A staple of the Malaysia market, legal powerhouse Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill elicits prestige owing to its rich history and earns plaudits based on its novel solutions; the firm’s bench is stocked top-to-bottom with talent ranging from senior statesmen to up-and-comers, all of whom elicit praise from peers and clients. The firm has distinguished practices in banking and finance, construction, dispute resolution, employment and tax. It counts many international corporations among its clients and offers in-depth expertise across various sectors including real estate and technology.
“Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (LHAG) provides professional services, immediate responses and always meets clients’ needs.” – Construction
“My comments below are generally based on my dealing with Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill for one adjudication and expected arbitration for a huge construction project in Malaysia. LHAG’s positive attributes and what makes the firm excellent are its strengths and key capabilities as follows: It has good lawyers specialised in various fields such as specialists in adjudication including under the Malaysian Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act, in arbitration for construction contracts etc; it is a sizeable company and is able to take on big jobs; they are very knowledgeable and able to think out of the box in providing sound strategies and advice; and they are client-oriented or customer-focussed and negotiable.” – Construction
“Client-focus is excellent; they take timelines very seriously and are never tardy; advice is always strategic and well-thought through; they go the extra mile for the client.” – Construction
“They are very knowledgeable and provide better advisory in terms of strategy. Their advisory is very informative and relatable to the current era.” – Dispute resolution
“Effective delivery of services, prompt update and high-quality legal services.” – Dispute resolution
“Cooperative and provide lots of resources and information on dispute resolution.” – Dispute resolution
“Extensive knowledge and experience in Malaysia contract law; excellent understanding of client needs and interest; attention to details in contract drafting; good explanations in layman terms on contractual matters; proactive in assisting client to expedite the contract execution process; quick turnaround with queries and draft amendment.” – Real estate
Mun Yew Chan
“He is very responsive when we seek advice on the issues. His knowledge is undeniable. When he addressed advice, the advice given addressed the issues that we raised with him.”
“Knowledgeable and easy to reach. He has given lots of advice on dispute resolution and strategies on managing the matter.”
“Knowledgeable and responsive to enquiry.”
“Advises clearly on guidelines for any industrial relation cases.”
“Darshendev Singh's positive attributes and what makes him exceptional, stand out and different from competitors are his qualities, as below: He is very knowledgeable in his fields; he is very detailed or meticulous in covering all issues of contention/all angles/all arguments; he always endeavours his best for the clients; he is able to think out of the box in forming strategies and giving his professional opinion.”
Zhen Ning Soh
“Very attentive and has in-depth knowledge in relevant jurisdictions. Professional services provided and always meets expectation of clients.”
“Client management skills are excellent. He has deep knowledge of the subject matter he handles. Strong but diplomatic negotiation skills. He is solution-driven and can adjust strategies and drafting according to fluid circumstances.”
“Good communication skills; quick turnaround and accessible; strong knowledge of Malaysia contract and industrial laws.”
Wai Chin (Crystal) Wong
“She is such a nice person and such a great lawyer. My judgement is based on the cooperation with her for nearly two years. She helps our company a lot with her legal professionalism.”
Acting for Deloitte, the professional liquidators of the company, in judicial review proceedings against the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) of Malaysia. This is one of the largest tax disputes that started in 2021, where the taxes in dispute are approximately RM113 million.
Successfully represented Cash Band, a company under the Selangor State Government, in a landmark tax dispute before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax (SCIT). This is a landmark decision involving the taxability on gains arising from a joint venture development. It is also the first case of its kind in Malaysia.
Dyson Manufacturing, HICOM Automotive Manufacturers
Representing TH Plantations in an unjust dismissal claim in the Industrial Court filed by its former chief financial officer.
Representing BASF (Malaysia), a member of the BASF SE group of companies, in a judicial review application filed by its former senior manager at the High Court against the Industrial Court’s decision that he had not been dismissed by the client without just cause or excuse.
Maxis, Nova Beta Energy, Padiberas Nasional, Perodua Sales
Advising Jardine Matheson Group and Nirvana Asia Group on all aspects of the protection and management of IP portfolios within Malaysia and internationally across the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
Asian Football Confederation, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia, Khazanah Nasional
Advised Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia on its disposal of 50% equity interest in Danajamin to Bank Pembangunan Malaysia. The disposal is significant as it was part of the government of Malaysia’s plan to consolidate the development financial institutions, and to strengthen and align the mandates of these institutions to improve the national development finance ecosystem.
Acted for Verticom in a disposal of 50 of its telecommunications towers together with basic infrastructure to the purchaser, GTP Network.
WCI Regional Management
Advised Bank Pembangunan Malaysia on the issuance of the Sustainable Development Sukuk (Islamic bond)tranche (ESG Tranche) under the Islamic medium-term notes programme of up to RM5 billion in nominal value based on the Shariah principle of Sustainability Sukuk Programme.
Acted for Lim Seong Hai Capital on its proposed listing on the LEAP Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities.
Advised OSK in respect of the development of various Shariah-compliant financing products offered by OSK Syariah Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of OSK Holdings.
Represented Lebuhraya Borneo Utara (LBU) in relation to the novation of its rights, obligations and liabilities under 11 work package contracts on the development and upgrading of the Pan Borneo Highway to the Federal Government. The firm advised LBU in relation to its settlement agreement with the Federal Government.
Representing Wawasan Rajawali, a subsidiary of OSK Property Holdings, in defending a suit over breach of contract brought by 122 homebuyers of a condominium project developed by WRSB in its mixed development in Cyberjaya.
Defending Newfields Property Management in an action brought by Maisson Residence for outstanding maintenance charges to sinking fund for its commercial parcel.
Iskandar Investment, Tri-Acres Realty