Event

Event

 

Seminar on Conveyance – From Buy to Bequeath

20 Feb 2019 - Wed / 1 day / 9:00am - 5:00pm / Auditorium - Asian International Arbitration Centre (Formerly known as KLRCA) Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin 50000 Kuala Lumpur

The Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee (“CPC”) proudly presents a panel seminar entitled “Conveyance — From Buy tonBequeath” featuring 12 CPC members. The topics span the conveyancing spectrum — from issues relating to housing development and updates on related legislation, to financing products and estate matters.

 

Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 6
Circular No: 015/2019
Event Code:
T3/20022019/BC/BC192065/6

Description

The Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee (“CPC”) proudly presents a panel seminar entitled “Conveyance — From Buy tonBequeath” featuring 12 CPC members. The topics span the conveyancing spectrum — from issues relating to housing development and updates on related legislation, to financing products and estate matters.

The seminar will be interactive in nature. Participants whose registration has been confirmed are thus encouraged to prepare questions addressed to specific panels, and submit them to the Bar Council Secretariat by email to dhurga.dewi@malaysianbar.org.my and scott@malaysianbar.org.my, on or before 13 Feb 2019 (Wednesday). The panellists will address these questions at the event, as well as questions posed from the floor.

Speaker

Andrew Wong Fook Hin was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1978 and has served in various capacities in the State Bars of Pahang and Johore.

He was a member of the Bar Council from 1987 to 1989 and was Chairperson of CPC from 2008 to 2010. Since 2007, he has conducted many seminars in Peninsular Malaysia on the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) Act 1966 and amendments thereto, the Strata Titles Act 1985 and amendments thereto, and the Strata Management Act 2013, for the Malaysian Bar, Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association (“REHDA”), and the public.

Low Beng Choo graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya in 1982, and a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Staffordshire, UK in 2006.

She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1983 and has been in active private law practice since. She is currently a consultant in a legal firm. She was a member of the Bar Council for 20 years. She has served in various positions in sports advisory, administration and management, and in sports organisations, both nationally and internationally.

Nicholas Chang Chen Seng was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2001 and is an active member in various Bar Council committees such as CPC, Solicitors’ Remuneration Enforcement Committee, and Legal Profession Committee. Nicholas is also serving as a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board. His experience extends to matters such as advising on structured contracts and land deals.

YP Cheong holds an LLB (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya. She has been in continuous active legal practice since January 1980, ie for more than 39 years. Her areas of practice focus on conveyancing, corporate and intellectual property matters.

She has conducted many seminars known as “Conveyancing With Confidence”, for lawyers, bankers, developers, chambering students
and staff to work independently in conveyancing and related matters.

She is an active member of CPC, and represents the Bar Council in meetings with Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (“LHDN”), Jabatan Ketua Pengarah Tanah Dan Galian Persekutuan, the Wilayah Persekutuan Land Office, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, and PEMUDAH.

She is currently the Chairperson of the subcommittee of CPC on matters relating to LHDN and the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.
Chong Wai Kuan is a senior associate at Messrs Khairizan Teo & Nuraiti, and practises in the areas of conveyancing and banking contracts. She has experience in land law and conveyancing issues.

Anthony Chong Tian Hock holds a double degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia and University of Malaya. He has been in active
practice for the past 15 years, dealing extensively with conveyancing matters such as sale and purchase of real estate direct from the developer and from the secondary market. He is now the Managing Partner of Messrs Chong & Seelah Mohamad.

Khatijah Shaik Hussain was admitted as a barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn London in 1993 and was subsequently admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 29 Oct 1994. She is a partner in Messrs G. Ragumaren & Co, taking full charge of the firm’s Conveyancing Department and all of the firm’s non-contentious matters, particularly drafting Sale & Purchase Agreements for various types of properties, drafting of wills and all estate matters (Probate and Non-Probate) and commercial agreements.

Carolyn Oh Li Lin is the principal of Messrs Carolyn Oh & Co., a boutique law firm based in Penang. Carolyn Oh read law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, attained her Bachelor of Law degree with Honours (LLB (Hons)) in 1993, and thereafter went on to qualify as a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple, UK in 1994. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1995 and has continuously practised for over 24 years in the legal profession.

Carolyn Oh practises in conveyancing, corporate and litigation matters but her preferred focus is on estate and succession planning ie the authoring of wills, trusts and foundations. She advises private individuals and families with regard to structuring, establishing, managing and monitoring their family structures and assets therein, which includes the formation of private trust companies, trust and/or foundation vehicles as required by such clients.

She currently holds the following positions:

  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocatesand Solicitors Disciplinary Board;
  • Committee Member of CPC;
  • Notary Public admitted under the Notary Public Act 1959;
  • Specialist Consultant for the Labuan International Business and
  • Financial Centre (“LIBFC”); and
  • Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner with STEP (UK).

Elison Wong Seow Ching is a partner in Messrs Elison Wong. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998, and her practice areas include general litigation, conveyancing (sub-sales) and commercial matters. Jal Othman heads the Islamic Finance practice in Messrs Shook Lin & Bok, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Malaysia. Jal was instrumental in setting up the firm‘s Islamic Finance practice and currently heads a team of approximately 20 lawyers advising on Islamic finance deals. Jal is also the deputy head of the conventional banking and finance department.

Concurrent with managing his portfolio in the firm, Jal is also very much involved in the Islamic finance industry, and holds positions in INCEIF University, an institution established under the auspices of Bank Negara Malaysia. Jal has been commissioned by the Malaysian Securities Commission and the Rating Agency of Malaysia in relation to product development and regulatory requirements. He is also involved in law reform through his participation in the Bank Negara Malaysia committee for Islamic Finance Law Reform.

Zemilah bt Mohd Noor was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in April 1995. She began her career in law as a legal assistant with Messrs Ezri & Co in 1998, and was made a partner in 2000. She became a senior partner in 2007. She has 24
years of experience in handling various transactions for property and real estate matters. She has also handled banking transaction documentation — be it conventional or Islamic — for retail and commercial financing, including those under the concepts of Al-Bai’ Bithaman Ajil, Musharakah Mutanaqisah, Ijarah, Tawarruq, Hibah, and Al-Kafalah, for various financial institutions. Currently, she serves as Chairperson of both the Conveyancing Practice Subcommittee (since 2017) and Islamic Finance Subcommittee, of the Penang Bar Committee.

Kalathevy Sivagnanam is currently the sole proprietor of Messrs Kalathevy & Co. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996, and has experience in a wide range of areas of law, having initially handled conveyancing, corporate and civil litigation portfolios in her early years of practice.

She holds a postgraduate degree in the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional Programme from the Global Islamic University, INCEIF. She is a member of the Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals and presently focuses on corporate and real estate matters.

Terms and Conditions

Please contact the organiser for further Terms and Conditions.

Please direct all correspondence (including completed registration forms and proof of payment) and enquiries to:
Dhurga Dewi Karunamoorthy
(03-2050 2147; dhurga.dewi@malaysianbar.org.my); or

Scott Khor Tzher K’ng
(03-2050 2106; scott@malaysianbar.org.my)
Fax: 03-2034 2487

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