Teh Meng Teck

Managing Partner
Dispute Resolution
012 345 6789
teh@ctslawyers.com.my

Teh Meng Teck

Teh Meng Teck is a founding partner and Managing Partner with more than 35 years’ experience in commercial litigation.

He has been listed in Asia Business Law Journal’s A List Report as one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2020, 2021 and 2022. He specializes in shareholders’ disputes and corporate litigation as well as financial services litigation. He is the lead instructing solicitor and strategist in a multi- jurisdiction shareholders’ dispute which has spawned more than 60 separate suits and appeals to the Federal Court, the Privy Council, the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Qualifications

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of the Republic of Singapore (2001)
  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court in Malaya (1985)
  • LLM London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, United Kingdom (1984)
  • Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn) (1983)
  • BA Law (Hons), Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (1982)

Practice Areas

Shareholders’ Dispute Litigation

  • Acted as lead instructing solicitor and strategist in a multi-jurisdiction shareholders’ dispute involving more than 60 separate suits and appeals to the Privy Council, the Federal Court, the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
  • Acted for a shareholder to invalidate a corporate restructuring exercise involving a transfer of shares from a director and substantial shareholder or person connected to him.
  • Acted for a shareholder in a shareholders’ dispute in respect of a company with net assets in excess of RM 1,500,000,000.00.
  • Acted for a public listed company to claim for balance purchase price of sale of shares to another public listed company.
  • Acted for a public listed company against a claim for breach of subscription and shareholders’ agreement.
  • Acted for a company and its former director to oppose a derivative action and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Acted for a minority shareholder in an oppression action against the majority shareholders of a public company.
  • Acted for a director to oppose a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Acted for a company suing former director and trustee of the company for an account.

Commercial Litigation

  • Acted for a purchaser to sue for breach of contract in a sale of plantation land and obtaining a Mareva Injunction and committal order against the vendor.
  • Advised a group of companies for the recovery of more than RM50,000,000.00 against 2 directors of the group of companies for unauthorised directors’ fees.
  • Acted for a company suing former director and trustee of the company for an account.
  • Acted for a financial institution to intervene in an action by the Trustee and various bondholders against a defaulting bond issuer.
  • Acted for various individuals of a family to oppose more than 50 suits by multiple financial institutions under financing and guarantee agreements.
  • Acted for an individual to oppose the registration of a foreign judgment.
  • Acted for a creditor to oppose the extension of a restraining order and a proposed scheme of arrangement.
  • Acted for a public listed company to obtain a restraining order and an order to approve a scheme of arrangements.
  • Acted for an investment bank to defend claims against brought against it for alleged dealings with its rogue dealer.
  • Advised overseas casino operator on the recoverability of a loan granted to its guest in its London casino.
  • Acted for a company to challenge freezing of its bank accounts by Government of Malayia under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2011 (“AMLA”).
  • Acted for a haulier against a MNC oil and gas company for breach of a haulage contract.
  • Acted for 2 individuals in a claim for breach of a joint-venture agreement and breach of trust relating to entitlements to shares in a listed company and the subsequent assessment of damages proceedings.
  • Acted for a company suing ex-directors for breach of fiduciary duties.

Enforcement of Financing Agreements and Securities

  • Acted for a financial institution to recover Islamic financing facilities of more than RM35 million granted to its customer.
  • Acted for a company and a guarantor to dispute the recall of more than RM1 billion loan facilities by a leading commercial bank in Malaysia.
  • Acted for a publicly listed company to oppose claims by financial institution to assist in restructuring Term Loan involving 11 Lenders.
  • Acted for a borrower and its guarantors to oppose a claim by 2 financial institutions in respect of a short-term financing in excess of USD30 million.

Corporate Insolvency

  • Acted for a company to obtain an injunction to restrain the filing of a winding-petition (Fortuna Injunction) against a creditor whose claim was disputed.
  • Acted for shareholders to appoint a licensed liquidator of the shareholders’ choice instead of the opponent’s choice of one from the Big 4, for a company based in Sibu.
  • Acted for financial institutions to appoint Receivers & Managers arising from a default in a RM80,000,000.00 financing facility.
  • Acted for a public listed company to oppose a winding-up Petition filed by a financial institution.
  • Acted for a shareholder to appoint a provisional liquidator of a company operating supermarkets.
  • Acted for a financial institution to wind up a borrower.

Personal Insolvency

  • Acted for a judgment creditor to oppose an application by a bankrupt to discharge a bankruptcy order.
  • Acted for a judgment creditor to set aside the Director General of Insolvency’s withdrawal of an ongoing public examination mid-stream.
  • Acted for a Judgment Creditor to set aside the discharge of a Bankrupt by the DGI.

Publications

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Talks and Lectures

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Testimonial

To be one of Malaysia’s Top 100 lawyers, you must have a very good grasp of the Malaysian legal system and incisive knowledge of the law… Meng Teck’s ability in litigation and dispute resolution are among the best in Malaysia and there can be no dispute… However, Meng Teck’s X Factor is his winning personality and his ability to address all the issues and concerns of the client.

Michael Palmer (Director, Quahe Woo & Palmer, Singapore), [“The A-List, Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers 2020” Asia Business Law Journal.]