30 November 2015

RWYSLC 2015 || Guest of Honour : Minister of Youth & Sports, YB Khairy Jamaluddin

Guest of Honour : Minister of Youth & Sports, YB Khairy Jamaluddin

Khairy Jamaluddin is Minister of Youth and Sports and a Member of Parliament representing the Rembau constituency in Negeri Sembilan. He is also Leader of UMNO Youth and the Chairman of Barisan Nasional Youth.

Prior to entering politics, he worked as a journalist, policy aide and investment banker. Khairy was educated at the Universities of Oxford and London. The World Economic Forum in Davos selected him as a Young Global Leader in 2005 and he was made an Asia 21 Fellow by the Asia Society in 2006. Khairy was also elected as Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in 2002. In 2012, he was appointed as Chairman of the National Entrepreneurs Development Corporation.

Currently, he serves as an airborne paratrooper and Commander of the 508 Regiment in the Malaysian Territorial Army. He is married to Nori Abdullah and they have three sons, Jibreil "Cougar" Ali, Timor "Puma" Abdullah and Raif “Leo” Averroes. 

29 November 2015

RWY Sports Law Conference 2015 || FAQ

Some FAQ and relevant information about the RWY Sports Law Conference 2015:-

1. When is the Conference?
3rd Dec 2015 (Thursday).

2. What time should I be there? 
Registration starts at 8.30am. Opening Ceremony starts at 9.00am.

3. Where is the Conference?
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration (KLRCA) at Bangunan Sulaiman Kuala Lumpur, opposite Majestic Hotel and beside the old KTM Station.

4. Dress Code?
Office Attire or Formal wear.

5. Parking available at KLRCA?
There is ample parking spaces at KLRCA. However, in the unlikely event that the car park is full; kindly park at Majestic Hotel, opposite KLRCA (subject to Hotel's charges).

6. Contact Person?
For any enquiry, do contact Lesley Lim at 012 6971147.

7. Wifi at KLRCA?
Yes, there is wifi. Password will be shared at the Conference.

27 November 2015

Conference Programme || RWY Sports Law Conference 2015

The RWY Sports Conference 2015, Conference Programme. This year, featuring a special address by the Minister of Youth & Sports, YB Khairy Jamaluddin and the Keynote Address by HRH Tunku Imran, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia. 

14 November 2015

RWY goes back to College

RWY's Richard Wee and Lesley Lim will be at Brickfields Asia College at Petaling Jaya on the 17th November 2015 to deliver a talk on Sports Law. See you there. 

13 November 2015

UPDATES : RWY Sports Law Conference 2015

RWY is pleased to announce that the Minister of Youth & Sports, YB Khairy Jamaluddin will be present at the RWY Sports Law Conference 2015 and deliver a speech. Tunku Imran, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia will deliver a Keynote address on Sports Law. 

09 November 2015

RWY ranked by Legal 500 : 2016

RWY is pleased to announce that Legal500 continue to rank RWY as a 'Other Recommended Law firm" in Malaysia, for dispute resolutions. 

We wish to thank Legal500 for this continued acknowledgement. This is the 3rd consecutive year RWY is ranked by Legal500. RWY remain committed to provide value for our service. 

03 November 2015

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Sports in Thailand

This is an article taken from Messrs Chavalit of Bangkok. Their partner, Mr Vira Kammee shared a podium with our Richard Wee when they both spoke at the This Arbitration Centre, back in September 2015.

Taken from :-

Our Partner, Mr. Vira Kammee, was invited to deliver a talk on the topic Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Sports in Thailand. Vira Kammee, who has extensive knowledge and experience in arbitration within the area of sports, shared his vast experience with the attendees. Vira Kammee now sits on the Appeals Committee of the Thai Premier League (TPL); therefore he was able to share his valuable experience in the seminar.

Vira Kammee focused particularly on the importance of arbitration and the role it plays in dispute resolution; not only on saving time but also the minimisation of cost. With the current backlog of cases in the Thai courts, Alternative Dispute Respolution (ADR) - especially mediation and arbitration - are the preferred method to find solutions for problems, and it is a much faster process. Having worked extensively in this field for such a long time, Vira Kammee’s experience and knowledge was of great benefit to many of the attendees at the seminar. Vira Kammee gave the audience a good overview of the processes and practices in Thailand.

The seminar also included an open floor discussion, which lead to a good Q&A session with the audience. This session was moderated by Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn, THAC Managing Director; Ms. Athita Komindr, Executive Manager; and Mr. Richard Wee, Partner of Richard Wee & Yip.

This was a great way to showcase our professional expertise and our firm to the public. The seminar as a whole was a great success, and we are proud to have had our partner there representing our firm.

02 November 2015

Updates : RWY Sports Law Conference 2015 || Raise The Game

The Annual RWY Sports Law Conference is a month away. Some updates about the Conference :-

His Royal Highness, Tunku Imran, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) will deliver a keynote address. 

Thus far,  the following Speakers/Moderators have confirmed their attendance :- 

1. Ms Athita Komindr  (Thai Arbitration Centre - THAC)
2. Nishel Kumar (Malaysian Anti Doping Agency - ADAMAS)
3. Vinayak Pradhan (Messrs Skrine)
4. Bill Davidson (Messrs Azman Davidson) 
5. Brian Song (Messrs Song & Partners)
6. Ben Olbourne (39 Essex)
7. Kenny Goh (Badminton Association of Malaysia)
8. Benoit Pasquier (Asian Football Confederation) 
9. Lazarus Xavier (Football Association of Malaysia)
10. Izham Ismail ( Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia)
11. R. Sasikumar (Red Card Sports, Singapore)
12. Abdul Salim (United Legal Alliance LLP Singapore)
13. Ben Ibrahim (Coach Educator, TV presenter Fox Sports Asia)   
14. Representative from Repucom  

Topics to be discussed includes :-

a. Sports & Doping
b. Athletes Rights and Expectations
c. Sports Arbitration
d. Commercialisation of Sports 
e. Integrity in Sports