Day 1 | 10 July 2023

Opening Address

The Right Honourable Justice Tun Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat

Chief Justice, Federal Court of Malaysia

Keynote Address

Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz

Founding President, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (“IDEAS”)

Day 2 | 11 July 2023

6th Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture

Cyrus Das

Past President, Malaysian Bar

Plenary Session

Hard Talk: The Economy - On Track or Sidetracked?

Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Emeritus Professor, University of Malaya

Dato’ Dr Prof Gurdial Singh Nijar

President, National Human Rights Society

Shakira Teh Sharifuddin

Senior Economist, World Bank

Breakout Sessions

Sports Policy, Governance & Regulation

YB Hannah Yeoh

Minister of Youth and Sports

Cross Border and Domestic Mediation: Opportunities and Challenges in the Future for Dispute Resolution and Transactional Lawyers

Melissa K Pang

President, LAWASIA; Immediate Past President, The Hong Kong Law Society

Sujatha Sekhar Naik

Chairman, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance

Francis Goh

Partner; Head, International Arbitration and Mediation, Harry Elias Partnership, Singapore

Shanti Abraham

Advocate and Solicitor, Shanti Abraham & Associates

Legal Practice within the Asian Region: Tackling Disparity and Commonality of Legal Systems

Dato' Azmi Mohd Ali

Senior Partner, Azmi & Associates

Tech and Innovation

Adeline Chin

Co-Chairperson, Asian Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association; Chief Operating Officer, Chamber Labs

Suaran Singh Sidhu

Partner, LAW Partnership

Waqf: The Legal and Regulatory Framework Needed for Implementation

Mohd Bahroddin Badri

Shariah Specialist cum Head Shariah Advisory, ISRA Consulting

Umar Munshi

Founder, Ethis Global

Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff

Partner, Skrine

Prospect and Viability of Small Firm Practice — Are Affiliation and Group Practice the Next Logical Step?

R Jayabalan

Advocate and Solicitor, R Jayabalan; Chairperson, Bar Council Small Firms Practice Committee

Nahendran Navaratnam

Advocate and Solicitor, Navaratnam Chambers

Issac Chan

Barrister, Rede Chambers, Hong Kong

Lisa Sam Hui Min

Vice-President, Law Society of Singapore; Managing Partner, Lisa Sam & Company, Singapore

Allen Miranda Emmanuel

Co-Deputy Chairperson, Small Firms Practice Committee; Partner, Suraiya Arif, Miranda & Tan

The Development of the Law on Discovery / eDiscovery Pre- and Post-Pandemic: A Comparative Analysis

The Honourable Dato’ Mohd Arief Emran bin Arifin

Judicial Commissioner, High Court of Kuala Lumpur (NCVC 8)

R Rishi

Advocate and Solicitor, Rishi & Partners

Linda Misbah

Senior Project Manager, Alexander Holburn, Canada

Philip Richardson

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, United Kingdom

Out of the Mouth of Babes: Interviewing Children in Custody Disputes

The Honourable Evrol Mariette Peters

Judge, High Court of Kuala Lumpur (Family)

Dr Diana-Lea Baranovich

Consultant Psychotherapist and Diagnostician

Day 3 | 12 July 2023

Breakout Sessions

Laws for an Ageing Nation: Improved Laws and New Laws

Assoc Prof Dr Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist; Head of Neuro-Behavioural Medicine Services, Penang Adventist Hospital

Navigating Corporate Rescues

Ira Biswas

Partner, Chooi & Co

Blockchain / Cryptocurrency and Its Interrelationship with the Legal Systems

Dr Wong Wai Wai

Legal Researcher, Foong & Co; Law Lecturer

Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Janet Toh Yoong San

Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co

The Continued Evolution of Fintech and Insuretech in Malaysia: The Need to Regulate, Govern and Manage the Industry in Malaysia

Jonathan Lim Hon Kiat

Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Digitalisation of Land Transactions in Malaysia - Are We Ready?

Sathish Ramachandran

Partner, Deol & Gill

Effective Advocacy: Exploring the Future

The Honourable Justice Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan

Judge, Federal Court

The Honourable Justice Datuk Vazeer Alam bin Mydin Meera

Judge, Court of Appeal

Raja Eileen Soraya

Partner, Raja, Darryl & Loh

Alan Wong Teck Wei

Partner, Zain Megat & Murad

Foo Joon Liang

Partner, Gan Partnership

Day 4 | 13 July 2023

Plenary Session

Challenges to Legal Education: Where Are We At?

Salim Bashir

Past President, Malaysian Bar

Breakout Sessions

Alternative Modes of Practice: Locum/Multidisciplinary

Peter Godwin

Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Litigation Funding

The Honourable Su Tiang Joo

Judicial Commissioner, High Court of Kuala Lumpur (NCVC 3)

Cheng-Yee Khong

Senior Relationship Manager, OMNI Bridgeway, Hong Kong

Publicity vs Advertisement — Where Are We At?

Benjamin Foo

Council Member, Law Society of Singapore

Chen Kah Leng

Consultant, Skrine

Yusfarizal Yussoff

Co-Chairperson, IMLC 2023 Organising Committee; Partner, Yusfarizal, Aziz & Zaid

Contemporary Working Norms: Is Malaysia Ready?

Janice Anne Leo

Partner, Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership

NFTs in e-Commerce and The Metaverse / Digital Assets

Natalie Lim Yen Kuan

Partner, Skrine

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann LLP, Singapore

“Is There a Glass Ceiling for Women in Practice?”

Lubna Shuja

President, Law Society of England and Wales

Liability of a Law Practitioner: An Attempt to Identify and Balance between Privilege, Secrecy, and Compliance Under the AMLA Regime

S Suressh

Chairperson, Anti-Money Laundering Committee, The Law Society of Singapore; Partner, Harry Elias Partnership, Singapore

Babu Raj Raja Gopal

Co-Chairperson, Bar Council Committee on AMLA