Eddie Chuah

Eddie Chuah

Wong & Partners


Eddie Chuah is a partner with the Dispute Resolution and Compliance Practice Group. He is involved in all aspects of civil litigation, arbitration, industrial relations disputes and compliance.

He undertakes a wide variety of briefs as lead counsel in complex litigation and arbitration matters. His briefs include all types' of commercial disputes including post M&A disputes, restructuring and insolvency litigation. He also focuses on compliance issues, in particular, anti-corruption investigation, government procurement, fraud, audit and prevention.

Eddie was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year by the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018. He has also been recognised by Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star in the areas of Commercial and transactions (2019 – 2021), Construction, Insolvency and Labour & Employment (2019 – 2021). He is regularly sought after for his ability to simplify complex disputes / legal issues and to provide strategic input to implement solutions to assist clients in achieving successful outcomes.

Practice Focus

Eddie focuses his practice as counsel and regularly appears in all level of Court proceedings. He is also focused on international and domestic arbitration representing numerous clients to pursue and defend claims in arbitration proceedings administered by the AIAC (previously known as KLRCA), HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA and ICC.

On the compliance front, he regularly advises and assists domestic and multinational corporations on a broad range of risk-related issues in compliance. He has assisted and represented major corporations on internal as well as external investigations by the Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission, the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office, Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Agency. He has also advised relevant stakeholders on the legal remedies upon discovery of fraud or corruption.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for a group of multi-currency financing (MCF) Financiers in one of the largest restructuring litigation in Malaysia. The amount to be restructured is in excess of USD 2.5 billion.
  • Acting for a joint operating company, comprising of the Malaysian national oil corporation and two of the largest oil corporations in the world based in Houston and London, to pursue claims against a valve supplier for loss of revenue arising from deferred gas production. The amount sought is in excess of USD 100 million.
  • Acting for one of the largest technology companies in the world to successfully obtain judgment in the tune of millions and to defeat a counterclaim by the counter-party arising from allegations of fraud and dishonest assistance. Eddie also successfully defended the Judgment at the appeal stage and the matter is now pending at the Federal Court.
  • Acting for one of the world's largest privately owned healthcare companies in international arbitration and domestic litigation in a dispute arising from the supply of gloves during the COVID-19 pandemic after successfully obtaining a stay of the domestic litigation in favor of international arbitration in Singapore.
  • Acting for a Japanese manufacturer in both court and arbitration proceedings to defend claims by a supplier for alleged misrepresentation during the entering of the supply agreement.
  • Secured a landmark decision in a civil action by a Malaysian based IT solutions company against its ex-employees for copyright and software architecture infringement, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy and unlawful interference of trade.
  • Assisted a leading advertising agency in a defamation suit filed against a local filmmaker in connection with claims of copyright infringement involving a short film advertisement that was nominated for best script writing in the prestigious Cannes Lions Festival.
  • Represented a leading rubber glove manufacturer to defend claims by a contractor for the construction of its manufacturing plant which spans over 50 acres of land. In dismissing the contractor's claim, the Court of Appeal also granted damages amounting to millions to the client for overpayment.
  • Represented a global oil and gas technology provider at the High Court and Court of Appeal to defeat claims by its JV partner for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and shareholders obligations. In related proceedings, Mr. Chuah also secured a Court judgment for millions and appointed a liquidator of the client's choice for the unsuccessful solvent JV company.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a global telecommunications company to defend claims of allegations of illegal financing arrangements in supply of IT hardware and services.


  • Malaysia (2008)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Singapore