Christopher Guo is a qualified advocate and solicitor with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class) Honours from the University of Liverpool and has completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in the University of Law (Birmingham). He has successfully managed litigation files in various areas of law, such as moneylending, civil fraud, probate and administration, and land matters. He has also assisted companies in diverse sectors with corporate proposals, such as free warrants issue, acquisition of shares and land, and listing on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Christopher has a proven track record of excellence and achievements in law. He scored the Joint-Highest Mark in the World for Law for his Cambridge A-Levels. He also won two Championship awards and one Best Advocate award in mock advocacy competitions. He was also awarded the Best Written Skills award from the University of Law (Birmingham) for his outstanding performance in the BPTC.

Christopher Guo is a respected thought leader and mentor in the legal community. He is a guest speaker on BFM Radio 89.9, where he has shared his insights on bankruptcy and winding up matters. He is also passionate about mentoring the next generation of lawyers and has coached many law students on the skills and techniques of advocacy.

Career to date

2024   Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2022   Associate, Kenny Tan & Co

2021   Pupil In Chambers, Kenny Tan & Co

2021   Intern, Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership

2019   Intern, MahWengKwai & Associates

Particular litigation experience

  • Assisted a downstream petroleum equipment supplier in obtaining a RM1.9 million judgment before the High Court against a defaulting customer. The decision was reported in law journals and is consistently cited as a precedent on the scope of “without prejudice” privilege for communications between parties in dispute.
  • Defended directors of a holding company in a civil fraud action involving a claimed sum of approximately RM1 million.
  • Represented an engineering company in successfully defending a summary judgment action for debts owed to a supplier by arguing there were joint inspections signed by parties’ representatives.
  • Successfully defended a client against summary judgment in relation to charges owed for equipment rented from a renowned supplier of photocopying equipment. Argued that the contractual penalty charges imposed by the supplier were unreasonable and contrary to Section 75 of the Contracts Act 1950. Secured a favourable settlement for the client after an extensive mediation.
  • Represented individuals in claiming for compensation from vendors in a sale and purchase agreement involving renovations which were installed by the vendor in breach of the sale and purchase agreement.
  • Represented a company in a lawsuit involving the recovery of a RM1.4 million loan provided to one of its directors.
  • Recovered debts for construction companies, including assisting bailiffs in seizing and selling goods to enforce a judgment.

Reported Cases

  • High Point Technic Sdn Bhd v. Thrustbar Resources Sdn Bhd [2021] CLJU 2252
  • Hitti Aluminium Sdn Bhd v. Metalglaz Technology (M) Sdn Bhd [2023] CLJU 2288
  • Geno Group Bhd v. Hoo Ching Han [2022] MLJU 3044

Speaking Engagements

  • “Bankruptcy and Insolvency – What Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Directors Should Know” BFM Radio 89.9 (10 November 2023)
  • “Bankruptcy, the Laws that Apply” BFM Radio 89.9 (20 April 2023)

CONTACT

Tel: 03-7887 2702
christopher.guo@mahwengkwai.com

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Dispute Resolution

    Construction
    Commercial Litigation
    Debt Recovery
    Joint Management Bodies & Management Corporations
    Land Acquisition
    Strata Titles & Common Property
  • 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