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Friday, 15 July 2016

KLBC Activities Report for May and June 2016

4 May 2016
PDC Seminar on Understanding Annual Reports And Its Financial Statements
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 4 May 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 41 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, "Introductory on its importance", "Accounting jargons made understandable for lawyers", "What are the components of Annual Report?", "What are these: ledger accounts, journal entries, double-entries, T-accounts?", "Why this term “Trial Balance”?", "Why this term “Balance Sheet”?", "What are the salient features of a Balance Sheet?", "What are and the types of Assets?", "What are and the types of Liabilities?", and "Are Balance Sheet’s liabilities an indication of “not good” financial position and/or poor financial management”.


6 May 2016
Courtesy Call and Meeting between the KLBC Civil Practice Committee (“CvPC”) and the Kuala Lumpur Court’s Administrators 
The Meeting was held at the Kuala Lumpur Courts and was attended by the Kuala Lumpur Courts’ Director, Supervising Judges as well Registrars in charge of the various Divisions. KLBC was represented by its Chairman Ravin Singh, Chairperson of the CvPC Harleen Kaur, and Chairperson of the Sports Committee Alwin Rajasurya. Summary of the issues discussed had been circulated to members via e-blast on 1 June 2016 and may be accessed here.

11 May 2016
YLC Seminar on An Introduction To Aviation LA: Carrier Duties Under Contract And Tort
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Mohd Azinuddin Abd Karim on 11 May 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 19 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Introduction to Aviation Law in Malaysia and the relevant legal framework."; "Contractual obligations under the Civil Aviation Act 1969, the Civil Aviation Regulations 1996 and the Civil Aviation Conventions."; "Liabilities of the carrier under tort"; and "Case review".


12 May 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for May was held on 12 May 2016. The session, attended by 103 pupils, was led by Ravin Singh. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


17 May 2016
PDC Workshop on Basic Conveyancing and Banking Practices
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this workshop was presented by Santha Menon and Kenneth Wong Poh Lim on 17 May 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 24 participants. The workshop covered key points relating to Sale and Purchase Agreements and Housing Loan Documentation including - "General Land Laws in Malaysia"; "Process Flow of a Sale and Purchase Agreement"; "Sub-sales transactions"; and "Process Flow of Housing Loan Documentation".



25 May 2016
YLC Seminar on An Introduction to Family Law
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Choo Dei Wei on 25 May 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 27 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "An overview of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 and the Rules thereunder"; "Divorce – Single or Mutual?"; "Reasons for Divorce – Where is the Love?"; "Matrimonial Property – I Want HALF"; "Maintenance of Spouse – Show Me the Money"; and "Protection of Children – Daddy & Mummy, Please don’t Leave".


27 May 2016
PDC Seminar on Voluntary Disclosure Options for Tax Evaders/Backlogs
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Renganathan on 27 May 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 16 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Objectives Voluntary Disclosure Programme"; "Offences and Penalties"; "Payment System"; "Voluntary Disclosure Process – penalty waiver/reduction from March to December 15th of 2016"; and "Rights and Responsibilities of a Taxpayer and Tax Agent".


27 May 2016
Pupils’ Night Out
The Pupils' Night Out which was held on 27 May 2016 at Bilique, Bangsar was a success with a crowd of over 60 people, comprising pupils and members of the Bar, coming early and staying past midnight. The objective of the event was to allow young members of the legal fraternity to come together, forge good relationships, and meet and greet practising lawyers who were more than willing to share their experiences. It was the first event of the term of the KLBC Pupils Committee 2016/17.


28 May 2016
4th KL Bar Futsal Competition 2016
Organised by the KLBC Sports Committee, the 4th KL Bar Futsal Competition 2016 was held at SAMBA DE FUTSAL, Petaling Jaya on 28 May 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. A total of 20 teams participated in the event and the winners were: Men’s Category – Victorious Secret 2 (Champion); Bola Senza (1st Runner-up); ZMM Club (2nd Runner-up). Men’s (Plate) – Victorious Secret 1 (Winner); Johore Bar A (Runner-up). Women’s Category – Foxes (Champion); Naqiz & Partners (Runner-up). Men’s Best Player - Ahmad Syafiq bin Ahmad Rujhan @ Ahmad Rajuhan (Victorious Secret 2). Men’s Best Goalkeeper - Tan Choon Keet (Victorious Secret 1). Women’s Best Player - Hanna Ameera binti Mohd Rosni (Foxes).


31 May 2016
CCPC 1-Day Workshop on Acting for Bank Financing Purchase from Developer
Organised by the KLBC Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee (CCPC), this workshop was presented by Lee Peck Ha, Nahzatul Ain and Donny Kwa on 31 May 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 19 participants. The scope of the workshop was as follows: “Variations in Sub-Sale – SPAs”; “Banking Documents (Islamic Banking & Government Loans)”; and “Risk Management, Rules of Bar Council and Aftermath Advice”.


3 June 2016
PDC Seminar on Admiralty Law and Practice in Malaysia
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Jeremy M Joseph on 3 June 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 69 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Introduction to Admiralty Jurisdiction"; "Action In Rem and Action In Personam"; "Ship Arrest as an effective Remedy"; "Security and Release"; "Preventing an Arrest and Wrongful Arrest"; "Maintenance of a Vessel and dealing with problems"; "Powers of the Sheriff and common issues that arise during an arrest"; "Judicial Sale of the Vessel and Priorities of Maritime Claims"; "Enforcing Liens in effective ways"; "Use of Injunctions and various interlocutory applications in admiralty disputes"; "Limitation of Liability"; "Stay of Proceedings and Maritime Arbitration"; "Tips and effective strategies for the Practitioner"; and "Using the Admiralty Court and the Practice Directions".


9 June 2016
Civil Litigation Workshop for Pupils
The KLBC Pupils Committee organised a Civil Litigation Workshop specifically for pupils on 9 June 2016. Presented by Colin Andrew Pereira and Sanjeev Kumar Rasiah, the workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, “Opinion writing exercise”; “Drafting of pleadings exercise”; and “Presenting a case in court”. 45 pupils attended the workshop.



17 June 2016
PDC Seminar on Medical Law
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Karthi Kanthabalan on 17 June 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 56 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Medical Law: A Wide Reach"; "Medical Litigation: Limitation Periods, Procedural Issues (including Capacity of Parties and Naming of Parties), Jurisdiction of the Various Courts, Causes of Action, and Relief; Taking Instructions, Access to Medical Records, Identifying and Preparing Instructions to Experts, Medical Examinations, Experts' Reports, Experts' Fees, and Preparation of Cause Papers; and Using Medical Literature and Aids to the Giving of Expert Evidence, Presentation of Lay and Expert Evidence, and Preparing Arguments"; "Legal Questions affecting Medical Negligence, including regarding the Standard of Care, Causation of Damage, Assessment of Damages, and Costs"; and "Some Types of Litigation with a Medical Content, including Disciplinary Proceedings, Judicial Review, Criminal Cases, and Employment Disputes".


21 June 2016
PDC Seminar on The Companies Bill 2015 Vis-À-Vis Malaysian Companies Law (Part 1)
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung on 21 June 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 109 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Introduction"; "Wholly new provisions"; "Modification of existing provisions"; "Retention of existing provisions"; and "Some further aspects for reform".


23 June 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for June was held on 23 June 2016. The session, attended by 78 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


25 June 2016
Buka Puasa with Rohingya and Myanmar Muslim Refugees
In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadhan, the KLBC together with the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) jointly organised a Buka Puasa event with 250 Rohingya and Myanmar Muslim refugees at : MyWelfare Centre (Malaysian Humanitarian and Welfare Organisation), 14, Jalan 4, Selayang Baru, (Pasar Borong Selayang Lama), 68100 Batu Caves. We managed to raise RM9910 for Rainbow of Love Informal School for Refugee Children run by MyWelfare.

28 June 2016
YLC Charity Gala Audition @ Bilique Bar & Lounge
The Young Lawyers Committee (YLC) organised an Audition at Bilique Bar & Lounge on 28 June 2016 for the Charity Gala which will be held on 5 August 2016 at Glasshouse @ Seputeh.


Monday, 23 May 2016

KLBC Activities Report for April 2016

1 April 2016
PDC Seminar on Bankruptcy: Law and Practice
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lua Ai Siew on 1 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 64 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Commencing Bankruptcy Proceedings - S 6(3) Of Limitation Act 1953 Vs. ROC 46 Rule 2(1)(A). Dr Shamsul Bahar Bin Abdul Kadir Vs RHB Bank Berhad [2015]4 MLJ 1 (FC)"; "Bankruptcy Notice (BN), Setting Aside BN – BR Rules 95, 18"; "Presenting A Creditor's Petition (CP) - Position Of Secured Creditor; Presenting A Petition On Behalf Of A Corporation; Show Cause By The Debtor Under Rule 117.  Power Of The Court To Enter Receiving Order (RO) And Adjudication Order (AO), Stay Or Dismiss CP.  Test Applicable In An Application To Stay Bankruptcy Proceedings"; "Effect Of RO - S 8 BA And Section 349 NLC. Rights Of A Secured Creditor After RO.   Second Bankruptcy – S 49"; "Effect Of AO - Ss 24(4) And 48 Of BA And Its Effect On Antecedent Transactions – Ss 50 – 54 BA"; "Payments – Effect Of Payments After (I) Filing Of BN; (Ii) Filing Of CP And (Iii) ROAO"; "Disabilities Of A Bankrupt - Ss. 36, 37 And 38 Of BA"; "Proof Of Debts - S 42 And Schedule C.  MBB V Boau Yoon Fut [2015] 2 MLJ 353(CA); HLBB V Sheikh Ahmad Marzuki Bin Sheikh Yusof [2015] 2 MLJ 12 (CA)"; "First Creditors Meeting And Public Examination"; "Annulment Of AO And Rescission Of RO – Ss 14 And 105 BA & Rule155"; "Discharge Of Bankrupt - By The Court (S 33) And By The DGI (S 33A).  Factors To Be Considered And Challenging The Decisions"; and "Miscellaneous - Application Of Rules Of Courts 2012 And Effect Of Adjudication By The Court In The Republic Of Singapore."


5 and 6 April 2016
CCPC 2-Day Practical Workshop on the Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the KLBC Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee (CCPC), this workshop was presented by Lee Peck Ha (Team Leader), R Yogeswari, Dennis Teoh, Susan Joseph, Nahzatul Ain binti Mohd Khalid, Chong Wai Kuan, Sarah binti Kambali, Daphne Lew Chah Yee and Ow Hui Ching on 5 and 6 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 24 participants. The scope of the workshop was as follows: "Are Options Really Crucial And Necessary? Why?"; "Why Do Some Transactions End Up In The Trash?"; "What Should You Look Out For When Transacting For Your Clients?"; "How Is It That Despite The 'Standard' Terms And Conditions In SPAs, Conveyancers Can Still Disagree On Certain Issues?"; "When Does A Conflict Of Interest Arise For You To Worry About?"; and "How Do You Safeguard Yourself Against A Complaint Being Lodged Against You In A Conveyance?".



7 April 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for April was held on 7 April 2016. The session, attended by 84 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


8 April 2016
PDC Seminar on Real Property Gains Tax
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by N. Rajagopal and K.Kanthaiah on 8 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 33 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Background Of RPGT"; "Land Speculation Act 1974"; "Tax On Capital Gains"; "Scope Of Charge"; "Chargeable Person"; "Corporate Bodies, Partnerships, Individuals, Rulers, Executors, Trustees Hindu Joint Families And Incapacitated Persons"; "Meaning Of “Real Property”"; "Basis Of “Year Of Assessment”"; "Examples Of Disposals"; "Rates Of Tax Applicable"; "Recent Developments"; "Meaning Of The Terms “Disposal” And “Acquisition”"; "Date Of A Disposal And Date Of An Acquisition"; "Date Of Completion Of The Disposal"; "Computation Of RPGT"; "Computation Of Disposal Price"; "Computation Of Acquisition Price"; "Exemption For Residential Home - Section 8"; "Election To Be Done. Properties Which Qualify For The Exemption?"; "Duties Of An Acquirer / Duties Of A Disposer"; "Treatment Of Losses"; "When Can Losses Be Carried Forward"; "Situations Of No Gain No Loss / Situations Where The Disposal Price Is Equal To The Acquisition Price"; "Real Property Company (RPC)"; "Disposal Of RPC Shares"; and "Guidance On Filing Up Of RPGT Forms".



12 April 2016
PDC Seminar on Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy on 12 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 34 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "What Are The Essential Considerations When Entering Into A Joint Venture"; "Key Pointers For Handling Negotiations And Dealing With Compliance And Regulatory Issues"; "Critical Clauses To Be Incorporated In A JV And Shareholders Agreement"; and "Exits And Termination – What To Do If Things Go Wrong".


15 April 2016
PDC Seminar on An Overview of the Appointment and Powers of a Receiver and Manager
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by V. Vijakumar (“Vijay”) on 15 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 31 participants.


19 April 2016
PDC Seminar for Lawyers on Mergers and Acquisitions – Commonly Encountered Issues
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 19 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 56 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "The Type And Nature Of M & A, Being A Form Of Business Combination Or Pursuant To Section 176 Of The Companies Act 1965 Under The Big Umbrella Of Corporate Restructuring Strategies"; "The Type And Nature Of Companies Ripe For M & A"; "The Preliminary Matters And Issues Prior To The Formal Contract And How To Address It"; "Evaluation Of The Strategies"; "Due Diligence"; "The Commonly Encountered Issues In M & A And How To Address It"; "The Legal Issues In M & A And How To Address It"; "The Methods Employed To Effect The M & A"; "The Determination Of The Purchase Price"; "The Valuation Of The Target"; "The Variants In Funding The M & A"; and "Relevant Accounting And Tax Issues".


26 April 2016
PDC Seminar on an Introduction to the Law of Reinsurance
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Michael Anthony on 26 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 19 participants.


27 April 2016
PDC Seminar on the Impact of Competition Law on Malaysian Enterprises
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Anand Raj, Cynthia Lian and Wen-Ly Chin on 27 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 43 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Competition Act 2010 (“CA”) – Key Provisions"; "The Objectives Of The CA"; "Recognised Pillars Of Competition Law"; "Prohibitions And Restrictions – What Are The Salient Considerations For Malaysian Enterprises"; "Mycc’s Broad Powers Of Investigation And Roadmap To Compliance"; "Offences And Penalties"; "Leniency, Undertaking And Settlements – What Are The Implications?"; "The Importance Of A Compliance Programme"; and "Key Competition And Antitrust Developments".



27 April 2016
KL Bar v EY DTC Darts
Hosted by the KL Bar, this friendly darts game was played on 27 April 2016 at Home & Away SS2, Petaling Jaya. The KL Bar emerged as overall winners.



28 April 2016
YLC Seminar on Firm Startups in Malaysia – Possible Pitfalls and Expectations
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Lai Chee Hoe on 28 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "List Down The Essential Metrics A Start Up Should Measure Against"; "Tell You Whether You Require A VC"; "Share With You The Different Stages Of A Start Up"; and "Reveal Some Useful Tools To Manage Your Start Ups".


29 April 2016
PC Corporate Workshop
The KLBC Pupils Committee organised a Corporate Workshop specifically for pupils on 29 April 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Conducted by Sheba Gumis and attended by 42 pupils, the Workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "Overview: Negotiation, Due Diligence And Drafting Process"; "Commercial Considerations"; "Practical Pointers Including Common Mistakes When Drafting"; "Salient Clauses Including Consideration, Conditions Precedent, Completion, Etc"; "Covenants And Warranties By Both Vendors And Purchasers"; "Boiler Plate Clauses"; and "Remedies For Breach Of Contract".

Thursday, 28 April 2016

KLBC Activities Report for March 2016

8 March 2016
PDC Seminar For Lawyers On Managing Office And Clients’ Accounts
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 8 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 15 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Accounting Of Legal Firm"; Effective Supervision Of Accounting Staff And Staff Dealing With Monies"; "System Of Internal Control, As Check And Balance"; "Pitfalls To Avoid"; and "Revenue And Expenses And Its Taxability Or “Allow-Ability”".



11 March 2016
PDC Seminar on An Introduction To Immigration Law
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by CR Selva on 11 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 34 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Migration And Immigration"; "Rights Of Citizens Vs Right Treatment Of Migrants"; "The Laws  - Immigration Act 1959/63, Passport Act 1966, Immigration Regulation 1963"; "Policy : Human Resource And Immigration"; and "Enforcement And Challenges".


15 March 2016
PDC-AWL Activist Series on Sexual Harassment
Jointly organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Lee Wei San on 15 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 22 participants.


18 March 2016
PDC Seminar on Registration Of Foreign Marriages And Divorces Of Malaysians, Is Registration A Requirement For Validity Of A Malaysian Marriage And Dependency Claims
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Balwant Singh Sidhu on 18 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 38 participants.


22 March 2016
PDC Seminar on Tax Treatment Of Compensation For Loss Of Employment
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Renganathan Kannan on 22 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 14 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Employer’s Responsibilities (CP22A And Withholding Mechanism)"; "Clearance Process"; "Tax Returns (Backlog Cases) – For Compliance"; "Payment Process"; and "Offences And Penalties"


23 March 2016
PDC Seminar on The Construction Industry Payment And Adjudication Act
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Shamsul Bahrain Manaf on 22 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 18 participants.


23 March 2016
KL Bar v RSC Darts Friendly
Hosted by the Royal Selangor Club, this friendly darts game was played on 23 March 2016 at Hash Bar Royal Selangor Club, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur. The Royal Selangor Club emerged as overall winners.


29 March 2016
YLC Seminar on Practitioners Toolkit For Enforcing And Resisting Arbitration Awards
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Clinton Tan Kian Seng on 29 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 11 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Guide Young Practitioners And In-House Legal Counsel Through The Procedures And Legal Tests Involved In Enforcing And Resisting Arbitration Awards"; "Comment On The Practical Considerations Surrounding Such Applications"; and "Discuss The Common Pit-Falls In This Area".


30 March 2016
YLC Seminar on The Fundamentals Of Competition Law And Case Study On The MAS/Airasia Case
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Wong Weng Yew and Nicole Leong on 30 March 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 24 participants.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

KLBC Activities Report for February 2016

16 February 2016
PDC Forum on Practising Abroad (China)
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Will J. S. Fung on 16 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The forum was attended by 32 participants.

  
17 February 2016
PDC Seminar for Lawyers on You And Tax
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 17 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 20 participants.


18 February 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for February was held on 18 February 2016. The session, attended by 74 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan and assisted by Dinesh Muthal and Yoges Verasuntharam. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


19 February 2016
Reference Proceedings (1)
Two Reference Proceedings were held this year for 19 departed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar. The first one was held on Friday, 19 February 2016 at 9:00 am and presided by Y.A. Datuk Hanipah Binti Farikullah and was in respect and memory of Dato’ Choong Phooi Ying, Adri Amrul bin Ariffin, Juriyah @ Juraiyah binti Jamaludin, Satgurunathan Nagalingam, Dato’ Wan Nik bin Wan Ismail, Balakisnan Appalanaido, Ravi Muniandy, Alexis Diana a/p Alexander Gerald and Ameenuddin bin Mohamed Ibrahim. Click here to peruse the Memoriam Booklet. Click here to view the photos.


19 February 2016
YLC Seminar on Defamation Laws in Malaysia
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Alwin Rajasurya on 19 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 37 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "What is a defamatory statement?"; "Libel and Slander"; "Innuendos"; "Publication"; "Damages"; and "Defences".


19 February 2016
Visit and Handover of Reading Materials to the Sungai Buloh Prison
Organised by the KLBC Criminal Practice Committee (CPC), the month-long campaign to collect reading materials was held from 7 September to 7 October 2015 and it brought in over 1,000 books and magazines for the inmates in the Sungai Buloh Prison.  On 19 February 2016, CPC joined forces with LexisNexis Malaysia Sdn Bhd which held their own Book Drive, to hand over the reading materials to the Sungai Buloh Prison.  


24 February 2016
PDC-AWL Activist Series on Feminist Perspective Of Law
Jointly organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Meera Samanther on 24 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 11 participants.


25 February 2016
24th Annual General Meeting of the Kuala Lumpur Bar
The 24th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Kuala Lumpur Bar scheduled for 2:00 pm kicked off with a Forum on the Evolution of CPD conducted by Richard Wee Thiam Seng and Santhi Latha. The office-bearers of the KLBC for 2016/17 elected at the AGM were: Chairman - Ravin Singh; Committee members - Goh Siu Lin, Amir Bahari, Harleen Kaur (Leena), Foong Cheng Leong, Khaizan Sharizad binti Ab Razak (Sherrie), Alex Anton Netto, Shashi Devan Thalmalingam, Vinu Kamalananthan, Jacky Loi Yap Loong and Alwin Rajasurya. Jeremiah R. Gurusamy was elected as the KL Bar’s Representative to the Bar Council. Click here to view the photos.


26 February 2016
Reference Proceedings (2)
The second Reference Proceeding, also presided by Y.A. Datuk Hanipah binti Farikullah, was held on Friday, 26 February 2016 at 9:00 am and was in respect and memory of Datuk Leong Tang Chong, Dato’ Abdullah bin Ngah, Vincent Tan Zhi Chao, Mohd Hazzan bin Md Pauzi, Asbir Kaur Sangha, Shamsuflan Shamsuddin bin Alias, Mohd Nashir bin Hussin, Yip Fook Thai, Satthiyasilan a/l S.A. Shamugam and Ajit Kumar Hastir. Click here to peruse the Memoriam Booklet. Click here to view the photos.


26 February 2016
PDC-AWL Activist Series on Refugee Law and UNHCR Process in Malaysia for Lawyers
Jointly organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Anna Cara and Deepa Nambiar from Asylum Access on 26 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 25 participants.



Tuesday, 23 February 2016

KLBC Activities Report for January 2016

6 January 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for January was held on 6 January 2016. The session, attended by 95 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.



10 January 2016
KL Bar Run 2016
Organised by the KLBC Sports Committee, this second KL Bar Run, held on 10 January 2016 at the Lake Gardens, was another huge success. 67 teams comprising members of the Bar, pupils-in-chambers and law graduates participated in this event. Starting with a warm up exercise at 6:45 am, the Run was flagged off at 7:00 am by the KLBC Chairman. After a heated battle and some serious running, Team Speedy Gonzale won the Champions Trophy. The first runners-up and second runners-up were Team The Force Awakens and Team The Front Runners respectively. The Fanciest Dressed Award was won by Team The Force Awakens who came in self-made Star Wars costume; second placing was Team The Chefs and third placing, Team Learned Foot. Click here to view the photos.


12 January 2016
PDC Seminar on Accounting and Finance for Lawyers 
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 12 January 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 27 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Roles Of Accounting In The Legal Profession"; "Law And Accounting"; "Financial Accounting"; "Management Accounting"; "The Differences Between Turnover, Gross Profit, Net Profit, Retained Earnings, Profit & Cash And Concept Of Liquidity"; "Working Capital"; "Financial Management"; "Accounting, Auditing And Fraud"; and "Investigation And Forensic".

  
13 January 2016
PDC Seminar on The Personal Data Protection Act
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 13 January 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 20 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Introduction To The Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010"; "PDPA Compliance"; "Dealing With The 7 Data Principles"; "PDPA Implementation" and "Ensuring Successful Compliance With The PDPA".


16 January 2016
15th Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Bar Games
The 15th Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Bar Games for the Lall Singh Muker Challenge Trophy was held on 16 January 2016 with the Kuala Lumpur Bar playing hosts. Kuala Lumpur Bar beat the Selangor Bar 4-3 winning at netball, volleyball, badminton and men’s futsal to become the overall champion. Selangor Bar won golf, football and ladies futsal. Click here to view the photos.


19 January 2016
ITC Legal Tech Forum: Bringing Lawyers and Technology Together
Organised by the KLBC Information Technology Committee (ITC), this forum was presented by Fahri Azzat, Richard Wee Thiam Seng, Jason Kay, Mohd Izzat Ghazali (Gizzat), Gaythri Raman and Foong Cheng Leong on 19 January 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The forum was attended by 24 participants. The forum provided the participants with the knowledge on essential legal-tech issues and introduced tools and ways which can be used by lawyers for efficiency, improving client service, as well as just keeping up with the times. Several legal tech startups were also invited to give a short introduction of their services and how their services can assist lawyers in their practice.


20 January 2016
Meeting with PMT and KL Courts Officers on Assigned Counsel
The KLBC Criminal Practice Committee (CPC) had a meeting with the Registrar of the High Court of Malaya on 20 January 2016. KLBC was represented by the Chairman, Ravin Singh and Honorary Secretary, Goh Siu Lin and the CPC Chairperson, Lim Chi Chau. CCPC member, Viknesvaran Kanapathypillai was also in attendance. The meeting was also attended by the officers of the Kuala Lumpur Criminal High Court. The main issue discussed was the process of assigning counsel for capital punishment cases.

20 January 2016
YLC Seminar on Civil Procedure
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Lai Chee Hoe on 20 January 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 31 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "How Do We Blend Messaging Applications In Pleadings" and "Summary Judgment Exercise (dealing with whatsapp messages as part of the supporting documentary evidence)".



27 January 2016
PDC Seminar on the Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Proceedings
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Trevor Jason Mark Padasian on 27 January 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 79 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Introduction”; “Bankruptcy Principles"; "Problematic Issues In Bankruptcy"; and "Relationship To winding-Up Proceedings".


28 January 2016
PDC One-Day Seminar on Family Law – How to Handle Divorce Proceedings
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 28 January 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 86 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "Soft Skills In Handling Clients Caught In The Divorce Tussle"; "The Dynamics Of Divorce And Child Custody Issues"; "How To Advise Your Client Facing Divorce - Before, During And After"; "The Process Of Divorce And Its Varied Ancillary Issues"; and "How To Brief Clients On The FAQs".


30 January 2016
The Luncheon: A Taste of the Bar VI
Organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the 6th edition of the Luncheon was held on 30 January 2016 at the President’s Room of the Royal Selangor Club at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. The event was attended by 10 senior lawyers namely, Datuk Jagjit Singh, Muhendaran Suppiah, Mathew Thomas Philip, Ravi Nekoo, Goh Siu Lin, Amrit Pal Singh, Amer Hamzah Arshad, Salim Bashir Bhaskaran, Harleen Kaur and Foong Cheng Leong who gladly shared with the 26 pupils and young lawyers present, their experience, knowledge and wisdom that they have gained in their years of practice.