Jeff Leong Poon & Wong

Malaysia

Analysis

Overview

With over 10 years of cross-border experience, the firm comprises 10 partners and 30 associates. Its areas of expertise include banking and finance, capital markets, and corporate and M&A. Kenny Poon and Jeff Leong are main partners.

Client feedback

“Always available for consultation, sound legal knowledge, good business acumen, experienced in deal structuring and willing to do research into areas of lesser expertise.” – Corporate and M&A

“Tenacity and attention to detail as well as an experienced and excellent dealmaker helping M&A parties bridge differences to conclude deals. A very effective strategic and legal adviser with Western, Japanese, Chinese and local clients. Handles complex corporate investigations, regulatory compliance and shareholder tussles.” – Corporate and M&A

“The firm provides extremely good services. From the first meeting with it until the delivery of the final document it has been very professional, proactive and always provides good advice.” – Corporate and M&A

“Willing to explore and accept new ideas, diligent team and easy to work with.” – Dispute resolution

“Both the legal lead and support has been timely, and it is not shy in recommending possible alternative solutions for each step.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely detailed and accurate in examining all paperwork and evidence to establish strong merits of the case. A very strong team that is determined to fight for the right cause and justice. Highly ethical in its practices and in dealing with a client. Extremely responsive, fast in its deliverables, and very prompt in actions. Very good knowledge of Malaysian and international laws. Very technology savvy. I did all my meetings with the team over video conferencing from India without visiting Kuala Lumpur even once during the proceedings of the case. Because of the firm, the judge and the high court of Kuala Lumpur, my faith as a foreigner in the Malaysian judiciary has very much increased.” – Dispute resolution

“The partner overseeing our case is hands-on. The firm kept us informed in detail on the progress of the case and we have good bilateral discussions and informative meetings with its team. We believe the firm does well as the partner in charge and his team are highly proactive and its technical department is equally competent.” – Dispute resolution

“Strategic thinking and negotiating skills.” – Dispute resolution

“The firm's partners are very hands-on and reachable at any time, ensuring a very positive turnaround time. The legal feedback and advice provided are very professional and up to date on current legal and commercial developments.” – Investment funds

Richard Lee

“Good legal knowledge, easy to communicate and work with.”

“He projects confidence and is approachable on issues raised. He does well by keeping us informed at all times of the progress of the case and also of the strategy that he is adopting, which we feel entirely confident is the right choice.”

“Strongly determined litigator.”

Jeff Leong

“Very effective strategic and legal adviser with Western, Japanese, Chinese and local clients. Experienced and excellent dealmaker helping M&A parties bridge differences to conclude deals.”

“Aggressive and willing to push on our behalf in the local market. Willing to try different tactics to move things forward.”

Shiyamala Manokaran

“Very positive and pleasing attitude in dealing with her client. Extremely detailed in her findings and investigations. Highly motivated and determined. Transparent and ethical in her dealings.”

Kenny Poon

“I have known Kenny for a long time. He has good knowledge of the law and a client-oriented mind. I often ask him for a recommendation of lawyers and law firms in the Southeast Asian region.”

“Fully satisfied by the professionalism of Kenny. Always good advice, perfect communication and fully transparent.”

Anne Wong

 

“Very responsive, accountable and provides sound advice with good alternative views on addressing any legal matters professionally.”

General business law

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