Christine Toh graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London (External) in 2012 and completed her Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in 2013. She read in the Chambers of Vin & Isaac Lee and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 2014.

Christine Toh graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business System from Monash University in 2004 and completed her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams in 2006. She became a member of ACCA in 2009.

Christine commenced her legal career as an associate in MahWengKwai & Associates since July 2016 and was promoted as a senior associate in January 2018. Christine was made a partner of the firm in March 2019.

Christine’s primary areas of practice are construction adjudication, construction arbitration, construction litigation, taxation, matrimonial disputes, general litigation, contractual disputes, tortious actions including road accident and defamation.

Career to date

2019    Partner, MahWengKwai & Associates
2018    Senior Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
2016    Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
2014    Called to the Malaysian Bar
2013    Pupil-in-Chambers, Vin & Isaac Lee
2010    Assistant Accounts Manager, Prestar Precision Tube Sdn Bhd
2009   Assistant Manager, BDO Consulting Sdn Bhd
2008   Assistant Manager, BDO Binder, Malaysia
2006   Associate, BDO McCabe Lo Ltd, Hong Kong

Educational achievements

2017  Certificate of Adjudication (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for

2013  Certificate of Legal Practice

2012  Bachelor of Law (University of London), (Honours Second Class Upper

2006  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

2004  Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business System (Monash University)

Particular litigation experience

Civil matters

  • Opposing application for mandatory injunction in respect of construction contracts, High Court
  • Application for injunction against the calling of performance bond in respect of construction contracts, Sessions Court
  • Application for the enforcement, setting aside and stay of adjudication decision, High Court
  • Claim for certified work done, variation order claims, release of retention sum in respect of construction contracts, Sessions Court and High Court
  • Claim for compensation arising from compulsory land acquisition by the government, Session Court

Construction Arbitration

  • Claim for certified work done, variation order claims, release of retention sum in respect of construction contracts
  • Claim for loss of profit arising from a repudiatory breach by the owner of project
  • Claim arising from unforeseen adverse physical conditions in the construction of a water treatment plant

Construction Adjudication

  • Claim for certified work done and release of retention sum in respect of construction contracts

Reported cases

  • Lee Ruen Chien v Marcia Lynn Lau Mei Yoke and another appeal [2017] MLJU 1402
  • Envipure Sdn Bhd v Esstar Vision Sdn Bhd [2018] MLJU 534

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “We would like to extend our utmost appreciation towards the team of MWKA, especially Christine Toh and Vivien Fan, for the professional legal services offered. Christine is well-versed with the law and thorough in her research. We are impressed with her ability to map complex issues, layout alternatives and explaining each alternative to us patiently for our consideration. With her auditing background, she is practical and aims to resolve conflicts to our best interest. We highly recommend Christine and her team if you are looking for lawyers with good commercial sense.” – MJ Utama, Selangor
  • “We are pleased with the legal services rendered by the lawyers in MahWengKwai & Associates. Their lawyers, particularly Christine Toh and Vivien Fan in my matter, are extremely committed and dedicated. Not only she is knowledgeable, but we are also impressed with how well Christine could articulate and convince the judge on complex accounting and construction issues. I would recommend anyone for their professional legal services.” – Esstar Vision Sdn Bhd, Johor Bahru
  • “We engaged the services of MahWengKwai & Associates to represent us in a matter against, among others, a local council for the outstanding sum due and owing to us. We are extremely pleased with the assistance, efficiency and legal knowledge provided to us by a team consisting of Ms Christine Toh, Ms Vivien Fan and Fatin Hafiza (Pupil in chambers). We would like to express our gratitude to the team for working continuously and tirelessly in our matter. We therefore would recommend MahWengKwai & Associates to anyone looking to engage a good team of lawyers. Thank you MahWengKwai & Associates!” – Adli Sapari, CEO, Seagate Global Trading Sdn Bhd


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