Dr. Olivia Tan Swee Leng

Formerly a Legal Counsel of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Dr. Olivia Tan Swee Leng was in charge of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution for both .com from Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre and .my cases at KLRCA, as well as Mediation/Arbitration case management. She obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree with honours from the University of London. She obtained her Masters and PhD in Law from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). She was the book prize winner for the Civil Procedure Paper and General Paper awarded by the Certificate of Legal Practise Board (Malaysia) in 1996. She practised as an advocate and solicitor in Malaysia in the areas of Corporate Litigation, Intellectual Property (Trademark), Banking and Conveyancing.

Presently, Dr. Olivia serves as the Director of Technology Transfer Office at Multimedia University (MMU). She led the “rights of the vulnerable” group in Phase 1 development of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) in Malaysia in 2015. From 2017 to 2018, she was the lead researcher for Reviewing Adoption Act 1952 and Registration of Adoptions Act 1952 sponsored by the Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU) under the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia. In 2018, she was appointed by the Department of Social Welfare, Kuala Lumpur, as the assessor of strategic development for the Activity Centers for the Elderly (PAWE) in Kuala Lumpur, where she is also an Honorary member and Committee member.

Dr. Olivia was involved in Erasmus+ SPIRE, a European grant project, as Quality Manager from 2018 to 2020. SPIRE’s overall objective is to contribute to the effectiveness of Research and Innovation management at HEIs by enhancing IPR capacities at three complementary levels, thereby addressing major difficulties identified in the target ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand).

Dr. Olivia was invited by the Mission of Canada to ASEAN in November 2020 to participate as a guest speaker in a Virtual Armchair Discussion on “Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy in the Context of ASEAN and the Women Peace and Security Agenda”, moderated by Her Excellency Diedrah Kelly, Ambassador of Canada to ASEAN. In August 2022, she led the Bahagian Perancangan Governans Nasional project for Corruption Risks in the National Informal Sector. In July 2023, she was appointed as a member of Collaborative Assignment for Focus Group on Intangible Technology Transfer (Academia) under the purview of the Strategic Trade Secretariat (STS), MITI, Malaysia. She was appointed as Exco Member and Legal Advisor to the Nursing Care Association Selangor (NCAS) in April 2023. She is also a legal consultant for Valiantlytix Sdn Bhd, a data analytics company in Selangor.

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