The Founder of ETCoLaw

Dr. Vince SEE Eng Teong

Founder & Managing Principal

Dr. Vince possesses extensive legal knowledge, experience and skills in legal practice. His knowledge of Corporate & Commercial Law aside, he is the only Malaysian lawyer with post-graduate degrees covering such unique areas of law as Competition Law, Aviation Law, WTO Law, and International Space Law.

With his experiences at law firms and as in-house Counsel at MNCs, including the manufacturing and transport sectors, he is well placed to advise clients on a whole range of Business and Corporate Law issues relating to doing business, whether in Malaysia or across the borders.

He is also experienced in Dispute Resolution, having spent a significant part of his legal career on Dispute Resolution. It is, indeed, his experiences from Dispute Resolution that provide him with the foresight and skills to resolve corporate and commercial disputes and to deal with enforcement authorities in various forms of administrative investigations, whether by the Bursa, Securities Commission, Malaysia Competition Commission, Inland Revenue Board, Royal Malaysian Customs or others. His experiences from Dispute Resolution also enable him to foresee potentially contentious issues, and craft the relevant commercial documentation accordingly.

In the area of Competition Law, he spoke to trade associations, State development corporations, and various State chambers of commerce and industries at various public occasions on Competition Law in practice and the significance of compliance. In addition, he was engaged by the competition authority to draft three Competition Law guides, and has published articles in leading international Competition Law journals.

As a former General Counsel for a national airline, he was the Lead Counsel for the airline’s project to join the oneworld Alliance. He was the sole Counsel awarded with a diecast aircraft model specifically manufactured to commemorate the event, in acknowledgment of his outstanding contributions. He was also the airline’s Lead Antitrust Counsel and was instrumental in designing and implementing the airline’s Competition Compliance Program, and providing training to the senior management.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from King’s College London, and a Master of Laws degree in Air and Space Law from the Institute of Air & Space Law (IASL), McGill University. When studying at the IASL—the world’s first and oldest institute specializing in Aviation Law—he received the Professor Masao Sekiguchi Fellowship in Air & Space Law, a prestigious fellowship for students with a high calibre and outstanding achievements in Aviation Law and Practice. He also holds a Doctorate degree from a foreign university specializing in Competition Law, which he obtained upon a State scholarship. Academic qualifications aside, he has been a Barrister-at-Law of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn since 1996, and Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya since 1997.

His interest in air transport extends from Aviation to the Outer Space. While pursuing his LL.M. degree at the IASL, he was a researcher for and contributed to the publication of the Space Security Index 2016.

The combination of his legal knowledge and experience, as both corporate counsel and active practitioner, made him an all-rounder with the ability to advise his clients on a wide range of business law issues, including tax and customs, employment, corporate insolvency and restructuring, listing rules and compliance, ESG, and dispute resolution, yet retaining his specialties.

Law practice aside, he is active in CSR works. He sits on a number of the Bar Council Committees, and serves as legal adviser to a number of professional associations and sits on the Governing Board of bilateral business councils.

He has been invited to speak on various legal topics and has spoken live on the national radio. He was interviewed for an article titled “Chasing Tigers”, published in the International Bar Association’s Global Insight.

 

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