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Marcus van Geyzel

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

Location Kuala Lumpur

About Marcus

Marcus has 15 years of experience in Corporate and Employment matters, regularly advising clients across the Asia Pacific region. He is regularly referred work by many of the major international law firms.

He has advised on a variety of employment, corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, financing and investments, takeovers, and many other commercial transactions. His clientele ranges from startups to listed and multinational corporations.

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 and has authored a book "Law for Startups: What You Need to Know When Starting a Business."

Recent accolades and awards

  • Recommended individually in four practice areas (Banking and finance, Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, and Labour and employment) in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.
  • 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.

Years of experience


About their firm

Peter Ling & van Geyzel (PLVG) is a boutique law practice based in Kuala Lumpur. PLVG has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality, practical legal advice.

PLVG has won numerous awards in their short history, including ‘Rising Law Firm of the Year’ at the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2016, and has been recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions.