Dear Members of the Perak Bar
Re : Talk On Arbitration Under The New Arbitration Act 2005
Speaker : Mr. Sundra Rajoo
Venue : Perak Bar Secretariat
Date : 10th July 2009
Time : 3.00p.m
Synopsis Of The Talk
Malaysia saw a major overhaul of its arbitral regime with the enactment of the Arbitration Act 2005 (Act 646) which came into force on 15th March, 2006. The Act applies to all arbitrations commenced after that date regardless of when an arbitration agreement is entered into.
It is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, which repeals and replaces the Arbitration Act 1952 (Act 93), and the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act 1985 (Act 320), which implemented the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958.
The talk will discuss the law by way of an overview of the provisions, changes and practical impact brought about by the 2005 Act. It will examine the tactical, procedural and legal issues relevant to arbitration, consideration of key cases and references to the interaction of the 2005 Act with the arbitral process.
About the Speaker
Sundra Rajoo is a Chartered Arbitrator, Advocate and Solicitor. Earlier, he had practised as an Architect and Town Planner. He has been appointed as chairman, co-arbitrator of three-man arbitral panels and sole arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations. He is currently a visiting Associate Professor at Universiti TeknologiMalaysia.
He is the founding and current President of the Society of Construction Law (WP & S), past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Malaysia Branch and past Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a past Council Member of Pertubuhan ArkitekMalaysia. He won the Annual Prize, North-East Branch in 1996 and the Cedric Barclay Prize in 2002 of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,United Kingdom.
He is the author of The Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration, 2003, The Malaysian Standard Form of Building Contract (The PAM 1998 Form), 2nd Edition, 1999, the Arbitration title of the Halsbury Laws of Malaysia, 2002 which were all published by Lexis Nexis. He also co-authored with WSW Davidson, The Arbitration Act 2005: UNCITRAL Model Law as applied in Malaysia, 2007, Sweet & Maxwell.
Kindly RSVP to the Perak Bar Secretariat by 8th July 2009 as refreshments will be served.
Kindly RSVP as requested so that the talk can be held as scheduled.
Choy Kam Lee
ADR Sub Committee