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