Wong Chong Wah

Wong Chong Wah

Wong Chong Wah is partner at Wong & Wong. He is admitted to the Bar in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

He has more than 50 years of legal experience and appears frequently in the superior courts in Malaysia. His area of practice includes litigation and alternative dispute resolution, corporation and partnership, tax, custom duties & excise, land acquisition, insurance and defamation.

He has conducted numerous cases of which over 90 cases have been reported in the Malaysian Law Journal and other law reports. He also acted as one of the counsel in a Constitutional Tribunal specifically set up to inquire into alleged judicial misconduct in 1988. He had appeared several times in the Privy Council as a junior counsel, when Malaysia allowed appeals to the Privy Council.

He has contributed two chapters on banking and compulsory acquisition to the Malaysian Court Forms, a Butterworths publication. He has co-authored a chapter on “Settlement” for the latest edition of Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings published in 2017. He has also given lectures and contributed numerous articles on arbitration and various other subjects to legal journals.

He acts as arbitrator and counsel in arbitrations involving shareholders disputes, commercial and construction contracts. He also acts as an adjudicator.

He formerly served as the sole Malaysian member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2012. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) and the International Chamber of Commerce Malaysia. He is also a member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Adjudicators.

He is a fellow of the Malaysia Institute of Taxation.

He was a member of the listing committee of Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) from 2008 to 2016. He is a member of the Audit Oversight Board of the Securities Commission. He is a panel member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council.

He has been named as one of the leading commercial litigators by the International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation for several years and still is.

Publications

  • “Banking, Malaysian Court Forms,” a Butterworth Publication
  • “Compulsory Acquisitions, Malaysian Court Forms,” a Butterworth Publication
  • “Doing business in Malaysia Handbook 2005, 10th Edition,” published by Practical Law Company in association with Lex Mundi
  • “Corporate Governance on Malaysia” in a book to be published by Lex Mundi in conjunction with the World Bank and the Yale University, U.S.A.