CIPAA: Adjudication Leading the Way?

The recent International Malaysia Law Conference 2018 was held on 14 to 17 August 2018. The conference featured an adjudication session titled ‘CIPAA: Adjudication Leading the Way?‘ A very enlightening, and somewhat troubling, discussion on how adjudication has developed in Malaysia over the last four years since its coming into force. Adjudication may not have achieved its aims of providing a swift resolution of disputes.

Image from http://www.engineersjournal.ie

 

The session featured three very experienced construction and adjudication practitioners. Ir Harbans Singh, a chartered engineer, arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator, and advocate and solicitor (non practicing). Rohan Arasoo, partner of Harold Lam Partnership. Belden Premaraj, principal partner of Belden.

The panel discussed whether adjudication was a success in Malaysia and whether it raised more hurdles for the construction industry players. The panel looked into the statistics of past adjudications and the case law that has developed.

The following is a report by Kelvin Seah who attended the interesting session. Continue reading

Feature in The Edge on innovation in the Malaysian legal profession

This week’s edition of The Edge has a feature on legaltech in Malaysia.

The article — titled “Innovation and the legal profession” — features quotes from TheMalaysianLawyer.com’s Marcus van Geyzel, as well as Cherilyn Tan (Asia Law Network), Eric Chin, Fahri Azzat (Fahri & Co and Locum Legalis), and Noemie Alintissar (Future Law Innovation Programme, Singapore Academy of Law).

Continue reading

TheMalaysianLawyer.com: 1,000,000 views (and counting…)

TML one million

On 12 October 2015, following up on an idea that came up during a chat between lawyers (and soon-to-be TML co-founders) Lee Shih and Marcus van Geyzel over a midweek duck noodle lunch in Midvalley a few days earlier, the first post was published on TheMalaysianLawyer.com.

What started off as a fun side project with the intention of featuring practical, high-quality, and relevant legal content, has taken on a life of its own. TML has opened many doors for us as its co-founders, and earlier this week we hit another milestone — 1,000,000 views.

Continue reading

#LexTech17: How Singapore’s Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) is driving innovation in the legal industry

The LexTech Conference 2017 will be held in Cyberjaya on 4 & 5 November 2017. Visit the event website for more information. TheMalaysianLawyer.com is a media partner of #LexTech17, and our readers can use the promo code LEXTECHTML when purchasing the tickets to enjoy a 10% discount. You can read our other posts on the conference via the LexTech17 tag.

Noemie A
Noemie Alintissar-Mooney, the Programme Manager at the Singapore Academy of Law’s Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP)

Singapore is home to many of the most exciting legal tech initiatives in the Southeast Asian region, and one of the main players behind this is the Singapore Academy of Law’s Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP).

Leading up to #LexTech17, we caught up with Noemie Alintissar-Mooney, the Programme Manager at FLIP. At the conference, Noemie will be talking about ‘Of Roadmaps, FLIP & Funding’.

Continue reading

TheMalaysianLawyer.com is Two!

Two years ago, the first-ever post was published on TML to introduce this new legal blog to the world.

Since then, we have published more than 100 posts (this is the 134th!), including posts from several guest writers.

Through TML, we have had the privilege of meeting new people and being introduced to exciting and unique opportunities.

Continue reading