Irwin Ooi Ui Joo (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)


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Designation: Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Full Name:  Irwin Ooi Ui Joo
Position: Head, Centre for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
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Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/irwinujooi (The Maritime Law Geek) ; http://twitter.com/irwanshahabdull?lang=en (Papa Panda, the Moot Coach)



Academic Qualifications

  • Doctorate: Ph.D - Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University)
  • Master: LL.M - Master of Laws (Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs)(Distinction)(Maritime Studies Department and International Transport)(Cardiff University)
  • Bachelor: LL.B(Hons) - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(University of Glamorgan, South Wales)

Professional Bodies, Fellowships, Working Groups, Task-Forces, Councils etc

  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT)
  • Member of the International Malaysian Society of Maritime Law (IMSML)
  • Academic Fellow of the Centre for Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
  • ASEAN Transport Working Group
  • Malaysian Admiralty Court and Maritime Law Reform Task-Force
  • Malaysian Supply Chain and Logistics Council (MSLC)


Teaching & Research Interest

Research Interests

1. Maritime Law
2. Shipping and Transport Law
3. International Trade, Finance and Investment Law
4. Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

Teaching

1. Law 721 – Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea: Chartering

2. Law 722 – Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea: Cargo Documents

3. Law 723 – Law of Marine Insurance: Fundamental Principles

4. Law 724 – Law of Marine Insurance: Specific Policies

5. AFL962 – Airport Institutional Framework and Legal Affairs

6. AOM 792 – Airport Operations and Management: Law and Practice

7. Law 113 / 435 – Law of Torts I

8. Law 595 / 609 – Opinion Writing

9. Law 359 / 530 – Law of Carriage

10. Law 539 – Law of Carriage I

11. Law 590 – Law of Carriage II

12. IBM531 – International Business Law

13. Law 424 – Banking law and Practice

 



Previous Appointments & Duration of the Appointment

1. Head of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Law, UiTM Shah Alam (2007-2009)
2. Head of Legal and Corporate Communications, Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS), UiTM Shah Alam (2010-2015)
3. Head of Legal Services and Quality, Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS), UiTM Shah Alam (2015-2017)



Research Projects & Publications

Research Projects:
1.Developing a Corporate Governance Legal Framework for Companies with Stakeholding in Malaysia’s Halal Supply Chain, RM132,000, Commencement 1 May 2015 (Leader)
2.Developing a Halal Trade Supply Chain Framework, RM136,800 (Commencement 1 Mac 2015)
3.Identifying the Competitiveness of the Malaysian Logistics Industry in Facing the ASEAN Service Liberalisation, RM114,00 (Commencement 2014)

 

Publications:

Books

1. Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia, Insurance and Marine Insurance, Volume 20, 2017 Re-Issue, ISBN 978-967-400-662-4.

2. Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia, Carriers, Volume 18(1), 2016 Re-Issue, ISBN 978-967-400-617-4.

3. Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia, Road Transport, Volume 18(2), 2016 Re-Issue, ISBN 978-967-400-621-1

4. Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia (Shipping), Vol.1(2) (2014 Re-Issue), Lexis-Nexis / Malayan Law Journal (ISBN 978-967-400-270-1)

5. Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia (Admiralty, Bailment, Lien, Marine Pollution and Shipowners’ Liability), Volume 1(1), 2013 Re-Issue, Lexis-Nexis / Malayan Law Journal (with co-author Mathew Kurien) (ISBN 978-967-400-155-1)

6. Annotated Statues of Malaysia (Insurance Act 1996)(Act 553), Issue 65, 2012 Re-Issue, Lexis-Nexis (ISBN 978-967-400-086-8)

7. Annotated Statutes of Malaysia (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1950) (with co-author Jeremy Mark Joseph of Joseph and Partners) Issue 76, 2009, (ISBN 978-967-5371-27-1)

8. Halsbury’s Law of Malaysia (Shipping), Volume 1(2), 2008 Re-Issue, Lexis-Nexis (with co-author Jeremy Mark Joseph of Joseph and Partners) (ISBN 978-967-962-869-2)

9. Annotated Statues of Malaysia (Insurance Act 1996)(Act 553), Issue 65, 2008 Re-Issue, Lexis-Nexis (ISBN 978-967-962-882-1)

10. Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia (Marine Insurance), Volume 20, 2006 Re-Issue, Lexis-Nexis / Malayan Law Journal (with co-author Jeremy Mark Joseph of Joseph and Partners) (ISBN 967-962-740-3)

 

Journal Articles

1. The ‘Forwarding Shipping’ and ‘Bagusia’ Cases: The Malaysian Judiciary’s Approach to ‘Perils of the Seas’ in Marine Insurance (2008) 22 A & NZ Mar LJ 31-41 (ISSN 1834 – 0881)

2. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004: Malaysia’s Response to the Threat of Maritime Terrorism (2007) 21 A & NZ Mar LJ 70-91 (ISSN 1834 – 0881)

3. The Continuing Saga of Identifying the Carrier under Charterparty Bills of Lading (2007-2008) 3 UiTM LR 231-264 (ISSN 1511-9068)

4. Closing The Pandora’s Box of Unimodal Regimes with the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport?: A Critique of the “Scope of Application” Provisions [2007] 5 M.L.J. i (ISSN 0025 – 1283)

5. Distinguishing Fraud and Fraudulent Devices in Marine Insurance: A Concept Fraught with Difficulty in the Application of the Duty of Utmost Good Faith [2007] 4 M.L.J. lxxcii (ISSN 0025 – 1283)

6. Greater Judicial Tolerance for the Non-Disclosure of a Material Fact in Hull Policies? [2007] 3 M.L.J. cxxxii (ISSN 0025 – 1283)

7. The Pandora’s Box of Unimodal Transport Regimes in a Multimodal World: Reasons Why Malaysia Needs a Multimodal Transport Regime [2007] 1 M.L.J. cxlviii (ISSN 0025 – 1283)

8. The Quest for the “Gold Value” of a “Package” or “Unit”: Limitation of Liability under The Hague Rules [2006] 4 M.L.J.xlvii (ISSN 0025 – 1283)

9. The Legal Status of Shipping Orders and the Shipping Manifest as Documents of Title Under the Hague Rules in Malaysia (2004) UiTM LR 1-22 (ISSN 1511 – 9068)

 

Case Commentaries / Case Notes

1. ‘Kyzuna Investments Ltd v Ocean Marine Mutual Insurance Association (Europe)’ and ‘Thor Navigation Inc v Ingosstrakh Insurance Co Ltd and Another’: Valued Policies in Marine Insurance and the Interpretation of the “Sum Insured”’ (2007-2008) 3 UiTM LR 265-274 (ISSN 1511-9068)

2. Sri Inai (Pulau Pinang) Sdn Bhd v Yong Yit Swee: Duty of The Landlord to Lawful Visitors of the Tenant (2004) UiTM LR 235-253 (ISSN 1511 – 9068)

 

Conference Papers

1. Marine Insurance: Case Law Updates (2006-2009), LexisNexis 2nd Annual Malaysian Maritime Law Conference 2009, 17-18 March 2009, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, KL.

2. Developments in the Safe Port Obligation, LexisNexis 2nd Annual Malaysian Maritime Law Conference 2009, 17-18 March 2009, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, KL.

3. The Aftermath of the ‘Samsun Logix Corporation’ Case: Critically Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Shipowner’s Lien on Sub-Freights in a Charterparty, Lexis-Nexis 3rd International Maritime Law Conference 2008, 8-9 July Sheraton Towers Hotel, Singapore.

4. Cargo Documents: Case Law Update (2005-2008), Lexis-Nexis 3rd International Maritime Law Conference 2008, 8-9 July Sheraton Towers Hotel, Singapore.

5. Payment of Hire and Off-Hire Provisions: How to Get Your Money’s Worth in a Time Charter, LexisNexis Maritime Law and Practice, 18 – 19 March 2008, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, KL.

6. Making Time Count in Voyage Charter: Laytime and Demurrage, LexisNexis Maritime Law and Practice, 18 – 19 March 2008, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, KL.

7. Ante-Dating of Bills of Lading and the Hague Rules Time Bar: The High Court of Malaya Decides that Scrutton is Wrong!, Asian Maritime Law Conference 2007, Jointly organised by the Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS) and the International Bar Association (IBA), 13-14 October 2007, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

8. Marine Insurance: The Open Cover System and Floating Policies, 2nd Maritime Law and Practice Conference 2007, 18-19 July 2007, Holiday Inn Parkview, Singapore.

9. Carriage of Goods by Sea Updates: Voyage Charters (2005-2007), 2nd Maritime Law and Practice Conference 2007, 18-19 July 2007, Holiday Inn Parkview, Singapore.

10. Carriage of Goods by Sea Updates: Time Charters (2005-2007), 2nd Maritime Law and Practice Conference 2007, 18-19 July 2007, Holiday Inn Parkview, Singapore.

11. Closing The Pandora’s Box of Unimodal Regimes with the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport?: A Critique of the “Scope of Application” Provisions, National Maritime Conference 2007, 8 – 10 March 2007, Shangri-La, KL.

12. Towage: Revisiting Selected Controversial Legal Issues, International Maritime Law Conference 2006, 24-25 May 2006, Meritus Mandarin Hotel, Singapore.

13. Recent Developments in Scope and Cover for Hull and Machinery Insurance and Cargo Insurance (2000-2006), International Maritime Law Conference 2006, 24-25 May 2006, Meritus Mandarin Hotel, Singapore.

14. The Quest for the “Gold Value” of a “Package” or “Unit”, Reform of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1950 – Issues, Options and Future Implications, Organised by the Maritime Institute of Malaysia, 8 March 2006, MIMA Conference Room.

15. The Pandora’s Box of Unimodal Transport Regimes in a Multimodal World: Reasons Why Malaysia Needs a Multimodal Transport Regime, 13th Biennial Malaysian Law Conference, 16-18 November 2005, Putra World Trade Centre 2005.

16. Tug and Tow: Key Concerns for East Malaysia, 3rd East Malaysia Maritime Conference 2005, 22 and 23 September 2005, Kota Kinabalu.

17. Dematerialising Documents in the Quest for a Paperless Nirvana in International Trade: An Evaluation of Malaysia’s Legal Readiness to Implement Electronic Bills of Lading, International Conference on Office Management technology 2005 (InCOMT 2005) – Managing Future Workplace Issues in a Borderless World, 12-13 July 2005, Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Malaysia.

18. The UNCITRAL Model Laws: A Panacea for Paperless Trading in the Borderless World of International Trade?, International Conference on Office Management technology 2005 (InCOMT 2005) – Managing Future Workplace Issues in a Borderless World, 12-13 July 2005, Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Malaysia. (Co-written with Sharifah Saeedah Syed Mohamed).

19. The Legal Impact of Terrorism on the Working Environment in the Maritime Industry: The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and its Implications for Shipping in Malaysia, International Conference on Diversity at the Workplace – Issues and Responses, 8-9 March 2005, Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya.

20. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004: A Nation’s Response to the Threat of Global Maritime Terrorism, Malaysian Universities Transport Research Forum Conference 2004: Transport Research in the Era of Globalisation, 1-2 December 2004, Pan Pacific Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

21. The Starsin: An Identity Crisis for the Charterer’s Bill of Lading? – 2nd National Transport Conference, 20 & 21 October 2003, Grand Blue Wave Hotel.


Consultancy work

1. Development of Toll Rates Decision Model for Highway (Joint Study with FUU, MITRANS and FKA)(2016-2017)

2. Consultant at Review of Malaysian Standards (MS) on Halal Logistics, 1-3 November 2016, at Eastin Hotel, KL. Letter of appointment dated 14 October 2016. Appointed as Moderator. Letter of appointment dated 31 October 2016.

3. World Bank Workshop on Warehouse Policy for Food Security: A Case Study of the Legal Framework for Rice in Malaysia, 8 March 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia

4. Pre-Council for 31st ASEAN Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG), 25 February 2016, at MOT.

5. Detailed Economic Appraisal Showcasing the Cost-Benefit Analysis for Mass Rapid Transit for Lembah Kelang: Jajaran Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya and Jajaran Sungai Buloh Kajang. Completion date: 10 June 2015

6. National Transportation Blueprint, Advisory on 2 March 2015 and 20 April 2015.

 

Guest Speaker and Trainer

1. The ASEAN Facilitation Agreements: A Legal Perspective on the Future of Green Logistics in Malaysia, Seminar on Green Logistics, 10 December 2014, Ministry of Transport, Putrajaya

2. Maritime Negligence in Malaysia, The Maritime Law Association of Malaysia, Seminar Series, 31 March 2012, Shook Lin and Bok

3. Charterparty Bills of Lading, Carriage of Goods by Sea Seminar 2009, 15-16 January 2009, JBC Penthouse Training Centre, Plaza Sentral, KL.

4. Judicial Sale of a Ship and Priority of Claims, Enforcement of Maritime Claims Seminar 2009, 19-20 March 2009, JBC Penthouse Training Centre, Plaza Sentral, KL.

5. Claims affecting Tour Operators and Tour Agents: Focus on Claims by Passengers Travelling by Air and Sea, Intervision’s Tour and Travel Agency Law Seminar 2009, 21 May 2009, J.W. Mariott, KL.

6. Lexis Nexis Management of Maritime Contracts Workshop, 19 August 2009, PJ Hilton KL.

7. Disclosure and Utmost Good Faith, , MAA Life Insurance and General Insurance Seminar 2009 organised by GMR and Associates, 4 and 5 September 2009, Wisma MAA, KL

8: The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001, 2nd National Seminar on Transportation and the Environment, 25-26 July 2007, Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya.

9. The New UCP 600, Petronas Incoterms, Laytime and Demurrage Seminar, 31 July 2007, Impiana Hotel, KL.

10. Oil Majors Approval Clause, MISC Maritime Law Seminar Series: Voyage Charters, 7 August 2007, 17th Floor Menara Dayabumi, KL.

11. The Selection, Training and Role of Personnel in the Admiralty Court, Bar Council of Malaysia’s Forum, “Admiralty Court – The Way Forward”, 15 November 2007, Bar Council Auditorium, KL.

12. Salvage and Wreck Removal, International Maritime Law Seminar 2006, 4-6 April 2006, Crown Princess Hotel, KL.

13. The Arrest of Cargo as Security for Arbitration for the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programme 2005/06, Wednesday, 1 June 2005, 5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m., KL Bar Auditorium, 10th Floor, Wisma Kraftangan, No.9, Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.

14. Concluding an International Contract of Sale, P.T.T. Maritime Seminar, Bangkok, Thailand, 4-5 July 2005

15. The Judging Criteria, National Client Counselling Seminar, 12 August 2005, ILQAM, UiTM, Shah Alam.

16. INCOTERMS 2000, INCOTERMS: Law and Practice, 21 September 2005, Crown Princess Hotel, KL

17. The Duty of Utmost Good Faith & Disclosure for Underwriters and Brokers, “Marine Insurance 2004”, 11 February 2004, Corus Hotel

18. Tug and Tow: What You Need to Know! - “East Malaysia Maritime Seminar 2004”, 5 April 2004, Shangri La Tanjung, Kota Kinabalu

19. Mortgagees’ Interest Insurance - “Maritime Risks and Insurance: Protecting the Bottom Line”, 1 June 2004, Legend Hotel, KL

20. Hull and Machinery Claims: The Commercial Practice and The Interaction with other Forms of Marine Policies, Maritime Claims Series Seminar: Hull Insurance, Thursday, 7 October 2004, Corus Hotel, KL

 

Editorial Board Appointments

 

  • Maritime Business Review
  • ALCO International Law Journal
  • UiTM Law Review
  • Reviewer for the Australia and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal

 

 

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