Gilfred Ho Ming Han
GILFRED HO MING HAN
Associate, Dispute Resolution Division
SKRINE


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  Overview  

Gilfred Ho Ming Han graduated from University of Reading in July 2013. He completed his Bar Professional Training Course at BPP University, Manchester and he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014.

Commencing his pupillage at Skrine, he was subsequently admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2015.

He is now an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Division. 

  Further Details  

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Public and Administrative Law, Construction and Engineering, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Commercial Crime, Fraud and Corporate Recovery, and Advisory.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Malaysia
  • Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Qualifications

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University (Manchester, UK)
  • LLB in Law, University of Reading (UK)

  Selected Experience  

Alternative Dispute Resolutions

  • Acted for a main contractor in an abandoned housing project which resulted in successful settlement with a sub-contractor of the project.
  • Acted for SMEs in commercial disputes which resulted in successful out of court settlement.
  • Acted for a multinational plastic trading house of a Japanese car manufacturer in mediation and negotiation for settlement.

Public and Administrative Law

  • Advised and acted for the Malaysian stock exchange (BURSA) in two judicial review proceedings and enforcement actions against former directors of listed corporations.
  • Advised BURSA on compliance of Bursa’s Main Market Listing Requirements and liability of former directors of listed companies who caused a listed company to breach the listing requirements, but the breach occurred after resignation of such directors.

Construction and Engineering

  • Acted for a Main Contractor in claiming for value of unpaid work done against the Developer. Initiated adjudication proceedings under CIPAA against the Developer and successfully register the CIPAA Decision as High Court Order. Currently in winding up proceedings against the Developer and a private liquidator is engaged to explore rehabilitation and revival of the abandoned construction project.
  • Acted as co-counsel for a property development company in setting aside High Court Order made against the company in breach of natural justice. Also successfully set aside a vesting order wrongly granted by the High Court.

Fraud and Corporate Recovery

  • Acting as co-counsel for a multinational plastic trading house of a Japanese car manufacturer in civil proceedings against its former senior manager and employees in forgery of documents, committing fraud and deceit on the company and conspiracy with suppliers to carry out fake transactions. Advised on asset tracing and recovery, discovery order against bank for production of bank accounts of suspected conspirators, and forensic analysis of emails/text messages between suspected conspirators.
  • Assisted a multinational plastic trading house of a Japanese car manufacturer to complaints to authority arising from discovery of fraud. Liaised with MACC on behalf of client and held watching brief in the on-going criminal prosecution against alleged wrongdoers who were the former Senior Manager. This is the largest criminal persecution by MACC so far, up to 115 criminal charges for making false claims amounting to RM101.64 million.
  • Acted as counsel to a multinational marine services firm based in Netherlands which has fallen victim to an online scam by transferring RM2 million to the fraudster’s bank account. A Mareva Injunction was successfully obtained the next day after which the fund transfer took place and a discovery order was obtained to reveal the identity of the fraudster. Eventually, the fund transfer was successfully returned to client.

Corporate and Commercial Disputes

  • Acted as co-counsel for Chevron Malaysia Limited (formerly Caltex) in the Federal Court in a landmark decision which affected the downstream petroleum industry where we successfully overturned the High Court and Court of Appeal decisions which require Chevron to absorb charges of the card payment system in all associated petrol stations. The Federal Court held that the charges of the card payment system should be borne by the petrol station operators instead of Chevron.
  • Advised a multinational engineering company which was in dispute with another multinational oil and gas solutions company over supply of goods, late/non-payment and available course of action against the non-paying party.

  Other  

Visiting Judge of Taylor’s University Internal Moot (12 November 2016, 27 May 2017, 18 November 2017)

 
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