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 and Mr Raymond Mah, 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.

Tommy is primarily involved in corporate and commercial matters. He has previously assisted his colleagues in several general litigation matters.

Career to date

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

  • Advising a digital marketing company on the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (“AMLA”) and drafting an AMLA policy for their website
  • Advising several companies on the corporate liability provision and the implementation of adequate procedures under Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009
  • Advising an electronic money institution based in the United Kingdom towards its application for a Money Services Business licence in Malaysia
  • Advising an individual on the incorporation of a company intending to operate donation-based crowdfunding campaigns
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting a Master Licensing and Merchandising Agreement for a company involved in organizing and operating sports activities and events, to which is in relation to the organization and management of a national youth sports event
  • Advising and vetting the Memorandum and Articles of Association for a professional body to include the options to hold general meetings in the form of a Hybrid General Meeting and Virtual General Meeting
  • Conducting legal due diligence on a private limited company in the oil and gas industry
  • Drafting a Consultancy Agreement and Contracts for Services for and on behalf of the Employer towards the renovation of a hotel-cum-cafe
  • Drafting a Contract for the Supply and Delivery of Goods and Services for and on behalf of a construction company in Malaysia for a project in Turkmenistan
  • Drafting a Memorandum of Understanding for a company in the construction and project development industry
  • Drafting a Framework Agreement which involved a subscription of shares in a public listed holding company to facilitate a collaboration between parties in relation to progressive payments for a development project
  • Drafting a Management Services Agreement and Tenancy Agreement for a company which is involved in the real estate and technology industries
  • Drafting several corporate and commercial agreements, such as Joint Venture Agreements, Introducer Agreement, Collaboration Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Software Agreements and Settlement Agreements
  • Providing project management services for a digital asset company towards a direct-listing of its token on a digital asset exchange

Particular Litigation Experience

  • Disputes arising from breach of contract, High Court and Sessions Court
  • Application for leave to enter summary judgment, High Court and Sessions Court
  • Joint petition for divorce, High Court
  • Recovery of outstanding debts, Sessions Court
  • Application to strike out counterclaim, Sessions Court
  • Judgment in default of appearance, Sessions Court

Particular Litigation Experience

  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Corporate Rescue Mechanisms for Distressed Companies: Corporate Voluntary Arrangement
  • How to deal with the Impact of the MCO on Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Liability Provision under Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009
  • Reporting Institutions and Reporting Obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001

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

  • “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