JTJB News August 2017



5th ADVOC Business Conference, Kuala Lumpur

JTJB Partner Florence Goh was one of the panelists at the 5th ADVOC Business Conference held in Kuala Lumpur on 15 August 2017.5

This interactive Panel, chaired by Cindy Goh, Partner of Cheang & Ariff, discussed issues in connection with the migration by Malaysia to no par value regime for shares, the roles and fiduciary duties of shadow directors and sleeping directors, and senior management of material influence who do not sit in the board. Diverse corporate rescue mechanisms in each jurisdiction were also examined.

The Panel also comprised Tan Ming-li, Partner of Cheang & Ariff (Malaysia), Chaitanya Mehta, Partner of Dhruve Liladhar & Co (India) and Alamo D. Laiman, Senior Partner of Legisperitus Lawyers (Indonesia).



“Throwing Good 4Money after Bad” Breakfast discussion

On the 26th July 2017, JTJB, together with the SIAC and IMF Bentham presented an exclusive breakfast roundtable discussion for its clients.

The panel provided expert insights on, using the new features of the SIAC Rules and the new insolvency laws in Singapore and India to secure effective recovery of debts.

JTJB Partner Baldev Bhinder, led the discussion on using the right pressure points in the litigation process across the globe to achieve results.

Participants engaged in a vibrant discussion on experiences in India, Malaysia and Indonesia and the recent availability of arbitration funding in Singapore to minimise risk in the litigation process.

Junior ADVOC Meeting

JTJB Senior Partner Danny Chua was invited to speak at the Junior ADVOC Meeting, held in Kuala Lumpur on 14 August 2017.3

Drawing from 34 years of experience, Danny shared his insights with young ADVOC members from Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia and Bangladesh on the development and management of client relationships. Besides delivering high quality work, Danny emphasised the need to understand the client’s business in order to provide commercially viable and effective solutions. Delegates also enjoyed a lively discussion on current issues such as networking through the use of social media.

The Junior ADVOC Meeting was chaired by Tom Darbyshire, Partner at Kott Gunning Lawyers of Perth, Australia, and concluded with a networking dinner hosted by Cheang & Ariff.

JTJB Events

JTJB Wine 597e9a99-562e-4069-bd33-93e62736cd9aTasting Event

JTJB’s Wine Tasting event was held on 25th August 2017, Friday at JTJB office.

The exclusive networking event was hosted by Deputy managing Partner John Sze and Partner Florence Goh. The event featured wines across 3 sub regions of Burgundy – Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits and Côte Chalonnaise.

“A very good initiative! Fantastic experience!”



Asia Law7 Dispute Resolution Award

JTJB Bangkok’s Managing Director, Mr. Naiyachon Tathong has been ranked in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017 under the Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Shipping & Maritime, Aviation and Intellectual Property practice areas. He was also nominated for the Dispute Star of the year.

The Asialaw awards were presented to leaders in 13 practice areas across 14 jurisdictions around the region. This year the awards will be supporting Feeding Hong Kong, where all proceeds raised will go towards eliminating food waste and hunger in Hong Kong.

More Than Just A Law Firm

Our relationship with our clients does not end with the close of a deal or the conclusion of a case. We look to enhance that relationship and provide value beyond just legal services. Utilising our store of knowledge and experience as well as our extensive contact base, JTJB holds exclusive training and networking events for our clients. The firm’s Partners also speak at conferences and seminars organized by other bodies and institutions.


We conduct practical seminars on topics relevant to our clients’ business. These seminars are conducted at our and our clients’ offices.


We hold boutique events to enable our clients to network and make new contacts in an enjoyable environment.

Upcoming Events

September Corporate Seminar
October JTJB CUP
November JTJB Business Forum
December Wine Tasting

The dates of events stated above are to be confirmed and subject to change.

For more information about these events, please contact us at news@jtjb.com