The Malaysia-Singapore Bar Summit is a joint collaboration between the Malaysian Bar and The Law Society of Singapore, which is now in its third year. Hosted alternately by the Malaysian Bar and The Law Society of Singapore, the Summit is an important occasion where Members of the Malaysian Bar can meet and interact with their counterparts from Singapore. The formal talk will be followed by an interactive session where members from both sides of the causeway can mingle and network informally.
Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari
Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari has held various positions as an Office Bearer of the Malaysian Bar: Secretary from 2000 to 2002, Vice-President from 2002 to 2003, and President from 2003 to 2005. He is currently the Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He has also chaired the Arbitration Committee, which was involved in the initial drafting of the new Arbitration Act 2005. He is the Chairman of the Malaysian Mediation Centre, which was set up by the Bar Council in 1999, and served as Chairman of the Asian Mediation Association from 2011 to 2013.
Thio Shen Yi
Thio Shen Yi is not just one of TSMP’s founding partners, but also a leading figure in the legal community. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008 at the early age of 40, and is often cited as a leading individual in dispute resolution in the top international legal publications. His practice is in dispute resolution, primarily as counsel, and occasionally as arbitrator.
Shen Yi’s wide practice includes corporate litigation, restructuring and insolvency, financial and commercial disputes, information technology, construction and engineering disputes, and competition law. Insatiably curious and widely read, he believes that to fully understand the brief, a wide-ranging and eclectic knowledge of economics, history, business, finance, engineering, science and psychology is critical. Shen Yi is happiest when diving headfirst into a complex dispute, requiring both an in-depth forensic mind and the skills of a natural advocate.
Lim Seng Siew
Lim Seng Siew has over 29 years of practice experience in litigation and commercial transactions, concentrating mainly on technology-related matters. In addition to practice experience, the years when he was CEO of a technology start-up (2000-2003), and Senior Director of the Technology Cluster, Singapore Academy of Law (2008-2011) have also gained him practical experience managing technology projects as well as the daily operations of such entities.
His combined experience translates to practical advice to clients who intend to start or run a technology business, manage their technology partners and/or develop technology projects. His litigation experience means that he has the ability to spot potential problem areas and suggest possible solutions.
In addition to his active legal practice, Seng Siew is also an active representative of the legal profession in dealing with the Government and the Judiciary. As an ExCo member of The Law Society of Singapore, he provides feedback on policy matters to the authorities. As the chairman of the Inadequate Professional Services Committee and a member of the Ethics Committee, he is also involved in regulating the conduct of lawyers.
Fahri Azzat was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998. He is a partner at Messrs Fahri & Co and
practises mainly in civil and commercial litigation. He has been an advocacy trainer since 2011 and regularly teaches advocacy in Kuala Lumpur. In 2015, he was invited to teach advocacy in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He also taught in the Advocacy Teacher Training Course in Kuala Lumpur.
Lawrence Teh is a Senior Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and Arbitration practice of Dentons Rodyk &
Davidson LLP. He has particular experience in international trade and commodities, maritime and aviation, banking and financial
services, onshore and offshore construction, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other investments, and insurance in related fields.
Lawrence advises clients and acts as an advocate in all areas of commercial law, and appears regularly as lead counsel in the Singapore courts in arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is also considered and appointed regularly as an arbitrator in international disputes under the ICC, SIAC, SCMA, KLRCA, LCIA and KCAB rules or under ad hoc arbitrations.
Lawrence is the chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee at The Law Society of Singapore. He chaired the committee that drafted the Law Society Arbitration Rules and is a panel arbitrator of the Law Society Arbitration Scheme. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and a panel arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”), the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (“SCMA”), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration (“KLRCA”), and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB”). He is the chairman of the Promotion Committee of the SCMA. He is also a council member of the Legal Practice Division in the International Bar Association (“IBA”) and the administrator of the Comité Maritime International (“CMI”).
Wan Zafran Pawancheek is a practising advocate and solicitor and an active litigator. He serves on various committees of Bar Council Malaysia and State Bar Committees.
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