The Bar Council Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) Department, in collaboration with The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (“MIArb”), is delighted to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of arbitration. This CPD on-site course consists of three sessions — each session will cover an overview of the different stages involved in a typical arbitration proceeding.
Participants stand to gain an understanding of the origins of arbitration; the differences between arbitration and litigation; what constitutes an arbitration agreement; the concept of the seat of the arbitration and its significance; and the appointment, jurisdiction, and powers of the arbitral tribunal.
Trainers: Karen Ng Gek Suan and Edward Kuruvilla
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Karen Ng Gek Suan is a building and construction lawyer based in Kuala Lumpur. She regularly advises on construction contracts, and represents clients in courts and in arbitration, adjudication and the Royal Commission of Inquiry proceedings. Karen completed her pupillage at Skrine and continued her practice in Kuala Lumpur, and then regionally as a foreign lawyer in Singapore. In 2012, Karen joined Azman, Davidson & Co and was a partner in their Building & Construction Practice Group from 2015 to 2021. In 2022, Karen established her current legal practice, Karen, Mak & Partners. Karen is also an arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator empanelled with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”) and Malaysian Mediation Centre. She is also the Past Deputy President of the MIArb (2017–2019); the current International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”)-YAAF Representative for Malaysia; and a Panel Member of AIAC Academy of Tutors.
Edward Kuruvilla’s practice covers all areas of dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. He regularly appears at all levels of the Malaysian Courts. An avid writer, Edward Kuruvilla works closely with various leading law publications as an author and a contributor. Edward Kuruvilla is presently a Council Member of the MIArb, elected to serve until 2022. He is also an accredited mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre.
Terms and Conditions
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.
For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.
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).