Kelvin’s practice focuses on the areas of shareholders dispute, joint venture dispute, fiduciary obligations, liquidation, receivership, prospectus liability, fraud, market manipulation, commercial litigation and arbitration. The other key area of his practice is professional negligence relating to auditors. He successfully defended one of the Big Four accounting firms in a negligence suit brought by investors in relation to the listing of a company in Malaysia. He also acted for the accounting firm in a landmark case in a bond dispute.
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
Kelvin has been instructed in numerous shareholders’ claims, derivative actions, ‘unfair prejudice’ actions, ‘just and equitable’ winding-up petitions, professional negligence claims, fraud claims and market manipulation. He is acting in several family disputes involving well-known conglomerates in Malaysia. He also successfully defended a client in an action by the Securities Commission for fraud and market manipulation as well as advised directors of listed companies in relation to charges of false and misleading statements in a Prospectus by the Securities Commission. He has also been involved in major corporate litigation, involving boardroom tussle, derivative action and takeover. In addition, Kelvin has also been advising shareholders on company meetings.
Kelvin is a litigator with vast experience in the field of company law, securities law, insolvency and tort. He has advised and dealt with clients in various industries and is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer.
Kelvin is a contributing author to “The Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016” published by Thomson Reuters Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Sweet & Maxwell Asia) in 2017. He is acting for a receiver and manager in a dispute concerning the interpretation of a new provision in the Companies Act 2016.
Kelvin is a graduate from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom. He was admitted as an advocate & solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2003.