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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

KLBC Activities Report for September 2017

6 September 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the September’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 6 September 2017. The session, attended by 74 pupils, was led by Alvin Oh. 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. The executive committee members of the KLBC were present to provide input and possible solutions to those issues and problems raised by the pupils. For the Diversity Awareness Session, the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee Chairman, Goh Siu Lin, spoke on “Unconscious Bias”. As in previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.












9 September 2017
Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner, was held on 9 September 2017 at the Grand Summit Ballroom @ the Vertical, Connexion Conference and Event Centre, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur, themed “Nostalgia”. It was a special night. We celebrated a glorious milestone – 25 years of the Kuala Lumpur Bar!  The night kicked off with a dance performance by the Jemari Dancers and to infuse sparkle and nostalgia into our festivities, we had renowned Malaysian singing sensation Nora Ariffin who entertained the crowd with her dulcet vocals. We were also proud to have our homegrown talents from the Bar performing many nostalgia songs throughout the night. Not forgetting the sacrifices and contribution of our past Chairmen that have made the Kuala Lumpur Bar what it is today, we honoured each and every one of them on this very special occasion and celebrated with a cake-cutting ceremony. It was indeed a special night!


14 September 2017
Seminar on Shareholders Remedies: Winding Up, Minority Oppression and Derivative Action
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lee Shih and Nathalie Ker at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 101 participants and covered, amongst others, "The Corporate Litigator’s Toolkit"; "Foss v Harbottle: The two-headed dragon"; "The WMDs: Winding-up, Minority Oppression and Derivative Action"; "The Companies Act 2016: Impact on Shareholder Remedies"; "Holding the Fort: Interim Remedies"; and "Case studies: 50/50 Split, The Family Feud, 24 and the Tale of Lazarus".


26 September 2017
Seminar for Lawyers on “How to read & Understand your own Firm’s Financial Statements”
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 18 participants. The aim of the seminar was to walk participants through the financial statements of a typical law firm.


27 September 2017
Seminar on Recent Tax Cases - Insights to Court Room Drama
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by S. Saravana Kumar at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 37 participants and covered, amongst others, the following GST and Income Tax cases.
  • DA (M) Sdn Bhd v Director General of Customs
  • TYC v Director General of Customs
  • HRSB v Director General of Customs
  • PK v Director General of Customs
  • BPCL v Director General of Customs
  • QV v Director General of Customs
  • GEOWSSB v Director General of Customs
  • HTE v Director General of Customs
  • MBS (BP) Sdn Bhd v Director General of Customs
  • Luxor Network Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • Chantika Kelang Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • Infra Quest Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • Insaf Tegas Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • Cititower Sdn Bhd v Pemungut Duti Setem
  • Kerajaan Malaysia v MI & Others
  • Kerajaan Malaysia v BTS Sdn Bhd
  • Society of La Salle Brothers v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • Flextronics Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v Alcatel Sdn Bhd
  • BND Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • SH Sdn Bhd v Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
  • P K Bhd v Menteri Kewangan Malaysia
  • Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v Thomson Reuters Global Resources
  • H v Australian Taxation Office

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