30 November 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 | Speaker's Profile | Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes
Paul Hayes is a Barrister & Arbitrator and holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Queensland University of Technology and Master of Studies (MSt) from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Visiting Fellow in 2005 - 2006 (Faculty of Law, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law). He also holds a Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration (DiplCArb) from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Paul was called to the Bar in Australia (New South Wales) in 1990 and in England (Lincoln's Inn) in 2005. He is a member of 39 Essex Street (London, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore) and also practices in Australia as a member of Dever's List (Melbourne). Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Paul worked as a Lawyer in Sydney with Allens and Baker & McKenzie.

He practices predominantly in commercial & equity litigation/arbitration, sports law, defamation and international law (public and private) and has appeared in a wide variety of cases (ranging from large-scale complex commercial matters to defamation jury trials and sporting disputes) in multiple curial and arbitral jurisdictions.

Paul has published numerous journal articles and spoken at conferences throughout the world on a wide range of legal topics. He is also the Founding Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal (CCH Australia), the Chair of the International Law Committee of Commbar (the commercial law association of the Victorian Bar), a Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne and contributes Op-Ed articles from time to time to The Australian and The TImes in London on issues concerning the law and politics.

29 November 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 | Speaker's Profile | Foong Cheng Leong

Foong Cheng Leong

Foong Cheng Leong

Cheng Leong is a lawyer focusing in the areas of Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Franchise and Privacy laws.
He is an elected member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee, the chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Information Technology and Publication Committee and co-chairman of the Bar Council ah-hoc committee on the Personal Data Protection Act. 

He is also the author of the book Compendium of Malaysia Intellectual Property Cases. 

At the RWY Sports Law Conference 2014, Cheng Leong will offer views about Intellectual Property & Sports. Image Rights will be at the forefront on his talk. 

28 November 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 | Speaker's Profile | Siti Shahrom

Siti Shahrom

Siti Fatimah Mohd Shahrom is a senior associate with Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s Taxation and Private Clients Practice Group. She is a graduate of the University of Nottingham and has been called to the English Bar and Malaysian Bar. Siti is part of the firm’s dynamic tax team, which is ranked as a Tier 1 practice by Asia Pacific’s Legal 500. 

As an up and coming tax lawyer, she has appeared before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, High Court and Court of Appeal in various tax disputes in Malaysia. Her experience in tax practice has also seen her advising businesses on a variety of tax issues including indirect tax, stamp duty, tax planning, transfer pricing, double taxation issues in cross-border transactions and withholding tax

Recently, she has been advising businesses on various aspects of GST law including the review of contracts and the incorporation of GST clauses in light of the impending implementation of GST. Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2014 acknowledges Siti as a rising star in this field. Siti is also a co-author of the Malaysia and Singapore Tax Cases Digest and the CCH GST Case Summaries.

Siti will speak about the relation between Tax laws and Sports Law at the RWY Sports Law Conference 2014.

27 November 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 | Speaker's Profile | Isa Aziz Ibrahim

Isa Aziz Ibrahim
Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in March 1995. From 1996 to 1999, a legal assistant in Messrs Cheang & Ariff before opening his own practice. Initial practice at Messrs Cheang & Ariff consisted of banking and recovery litigation, then entrusted with the construction and building contracts litigation portfolio. As an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, his dispute resolution experience includes cases related to, amongst others:

•the construction of a major hospital involving one of the more prominent Islamic trust foundations in Malaysia (litigation);

•disputes in relation to consultant’s fees in respect of the construction of a major state mosque (arbitration);

•disputes in relation to consultant’s fees for the redevelopment of a government owned broadcasting complex (litigation);

• joint venture dispute in respect of a major project in a government initiated economic transformation programme in Northern Malaysia (arbitration);

•contractual dispute involving a state government sponsored mega aquaculture project in Northern Malaysia (arbitration);

•disputes in relation to intellectual property ownership of a nationwide education programme implemented by a government linked public listed corporation (litigation);

•disputes in relation a charter party dispute for a major supply services contractor in the oil and gas industry in Malaysia (arbitration);

•sports arbitration in respect of eligibility of participants at the Beijing Olympics 2008;

•sports arbitration in respect of disputes involving member countries in the world federation of a major Olympic sport;

As a senior member of the Sports Committee of the Malaysian Bar, Isa led the Malaysian Bar to the 13th Lawyer’s Football World Cup (Mundiavocat) in Turkey 2006 and the 1st Asian Lawyer’s Football Cup in Bangkok 2007. He also sits on the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board in Malaysia.

26 November 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 | Speaker's Profile | Ben Ibrahim

Ben Ibrahim

Ben Ibrahim is a TV Anchor/Presenter, Master of Ceremonies, writer and corporate trainer.  Ben is currently working with Foxsports Asia as the weekly Premier League presenter.   He has been working in front of the camera for the last 9 years where he has also hosted business, entertainment and morning TV talk shows.

Prior to joining the television industry, Ben worked in the corporate sector in various roles – Business Development and Corporate Affairs. 

Ben is also a qualified Level 2 Rowing Australia Coach, a former Victorian Rugby Union Referee, a current basketball commentator with the Asean Basketball League (ABL), and also holds junior coaching certification in Football and Basketball.

Ben graduated from Monash University, Australia with a Masters degree in Management and Human Resources.   

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 | Speaker's Profile | Lazarus Xavier

Lazarus Xavier
Assistant Secretary General of
the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)

Lazarus Jansen Xavier is the Assistant Secretary General (International) with the Football Association of Malaysia. 

He read law at the University of Northumbria, England and later pursued his Masters in Criminal Justice at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. 

Prior to joining the football governing body of Malaysia, he was with the Asian Football Confederation serving in various capacities. These include as Legal Counsel for Disciplinary and Competitions related matters, Head of Legal Department, Head of Disciplinary, Appeals & Ethics (Judicial & Governance), Head of Task Force against Match Fixing and Secretary to both the Disciplinary and Appeal’s Committee.  

He also teaches law in a private law school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, teaching in the University of London Bachelor of Laws programme. 

19 November 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 : Supporting Organisation & Sponsors

RWY is pleased to announce that IJM Berhad is a fellow sponsor of RWY Sports Law Conference; other than LexisNexis Malaysia.

Everton Football Club of UK has also endorsed the Conference and is a 'Supporting Organisation' of the Sports Law Conference.

Supporting Organisation