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Karen Cheah Yee Lynn

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Tel : +603 2055 3908
Fax :+603 2055 3880

Email : karen-cheah@chooi.com.my

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Practice Areas :
Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Karen has been in active legal practice for over 20 years since being called to the Malaysian Bar in October 1995 and is the current Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Bar. She was recently awarded the ATC Outstanding Alumni Award in 2016.

Karen’s primary focus is on corporate and commercial contracts and conveyancing matters. Karen also has extensive experience in contentious matters which adds to her abilities in her corporate and commercial practice. Karen is passionate in her quest for knowledge, commitment to clients, the betterment of the Bar and the legal profession, and has an ardent interest in public interest issues.

Other Experience
Bar Council of Malaysia
    2015 – 2017
  • Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Bar
  • Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee for Amendments to the Legal Profession Act
  • Chair of the New Building Committee of the Bar Council
  • 2013 – 2015
  • Treasurer of the Malaysian Bar
  • Chair of the Finance Committee of the Bar Council
  • 2012 – 2015
  • Chair of the Legal Profession Committee of the Bar Council
  • Chair of the Anti-Money Laundering Task Force
Malacca Bar
    2015 – 2016
  • Bar Council Representative for Malacca Bar
  • 2012 – 2015
  • Chairman of the Malacca Bar Committee
  • 1998 – 2003
  • Committee Member of the Malacca Bar
Multimedia University
    2012 – 2017
  • External Industrial Advisor (Faculty of Law)
    Visiting Lecturer
  • From 2012
  • Trainer, Advocacy Training Course
  • 2015
  • Working Committee at the Attorney General’s Chamber on Proposed Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act and Proposed Sexual Harassment Act
Qualifications
    1993
  • University of London (External)
    Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • 1994
  • Certificate of Legal Practice, Malaysia
  • 1995
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
    Admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1995
Publication and Presentations
    2014
  • International Malaysian Law Conference : Moderator in the Breakout Session entitled Reporting Obligations of Legal Advisers under the Provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001
  • 2014-2016
  • Conveyancing & Litigation Roadshow
    Johor, Penang, Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2015
  • Panellist Speaker in Forum on Global Peace organised by Malacca Bar in conjunction with United Nations International Day of Peace.
    Keynote Speaker : Tun Mahathir Mohamad
  • 2015
  • Roadshow on E-Payment / Solicitors’ Account Rules 1990
    Johor, Penang, Perak, Terengganu, Pahang, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2015
  • Keynote Speaker : Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission" Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Terengganu
  • 2015
  • Moderator – Victims Advocacy : National Consultation on The Rights of Vulnerable Witnesses in Court
  • 2014
  • Convention of Rights for Children : UNICEF Celebrates International Day of Children