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Wei Mun Chang

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Work +603 2632 9881
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Raja, Darryl & Loh

Work Department

Dispute Resolution,Construction and Energy.

Position

Management Partner, Head of Construction and Energy, Construction Law, Oil and Gas, Arbitration.

Career

Wei Mun’s practice includes all forms of dispute resolution in respect of the construction industry, particularly in arbitration, both domestic and international, adjudication and litigation. Over the years, many of his cases have been reported in the law journals.   His prowess in dispute resolution has led to him being named as a Leading Individual by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 for 2018 and 2019, a Leading Individual in Construction Dispute Resolution in Chambers Asia Pacific for a number of years since 2010, a Market-leading Lawyer in AsiaLaw Profiles for 2017 and 2018 and a “Dispute Resolution Star” by Benchmark Litigation in 2018.   A past President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, he has been appointed as sole arbitrator as well as co-arbitrator and president of 3-member tribunals in respect of various arbitrations locally and abroad.

Wei Mun is also experienced in the drafting and negotiation of documentation for construction and infrastructure projects. 

Languages

English; Bahasa Malaysia.

Member

Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya; Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Member of Panel of Arbitrators, International Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia; Member of  Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration); Member of Panel of International Arbitrators, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; Member of Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Member of Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Registered Mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Canterbury [1985].


Malaysia

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Chang Wei Mun - Raja, Darryl & Loh

Within: Dispute resolution

Counting medical negligence, construction, media and tax as particular strengths, the team at Raja, Darryl & Loh frequently handles high-profile cases. Raja Eileen Soraya represented The Edge Communications in an application for judicial review after The Edge Malaysia and The Edge Financial Daily were suspended following their coverage of the 1MDB scandal. Chang Wei Mun and arbitrator Ooi Huey Miin are also recommended. Darryl Goon left to join the bench, and senior associate Joni Benedict left to go in-house; but construction expert Joshua Chong and employment specialist Tham Li Vyen made partner in February 2018.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Chang Wei Mun - Raja, Darryl & Loh

Within: Real estate and construction

Raja, Darryl & Loh is especially strong in construction. Group head Chang Wei Mun advised CCM Duopharma Biotech on various contractual matters regarding the construction of its RM141m plant-and-warehouse complex in Klang. The firm also handles contentious construction work; construction litigator Joshua Chong, who made partner in 2018, assisted Chang with acting for BumiMetro Construction in an arbitration against Monday-Off Development regarding the construction of a condominium project in Mont Kiara.

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Legal Developments by:
Raja, Darryl & Loh

  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
    - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

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  • Adjudication in Malaysia – the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.
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    Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (“FGVH”) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
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