Chok Zhin Theng

Partner
Dispute Resolution
012 345 6789
zhintheng@ctslawyers.com.my

 Chok Zhin Theng

Chok Zhin Theng has more than 10 years of experience in litigation involving diverse areas of law such as corporate and commercial law, land law, contract, tort, administration of estates, strata management, and compulsory land acquisition.

He is an accomplished draftsman and advocate, with experience at all levels of the superior courts,
and adopts a meticulous, pragmatic, and responsive approach in his practice.

Qualifications

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court in Malaya (2013)
  • Certificate in Legal Practice (2011)
  • LLB (Hons), University of London (2010)

Practice Areas

Commercial litigation and arbitration

  • Acted for shareholder in arbitration proceedings in respect of company with contract value of USD200 million.
  • Acted for directors in suit for breach of directors’ fiduciary duties with damages claimed in excess of RM12 million.
  • Acted in proceedings for various types of injunctions e.g., to restrain transfer of shares, anti- arbitration injunction, Erinford injunction, Mareva injunction etc.
  • Acted in proceedings for stay of legal proceedings e.g., stay pending arbitration, stay pending another suit, stay pending appeal,.

Civil litigation

  • Acted in various land fraud and forgery disputes
  • Acted in various types of contractual disputes
  • Acted in tortious claims e.g., conspiracy to defraud, negligence, trespass, inducing breach of contract, knowing receipt, dishonest assistance, etc.
  • Acted in contentious high-stakes administration of estates proceedings
  • Acted in disputes relating to stratified and non-stratified properties in Court and Tribunal
  • Acted in various execution and/or enforcement proceedings e.g., garnishee, writ of seizure and sale, prohibitory order, judgment debtor summons, committal proceedings, etc.
  • Acted for landowners in compulsory land acquisition proceedings before the Land Administrator and in Court and inter alia obtaining compensation in excess of RM38 million in one such case, enforcing payment of compensation, obtaining compensation for loss arising from withdrawal of acquisition, etc.

Talks and Lectures

  • “What to expect from the Proposed Residential Tenancies Act?” (2023)
  • “Brief legal review on the law of landlord and tenancy” (2022)
  • “Indefeasibility of title of immediate purchaser and its vitiating elements” (2019)

Testimonial

… since I had known you for more than a decade, I had found you to be very professional, helpful and approachable in our dealings and that had helped tremendously in my decision making in an informed manner.

– Dr. Molly Cheah Bee Li