An initiative of Bar Council Malaysia
DATE 24-26 September 2014
VENUE The Royale Chulan,
Kuala Lumpur
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INTERNATIONAL
MALAYSIA LAW
CONFERENCE 2014

The International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”), a flagship event of the Malaysian Bar, will be held at The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, advantageously located within the nation’s corporate and cultural hub, from 24 to 26 September 2014. The conference, showcasing renowned international and Malaysian speakers, will set out to chart the future of Malaysia’s legal landscape.

Since the then-Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein launched the inaugural Malaysian Law Conference in 1971, the legal profession has witnessed significant and dynamic growth, with lawyers taking on greater relevance in business, finance and international relations.

The rebirth of the Malaysian Law Conference as the International Malaysia Law Conference in 2012 was a turning point in the history of the series as it established a new paradigm in the present era of increasing globalisation. The theme of IMLC 2014, “Reshaping the Legal Profession, Reforming the Law,” will address and highlight issues pertaining to the changing environment of legal practice, the need for reform and development of the law and many other issues in a frank and engaging setting.

The IMLC 2014 Organising Committee cordially invites you and your organisation to take part in the Malaysian Bar’s signature event for 2014. Our doors are now open for delegate registration and conference sponsorship.

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About KLRCA

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration ("KLRCA") is a non-profit, non-governmental, international arbitral institution that was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation ("AALCO"). It was the first centre of its kind to be established by AALCO in Asia.

KLRCA provides institutional support for domestic and international arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings in Asia. It is also the default appointing authority for adjudication in Malaysia and is responsible for training and setting the competency standard and criteria of adjudicators.

KLRCA also offers arbitration for disputes on Syariah-based contracts, mediation / conciliation, and domain name dispute services.

Please visit KLRCA’s website at www.klrca.org.my or email enquiry@klrca.org.my for more information.


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Programme


Speakers


TUN ARIFIN ZAKARIA

13th Chief Justice of Malaysia.

His Lordship brings with him a wide array of experience as he has served in various capacities in the law.

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Closing Remarks
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The Right Honourable Tun Arifin Zakaria joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service of Malaysia in September 1974. Prior to his elevation to the High Court Bench of Malaysia, His Lordship served in various capacities in the Government of Malaysia both in the Judicial Office and the Legal Department.

Among the positions he held were Magistrate, President of the Sessions Court, Senior Assistant Registrar of the High Court, Federal Counsel and Senior Federal Counsel, and Legal Advisor to the States of Malacca and Perak.

On 1 Mar 1992, His Lordship was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya, and two years after, as a High Court Judge of Malaya. In 2002, His Lordship was elevated to the Court of Appeal, and to the Federal Court in 2005.

His Lordship was appointed to the post of the Chief Judge of the High Court of Malaya effective 18 Oct 2008. His Lordship’s elevation as the Chief Justice was on 12 Sept 2011.

the right honourable lord walker of gestingthorpe

Retired Justice, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Lord Walker was made Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in October 2002, when he received a life peerage and the title of Baron Walker of Gestingthorpe.

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Lifting the Corporate Veil:
Maxim, Mystery or Myth?
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The topic of lifting (or piercing) the corporate veil is a vivid and much-used, but probably misleading, description of situations in which the law looks behind the separate corporate personality to see, to a greater or lesser extent, what is or has been going on behind it. It is an issue that arises in many varied contexts and jurisdictions. This session will explore recent cases in the United Kingdom and other jurisdictons that address this issue.

Ambiga Sreenevasan

Partner, Sreenevasan

Ambiga Sreenevasan served as President of the Malaysian Bar from 2007 to 2009 and was a former Co-chairperson of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (“BERSIH”). She is a recipient of the United States Secretary of State Award for International Women of Courage 2009. In 2011, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from her alma mater, the University of Exeter.

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Hard Talk : Human Right and the Public Interest
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Ambiga Sreenevasan returns to moderate a “Hard Talk” session on human rights and the public interest. Come see her “cross-examine” a panel of distinguished speakers who will weigh in on the domestic and international record and reputation of Malaysia’s human rights practice.

desmond browne qc

Barrister, 5RB, Gray's Inn

Desmond Browne is a leading Queen’s Counsel in media law. He has been involved in the most important cases affecting the media over the past three decades.
Among his list of clients are Elton John, Victoria Beckham, The Times Newspapers, Mirror Newspapers, and the Associated Newspapers. In January 2015, he will take up the role of Treasurer of Gray’s Inn

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Defamation Laws: Time for Reform?
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A comprehensive study to evaluate the current laws in Malaysia relating to libel and slander will be presented during the session. The study also proposes reform that would reflect the changes and developments in social media and other modes of dissemination of information. In addition, the session will address developments in other jurisdictions, and recommend which of these would be similarly applicable and effective in our legal system.

the honourable chief justice geoffrey ma, gbm

Chief Justice, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

Mr Justice Geoffrey Ma was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1980 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993. He joined the Judiciary as a Judge of the Court of First Instance in 2001, and was then appointed as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal in 2002, Chief Judge of the High Court in 2003, and finally as Chief Justice in 2010. He was made an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn in 2004.

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Keynote Address
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The IMLC 2014 Organising Committee is delighted that the Honourable Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, Geoffrey Ma, GBM, has graciously agreed to deliver the Keynote Address at the IMLC 2014.

An engaging and passionate speaker on major issues facing the Judiciary and the legal profession, Chief Justice Ma undoubtedly adds prestige to the IMLC 2014.

Mr Justice Ma has wide legal experience in various areas of civil law. His main areas of practice prior to joining the Judiciary were arbitration, commercial (including shipping, admiralty, banking and insurance), company, building, administrative and constitutional law.

yang amat mulia tunku zain al-‘abidin ibni tuanku muhriz

Tunku ‘Abidin developed the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs. He also authored a book for the Installation of the Ruler of Negeri Sembilan and led a project to revitalise the State Anthem. He is a trustee of Yayasan Chow Kit, Yayasan Munarah and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation; a member of numerous academic and policy committees; an advisor and patron to several cultural organisations; and an honorary major in the Malaysian Territorial Army.

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3rd Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture
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The IMLC 2014 Organising Committee is honoured to have Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz deliver the 3rd Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture.

Widely regarded as an accomplished and captivating speaker, Tunku ‘Abidin articulates passionately and intelligently the values that all Malaysians ought to strive to achieve, and how this nation must remember its rich history as it moves forward.

Tunku ‘Abidin was educated at the Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School, Marlborough College, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. After completing his MSc in Comparative Politics, he worked in the UK Houses of Parliament, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the KRA Group and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

He is the founding President of IDEAS, Malaysia’s first think-tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public policy challenges.

Dato’ mohammad faiz azmi

Chairman, Malaysian Accounting Standards Board

Member, Chairman’s Advisory Committee of the Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group
Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia

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The International Financial Reporting Standards — Impact on Legal Advice
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The International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS") is the de facto world standard for accounting standards, and has been adopted and enforced by law in many jurisdictions around the world, including Asia. It is also an important framework used in deriving company financial results and determines how merger and acquisition (“M&A") transactions involving corporate entities are structured. This talk will explore the recent history of the IFRS, the key concepts underlying the accounting standards, and what to expect next based on the International Accounting Standards Board’s future agenda. The speaker will also address the common accounting and financial issues that lawyers encounter and have to take into account when advising clients on corporate transactions, with a specific focus on the application of the IFRS and its impact on the provision of legal advice.

abu hassan alshari yahaya

Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

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Reporting Obligations of Legal Advisers under the Provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001
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The Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 imposes on lawyers the obligation to promptly report transactions where the identity of the person, the transaction, or any circumstances gives rise to a reason to suspect that the transaction involves proceeds of an unlawful activity. The High Court is also empowered to order an advocate and solicitor to disclose information available to him/her in relation to any transaction or dealings relating to any property liable to seizure under the legislation.

Abu Hassan Alshari Yahaya will address the specific legislative provisions, and work undertaken by the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department within Bank Negara Malaysia to curb money laundering and other illegal monetary transactions.

dr azmi sharom

Associate Professor, University of Malaya
Author, newspaper columnist, blogger

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The Federal Constitution of Malaysia after 50 Years - What the Future Holds
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The Federal Constitution of Malaysia reached its half-century mark last year. Fifty years on, have the Courts in their decisions stayed true to their oath to “preserve, protect and defend its Constitution” and commitment to the rule of law? Moving forward, what do we have in store for Malaysia? Will we observe a continuing decline, particularly in the protection of fundamental liberties as enshrined in the Constitution, or are there signs of better and more progressive things to come?

dr cyrus das

Partner, Shook Lin & Bok

Dr Cyrus Das served as President of the Malaysian Bar from 1997 to 1999. Among others, he is the Life President of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association; a member of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board; a member of the Advisory Panel for the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya; and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an author of several books on administrative and judicial justice and accountability.

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The Federal Constitution of Malaysia after 50 Years — What the Future Holds
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The Federal Constitution of Malaysia reached its half-century mark last year. Fifty years on, have the Courts in their decisions stayed true to their oath to “preserve, protect and defend its Constitution” and commitment to the rule of law? Moving forward, what do we have in store for Malaysia? Will we observe a continuing decline, particularly in the protection of fundamental liberties as enshrined in the Constitution, or are there signs of better and more progressive things to come?

tommy thomas

Partner, Tommy Thomas

Tommy Thomas is a barrister of more than 35 years’ experience. He was a Director of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance and Senior Consultant to the United Nations Development Plan ("UNDP") Corporate Governance Initiative for Asian countries affected by the economic crisis of 1997. He contributes regularly as a speaker in the fora on politics, history, and economics.

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The Federal Constitution of Malaysia after 50 Years — What the Future Holds
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The Federal Constitution of Malaysia reached its half-century mark last year. Fifty years on, have the Courts in their decisions stayed true to their oath to “preserve, protect and defend its Constitution” and commitment to the rule of law? Moving forward, what do we have in store for Malaysia? Will we observe a continuing decline, particularly in the protection of fundamental liberties as enshrined in the Constitution, or are there signs of better and more progressive things to come?

eason rajah qc

Barrister, Ten Old Square Chambers, UK

Eason Rajah QC was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1991. His practice is chancery litigation and advisory work in the UK and offshore. This includes domestic, offshore and cross-border trust and will disputes, related tax and professional negligence issues, drafting, structuring and advising in matters of trusts, succession planning, tax, and related areas.

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Wealth Protection and Preservation
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The creation of wealth itself, especially new wealth, gives rise to many legal issues relating to trust, succession, matrimonial disputes, family company disputes and government intervention. As the Asia-Pacific region continues to develop and generate new wealth rapidly, these issues assume greater importance.

Eason Rajah QC will address these matters, as well as cultural, Syariah and cross-border considerations.

johari razak

Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co

Johari Razak was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1976, and to the Malaysian Bar in 1977. Among his practice areas are compettion law; compliance; audit, investigations and dawn raids; dispute resolution; regulatory advice and enforcement; and interaction between competition law and tax law.

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Corporate Exercises vs Consumer Protection Laws — Running the Gauntlet
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With increased globalisation comes the need to introduce level playing fields for consumer and enterprise alike. The last few years have seen an increase in consumer protection laws aimed at protecting the public against the onslaught of enterprises seeking to maximise profitability. This session will look at the tensions between the rights of individuals and those of enterprises in the context of the Competition Act 2010 and PDPA; whether these are managed sufficiently by legislative provisions; and the pitfalls to avoid in the conduct of commercial activity. It will also discuss in the context of corporate margers and acquisitions, the potential minefield for due dilligence exercises in an increasingly regulated environment. This session will be led by Shearn Delamore & Co.

adlin abdul majid

Partner Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Adlin Abdul Majid heads her firm’s regulatory and compliance team, and works with both multinational and local companies on compliance programmes for their business operations, with focus on the Competition Act 2010 and the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.

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Embracing the Age of Personal Data Protection
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Now that the dust has settled and the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 ("PDPA") is fully in force, the Malaysian data protection scene is slowly shaping up to join the global data protection movement. With companies actively seeking to understand the importance of PDPA compliance, a discussion on issues and experiences with the PDPA is timely. In this session, seasoned data protection practitioners will tackle issues from both pre- and post-compliance viewpoints. The speakers will deal with not just the intricacies of compliance per se, but also the handling of complaints, the wide powers of the Personal Data Protection Commissioner, and a global analysis of enforcement regimes. This session will le led by Lee Hishammudin Allen & Gledhill.

THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE SUSAN KIEFEL AC

Judge, High Court of Australia

A serving Justice of the High Court of Australia since 2007, Justice Susan Kiefel was formerly a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island and of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Before her appointment in 1993 as a judge, Justice Kiefel practised as a barrister and was the first woman to become a Queen’s Counsel in Queensland.

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Liability of Barristers for Negligence — England and Australia
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The Courts of Australia and of England have diverged on the question of whether barristers should be immune from an action in negligence brought by a client. This session will trace the development of the law in England and compare the justifications for the abolition of the immunity in England and its retention in Australia. It will discuss the extent of the immunity recognised by Australian law and the standard by which negligence on the part of lawyers is assessed in England and Australia.

THE HONOURABLE DATUK NALLINI PATHMANATHAN, PMW

Judge, High Court of Kuala Lumpur

The Honourable Datuk Nallini Pathmanathan was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2007, and was subsequently elevated to the High Court of Kuala Lumpur in 2009. She brings with her extensive experience in complex trials in securities, tort, contract, medico-legal and probate. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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The Company Liquidator — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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This session will explore company liquidation in Malaysia from a practical perspective and with a particular emphasis on the duties and liabilities of liquidators, including the principles governing their removal. It will also examine the problems faced by creditors, contributories and liquidators in the process as well as potential areas of reform. Gopal Sreenevasan from Sreenevasan Young will chair this session.

RABINDRA S NATHAN

Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co

Rabindra S Nathan heads the Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws practice in the firm. His areas of practice include banking and insolvency litigation, swaps and derivatives litigation, and international commercial arbitration. He is, among others, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the London Court of International Arbitration.

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The Company Liquidator — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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This session will explore company liquidation in Malaysia from a practical perspective and with a particular emphasis on the duties and liabilities of liquidators, including the principles governing their removal. It will also examine the problems faced by creditors, contributories and liquidators in the process as well as potential areas of reform. Gopal Sreenevasan from Sreenevasan Young will chair this session.

JAL OTHMAN

Partner, Shook Lin & Bok

Jal Othman has over 20 years’ experience in corporate commercial practice and banking, and finance practice. He currently heads the Islamic Finance practice in his firm and is also deputy head of the conventional finance practice. Jal Othman is an adjunct professor with the International Islamic University, and sits on the Senate of the INCEIF University and the Perdana University.

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NICHOLAS EDMONDES

Partner, Trowers & Hamlins (International Department)

Nicholas Edmondes has wide experience in, among others, project development and finance, privatisation, corporate structuring and inward investment into the UK and Europe. He is co-head of his firm’s Islamic Finance Group and is client partner for several Islamic financial institutions.

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TONY WILLIAMS

Partner, Trowers & Hamlins (International Department)

With more than 30 years of experience in the legal profession, Tony Williams has worked for a range of international and domestic firms worldwide. Before joining Jomati Consultants, he was worldwide Managing Partner of Andersen Legal, and Head of its UK practice. Prior to joining Andersen Legal, he was Managing Partner of the world’s largest law firm, Clifford Chance.

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Global Trends Disrupting and Driving the Legal Profession in the Next Five Years
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This session will address the prevailing disruptors to the conventional law firm model and the global trends that will drive the legal profession in the years to come.

Tony Williams has more than 30 years of experience in the legal profession, occupying senior management positions as well as direct client handling and fee earning. As Principal of Jomati Consultants, Tony has worked for a range of international and domestic firms in the UK, US and Continental Europe, Asia and Australia. He is actively involved in firms’ strategic expansion including mergers, new offices, alliances and team hires. He also assists firms on reorganisations, profitability analysis and client strategies.

COLIN McCAUL QC

Queen’s Counsel, Thirty Nine Essex Street

Colin McCaul QC represents both organisations and individuals across all areas of tort law. He is also a respected negotiator, and practises extensively in the areas of professional liability, clinical negligence, health and safety, and personal injury. His clients are from a diverse range of sectors, including Formula 1, engineering, shipping, construction, health, tourism, hospitality, manufacture, energy and telecommunications.

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Environmental Law: Private Law Remedies and the Role of Government in Enhancing Environmental Protection and Management
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This session will address the increasing need for diligence and legal recourse by private individuals in relation to environmental issues, and also the role of government in relation to environmental protection and management. It will also highlight and examine the latest developments in private law remedies in the UK. Moreover, it will explore the role of the government and the need for proactive and constructive legislative initiatives and reform to ensure proper protection and management of environmental issues in Malaysia.

This session will feature Colin McCaul QC and YB Elizabeth Wong, Executive Councillor for Tourism, Environment and Consumer Affairs in the Selangor State Government.

MOHAMED NASRI SALLEHUDDIN

Director of Legal and Head of Division, Corporate Support and Services, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Mohamed Nasri Sallehuddin was called to the degree of an Utter Barrister by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 1995 and admitted to the High Court of Malaya in 1996. Prior to joining Khazanah in 2009, he was a partner with a law firm in Malaysia, advising clients on corporate law and the legal aspects of corporate restructuring. In 2014, he was named In-House Lawyer of the Year at the inaugural Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards.

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The Challenges Facing General Counsel in Cross-Border Regulatory Compliance
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General and in-house counsel face a progressively challenging landscape with increased regulation and monitoring by government bodies and agencies in the many jurisdictions that multinational companies operate in. Companies are also facing greater scrutiny of their practices with the heightened regulatory emphasis on the curbing and prevention of corrupt practices and bribery, market information disclosure and data protection across jurisdictions.

This session will discuss the role of general counsel and the challenges faced in relation to cross-border regulatory compliance. It will also deal with the role of external counsel in facilitating compliance across the various jurisdictions.

RAJ KULASINGAM

Senior Counsel, Dentons UK

Raj Kulasingam specialises in infrastructure and utility projects in power, transport (road and rail), water, waste, and oil and gas sectors. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing legal and strategic advice in various areas, including corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and oil and gas. He has extensive experience in Africa, which includes advising on power, oil and gas, rail, road, public-private partnerships and private equity transactions in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Mozambique.

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The Challenges Facing General Counsel in Cross-Border Regulatory Compliance
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General and in-house counsel face a progressively challenging landscape with increased regulation and monitoring by government bodies and agencies in the many jurisdictions that multinational companies operate in. Companies are also facing greater scrutiny of their practices with the heightened regulatory emphasis on the curbing and prevention of corrupt practices and bribery, market information disclosure and data protection across jurisdictions.

This session will discuss the role of general counsel and the challenges faced in relation to cross-border regulatory compliance. It will also deal with the role of external counsel in facilitating compliance across the various jurisdictions.

EDWIN GLASGOW CBE, QC

Queen’s Counsel, Thirty Nine Essex Street

With more than 40 years of legal experience, Edwin Glasgow QC has served as a judge on several prestigious panels and lectured on law and advocacy around the world. He is the Chairman of the International Advocacy Training Council and a member of the International Committee of the Advocacy Training Council, England and Wales.

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Arbitration: Interim Relief or Long-Term Pain?
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This session will address the considerations when choosing between the courtroom and arbitration in seeking interim relief, and judicial attitudes and trends in dealing with urgent interim relief applications in aid of arbitration. It will examine the effectiveness of an arbitral award in respect of interim relief. This session will also consider other forms of interim applications, such as discovery applications and the test to be applied in this regard. The panellists will deal with the interplay between company law rights and arbitration law principles.

JUSTICE MARY LIM

Judge, High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Justice Mary Lim read law at the University of Leeds, UK and graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree. She was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn as a barrister-at-law. She also obtained an LLM degree in law at the University of Western Australia.

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Arbitration: Litigating Arbitral Disputes — Challenging and Defending Arbitral Awards
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This session will deal with applications to court to challenge arbitral awards. It will specifically address challenges in terms of questions of law, and will discuss the limits and boundaries of such challenges. In addition, this session will look at issues pertaining to the enforcement and setting aside of the arbitral awards.

DR GAVAN GRIFFITH AO, QC

Senior Counsel, Melbourne TEC Chambers

Formerly the Solicitor-General of Australia, Dr Gavan Griffith QC’s professional record includes chairing tribunals administered by institutional rules, such as by the ICC, LCIA, KLRCA, HKIAC and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He has experience as counsel in regional issues and has given expert evidence to the ASEAN treaty. Dr Griffith has been a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators for 20 years, and is a Chartered Arbitrator.

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Arbitration: Litigating Arbitral Disputes — Challenging and Defending Arbitral Awards
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This session will deal with applications to court to challenge arbitral awards. It will specifically address challenges in terms of questions of law, and will discuss the limits and boundaries of such challenges. In addition, this session will look at issues pertaining to the enforcement and setting aside of the arbitral awards.

PRASHANT KUMAR

President-Elect of LAWASIA

A policy economist-turned-lawyer, Prashant Kumar specialises in constitutional, commercial and civil matters, arbitration, intellectual property and information technology law, apart from infrastructure, power, public-private partnership and anti-dumping matters. He heads KPA Legal, a boutique law firm based in New Delhi. A Life Member of the Bar Association of India and the Supreme Court Bar Association, Prashant Kumar has held various positions in the Bar Association of India.

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Arbitration: Litigating Arbitral Disputes — Challenging and Defending Arbitral Awards
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This session will deal with applications to court to challenge arbitral awards. It will specifically address challenges in terms of questions of law, and will discuss the limits and boundaries of such challenges. In addition, this session will look at issues pertaining to the enforcement and setting aside of the arbitral awards.

For matters on speakers, please contact: Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna | +603-2050 2090 | sumitha@malaysianbar.org.my
GALLERY
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THE ROYALE CHULAN KUALA LUMPUR

The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur is the jewel of the Royale Bintang Group of Hotels and Resorts. It is a five-star hotel that "fuses Malay architecture, traditional hospitality, and contemporary luxuries", featuring high-pitched tile roofing, an expansive courtyard, and rich heritage motifs. Within its refined façade are a philosophy and people that present you elaborate service, facilities, and award-winning culinary delicacies. Its unassuming grandeur commands the view of Jalan Conlay in the heart of KL’s central business district, Bukit Bintang. It is only a two-minute walk from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and a three-minute drive to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, and the KL Convention Centre.

The Royale Chulan is the winner of the prestigious Travelers' Choice Award 2013 for the Luxury category on TripAdvisor.com for reasons that you would be delighted to find out first-hand.

Click here for more information.

ABOUT KUALA LUMPUR

Fondly referred to by its acronym, KL, Malaysia’s federal capital is a home of abundant historical, natural, cultural, culinary, and economic heritage. KL began as a small mining settlement in the 1850s, that witnessed a drawn-out struggle for power between two clans and saw the rise of its first leader – KL’s third kapitan (headman), Yap Ah Loy, who built the foundation of progress that the city thrives on today. It is a major economic hub in Southeast Asia, honoured host to international sporting, industrial, and artistic events, and a trove of both simple and refined pleasures nestled among the iconic skyscrapers of the KL skyline.

Whether you choose to run or ride, take a stroll or hike, you will chance upon pockets of treasures that touch you by sight, sound, scent, and appetite.

Get to know KL with these links:

www.tourism.gov.my/en/id/web-page/places/states-of-malaysia/kuala-lumpur
www.lonelyplanet.com/malaysia/kuala-lumpur
www.timeoutkl.com
GETTING THERE

You could either purchase taxi service vouchers from licensed companies at KLIA or use metered taxis. The journey takes about 45 minutes. Please insist on using the meter and demand for a receipt as taxi drivers tend to overcharge visitors.

Phone booking:

Public Cab +603 6259 2020
Sunlight Taxi 1300-800-222
Blue Cab +603 8948 2193 (local hotline)
+6018 230 7716 (international hotline)

The KLIA Express takes you from the airport to the KL Sentral Station in 28 minutes. KLIA Express trains depart every 15 minutes at peak hours, and every 20 minutes at off-peak hours, and run from 5:00 am to 1:00 am daily.

From KL Sentral Station, you may take a taxi to the hotel. The Monorail from KL Sentral takes you to the Raja Chulan Station, which is a ten-minute walk from the Royale Chulan.

For route maps and more detailed information, go to http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/routes

The bus is another way to move around and advisable only if you have time to spare, as both human and road traffic can delay you. Information on bus routes is available over here: http://www.myrapid.com.my/bus/map

The Hop-on Hop-off bus makes for a leisurely tour of KL. It is equipped with a multilingual commentary and is disabled-friendly.

For more information, go to http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/

ACCOMMODATION

Important Notes:

Delegates shall deal with their hotel of choice directly for all matters of reservation, cancellation, payment, etc.
Please check the hotel and the room types on the respective websites of the hotels before making a reservation.
Reservation will be taken on “first-come, first-served” basis with reference to the time of submission of forms to the respective hotels.
Requests for any particular room type, extra bed and other requests shall be addressed to the respective hotel and are subject to availability of the respective hotel and the terms and conditions imposed by the relevant hotel.
Credit card details are required by hotels to secure your reservation.
Confirmation of reservation will be communicated to you directly by the relevant hotels.
Upon confirmation of reservation, all enquiries, corrections, changes or cancellation of room reservation shall be addressed to the respective hotel directly and, are subjected to the terms and conditions imposed by the relevant hotel.

THE ROYALE CHULAN
KUALA LUMPUR
(OFFICIAL HOTEL)
5 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
www.theroyalechulan.com

Rooms
Superior for one
Superior for two
Deluxe for one
Deluxe for two
Room Rates
RM360 nett
RM390 nett
RM390 nett
RM420 nett

Click here to download the reservation form.

PICCOLO HOTEL
101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
www.piccolohotel.com.my

Rooms
Superior Queen
Deluxe King/Twin
Executive King
Room Rates
RM243.60 nett
RM266.80 nett
RM 324.80 nett

Tel: +603-2146 5000
Fax: +603-2146 5001
Email: reservation@piccolohotel.com.my
TUNE HOTEL DOWNTOWN KL
316 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
50100 Kuala Lumpur
www.tunehotels.com

Rooms
Double
Twin
Room Rates
RM98 nett
RM103 nett

Tel : 1300 88 TUNE (8863) / +603 7962 5888
Twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/thconcierge
For assistance, please contact:
Suriati Dalilan
+603-2050 2121
Joe Chin
+603-2050 2107
Nishta Jiwa
+603-2050 2037