2 December 2016
Seminar on Legal Due Diligence: The Necessary Evil of Merger and Acquisition
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Addy Herg on 2 December 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 58 participants. The seminar covered the following topics: "Introduction"; "Purpose of Legal Due Diligence"; "Understanding the objectives"; "The various aspects of legal due diligence investigations"; "Connecting the dots"; "Legal analysis and legal opinion"; "The applicable law and legal documents"; "Risk management and documentation"; "Accomplishing the objective"; and "Updates and improvement".
6 December 2016
Seminar for Partners and Sole Proprietors on Your Firm’s Financials
Organised by the Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 6 December 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 26 participants. The aim of the seminar was to walk participants through the financial statements of a typical law firm.
7 December 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for December was held on 7 December 2016. The session, attended by 82 pupils, was led by Dinesh Muthal. 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 December 2016
Seminar on The Ombudsman for Financial Services
Organised by the Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Jeremy Lee on 8 December 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 22 participants.
10 December 2016
KL Bar Grand Prix 2016
The KL Bar Grand Prix 2016 was held on 10 December 2016 at the Shah Alam Stadium Circuit, Level 1, Quadrant C, Shah Alam Stadium, Section 13, 40000 Shah Alam. A total of seven teams, including an invited Audi A5 Group team, participated in this event.
The top three winners of the Endurance Race were:
1. Barace Pertama;
2. The Racing Lawyer; and
3. Permata Yang Hilang.
The Grand Prix continued with the Sprint Race where each team was required to designate a driver to participate in an eight lap race. The winners for the Sprint Race were:
1. Shahir bin Ab Razak;
2. Mohd Munzeer bin ZainulAbidin; and
15 December 2016
Conveyancing Workshop for Pupils
Organised specifically for pupils by the Pupils Committee, this workshop held on 15 December 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm was presented by Jacky Loi Yap Loong. It focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a conveyancing brief covering the following areas: "Overview of the Conveyancing Process"; "Essential clauses found in a Sale & Purchase Agreement"; "How to fill up the relevant NLC Forms"; and "Practical Pointers for the conveyancing lawyer". The workshop was attended by 37 pupils.
18 December 2016
The Rumah Wake 1 Christmas Cheer
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), the visit to Rumah Wake 1, a shelter for children who are neglected and abused, was held on 18 December 2016. In the true spirit of Christmas, the young lawyers went with presents for all the 13 children in the home. Members of the Bar helped by donating basic necessities that were needed for the shelter.