Richard Wee

Partner
Dispute Resolution
Head of Sports Law Practice Group
Head of Real Estate Practice Group

T:    +6 03 7887 2702
F:    +6 03 7887 2703
E:    richard.wee@mahwengkwai.com

Richard Wee was called to the Bar in 1999. Richard is comfortable in advocacy and is often seen in court conducting hearings and trials.

He has a personal liking for Sports Law and Trust Laws but he is equally skilled in handling Property Transactions. On a few occasions, Richard Wee has acted as a consultant in corporate matters. Richard is also known for his passion for Civil Liberty issues, which includes Human Rights and Criminal Defence Litigation.

Richard’s legal practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including Company & Contracts Law, Trust & Equity Laws, Tort Liabilities, Criminal Defence & Civil Liberties. He is seen to be a strategist and also a commendable Advocate. At the moment, Richard is among the few lawyers in Malaysia well verse in Sports Law. He hopes to continue pushing the boundaries of Sports Law to encourage usage of the same which will in turn, enhance the sports industry to have better compliance and more affirmative regulations.

Outside his practice, Richard spends much time with his family and supports Everton Football Club of the English Premier League.

Career to date

2016   Partner, MahWengKwai & Associates
2010   Partner, Richard Wee & Yip
2008   Partner, Richard Wee Lopez
2007   Partner, Y.H. Teh & Quek
2005   Partner, Azizah, Sarina & Khoo
2003   Principal, T.S. Wee & Co
1999   Associate, David Lingam & Co
1999   Called to the Malaysian Bar
1998   Pupil-in-Chambers, Iza, Ng, Yeoh & Kit
1997   Lecturer in Law, Goon’s Institute, Kuala Lumpur

Affiliations

  • President of Everton Supporters Club of Malaysia (Registration no: PPM-025-14-28062016)
  • Past Deputy President (pro-tem), Sports Law Association of Malaysia
  • Past Elected Member, Bar Council
  • Chairperson, Professional Standards and Development Committee, Bar Council
  • Safer Malaysia Team Leader
  • Past Member, Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)
  • Past Member, Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA)
  • Secretary, Malaysian Bar (2013-2015)

Educational achievements

2017   Certificate of SportsArb (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration)

1998   Certificate of Legal Practice

1997   Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of London

Reported cases

  • Bina Puri Sdn Bhd v Jambulingam Sethuraman-Raki (c/o Rimbun Corporate Advisory Sdn Bhd) [2012] MLJU 423 (High Court)
  • Bina Puri Sdn Bhd v Jambulingam Sethuraman-Raki (c/o Rimbun Corporate Advisory Sdn Bhd) [2012] 8 MLJ 141, [2011] MLJU 933 (High Court)
  • Solicitor for the Bar Council at the Royal Commission of Inquiry 2011, investigating into the death of Teoh Beng Hock
  • Dewan Pemuda Masjid Malaysia v SIS Forum (Malaysia) [2011] 4 CLJ 630 / [2011] 1 LNS 83 (High Court)
  • Death Inquest of Teoh Beng Hock [Inquest No: 88- 10-2009] (Magistrate Court)
  • Wan Othman bin Wan Ismail v Malene CSB Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd [2010] 7 MLJ 425 / [2009] 1 LNS 1351 (High Court)
  • NSW Submarine Cable Systems Sdn Bhd v Unisoft Sdn Bhd [2009] 1 LNS 1313 / [2010] 8 MLJ 121 (High Court)
  • Mohd. Norkhairi bin Mat Darus v Ketua Polis Negara and Ors [2009] 5 CLJ 483 / [2009] MLJU 192 (High Court)
  • Subashini Rajasingam v Saravanan Thangathoray & Other Appeals [2008] 2 CLJ 1 / [2007] MLJU 702 (Federal Court)
  • Subashini Rajasingam v Saravanan Thangathoray (No.2) [2007] 4 MLJ 97 / [2007] 3 CLJ 209 (Court of Appeal)
  • Subashini Rajasingam v Saravanan Thangathoray [2007] 7 CLJ 584 (High Court)
  • Maizatul Lina Mustapa v Winston Engineering Corp Sdn Bhd [2007] 2 LNS 1530 (Industrial Court)
  • Metro Giant Group Sdn Bhd v Gala Sari Resources Sdn Bhd & Ors (No. 2) [2007] 7 MLJ 52 / [2008] 7 CLJ 579 (High Court)
  • Centralite M & E Engineering Sdn Bhd v Wong Fui Han [2006] 2 LNS 0507 (Industrial Court)
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Thailand) v Dato’ Matshah Safuan [2005] 3 CLJ 158 (High Court)
  • Tan Teck Hing & Anor v Lee Yong Kong & Anor [2003] 5 CLJ 400 (High Court)
  • Public Prosecutor v Nee Siang Yee
    Kuala Lumpur High Court (Criminal) [45-29-2003]

Thought leadership

Published articles

  • Image Rights: Feeding the Hungry Sponsors
  • Sports Doping: Positively Negative
  • The A-B-C of CAS
  • What’s in a name: From Putra to Axiata
  • What makes Sports Law Unique? A Q & A with Richard Wee of Malaysia’s MahWengKwai (Asia Law Portal)

Speaking engagements

  • Speaker at Esports Conference Singapore (May 2018)
  • Speaker at Brickfields Asia College – To Specialise Or To Be General: Which Way Should I Go?  (March 2018)
  • Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee on “Introduction to Sport Law” (February 2018)
  • Football Malaysia LLP at the “Taklimat Pasukan Liga Malaysia 2018” (Dec 2017)
  • MahWengKwai & Associates Public Talk on “Sport Contracts, Sports Events and Sports Intellectual Property” (Oct 2017)
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s Sports Law Talk (July 2017)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia on “Sports Law as a Career (May 2017)
  • Sports Law Certification Program (Apr & May 2017)
  • Brickfields Asia College – Sport Law & Civil Liberties ( Apr 2017)
  • Advocates Association of Sarawak’s Sports Law & Dialogue (Apr 2017)
  • University of Malaya Sports Centre’s Sports Law Seminar (Mar 2017)
  • Kedah Bar Committee on “ Introduction to Sports Law (Nov 2016)
  • Brickfields Asia College – The Legal Olympics (Sep 2016)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – How BWF Punishes Match Fixers (March 2018)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – True Fitness (Jul 2017)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Match-fixing (Mar 2017)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Stadium Naming Rights (Jan 2017)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Sam Allardyce (Oct 2016)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Doping (Sep 2016)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Money in Olympics (Aug 2016)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Brexit and the Premier League (Jul 2016)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Image Rights (Jun 2016)
  • Speaker at Sabah Law Association (SLA) Seminar at Kota Kinabalu – Sports Law Seminar (Aug 2016)
  • Lecturer at BAC College – Master Class Series on Advance Communication for LLB Undergraduates (Jul 2016)
  • Speaker at the Malaysian Employers Consulting Agency (MECA) Convention at Johore Bahru – Variations of Employment Contracts (Jun 2016)
  • Interview with BFM Radio Malaysia – Image Rights (Jun 2016)
  • Speaker at Multimedia University (Ayer Keroh) Law Faculty – Dispute Resolution in Sports (Jan 2016)
  • Speaker at Seminar organised by the Thai Arbitration Centre, Bangkok – Sports Arbitration and other Dispute Resolutions (Sep 2015)
  • Welcoming address Speaker at Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration’s (KLRCA) Sports Arbitration Conference session held within the KLRCA International Arbitration Week 2015 – Sports Arbitration: Beyond Sports (May 2015)
  • Welcoming address Speaker at the Bar Council’s Safer Malaysia Conference 2015 – “Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Business” (Jan 2015)
  • Speaker at the “Malaysian Legal Market” Summit organised by the Law Society of United Kingdom, London (Nov 2014)
  • Speaker and Trainer at Multimedia University (Ayer Keroh) Law Faculty – International Humanitarian Law Mooting Campy (Apr 2014)
  • Welcoming address Speaker at the Annual RWY Sports Law Conference (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Welcoming address Speaker at the Bar Council’s 4th Young Lawyers Convention, Melaka (2011)
  • The Malaysian Bar Ethics Programme (conducted monthly by the Bar Council) – Lecturer for topic of “Role of the Lawyer and the Malaysian Bar in Society” since 2008
  • Speaker at the Bar Council’s 3rd Young Lawyers Convention, Penang – “Standing out in a Crowded Profession” (Jan 2008)
  • Speaker at the 14th Malaysian Law Conference – Southeast Asia Young Lawyers Convention (Nov 2007)
  • Speaker at the 13th Malaysian Law Conference – “Morality & Ethics vs Invasion of Privacy” (Nov 2005)
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