PRIVATE LAW: SPEAKERS

Ms. Adeline Chin Co-Founder of LawTech Malaysia, Law Asia 365, and Cyrus Book Store.

Adeline Chin is a co-founder of 3 legal-related companies, namely: LawTech Malaysia, a homegrown LawTech ecosystem builder and the organiser behind Malaysia's first-ever LawTech Hackathon; Law Asia 365, a knowledge management (KM) consultancy firm specialising in KM for the legal practice; and Cyrus Book Store, a digital book retailer specialising in the sale of law book titles from Malaysia, UK, Hong Kong and many other jurisdictions, and the first mobile app-enabled specialist book store in Malaysia. A University of London law graduate and an MBA holder from Sydney Business School, Adeline has been trailblazing a progressive form of legal KM since 2012. She has authored several whitepapers and publications relating to KM and legal technology and was a guest speaker at numerous conferences both domestically and abroad. In her capacity as a KM professional, Adeline has designed, spearheaded and implemented innovative knowledge projects that humanize the law through the infusion of technology. She currently sits as a member of the Tech Expert Committee established under the auspices of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), and is a Steering Committee Member of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA).




Mr. Josh Lee Chairperson, Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA)


Josh is deeply passionate about the intersection of law, policy and technology. To these ends, Josh is the Chairperson of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA). Josh also co-founded LawTech.Asia, a virtual publication driving thought leadership on law and technology in Asia. Presently, Josh is pursuing his LL.M in Law and Technology in Berkeley Law as a Kathryn Aguirre Worth Scholar and Buxbaum Fellow. Prior to his studies, Josh served as the Legal Policy Manager for AI Governance in Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission, where he managed Singapore's AI governance policies. Before that, Josh was an Assistant Director for Legal Policy in Singapore's Ministry of Law and practiced as an international arbitration lawyer in a large Singapore law firm. For his work, Asia Law Portal identified Josh as one of Asia's Top 30 Persons to Watch in the legal industry in 2019. Josh has also profiled the book "The New Age Lawyers" by Loreal's Anna Lozynski. Josh holds positions in the IEEE, the Singapore Law Reform Committee, and the Singapore Management University's Centre for AI and Data Governance. He speaks regularly at conferences and dialogues as a regional thought leader in the law-of-tech and tech-of-law ecosystems. 




Ms. Mei Yan Tan Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft Malaysia.


Mei Yan is now a partner technology strategist in Microsoft who pursues customer success through co-creation with partners on Microsoft technologies. She specializes in partners' transformation for Microsoft solutions, from digitalizing modern workplace, cloud strategies, and security practices to leading business partnerships and bringing technology solutions to market. Besides, she is also part of Women in Tech @ Microsoft Malaysia, striving to increase including, belonging, equity and representation of women to create meaningful connections for community to inspire learning and amplify societal impacts via education. Before joining Microsoft, she worked at Huawei Technologies for 6 years supporting clients over 30 countries in technical delivery.



Dr. Pierre Horna Legal Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


Dr. Pierre Horna is a Legal Affairs officer at the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for 18 years. He has been responsible for the design, formulation and implementation of technical assistance and capacity building programmes on competition and consumer protection policies in the ASEAN, Balkan, CIS (ex-Soviet Union countries) and Latin American regions. Dr. Pierre Horna has actively assisted governments and policymakers around the world in the design and implementations of competition and consumer protection policies regimes as well as drafted several legal assessment reports on competition laws for many developing countries and transition economies. Dr. Horna has recently published a book with Hart Publishing in March 2020 entitled: Fighting Cross-Border Cartels The Perspective of the Young and Small Competition Authorities. Dr. Pierre Horna will speak on his personal capacity and therefore his views are strictly personal and do not represent in any way the view of UN and/or its Member States.



Ms. Joan Ting Pang Chung (Partner, ZICO Law, Malaysia)

Joan has been recognised as a notable practitioner in M&A by International Financial Law Review (www. iflr1000.com). Joan is experienced in advising on various issues involving capital markets and securities laws. She regularly advises domestic and multinational corporations on corporate exercises involving listing and other equity capital raising exercises on Bursa Malaysia and other stock exchanges, exchange-traded funds, REITs and other collective investment schemes. Joan advises regularly on foreign investment restrictions, joint ventures, take-overs and mergers of public companies, acquisitions and disposals of shares and assets of private companies. Some of the transactions she advised on include companies in the manufacturing sector, engineering consultancy services, quantity surveying services, insurance, banking services, money remittance services, logistics, tourism and private employment agency services.


Mr. Chew Phye Keat (Managing Partner, Raja, Darryl & Loh)


Phye Keat is the management partner of the law firm of Raja, Darryl & Loh.  He is a seasoned practitioner in corporate, commercial, ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and intellectual property laws, having handled a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions including those in respect of joint ventures, manufacturing, telecommunications, computer contracts, information technology, licensing, franchising, foreign investment, immigration, sale of goods, construction, privatisation and infrastructure  (including the first light rail transit project in Malaysia, STAR).  Recently, Phye Keat has been focusing on competition law as a new niche of his practice.  He led (and still leads) the task force set up by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce that interacted with the Malaysian Government on the drafting of the Competition Bill.  Since the Competition Act came into force in 2012, Phye Keat has been very active in helping various clients become compliant with the Competition Act. 


With the recent amendments to the Malaysian anti-corruption legislation introducing corporate liability for companies in which "associated persons" are found to have given bribes, Phye Keat has also been active in advising companies on implementing adequate procedures to prevent corruption, which is the only defence to such an offence. Phye Keat has been listed as a Leading Individual by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 for 2017-2021 and as a top-ranked Band 1 Leading Individual for Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Asia Pacific for 2015, 2016, 2019-2021.  AsiaLaw Profiles named him as a Market-leading Lawyer for the years 2012, 2013, 2017-2019, as a Distinguished Practitioner for Competition/Antitrust and Corporate & M/A in its 2020 edition and as an Elite Practitioner for Competition/Antitrust in its 2021 edition.  He has been included in "The A List – Malaysia's Top 100 Lawyers 2020" by Asia Business Law Journal.


Mr. Federico Vasoli (Partner, dMTV Global, Italy)

Federico Vasoli is a cross-jurisdiction and cross-cultural lawyer. He is admitted to the Bar of Milan and to the Malta's Chamber of Advocates as a European Union lawyer and by the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice as a foreign lawyer. He is the managing partner of the international legal and tax advisory firm dMTV Global (www.dmtvglobal.com), headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Malta and Vietnam. Federico assists clients primarily in dealing with domestic and international contracts and company law,  foreign direct investments, asset protection, trusts, international tax matters, in a multiplicity of industries, including AI, AR, blockchains, digital medicine and IoT. His firm's track record includes assisting over 60 blockchain-related projects in two years in Singapore and Malta. He is the independent general counsel of nextAI Ltd (www.nextai.co.uk) and independent general counsel and managing partner Singapore and Asia-Pacific of Spektral USA LLC (www.spektralar.com), a Digital to Augmented  Marketing & Analytics consulting company, both Harvard Medical School and MIT Sloan Alumni spin-offs. Federico is a regular speaker at MBA and other academic and executive venues. He is a lecturer at MIP Politecnico di Milano and at NIBI business school and mentors students of the Master in International Business of Milan's Catholic University.


Dr. Loganathan Krishnan (Lecturer, Monash University, Malaysia)


Dr Loganathan Krishnan pursued LL.B (Hons) at the University of London, LL.M and Ph.D at Universiti Malaya, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at Curtin University.

He was in practice at Thampa Solicitors, London. His academic career was at SEGi University, Curtin University and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and now at Monash University. His research is on corporate law. His publication includes Principles of Business and Corporate Law, Malaysia (3rd ed), Wolters Kluwer and book chapters published by De Gruyter and Routledge. He has published in various scholarly journals. Among the notable ones are the International Comparative and Corporate Law Journal, International Company and Commercial Law Review, IIUM Law Journal, Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law, Malaysian Journal of Law and Society and Company Lawyer. He is a council member of ASEAN Law Association, a member of the corporate law section at LAWASIA, a member of the Corporate Law Teachers' Association, a council member of the Australian Association of Law Academics and examination committee member of CTIM. In 2017, he received the Erasmus+ Grant and was a visiting scholar at University of Sussex, England. He is a paper reviewer for several journals and an editorial board member. He is also a member of the working committee at MyCC.


Francesca Chin Nyuk Oi, Multimedia University

Francesca Chin Nyuk Oi comes from a humble family in Sabah, Malaysia. Ever since growing up as a kid, Francesca has developed a strong passion towards language and history subjects that has ultimately inculcated her interest into studying law. After leaving Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School, Francesca pursued her Foundation in Law at Multimedia University, Melaka Campus (MMU) and subsequently continued with the Bachelor of Law Degree at MMU with sponsorship under the Program Ijazah Dalam Negara (PIDN) from the Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA). Francesca is currently a final year law student.   On the quest for knowledge, Francesca has participated in several events in MMU as a high committee and sub-committee member that includes the Christian Society Melaka Camp, Law Night and 30-Hour Famine World Vision Malaysia. Francesca has also participated as a world vision volunteer and appointed as a treasurer in a youth fellowship in Melaka. Recently, Francesca took part in a compulsory 12-week legal attachment programme in which she was exposed mainly to the areas of civil litigation and adjudication. Francesca hopes to go into the professional field of law and continues to study and grow to become a full-time lawyer.



Dr Sia Chin Chin (Senior lecturer, taylor's university)

Dr. Sia Chin Chin was admitted as Barrister in the Gray's Inn, United Kingdom in 2003 after reading law at Cardiff University (Bar Vocational Course) in 2002 and University of Sheffield (LLB). In 2007, She was conferred Erasmus Mundus Bursary to complete her European Master in Law and Economics in University of Paul Cezanne (France), Ghent University (Belgium) and University of Bologna (Italy). She was conferred PhD in 2020 from the Taylor's University (Malaysia). She is a member of International Bar Association Probono (IBA Probono), Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), Society of Legal Scholar (SLS) and International Association of Law School (IALS). Prior to her academic career as a law faculty member, Chin Chin has practised and been appointed as legal advisors in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Italy in the areas of international commercial laws and scientific grants in research contracts for the past 10 years. She holds numerous committee appointments, including Committee Member of Animal Ethics in Teaching and Research (AEC) of Taylor's University, Chair for Sub-Committee of Paper and Publication in Taylor's Teaching and Learning Conference (TTLC), Coordinator of Private Law Cluster in International Conference of Future of Law and Legal Practice (ICFLP) and Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC). Her primary areas of research are in commercial law, public health focusing on food law and legal education. Chin Chin is also supervising both postgraduates and undergraduates in Faculty of Business and Law in Taylor's University. She enjoys travelling, spending quality time with her Hi-5 family and experiencing new cultures.

Ms Jolyn Toh (Taylor's Law School, Taylor's University)

Jolyn Toh, LLB (Hons) University of Reading, United Kingdom; LLM (Commercial Law) BPP University of Professional Education, London, United Kingdom. She is also currently pursuing her PhD in Law. Jolyn is a specialized lecturer in the field of Business Ethics, Business Law and Elementary Law.  She brings with her commercial experience from working in law firms both locally and internationally before pursuing her career as an academic. The utilization of her real-world practical applications in her teachings provides exposure to the students both locally and internationally thus equipping her students for the working world. Furthermore, with her array of contacts, she is kept abreast of the latest development and regulatory updates in the industry to enable her lectures to remain up to date and relevant for the students. She is driven by the passion she has by constantly sharing knowledge thus guiding her students to achieving a fulfilling education journey. Being a highly motivated individual in the industry, she is an enthusiastic and dedicated educator who wishes for her students to be the best version of themselves through the mediums of education during her lessons. By jiving the exposure she has obtained whilst studying abroad, she is able to bring about a mixed classroom style which would be able to allow students to gain an insight to overseas education whilst completing their education locally. Last but not least, she is a flexible educator who is able to ensure that every student's learning styles are fulfilled.





Ms Josephine Bhavani Rajendra (Head of Legal & Compliance in Ambani Consultancy & Trading)

Josephine Bhavani Rajendra is the Head of Legal & Compliance in Ambani Consultancy & Trading. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in 2005. As a former legal practitioner she has experience in varied areas of law practice including civil litigation, corporate commercial and maritime law. Her current experience extends to corporate governance and compliance, law department management and securities regulation. Her responsibilities include developing risks mitigation strategies and providing proactive in-depth legal business focused advice. She is also a recipient of the Top 50 Lex-Falcon Legal Awards. Her recent academic achievements include the Best Paper Award and Best Research Award in conjunction with the BLM e-Conference and the Third Joint PhD Colloquium with UWE Bristol.

   





Mr. Mangyo Kinoshita, Managing Partner and Founder of Southgate

Mangyo Kinoshita is a corporate and M&A attorney qualified to practice in California and Japan. Mangyo is the managing partner and founder of Southgate, a boutique law firm in Tokyo focusing on cross border M&A and venture capital transactions, which he launched in 2016 after spending 13 years at international law firms' Tokyo and New York offices. southgate has been named as one of the "Law Firms to Watch" (among 15 rising law firms in Asia) in 2017 and "Boutique Law Firm of the Year" in Japan in 2019 by Asian Legal Business, and also recognized as one of the top M&A firms in Japan by major legal publications such as Chambers and Legal 500 since 2017. 

 

Mangyo has handled transactions in over 80 jurisdictions and has been named as one of "Japan's top 100 lawyers" by Asia Business Law Journal. He is also active to contribute to society and legal community. He has been spending more than 200 hours per year on pro bono matters since 2005 and serves as one of the officers of Pro Bono Committee of International Bar Association




Mr. Raphael Tay (Partner, LAW Partnership, Malaysia) 

Raphael advises on various international projects, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, divestments and general corporate and commercial work. Raphael has developed an extensive regional practice over the years. With three decades of experience encompassing both local and international work, he is well-versed in various areas notably Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Information and Technology Law. Recently, he advised on a share sale transaction in GHL Systems Berhad to a London-based private equity fund Actis Stark which was identified by The Edge Malaysia as the Best M&A Deal of 2017. His team was also nominated as a finalist for the category of 'Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year' in the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards of 2018. In the 2020 ranking by International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Raphael was recognised as a Notable Practitioner for M&A in the "Technology and Telecommunications" category. Raphael has served as the Chairman of the LAWASIA Moot Standing Committee since 2008 and is the current Vice Chair of the Legal Development and Training Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). He is also the Director of the ASEAN+6 Mergers and Acquisition Programme at The College of Law Asia and Adjunct Lecturer of the ASEAN Business and Investment Law Course at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Raphael is recognised in global legal directories and guides.




Raja Eileen Soraya bt Raja Aman, Senior Partner Messrs. Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja Eileen Soraya bt Raja Aman is a senior partner with the firm, Messrs. Raja, Darryl & Loh and has practised in the areas of civil and commercial litigation for over 20 years.  Her practice currently focuses on medico-legal & dento-legal matters as well as reputational management and media law.  She has appeared as Counsel in all levels of the Malaysian courts and regularly appears in disciplinary tribunals involving doctors and dentists.  Eileen's cases have been reported in the law journals including a landmark appeal that was reported in 2018 involving the law of non-delegable duty and vicarious liability of private hospitals in the Federal Court. Eileen was part of a legal team that successfully represented The Edge in judicial review proceedings against the Minister of Home Affairs relating to the media group's reporting of the 1MDB scandal. In 2019, compensatory and exemplary damages were awarded in favour of The Edge. Eileen has been recognized by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 publication for many years as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution.  Its 2021 edition has listed her in its Hall of Fame.  Another publication, AsiaLaw Profiles, ranked her as a Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution for the years 2016 – 2019 and as a Distinguished Practitioner for 2020 and 2021.  She has also been listed as a "Dispute Resolution Star" by Benchmark Litigation in 2018 - 2020.  In June 2020, Eileen was listed in the inaugural edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia - Pacific Top 100 Woman in Litigation. She serves the local legal profession as a Trainer in the Bar Council's Advocacy Courses and sits as a member of its Executive Committee. Eileen is the Immediate Past President of the Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia.   She graduated from the London School of Economics & Political Science and was called to the English Bar before being enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. 





Mr. Gary Ng Kit Ming, Deputy Dean for Student Experience and Alumni at the Faculty of Law Multimedia University

 Mr. Gary Ng obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws qualifications from the University of London. He joined Multimedia University in 2006 as an Assistant Manager at the Faculty of Business and Law and as a lecturer in 2007. He is currently the Deputy Dean for Student Experience and Alumni at the Faculty of Law. He was the former Programme Coordinator for the Foundation Programme at the Faculty of Law and the former Multimedia University Law Society Advisor. Mr. Gary has been lecturing Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and the Law of Succession at the University. Prior to joining Multimedia University, he was the head of human resource and legal matters in a manufacturing company. Prior to that, he was the principal and head of laws in an established college and taught various law subjects for the University of London LL.B. programme and the ACCA Business and Corporate Law Paper. His areas of interest include Constitutional Law, Criminology, Youth Justice and Company Law 




 

Rushmila Bintay Rafique (PhD Candidate, LLM, LLB) 

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Taylor's University (2nd year). My area of research is commercial law. My topic is related to bank payment method known as Letter of Credit (LC) transactions. I am trying to analyze both the Malaysian and Bangladesh perspective. I am working as a tutor here at Taylor's University, I am teaching Bachelor of Law (LLB) students. I have completed my LLM in International Trade and Business Law from Taylor's University as well. I used to work as a Research Assistant during my Master's. Teaching has always been my passion and it gives me immense pleasure to be able to teach here at Taylor's. I am trying to enhance and develop my teaching and research skills to be able to pursue it as a career. 





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