Christine Toh graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London (External) in 2012 and completed her Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in 2013. She read in the Chambers of Vin & Isaac Lee and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 2014.

She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business System from Monash University in 2004 and had completed her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams in 2006. She became a member of ACCA in 2009. Christine was working abroad with BDO McCabe Lo Ltd (Hong Kong) before she returned home to join BDO Binder and subsequently BDO Consulting Sdn Bhd. Before she left the accounting profession, she was actively involved in the internal and external auditing companies listed in Toronto, Hong Kong, Malaysia Stock Exchange.

Christine joined MahWengKwai & Associates as an associate in July 2016 and was recognised as a senior associate in January 2018. Christine was made a partner of the firm in March 2019.

Christine’s primary areas of practice are construction (adjudication, arbitration and litigation), debt recovery and corporate disputes.

Career to date

2019    Partner, MahWengKwai & Associates
2018    Senior Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
2016    Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
2014    Called to the Malaysian Bar
2013    Pupil-in-Chambers, Vin & Isaac Lee
2010    Assistant Accounts Manager, Prestar Precision Tube Sdn Bhd
2009   Assistant Manager, BDO Consulting Sdn Bhd
2008   Assistant Manager, BDO Binder, Malaysia
2006   Associate, BDO McCabe Lo Ltd, Hong Kong

Educational achievements

2017  Certificate of Adjudication (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for

2013  Certificate of Legal Practice

2012  Bachelor of Law (University of London), (Honours Second Class Upper

2006  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

2004  Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business System (Monash University)

Particular litigation experience

Civil matters

  • Opposing application for mandatory injunction in respect of construction contracts, High Court
  • Application for injunction against the calling of performance bond in respect of construction contracts, Sessions Court
  • Application for the enforcement, setting aside and stay of adjudication decision, High Court
  • Claim for certified work done, variation order claims, release of retention sum in respect of construction contracts, Sessions Court and High Court
  • Claim for compensation arising from compulsory land acquisition by the government, Session Court

Construction Arbitration

  • Claim for certified work done, variation order claims, release of retention sum in respect of construction contracts
  • Claim for loss of profit arising from a repudiatory breach by the owner of project
  • Claim arising from unforeseen adverse physical conditions in the construction of a water treatment plant

Construction Adjudication

  • Claim for certified work done and release of retention sum in respect of construction contracts

Reported cases

  • Koh Kien Hooi & Ors v Kepong Industrial Park Sdn Bhd [2022] 7 CLJ 253
  • Industrial Concrete Products Sdn Bhd v CTL Piling & Construction Works Sdn Bhd & Ors [2022] MLJU 704
  • Seagate Global Trading Sdn Bhd v Pelita Maintenance Resources Sdn Bhd & Ors [2019] MLJU 1002
  • Vimalan Selvanathan v Suriakumar Selvanathan Wakil Diri Kepada Sevanathan Sellan Simati & Ors [2019] 1 LNS 910
  • Envipure Sdn Bhd v Esstar Vision Sdn Bhd [2018] MLJU 534 (High Court)
  • Lee Ruen Chien v Marcia Lynn Lau Mei Yoke and another appeal [2017] MLJU 1402 (High Court)

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “We were facing issues with our main contractor who refused to pay us despite the fact that work had been completed long ago. We sought Christine Toh’s advice to recover the long outstanding debt. Christine and Ashvinder were extremely helpful and professional in their legal services. We would highly recommend Christine and Ashvinder for those who are facing construction disputes!” – Tall Innovations Sdn Bhd, Selangor
  • “The services we received from MahWengKwai & Associates were great and impressive. We have been working with Christine Toh for many years and we always turn to her when legal advice is required. She is well versed with the law surrounding the construction industry, always reachable and prompt in her response. We look forward to many more years of working with her!” – Cheryl Tan, Siab Holdings Berhad, Selangor
  • “We needed legal services to assist us with and advise us on matters that were very urgent. Ms Christine Toh and Mr Tommy Wong were very responsive and they were able to deliver their advice and services within the urgent timeline together with exceptional standards of work. We would like to thank MWKA and we highly recommend their services.” – Yu Teik Sin, Careline Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
  • “The peace of mind that Ms. Christine Toh, Ms. Denise Phang, and Mr. Wong Chee En provide for construction related matters is not merely without basis but reflected positively in the outcome evident from the cases handled by this amazing team which further gives me the confidence to entrust them in dealing with other complex matters in litigation, CIPAA, and advisory roles. Their quick, detailed, and confident responses are often, if not always brings a sense of clarity and direction moving forward.” – Nicholas Jones, Binasat Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “MahWengKwai & Associates’ services and professionalism are undeniable, especially Ms Christine Toh. She pays attention to her client’s needs, applies valuable analysis and furnishes sound advice.” – Yong, CNQC Engineering & Construction (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “I want to thank Christine Toh for her swift and professional legal services. She excels at giving sound legal, business and strategic advice. She is always helpful and I am grateful to have her as my legal advisor. Strongly recommended!” – Darren, Invent Tech Filling System Sdn Bhd, Selangor
  • “I had headache listening to different opinions from others regarding my LAD claim. Luckily, I managed to get Ms Christine Toh and Ms Ashvinderjeet to help me with my case.
    Ms Christine is able to address my concerns and advise me further on my case when I am indecisive. I am impressed with her expertise and thanks to her, I managed to claim my LAD within a short period of time. Both of them are highly recommended!” – Raymond Tan, Singapore
  • “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
  • “We would like to extend our utmost appreciation towards the team of MWKA, especially Christine Toh and Vivien Fan, for the professional legal services offered. Christine is well-versed with the law and thorough in her research. We are impressed with her ability to map complex issues, layout alternatives and explaining each alternative to us patiently for our consideration. With her auditing background, she is practical and aims to resolve conflicts to our best interest. We highly recommend Christine and her team if you are looking for lawyers with good commercial sense.” – MJ Utama, Selangor
  • “We are pleased with the legal services rendered by the lawyers in MahWengKwai & Associates. Their lawyers, particularly Christine Toh and Vivien Fan in my matter, are extremely committed and dedicated. Not only she is knowledgeable, but we are also impressed with how well Christine could articulate and convince the judge on complex accounting and construction issues. I would recommend anyone for their professional legal services.” – Esstar Vision Sdn Bhd, Johor Bahru
  • “We engaged the services of MahWengKwai & Associates to represent us in a matter against, among others, a local council for the outstanding sum due and owing to us. We are extremely pleased with the assistance, efficiency and legal knowledge provided to us by a team consisting of Ms Christine Toh, Ms Vivien Fan and Fatin Hafiza (Pupil in chambers). We would like to express our gratitude to the team for working continuously and tirelessly in our matter. We therefore would recommend MahWengKwai & Associates to anyone looking to engage a good team of lawyers. Thank you MahWengKwai & Associates!” – Adli Sapari, CEO, Seagate Global Trading Sdn Bhd


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