Cassandra graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Northumbria University, United Kingdom, in 2010 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple) in October 2011. She read in the chambers of Khan & Co under the guidance of Ms. Sabriya Khan and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 2012. Cassandra also holds an LLM (Masters in Law) specializing in Transnational Law from Kings College London.

Cassandra is involved in commercial, corporate and conveyancing matters and her primary areas of practice include corporate and commercial matters ranging from private limited companies, public listed companies to multi-national companies. She has been largely involved in drafting corporate documents, project agreements and advising, negotiating and drafting of M&A transactions.

Career to date

2019   Senior Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2015    Partner, Thomazios, Tanes, Khoo & Paulraj

2012    Associate, Khan & Co

2012   Called to the Malaysian Bar

2011   Called to the English Bar, Barrister-at-law

Educational achievements

2020 HRDF Certified Trainer

2015 LLM in Transnational Law, Kings College London

2011 Bar Professional Training Programme (Inner Temple)

2010 Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Northumbria University

Corporate experience

  • Advised a public listed company and its group of companies, in the financial sector, undergoing a due-diligence exercise and disposal of shares transaction;
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted Share Sale Agreements for a Coal Concession in Indonesia;
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted Power Purchase Agreements for a Power Plant in Mauritius;
  • Advised and drafted a variety of Contract for Services and Talent Agreements for a private limited company in the entertainment and media industry;
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted a Subscription Agreement for a put and call option of shares in a private limited company;
  • Advised an international charitable organisation on the rules, regulations and corporate structure on setting up an NGO in Malaysia;
  • Advised and conducted due-diligence for the acquisition of majority shares in a public listed company by a foreign national in the Pharmaceutical sector;
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted a Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Venture agreement for a company in the construction and project development sector;
  • Advised and drafted appointment letters and introducer contracts for an offshore labuan company;
  • Advised and drafted Management and Administrative Services Agreements for a construction company in Malaysia and its group of companies;
  • Advised and drafted an Exclusive Partnership for a cross-border transaction;
  • Advised and drafted Settlement Agreements and security documents for a company and its group;
  • Advised a public listed company on an investment sum and borrowings in relation to whether shareholders approval is required for expansion and relocation of their plant and office;
  • Advised a public listed company on insider trading laws under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007;
  • Advised a public listed company on the Bursa Main Market Listing Requirements, Corporate Governance and regulatory compliance with the relevant listing requirements.
  • Advised a digital marketing company on the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 in Malaysia (“AMLA”)  and drafting an Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Policy for their website;
  • Advised a start-up company on incorporation, corporate structure, corporate governance, licenses required and it’s business nature;
  • Advisory for incorporation of a company in relation to a crowdfunding exercise.

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “We had the pleasure of working with Cassandra and Tommy of MahWengKwai & Associates in the early stages of our startup that deal with government-linked companies. From the outset, they demonstrated a profound understanding of both legal intricacies and the dynamics of startup-government collaborations.

    They helped draft and finalize several agreements that set a solid foundation for future growth and success. We highly recommend MahWengKwai & Associates to any startup seeking legal counsel in Kuala Lumpur. Their expertise, professionalism, and commitment to client satisfaction truly set them apart.” – Onno P., Selangor

  • “We were introduced to MahWengKwai & Associates to obtain legal advice and services for our matters in Malaysia. We worked closely with Cassandra Thomazios and Tommy Wong over the past couple of months, and we can confidently say that Cassandra and Tommy are dynamic, efficient and reliable professionals. We have no hesitation in recommending their services.” – Liaw Chun Huan, KDC (Jago Close) Development Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The professional legal team at MahWengKwai & Associates understood our business and provided tailored advice, helping us navigate unfamiliar territories and solve problems effectively. We highly recommend them! To Cassandra, John and Tommy, thank you!” – Eve Oh
  • “I am grateful for the legal services provided by Cassandra Thomazios, Tommy Wong and Mira Mashor. The MWKA Corporate Team’s attention to detail and clear communication ensured a positive outcome for my company’s matters. Thank you for your patience and exceptional service.” – Dominick Tang, Ta Yoong Sdn Bhd
  • “A year ago, being uninitiated in legal matters of starting a church, Cassandra and her team did marvelously in understanding our needs, compiled preliminary research on the Federal Constitution pertaining to our situation, listed five avenues of legally running a church in Malaysia, and then more. Their counsel gave us much confidence in abiding by all the laws and reviewing our options.MahWengKwai & Associates went way above their call and provided such care to our delight and confidence. I would know of no counsel better and more professional than them to turn to for legal matters. These qualities in them outshine many others: knowledgeable about Malaysian laws and common practices, understanding of client’s needs, prompt and clear communication, setting expectations honestly, helped beyond the call of duty, investigated options, and a professional team with care for confidentiality and sensitivity. I truly believe the work that MahWengKwai & Associates do is of the highest quality that one can find among the best in Malaysia.” – DP, Selangor
  • “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
  • “A big thank you to Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong for their fun, detailed and insightful training session for our participants on the topic of “The Essentials of Corporate & Commercial Drafting”. We definitely recommend their services.” – Puan Imlah Md Nazir, FELDA Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd
  • “We have worked with Cassandra and Amira, and so far, we are happy with their service and advice given. They are on point, efficient, courteous and more importantly, they get what we want. We are glad they are our lawyers.” -Nora Othman, Terunggul PLT, Kuala Lumpur
  • “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
  • “I am very pleased and satisfied with MWKA’s services, specifically Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Ms Mira Mashor. They were efficient, professional and provided an excellent standard of work. They were also approachable which made it easier for me to communicate any concerns or queries that I had. I would highly recommend their service to all!” – DNKS Vet Sdn Bhd, Selangor, Malaysia
  • “The legal advice and services provided to us by Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios, Mr Tommy Wong and Ms Mira Mashor were helpful, detailed and efficient. This team of lawyers did not have any issue to cope and deal with matters that required unexpected urgency. We are more than happy to recommend the capabilities, quality, standard and services of the team. Thank you, MWKA.” – Lynette Lim, Hexatech Engineering Sdn Bhd, Selangor
  • “Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong were the speakers for our online talk and were well prepared for the talk. They provided the attendees with proper slides for easy reference. Appreciate the effort and will consider MWKA for future talks and events.” – Nurul Hidayah binti Mat Nasir, Terengganu Incorporated Sdn Bhd
  • “Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong assisted us with lengthy negotiations and helped us to achieve a good outcome in the end. Thank you MWKA.” – Syahida Nafisa Jasmon, Sports Johor Sdn Bhd
  • “We are very grateful for the standard of service and quality of advice that Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong provided us with. This team of lawyers was able to help us achieve our desired outcome. Thank you MWKA!” – Y. S. Ooi, Selangor
  • “I am very pleased with the services provided by MWKA, and my husband and I would like to thank the Corporate team, especially Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Ms Mira Mashor for their assistance in our matter. They were wonderfully responsive, completed the work efficiently and attended to any queries we had really swiftly. They did exemplary work in which we are pleased with their services and highly recommend it!” – Ms S. Yap, Kuala Lumpur
  • “My organisation (an international sport governing body) has engaged MWKA for ongoing corporate and commercial matters in sports. Strong experience in the sports industry is not very common in this part of the world and we are glad to have the capable assistance of Lesley Lim, Cassandra Thomazios and Tommy Wong in our matters, ranging from contract drafting and review to advising on potential disputes.” – Dylan Mah, International Table Tennis Federation, Singapore
  • “I approached and engaged MahWengKwai & Associates to assist me in a crucial matter to negotiate and achieve an amicable settlement with the other party. I’m pleased that my expectations were met with the outcome, for which Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Tommy Wong continuously strived. Once again, I would like to thank MWKA and recommend their services to all!” – Elina Lua Ming, Los Angeles, United States
  • “We appointed MahWengKwai & Associates to assist us with and advise us on the preparation and drafting of an agreement on a rather urgent basis. Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong were attentive to our urgency and needs for the scope of work. They completed and finalised the scope of work very efficiently without compromising their standard of work. We are pleased with their services, and we highly recommend their services.” – Lydia Hussain, ParkAide Mobile (M) Sdn Bhd
  • “I would like to thank Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong for their help with the expansion of my business. Their legal advice, services and solutions have been and are effective and efficient, and I will be more than happy to recommend their services to my family, friends and contacts.” – Tiffany Lim, Yumlab Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • “MahWengKwai & Associates has provided us with their legal services with utmost professionalism. They, in particular Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong, exercised efficiency and patience whilst providing an excellent standard of work. Further, they always made sure that safeguarding our interests were their priority. They are very capable and reliable, and we certainly recommend their legal services. As such, thank you, Cassandra and Tommy. Thank you, MahWengKwai & Associates.” – Nur Elyshia Khairul Annuar, Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad, Selangor
  • “We would like to extend our gratitude to MWKA for the assistance rendered towards the scope of work for which we had appointed the firm. My personal thanks goes to Tommy Wong & Felicia Tang, both of whom have been directly involved in the work and I must commend both of them for their professionalism. My thanks also goes to Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Christine Toh who are always there whenever I needed additional information and help. Keep rocking MWKA!” – Geetha Kanny, Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • “I strongly recommend the legal services of MahWengKwai & Associates. Both Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong have firstly provided great insight into Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009 during their Online Talk, and thereafter provided efficient and effective legal services in relation to our matter. They are also very professional and never shy away from queries. Thank you MWKA.”- Sivanesan Arul Chelvam, Multi-Lines Systems (M) Sdn Bhd, Selangor
  • “Mr Raymond Mah and his team of lawyers, Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong, have demonstrated their commitment to providing exceptional client-focused legal services. His team of lawyers are accessible and very responsive to our needs and have provided us with solid legal advice. They work to ensure that the scope of their legal services stay consistent with our expectations and budget. We value our relationship with MahWengKwai & Associates and would be happy to recommend them.” – Ann Quah, Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “We engaged MahWengKwai & Associates for their legal advice on a number of issues. Much to our delight, Cassandra Thomazios and Tommy Wong were very efficient and responsive to our matter and requests. They take a pragmatic approach to the law and did not overcomplicate things, something which we value highly. With that being said, if a matter is complex, they are very capable of handling it.” – Jayss Lu, Tmax Venture Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “I always have a great experience with my engagement of MahWengKwai & Associates for their legal services. I have sought their legal advice on various occasions and they have always come back with very sound and prompt advice which I value. When needed, their lawyers, particularly Cassandra Thomazios and Tommy Wong in my matter, are able to assist with great urgency, which is a great attribute to rely on when you are looking to close a prospective business deal. I appreciate the fact that I am able to count on MahWengKwai & Associates to get the job done.” – Hijjas Sow bin Suhaimi Sow, Kuala Lumpur
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