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KLBC Activities Report for December 2017

6 December 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the December’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 6 December 2017. The session, attended by 83 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 other executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. As in previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.

The first experimental module on “Diversity & Inclusion” as part of the monthly Pupils Introduction was launched at the December’s Pupils Introduction Session. It was felt that it is important for pupils to be able to understand and identify discrimination to be better able to relate with greater sensitivity with their peers, superiors and clients and for a better work environment. It is also hoped that deeper understanding of the intersectionality of discrimination and application of laws would also lead to improved legal services to clients.

This experimental session was led by Goh Siu Lin and Yu Ren Chung.


14 December 2017
Corporate Workshop for Pupils
The Pupils Committee organised a Corporate Workshop specifically for pupils on 14 December 2017 focusing 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". 55 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by Sheba Gumis.







16 December 2017
Thayalan Memorial Cup 7-A-Side Football Tournament
Revived after a 11-year hiatus, the above tournament was held on 16 December 2017 at New Camp, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. A total of 14 teams (12 Men’s and 2 Women’s) participated in the event and the winners were:

Champion - Jingli Nona FC
1st Runner-up - Trialist
2nd Runner-up - Tangguh Sebentar FC
3rd Runner-up - Jamboo FC
Top scorer - Syafiq (Trialist)
Best player - Mohammad Hafiz bin Razman (Trialist)


KLBC Activities Report for November 2017

1 November 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the November’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 1 November 2017. The session, attended by 96 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 other executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. As in previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.

The Pupils Introduction Session included a session on harassment and/or sexual harassment led by Betty Yeoh from AWAM. The purpose of the session is to educate pupils on such issues and also to provide them details on how to report harassment if they are faced with such behaviour.



8 November 2017
Forum on the Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Bitcoin 
The above forum, organised by the Small Firms and Practitioners’ Affairs Committee, was held from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the KL Bar Auditorium. The panellists were Kohei Morinaga from the Finatext Group, Suraya Zainudin from ACCESS Blockchain Association Committee and Jenna Beh Huey Ching from Fintech Division in MDEC. The forum was very well received with 81 participants.



9 November 2017
Criminal Litigation Workshop for Pupils
The Pupils Committee organised a Criminal Litigation Workshop specifically for pupils on 9 November 2017 focusing primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, "Obtaining Client’s Statement"; "Bail Application"; "Mitigation"; and "Trial Process". 34 pupils attended the Workshop which was conducted by Lim Chi Chau and Jacky Loi Yap Loong.



10 November 2017
Charity Night
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the 13th consecutive Charity Night was held on 10 November 2017 at Makespace @ Quill City Mall from 7:00 pm onwards, and featured performances by young lawyers competing to raise the most funds for charity. Monies raised this year will be in aid of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Malaysia (CLAPAM). CLAPAM is a non-profit, non-government organisation and a support group consisting of volunteers from parents with children born with cleft lip and/or palate, adults with cleft lip and/or palate and healthcare professionals who manage such individuals. First established in 1992 and officially registered with the Registrar of Societies (R.O.S.) in 1993, CLAPAM provides various support services including counselling, information on feeding and care of cleft babies, and hospital/house visits. CLAPAM also functions as a link between its members and medical professionals. Click here to view the photos.



14 November 2017
Seminar on Judicial Review 101
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Shanmuga Kanesalingam at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 42 participants and covered, amongst others, "What relief can you get?"; "When, where and how do you file the application"; "Preparing the accompanying statement"; "Procedure at Leave stage"; "Steps to be taken after getting leave"; "Common problems"; "Alternative remedies and Ouster Clauses"; "Is there a decision at all"; "Delays and Extension of Time"; and "Stay".


15 November 2017
Seminar on Money Laundering and the Law
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Dato’ Jagjit Singh a/l Bant Singh at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 19 participants.




















17 November 2017
Pre-Trial Preparation for Criminal Briefs
Organised by the Criminal Practice Committee, this seminar, which attracted 24 participants, was presented by Collin Arvind Andrew at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. The seminar received excellent reviews from the participants.

24 November 2017
Seminar on Enforcement of Foreign Judgment
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Claudia Cheah Pek Yee at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 18 participants and covered, amongst others, "Enforcement under the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act, 1958 (“REJA”)"; "Requirements & Procedure"; "Grounds to Challenge/Set Aside"; "Enforcement under Common Law"; "Requirements & Procedure"; and "Recent Developments".




















28 November 2017
Seminar on Mergers & Acquisitions: Managing Commonly Encountered Issues
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 63 participants and covered, amongst others, "What is M & A?"; "Variants in M & A"; "Excluding Takeover & Merger involving PLC"; "Evaluating the strategies, both legal & biz"; "Price Determination"; "Valuation of the Target"; "Methods of Valuation"; "Preliminary i.e. Prior to Formal Contract"; "Legal issues in a typical M & A"; "Common agreements to address legal issues"; and "Factors to consider in structuring a M & A".


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

KLBC Activities Report for October 2017


3 October 2017
Seminar on Drafting Commercial Contracts
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Jeremiah R. Gurusamy at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 114 participants and covered, amongst others, "Dealing with Compliance & Regulatory issues"; "Scoping the Transaction"; "Drafting Techniques"; "Understanding Key Provisions"; "Boiler Plate Clauses"; and "Common Mistakes & Pitfalls”. 



4 October 2017
Pupils Introduction Session

A monthly tradition, the October’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 4 October 2017. The session, attended by 72 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 invited guest speaker, Ms Anne Abraham of LeadWomen, spoke on “Unconscious Bias”. As in previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.



6 and 7 October 2017
Tripartite Bar Games

The Tripartite Bar Games between the Malaysian Bar, Advocates’ Association of Sarawak and Sabah Law Society this year was hosted by the Malaysian Bar and held in Kuala Lumpur on 6 and 7 October 2017.

The Kuala Lumpur Bar was given the privilege of hosting the Games in conjunction with our 25th Anniversary Celebrations this year and selected University Malaya as the venue for most of the sports played.

This year’s Games involved the following competitive sports — golf, ladies’ futsal, cross country, badminton, basketball, football and bowling. The three Bars also took part in three non-competitive sports — pool, darts and boat race.

The Malaysian Bar was declared the overall champion and retained the Tripartite Bar Games Overall Champion Trophy winning at all the competitive sports except football which it drew with the Sabah Law Society.

6 October 2017
Seminar on Role of Lawyers as Effective Gatekeepers in Preserving the Integrity of the Financial System: Prevention of Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Afiz Fazriz Aziz and Tee Suat Hong from Bank Negara Malaysia at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 33 participants and covered, amongst others, "AML/CFT Requirements: International Standards and Malaysia’s AML/CFT Regime"; "ML/TF Vulnerabilities of Lawyers"; "Recent AML/CFT Development"; "AML/CFT Requirements on Lawyers;" and "Sharing on AML/CFT On-site Examination Observations".



10 October 2017
Seminar on An Introduction to Construction Law

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Choon Hon Leng at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 68 participants and covered, amongst others, "The Players"; "The Structure"; "The Jargons and the Law"; "Preparing a Construction Contract"; "Resolving Construction Disputes"; and "The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012".

13 October 2017
Seminar on An Introduction to Intellectual Property

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Cindy Goh Joo Seong at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 55 participants and covered, amongst others, "Basic Principles of Trade Mark, Copyright, Patent and Industrial Design Law"; "International Treaties"; "Registration of Trade Mark, Copyright, Patent and Industrial Design"; "Infringement Proceedings"; "Common Remedies Available"; "Common Defences"; and "Rectification or Invalidation Proceedings".



20 October 2017
Tales from the Bar: A Civil Practice and Court Liaison Social

Organised by the Civil Practice and Court Liaison Committee, the event was held on 20 October 2017 at the Bee, Publika. The event was a success with a turnout of about 250 participants. The guest speakers for the night, sharing their tales from the Bar, were PS Ranjan, Anand Ponnudurai, Atan Mustaffa, Fahri Azzat, Syahredzan Johan, HR Dipendra, Sangeet Kaur, Robyn Choi, Goh Siu Lin, Richard Wee, Dato’ David Gurupatham and Nik Elin. Games were also organised involving Aaron Mathews, Azmi Sharom, Choo Dee Wei, Shashi Devan, Alex Netto and Vivek. We also had 2 stand-up comedians from the Bar, Kelvesh and Sulaiman, performing during the intervals.



24 October 2017
Workshop on Banking Documentations for Housing Loans (Including Banking Litigation)

Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, the workshop was a success with 71 participants. The workshop also received excellent reviews from the participants. Topics and speakers were as follows:
  • SPA and Conventional Loans by Ong June Siang
  • Islamic and Government Loans by Nahzatul Ain
  • Risk Management by Chong Wai Kuan
  • Banking Litigation by R Yogeswari



26 October 2017
Seminar on Current Immigration Issues and the Law

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by CR Selva at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 21 participants and covered, amongst others, "Passport - Citizen’s right or Privilege?"; "Re-hiring - The Dilemma"; "E-card, is it a pass?"; "Spouse Visa-Challenges"; "Labour Supply - Legal vs Illegal"; and "Student Pass-EMGS".



28 October 2017
26th Sports Carnival - KL Bar vs RSC

The 26th Annual “Sports Carnival” between the Kuala Lumpur Bar (“KL Bar”) and Royal Selangor Club (“RSC”) for the YA Tan Sri Dato’ Harun Hashim Challenge Trophy was hosted by RSC. All games were played on 28 October 2017 except darts which was played on 25 October 2017. RSC beat KL Bar 4-3 winning at darts, cricket, soccer and hockey to become the Overall Champion. KL Bar won badminton, pool/snooker and “boat race”. The End-of-Games and Prize-Giving Dinner was well attended.



29 October 2017
KL Bar Inclusive Community Outreach Programme

The first KL Bar Inclusive Community Outreach Programme, organised by the Recreation, Social & Culture Committee and supported by the KLBar Legal Aid Centre, Suriana Welfare Society, Wibawa Women, Majlis Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia and Drop & Wash, was held on 29 October 2017 at Taman Tasik Dato Keramat, Kuala Lumpur.

The event was a success with a turnout of about 200 members of the public. Free Legal Aid was provided at the event aimed at helping underprivileged youths in the area. Apart from the Free Legal Aid Clinic, there were also other activities held such as English Workshop, Counselling & Guidance, Child Abuse (Sexual abuse / bullying) Awareness, Connecting unemployed youths with training and employment opportunities with SMEs (An adoption registration for “Program Mentor-Mentee Bersama SME”), Self-Defence Workshop and Fun Archery.

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

Thursday, 28 September 2017

KLBC Activities Report for August 2017



1 August 2017

Seminar on An Introduction to Industrial Court Procedures
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Atan Mustaffa Yussof Ahmad at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 54 participants and covered, amongst others, "Industrial Relations Act 1967"; "Industrial Court Rules 1967"; "Industrial Relations Regulations 1967"; "The Industrial Court"; "Industrial Court Proceedings"; "Preparing and Presenting"; "Costs and Awards"; "The nature of awards"; "The limits imposed by sec. 30(6) IRA"; "Effect of an award"; "Avenues to challenge an award of the Industrial Court"; "Judicial review"; "Application under sec. 33A"; "Stay of award"; and "Non-compliance of an award & Penalty".



2 August 2017
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the August’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 2 August 2017. The session, attended by 76 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 other executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. As in previous sessions, the pupils were shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar. It further included a session on harassment and/or sexual harassment that was introduced in the July’s Pupils Introduction Session and it was conducted by Betty Yeoh, a founder member of AWAM.






5 August 2017
Lawyered but not Financially Battered - A Financial Planning Workshop

Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this workshop was presented by Aaron Tang Shen Lee (Mr Stingy’s Blog), Julian Ng (former presenter/ producer @ BFM) and Alex Anton Netto at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 68 participants.




7 August 2017
A Follow up meeting on the e-tanah
A follow-up meeting was requested by the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee to further discuss issues relating to the e-tanah. CCPC was well represented with the Chairperson, KLBC Representative to BC Khaizan Sharizad Ab Razak and 4 other CCPC members namely Dennis Teoh, Edham Reza Shah, Mohd Arif Asyraf b. Sukiman and Sarguna Kumaari Munusamy.

8-9 August 2017
Two-Day Practical Workshop on Conveyancing Practice
Organised by the Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee, this workshop was presented by R Yogeswari, Dennis Teoh, Susan Joseph, Nahzatul Ain, Sarah Kambali, Chong Wai Kuan, Daphne Lew Chan Yee and Ow Hui Ching at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The workshop was attended by 58 participants and covered, amongst others, “Crafting the final SPA”; “Conditions, Precedents and Subsequent”; “Chaos, Claims and Billing”; “Conflict of Interest”; “Conveyancing Process A-Z”; “Private Caveats”; “Co-operation from the Support Staff”; “Client Management”; “Client’s Interest”; “Options to Purchase”; “Completion Delays”; “Land Acquisition”; and “RPGT (Act 169). It also included an Update on E-Tanah by Nor Azura binti Abdul Rahman, Head, Assistant Director (Registration) of the Wilayah Land Office.




11 August 2017
Seminar on Medical Law
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Karthi Kanthabalan at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 61 participants and covered, amongst others, "Medical Litigation"; "Limitation Periods, Procedural Issues, 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"; "Using Medical Literature and Aids to the Giving of Expert Evidence, Presentation of Lay and Expert Evidence, and Preparing Arguments"; "Excessive claims, seeking publicity and their consequences such as negligence claims and complaints against lawyers"; "Legal Questions affecting Medical Negligence, including regarding the Standard of Care, Causation of Damage, Assessment of Damages, and Costs"; and "Other Types of Litigation with a Medical Content, including Disciplinary Proceedings, Judicial Review, Criminal Cases, and Employment Disputes". 




14 August 2017
Blood Donation Campaign
Organised by the Recreation, Social & Culture Committee with the assistance of the National Blood Bank, a Blood Donation Drive was held on 14 August 2017 at Level 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at Jalan Duta. Members of the Bar, Court staff and members of the public nobly came forward to participate in this Blood Donation Drive.
A total of 51 donors registered. Unfortunately, only 46 were eligible to donate. The five were rejected because they were either underweight, having high blood pressure or low blood pressure or had lived in the United Kingdom from 1980 till 1996 or in Europe between 1980 until the present. A total of 46 units of blood were collected from the caring donors.



14 August 2017
Seminar on Robes, Bibs & Heels – Trapeze or Trampoline
Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this seminar was presented by Anit Kaur Randhawa, Constance Low and Daniel Bong Cheng Hua at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The speakers spoke on the challenges of balancing legal practice and family life. The seminar was attended by 11 participants.




15 August 2017
Seminar on the Law of Joint Ventures
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 49 participants. The main objective of the seminar was to share with the participants, in a practical manner, the variety of different legal arrangements within which entrepreneurs describe or hold them out as being in a “joint venture”.



18 August 2017
Seminar on Unenforceable/Enforcement – Contract for Professional Fees Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by N. Murugayah at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 14 participants and covered, amongst others, "High Court calling up contract for Professional Fees entered for cancellation under the Legal Profession Act 1976 (LPA)"; "Taxation where ordered by Court against contract entered for professional fees"; "All contracts, the claim for Professional Fees via proceedings in Court"; and "Enforcement of Judgment on contract entered – section 118 of the LPA".



19 August 2017
Interstate Bar Games 2017
Hosted by the Kedah Bar Committee, the Interstate Bar Games was played on 19 August 2017. Kuala Lumpur Bar emerged overall champion and the results were as follows:
No
Sport
Kuala Lumpur Bar’s Placing
(1)
Golf
1st Place
(2)
Football
2nd Runners Up
(3)
Volleyball
1st Place
(4)
Ladies Futsal
1st Place
(5)
Netball 1
1st Place
(6)
Badminton
1st Runners Up
(7)
Darts
3rd & 4th Place





22 August 2017
Seminar on Understanding Trade Marks
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Janet Toh Yoong San and Lee Chiao Ying at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 57 participants and covered, amongst others, "An Overview of the Law of Trade Marks in Malaysia"; "Non Traditional Trade Marks"; "Non-registrable Trade Marks"; "Requirements for Filing Trade Marks"; "Phenomenon between Trade Marks & the Internet"; and "Discussion on recent Trade Mark Cases".

















25 August 2017
Charity Night Audition
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the Auditions were held at Drum Asia from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm for the Charity Night which will be held on 10 November 2017 at Makespace, Quill City Mall.

26 August 2017
Workshop on CV’s, Cover Letters & Job Interviews: Do’s & Don’t’s
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this seminar was presented by Mohd Izral Khairy, Richard Wee Thiam Seng and Jamie Wong Siew Min at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 43 participants. Besides gaining insights on CVs, Cover Letters and Job Interviews from the speakers, the participants also got to ask the speakers questions and have their CV checked by them.




29 August 2017
Seminar on Real Property Gains Tax
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Thenesh Kannaa at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 72 participants and covered, amongst others, "Practical tips in computation of disposal price and acquisition price"; "Common Issues in determination of disposal date and acquisition date"; "Transfer between relatives and inheritance"; "Cases where the acquirer may be assessed"; "RPGT on sale of shares"; "Does RPGT on sale/purchase of a foreign-incorporated company that owns land/building in Malaysia?"; and "Situations when the gain from disposal of real property is subject to income tax rather than RPGT".




30 August 2017
Lawyers and Pupils Merdeka Eve Social
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the social were held at Modern Society at DC Mall, PBD from 8:30 pm. More than 60 members of the Bar and Pupils turned up.