MahWengKwai & Associates (MWKA) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded with the Asian Legal Business “Sports Law Firm of the Year” Award 2019 for the second consecutive year. In addition to this, MWKA was recognised among the Top 5 finalists for the “Malaysia Law Firm of the Year” Award out of a total 13 finalists.  

MWKA was also among the Top finalists for the Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Deal of the Year Awards.

The firm was nominated in a total of 12 firm categories and 3 deals categories in the annual ALB awards as follows:-

  • Sports Law Firm of the Year (Winner)
  • Malaysia Law Firm of the Year (Top 5)
  • Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year (Top 5)
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year (Top 6)
  • West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year (Top 6)
  • Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year (Top 6)
  • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
  • Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
  • Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

The 6th Annual Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2019 took place on 28 March 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. These prestigious awards pay tribute to outstanding performance by law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal teams. The awards serve to recognise the accomplishments, hard work and effort by legal teams in Malaysia and around the region. Justice Datuk Dr Badariah binti Sahamid was the guest of honour at the event and delivered a forward-looking message on the importance of information technology in the legal industry.

Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, consultant and founder of the firm, said “I am tremendously proud of this achievement. My heartiest congratulations to Raymond, Richard, all the partners and the whole MWKA team on this prestige win and recognition”.

“Out of a total of 13 finalists, including many older and bigger firms, I am delighted that we were among the Top 5 for the Malaysia Law Firm of the Year Award. Even though we didn’t win, the recognition is validation that we’re heading in the right direction,” said managing partner Raymond Mah. When thanking the team for their support, Raymond concluded, “With the right values, right people and right technology, I really don’t think there’s anything we cannot achieve together.”

Partner Richard Wee said, “It’s an incredible honour to again receive the Sports Law Firm of the Year Award from Asian Legal Business Malaysia and I am very pleased to see MWKA nominated for 11 other firm categories and 3 further deals categories. It is an impetus for us to strive forward.”

Lum Ying Mei who leads technology research and development at MahWengKwai & Associates and is part of the firm’s leadership team said that “a big thank you is due to our clients for their continuous support and feedback, which helps us grow and better our client services”.

MWKA previously won the Sports Law Firm of the Year Award in 2018 and in 2016 won the Boutique Law Firm of the Year Award. In 2015, MahWengKwai & Associates the joint winner of the Litigation Law Firm of the Year Award together with Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill.


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