MahWengKwai & Associates (MWKA) has won the Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year Award at the Asia Business Law Journal Malaysia Law Firm Awards 2022.

According to Asia Business Law Journal, the award winners were selected based on the votes, references and qualitative information received from in-house counsel and other legal professionals in Malaysia and around the world.

The editors’ write up features positive feedback received by the Journal from MWKA’s clients:

“My experience with MahWengKwai & Associates was excellent,” says Eric Mak, resource administration – Asia Pacific at staffing company eTeam in Kuala Lumpur. “We contacted the firm just a few days prior to our first hearing over an employment dispute. Our attorney gave our case all the time and attention that was needed in response to the hearing in such short notice. Our case went through successfully.”

Nicole Liew, senior human resources manager at Hitachi Construction Machinery (Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur, concurs. “They have demonstrated high levels of professionalism, responsive in addressing our concerns and recommending practical solutions that put our company’s best interest as a priority,” says Liew.

MWKA’s managing partner, Raymond Mah, said that the team is honoured and encouraged by this recognition. “Of course we are grateful to our clients for their consistent support. We also thank our hardworking team for their dedication and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of legal service to our clients.” He credits the team for their consistent hard work in helping clients who include both employees and employers with various unfair dismissal cases, trade disputes involving unions, collective agreement disputes and also corporate employment matters.

The MWKA labour and employment team comprises experienced lawyers who understand that employment disputes may be stressful and daunting. With an employment team of 5 lawyers and 4 pupils, the firm handles all matters promptly, efficiently and strategically to ensure that the most cost-effective and efficient legal services are provided. The firm’s breadth of expertise and variety of practice areas allow our team to advise and assist on complex multi-practice area cases that may be beyond the scope of specialist firms that only advise on employment law.

The firm regularly represents and advises corporations, businesses and individual employees of diversified backgrounds. Our employment department has been engaged in matters relating to disciplinary procedures, termination of employees, unfair dismissal matters at the Industrial Court, executive and severance agreements, employment contracts, handbooks and policies, labour relations and negotiations, trade disputes, collective bargaining and collective agreement disputes.

Our employment department also offers consultation on a monthly retainer basis to businesses and employers. Our hassle-free retainer gives our clients access to our qualified lawyers for employment law enquiries and other services. Additionally, clients on our retainer also enjoy the benefit of additional legal services at special rates.

The firm’s employment department is always ready to assist employees and employers in whatever that they may need.

Read the full article by Asia Business Law Journal Malaysia here.