– 1985, Established

The firm was established by Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai in 1985 after 12 years in the Judicial and Legal Services. Dato’ Mah built a strong reputation for civil and corporate litigation, arbitration and criminal matters.

– 2010, A Legal 500 firm

The firm is recommended for the first time by The Legal 500 in Dispute Resolution and Corporate and M&A. Today, the firm is ranked Tier 2 in Real Estate & Construction, Tier 3 in Dispute Resolution and Tier 4 in Labour & Employment.

– 2015, Dato’ Mah returns

Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai was appointed to the High Court as a Judicial Commissioner in 2010. He was confirmed as a High Court Judge in 2011 and elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2012. Dato’ Mah returned to the firm as a consultant after his retirement from the judiciary in February 2015.

– 2018, ALB Award Winner

The firm wins the Asian Legal Business Award for Sports Law Firm of the Year. Prior wins include Litigation Law Firm of the Year (joint winner with Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill) in 2015 and Boutique Law Firm of the Year in 2016.

– 2019, >50 people

The MWKA team has grown and continues to grow from strength to strength over the years, with its present team of 50 persons, including 20 lawyers.


Specialised Practice Groups

Our purpose driven and personalised approach to legal practice ensures that clients benefit from a close working relationship with our team.

We recognize that understanding our clients’ needs and priorities allow us to better assist our clients achieve their goals.

  • ASEAN-China Desk

    The dragon of the east awakens. China in the past decade has reinvented itself and has found its place in the world as an important emerging economy. The Belt and Road initiative, the strong support by the Chinese government committed to stable economic growth and WTO accession will fast see the Chinese economy and Chinese markets becoming more and more influential in the coming years. READ MORE

  • Construction

    The Construction industry in Malaysia has seen steady growth in recent years. There are many aspects to a construction project which we are able to serve our clients in.

    Our team is experienced in handling both non-contentious and contentious matters. Having arbitrators and adjudicators on our team also lends credence to the expertise we are able to provide to solve your construction needs. READ MORE

  • Real Estate

    Our Real Estate Practice Group are well-versed in drafting and preparing Sale and Purchase Agreements and have vast experience in sub-sale transactions for both landed and non-landed properties and mixed developments. We are committed to delivering efficient and effective legal solutions in all forms of property transactions. READ MORE

  • Sports and Esports

    Sports is a very wide industry, which includes parties such as athletes to the media, the focus of tournaments to stadiums and legal matters such as image rights to disputes. We have a dedicated team advising clients on any sporting matters and was recently awarded the Sports Law Firm of the Year Award by ASEAN Legal Business in 2018. READ MORE


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