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Vendee Chai


Dispute Resolution  


GL   +603 2691 0803 ext 199

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Practice Focus

Vendee is a litigation partner focusing on 3 broad areas of dispute resolution – (i) corporate dispute; (ii) civil and commercial dispute; and (iii) professional negligence relating to auditors. Throughout her practice, Vendee has been involved in numerous complex corporate disputes, including directors and shareholders’ disputes, oppression suits, derivative actions, corporate fraud, prospectus liability, contentious insolvency and professional negligence relating to auditors as well as with capital market and securities law. The other key areas of her practice are construction and real estate disputes.

Experience & Credentials

Vendee has been involved in the following cases relating to:

  • Duties and liabilities of reporting accountant in corporate bond issue: Maybank Trustees Bhd (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Bhd) v Amtrustee Bhd & Ors and other appeals [2020] 4 MLJ 405 (CA)

  • Issue of public interest immunity in discovery of documents: Ernst & Young (sued as a firm) v SJ Asset Management Sdn Bhd (in liquidation) & Anor [2019] 3 MLJ 795 (CA)

  • Direct claim by subcontractor against employer in construction project: Bond M&E Sdn Bhd v Golden Oriental Realty Sdn Bhd [2019] MLJU 1707 (HC); Golden Oriental Realty Sdn Bhd v Bond M & E Sdn Bhd [2020] 1 LNS (O) 12 (CA); Bond M&E Sdn Bhd v Golden Oriental Realty Sdn Bhd [2020] 1 LNS (O) 15 [FC]

  • Conflict between shareholders’ agreement and articles of association: Qatar Islamic Bank v Asian Finance Bank Bhd & Ors [2015] 5 CLJ 426 (HC)

  • Misrepresentation in sale and purchase of property and acquiescence: Chan Yew Mun v Faber Union Sdn Bhd [2015] MLJU 274 (HC)

  • Amendment of memorandum and articles of association: Expo Holdings Sdn Bhd & Ors v Toyo Ink Group Bhd [2014] 10 MLJ 674 (HC)

  • Removal of liquidator: Code Brilliant Sdn Bhd & Ors v Heng Ji Keng & Ors [2014] 6 CLJ 502 (HC)

  • Auditors’ liability in claim for false and misleading prospectus: Dato’ Ariff Wan Hamzah & Ors v HwangDBS Investment Bank Berhad [2013] 1 MLJ 526 (HC)

  • Reporting accountant striking out claim for negligence in restructuring Scheme: Maxbiz Corporation Bhd & Anor v Public Investment Bank Bhd & Ors [2012] MLJU 33

  • Auditors’ duty of care to investors: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad v Ernst & Young [2012] MLJU 1313 (HC)

  • Interpretation of power of attorney: Tai Swee Kian v Tay Boo Thiah @ Tai Boo Ting & Ors [2011] MLJU 1013 (HC)

  • Audit negligence: Wong Soon Fong (liquidator of EKD Construction Sdn Bhd) v Ernst & Young [2011] 1 LNS 1032


Vendee graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Commercial Law from Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales and admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2011.

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