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    Hi, i'm a Malaysia student who is taking law degree in UK. However, I'm not interested to enter either UK or Malaysian bar. I'm more interested to become an international arbitrator. So I wonder how can I become one of them? If I took the course in Malaysia, it will be applicable worldwide right?
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    Hi, i'm a Malaysia student who is taking law degree in UK. However, I'm not interested to enter either UK or Malaysian bar. I'm more interested to become an international arbitrator. So I wonder how can I become one of them? If I took the course in Malaysia, it will be applicable worldwide right?
    I'm by no means an expert in Malaysian law but this is highly unlikely. Most jurisdictions require some kind of individual qualification process, rather than it being automatically transferable. For instance if you qualified in Malaysia, you'd have to take the QLTS to then qualify in the UK.

    Malaysia is not known to be a centre of expertise for international arbitration. Geographically closer is Hong Kong and Singapore, but the US and UK are major centres. The US and the U.K see a lot of arbitration where so much corporate work is done in English law and New York law.

    If international arbitration is really want you want to do, I'd advise trying to speak to arbitration lawyers about their career route. I think many will advise you to qualify into a major legal jurisdiction though, probably through a TC in the UK or possibly somewhere like Hong Kong, with a firm that has a strong international arbitration practice with the hope you will qualify into that area.





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