29 October 2014

Legal 500 Year 2015

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

This is another great team effort by Team RWY to ensure the firm's position in Legal 500's ranking

10 October 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014

After the successful RWY Sports Law Conference of 2013; Richard Wee & Yip will again host the 2nd Instalment of the RWY Sports Law Conference. 

Location & Date :-

This year's Conference will be held on 4th December 2014, at the spanking new Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration's (KLRCA) Building at Bangunan Sulaiman at Kuala Lumpur. Slated to start at 9.30am, the 2014 chapter will be an all-day Conference, unlike the 2013 one which was only a half-day event. 

Speakers :-

The key-note speaker is Everton Football Club's Head of Legal Services, Chris Anderson. Issues related to financial fair play & transfer dealings would probably be discussed. Everton FC is a leading club in the English Premier League and their presence at RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 is hugely welcomed. 

Court of Appeal Judge, JCA Dato Mah Weng Kwai has also kindly agreed to speak in the session related to Dispute Resolution in Sports. His Lordship's outlook of this area of Law, from a Judicial point of view would be invaluable for the delegates the Conference.

From the Bar, a few Malaysian Lawyers will take the podium to present their thoughts. Isa Aziz Ibrahim, Foong Cheng Leong & Siti Sharom will be delivering their respective views on Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Sports; and Tax Law & Sports. All 3 lawyers have experience in their respective areas and the delegates can expect to learn a thing or two from them. 

From Australia, Paul Hayes of 39 Essex has kindly agreed to fly over and join us at the Conference. He will join JCA Dato Mah and Isa Aziz Ibrahim as a panel speaker with regards to Dispute Resolution. Paul's Australian perspective of Sports Law will be interesting, especially since Australian Sports Law is very developed. 

Other than lawyers, the Conference also features Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) Deputy Secretary General, Lazarus Xavier and TV Presenter (& current FOX Sports Anchorman) Ben Ibrahim. They will share their views about Sports Contract. Expect a debate on this topic as the discussion relates to finding the balance between the rights of Athletes and the commercial interests of Sports Associations and/or Sponsors.  

Sponsors :-

Lexis Nexis is the corporate sponsor, while Messrs Richard Wee & Yip remains the principle sponsor, organiser and host for this Conference.  

Contact Person:-

Do contact Lesley Lim at lesley@rwy.com.my for further information. 

08 October 2014

My internship experience at RWY - Vynny Wong

Before I finished my year one, I successfully applied to RWY to work as an attachment student during my summer break. Despite the fact that some of my friends told me that an internship was a waste of time, as the firm would not appreciate your existence and, as a law student who has yet to graduate, you would not learn much throughout the internship period, I had my doubts and did not believe what was told to me. I preferred to experience it myself.

In the 3 months of my internship, I learnt to work with other senior lawyers and attachment students as a team. This ensured that everyone knew what was happening and we could easily come out with a solution through discussion. A task to do some research on the Federal Constitution was given to me and other attachment students to work on as a team. To be honest, as a Malaysian, I had never read or even wanted to know what the content of our Federal Constitution actually was. Ironically, there is a chapter known as “British Constitution” in my constitutional law year one textbook. This presented me with very good opportunity to know more about my own country which I took up wholeheartedly.

Besides that, I was also given a chance to draft a Letter of Demand and a Statement of Claim as well as to do some transcribing work and help out in conveyancing matters as well. I discovered that a letter can reflect the professionalism of an associate through the line of words found in the letter. Therefore, one needs to be very detail-oriented and ensure that there are no mistakes before issuing out any letters. In conveyancing, I learnt the important of being precise and particular, as a tiny little error would affect the whole procedure.

By doing some preparation work on a file, I had grasped some idea as to where one should start their research work. This is something I was not thought in law school. I was also trained on how to prioritize my work and how to complete the task given within the time frame given. I was also given an opportunity to attend in court and was able to observe how lawyers handle their cases and were able to speak confidently in front of the Judges. It was a fruitful experience. I was also lucky enough to join in several meetings with clients  which provided me with a good opportunity to witness how the a lawyer ought to deal with a client’s problem as well as how to approach a client and gain their trust.

I would extend my thanks to the all the guidance I had received from all the lawyers, in particular Ms. Lesley, Mr. Luey, Ms. Sarah, Mr. Lim and Ms. Jyh Ling as well as my two bosses, Mr. Richard and Mr. Yip during my three months with RWY. I apologize for any trouble I may have caused and appreciate the patience provided to me. Many thanks as well to Kak Sal, Ms. Penny and Auntie Wee for their guidance in clerical work. The experience I gained through this internship is something that I will treasure and always remember in the future. In addition, my weight had increased throughout my internship period showing that all the good food provided to me at RWY motivated me to work harder. I would like to end my passage with the quote from one of the bosses, Mr. Yip, who impressed upon me that “practice in law is not a sprint, by a marathon”. Thanks to my internship, I will definitely maintain a spirit to succeed in the legal profession and will move forward with to become a lawyer with a deeper passion of the law.

By Wong Poh Yee, Vynny