Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
LL.B (King’s College London)
LL.M (National University of Singapore)
C.L.P. (Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia)
Diploma in International Arbitration (The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
Certificate of Mediation (Malaysian International Mediation Centre)
Building, Construction & Engineering
International & Domestic Arbitration
General & Civil Litigation
Victoria joined the firm as an Associate in 2008 and became a Partner in 2016.
Her practice areas are building, construction and engineering, arbitration, and general litigation. She has a diverse portfolio of experience in dispute resolution, having appeared as counsel in court, arbitration, commission of enquiry, and adjudication proceedings under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA). She regularly advises on matters relating to her practice areas.
Victoria is ranked as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific from 2018 – 2023 in the practice areas of Construction, and Commercial and Transactions. She is ranked as “Up and Coming” by Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2023 in the practice area of “Dispute Resolution: Construction”.
She is commended as:
- “Able to set good strategies, very detailed in her research and provide good advice and practical solutions.” (Asialaw Profiles 2022 Client Feedback)
- “very thorough in going through the details of the subject matter in dispute, able to provide good solutions and is knowledgeable in construction contract and dispute.” (Asialaw Profiles 2021 Client Feedback)
- “has good exposure and knowledge in construction disputes” and “able to provide good advice and strategy for minimising client exposure” (Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2021 Client Feedback)
- “hardworking, resourceful, experienced, detailed and sharp” (Asialaw Profiles 2020 Client Feedback)
- “professional and responsive” and “able to advise the client wisely and prudently on the necessary action to be taken” (Asialaw Profiles 2019 Client Feedback)
Alongside legal practice, Victoria is a member of the panels of adjudicators, arbitrators, and mediators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). She is also a member of the panel of accredited mediators of the Malaysian International Mediation Centre (MIMC). She holds fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Malaysian institute of Arbitrators (MIArb).
Victoria also speaks and writes on subjects relating to her practice areas. She contributed to the chapter on Anti-Suit Injunctions in “Law and Practice of Injunctions in Malaysia” (Sweet & Maxwell 2020) and to the Malaysian chapter on Construction Law 2022, part of the Chambers Global Practice Guides. She lectures on an ad hoc basis on the Diploma in International Arbitration Course (Brickfields Asia College (BAC) in collaboration with the MIArb).
- Member, Malaysian Bar (Peninsular Malaysia)
- Member, Society of Construction Law (Malaysia) (SCL)
- Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
- Fellow, The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb)
- Deputy President, MIArb (2021 – 2023)
- Vice-President, MIArb (2019 – 2021)
- Honorary Treasurer, SCL (2017 – 2018)
- Committee Member, SCL (2016 – 2017)
- Honorary Secretary, MIArb (2015 – 2017)
- Council Member, MIArb (2013 – 2015)
- Editor, MIArb Newsletter (2013 – 2015)
- Malaysian International Mediation Centre – Certificate of Mediation
- Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) – AIAC Certificate in Adjudication
- The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Diploma in International Arbitration
- Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia – Certificate in Legal Practice (C.L.P.)
- National University of Singapore – Master of Laws (LL.M)
- King’s College London – 20 Essex Street Prize in Public International Law; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), 2nd Class Honours (Upper Division)
- Kemayan ATC, Kuala Lumpur – Completed 1st year towards a law degree as a student of the University of London (External Programme) (UoL); awarded the Malaysian Law Scholarship by UoL, a full scholarship to complete the remaining 2 years towards a law degree at King’s College London