John graduated from University Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2013 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2014.

Having completed his pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Mr Raymond Mah, he joined MahWengKwai & Associates as an Associate in 2014.

John continues his practice with MahWengKwai & Associates in the areas of employment and labour law, contractual, and commercial disputes, debt recovery, joint management body and management corporation disputes, company law and general litigation.

In a recent 2019 Asialaw Profiles survey, John received the following client feedback:

“John was a good communicator on the projected timeline for workflow and regular provision of updates was helpful.”


Career to date

2019   Senior Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2014   Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2014   Called to the Malaysian Bar

2013   Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates

Affiliations

  • Bar Council Sports Committee
  • Bar Council National Young Lawyers and Pupils Committee (NYLPC)
  • Old Georgians Association (OGA)
  • Asian Law Students’ Association (ALSA)

Educational achievements

2013  Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Particular Litigation Experience

Industrial Relations and Labour Law

  • Representing companies and employees in industrial relations/unfair dismissal disputes arising from issues of poor performance, misconduct, sexual harassment, breach of fiduciary duty and retrenchment, Industrial Court.

Commercial and Corporate Litigation

  • Shareholders and directorship disputes arising from loan and shareholding agreements, High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court.
  • Disputes arising from breach of confidentiality and fiduciary duties, High Court.
  • Disputes arising from breach of contract, Magistrate’s Court, Sessions Court, High Court, Court of Appeal.
  • Disputes arising from unjust enrichment and negligence against banks, High Court.
  • Disputes arising from the authenticity of wills, High Court.
  • DIsputes arising from trespass and private nuisance, High Court.
  • Recovery of outstanding debts for domestic and foreign companies, Magistrate’s Court, Sessions Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Other Civil Litigation

  • Claims by Joint Management Bodies/Management Corporations against developers to recover outstanding maintenance fees and vacant possession of common property, High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court.
  • Defending against claims for property under oral and implied trusts, High Court, Court of Appeal.
  • Judicial reviews against the National Registration Department’s decision to refuse citizenship to an adopted child, High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court.
  • Winding-up of companies, High Court.

Criminal Litigation

  • Criminal matters relating to offences including tax evasion, cheating, criminal breach of trust, causing wrongful loss to a public listed company, Magistrate’s Court, Sessions Court, High Court, Court of Appeal.

Advisory

  • Advising on shareholders’ and directors’ rights and remedies.
  • Advising on disciplinary proceedings/procedures between employers and employees.
  • Advising on termination of employees.
  • Advising and reviewing of employment contracts, policies and handbooks.
  • Advising and representing non-profit organisations on wildlife conservation and anti-trafficking legislation.
  • Advising on strata management matters and disputes.
  • Advising on Bursa Malaysia’s requirements and insider trading.
  • Advising on legislation and procedures relating to extradition.

Reported cases

  • Chai Fui Mien & Anor v Notre Dame Nursery Sdn Bhd & Ors [2015] 1 LNS 1394
  • Konsortium Lord-Saberkat Sdn Bhd v Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd and another appeal [2016] 6 MLJ 186
  • Prima Avenue and DPC (Block G, H, 1) Management Corporation v Puncak Kencana Sdn Bhd & Ors [2016] MLJU 1448
  • Pendaftar Besar Kelahiran dan Kematian, Malaysia v Pang WS & Anor [2017] 7 CLJ 33
  • Chan Nga Guan v Cogdev Malaysia Sdn Bhd [2017] 2 ILR 294
  • Park Access Sdn Bhd & Ors v Badan Pengurusan Bersama Prima Avenue dan DPCC Fasa 1 (Blok G,H,I) and other appeals [2018] MLJU 647; [2018] 1 LNS 711
  • Goh Jui Leang v Tay Sing Hwa [2018] MLJU 810; [2018] 1 LNS 828
  • Ho Hau Wong & Ors v Tan Kim Chuan & Ors [2018] MLJU 907; [2018] 1 LNS 1001
  • Rajaram Ramasamy v International Brass Industries Sdn Bhd [2018] 2 LNS 1774
  • Cheong Meng Wah & 2 Ors v My Social Network Sdn Bhd Industrial Court Award No.: 3079/2018
  • Ang Khean Ming v Wiko Mobile Malaysia Sdn Bhd Industrial Court Award No.: 841/2019

CONTACT

Tel: 03-7887 2702
john.chan@mahwengkwai.com

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Dispute Resolution

    Business Crime
    Commercial Litigation
    Constitutional law
    Debt Recovery
    Environmental law
    Family Business
    Fraud
    Joint Management Bodies & Management Corporations
    Strata Titles & Common Property

  • Employment

    Contractual Documentation
    Constructive Dismissal
    Director and Shareholder Disputes
    Disciplinary Procedures
    Partnership Disputes
    Wrongful Termination

  • Individuals & Families

    Citizenship
    Criminal Law
    Family Business