Wong Li-Wei

Wong Li-Wei Partner

Li-Wei was called to the Malaysian Bar in October 2012 after graduating from the University of London. Li-Wei has a Masters of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property. 

Construction & Engineering Arbitration/ Litigation & Adjudication 

Li-Wei specializes in construction and engineering disputes. She has been involved in arbitrations under the ICC Rules, AIAC Rules, SIAC Rules, ad hoc arbitration as well as adjudications pursuant to the Construction Industry and Payment Adjudication Act 2012 and regularly appear in the Malaysian Courts. She also has an extensive adjudication practice. She represents clients both as claimants and respondents in adjudications and also appears in the courts to challenge and or resist challenges to adjudication decisions. Li-Wei was part of the team in successfully setting aside an adjudication decision in the Court of Appeal decision in Lion Pacific Sdn Bhd v Pestech Techonology Sdn Bhd and another appeal [2022] 6 MLJ 967. The Court of Appeal held that the adjudicator had acted in excess of jurisdiction and in breach of natural justice. 

Her experience in relation to construction and engineering disputes includes airport projects, high-rise buildings (including mixed developments and hotels), railway tracks, water bunded storage, refineries, floating production storage & offloading, bridges, hospital and sewerage treatment plants. These disputes involve various technical and engineering issues such as geotechnical, slope stability issues, piling, geochemical, chemical treatment for water, value engineering, delay and acceleration. 

Li-Wei is very interested in these technical and engineering issues and often provides advice on issues relating to claims and/or potential claims to be made to the contractor and/or employer. 

Civil litigation

Apart from construction and engineering dispute practice, Li-Wei is also actively involved in civil disputes as well as administrative matters and appears in the High Court as well as the appellate courts for hearings and trials. Her experience on this includes disputes relating to land, planning permission, contractual and estate disputes. 

She was part of the team which represented the developer in the landmark decision in Bludream City Development Sdn Bhd v Kong Thye & Ors and other appeals [2022] 2 MLJ 241 whereby the team successfully overturned the decision of the High Court in granting the purchasers’ judicial review application to quash the extension of time granted by the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government.  The team has successfully resisted the application for leave to appeal to the Federal Court, filed by the purchasers.