CPD Live | Revisiting Faber Union Sdn Bhd V Chew Nyat Shong & Anor: The Pandora’s Box of the Law on Liquidated Ascertained Damages

24 Aug 2020 - Mon / 1 day / 10:00am - 11:00am / CPD Live session on Zoom

This CPD Live session intends to dissect the findings of the Supreme Court in Faber Union Sdn Bhd v Chew Nyat Shong & Anor, and address the uncertainty in the law with particular reference to the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (“HDA”).

Law Student: RM 0
Member: RM 0
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 0
Non-Member: RM 60
Pupil in Chambers: RM 0
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 1
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This CPD Live session intends to dissect the findings of the Supreme Court in Faber Union Sdn Bhd v Chew Nyat Shong & Anor in its relatively short two-page judgment, so as to appreciate the developments on the law of liquidated ascertained damages (“LAD”) and to provide a detailed analysis on the current position now. This webinar will further address the uncertainty in the law with particular reference to the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (“HDA”).


Ranjan Datuk N Chandran graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Upper Honours) degree from the University of London in 1994 and completed the Certificate of Legal Practice in 1995. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996 and has been in practice for 25 years. He had his own practice under the name of Ranjan Chitravathy & Nik for 16 years, from 1999 to 2015.

In 2016, he joined the firm Hakem Arabi & Associates as a Partner. He appears frequently as counsel in the Appellate Courts and the High Courts. He has a passion for writing articles and has had many of his articles — including on alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), mediation, section 176: Scheme of Arrangement of the Companies Act 1965, judicial management, and a proposed COVID-19 Act of Parliament — published in law journals. He has also appeared in interviews with The Edge Weekly.

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