National Young Lawyers and Pupils Conference 2023 | Thriving in 2033: Mastering the Unknown

The Malaysian Bar Council’s National Young Lawyers and Pupils Committee recently organised the National Young Lawyers and Pupils Conference 2023, from 10 to 12 February 2023, at Penang. This conference discussed big ideas and steps lawyers can take to adapt and thrive with the upcoming changes in a variety of practice areas. 
On the first day, Jocelyn Lim, our dispute resolution partner, was one of the speakers in Session 4A, titled “Adjudication: Paving the Way Forward for Construction Disputes in Malaysia?”. The speakers discussed major developments of CIPAA in Malaysia, the possible reforms, and trends observed in foreign jurisdictions with similar statutory regimes. They also shared tips on building and sustaining practice as counsel and adjudicator.
On day two, Puan Shafika Alsagoff, partner of the firm’s Banking and Finance practice group, spoke in Session 7, titled “The Future of Malaysia’s Capital Market in the Light of Current Trends”. This session analysed the Capital Market Masterplan 1 (2001-2010), Capital Market Masterplan 2 (2011-2020), Capital Market Masterplan 3 (2021-2025), and discussed on the potential shape of Malaysia’s capital market in 2033.
Our senior associate, Tan Hui Wen, moderated Session 8, titled “Emerging Trends in Arbitration”, in which the session discussed the latest development and emerging trends in arbitration and how young practitioners can capitalise on opportunities available in arbitration and establish a name for themselves in arbitration. Hui Wen is a core member of the organising committee member for this conference and an  active member of the NYLPC and Co-Deputy Chairperson for the Kuala Lumpur Bar’s Young Lawyers Committee term 2022/2023
This conference was also attended by our senior associates, Raja Nadhil Aqran, and Tiw Joe Yee, associates, Tan Wei Li, Jeremiah Ch’ng, Tommy Lim, and Chew Sue Peng, paralegal, Vishnu Vijandran, and pupil-in-chamber, Ng You Xian.