CPD Live | Electronic Commerce – Legal Essentials Explained

28 Sep 2020 - Mon / 1 day / 3:00pm - 5:00pm / CPD Live Webinar on Zoom

This CPD Live Webinar discusses important components revolving electronic commerce.

Highlight: Registration will open once the circular has been issued
Law Student: RM 0
Member: RM 20
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 20
Non-Member: RM 60
Pupil in Chambers: RM 0
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 1
Event Code:


Registration will close at 3:00 pm, on 24 Sept 2020 (Thursday).

A confirmation email containing a link to the CPD Live Webinar will be sent once proof of payment is received.

No additional registration will be accepted once the closing date has passed, or if the CPD Live Webinar is full.

The CPD Department may not permit future registration if you fail to attend a CPD Live Webinar after registering unless you provide an acceptable and valid reason(s).

This CPD Live Webinar will discuss these critical areas:

  • Why electronic commerce has become an essential service;
  • The general legal framework and various legislation to be considered in operating a virtual business, such as consumer protection against unfair contracts, data privacy breach, email marketing, and more;
  • The legal challenges in virtual businesses and regulatory aspects;
  • Digital service tax development and its implications; and
  • Electronic contract, the effects of digital signature, and electronic signature in sealing the deal.


Karen Cheah Yee Lyn has been in active legal practice ever since she was admitted as an advocate and solicitor to the High Court of Malaya in 1995. She graduated with a degree in law from the University of London in 1993, and thereafter obtained the Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice in 1994.

Karen’s current primary focus is in mergers and acquisition, regulatory compliance, information technology and data privacy, foreign direct investments, aircraft financing, corporate and commercial contracts, real estate transactions, banking and finance, as well as selected tax areas. The industries in which she has advised clients include electronic commerce, information technology, oil and gas (refinery and petrochemical), electronics and electrical, manufacturing, food and safety, hospitality, tourism, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical equipment.

In 2019, she presented “The Malaysian Legal Framework in the E-Commerce Industry” at the ASEAN & South Asia Commercial Law Conference held in Taipei, organised by the Taipei Bar Association and the Taiwan Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs; and another webinar presentation in 2020 together with Tiu Gi Gyn.

Karen is passionate in her quest for knowledge, her commitment to clients, the betterment of the Bar and the legal profession, and has an ardent interest in public interest issues. She was the past Secretary and Treasurer of the Malaysian Bar, and she was awarded as the Advanced Tertiary College (“ATC”) Outstanding Alumni in 2016. She is a current Bar Council Member.

Tiu Gi Gyn is a partner in the Corporate Practice and Information & Financial Technology Sector Group of Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff. With the rise of digital transformation in various sectors, Gi Gyn regularly assists tech and non-tech companies on launching disruptive digital platforms. She has handled many e-commerce contract drafting and gives practical advice in managing legal risks related to digital businesses, operating systems and fintech-related issues. Gi Gyn is also passionate about start-ups, emerging companies and social enterprises. In 2016, she spearheaded a legal incubator and forged partnerships with various accelerators and ecosystem players to support start-ups and emerging companies in navigating legal risks, while providing creative problem-solving solutions.

Terms and Conditions

A Step-By-Step Guide to Join the CPD Live Webinar

(1) For seamless streaming, download the Zoom app
You will be given a webinar ID and a password to join CPD Live Webinar once your registration has been confirmed.

(2) Log in to Zoom, and provide your username
For Members of the Bar or pupils-in-chambers, use the format below for identification purposes when prompted:

Full name (as per NRIC) | Bar Council membership number or petition number

For non-members, provide your full name only.

(3) Setup your space
Ensure that you have a strong Internet connection. You may use an earpiece for clarity.

(4) Mute your microphone
When CPD Live is ongoing, please mute your microphone on Zoom at all times to ensure there is no interruption from your end.

(5) You may raise questions during the Question-and-Answer session only
Please take note that no speaking is allowed when the CPD Live Webinar is taking place.

If you wish to raise a question, please type in the chat box and the speaker will respond accordingly.

(6) Please, do not do this
Screen recording, sharing the webinar ID and password links, reproducing the content of the CPD Live Session on any platform are strictly not allowed.

Any unregistered person may be removed without prior notice, and no CPD point will be awarded. Failure to adhere to this may result in disciplinary action by the Bar Council.


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.

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.


The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.


  • 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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