Jasmine Wong graduated with a Second Class Honours (Division I) in Bachelor of Laws from Aberystwyth University, Wales in 2015 and completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2016. She gained her legal experience as a paralegal for a year before commencing her pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of its Managing Partner, Raymond Mah.

Jasmine was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in October 2017. Upon admission to the Malaysian Bar, she began her practice in MahWengKwai & Associates as an Associate in 2017.

Jasmine continues her practice with MahWengKwai & Associates in the areas of general litigation particularly in citizenship, adoption, medical and employment law.

Career to date

2017    Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2017    Called to the Malaysian Bar

2016    Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates

2015    Paralegal, MahWengKwai & Associates

2014    Attachment Student, MahWengKwai & Associates

Affiliations

  • Member, Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia
  • Member, Association of Women Lawyers

Educational achievements

2016    Certificate in Legal Practice

2015    Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours, Division 1)

Particular litigation experience

Citizenship

  • Advised and represented clients to judicially review the National Registration Department’s decision to refuse citizenship to an adopted child [High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court]
  • Advised and represented clients in an application for reference of constitutional questions to the Federal Court for a declaration of citizenship [High Court, Federal Court]
  • Advised and represented individuals who were born in Malaysia in seeking a declaration of citizenship by operation of law [High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court]
  • Advised and represented individuals who were born outside of Malaysia in seeking a declaration of citizenship by operation of law [High Court, Court of Appeal]
  • Advised and represented clients in seeking for declaration of legitimacy of a child pursuant to the Legitimacy Act 1961 [High Court]

Adoption

  • Advised and assisted abandoned children in registering their birth and obtaining their birth certificates from the National Registration Department by way of the late registration of birth process under the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957
  • Represented and assisted parents in the adoption of children who are born to either Malaysian parents or non-Malaysian parents
  • Advised the British Home Office on the legal effect of the Registration of Adoptions Act 1952
  • Advised the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration Department on the Malaysian adoption and citizenship process and the effect of statelessness in Malaysia
  • Advised the New Zealand Immigration on the legal effect of Adoption Act 1952

Medical negligence

  • Advised and acted as senior counsel in representing individual in a medical negligence claim relating to small bowel injuries
  • Advised and acted as junior counsel for an infant in a medical negligence claim relating to hernia and small bowel injuries
  • Advised and acted as junior counsel for a medical negligence claim relating to bile duct injuries
  • Represented individuals in settlement for negotiations with the doctors and hospitals

Employment

  • Advised companies and businesses on the implementation of cost-cutting measures, mutual separation scheme, voluntary separation scheme and retrenchment exercise
  • Assisted and acted as junior counsel for three employees who were unfairly dismissed by the company [Industrial Court]
  • Assisted and acted as junior counsel for a subsidiary company of a telecommunications corporation in China to defend against a claim brought by a former employee who was terminated due to breach of fiduciary duties and misconduct [Industrial Court]

Civil litigation

  • Advised and represented a society in defending a defamation claim involving an article published in a renowned local newspaper [Sessions Court, High Court]
  • Advised and represented a medical institution in relation to debt recovery [Magistrates’ Court, Sessions Court, High Court, Court of Appeal]
  • Advised and represented a company against a GLC in Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) proceedings
  • Advised and acted as junior counsel in a petition for judicial separation [High Court]

General advisory

  • Advised on the application of the Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management Act) 2007
  • Advised on a possible dependency claim that may be brought under the Civil Law Act 1956 by the dependants of a Malaysian who was killed in an industrial accident in China

Publication

  • Citizenship for Adopted and Legitimised Children: To the Federal Court and Back Again [2020] 2 MLJ vi

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “I have had an amazing experience with MahWengKwai & Associates. A young and highly capable lawyer named Jasmine handled all my requests and questions in a very timely and professional manner. I am a Malaysian residing in the UAE and was preparing to be married to my Dutch fiancée. There were many documents needed from JPN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch embassy. As I could not travel to Malaysia to do this myself, I engaged MahWengKwai & Associates to handle my affairs which they did effectively. I could not have had a better experience!! Thanks again Jasmine.” – Ashvin Danny Holtkamp, UAE, Dubai
  • “I would like to express my gratitude to legal firm MahWengKwai & Associates, particularly to this young lawyer Ms Jasmine Wong whom I have been liaising with for all our cases. Their service is excellent, and they promptly update us on the progress of our cases. Compared with other legal firms we have engaged, their professionalism is on the top. Thumbs up to MWKA’s team.” – Nur Hazwani binti Abdul Ghafar, Assunta Hospital, Selangor
  • “I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to MahWengKwai & Associates, particularly to Ms Jasmine Wong, Mr Eric Toh and Ms Liow Pei Xia. For the adoption of our two little girls, not only did they deliver what they promised in a professional and timely manner, they also went out of their way to cater to our needs. We are very thankful to have their support especially in certain aspects of the cases when it got quite challenging. We have recommended them to many of our friends as a result. ” – Wini and Tim Heron, Kuala Lumpur
  • “Diana Cheak and her team are currently acting as our legal advisors in lengthy and tenacious litigation. Diana and her colleague Jasmine Wong are knowledgeable and competent in handling our cases. Both have demonstrated a high level of professionalism, efficiency, responsibility, honesty and empathy. Diana and Jasmine were always available to answer queries even outside their normal office hours throughout the four years acting as our legal advisors. I would not hesitate to recommend Diana, Jasmine and MahWengKwai & Associates to any individual, non-governmental organisation and corporation.” – Tunku Badli Tunku Ibrahim, Honorary Secretary, Federation of Complementary & Natural Medical Associations (FCNMAM)
  • “Our company is Wiko Mobile Malaysia Sdn Bhd. We are carrying on the trading business by offering mobile devices and accessories with innovative design, artwork and technology from France. Our company would like to thank the team of MWK, specifically Jasmine Wong, Diana Cheak and John Chan for helping our company in our employment matter. They are very professional and efficient in handling our legal case, and have shown great professionalism throughout. They are also easily accessible and very accommodative to their client’s needs. We will recommend MWK to other clients that need the relevant services in the near future.” – LC Tan, Richard Liu, Anwar Liu, Wiko Mobile Malaysia, KL and Shenzhen, China
  • “We have been using the services of MWKA for a number of years and have found them to be professional, competent and efficient. We would like to express our gratitude to the team of MWKA, particularly to Mr Raymond Mah, Ms Liow Pei Xia and Ms Jasmine Wong for their dedication, support and empathy. We truly appreciate their good legal knowledge, vast experience and excellent analytical skills. Most importantly, they always have their clients’ interest at heart. They help plan and strategize on how best to move forward in achieving a positive outcome. We would not hesitate to describe MWKA as a professional, top quality and trustworthy legal firm. We would highly recommend MWKA to others who wish to engage their professional services.” – P & Y, Petaling Jaya
  • “We are deeply appreciative and happy with the services provided by your team of competent, responsible and reliable staff, particularly Raymond Mah and Jasmine Wong. We will not hesitate to recommend your excellent services to others.” – Mr & Mrs C, Selangor
  • “We would like to express our utmost gratitude and appreciation to MahWengKwai & Associates especially Ms. Jasmine Wong who we cannot thank you enough for helping to obtain our daughter’s citizenship. We would recommend MahWengKwai & Associates to anyone to engage their excellent services. Thank you.” – Mr & Mrs Hew, Kuala Lumpur
  • “We were introduced to MahWengKwai & Associates by Dato’ Cyrus Das, whom I’d contacted regarding the case of a stateless child who is very dear to my heart, after reading a newspaper article on a similar case. Prior to this we had applied for the child’s citizenship directly with JPN and the Home Ministry 4 times in 9 years, being disappointed each time it was rejected, hence our decision to take it to court.We met with Ms Jasmine Wong of MWKA on our first visit to their office, and were immediately drawn to her professionalism and willingness to listen and were put at ease by her friendly and caring nature. She clearly explained the procedures that would be required to take the case to court, the time frame and also the approximate cost of the entire proceedings. We, therefore, had no hesitation whatsoever in engaging the services of MWKA immediately to handle the case of the said stateless child. Throughout the entire process, which took about 10 months, we were always kept informed and updated on all court proceedings and outcomes. Ms Jasmine Wong was very willing, patient and helpful in answering all my questions pertaining to certain matters and also the legal jargon used in some of the documents too. The above case was settled on 29 October 2019, with the said child, now aged 9, finally being granted her Malaysian citizenship by the Ministry of Home Affairs. We are all deeply indebted and cannot thank Ms Jasmine Wong and Messrs MWKA enough, for their hard work and willingness to represent us in this matter.” – Sunita Thomas, Kuala Lumpur
  • “My family members are very grateful to your legal firm, MahWengKwai & Associates, especially Ms Jasmine for her professionalism in handling all the legal matters pertaining to our adopted child who was stateless. Your legal firm assisted in the adoption application and our child successfully obtained her Birth Certificate in September 2017. As for the citizenship application, we also went through the application for judicial review in the High Court. Your firm is very professional and efficient in handling all the court matters and with the correspondence with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Our child eventually was registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs as a Malaysian citizen in November 2019, taking only 28 months for the entire process. Now our daughter has an Identity Card issued by the JPN. Once again, we express our utmost appreciation and thanks to you, Miss Jasmine and your hard work in representing us in this matter. We would STRONGLY recommend MahWengKwai & Associates to anyone to engage their excellent services.” – Mr & Mrs Tan Seong Lye, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
  • “We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to MahWengKwai & Associates who we have engaged for the adoption of our little girl. Despite the obstacles and hurdles faced, Jasmine Wong was very efficient and professional in advising and assisting us. We highly recommend Jasmine and MWKA for their professional legal services.” – Lexie Knowles, Kuala Lumpur
  • “Jasmine has been very helpful and patient with my enquiries and I thank her for her professionalism and understanding of my case.” – Mr K, Selangor
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CONTACT

Tel: 03-7887 2702
jasmine.wong@mahwengkwai.com

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Dispute Resolution

    Commercial Litigation
    Constitutional law
    Debt Recovery
    Defamation
    Insolvency & Winding Up
    Mediation
    Media & Entertainment
    Medical

  • Employment

    Contractual Documentation
    Constructive Dismissal
    Disciplinary Procedures
    Partnership Disputes
    Wrongful Dismissal

  • Individuals & Families

    Adoption
    Citizenship
    Immigration
    Personal Injury