– An introduction to our firm

YHA Law Firm

Yew Huoi, How & Associates (“YHA”) is an outstanding local Malaysian law firm dedicated to provide the best legal service to each of its discerning client. We are thoroughly versed in our core sectors of maritime, corporate and company related matters, commercial and insurance. We are trusted by our clients to resolve their most complex and complicated legal issues in the most time and cost efficient manner. Our firm is dedicated to work with our client to build our client’s business to the next level as we are here to serve our client’s legal needs for the long haul. We treasure and enjoy our long-term relationship with our client. We offer forward-thinking, long-term and viable legal resolutions, not short-sighted approaches.

Our dedication for excellence has earned the trust of our clients.

We are trusted by our
client to resolve their
most complex and
complicated legal
conundrum.

YHA specializes in the following areas. Our general litigation lawyers also cover all areas of civil and criminal litigation.

Why engage with us?

Independent, integrity and righteousness

As an advisor, advocate and a negotiator, we will constantly seek a result advantageous to our client. These functions will be performed with utmost integrity and righteousness.

Time and cost efficient solutions

Our firm makes it a reproach against engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation.

Sustainable development

We offer practical law approach so that legal issues are resolved expeditiously.

Professional enhancement

Our obsession with knowledge enable us to advise our client on the intricacies and perplexities of the law.

Our Team

Managing Partner
Legal Associate

We are trusted by our client to resolve their most complex and complicated legal conundrum.

What Our Clients Say

YHA Law Firm's Lawyer were very patient and professional with their clients. They're also very willing to help when the clients faced any problem after the transaction. Highly recommended.
Gan Chun Siang
The team at YHA has been instrumental in helping us put in place our documentation process as we are scaling up our business. In the process, they have been very patient and ever ready in giving us sound legal advises. They are also forward thinking in making sure that we are aware of any implications that may occur.

In a nutshell, they've been very helpful and accomodative to our requests. We highly recommend their services to our business partners, associates, friends and family
Dwi Emas
YHA Firm's lawyers not only willing to take over my case with less than 3 days to trial but managed to lighten the air within minutes with both the opposition and the judges with their friendly, fast thinking and great sense of humor.
Kelvin Tong

News and Updates

Born to parents in an unregistered Chinese customary marriage, an individual was deemed illegitimate following their father’s intestate death. The key legal issue is whether this individual can inherit under the Distribution Act 1958 (DA). The DA does not restrict inheritance to legitimate children only; it includes all bloodline descendants. Therefore, the individual qualifies as ‘issue’ and is entitled to inherit their father’s estate despite questions of legitimacy.

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A husband filed for divorce due to living apart from his wife for two years, while the wife attributed the breakdown to adultery, involving the alleged adulteress without seeking damages. This raises questions about the necessity of addressing adultery in divorce when no compensation is sought, as Section 54 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 emphasizes irretrievable breakdown without fault.

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In a legal spotlight, X’s acquisition of a cloned vehicle unknowingly, due to lapses in the Road Transport Department’s record-keeping, raises questions about statutory duties and public trust. The case underscores the importance of stringent vehicle registry maintenance to prevent ownership of unlawfully modified vehicles.

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The dismissal of X by Company ABC, citing economic downturns, presents a compelling case on the complexities of employment termination and retrenchment legality. X contested his redundancy, claiming his role in property management and services was unaffected by the property development market’s challenges. This case probes into the legitimacy of retrenchment under economic duress and the employer’s duty to act in good faith, as guided by Section 20(3) of the Industrial Relations Act 1967. The burden rests on Company ABC to prove the necessity and genuineness of X’s redundancy, with failure to do so possibly leading to a verdict of unjustified termination. This scenario underscores the critical importance of evidence and intention in retrenchment cases, as reflected in precedents like Akilan a/l Subramanian v. Prima Awam (M) Sdn Bhd.

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In the realm of Malaysian property transactions, the intricacies of Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) and the enforcement of Liquidated Ascertained Damages (LAD) play pivotal roles in safeguarding the interests of both developers and purchasers. This article delves into the legal framework governing the rights and obligations of parties involved in property transactions, particularly focusing on the consequences of contractual breaches and the conditions under which a purchaser can exercise the right to offset against LAD. Through the examination of relevant case law and statutory provisions, we illuminate the legal pathways available for resolving disputes arising from the failure to adhere to the terms of SPAs, thereby offering insights into the equitable administration of justice in the context of Malaysian property law.

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In cases of compulsory winding up, the court would appoint a liquidator under s.478 of the Companies Act 2016 (“CA 2016”) to expeditiously recover and realise the assets of the wound-up company for the distribution of dividends to creditors and administer any outstanding matters involving………..

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