Dato' Mohd Arief Emran bin Arifin</a< is a partner with the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Wong & Partners. He is well versed in civil litigation procedure and is experienced in the various stages of dispute management in both Court and arbitration proceedings. He is experienced in commencing and defending arbitrations under the KLRCA, ICC, SIAC and other ad hoc rules. Dato' Emran frequently advises and assists major financial institutions on Islamic finance disputes and debt recovery management, and has been acknowledged by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a practitioner with "particular expertise in Islamic finance disputes." He was also recognised among the notable dispute resolution practitioners in Malaysia by Chambers Asia Pacific, 2016. He is also well regarded in tax and customs litigation, as he successfully assisted in securing a landmark decision in favour of a client in Malaysia's first judicial review matter involving anti-dumping duties on foreign exporters. He has also represented major corporations in complex judicial review cases against the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board on withholding taxes and transfer pricing issues relating to the legitimacy of Labuan tax planning structures.
Sonia is a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group of Wong & Partners. She returned to private practice after successful stints as general counsel of Hewlett-Packard Malaysia and Kimberly-Clark Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. In 2019, Sonia was recognised amongst leading in-house professionals in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Southeast Asia.
Eddie Chuah is a partner with the Dispute Resolution Practice Group, with more than eight years of experience in all aspects of civil litigation, arbitration, industrial relations disputes and compliance. Mr. Chuah has undertaken a wide variety of briefs involving substantive law issues ranging from complex commercial transactions, insolvency litigation, shareholder disputes, construction, employment and administrative law. He also focuses on compliance issues, in particular, anti-corruption investigation, government procurement, audit and prevention.