ICFLP 2019: International Conference on the Future of Law and Legal Practice

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 and Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019

Dorsett Grand Hotel Subang Jaya

Selangor, Malaysia

TConsult in collaboration with Taylor's Law School is proud to host International Conference on the Future of Law and Legal Practice (ICFLP 2019) exploring future developments of the law Malaysia, regionally and internationally.

Although it may seem that we are living in unsettling times, it would be difficult to find a time in history that has not been in the midst of changes. These would certainly be deemed challenging times. Significant changes are taking place all around us which impact our lives in unexpected and, at times, unwelcome ways. One of the key contributors to these changes would be the legal system.  Law may be a catalyst of change; it can influence change; direct change as well as respond to change in various aspects, making it a critical component of our history and our future.

Law is a popular topic of discussion, with regular discourse on legal issues relating to changing issues including moral, spiritual, economic, technological, political, humanitarian, biological and environmental factors. In light of the changing times, this conference intends to provide a platform to discuss the development of legal issues on a national, regional and international level. Participants are invited to submit and present papers on the legal developments of their preferred areas as categorized in the streams provided below.  This would be an excellent opportunity to appreciate our legal history, review current laws and propose legal reforms for further development. Law practitioners, students, researchers, industry experts, government, academics are given the forum to exchange views and opinions on the past, present and future of law.

*TConsult is a recognized training provider by Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) and is the host of International Conference on the Future of Law and Legal Practice.

**Taylor's Law School is the organizer of the International Conference on the Future of Law and Legal Practice and is committed to explore future legal developments in Malaysia, regionally and internationally.

List of Speakers

Plenary Session 1: Challenges in the Internationalisation of Legal Practice

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

10.15am - 11.30am

Dato' Mahadev Shankar

  • Former Malaysian Court of Appeal Judge
  • Legal Consultant with Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
  • Adjunct Professor, Taylor's Law School
  • Advisor to Malaysian Ageing Society
  • Honorary Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
  • Visiting professor to the University of Malaya in 1998.
  • Honorary Visiting Professor in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Associate of the College of Law in Sydney, Australia

Plenary Session 2: The Significance of Malaysia's Commitment to International Human Rights Conventions 

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

11.30am - 12.45pm

Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi

  • Prominent Constitutional Law lecturer
  • Holder of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Chair at Universiti Malaya's law faculty
  • Author of "Human Rights, Globalisation and the Asian Economic Crisis", "Islam International Law and the War Against Terrorism, Islam, Democracy and Development", "Document of Destiny: The Constitution of the Federation of Malaysia" and "The Bedrock of Our Nation: Our Constitution". 
  • Co-author of "Media Law & Regulations in Malaysia"
  • Co-editor of "Decolonising Our Universities – Towards a Non-Eurocentric Paradigm". 
  • He has contributed over 350 articles to legal periodicals, anthologies and newspapers and has presented over 300 seminar papers in 15 countries including the US, UK, Australia, Germany and Japan.

Prof. Dato' Dr. Aisha Bidin FASc

  • Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law, Faculty of Law, UKM 
  • She obtained her LLB (Hons) from University of Malaya, Masters in Laws(LLM) from the University of Kent, and PhD in Law from University of London, United Kingdom.
  • Her areas of specialization include Company and Corporate Finance Law, Securities Regulation, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law.
  • Teaching and Research areas include Energy Law, Environmental Protection and Human Rights.
  • Commission Member of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) 
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Intellectual Property of   UKM (2010 – present)
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Malaysian Legal and Tax Information Centre (MLTIC)
  • Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Malaysian Studies in Monash Asia Institute, Australia. 
  • Visiting Professor at the World University of Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2012- present). 
  • Member of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association (ACLTA), INSOL Academics and INSOL Europe. 
  • Fellow and Council Member of Academy Sciences of Malaysia (ASM).

List of Moderators

Plenary Session 2: The Significance of Malaysia's Commitment to International Human Rights Conventions 

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

11.30am - 12.45pm

Firdaus Husni, 
Chief Human Rights Strategist, 
Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR)

  • Firdaus Husni was formerly a lawyer and a member of the Bar Council and has previously chaired the Constitutional Law Committee, co-chaired the Human Rights Committee.
  • She was also the Deputy Chair of the Task Force on the IPCMC and Police Accountability. 
  • In 2016, Firdaus Husni was the recipient of 'Women of the Future' award by the Women of the Future organisation due to her work in citizens' education and empowerment on the Malaysian Constitution and human rights. 
  • In 2017, Firdaus received the 'Chevening Award' and thereafter obtained her Master of Laws degree focusing on Human Rights in United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer
Taylor's University
Taylor's University Malaysia
Senior Lecturer
Taylor's University
Taylor's University
Associate Professor in Corporate Law
CUHK Business School

Venue Map

Hotel Dorsett Grand Subang,Selangor, MALAYSIA


Hotel Dorsett Grand Subang

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