Anis graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from International Islamic University Malaysia in July 2017. In May 2018, Anis completed her pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Mr. Raymond Mah and Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai.

Anis was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July 2018 and began practice as an associate in MahWengKwai & Associates upon her admission.

Anis’ areas of practice are focused around corporate advisory including commercial agreements, regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions.

Career to date

2018    Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2018    Called to the Malaysian Bar

2017    Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates

2016    Attachment Student, Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia

Affiliations

  • Committee for Institutional Reforms, Malaysia (Support Team Member)
  • National Consumer Complaints Centre (Legal Aid)

Educational achievements

2017    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Particular litigation experience

Arbitration

  • Assisted in the Hearing of a claim for damages for delay in the completion of works and costs incurred for rectifying the defects in the construction of a 26-storey building.

Civil matters

  • Preparation of settlement agreements for claims and disputes – Sessions Court
  • Execution proceedings such as bankruptcy proceedings – High Court
  • Matters relating to taxation – Sessions Court, High Court
  • Assisted in applying to Court for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration – High Court
  • Assisted in resisting a claim to set aside a Judgment in Default – High Court
  • Assisted in defending a claim alleging fraud by a Director of a multi-national company – Sessions Court
  • Recovery of outstanding debts for services rendered –  Sessions Court, High Court
  • Recovery of outstanding sum due as a result of a breach of an Independent Contractor Agreement – Mediation Centre, Sessions Court
  • Dispute arising out of the construction of unlawful structures trespassing onto adjoining property – High Court
  • Claim by Joint Management Body to recover common property from Developer – High Court
  • Claim for vacant possession of premises and outstanding rental from a tenant – Magistrate’s Court
  • Assisted in applying for judicial review against the decision of the State Authorities to acquire only a part of a building – High Court

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “We were fortunate to work with Casandra Thomazios, Anis Mohd Sohaimi and Sarah San, from the Corporate Department of MahWengKwai & Associates, on a pro bono basis through TrustLaw. We are incredibly grateful and thank them for the support we received. Their commitment to our cause was evident in the exceptional quality of their work, surpassing our expectations, with a very quick turnaround. Despite the pro bono nature, their professionalism and dedication provided invaluable support to our organisation and the ecosystem we support. We wholeheartedly recommend Casandra Thomazios, Anis Mohd Sohaimi and Sarah San to anyone seeking legal services; their expertise and genuine commitment to making a positive impact in the community is commendable.” – Joy M
  • “I am pleased with the legal services provided by Gan Chong Chieh and Anis Mohd Sohaimi who demonstrated expertise and professionalism in advising me on the complexities of the probate process, Syariah estate planning and court proceedings in Malaysia. From our initial consultation, Gan and Anis explained all the legal processes with clarity, kept me well-informed and addressed my concerns efficiently. I recommend Gan and Anis to anyone seeking expert legal advice in Malaysia.” – Paul McGarry
  • “MWKA was wonderful to work with and provided very helpful advice. We worked most closely with Anis and Cassandra and would recommend their services – professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with!” – Mark Taylor, United States of America
  • “MahWengKwai & Associates (MWKA) was incredibly accommodating throughout our entire engagement. The team assigned to us were Cassandra, Anis and Tommy. They were always willing to meet with us at our convenience and were patient in explaining complex legal concepts to us in a way that we could understand. They also went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and confident throughout the process. They were always well-prepared for our meetings and were able to answer our questions promptly and accurately. They also took the time to get to know us and our business, which made us feel like valued clients.They were able to provide us with tailored advice that was relevant to our industry and our situation. They also kept us up-to-date on the latest legal developments that could impact our business.MWKA was invaluable in helping us to solve problems and navigate unfamiliar territories. They were able to identify potential legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. They also helped us to understand the legal implications of our decisions and made sure that we were compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.We were extremely pleased with the services provided by Cassandra and the team at MWKA. They were accommodating, professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. We would highly recommend them to any business that is looking for high-quality legal representation.” – Teng Chan Leong, Skribble Me Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • “Anis and Cassandra of MahWengKwai & Associates have been outstanding legal counsel. They embody everything a business needs from their legal team – professional, knowledgeable and outstanding communicators. We were new to the Malaysian market and they gave us great advice and provided detailed documents and contracts that protected our interests. It was easy for our customers to understand that we were all being protected by their thoroughness.” – Jason Kelly
  • “I would like to thank Anis Mohd Sohaimi for her guidance on Shariah estate planning. I am grateful for her support, responsiveness and timely updates and highly recommend Anis to anyone seeking legal advice on estate distribution applicable to Muslims in Malaysia.”- Puan Nurmadiah
  • “Jaycorp Berhad and our group of companies have worked with MWKA to complete numerous mergers and acquisitions and related deals over the past years and will continue to do so. We trust MWKA, especially Cassandra Thomazios, Tommy Wong and Anis Mohd Sohaimi, to give us the best advice and are always pleased with their professional legal services. We highly recommend MWKA’s Corporate Department.”- Muaz Jema Khan, Executive Director, Jaycorp Berhad
  • “Cassandra and Anis showed great commercial understanding throughout a very long and detailed contract negotiation.” – Anthony Prendergast, Hong Kong
  • “I highly recommend MWKA’s Corporate team, especially Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Ms Anis Mohd Sohaimi. They were extremely attentive and provided me with comprehensive advice. They helped me understand the implications of several complex terms and I commend their professionalism in handling numerous parties all at once. Thank you MWKA.” – Terry Sandum, Kuala Lumpur
  • “The service provided is very professional and helpful. Jasmine Wong and her team, Anis Mohd Sohaimi and Wong Chee En, always assisted us proactively for the preparation of trial. Although it is up to the insurance to appoint solicitors for us, we would be grateful if they appoint MWKA for our next case.” – Siti Hajar binti Anuar, Safwa Global Venture (M) Sdn Bhd
  • “Great experience dealing with Gan & Anis on our case. They were both detail-oriented while maintaining an overall strategic focus in the litigation with the counterparty. Their knowledge and experience in the area of Strata Management aided greatly in delivering a successful outcome. They are the go-to team for this new body of law in Malaysia. Definitely the legal team to have in your corner. Thank you Gan & Anis.”- Hansen Goh
  • “We have been with this legal firm from 1987 with the purchase of our house in Petaling Jaya and a few other properties in Port Dickson. We are always very pleased with the excellent service and professionalism of the legal team including our very recent experience with Anis Mohd Sohaimi. We would not hesitate to work with MahWengKwai & Associates again in the future and highly recommend this legal firm.”- Kamar & Ineke
  • “I would like to thank Anis Mohd Sohaimi and her team for their legal advice and work. She was attentive and clear in responding to all of my queries and I would highly recommend Anis and MWKA.” – Rian Ashwin, Selangor
  • “My wife, Ann and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Vivien Fan, Ms Anis Sohaimi and Mr Eric Toh from MWKA for their professionalism. They are responsive to our queries, and have been very accommodating, understanding and compassionate throughout the whole process. MWKA has been empathetic and accommodating of our financial situation that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during these challenging times. My wife and I can affirm with confidence that we are in the right hands and being taken care of as we continue with the second part of our case in Court. MWKA has put together a great team that gives us comfort and security.”- Chan & Ann, Kuala Lumpur
  • “Ms Anis Sohaimi and team are very professional and prompt to respond to queries. I highly recommend their firm for future cases.” -Choo Meng Kong
  • “Anis was incredibly supportive and empathetic to my situation and helped me significantly in managing my way through the MCO legal process. She put up with my stupid questions and was always patient and understanding in answering them whilst helping me understand the legal and police processes behind decisions. I am very grateful for her support, especially as I don’t speak bahasa melayu and her advice to my wife obviously paid off. Terima kasih!” – Mike U, Selangor

CONTACT

Tel: 03-7887 2702
anis.sohaimi@mahwengkwai.com

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Dispute Resolution

    Arbitration
    Banking & Finance
    Commercial Litigation
    Constitutional law
    Data Theft
    Debt Recovery
    Environmental law
    Family Business
    Intellectual Property
    Joint Management Bodies & Management Corporations
    Land Acquisition
    Mediation
    Medical
    Shipping
    Strata Titles & Common Property
    Tax

  • Corporate

    Banking & Finance
    Charities & Not-for-profits
    Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
    Environmental law
    Intellectual Property
    Tax

  • Employment

    Contractual Documentation
    Constructive Dismissal
    Disciplinary Procedures
    Partnership Disputes
    Whistleblowing
    Wrongful Dismissal

  • Individuals & Families

    Citizenship
    Custody
    Family Business
    Immigration
    Syariah Advisory Wills