Non-profit organisations (NPO) are entities involving societies, associations, charities, cooperatives, and other voluntary organizations formed to further cultural, educational, health, religious, professional, or public service objectives. At MWKA, we understand the contribution and growing roles of societies and NPOs in our social and economic well-being. We share our clients’ objectives, visions and missions by assisting them in establishing and sustaining their societies and NPOs.

Our Services

  • Assisting to register a society or NPO Draft and review Constitutions Assist to deregister a society or NPO
  • Advising and acting for societies or NPOs in membership disputes
  • Advising societies or NPOs in disciplinary procedures
  • Advising and acting for societies or NPOs in general litigation matters

Our Experience

  • Advised various societies with regards to compliance with the Societies Act 1966.
  • Represented and acted for a federation in various disputes, including a judicial review at the High Court.
  • Successfully defended a federation in several highly contentious disputes in the Sessions Court and High Court.
  • Reviewed the Constitution of a federation. Drafted a set of Disciplinary Procedure for a federation.
  • Advised a federation on how to conduct disciplinary inquiries and taking disciplinary action against its members.
  • Drafted a Constitution and Deed of Mutual Covenants for a house owners’ association.
  • Advised a non profit organisation on its registation as a company limited by guarantee regulated by the Companies Act 2016.

Related Services

  • Mediation
  • Disciplinary Procedures

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “We were fortunate to work with Casandra Thomazios, Anis Mohd Sohaimi and Sarah San, from the Corporate Department of MahWengKwai & Associates, on a pro bono basis through TrustLaw. We are incredibly grateful and thank them for the support we received. Their commitment to our cause was evident in the exceptional quality of their work, surpassing our expectations, with a very quick turnaround. Despite the pro bono nature, their professionalism and dedication provided invaluable support to our organisation and the ecosystem we support. We wholeheartedly recommend Casandra Thomazios, Anis Mohd Sohaimi and Sarah San to anyone seeking legal services; their expertise and genuine commitment to making a positive impact in the community is commendable.” – Joy M
  • “A year ago, being uninitiated in legal matters of starting a church, Cassandra and her team did marvelously in understanding our needs, compiled preliminary research on the Federal Constitution pertaining to our situation, listed five avenues of legally running a church in Malaysia, and then more. Their counsel gave us much confidence in abiding by all the laws and reviewing our options.MahWengKwai & Associates went way above their call and provided such care to our delight and confidence. I would know of no counsel better and more professional than them to turn to for legal matters. These qualities in them outshine many others: knowledgeable about Malaysian laws and common practices, understanding of client’s needs, prompt and clear communication, setting expectations honestly, helped beyond the call of duty, investigated options, and a professional team with care for confidentiality and sensitivity. I truly believe the work that MahWengKwai & Associates do is of the highest quality that one can find among the best in Malaysia.” – DP, Selangor
  • “MahWengKwai & Associates has been appointed by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents as our legal advisor since 2019. During this time, Mr Raymond Mah and Mr Tommy Wong have attended to matters related to our Institute. They have been very helpful and professional in providing legal services. We are very happy to have them on our legal team.” – K Soma Sundram, CEO, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents


Cassandra Nicole Thomazios
Anis Mohd Sohaimi
Senior Associate
Tommy Wong
Senior Associate
Aaron Liew

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