Lim Chee Wee Partnership




Lim Chee Wee Partnership generated immediate buzz upon its formation two years ago, and not without justification. The litigation boutique was founded by star litigators from Skrine. The well-versed team handles disputes across the full spectrum of commercial law, in addition to strong practices in insolvency, regulatory, and fraud and anti-corruption. Senior partner Lim Chee Wee, managing partner Lee Shih and partner Kwan Will Sen are key figures.

Client feedback

“User friendly; accurate and timely advice; personal touch.” – Dispute resolution

“Sound advice and strong research.” – Dispute resolution

Lim Chee Wee Partnership provides practical legal advice. They are very attentive to its clients and reachable. Works well under pressure. Charges reasonably.” – Dispute resolution

“Highly responsive, commercial and reliable pair of hands in Malaysia.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“The firm has strong partner involvement in files and are very innovative in terms of approach. Furthermore, the partners are easily contactable and accessible if required for urgent advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Good knowledge of law; great strategy and approach to tackle the legal issues; and deliverable.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Geraldine Goon

“Contactable where advise is required on an urgent basis.”

Nathalie Ker

“Receptive to feedback; attentive to client; easy to work with.”

Lee Shih

“Experts on Malaysian law; highly responsive; and familiar with the local market.”

“Very innovative and unafraid of trying new approaches. Strong legal knowledge as well.”

“Lee Shih is an up-and-coming restructuring name in Malaysia having worked on substantial deals and making new laws along the way.”

Will Sen Kwan and Chee Wee (Kelvin) Lim

“Direct and positive decision and approach. Research on similar cases and apply on in.”

Dispute resolution

Work highlights

Acting for Gumusut-Kakap Semi-Floating Production System Labuan, a wholly owned SPV of MISC in more than RM2 billion claim arbitration, adjudication proceedings and court litigation against Sabah Shell Petroleum Company. This is the largest ever arbitral claim in Malaysia.

Acting for AwanBiru Technology and its subsidiary Prestariang SKIN on a more than RM730 million claim against the government of Malaysia.

Acting for Toyota Tsusho (Malaysia), a subsidiary of a Japanese public company listed on both the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges, in a cross-border RM179 million fraud claim.

Key clients

CTOS Insights, Top Glove

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights

Acting for Boustead Naval Shipyard and a direct subsidiary of the public listed Boustead Holdings, a diversified Malaysian business conglomerate belonging to the Armed Forces Provident Fund, on the restructuring of its debts by way of a scheme of arrangement. This case concerns the restructuring of debts for the subsidiary of one of the leading government-linked companies in Malaysia, with the majority shareholding being the Armed Forces Provident Fund.

Key clients

Cryptopia, Prestariang SKIN