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Monday, 30 September 2013

KLBC Activities Report for August 2013


1 August 2013
PDC Seminar on An Introduction to Arbitration
Choon Hon Leng from Messrs Raja, Darryl and Loh presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 1 August 2013. The seminar was attended by 26 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "How does arbitration work?", "When and why do you go for arbitration?", "Drafting an arbitration clause", "Commencing an arbitration", "Conducting an arbitration" and "Enforcing and challenging an arbitral award".

2 August 2013
KL Bar Monthly Social Get-together
Close to 20 lawyers attended the August Monthly Social Get-together on 2 August 2013 at D'Balcony @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas. There was good interaction and camaraderie between the lawyers.


5 August 2013
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for August was held on 5 August 2013. The session, attended by 43 pupils, was led by Vince Chong. Pupils were briefed on the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the KL Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the KL Bar Committee 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 members of the KLBC were on hand to provide input and possible solutions. Amongst the issues raised by the pupils at this session were late payment of allowance resulting in pupils having to change firm of pupillage; firms not subsidising filing fees for Admission papers and problems with the RKKK Petition for Admission Registry.

19 August 2013
PWC Corporate Workshop for Pupils
The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee organised a corporate workshop specifically for pupils on 19 August 2013 by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy focusing primarily on the practical aspects of handling a criminal brief covering the following areas, "Dealing with Compliance & Regulatory issues", "Scoping the Transaction", "Drafting Techniques", "Understanding Key Provisions", "Boiler Plate Clauses" and "Common Mistakes & Pitfalls". 41 pupils attended the workshop.


21 August 2013
PDC Seminar on The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Gustavo Llerena, the Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Darden, U.S. presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 21 August 2013. The seminar was attended by 26 participants. The objective of the seminar was to highlight the key elements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, enforcement activity, and general guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission


23 August 2013
PDC Seminar on Transfer Pricing: Insight to Malaysia’s First Transfer Pricing Litigation
Siti Fatimah Mohd Shahrom from Messrs Lee Hishammuddin, Allen & Gledhill presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 23 August 2013. The seminar was attended by 24 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines", "Income Tax (Transfer Pricing) Rules 2012", "IRB’s Transfer Pricing Guidelines" and "MM Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri: A brief analysis on Malaysia’s first transfer pricing litigation, involving the applicability of Section 140(1) of the Income Tax Act 1967 in the adjustment of commission rates by the IRB and whether business process improvement services & regional services were rendered".


24 August 2013
Interstate Bar Games
The KL Bar hosted the Malaysian Interstate Bar Games on 24 August 2013 at the Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam (Panasonic). The sports played were badminton, soccer, netball and volleyball. The following State Bars participated in the Games; KL Bar, Selangor Bar, Malacca Bar, Kedah Bar, Johor Bar, Penang Bar, Kelantan Bar and Terengganu Bar. The overall Champions were the KL Bar who won 3 of the 4 games played namely Netball, Volleyball and Badminton. Football was won by the Selangor Bar. Click here to view the photos.


27 August 2013
CPC Briefing on “Perintah Kahadiran Wajib”
The Criminal Practice Committee together with the Jabatan Penjara Malaysia had successfully organised a FREE briefing on the PKW. The Briefing was given by Tuan Abdul Aziz Bin Mohamad, Director of the Department of Parole and attended by 48 participants. The parole officers from the 3 districts of Kuala Lumpur (Wangsa Maju, Cheras and Ampang) came for the briefing as well.


28 August 2013
PDC Seminar on Defamation: Latest Trends and Damages Awarded
Rishwant Singh from Messrs Zulrafique & Partners presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 28 August 2013. The seminar was attended by 44 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "Emerging Trend in the Last Few Years", "Consequence of Bad Pleading", "More Usage of the “Reportage Defence", "The Reynold’s 10 Point Question", "Types of Damages" and "General Mitigating Factors".


29 August 2013
Free PDC Seminar on Human Rights and Activism
Edmund Bon from Messrs Chooi and Co. presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 2.00pm on 29 August 2013. The seminar was attended by 83 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: “Interactive – ‘Where do you stand?’ Discussion", "International Human Rights Law (Treaties and Instruments)", "Limitations of Human Rights", "Human Rights and Law", "State of Human Rights in Malaysia", "What Can A Lawyer Do" and "Human Rights Case Studies".


Edited by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy

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