Tommy graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Laws from University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, United Kingdom in 2015 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2017. He commenced his pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, Mr Raymond Mah and Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in May 2019. Upon his admission to the Malaysian Bar, he began his practice in MahWengKwai & Associates as an Associate. In May 2022, Tommy was recognised as a Senior Associate of MahWengKwai & Associates.

Tommy is primarily involved in corporate and commercial matters, such as mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing of intellectual property rights, digital assets and regulatory compliance. He is also involved in construction and project agreements. He has previously assisted his colleagues in several general litigation matters.

Career to date

2022 Senior Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2019 Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2019 Called to the Malaysian Bar

2018 Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates

2017 Called to the English Bar

2016 Attachment Student, A/S Gill & Salina

Educational achievements

2017 Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), Lincoln’s Inn

2015 Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Hertfordshire

Particular Corporate Experience

Mergers & Acquisition

  • Advised the vendors on the disposal of the total issued and paid-up share capital in a credit-reporting company
  • Advised the vendors on the disposal of the total issued and paid-up share capital in a licensed insurance brokerage company
  • Advised the purchaser on the acquisition of the shares of an exiting shareholder comprising 60.8% of the total issued and paid-up share capital of an engineering company
  • Advised the purchaser on the acquisition of the shares of the exiting shareholder resulting in a full ownership of a manufacturing company
  • Advised an Indonesian company on its intended acquisition of the shares from the other shareholder in a Malaysian development company

Project Agreements

  • Advised the general contractor on its purchase of goods and equipment for an oil & gas pipeline project in Turkmenistan
  • Advised the general contractor on the design & build and renovation of a multi-level property into a co-working space
  • Advised the employer on the appointment of two subcontractors to render specialist services towards the renovation of a four-storey building into a hotel
  • Advised the nominated sub-contractor on the conditions of the sub-contract in relation to the design and build of a radio-frequency (RF) shielded room
  • Advised a consortium on the letters of acceptance and joint & several guarantees towards two nominated sub-contract works

Digital Industry

  • Advised a Singaporean digital asset company as local counsel on the transfer of digital assets, digital tokens and other intellectual properties to a Japanese company
  • Advised a start-up company on the regulations and guidelines for its application to obtain a Money Services Business (Class B) remittance licence pursuant to the Money Services Business Act 2011
  • Advised a digital company on its end-user licence agreement, terms of use and privacy policy

Sports and eSports

  • Advised an international sporting organisation on its rights and obligations under several agreements in relation to the organisation’s museum exhibition in Shanghai, China
  • Advised an international sporting organisation on its Handbook, Integrity Regulations and Vetting Rules
  • Advised the subsidiary company of an international sporting organisation on the sub-grant of the licensed rights to host two international sporting events in Lasko, Slovenia
  • Advised the subsidiary company of an international sporting organisation on the sub-grant of the licensed rights to host a veteran sporting event in Muscat, Oman
  • Advised the subsidiary company of an international sporting organisation on the sub-grant of the exclusive licensed rights to create a special gaming and sporting event within an existing gaming mobile application
  • Advised the subsidiary company of an international sporting organisation on its collaboration with member associations towards the growth, development and integrity of the sport

Other Transactions

  • Advised a state-owned body corporate on its joint venture to develop, manufacture, sale and supply of an agricultural product
  • Advised a construction company on its joint venture to develop a complementary software to supplement an existing digital construction program and software
  • Advised a manufacturing company on its joint venture to operate its partner’s machines to manufacture, package, distribute and supply KN95 and 3-Ply Face Masks
  • Advised the licensor on the grant of its licence to the licensee in relation to the organisation, management and operation of a national youth sporting event and the manufacture, production and sale of the event merchandise
  • Advised the master licensee on the sub-grant of the licence to sub-licensees to advertise, market, promote, manufacture, produce and sell goods under the licensed brand name
  • Advised the investors on their investment into a start-up company and their rights and obligations as shareholders in that company
  • Advised several companies on other corporate & commercial transactions, such as introducer agreements, shareholders agreements,, service agreements, novation agreements, settlement agreements, non-disclosure agreements, powers of attorney and trust deeds

Particular Litigation Experience

  • Advised shareholders of a company in relation to the previous shareholder’s demand for an immediate recovery of the shareholder’s advance
  • Assisted in the successful application of a summary judgment and the successful application to strike out the counterclaim for and on behalf of a mechanical and electrical engineering firm against the employer
  • Assisted in the successful mediation of a joint petition for divorce
  • Assisted a supplier in the successful recovery of debt owed by its customer

Articles

  • Digital Asset Exchanges in Malaysia
  • Reporting Institutions under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activites Act 2001
  • Joint Ventures in Malaysia
  • A Violation of Human Rights: Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants
  • SSM Announcement on Seven Initiatives to Ease the Burden on the Corporate Sector during the Movement Control Order
  • Companies (Exemption) Order 2020
  • Companies (Exemption) Order No. 2 2020
  • Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009: The Introduction of Corporate Liability
  • Registration of Franchises in Malaysia
  • Can a Company be Wound Up based on a CIPAA Adjudication Decision (ASM Development (KL) Sdn Bhd v Econpile (M) Sdn Bhd)
  • Cryptocurrency falls within Section 73 of the Contracts Act 1950
  • What is Licensing

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “Tommy Wong assisted and advised me and my partners on several key matters prior to the contemplated transaction, and we are all very pleased with his services. Keep up the great work!”-Tony Tong, Kuala Lumpur
  • “I am very satisfied with MWKA’s Corporate Department’s services, especially Mr Tommy Wong and Ms Mira Mashor. They assisted me with my matter with a high level of professionalism and worked diligently until the end. I highly recommend their services.” – Mr K.K Chong, Selangor
  • “I would like to express my gratitude to the MWKA corporate department, especially Mr Tommy Wong and Ms Mira Mashor. I engaged them to assist me with the drafting of an agreement and they did not disappoint. They provided high-quality work and remain contactable to answer any queries that I may have. Thank you MWKA!”- Sumiputeh Steel Centre Sdn Bhd, Selangor, Malaysia
  • “The legal advice and services provided to us by Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios, Mr Tommy Wong and Ms Mira Mashor were helpful, detailed and efficient. This team of lawyers did not have any issue to cope and deal with matters that required unexpected urgency. We are more than happy to recommend the capabilities, quality, standard and services of the team. Thank you, MWKA.” – Lynette Lim, Hexatech Engineering Sdn Bhd, Selangor
  • “I would like to express my gratitude to the team at MahWengKwai & Associates, especially Tommy Wong and Aaron Liew, who were very helpful and quick to respond. I engaged them for their drafting services for a Trust Deed and a Power of Attorney. The team acted swiftly and was able to provide me with the documents in a short time. I am very thankful to both of them for assisting me with their advice and dealing with the potential drawbacks of the documents. I would definitely recommend their corporate services to others.” – Mr Ng, Malaysia
  • “Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong were the speakers for our online talk and were well prepared for the talk. They provided the attendees with proper slides for easy reference. Appreciate the effort and will consider MWKA for future talks and events.” – Nurul Hidayah binti Mat Nasir, Terengganu Incorporated Sdn Bhd
  • “We extend our gratitude and thanks to MWKA and Mr Tommy Wong for attending to and assisting us with our matter diligently. Highly recommended.” – Azrena Ibrahim, Opimax Properties Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “We needed legal services to assist us with and advise us on matters that were very urgent. Ms Christine Toh and Mr Tommy Wong were very responsive and they were able to deliver their advice and services within the urgent timeline together with exceptional standards of work. We would like to thank MWKA and we highly recommend their services.” – Yu Teik Sin, Careline Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
  • “Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong assisted us with lengthy negotiations and helped us to achieve a good outcome in the end. Thank you MWKA.” – Syahida Nafisa Jasmon, Sports Johor Sdn Bhd
  • “We are very grateful for the standard of service and quality of advice that Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong provided us with. This team of lawyers was able to help us achieve our desired outcome. Thank you MWKA!” – Y. S. Ooi, Selangor
  • “Tommy Wong was the lawyer assigned to our legal matter. He was quick to respond to our queries, provide us with various solutions and to update us on the progress of our matter. He ensured successful negotiations with the other party and we achieved what we had intended to. Thank you for the great client service, and we recommend the services of MWKA.” – CPS Marketing Sdn Bhd
  • “My organisation (an international sport governing body) has engaged MWKA for ongoing corporate and commercial matters in sports. Strong experience in the sports industry is not very common in this part of the world and we are glad to have the capable assistance of Lesley Lim, Cassandra Thomazios and Tommy Wong in our matters, ranging from contract drafting and review to advising on potential disputes.” – Dylan Mah, International Table Tennis Federation, Singapore
  • “I approached and engaged MahWengKwai & Associates to assist me in a crucial matter to negotiate and achieve an amicable settlement with the other party. I’m pleased that my expectations were met with the outcome, for which Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Tommy Wong continuously strived. Once again, I would like to thank MWKA and recommend their services to all!” – Elina Lua Ming, Los Angeles, United States
  • “We appointed MahWengKwai & Associates to assist us with and advise us on the preparation and drafting of an agreement on a rather urgent basis. Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong were attentive to our urgency and needs for the scope of work. They completed and finalised the scope of work very efficiently without compromising their standard of work. We are pleased with their services, and we highly recommend their services.” – Lydia Hussain, ParkAide Mobile (M) Sdn Bhd
  • “I would like to thank Ms Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong for their help with the expansion of my business. Their legal advice, services and solutions have been and are effective and efficient, and I will be more than happy to recommend their services to my family, friends and contacts.” – Tiffany Lim, Yumlab Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • “MahWengKwai & Associates has provided us with their legal services with utmost professionalism. They, in particular Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong, exercised efficiency and patience whilst providing an excellent standard of work. Further, they always made sure that safeguarding our interests were their priority. They are very capable and reliable, and we certainly recommend their legal services. As such, thank you, Cassandra and Tommy. Thank you, MahWengKwai & Associates.” – Nur Elyshia Khairul Annuar, Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad, Selangor
  • “We are very pleased with the services provided by MahWengKwai & Associates. Mr Tommy Wong, in particular, assisted us in our matter extensively from the beginning until the end. MahWengKwai & Associates certainly has our recommendations. Thank you MWKA!” – Ooi Eng Hock, EasyEuro Payment Services Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “We would like to extend our gratitude to MWKA for the assistance rendered towards the scope of work for which we had appointed the firm. My personal thanks goes to Tommy Wong & Felicia Tang, both of whom have been directly involved in the work and I must commend both of them for their professionalism. My thanks also goes to Cassandra Nicole Thomazios and Christine Toh who are always there whenever I needed additional information and help. Keep rocking MWKA!” – Geetha Kanny, Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • “Mr Raymond Mah and his team of lawyers, Ms Cassandra Thomazios and Mr Tommy Wong, have demonstrated their commitment to providing exceptional client-focused legal services. His team of lawyers are accessible and very responsive to our needs and have provided us with solid legal advice. They work to ensure that the scope of their legal services stay consistent with our expectations and budget. We value our relationship with MahWengKwai & Associates and would be happy to recommend them.” – Ann Quah, Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “We engaged MahWengKwai & Associates for their legal advice on a number of issues. Much to our delight, Cassandra Thomazios and Tommy Wong were very efficient and responsive to our matter and requests. They take a pragmatic approach to the law and did not overcomplicate things, something which we value highly. With that being said, if a matter is complex, they are very capable of handling it.” – Jayss Lu, Tmax Venture Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • “We would like to express our appreciation for the professionalism and hardwork displayed by MahWengKwai & Associates for our matter, particularly the assistance and advice given by Mr Eric Toh and Mr Tommy Wong. MahWengKwai & Associates certainly have our recommendation!” – Madam Chow, Choon Ngai Engineering Works Sdn Bhd, Selangor
  • “I always have a great experience with my engagement of MahWengKwai & Associates for their legal services. I have sought their legal advice on various occasions and they have always come back with very sound and prompt advice which I value. When needed, their lawyers, particularly Cassandra Thomazios and Tommy Wong in my matter, are able to assist with great urgency, which is a great attribute to rely on when you are looking to close a prospective business deal. I appreciate the fact that I am able to count on MahWengKwai & Associates to get the job done.” – Hijjas Sow bin Suhaimi Sow, Kuala Lumpur

CONTACT

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

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Corporate

    Banking & Finance
    Company Law & Corporate Advisory
    Corporate & Commercial Contracts
    Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
    Intellectual Property
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Private Equity
    Regulatory Compliance
    Technology

  • Dispute Resolution

    Construction
    Intellectual Property
    Custody
    Divorce