Author: Seow Hock Peng
There are numerous articles and books written about Real Estate Investment Trusts, commonly known as REITs. Most investors, understandably, will be interested in literature and materials that can equip them with such financial and investment knowledge. However, it is equally important for investors to learn and understand about legal and regulatory requirements on REITs.
The Law on REITs in Malaysia provides a clear explanation on the regulatory framework governing REITs and the relevant procedural applications. Readers of this book will have a broad overview on the law of REITs in Malaysia. The book discusses, among others, the structure of a REIT and examines the requirement of a trust deed. It also covers the role of various stakeholders in the REIT structure, namely the Management Company, Trustee and Unit Holders; and liability for misleading prospectus. The book also touches on Islamic REITs, taxation on REITs, public listing of REITs, etc.
This book will be useful for investors to know their rights and protections available under the law. The book will equally be useful to Management Companies and Trust Companies to further understand their respective roles, duties and liabilities.
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