Talk on Commencing an Arbitration
Wisma IEM (03- TUS Lecture Room, Second Floor)
Date & Time:
04 Jan 2014 (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
|Closing Date Before:
Commencement of arbitration is as important a step in the proceeding as the commencement of an action in court. Enforcement of the arbitral award may be challenged if the commencement is not proper. Much time and money will be wasted apart from the frustration. The parties, especially the Claimant, need to be aware of the formalities and the choices inherent in the arbitral process. Here are six (6) points to consider before commencing an Arbitration:-
(1) The limitation period
(2) What documents to serve to commence an arbitration?
(3) Objection to Jurisdiction
(4) Appointing the Arbitral Tribunal
(5) The first Pre-Hearing / Preliminary Meeting
(6) Interim Relief
The above will be examined in detail in relation to the Malaysian Arbitration Act 2005 and for other jurisdictions as comparison.
BIODATA OF SPEAKER – IR. LEON WENG SENG
Ir. Leon graduated with Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 1980 and went on to obtain an honours degree in law with the University of London and a postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration with the University of Reading. He is a corporate member of The IEM and a registered professional engineer and is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (non practising).
Ir. Leon is the principal of a civil and structural engineering consultancy firm. He has vast experiences in the administration of construction contracts including giving advice on contractual, mediation, adjudication and arbitration matters. His other areas of particular interest are forensic engineering and investigation of collapsed structures and slopes, and assessment of fire damaged structures. He acts as expert witness in courts and arbitration.
Ir. Leon is also a CIDB accredited mediator, Fellow and a Chartered Arbitrator of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London an Adjudicator of KLRCA. He is a committee member of the Dispute Resolution Practice of the IEM and the past Chairman (2008–2010) of the Chartered Institute Arbitrators (CIArb) Malaysia Branch. He is sitting as arbitrator in many on-going arbitrations.