A Race Against Time

23 Nov 2022 - Wed / 1 day / 3:00pm - 5:00pm / Zoom

The Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee is organising a webinar that will provide participants with an overview of matters relating to time in a construction project, including delay, extension of time, liquidated and ascertained damages, losses and expenses.

Member: RM 50
Pupil in Chambers: RM 30
Non-Member: RM 80
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 2
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The Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee is organising a webinar that will provide participants with an overview of matters relating to time in a construction project, including delay, extension of time, liquidated and ascertained damages, losses and expenses.

Date: 23 Nov 2022, Wednesday
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

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Lam Ko Luen, Partner, Shook Lin & Bok

Lam Ko Luen heads Shook Lin & Bok (Kuala Lumpur)’s Building, Construction & Engineering department, Arbitration (International & Domestic) department, and Insurance department.  He has been in practice for over 25 years and appears as counsel in court, arbitration and adjudication hearings, and sits as an arbitrator and adjudicator.  He is currently listed in the panel of arbitrators and adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”), The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (“MIArb”), Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (also known as the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission) (“SCIA”), Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB”) (International Arbitrators), and Hainan International Arbitration Court (“HIAC”).

He was the President of MIArb from 2013 to 2015.  Apart from legal practice, Ko Luen has contributed in several legal publications, which include a chapter entitled “Arbitration Reform in Malaysia: Adopting the Model Law” in the textbook The Developing World of Arbitration: A Comparative Study of Arbitration Reform in the Asia Pacific by Hart Publishing; the Malaysian chapter of CDR — Essential Intelligence: The Belt and Road Initiative, published by Global Legal Group, London; “The Anti-Suit Injunction” chapter in Law and Practice of Injunctions in Malaysia by Sweet & Maxwell; and the chapter “Design and Supervision Obligations in Construction” in Law and Practice of Construction Law in Malaysia by Sweet & Maxwell.

Choon Hon Leng, Partner, Raja Darryl & Loh

Choon Hon Leng was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2003. He obtained his degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. He has been a partner of Raja Darryl & Loh since 2009.

Hon Leng has advised various players in the construction industry, including employers, main contractors, subcontractors and consultants in projects of various sizes and types.  His experience in this regard includes pre-contract negotiation, contract documentation, project advice, post-dispute negotiation and formal dispute resolution (including construction adjudication under Construction Industry and Adjudication Act (“CIPAA”) 2012).  He has also acted as lead counsel in several construction arbitrations, notably as the lead counsel for an arbitration held in the People’s Republic of China involving Malaysian and Chinese entities, where the proceedings were conducted wholly in Mandarin under the CIETAC (“China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission”) arbitration rules.  Over the years, Hon Leng has been invited as speaker and presented papers at construction conferences on various topics, including loss and expenses claims, arbitration, dispute handling, project management and contractual issues.

Hon Leng has been elected as the Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia Branch (“CIArb”) for 2019–2020.  AsiaLaw Profiles in its 2017 publication listed Hon Leng as a “Rising Star Lawyer” and as a “Leading Lawyer” in its 2018 and 2019 publications; and as a “Distinguished Practitioner” in its 2020 publication.


Deepak Mahadevan, Partner, Azmi Fadzly Maha & Sim

Deepak practises in the field of civil and commercial dispute resolution with a primary focus on construction and engineering disputes.  His experience in this area includes advisory and drafting services for all stages of the project life cycle and formal dispute resolution (whether through litigation, international and domestic arbitration, contractual adjudication or statutory adjudication under the CIPAA).

In addition to his experience as counsel, he is also a qualified adjudicator with AIAC, and frequently sits as an adjudicator in CIPAA disputes.  Deepak is also a member of the Bar Council Construction Law Committee.

Terms and Conditions

Event Policy

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.

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Cancellations must be made in writing.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.


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  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
  • No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).



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