Webinar | Preparing Malaysia’s Next Generation Legal Professionals

29 Nov 2023 - Wed / 1 day / 2:00pm - 5:30pm /

Join us at our insightful “Preparing Malaysia’s Next Generation Legal Professionals” webinar, where we will embark on a journey to cultivate the legal leaders of tomorrow!  This engaging event will explore the foundations of legal education, emphasising values, training and mentorship as the driving forces behind the success of future legal professionals.

Member: RM 30
Pupil in Chambers: RM 15
Law Student: RM 15
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 3
Event Code:


Dive into the intricacies of the arbitration and mediation process, gaining valuable insights to equip the next generation with the tools they need to excel in an ever-evolving legal landscape.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a transformative discussion shaping Malaysia’s legal future.



2:00 pm to
2:15 pm
Welcome Remarks
by Karen Cheah Yee Lynn, President, Malaysian Bar | Richard Teh (Emcee), Member, IPSC
2:15 pm to
2:45 pm

Value Creation by Business Lawyers
by Jeff Leong Pak Lim, Co-Deputy Chairperson, Bar Council International Professional 
Services Committee (“IPSC”)
2:45 pm to
3:30 pm

Mentoring And Training Malaysian Lawyers
by Azmi b Mohd Ali, Co-Deputy Chairperson, IPSC

3:30 pm to
4:15 pm

Arbitration Insights: Developing a Career in Arbitration, Navigating Challenges and 
Best Practices
by Crystal Wong Wai Chin, Member, Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee
4:15 pm to
5:00 pm

Exporting Professional Services: Mediation
by Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor, Chairperson, Bar Council Mediation Committee

5:00 pm to
5:30 pm

Question and Answer Session



Jeff Leong Pak Lim is the founder and senior partner of Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong.   He is the Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Bar Council International Professional Services Committee.  An active member of LAWASIA since 1994, he currently serves as its Co-Chairman of the Corporate, Securities & Investment Law Committee (1994-2023) and Belt and Road Committee (2018-2023).  Jeff Leong is also an international commercial mediator with the Malaysian International Mediation Centre (“MIMC”) and several other mediation centres in China.  Jeff has taught Asian law and strategic business consulting courses for the GMAP /KIMAP Graduate School of Law programs at Kobe University since 2015.  He also supervised a law internship program for Kobe University and other universities in China, introducing students to cross-border legal practice in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.  Jeff Leong was inducted by the Legal 500 to its “Hall of Fame for Malaysia (Corporate and M&A)” and is acknowledged as a “Malaysia Top 100 Lawyer (Asian Business Law Journal)”.


Azmi b Mohd Ali is the senior partner of Azmi & Associates, a full service corporate and commercial law firm of approximately 96 lawyers based in Kuala Lumpur.  Azmi & Associates under his leadership is recognised as one of the largest law firms (by size) in Malaysia.  He holds a LL.B (Hons.) from the University of Malaya (1984) and a LLM in US & Global Business Law from the Suffolk University (USA) (2011).  He has also attended a short program on enterprise innovation at Cambridge University Business School.  He is experienced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, project finance, privatisation, energy, oil and gas and foreign investments.  Prior to his venture in private practice, he spent six and a half years as an in-house counsel at Petronas.  He was involved in projects of national importance for Malaysia, negotiating and concluding the NGPSA, a major gas development project in 1990.  His accomplishments are recognised by international legal publications.  He won the prestigious “Legal 500 Hall of Fame for M&A/Corporate” in 2020, “Distinguished M&A Practitioner for AsiaLaw” (2020), “International Law Office 2016 Clients Choice Award for Malaysia in Mergers & Acquisitions”, and other international publications. Currently, he is a director of a bank and three listed companies.  He had previously served as a director of Sime Darby Berhad and 5 other listed companies.  He has been involved in strategic management of a number of litigation cases, as well as arbitration cases under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the LCIA Rules.  He has also acted as an arbitrator in one arbitration case under AIAC Arbitration Rules.  He is a member of International Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (“ICC”); a member of the Panel of Conciliators and Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”); and also a member of Steering Committee of the AIAC’s Islamic Standard Form of Contracts (“AIAC i-SFC”).


Crystal Wong Wai Chin, a partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, focuses on international arbitration with an emphasis on electricity, conventional and renewable energy generation, water supply, and complex infrastructure & engineering projects.  She is a trusted advisor to clients comprising of utility companies, independent power producers, government-linked companies and multinational companies.  Her experience includes an extended stint with a leading international utilities conglomerate.  Crystal was recently ranked by Chambers & Partners as an “Up-and-Coming lawyer for 2023 (Dispute Resolution: Construction)”.  At the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards held in March 2023, Crystal was named as “Young Lawyer of the Year”.


Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor has been in practice since 1996.  He concentrates mainly in general and construction arbitration, construction adjudication, mediation, litigation in the area of corporate, general, construction and trust, corporate advisory and property conveyancing.  He is also a Syariah practitioner and an accredited mediator.  He is also a notary public.  Abdul Fareed is a President of the Strata Management Tribunal appointed by the Housing Ministry since 2016.  He was the President of the Malaysian Bar from 2019 to 2020.  Currently, he is the Chairperson of the Mediation Committee and Chairman of the Malaysian International Mediation Centre and also a Member of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board. He is also the managing partner of the Ezrilaw Firm managing the Penang, and Selangor branches.

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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