Xin Div is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer who appears in all tiers of the Malaysian courts and the Asian International Arbitration Centre.
His practice covers a variety of corporate, commercial and contractual disputes with a focus on boardroom risk and reputation, corporate governance and compliance as well as restructuring and insolvency. He has experience in disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions, as well as in law suits involving professionals such as architects and lawyers.
Xin Div works closely with senior counsel in complex boardroom tussles and high-value disputes in infrastructure and development projects. He was part of the team in a recent landmark decision involving a statutory direct payment remedy which ensures the financing of on-going construction projects in Malaysia. He is currently also involved in jurisdictional disputes between courts in East and West Malaysia over a Kuala Lumpur-seated arbitration.
As an aspiring young litigator, Xin Div has also taken on patent infringement and invalidation disputes. He works with our dispute resolution partner, a leading intellectual property dispute counsel, on these matters.
To date, Xin Div has acted for and advised major entities in several sectors including banking, insurance, construction, energy, timber, mining and telecommunication.
Xin Div graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Upper Honours) from the University of Adelaide in the top 15%. He then completed his Certificate in Legal Practice and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He recently obtained his Executive Certificate in Islamic Finance issued by the INCEIF (set up by Bank Negara Malaysia).
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
- Corporate Litigation & Risk Management
- Banking & Finance
- Boardroom Risk & Reputation
- Corporate Governance & Compliance
- Construction, Engineering, Infrastructure & Projects
- Intellectual Property
- Regulatory & Compliance
- Restructuring & Insolvency
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
- LL.B (2nd Upper Hons), University of Adelaide
- Certificate in Legal Practice
English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin
- Interpretation of Statute & Contract: Apex Court favours “Commerciality” over “Illegality”
- Covid Act: “Inability to Perform Contractual Obligation” tested in Courts
- Oppression actions: court’s discretion has limits
- Section 30 of CIPAA: apex court maintains mandatory direct payment obligation against employer under receivership
- Apex court decides on validity and effects of retrospective sanction by liquidators
- Section 314 of Companies Act: court orders one-member extraordinary general meeting
- Whole arbitration award or just dispositive portion: what should be registered with the courts?
- COVID-19 – Legal Mechanisms for Companies and Individuals Facing Financial Distress
- ICSID arbitration