The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
LEVEL 10-1, TOWER B, MENARA PRIMA, JALAN PJU 1/39, DATARAN PRIMA, 47301 PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
Tel:
Work +60 3 7887 2702
Fax:
Fax +60 3 7887 2703
Email:
Web:
www.mahwengkwai.com

Richard Wee

Tel:
Work +6 03 7887 2702
Email:
Web:
mahwengkwai.com/richard-wee/
MahWengKwai & Associates

Work Department

Head of Sports Law Practice Group •  Real Estate Practice Group •  Dispute Resolution •  Construction Law •  Arbitration •  Conveyancing & Real Estate •  Company Law •  Wills, Trust & Probate •  Corporate & Commercial Contracts •  Debt Recovery & Execution Proceedings • Emploment & Labour •  Family & Matrimony •  Judicial Review & Administrative Law •  Private Wealth Management •  Property & Real Estate Dispute •  Merges & Acquisition

Position

Partner

Career

2016 Partner, MahWengKwai & Associates •  2010 Partner, Richard Wee & Yip •  2008 Partner, Richard Wee Lopez •  2007 Partner, Y.H. Teh & Quek •  2005 Partner, Azizah, Sarina & Khoo 2003 Principal, T.S. Wee & Co •  1999 Associate, David Lingam & Co •  1999 Called to the Malaysian Bar • Pupil-in-Chambers, Iza, Ng, Yeoh & Kit •  Lecturer in Llaw, Goon's institute, Kuala Lumpur

Languages

English •  Bahasa Malaysia •  Hokkien

Member

Deputy President (pro-tem), Sports Law Association of Malaysia •  Elected Member, Bar Council •  Chairperson, Professional Standards and Development Committee, Bar Council •  Co-Chairperson, Safer Malaysia •  Member, Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) •  Member, Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) •  Secretary, Malaysia Bar (2013 - 2015)

Education

2017 Certificate of SportsArb (KLRCA) •  1998 Certificate of Legal Practice •  Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of London


Malaysia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The 'effective' department at MahWengKwai & Associates provides 'prompt responses and practical, solution-driven advice'. Real estate litigation is a particular strength, though the team also handles corporate and commercial disputes, constitutional litigation and judicial reviews. 'Responsible, dedicated' managing partner Raymond Mah continued to act for Sime Darby in an arbitration brought by Garden Bay. Richard Wee has a broad docket, but is especially noted for his niche strength in sport.

[back to top]

Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

MahWengKwai & Associates coalesced its employment capabilities into a dedicated practice group in 2018. The team is led jointly by managing partner Raymond Mah and Richard Wee, and acts for individuals as well as corporations; employment work in the sports sector is a particular niche.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Well versed in contentious and non-contentious matters, MahWengKwai & Associates' department has been especially active in strata title disputes and disputes regarding compulsory land acquisitions by the Malaysian government; clients in the latter space include KCSB Consortium, the Estate of Tan Bok Yin and the Metropolitan Square Joint Management Body. Tall Innovations, Ideaworks Resources and Sime Darby Property instructed Raymond Mah on construction disputes. Richard Wee advised Herbert Sim on a property ownership regularisation matter.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in Malaysia

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Call for AML Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
  • Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
  • The Financial Services Act 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • 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.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
  • 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.
  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT – REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
  • FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

    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.
  • Competition...Friend or Foe?

    The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.