PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Chinese characters in my name denote a celebration of peace (慶祝和平). Being involved in dispute resolution helps me appreciate more the pursuit of peace in life, business, relationships and society at large.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1998 – Present: Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya. Presently practising as Kheng Hoe Advocates.

EDUCATION

2016 Certificate in Adjudication (AIAC)
2016 Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArb)
2009 Train the Trainer, Mediation (The Accord Group)
2008 Certificate in Mediation( The Accord Group)
1996 LLB (Hons) (Malaya)
1993 Skrine scholar (at University of Malaya)
1992 Hutchings scholar (for best overall student, Penang Free School)

ACHIEVEMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS (CURRENT)

Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator, Asian International Arbitration Centre
Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Malaysian Society of Adjudicators
Assessor, Mediator, Committee, Malaysian Mediation Centre
Mentor, Bar Council Mentors Project
Member, Bar Council Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Member, Society of Construction Law Malaysia
Member, Contracts and Practices Committee, Master Builders Association of Malaysia
Representative Neutral, Mediation and Conciliation Network, New Delhi

ARTICLES AND TALKS (LAST 3 YEARS)

2019
  • To be updated
2018
  • Speaker, “Construction Law: Overview and Latest Developments of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA)”, Melaka Bar Committee
  • Speaker, “Don’t Litigate or Arbitrate. Mediate”, Construction Industry Development Board conference 2018 in Penang
  • Judge, Tan Sri Harun Hashim Inter-Varsity Client Consultation Competition, hosted by UKM
  • Assessor, mediation certification course for Court registrars
  • Speaker, “Common Issues and Pitfalls arising from the PAM Contract”, KL Bar Committee, 24.1.2018
  • “Time in Construction Contracts”, Bar Council Practical Construction Law for Practitioners seminar series, KL, 18.1.2018
2017
  • Speaker, “Federal Court decision of View Esteem v Bina Puri- implications on CIPAA”, Master Builders Association of Malaysia, 2.12.2017
  • Speaker, “Obligations of the Architect”, Association of Consulting Architects Malaysia, 27.10.2017
  • Speaker, “Legal Issues Arising from Direct Payments to NSCs”, Master Builders Association of Malaysia, 10.10.2017
  • Speaker, “Resisting Calls on Performance Bonds”, Signature Kitchen group, 28.7.2017

TOP SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Analytical and Logical Thinking
Consensus Building
Leadership
People Skills
Communication-Oral and Written
Creativity
Persuasion

INTERESTS

Scuba diving
Motorcycling

OTHERS

After graduation, Kheng Hoe undertook one year of social work amongst youths prior to embarking on his legal career. His continued interest to contribute to the community continues today with 10% of the profits of the firm being allocated for community works.

Since 2002, Kheng Hoe had been involved in construction disputes. In 2018, construction disputes work represents approximately 70% of Kheng Hoe’s entire portfolio.

In 2019, Kheng Hoe launched the “Construction Law Malaysia” youtube channel.