China Desk

China in the past decade has reinvented itself and has found its place in the world as an important emerging economy. In 2013, President Xi Jinping announced the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which focuses on infrastructure development and investment initiatives that would stretch from East Asia to Europe. With strong support from the Chinese government, BRI stimulates economic growth by providing new business opportunities in the region.

At MahWengKwai & Associates, we believe that the dragon of the east has awakened and China’s BRI will bring global trade liberalization to greater heights. MahWengKwai & Associates was established by Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai in 1985 after serving 12 years in the Judicial and Legal Services. Over the years, the firm has built a strong reputation in the dispute resolution and corporate commercial practice areas. Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai was appointed to the High Court as a Judicial Commissioner in 2010. He was confirmed as a High Court Judge in 2011 and elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2012. Dato’ Mah returned to the firm as a consultant after his retirement from the judiciary in February 2015. The team currently has over 50 persons, including 20 lawyers under the leadership of managing partner Mr Raymond Mah.

We have advised and assisted various Chinese clients by delivering them with effective legal solutions. Our team members’ strong command in the Chinese language further allows seamless communication between us and our clients.

Our Services

Our services and support include, but is not limited to the following areas: Advise and assist applications of non-Malaysians under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program. Advise and assist Chinese and/or ASEAN corporations setting up businesses and companies in Malaysia. Advise and assist Malaysian companies setting up businesses and companies in China and/or ASEAN countries. Provide support to conduct credit reporting searches on companies and individuals. Advise and assist in Mergers, Acquisitions and joint ventures in China and/or ASEAN. Other cross border transactions.
MWKA is a supporting member of the League of Lawyers and as we have your best interests at heart, we do provide cross referrals from time to time with our League of Lawyers counterparts.

Our Experience

Advised and drafting a sale and purchase agreement for a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 Chinese company with a value in excess of RM130 million
Advised a Chinese industrial gas supplier corporation on employment related matters.

Related Services

  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Dispute Resolution
Raymond Mah
Managing Partner
Gan Chong Chieh
Cassandra Nicole Thomazios
Senior Associate
Denise Phang
Prisilla Chong
Marcus Leong

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