Marcus van Geyzel

Malaysia

Peter Ling & van Geyzel
B-19-4, Tower B, Northpoint Office Suites
Mid Valley City, No. 1 Medan Syed Putra Utara
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: +603 2282 3080

Email: marcus@plvg.my
Web: www.plvg.my

Marcus has over 14 years of experience in employment and corporate matters, regularly advising clients across the Asia Pacific region. He is regularly referred work by law firms in other countries, including many of the major international law firms.

Marcus is an experienced advisor on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment-related legal issues, including advice, drafting, and negotiation in relation to —

  • hiring strategies and employee structuring;
  • employment contracts;
  • employee handbooks and policies;
  • handling of employee data under the Personal Data Protection Act;
  • performance appraisals and reviews;
  • disciplinary matters and internal investigations;
  • retrenchment exercises and redundancies;
  • employee issues in an asset/business sale;
  • dismissals and termination of employment;
  • mutual separation agreements; and
  • claims including constructive dismissals and unfair dismissals.

Marcus is committed to being not just a legal adviser, but also developing a relationship as a trusted business partner and enabler. This synthesis of a practical approach and sound legal advice has earned him the trust of his clients.

Marcus also writes about legal, business, and a variety of other issues. His articles have been published in prominent print and online media. He regularly writes about employment law issues at TheMalaysianLawyer.com. Marcus is the author of the book Law for Startups: What You Need to Know When Starting a Business.

Recent accolades and awards:
  • Recommended individually in three practice areas (Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, and Labour and employment) in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, and described as ‘professional’.
  • Recommended individually in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 as ‘easy to work with, sensible and commercial’.
  • Named as one of Asia’s 40 Under 40 lawyers in 2016 by Asian Legal Business.
  • Nominated as ‘Young Lawyer of the Year’ for the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2016.
  • Named in Prestige Malaysia’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’ in 2015.
  • Listed as one of Asia Law Portal’s 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2016.

We provide practical legal advice to enable our clients to fulfil their personal and business objectives.

We strongly believe in forming long term relationships with our clients. Our practice is built on a foundation that combines sound legal knowledge with a deep understanding of business, markets, and commercial realities. This enables us to provide the best possible legal advice and solutions.

Peter Ling & van Geyzel provides legal services in several key practice areas, including but not limited to: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Labour and Employment, and Real Estate.

In our short history, we have received numerous awards and accolades. Some recent highlights:

  • The ‘very responsive and knowledgeable’ team at PLVG was recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 in four practice areas — (1) Banking and finance; (2) Capital markets; (3) Corporate and M&A; and (4) Labour and employment, and is also described as ‘a responsive team that gives practical advice’.
  • The ‘excellent’ team at PLVG was recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 in four practice areas — (1) Banking and finance; (2) Capital markets; (3) Corporate and M&A; and (4) Labour and employment.
  • Listed as one of Asia’s best law firms for mergers and acquisitions in the Asian Legal Business M&A Rankings in 2016 and 2017.
  • Received the ‘Rising Law Firm of the Year’ award at the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2016.
 
“Peter Ling & van Geyzel has ‘a responsive team that gives practical advice’. Marcus van Geyzel heads the practice, which provides advisory services and receives regular referrals from a number of international law firms.”
The Legal 500, 2017