Sports & eSports


Sports is a very wide industry, which includes parties such as athletes to the media, the focus of tournaments to stadiums and legal matters such as image rights to disputes. We have a dedicated team advising clients on any sporting matters and was recently awarded the Sports Law Firm of the Year Award by ASEAN Legal Business in 2018. We have the experience and expertise to provide assistance in all sporting matters.

Our Services

Our services and support include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Governance, Integrity,
  • Regulation
  • Doping
  • Sports Contracts
  • Sports Liabilities (Tort Issues)
  • Image Rights (Intellectual Property)
  • Commercialisation and Sponsorship
  • Sports Dispute Resolution

Our Experience

Our experiences in the past include: Drafted the first Naming Rights Agreement for a Malaysian stadium Acting on behalf of the nation’s premier sports science institute for on-going lawsuits related to deselected athletes as well as former staff members.

Represented and advised a professional football player from the Republic of Argentina with regards to the unlawful termination of a Foreign Player’s Contract by a Malaysian football club and assisted the said football player with his complaint to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Status Committee.

Reviewed a Representation Agreement between a Malaysian golf player and a sports management and marketing agency based in the United States which would allow the agency to manage the player’s brand globally.

Represented a local body building icon to lodge an appeal to the Minister of Youth and Sports against the body building association’s decision to suspend the athlete after the athlete failed an anti-doping test.

Provided a legal opinion to an international football federation regarding the position of law in Malaysia in relation to a cross-border dispute.

Reviewed the terms and conditions of a sports research and intelligence company’s Malaysian contracts to ensure that it is compliant with the laws of Malaysia Assisted a football supporters club with the registration of its society Appraised sports bodies, sports administrators, sports real estate owners, sports personalities and sports-based companies of their legal rights and obligations and enforcement of sports rules and regulations.

Advising athletes with regards to their image rights and internal disputes with their respective associations Our team members are frequently invited as speakers all across Malaysia and have spoken numerous times on BFM Radio as well as colleges, universities and State Bars.

Conducted a Seminar on Anti-Doping for our international client, Persijap Football Club, which was attended by players, managers, coaches and employees of the club.

Related Services

  • eSports


Esports is the fastest growing competitive sports event in the world. MahWengKwai & Associates is probably amongst the very few, if not the only, law firm providing services for Esports Law. Our team carries our experience from dealing with sports matters into Esports Law. We understand the commercial, corporate and governance issues in Esports Law.

Our Services

Our services and support include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Esports contract drafting, review and management
  • Sponsorship advisory and consultancy
  • Governance, integrity and regulation
  • Drafting the constitution for esports-related associations
  • Dispute Resolution

Our Experience

Our experiences in the past include:

  • Advising on the establishment of a state’s Esports Association and drafting the constitution for the said association
  • Advising on the establishment of an Esports Players Association and drafting the constitution for the said association
  • Reviewing contracts between esports athletes and esports teams
  • Reviewing and advising an esports team regarding a sponsorship / streaming contract Reviewing the enactment for a state’s Esports
  • Council including but not limited to licensing matters

Related Services

  • Sports

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