Daphne graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London in 2016 and completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2017. She completed her pupillage at Moideen & Max under the tutelage of Mr Faisal Moideen and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in January 2019. Her experience includes a variety of areas such as contractual and commercial disputes, employment/industrial relations and construction disputes.

She joined MahWengKwai & Associates as an Associate in 2022.

Daphne’s areas of practice include general litigation, strata, probate and administration matters.

Career to date

2022   Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2019   Associate, Moideen & Max

2018   Pupil in Chambers, Moideen & Max

2017   Operations Executive, KERN Technology Sdn Bhd

2015   Legal Intern, Shook Lin & Bok

2014   Legal Intern, Tune Talk Sdn Bhd

Educational achievements

2017   Certificate in Legal Practice

2016  Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of London

Particular litigation experience

  • Successfully recovered 11.3 Bitcoins from a trader for the largest cryptocurrency trading platform in Malaysia in the first cryptocurrency case in Malaysia
  • Successfully resisted a constructive dismissal claim initiated by a Senior Captain against an airline in the Industrial Court and the Judicial Review application before the High Court which followed
  • Successfully resisted an unfair dismissal claim initiated by employees of an airline following a retrenchment exercise in the Industrial Court
  • Acted for the subsidiary of a large construction corporation to intervene and strike out an application for Judicial Management
  • Acted for a multinational corporation in applying to set aside a winding-up order on grounds of impropriety relating to the operability of Section 545 of the Companies Act 2016
  • Acted for a multinational corporation in claims relating to recovery of sums paid pursuant to a large-scale plantation investment scheme
  • Acted for a company in demanding for the compensation awarded under the Land Acquisition Act 1960

Corporate Experience

  • Advised the largest cryptocurrency trading platform in Malaysia pertaining to compliance with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia’s (IRB) request under Section 81 of the Income Tax Act 1967 against the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010
  • Advised one of the world’s leading international tobacco corporation on the legality of advertising Heat-Not-Burn products (cigarette alternatives)
  • Advised the subsidiary of a large construction corporation on the implications of an application for Judicial Management Order and Scheme of Arrangement under the Companies Act 2016

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “I highly recommend MahWengKwai & Associates for their exceptional expertise in handling inheritance processes. I recently had the privilege of working with Karmen, Daphne and Aaron to navigate the complex legalities associated with the inheritance of my family estate under various jurisdictions.

    MWKA demonstrated a deep understanding of inheritance laws and regulations, ensuring that every aspect of the process was meticulously addressed. Their team of experienced attorneys and solicitors provided clear and concise guidance, making it easy to comprehend the legal formalities of the process.

    I was satisfied with their way of managing documentation and translations of the paperwork, ensuring all necessary filings were accurate and submitted in a timely manner. Their personalized approach has undoubtedly made this process smooth and successful. I am grateful for their support and would not hesitate to seek their services again in the future.”-Eric Guillemin, Paris

  • Dispute Resolution

    Constitutional law
    Defamation
    Family Business
    Fraud
    Land Acquisition
    Mediation
    Trust & Succession

  • Employment

    Contractual Documentation
    Constructive Dismissal
    Disciplinary Procedures
    Whistleblowing
    Wrongful Dismissal

  • Individuals & Families

    Anullment
    Custody
    Divorce
    Family Business
    Will, Trusts & Probate