Tuesday, 20 October 2015

NEW UK LAW BOOK INFORMATION

NEW UK LAW BOOK INFORMATION
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Adjudication in Construction Law



Author:​
 Darryl Royce
Informa Law from Routledge

Hardback

​ISBN: ​
9781138911451
Published: Sept'15
Price: GBP 250.00

Refund Guarantees


Author:​ Mark Davis 

Informa Law from Routledge

Hardback

​ISBN: ​9780415833677

Published: 2015
Price: GBP 250.00

Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation



Author: 
Andromachi Georgosouli,Miriam Goldby
​ (Ed.)​
Informa Law from Routledge
Hardback

​ISBN: ​9780415744676

Published: 2015
Price: GBP 180.00

Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement


Author: Robin Warner, Stuart Kaye
Informa Law from Routledge
Hardback

​ISBN: ​9780415704458

Published: Sept' 15
Price: GBP 125.00

The ISM Code: A Practical Guide to the Legal and Insurance Implications
​, 3ed.​




Author: Phil Anderson
Informa Law from Routledge
Hardback

​ISBN: ​9781843118855

Published: 2015
Price: GBP 125.00

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments, 6ed.


Author: Adrian Briggs
Informa Law from Routledge
Hardback
​ISBN: 9781138825604
Published: 2015
Price: GBP 395.00

Chern on Dispute Boards, 3ed.



Author: Cyril Chern
Informa Law from Routledge
Hardback
​ISBN: 9781138781733
Published: 2015
Price: GBP 225.00

Competition Law, 8ed. 




Author: Richard Whish
Oxford 
Paperback
​ISBN: 9780199660377
Published: 2015
Price: GBP 39.99

Contract Governance
Dimensions in Law and Interdisciplinary Research




Author: Stefan Grundmann
Oxford 
Hardback
​ISBN: 9780198723202
Published: 2015
Price: GBP 95.00

International Succession, 4ed.


Author: Louis Garb
Oxford 
Hardback
​ISBN: 9780198727262
Published: 2015
Price: GBP 195.00

Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration



Authors: Nigel Blackaby, Constantine Partasides QC, Alan Redfern, and Martin Hunter
Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-19-871424-8 
Published: 17 September 2015
Price: GBP 160.00

Commercial Litigation



2nd Edition
Practice Area:  Commercial Law
ISBN:  9780414050969
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editors: Andrew Horrocks; Maurice Phelan
Publication Date:  18 Sep 2015
Format:  Hardback
Price: GBP150.00

Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts


Practice Area:  Construction Law, Contract Law, Litigation, Shipping
ISBN:  9780414028715
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Authors: Adam Constable, QC; Keating Chambers
Publication Date:  23 Sep 2015
Format:  Hardback
Price: GBP 195.00

Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement


Authors: Robin Warner, Stuart Kaye
ISBN: 9780415704458
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: GBP 125.00


Facts & Figures 2015/16

Tables for the Calculation of Damages
20th Edition
Practice Area:  Personal Injury Law
ISBN:  9780414052758
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor: Robin de Wilde, QC
Publication Date:  21 Aug 2015
Format:  Paperback
Price: GBP 58.00


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Malaysia-Getting Started! Express Workshop, Perlis (31 Oct 2015)

Getting Started! Express Workshop, Perlis (31 Oct 2015)






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This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.




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Malaysia- New Version of E-Filing Component

New Version of E-Filing Component






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Circular No 209/2015
Dated 25 Sept 2015

To Members of the Malaysian Bar
New Version of E-Filing Component
The Senior Assistant Registrar of Bahagian e-Kehakiman, Ameera Mastura bt Khamis, has informed us that a new version of the e-Filing Component (known as e-Filing Client Component, "EFS CC") will be required to run the e-Filing portal beginning on 28 Sept 2015 (Monday).
This latest EFS CC will allow e-Filing users to use the latest web browsers (eg Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) and the latest Java Runtime 1.8 in their computers to access the e-Filing portal.

The rollout of this EFS CC will be gradually released to e-Filing users in stages. E-Filing users who get the prompt pictured below upon login to the e-Filing portal will need to follow the guideline provided in order to complete the installation.



An announcement on the EFS CC is also available on efiling.kehakiman.gov.my/eFiling/.
Members are advised to alert the Bar Council Court Liaison Committee of any problems concerning the E-Filing system, by sending an email directly to Desmond Ho Chee Cheong, Co-Chairperson, Court Liaison Committee, at deslex@hotmail.com, which should be copied to Vilashini Vijayan, Executive Officer, Bar Council, at vila@malaysianbar.org.my.
Thank you.
Kenny Lai Choe Ken and Desmond Ho Chee Cheong
Co-Chairpersons
Court Liaison Committee


This circular may also be accessed here.





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MALAYSIA-DEFAMATION-QUALIFIED PRIVILEGE & JUSTIFICATION

In the Federal Court case of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd v Tony Pua Kiam Wee [2015] MLJU 522, it was held that:-

"[16] As mentioned earlier, this Court granted leave to the Plaintiff to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal on the following five questions of law:

  • (i)
    Whether the defence of qualified privilege as set out in the English House of Lords case of Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd (supra) (Reynolds Privilege) is available to an individual who is not a journalist? 
  •  
    (Question 1) 
  • (ii)
    Whether in relying on the defence of Reynolds Privilege, the Defendant has to show that responsible and fair steps were taken to gather, verify and publish the information; or whether it is sufficient to merely have an honest belief that the statement(s) were true, even if the statement(s) were in fact untrue? 
  •  
    (Question 2) 
  • (iii)
    In the event that Reynolds Privilege applies, would the Plaintiff have to prove malice to defeat the claim of such privilege?  
  •  
    (Question 3) 
  • (iv)
    Whether there exists a defence of justification based on 'reasonable grounds for suggesting' as opposed to 'reasonable grounds for suspicion'? If so, what are the elements required to establish such a defence? 
  •  
    (Question 4) 
  • (v)
    Whether it is a defence for a Defendant to rely on a plea of justification of a lesser defamatory meaning in relation to the conduct or status of the Plaintiff, even though the status or conduct so justified was distinct from the sting of the defamatory article? 
  •  
    (Question 5) 
[17] Questions 1, 2, and 3 deal with the defence of Reynolds Privilege. They concern the scope of the application and the elements required to be established before such a defence can be successfully relied on or defeated.
[18] Whilst the remaining Questions 4 and 5 relate to issues concerning the defence of justification....

[62] In the result, based on all the reasons given, our answers to the questions are as follows:

  • (a)
    Answer to Question 1: Reynolds Privilege defence is available to an individual who is not a journalist. 
  • (b)
    Answer to Question 2: It is a crucial element in a defence of Reynolds Privilege that the defendant has to show that responsible and fair steps were taken to gather, verify and publish the information; and it is not sufficient to merely have an honest belief that the statement(s) were true.  
  • (c)
    Answer to Question 3: Since the Reynolds Privilege defence failed in the present case, it is unnecessary to answer this question. 
  • (d)
    Answer to Question 4: On the facts and circumstances of the present case the plea of 'reasonable grounds for suggesting' does amount to a valid plea for the defence of justification. 
  • (e)
    Answer to Question 5: In the circumstances of this case, it is unnecessary to answer this question. 
[63] In consequence, this appeal must fail. We accordingly dismiss it.   "

A Workshop on Comparative Analysis of the PERS, MPERS and MFRS Frameworks ( 9 December 2015 )

A Workshop on Comparative Analysis of the PERS, MPERS and MFRS Frameworks ( 9 December 2015 )
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*If this workshop does not relate to you, kindly assist to forward to the relevant people

Comparative Analysis of the PERS, MPERS and MFRS Frameworks

Date         :    9 December 2015 (Wednesday)
Time        :    9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue      :    Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
            
*Register by 9 November to enjoy the early bird fee and get a complimentary copy of  
"Malaysian Private Entities Reporting Standard (The MPERS Framework)" worth RM188
This book covers the new Malaysian Private Entities Reporting Standard (MPERS) which was issued by the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) on 14 February 2014 for financial statements with annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.MPERS is based on the International Financial Reporting Standard for SMEs, and thus is primarily written for the accounting and preparation of financial statements for private entities. By complying with MPERS, an entity is effectively complying with IFRS for SMEs.
This is an ideal reference for accounting practitioners and preparers as well as auditors to better understand the new MPERS before it becomes effective in 2016.


In February 2014, the MASB issued Malaysian Private Entities Reporting Standard (MPERS) for use by private entities in Malaysia. The MPERS is effective for financial statements beginning on or after 1 January 2016, with early application permitted. Although MPERS will supersede the existing and outdated PERS, a private entity may not necessarily adopt MPERS; they could choose to converge to the MFRS framework or to the new MPERS. As the requirement for first-time adoption of MPERS is retrospective, it is imperative that private entities prepare in advance if they intend to migrate to the new MPERS or MFRS framework. A common question that private entities would ask is how far-off or how different is PERS compared to MPERS or MFRS.

CCH Executive Events presents a workshop that examines the differences in the accounting treatments between MPERS and the current PERS as well as MFRS, helping you to evaluate their pros and cons, and decide on the most appropriate framework.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Ø  Directors
Ø  Finance Controllers & Finance Managers
Ø  Accountants & Auditors
Ø  Advisors and Tax Agents of Private Entities
Ø  Staff involved in Financial Reporting for Sdn Bhds'


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

ü  Examine the requirements of each section of MPERS compared to PERS and MFRS
ü  Analyse the pros and cons to facilitate decision on which framework to adopt
ü  Discover the changes to private entities reporting with introduction of MPERS


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Background and Requirements of MPERS
Ø  Background and Rationale for MPERS
Ø  Requirements in MPERS Compared to PERS and MFRS:
o    Section on Concepts and Pervasive Principles
o    Sections on Presentation, Accounting Policies, Estimates and Errors
o    Sections on Business Combinations, Consolidation and Consolidation-Related Standards
o    Sections on Financial Instruments: Recognition, Measurement, Presentation and Disclosures
o    Sections on Accounting for Assets
o    Sections on Accounting for Liabilities
o    Sections on Revenue and Revenue-Related Standards
o    All Other Sections in MPERS
o    First-Time Adoption – Transition to the MPERS Framework

Comparative Analysis of Differences
Ø  Ranking of Levels of Differences by Areas
Ø  Rank Scores and Results of Analysis
Ø  Areas of Minor and Major Differences

Conclusion and Implications
Ø  How Far-Off is PERS?
Ø  Benefits of Convergence
Ø  Cost Implications

Model MPERS-compliant Financial Statements with the referenced standards


WORKSHOP LEADER

Tan Liong Tong is a Technical Consultant to Mazars Malaysia. He currently serves as a Project Manager of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) Working Group (WG 63) on Consolidation. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), and a fellow member of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM). He has served as a Council member of the MICPA and a member of its Accounting and Auditing Technical Committee, and a member of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee of the MIA. He was previously engaged as a Technical Consultant to the MASB and the Securities Commission (SC). He was previously an Associate Professor with the Graduate School of Management, University Putra Malaysia. He had also served as chief examiner, an academic advisor, and as a project manager for various working groups of the MASB. Much in demand as a consultant to various institutions and organisations, he has published numerous research articles, books, monographs and practice manuals in the field of financial accounting and reporting.


WORKSHOP FEE

Fee includes workshop materials, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshments.

Early Bird ( By 9 November 2015 )
CCH Executive Events Corporate Member/
CCH Subscriber                                     :        RM    932.80
Non-Subscriber                                     :        RM  1049.40

Regular Fee
CCH Executive Events Corporate Member/
CCH Subscriber                                     :        RM 1,049.40
Non-Subscriber                                     :        RM 1,166.00

* Prices are inclusive of 6% GST


This workshop is HRDF claimable under the Skim Bantuan Latihan and to sign up, please complete the registration form attached and scan to e-mail back to me
or fax to 03-2026 2093.

Do contact me anytime for further clarification and assistance. 


Thanks & regards,

Sarah Abdullah
Senior Events Consultant 

Commerce Clearing House (M) Sdn Bhd
Level 26, Menara Weld
No. 76, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
D   :  +603 2024 8608
F    :  +603 2026 2093
E    :  sarah@cch.com.my





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