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2018

 

 

 

Title: Foreign Direct Investment: Political Risk and International Investment Law

Date: 19 July 2018

Venue:  Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Course Description:

In today’s economy, companies of all sizes are establishing foreign operations to grow and remain competitive. The trend is likely to continue. In as much as foreign expansion offers greater opportunities, it is also a strategy replete with political risk – risk of an adverse political act that can unravel years of business planning if not devastating economic losses. How concerned are companies of political risk when choosing the locations of their investments? What are indicators of political risk and what role does international investment law have in mitigating this risk? More...

 

  

Title: Doing Business in the U.S.: A Guide to U.S. Law for Businesses

Date: 18 July 2018

Venue:  Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Course Description:

The seminar is aimed at introducing companies to the U.S. legal system, so that they can appreciate how laws and regulations work for businesses. In particular, the seminar is designed to help attendees to:

 

  • gain knowledge of basic kinds of U.S. laws and regulations that affect operations of business in the United States
  • appreciate business and political issues and how they interact with law
  • identify major obstacles to expansion to the United States. More...

 

 

Title: Women Entrepreneurs in International Business: Creating Global Opportunities

Date: 11 July 2018

Venue:  Pullman Hotel Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

 

We are delighted to share a good news for those who are interested to join us in the Symposium! We are extending the early bird registration. Register by 29 June 2018 to enjoy 10% early bird discount. 
 
In addition, participants who register in group of three and above can get another 10% discount. However, the registration must be in the same registration form and the participants has to be from the same organisation.
 

Course Description:

Today, women entrepreneurs have succeeded in virtually all economic fields – entertainment, retail, education, manufacturing to name but a few. The success of many has reached a global scale – their brands and products can be found anywhere in the world. Unfortunately for many, growing a global business remains a challenge. This symposium brings together those interested in discussing challenges unique to women entrepreneurs as they seek to expand globally. More...

 

 

Title: Tailoring Malaysian Blockchain Regulations for the New Digital Economy

Date: 5 July 2018

Venue:  Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

 

Course Description:

The highlight of the event is the launch of a research report that provides input and recommendations that are geared towards the establishment of a compliant blockchain ecosystem in Malaysia. The research report is prepared with the objective of encouraging economic development in Malaysia without stifling innovation or compromising consumer protection by providing support to startups, small-medium enterprises and large corporations in their endeavors to adopt blockchain technology. More...

 

 

Title: Business Judgement Rule in Malaysia

Date: 27 June 2018

Venue:  Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Abstract:

As the complexity and sophistication of business activities increase with operations extending beyond borders and across industries, so too does the demand on management - especially on boards of directors of companies - to ensure that appropriate standards of corporate governance are implemented and enforced. However, one must question whether these standards have become so onerous as to disincentivise otherwise qualified individuals from joining corporate boards. Click here for more info.

 

 

Title: Two Days Intensive Course on Oil and Gas Law

Date: 25-26 April 2018

Venue:  Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Course Description:

Briefly, the two-day course will look at the fundamentals of oil and gas law, key issues in international oil and gas projects and the role of host governments. In so doing, the participants will be introduced to the basic principles of oil and gas law; provided with a framework for understanding/interpreting oil and gas leases and familiarized with currents examples of oil and gas industry issues. Questions and actual case workshop sessions will be held over the two days and participants are encouraged to engage actively in all sessions. More...

 

 

Title: Decision Making with Analytical Network Process (ANP)

Date: 26 April 2018

Venue:  Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Course Description

It is widely recommended for variables to be scientifically selected before proceeding to analysis.  In the same way, it is also essential to prioritise variables to investigate their true impact. Such purposes are served by multi-attribute data management (MADM) techniques. Among MADM, ANP is considered the most effective technique to overcome a number of weaknesses of other techniques. More...

 

 

Title: Prioritisation of Variables and Index Development using Analytical Hierarchal Process (AHP)

Date: 25 April 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Course Description

Researchers from diverse fields ranging from computer science to humanities select and prioritise variables to analyse their research objectives. Further, they also develop various kinds of indices to gauge a phenomenon. The index development becomes challenging especially when dealing with variables that are less quantitative in nature. More...

 

 

Title: Threshold Analysis

Date: 23 April 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Course Description

The workshop aims to give an in-depth on hand orientation on threshold modeling and equip them with skills to use estimate threshold methods using STATA and GAUSS software. For attaining this objective, this workshop will focus on the threshold regression that consists of static panel, cross-section, and time series panel models. More...

 

 

Title: Intellectual Property: A Socioeconomic Perspective

Date: 18 April 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

 

Course Description

Topics to be covered on Intellectual Property and Competition. The classical nature of Intellectual Property laws comprise the "necessary evil" of granting a monopoly in order to incentivize creation. We examine this perceived inherent tension between Intellectual Property and Competition, and question if the balance has gone too far in favour of rights-holders. More...