Arbitration Practicum Workshop

26 May 2023 - Fri / 1 day / 9:30am - 5:30pm / Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Level 2, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar,50050 Kuala Lumpur

The Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee is organizing an arbitration practicum workshop. This workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Pre- Arbitration Assessment
  2. Commencing an Arbitration
  3. Anatomy of Arbitration under the AIAC Rules
  4. Expedited Arbitration and Early Dismissal
  5. Oral Advocacy and Cross-examination
  6. Role of Expert Witnesses


Member: RM 100
Pupil in Chambers: RM 80
Non-Member: RM 200
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 6
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The Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee is organizing an arbitration practicum workshop.

Date: 26 May 2023, Friday
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Level 2, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

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Naveen Sri Kantha, Legal Assistant, Messrs Lavania & Balan Chambers

Naveen primarily deals with disputes relating to construction and oil and gas. He regularly represents clients on all aspects of construction and engineering projects, from pre-contract negotiations, contract administration, dispute avoidance to formal dispute resolution. He is experienced in arbitration and statutory adjudication under CIPAA 2012.

Naveen also acts as a legal advisor for the Malaysia Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Association on an ad-hoc basis and is a member of the editorial board for the Standard Form of Building Contracts Compared (2022) authored by Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo.

Loshini Ramarmuty, Partner, Messrs Skrine

Loshini is a disputes partner in the Construction and Engineering practice group at Skrine and her portfolio focuses on construction litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Loshini is the President of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia and a Committee Member of the Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is empanelled with AIAC as an adjudicator and arbitrator.

Lim Chee Yong, Legal Assistant, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Chee Yong is a senior associate in the Energy, Projects & Infrastructure, and International Arbitration Practice Group. He is an Incorporated Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has an active practice covering all forms of international and domestic dispute resolution often involving high valued contentious matters within the energy, utilities and construction sector. Chee Yong’s background is particularly evident in technical disputes where he has the unique ability to understand and dissect complex engineering matters. He has experience advising on various standard forms of contracts, both international and domestic, and provides a pragmatic approach in resolving disputes.

Teh Wai Fung, Legal Assistant, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Wai Fung is an associate within Energy, Projects & Infrastructure, and International Arbitration Practice Group of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill.

Wai Fung’s practice includes the alternative dispute resolution of international and domestic construction, energy, contractual and commercial disputes. As well as assisting in the conduct of UAE- and French-seated ICC arbitrations concerning high profile construction and utilities disputes, Wai Fung’s experience includes advising and representing clients on complex contractual and other legal matters arising from construction, infrastructure and energy projects involving liquidated damages, variations and disputed terminations.

Heather Yee Jing Wah, Assistant Director, AIAC

Heather is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and accredited mediator. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). She regularly advises on alternative dispute resolution matters including mediation, adjudication, expert determination, ad hoc arbitration and institutional arbitration. She edited the book publication ‘Standard Form of Building Contracts Compared’ published by Lexis Nexis in 2022 ( not sure if you want to add this in) and frequently invited to judge in international moot competitions and to speak in international events, forums and conferences on topics relating to dispute resolution and dispute settlement.

Shannon Rajan, Legal Assistant,  Skrine

Shannon is a dispute resolution partner, and his portfolio includes aviation, infrastructure, construction and engineering, and environmental law.

He is a Fellow of the CIArb (UK) and is a panel arbitrator in AIAC, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (“HKIAC”) and Thailand Arbitration Centre (“THAC”). He has acted as a sole arbitrator and as counsel under ICC, SIAC and AIAC rules and in ad-hoc cases. As a mediator, he is empaneled with the Malaysian and Singaporean international mediation centres.   He is the former Chair of the Society of Construction Malaysia (“SCL”) and Deputy Chair of the CIArb Malaysia, and is presently the Deputy Chair of Malaysian Society of Adjudicators.

Tatvaruban Subramaniam, Partner, Skrine

Ruban is a partner in the Construction and Engineering practice and is also a member of the ESH practice in Skrine. He has experience in various aspects and stages of construction and engineering projects and has advised clients on a range of issues from procurement to contract administration, and the avoidance and resolution of disputes. Ruban is familiar with the entire range of dispute resolution processes including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.  From an arbitration perspective, Ruban is experienced with domestic arbitrations and arbitration related applications before the courts.

Ruban is the present Secretary of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and is a committee member of the Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Sub-Committee.

Lynnda Lim,  Managing Director,  REX C

Lynnda is a dispute resolution professional with 21 years of working experience in the construction industry. As a Civil Engineering diploma graduate, Lynnda was initially employed by civil engineering, mining and quantity surveying firms Lynnda subsequently joined reputable international claim consultant firms from 2007 to 2009.

During these periods Lynnda worked on several major time/cost claims and arbitrations in relation to a landmark casino and resort development in Singapore, Lynnda established her own firm REX C Expert & Dispute Services Sdn Bhd recently.

As the Managing Director of REX C, Lynnda is managing dispute resolution proceedings, reviewing and drafting of claims, adjudication/arbitration submissions, and acting as delay and quantum expert witness in adjudication, arbitration and court. She also act as an advisor to developers, construction and engineering companies, specialist supply trades in providing advices on commercial/construction contracts, delay and extension of time, variations, insurance claims, valuation of work done, formal dispute resolution, Security Payment Act / CIPAA, and other non-contentious matters within Malaysia, and other jurisdictions. Lynnda holds qualifications in Construction Management, International Arbitration and Law.

Nahendran Navaratnam, Partner, Navaratnam Chambers

Nahendran Navaratnam practises as a barrister and arbitrator at Navaratnam Chambers, a boutique dispute resolution practice in Kuala Lumpur. He is a graduate of Monash University Australia and holds a Bachelor of Science in addition to a degree in law. Nahendran has over 33 years’ experience in trial, appellate and arbitration disputes principally in the areas of corporate law, commercial contracts, and administrative law. He generally acts for companies, financial institutions, and professional practices. He is especially familiar with regulatory, governance, energy, telecommunications, media, construction, and insurance disputes. He also sits as a chartered arbitrator and is an accredited mediator and adjudicator. He is noted as a leading individual for dispute resolution work in Malaysia by
several publications including Legal 500, Chambers, Benchmark Litigation and AsiaLaw. He was recently inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Nick Powell, Managing Director, Founder of Axiom

Nick is the managing director and the founder of Axiom. He is a chartered civil engineer and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He also holds a degree in law from the University of London. Having gained considerable contracting and design experience in heavy civil engineering and structural engineering projects, Nick developed a particular focus in contract administration, dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration support.

Nick is now an internationally recognised practitioner in the area of dispute resolution and expert witness services, having worked in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and throughout the Middle East.

Terms and Conditions

Event Policy

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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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