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 general litigation, debt recovery, Management Corporation and Joint Management Body disputes, company law, employment law, contractual disputes, wills and criminal law.

Career to date

2014   Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
2014   Called to the Malaysian Bar
2013   Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates


  • National Young Lawyers Committee (NYLC)
  • Catholic Lawyers’ Society
  • Old Georgians Association (OGA)
  • Asian Law Students’ Association (ALSA)

Educational achievements

2013  Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Particular litigation experience

  • Judicial review against the National Registration Department’s decision to refuse citizenship to an adopted child, High Court.
  • Claim by Joint Management Corporations/Joint Management Bodies to recover common property from Developer, High Court.
  • Industrial relations disputes on issues of poor performance, misconduct and retrenchment, Industrial Court.
  • Disputes arising from breach of contract, Magistrate’s Court, Sessions Court , High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Dispute arising from loan and shareholding agreements, High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Recovery of outstanding debts for domestic and foreign companies, Magistrate’s Court, Sessions Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Winding-up of companies, High Court.
  • Defending against claims for property under oral trust, High Court.
  • Criminal matters relating to offences including tax evasion, cheating, criminal breach of trust, causing wrongful loss to a public listed company, Session Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

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 MNJ 186


Tel: 03-7887 2702



  • Dispute Resolution

    Business Crime
    Commercial Litigation
    Constitutional law
    Debt Recovery
    Environmental law
    Family Business
    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

    Criminal Law
    Family Business