WOU hosts legal seminar by leading law firm

Wawasan Open University (WOU) played host to a half-day seminar by a leading law firm to discuss a wide range of legal issues of pertinence in Malaysia.

The event themed “New Malaysia’s 1st Anniversary: How 9 May 2018 Changed Our Legal Landscape” was organised by Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (LHAG) at the WOU main campus today. Prof Lily Chan, the Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor of WOU, delivered the opening speech as the guest of honour.

Prof Lily Chan of WOU (2nd from right) with (from left) Tan Gek Im, Chia Loong Thye and Eunice Chan from the law firm.

Prof Lily Chan of WOU (2nd from right) with (from left) Tan Gek Im, Chia Loong Thye and Eunice Chan from the law firm.

The seminar looked into such issues as corporate law, competition law, real estate law, and taxation law. The audience received insights into the fraud and corporate disputes in the New Malaysia, the perils of ignorance in competition law, recent developments in real estate, and the next steps for taxpayers following the Tax Amnesty Programme.

The moderator for the various sessions was LHAG Corporate and Conveyancing expert Chia Loong Thye, who is also a member of the WOU Board of Governors.  

Event moderator Chia (left) with the speakers, Andrew Chiew (centre) and Ang Hean Leng (right).

Event moderator Chia (left) with the speakers, Andrew Chiew (centre) and Ang Hean Leng (right).

Among the topics was ‘Fraud and Corporate Disputes in New Malaysia: What's New, What's Hot’ that was presented by LHAG Dispute Resolution partner Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi and Corporate and Commercial Disputes specialist Ang Hean Leng.

The other panel speakers from LHAG were Intellectual Property and Technology, Media and Telecommunications expert Eunice Chan Wei Lynn, Corporate and Conveyancing professional Tan Gek Im, and Tax, SST and Customs specialist S Saravana Kumar.

Chia (2nd from left) with a few of the speakers.

Chia (2nd from left) with a few of the speakers.

About 100 people from the legal fraternity comprising the firm’s clients, high ranking executives, and directors of corporate entities nationwide attended the event, including WOU Board of Governors Chairman Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

The seminar on the legal developments in the New Malaysia following a change in the federal government after the 14th General Election in 2018 was part of LHAG’s annual Corporate Counsel Day series that is held in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Penang for the corporate counsel community.

Tan Sri Dr Koh (foreground, front row) and the other attendees at the seminar.

Tan Sri Dr Koh (foreground, front row) and the other attendees at the seminar.