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Tay & Partners

Tay & Partners is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Johor BahruThe firm is particularly known for its competition strength and is active in both contentious and advisory matters. The firm also boasts expertise in the aviation and real estate sectors. Beng Chai Tay is key partner. Partner Wai Sum Teo left firm in December 2020.


Work highlights 

Acted for AerCap Irelandthe world's largest aircraft leasing company based in Dublin, in a cross-border international aviation dispute involving a Boeing 777 aircraft. This is the first aircraft arrest case ever happened in Malaysia. This case has also attracted immense attention from the international media and especially the aviation industry as it involves the national flag carrier of Pakistan and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.  

Acted for AirAsia in the first ever airlines’ competition case in Malaysia involving the country’s two major carriers, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia after the enactment of the Competition Act 2010. The landmark decision of the Court of Appeal will be instrumental in shaping the jurisprudence of competition law in Malaysia since it will provide clarity on the interpretation of the deeming provision. 

Key clients 

Financial Products GroupMC Aviation Partners 

 
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Highly regarded firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) has a sound reputation in the market, particularly for financing, capital markets and corporate work. The firm also provides strong expertise on energy and infrastructure projects, including road, rail and airport developments as well as petrochemical plants and local and offshore renewable energy projectsLilian LiewGilbert GanKee Hooi WongAmin Abdul Majid and Boo Seng Ong are key figures for banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A, energy, infrastructure, and IP, respectively.

Client feedback 

Timely turnaround time and commercially applicable advice. – Intellectual property 

Sound knowledge of the law and a pragmatic approach to litigation. Experienced partners manage litigation schedules and require minimal client supervision. – Intellectual property 

All departments are equally responsive. Personable and easy-going lawyers. Flexible billing arrangements.” – Real estate 

Patricia Chia 

Chia is thorough, responsive, and calm under pressure. Knows her subject matter well. Does not over-lawyer and always tries to find a practical solution. Very pleasant to work with. Responds even she is on leave! 

Boo Seng Ong 

Detail-oriented and willing to understand our business needs. 

Linda Wang 

ExperiencedUnderstands Malaysian law. Gives practical advice. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for UK Export Finance and BNP Paribas (Singapore branch) on the restructuring of instalment sale agreements Involving 2 Airbus A330 Aircraft operated by a Malaysian airline. 

 
Banking and finance
Adnan Sundra & Low

Since its establishment in 1975, Adnan Sundra & Low has maintained  a solid reputation in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A. The firm is a popular choice of counsel for banks and financial institutionto handle financial and corporate structuressecuritisations and regulatory capital instruments. It has a large market share of the debt capital markets deals in Malaysia. Key individuals include Deepak Sadasivan and Adrian Chee for banking and finance and capital markets, Edward Foo Yuen Ng for capital markets, and Adrian Chair and Chin Chin Wong for corporate and M&A.

Client feedback 

Sound advice, professional and solution-driven. – Capital markets 

The team was responsive. They were able to structure terms that are feasible commercially without compromising on the rights of investors from legal perspective. – Corporate and M&A 

Rodney D'cruz 

Personal touch, sound advice. 

Chai Ling Goh 

Chai Ling has been very responsive and has been able to propose legal solutions that are not compromising the commercial aspects.

 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Kerian Solar, joint venture between French utility giant ENGIE and local energy player TTL Energy, on the development and financing of 100MW large scale solar plant.

 
Albar & Partners

Comprising over 100 lawyers, Albar & Partners primarily focuses on banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&AIt is known for its breadth of experience in banking and finance transactions, including corporate and syndicated lending, Islamic finance and sukuk issuancesasset finance and project financeThe firm represents both local and international financial institutions including investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, as well as borrowers across various industry sectors. In addition, the firm is also active in M&A, IPOs, joint ventures, private equity and regulatory mattersSwee Loong Chung and Lily Chea Li Tan are key partners at the firm.

Client feedback 

Provides legal advice on debt capital market requirement. – Capital markets 

Clear legal advice. Innovative and out-of-the-box thinking. – Capital markets 

Swee Loong Chung 

Innovative approach. Problem-solving. 

Cassandra Hogg 

Always helpful and provides advice in line with the requirement of the company needs. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted as legal counsel for AmInvestment Bank as the principal adviser, arranger and bookrunner in the syndicated term financing-i facilities of up to RM620 million granted to TSSA Harta 

Key clients 

Maybank Investment Bank, OCBC Al-Amin Bank, RHB Investment Bank, RHB Islamic Bank, TGCB

 
HL Lee & Co

HL Lee & Co focuses on corporate and M&A with a wide range of industry sector expertise including consumer goods and services, manufacturing, real estate, plantation, education and insurance. King Koe Ng and Lay San Ng are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Advised a major Islamic financial institution in Malaysia in the granting of an Islamic contract financing facility of RM277 million to a wholly-owned subsidiary of a listed company to finance the construction and completion of an infrastructure project in Malaysia. 

 
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Renowned full-service law firm, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, 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. The firm had significant departures of senior partners including DP NabanRosli DahlanSaravana KumarOoi Bee Hong and Ong Eu Jin who set up a new firm called Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.

Client feedback 

Incredibly knowledgeable about the latest law and regulations. – Banking and finance

 

Work highlights 

Advised the syndicated lenders on legal issues and the documentation in respect of a debt restructuring exercise with Megasteel which involves the acquisition of the assets of Megasteel by the Lian Industries group 

Key clients 

Affin Hwang Investment Bank, Bank Pembangunan MalaysiaMaybank Islamic

 
Naqiz & Partners

Naqiz & Partners is adept in handling acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, project finance, private banking and syndicated facilities. The firm services clients from a range of sectors including energy, real estate and technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include Shamshul Iskandar Zulkifli for corporate commercial work and Brian Lew for technology.


Work highlights 

Advised and acted on behalf of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia in all matters relating to Islamic banking facilities to part finance the construction, commissioning, and completion of a new membrane bioreactor sewerage treatment plan facility in Kuala Lumpur.  

Key clients 

Malayan Banking, Maybank Asset Management, Maybank Islamic

 
Raja Darryl & Loh

Raja Darryl & Loh is frequently sought out by technology start-ups and other established companies for its extensive expertise in financial technology and digital banking. It is also experienced in various transactions including aviation finance, M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets. With its robust disputes practice, the firm is active in various contentious matters, including antitrust, construction, employment and tax cases. Phye Keat ChewChoon Hon LengRaja Eileen SorayaRavindra Kumar RengasamyVijey Mohana Krishnan and Tong Lai Ling are recommended for competition, construction, dispute resolution, employment, tax and technology, respectively.

Client feedback 

The lawyers are very professional in advising the embedded risk of our project contract conditions. – Infrastructure 

Partners are accessible, sound knowledge and good for straightforward construction disputes. – Dispute resolution  

Deep knowledge in the area. – Intellectual property 

Provides commercial and practical solutions. Strong partner oversight and direct engagement by partners in all mattersGood communication and easy access to partners and lawyers. – Intellectual property 

The firm was very responsive as well as very good value for money. The personnel I interacted with were professional and clear in their understanding (or not) of the subject matter. I fully appreciated the amount of prep work they put in before each call, which meant that I felt like my time was well spent. They were also not afraid to ask for clarifications to ensure a full understanding of their client and client's needs. – Technology and telecommunications 

Hon Leng Choon 

Very positive and we are satisfied with his service. 

Shirley Hor 

Accessible, sound knowledge. 

Yvonne Ong 

Provides commercial and pragmatic solutions. Good communications. 

Lai Ling Tong 

Very personable. Able to articulate a client's concerns well and provide practical options to solve problems. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised a bank that granted an unsecured revolving credit facility of $300 million to a public-listed Malaysian government-linked company. 

 
Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co is respected for its strength in advising clients from the financial services, energy, real estate and technology sectorsThe firm comprises of renowned practice groups with exceptional capabilities across whole range of practice areas including banking, corporate and M&A, construction, employment, intellectual property, competition and taxKey individuals include Anand Raj for competition and tax, Grace Yeoh for corporate and M&A, Rabindra Nathan for dispute resolution, Karen Abraham for IP, Sivabalah Nadarajah for employment and Ka Im Goh for tax.

Client feedback 

Shearn had a sound reputation and has been in practice for a very long time, very established. – Competition/antitrust 

The firm is able to provide me the comfort and confidence in their legal expertise. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are very professional and able to provide necessary advice within a short period of time. – Dispute resolution 

Fast, professional, reasonable, reliable, great client solicitor relationship. – Dispute resolution 

Ability to provide comprehensive and practical advice. – Dispute resolution 

The firm is extremely responsive and client-centric. Very happy to work with this firm. – Intellectual property 

The firm has well experienced partners who are knowledgeable and very responsive. – Intellectual property 

The attorneys are very responsive, answer questions clearly and provide very practical advice. The attorneys provide recommendations , and this is very useful. – Intellectual property 

The partners and associates are very knowledgeable, easily accessible, prompt response, provide regular updates on the progress of a matter. – Intellectual property 

Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. – Labour and employment 

The firm is extremely hard working and efficient and the quality of the instructions erudite and exceptionally full. It is a pleasure to work with it. – Media and entertainment 

Shearn Delamore & Co has always been a dependable team of experienced solicitors for us. We appreciate the strong partner involvement and dedication and support the team gave to us in meeting deadlines. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Very professional, highly responsive. – Shipping 

Karen Abraham 

Karen is a star when it comes to dealing IP matters and is able to provide me with sound commercially sensible options for achieving our goals. 

Rajasingam Gothandapani 

Raja is very responsive and provides timely and well-considered legal advice. 

Jimmy Liew 

Ability to provide the advice and also put it in practice. 

Very responsive and resourceful. 

Attentive; responsive; intelligent; hardworking; professional. 

Jyeshta Mahendran 

Jyeshta is always on top of matters, is very responsive, accessible and provides advise promptly. 

Responsiveness, high-quality work, regular updates on the status of the matters; and proactive with recommendations, good problem-solving skills. 

Sivabalah Nadarajah 

Knowledgeable and friendly. 

Rabindra Nathan 

Rabin is a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer whom I can safely rely on for advice. 

Anand Raj 

My employer company tends to select experts in the field and so for competition law, we believe Anand Raj is an expert in the area. He is very persistent and this helps in putting through our arguments in court etc. 

Indran Shanmuganathan  

Mr Indran is very knowledgeable, accessible, very prompt in his responses, provides straightforward and reliable advice , provides regular updates on the progress of a matter. 

Michelle Wong 

We appreciate Michelle's commitment to meeting our deadlines despite the odd hours. Michelle is quick to understand the issue at hand and our requirements and provided comprehensive advice that met our needs. 

Mei Ken Yee 

Ken is quite superb - a total professional. Very committed and industrious, and charming. He is user friendly and has a vast knowledge of the relevant case law. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for Malayan Banking in respect of the banking facilities of up to RM440 million granted to LSS3 Pekan for purposes of, inter alia, part financing the project costs relating to the design, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of a large scale solar photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of 100MWac located in Mukim Kuala Pahang, Daerah Pekan, Pahang. 

Key clients 

Cainiao KLIA Aeropolis, HSBC Bank Malaysia, OCBC Bank (Malaysia)United Overseas Bank

 
Shook Lin & Bok

With over 100 years of history, Shook Lin & Bok has strong presence in the areas of banking and finance, competition, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. The firm is valued for its expertise in providing guidance to clients across the financial services and technology and telecommunications sectors. Among many notable practitioners, key partners include Jalalullail Othman for banking and finance, Sin Min Yoong for disputes and Michael Soo for intellectual property. Banking and finance partner Karen Kaur left the firm in June 2020. 

Client feedback 

They have experienced lawyers with good knowledge on construction dispute. The firm’s research on the subject matter is very thorough and it is able to prepare the witness well in the proceeding. – Construction 

Competent and hardworking.” – Dispute resolution 

Reachable always. Returns calls as soon as it can. Sound advice given based on experience and latest legal position. – Labour and employment 

Provided and guided us on the processes and the legal documents to go along with it.” – Labour and employment 

Victoria Loi Tien Fen 

She is 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. 

Mehala Marimuthoo 

Responsive. Experienced. Knowledgeable. 

Very good knowledge in the subject matter and has good track record on the industrial courts. 

Hooi Huang Ng 

Accountable, diligent, very business-minded and commercially savvy.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advised a Malaysian financial institution on the financing of RM5 million loan facility for the development of a solar photovoltaic project and the issuance of non-financial guarantee for tender guarantee or performance guarantee in relation to the project.

 
Skrine

With long-standing practices and an established reputation in the market, Skrine maintains robust track record across most practice areas and sectors. The firm’s client base includes state-owned enterpriseand major companies from the TMT, financial services, energy, infrastructure and real estate industriesThe firm is particularly savvy and active in handling cross-border transactions and disputes across the region. Ivan LooJanet Lai Heng LooiWai Hong LeongGuan Huat KhooCharmayne Poh Yin Ong and Selvamalar Alagaratnam are recommended for construction, corporate and M&A, disputes, intellectual property and technologyand employment law, respectively. Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Hafidah Aman Hashim, both specialised in banking and finance, joined firm as partners from Mohamed Ridza & Co in December 2020.

Client feedback 

Skrine is well-resourced and professional. It has expertise in many practice areas and thus, is able to provide all-rounded solution for matters you engage them for. The firm is also familiar with the industry.” – Banking and finance 

High level of professionalism and pragmatic. The banking and finance team is very skilled and knowledgeable in this area of practice. The partners and lawyers are always very accessible and respond very quickly to matters. The services provided are of high quality. Charges are reasonable commensurate with quality of work delivered. – Banking and finance 

Efficient, professional and training provided is well-prepared.” – Competition/antitrust 

Skrine handled our cases in a professional and timely manner. The legal advice provided is accurate and thoroughly researched. – Construction 

It has a diverse team in nearly every area of law. The team is very energetic, young and responsive.” – Construction 

Good knowledge of the CIPAA 2012 and was able to advise on the critical essentials so as to file a proper and valid claim.” – Construction 

Always available, very responsive. Understands the client's needs and provides straight-to-the-point advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Pro-active and responds in a timely manner. Cost-effective whilst providing sound and effective advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsive, professional and reputable.” – Dispute resolution 

Solid technical expertise and experience coupled with effective tactical plan.”  Dispute resolution 

Professional and knowledgeable in the energy sector. Response timely.” – Energy  

Technically very sound and responsive.  Professional, accessible, reliable and commercial. It is resourceful and is able to cover wide spectrum of work. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Fariz Abdul Aziz 

Deep industry and country knowledge. Provides straight-to-the-point advice. Prepared to offer pragmatic solutions. Always available. Very responsive despite time difference. 

Claudia Cheah 

Cheah always puts her client's needs first. She attends to feedbacks immediately. We can trust her with our legal matters as she will ensure to address all obstacles.” 

She thinks out of the box and gives commercially sound and practical advice. She is very quick in her response time and highly dependable. She has great communication skills and very approachable. 

Jillian Chia 

Chia is very responsive and understands how demanding our clients are. She is able to work well in meeting the deadlines, which are sometimes quite unreasonable of clients. 

Richard Khoo 

Responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai 

He is not only a very reliable, efficient and trustworthy solicitor, but he also works with highest integrity for as long as I have worked with him. He also takes good care of his wellbeing as to be able to provide fast and spot on legal advice for our company whenever he is called upon to do so. 

Jocelyn Lim 

She is a competent and dedicated lawyer. Knows her stuff but at the same time not afraid to admit the need to undertake further research before providing her opinion on certain matters.” 

Quick in response and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.” 

Solid technical advice and strategy.” 

Vijay Raj 

He is very proactive and knowledgeable. Provides creative solutions to client's problem. 

Shi Wen Tan 

Proactive and knowledgeable. Willing to go the extra mile to get things done. 

Friendly and efficientAble to provide information for difficult inquires. 

Chee Lin Wong 

Technically very sound and clear on legal issues. Responsive and charge reasonably.”

 

Work highlights 

Acted for CIMB Bank on a RM100 million sustainability-linked loan (SLL) in the form of a revolving credit facility to Sarawak Energy, for its youth education sustainability programmes. 

 
Wong & Partners

Wong & Partners is a member firm of Baker McKenzie and has strong expertise in corporate and M&A, intellectual property, and tax where the firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in our tables. In addition to being highly ranked across several practice areas, the firm also has extensive industry knowledge in banking and financial services, consumer goods and services, infrastructure, real estate, and technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include Mark Lim for banking and finance, Brian Chia and Andre Gan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Kherk Ying Chew for IP and Adeline Wong for tax. Partner Siaw Wan Lim departed to Christopher & Lee Ong in November 2020. Dispute partner Arief Emran Arifin also left firm in April 2021. The firm hired IP lawyer Sonia Ong as partner in May 2020. 

Client feedback 

Ai Leen Tang 

She has all-round knowledge about corporate real estate.

 

Work highlights 

Acted as Malaysian law counsel to a syndicate of international lenders, including JPMorgan Chase Bank, UBS AG and The Siam Commercial Bank Public Companyin connection with the acquisition financing facilities of up to $4 billion granted to CRetail Development Company. 

Acted as the lead counsel and assisted with the arrangement of the facilities to finance the subscription of shares in PT Bintan Alumina Indonesia by Press Metal Aluminium Holdings. 

Key clients 

Coara MarangMaybank Investment Bank

 
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Highly regarded firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) has a sound reputation in the market, particularly for financing, capital markets and corporate work. The firm also provides strong expertise on energy and infrastructure projects, including road, rail and airport developments as well as petrochemical plants and local and offshore renewable energy projectsLilian LiewGilbert GanKee Hooi WongAmin Abdul Majid and Boo Seng Ong are key figures for banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A, energy, infrastructure, and IP, respectively.

Client feedback 

Timely turnaround time and commercially applicable advice. – Intellectual property 

Sound knowledge of the law and a pragmatic approach to litigation. Experienced partners manage litigation schedules and require minimal client supervision. – Intellectual property 

All departments are equally responsive. Personable and easy-going lawyers. Flexible billing arrangements.” – Real estate 

Patricia Chia 

Chia is thorough, responsive, and calm under pressure. Knows her subject matter well. Does not over-lawyer and always tries to find a practical solution. Very pleasant to work with. Responds even she is on leave! 

Boo Seng Ong 

Detail-oriented and willing to understand our business needs. 

Linda Wang 

ExperiencedUnderstands Malaysian law. Gives practical advice. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted as the Malaysian legal counsel to ING Bank (Singapore branchon a term loan facility granted to Armada. 

Key clients 

Deutsche Bank (Singapore branch)Hong Leong Bank 

 
Zain & Co

Founded in 1970 by Zain Azahari Zainal Abidinfull-service firm Zain & Co is actively involved in many transactions and projects in the country. It has diverse corporate and banking and finance practiceassisting clients on a range of M&A, private equity and financing mandates. The firm is also well versed in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Salwah Abdul Shukor is a key corporate partner at the firm. Since 2018, the firm is a member of Dentons and has access to its support network across 170 locations in over 70 countries.  

Client feedback 

They respond quickly and efficiently. The advice given is always on point and accurate. – Construction  

Responsive and able to meet the required fast turnaround and provide commercial pointers. – Corporate and M&A 

Partner is very hands-on and accessible.” – Corporate and M&A 

The firm has always been responsive and swift in providing advice. Its knowledge in recent developments is impressive. – Dispute resolution 

Zain & Co is very professional, efficient and accurate, yet it gives us as a client a personal follow-up and it is very easy to work with. – Oil and gas 

Professional and gives accurate advice. Efficient in time management and billing clarity. All the members of the firm are very experienced, the staff are well trained and experienced. Depending on the matter, the appropriate member will be called upon. – Private client 

The partner in charge is very hands-on and easily accessible, providing legal solutions to commercial issues to ensure the company's needs are addressed and well protected. – Real estate 

Very thorough and quick responses.” – Shipping  

Sharmini Durai 

Listens to clients’ needs and gives good advice. 

PaulinNgiam 

Approachable and able to explain clearly in layman terms. 

She makes the client feels comfortable and listens attentively.” 

RebeccaSelvaraj 

Selvaraj is always very responsive and works to a very high standard.” 

Selvaraj was my first contact person when I reached out to Zain & Co asking for legal representation. She has extensive experience relevant to my needs, and she handles and supervises all my cases efficiently and personally. 

Anita Sockalingam 

Credits to Anita Sockalingam and her associate Raneesha Thayalan who have never failed us in giving first class legal services. 

Zain Azlan Zain Azahari 

He is knowledgeable and experienced in the industry. He understands the business point of view and  offers solutions and structures to ensure the company's interests is well protected. He also has a warm and obliging nature and is always pleasant to work with. 

 

Work highlights 

Advising the Tat Hong group of companiesspecifically its Malaysian associate companies, in respect of new supplemental agreements to existing principal financing documents.

 
Capital markets
Adnan Sundra & Low

Since its establishment in 1975, Adnan Sundra & Low has maintained  a solid reputation in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A. The firm is a popular choice of counsel for banks and financial institutionto handle financial and corporate structuressecuritisations and regulatory capital instruments. It has a large market share of the debt capital markets deals in Malaysia. Key individuals include Deepak Sadasivan and Adrian Chee for banking and finance and capital markets, Edward Foo Yuen Ng for capital markets, and Adrian Chair and Chin Chin Wong for corporate and M&A.

Client feedback 

Sound advice, professional and solution-driven. – Capital markets 

The team was responsive. They were able to structure terms that are feasible commercially without compromising on the rights of investors from legal perspective. – Corporate and M&A 

Rodney D'cruz 

Personal touch, sound advice. 

Chai Ling Goh 

Chai Ling has been very responsive and has been able to propose legal solutions that are not compromising the commercial aspects.

 

 

Work highlights 

Advised five banks including Merrill Lynch (Singapore) and Citigroup Global Markets the arrangers and dealers on PETRONAS Capital’s issue of $6 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S bonds.  

Acted as domestic underwriters’ counsel on Mr DIY Group’s IPO on the Bursa Malaysia’s Main MarketThe listing is Malaysia's largest IPO in three years and the biggest listing of a retailer to date.  

Key clients 

Hong Leong Investment Bank, HSBC Amanah MalaysiaJPMorgan Securities, RHB Investment Bank

 
Albar & Partners

Comprising over 100 lawyers, Albar & Partners primarily focuses on banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&AIt is known for its breadth of experience in banking and finance transactions, including corporate and syndicated lending, Islamic finance and sukuk issuancesasset finance and project financeThe firm represents both local and international financial institutions including investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, as well as borrowers across various industry sectors. In addition, the firm is also active in M&A, IPOs, joint ventures, private equity and regulatory mattersSwee Loong Chung and Lily Chea Li Tan are key partners at the firm.

Client feedback 

Provides legal advice on debt capital market requirement. – Capital markets 

Clear legal advice. Innovative and out-of-the-box thinking. – Capital markets 

Swee Loong Chung 

Innovative approach. Problem-solving. 

Cassandra Hogg 

Always helpful and provides advice in line with the requirement of the company needs. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for Mr DIY Group on its IPO on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities. This is the largest IPO in Malaysia by market capitalisation in three years. 

Key clients 

Serba Dinamik Holdings

 
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

In June 2018, Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff merged to form a firm well recognised and lauded for its wide-ranging offering including corporate, finance, dispute resolution and IP practicesIts expertise in cross-border disputes attracts a variety of work from state-owned enterprises  and multinationals. The firm is particularly active in serving clients in the consumer goods and services sector including food and beverage, fashion brands and electronics. Key partners include Ming Li Tan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Christopher Leong for dispute resolution and Cindy Goh for IP.

Client feedback 

Fast response, knowledge of the law, understand the needs of the business. – Dispute resolution 

Partners are knowledgeable and understand the business very well. Able to provide fast and accurate response. – Dispute resolution  

The firm is responsive, professional, effective and has the initiative to work independently. – Dispute resolution  

High availability and clear recommendations in emails. – Dispute resolution  

Janet Chai 

Fast response, knowledge of the law, understand the needs of the business, ability to come up with solutions that meet the needs of the business. 

Very responsive, excellent knowledge of the law, advice suits the needs of the business. 

Very professional, responsive and knowledgeable. She has unfailingly protected our interests and never let us down. 

Cindy Goh 

High availability and personal handling of the matter. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Iskandar Waterfront Holdings on its proposed listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities. 

Acted for a construction and infrastructure specialist Aneka Jaringan Holdings on its IPO on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities 

Key clients 

HPP Holdings, Maybank Investment Bank, SamAiden Group, Tuju Setia

 
Jeff Leong Poon & Wong

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.


Work highlights 

Acted as Malaysian counsel for the listing of Southern Alliance Mining on the Catalist of the Singapore Stock Exchange.

 
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Renowned full-service law firm, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, 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. The firm had significant departures of senior partners including DP NabanRosli DahlanSaravana KumarOoi Bee Hong and Ong Eu Jin who set up a new firm called Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.

Client feedback 

Incredibly knowledgeable about the latest law and regulations. – Banking and finance

 

Work highlights 

Acted for WCE Holdings in their capital fundraising involving the rights issuance of new redeemable convertible preference shares in WCE for the West Coast Expressway project spanning across the West Coast of the Malaysian Peninsula.

 
Murad Yee Partnership

Murad Yee Partnership’s core focus areas include banking and finance, corporate and M&A and private equityIt regularly assists government-linked corporations, foreign entities and subsidiaries of multinational companies. With its associate firm, Murad & Foo based in Pulau Pinang, the firm’s combined professional strength totals 20 fee earners. Fook Weng Yee and Ken Nie Kuay are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Acting as the lead and Malaysian local counsel for Hibiscus Petroleum in relation to its issuance, placement and listing of Islamic convertible redeemable preference shares (ICRPS) up to RM2 billion in value. 

 
Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co is respected for its strength in advising clients from the financial services, energy, real estate and technology sectorsThe firm comprises of renowned practice groups with exceptional capabilities across whole range of practice areas including banking, corporate and M&A, construction, employment, intellectual property, competition and taxKey individuals include Anand Raj for competition and tax, Grace Yeoh for corporate and M&A, Rabindra Nathan for dispute resolution, Karen Abraham for IP, Sivabalah Nadarajah for employment and Ka Im Goh for tax.

Client feedback 

Shearn had a sound reputation and has been in practice for a very long time, very established. – Competition/antitrust 

The firm is able to provide me the comfort and confidence in their legal expertise. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are very professional and able to provide necessary advice within a short period of time. – Dispute resolution 

Fast, professional, reasonable, reliable, great client solicitor relationship. – Dispute resolution 

Ability to provide comprehensive and practical advice. – Dispute resolution 

The firm is extremely responsive and client-centric. Very happy to work with this firm. – Intellectual property 

The firm has well experienced partners who are knowledgeable and very responsive. – Intellectual property 

The attorneys are very responsive, answer questions clearly and provide very practical advice. The attorneys provide recommendations , and this is very useful. – Intellectual property 

The partners and associates are very knowledgeable, easily accessible, prompt response, provide regular updates on the progress of a matter. – Intellectual property 

Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. – Labour and employment 

The firm is extremely hard working and efficient and the quality of the instructions erudite and exceptionally full. It is a pleasure to work with it. – Media and entertainment 

Shearn Delamore & Co has always been a dependable team of experienced solicitors for us. We appreciate the strong partner involvement and dedication and support the team gave to us in meeting deadlines. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Very professional, highly responsive. – Shipping 

Karen Abraham 

Karen is a star when it comes to dealing IP matters and is able to provide me with sound commercially sensible options for achieving our goals. 

Rajasingam Gothandapani 

Raja is very responsive and provides timely and well-considered legal advice. 

Jimmy Liew 

Ability to provide the advice and also put it in practice. 

Very responsive and resourceful. 

Attentive; responsive; intelligent; hardworking; professional. 

Jyeshta Mahendran 

Jyeshta is always on top of matters, is very responsive, accessible and provides advise promptly. 

Responsiveness, high-quality work, regular updates on the status of the matters; and proactive with recommendations, good problem-solving skills. 

Sivabalah Nadarajah 

Knowledgeable and friendly. 

Rabindra Nathan 

Rabin is a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer whom I can safely rely on for advice. 

Anand Raj 

My employer company tends to select experts in the field and so for competition law, we believe Anand Raj is an expert in the area. He is very persistent and this helps in putting through our arguments in court etc. 

Indran Shanmuganathan  

Mr Indran is very knowledgeable, accessible, very prompt in his responses, provides straightforward and reliable advice , provides regular updates on the progress of a matter. 

Michelle Wong 

We appreciate Michelle's commitment to meeting our deadlines despite the odd hours. Michelle is quick to understand the issue at hand and our requirements and provided comprehensive advice that met our needs. 

Mei Ken Yee 

Ken is quite superb - a total professional. Very committed and industrious, and charming. He is user friendly and has a vast knowledge of the relevant case law. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for the lead arranger RHB Investment Bank in respect of the Islamic MTN programme of up to RM1 billion and Islamic commercial papers programme of up to RM1 billion by Gas Malaysia Distribution.

 
Wei Chien & Partners

Wei Chien & Partners has extensive experience in both debt and equity capital markets transactions. During the research period, the firm was actively involved in various fund, asset management and general capital markets advisory workWei Chien LimOoi Syn Chieh and Mae Khee Chong are key figures.


Work highlights 

Advised Artroniq on the private placement of new ordinary shares.

 
Wong & Partners

Wong & Partners is a member firm of Baker McKenzie and has strong expertise in corporate and M&A, intellectual property, and tax where the firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in our tables. In addition to being highly ranked across several practice areas, the firm also has extensive industry knowledge in banking and financial services, consumer goods and services, infrastructure, real estate, and technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include Mark Lim for banking and finance, Brian Chia and Andre Gan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Kherk Ying Chew for IP and Adeline Wong for tax. Partner Siaw Wan Lim departed to Christopher & Lee Ong in November 2020. Dispute partner Arief Emran Arifin also left firm in April 2021. The firm hired IP lawyer Sonia Ong as partner in May 2020. 

Client feedback 

Ai Leen Tang 

She has all-round knowledge about corporate real estate.

 

Work highlights 

Represented Maybank Investment Bank as the principal adviser and lead arranger in connection with Guan Chong’s inaugural establishment of an Islamic medium term notes programme. The issuer group is the largest cocoa bean processor in Asia and the fourth largest cocoa bean processor globally in terms of grinding capacity. This is the first Islamic debt capital market transaction of the issuer. 

 
Wong Beh & Toh

Established in 2002, Wong Beh & Toh is particularly known for equity capital markets transactions. It is active in IPOs and transfer listings. Besides, the firm also advises clients on general corporate and M&A matters including inbound and outbound investments. Wong Tat Chung, Patricia Toh and Cynthia Toh are key partners.


Work highlights 

Advised Kejuruteraan Asastera on its transfer listing from Ace Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities to the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities. 

Acted for Tashin Holdings on its IPO on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities. 

 
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Highly regarded firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) has a sound reputation in the market, particularly for financing, capital markets and corporate work. The firm also provides strong expertise on energy and infrastructure projects, including road, rail and airport developments as well as petrochemical plants and local and offshore renewable energy projectsLilian LiewGilbert GanKee Hooi WongAmin Abdul Majid and Boo Seng Ong are key figures for banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A, energy, infrastructure, and IP, respectively.

Client feedback 

Timely turnaround time and commercially applicable advice. – Intellectual property 

Sound knowledge of the law and a pragmatic approach to litigation. Experienced partners manage litigation schedules and require minimal client supervision. – Intellectual property 

All departments are equally responsive. Personable and easy-going lawyers. Flexible billing arrangements.” – Real estate 

Patricia Chia 

Chia is thorough, responsive, and calm under pressure. Knows her subject matter well. Does not over-lawyer and always tries to find a practical solution. Very pleasant to work with. Responds even she is on leave! 

Boo Seng Ong 

Detail-oriented and willing to understand our business needs. 

Linda Wang 

ExperiencedUnderstands Malaysian law. Gives practical advice. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for Axiata SPV5 (Labuan) on the issuance of Sukuk notes under the $1.5 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme. The sukuk was issued during the pandemic and it also marked the highest value offering out of Malaysia for the last five yearsThis was one of the most oversubscribed deals in Asia over the last 12 months. 

Key clients 

Dialog GroupTenaga Nasional

 
Zul Rafique & Partners

Zul Rafique & Partners maintains a solid reputation for its banking and finance, capital markets, construction and employment expertise. It has a standout banking practicehighly respected for its handling of complex debt restructuring, asset-backed securities, Islamic and project finance. The firm is also skilled in debt capital markets work, particularly with sukuksMei Mei Loh and Jayasingam Poopalasingam are key partners for banking and finance and labour and employment respectivelyPartner Ai Leen Tang departed to Wong & Partners in December 2020.

Client feedback 

Swift and detail responses.” – Labour and employment 

Excellent technical knowledge. Efficient. Partners are accessible at any time and make every effort to respond to us promptly. Fees are fair and reasonable.” – Labour and employment 

Sound legal advice. Dynamic, proactive and understands the client's position when providing resolution of issues. – Labour and employment 

Fast, reliable, good advice and high quality.” – Labour and employment 

Thavaselvi Pararajasingam 

She is a brilliant orator who presents her arguments convincinglyKnowledgeable and well prepared.” 

Hands-on and efficient with excellent technical knowledge.” 

Keat Ching Wong 

Good advice, responsive, technically sound.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advised on the post-issuance revisions to the principal terms and conditions of the Islamic Medium term notes programme of RM4.5 billion in nominal value based on the Shariah principle of Musharakah established by Sime Darby Property. 

Acted for Maybank Investment BankRHB Investment BankStandard Chartered Saadiq and HSBC Amanah Malaysiain the Islamic medium term notes programme and an Islamic commercial papers programme with a combined aggregate limit of up to RM2 billion.

 
Competition/antitrust
Raja Darryl & Loh

Raja Darryl & Loh is frequently sought out by technology start-ups and other established companies for its extensive expertise in financial technology and digital banking. It is also experienced in various transactions including aviation finance, M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets. With its robust disputes practice, the firm is active in various contentious matters, including antitrust, construction, employment and tax cases. Phye Keat ChewChoon Hon LengRaja Eileen SorayaRavindra Kumar RengasamyVijey Mohana Krishnan and Tong Lai Ling are recommended for competition, construction, dispute resolution, employment, tax and technology, respectively.

Client feedback 

The lawyers are very professional in advising the embedded risk of our project contract conditions. – Infrastructure 

Partners are accessible, sound knowledge and good for straightforward construction disputes. – Dispute resolution  

Deep knowledge in the area. – Intellectual property 

Provides commercial and practical solutions. Strong partner oversight and direct engagement by partners in all mattersGood communication and easy access to partners and lawyers. – Intellectual property 

The firm was very responsive as well as very good value for money. The personnel I interacted with were professional and clear in their understanding (or not) of the subject matter. I fully appreciated the amount of prep work they put in before each call, which meant that I felt like my time was well spent. They were also not afraid to ask for clarifications to ensure a full understanding of their client and client's needs. – Technology and telecommunications 

Hon Leng Choon 

Very positive and we are satisfied with his service. 

Shirley Hor 

Accessible, sound knowledge. 

Yvonne Ong 

Provides commercial and pragmatic solutions. Good communications. 

Lai Ling Tong 

Very personable. Able to articulate a client's concerns well and provide practical options to solve problems. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised four insurers involved in motor insurance products in an appeal against the final decision issued by the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) against Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysiathe national trade association of all licensed direct and reinsurance companies for general insurance in Malaysia, and 22 general insurersThe ultimate decision will have an impact on the business of all insurance companies.

 
Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co is respected for its strength in advising clients from the financial services, energy, real estate and technology sectorsThe firm comprises of renowned practice groups with exceptional capabilities across whole range of practice areas including banking, corporate and M&A, construction, employment, intellectual property, competition and taxKey individuals include Anand Raj for competition and tax, Grace Yeoh for corporate and M&A, Rabindra Nathan for dispute resolution, Karen Abraham for IP, Sivabalah Nadarajah for employment and Ka Im Goh for tax.

Client feedback 

Shearn had a sound reputation and has been in practice for a very long time, very established. – Competition/antitrust 

The firm is able to provide me the comfort and confidence in their legal expertise. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are very professional and able to provide necessary advice within a short period of time. – Dispute resolution 

Fast, professional, reasonable, reliable, great client solicitor relationship. – Dispute resolution 

Ability to provide comprehensive and practical advice. – Dispute resolution 

The firm is extremely responsive and client-centric. Very happy to work with this firm. – Intellectual property 

The firm has well experienced partners who are knowledgeable and very responsive. – Intellectual property 

The attorneys are very responsive, answer questions clearly and provide very practical advice. The attorneys provide recommendations , and this is very useful. – Intellectual property 

The partners and associates are very knowledgeable, easily accessible, prompt response, provide regular updates on the progress of a matter. – Intellectual property 

Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. – Labour and employment 

The firm is extremely hard working and efficient and the quality of the instructions erudite and exceptionally full. It is a pleasure to work with it. – Media and entertainment 

Shearn Delamore & Co has always been a dependable team of experienced solicitors for us. We appreciate the strong partner involvement and dedication and support the team gave to us in meeting deadlines. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Very professional, highly responsive. – Shipping 

Karen Abraham 

Karen is a star when it comes to dealing IP matters and is able to provide me with sound commercially sensible options for achieving our goals. 

Rajasingam Gothandapani 

Raja is very responsive and provides timely and well-considered legal advice. 

Jimmy Liew 

Ability to provide the advice and also put it in practice. 

Very responsive and resourceful. 

Attentive; responsive; intelligent; hardworking; professional. 

Jyeshta Mahendran 

Jyeshta is always on top of matters, is very responsive, accessible and provides advise promptly. 

Responsiveness, high-quality work, regular updates on the status of the matters; and proactive with recommendations, good problem-solving skills. 

Sivabalah Nadarajah 

Knowledgeable and friendly. 

Rabindra Nathan 

Rabin is a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer whom I can safely rely on for advice. 

Anand Raj 

My employer company tends to select experts in the field and so for competition law, we believe Anand Raj is an expert in the area. He is very persistent and this helps in putting through our arguments in court etc. 

Indran Shanmuganathan  

Mr Indran is very knowledgeable, accessible, very prompt in his responses, provides straightforward and reliable advice , provides regular updates on the progress of a matter. 

Michelle Wong 

We appreciate Michelle's commitment to meeting our deadlines despite the odd hours. Michelle is quick to understand the issue at hand and our requirements and provided comprehensive advice that met our needs. 

Mei Ken Yee 

Ken is quite superb - a total professional. Very committed and industrious, and charming. He is user friendly and has a vast knowledge of the relevant case law. 

 

Work highlights 

Assisted an international airline company in filing a notice and application for an anticipated merger in what is considered to be the first merger control notification case under the new Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015. 

 
Shook Lin & Bok

With over 100 years of history, Shook Lin & Bok has strong presence in the areas of banking and finance, competition, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. The firm is valued for its expertise in providing guidance to clients across the financial services and technology and telecommunications sectors. Among many notable practitioners, key partners include Jalalullail Othman for banking and finance, Sin Min Yoong for disputes and Michael Soo for intellectual property. Banking and finance partner Karen Kaur left the firm in June 2020. 

Client feedback 

They have experienced lawyers with good knowledge on construction dispute. The firm’s research on the subject matter is very thorough and it is able to prepare the witness well in the proceeding. – Construction 

Competent and hardworking.” – Dispute resolution 

Reachable always. Returns calls as soon as it can. Sound advice given based on experience and latest legal position. – Labour and employment 

Provided and guided us on the processes and the legal documents to go along with it.” – Labour and employment 

Victoria Loi Tien Fen 

She is 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. 

Mehala Marimuthoo 

Responsive. Experienced. Knowledgeable. 

Very good knowledge in the subject matter and has good track record on the industrial courts. 

Hooi Huang Ng 

Accountable, diligent, very business-minded and commercially savvy.” 

 

Work highlights 

Represented a service provider of ro-ro vessels in Langkawi in defending competition law infringement claim issued by the MyCC in respect of a potential fixing of fares for ro-ro vessels. 

Representing Great Eastern General Insurance (GEGM) in an appeal brought by the MyCC involving an alleged competition law infringement in relation to the agreement between General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the Federation of Automobile Workshop Owners' Association of Malaysia, concerning labour hourly rates and discount rates for parts of vehicles. The case involved one of the highest penalties imposed by the MyCC thus far, which is in the sum of RM173.66 million.

 
Skrine

With long-standing practices and an established reputation in the market, Skrine maintains robust track record across most practice areas and sectors. The firm’s client base includes state-owned enterpriseand major companies from the TMT, financial services, energy, infrastructure and real estate industriesThe firm is particularly savvy and active in handling cross-border transactions and disputes across the region. Ivan LooJanet Lai Heng LooiWai Hong LeongGuan Huat KhooCharmayne Poh Yin Ong and Selvamalar Alagaratnam are recommended for construction, corporate and M&A, disputes, intellectual property and technologyand employment law, respectively. Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Hafidah Aman Hashim, both specialised in banking and finance, joined firm as partners from Mohamed Ridza & Co in December 2020.

Client feedback 

Skrine is well-resourced and professional. It has expertise in many practice areas and thus, is able to provide all-rounded solution for matters you engage them for. The firm is also familiar with the industry.” – Banking and finance 

High level of professionalism and pragmatic. The banking and finance team is very skilled and knowledgeable in this area of practice. The partners and lawyers are always very accessible and respond very quickly to matters. The services provided are of high quality. Charges are reasonable commensurate with quality of work delivered. – Banking and finance 

Efficient, professional and training provided is well-prepared.” – Competition/antitrust 

Skrine handled our cases in a professional and timely manner. The legal advice provided is accurate and thoroughly researched. – Construction 

It has a diverse team in nearly every area of law. The team is very energetic, young and responsive.” – Construction 

Good knowledge of the CIPAA 2012 and was able to advise on the critical essentials so as to file a proper and valid claim.” – Construction 

Always available, very responsive. Understands the client's needs and provides straight-to-the-point advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Pro-active and responds in a timely manner. Cost-effective whilst providing sound and effective advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsive, professional and reputable.” – Dispute resolution 

Solid technical expertise and experience coupled with effective tactical plan.”  Dispute resolution 

Professional and knowledgeable in the energy sector. Response timely.” – Energy  

Technically very sound and responsive.  Professional, accessible, reliable and commercial. It is resourceful and is able to cover wide spectrum of work. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Fariz Abdul Aziz 

Deep industry and country knowledge. Provides straight-to-the-point advice. Prepared to offer pragmatic solutions. Always available. Very responsive despite time difference. 

Claudia Cheah 

Cheah always puts her client's needs first. She attends to feedbacks immediately. We can trust her with our legal matters as she will ensure to address all obstacles.” 

She thinks out of the box and gives commercially sound and practical advice. She is very quick in her response time and highly dependable. She has great communication skills and very approachable. 

Jillian Chia 

Chia is very responsive and understands how demanding our clients are. She is able to work well in meeting the deadlines, which are sometimes quite unreasonable of clients. 

Richard Khoo 

Responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai 

He is not only a very reliable, efficient and trustworthy solicitor, but he also works with highest integrity for as long as I have worked with him. He also takes good care of his wellbeing as to be able to provide fast and spot on legal advice for our company whenever he is called upon to do so. 

Jocelyn Lim 

She is a competent and dedicated lawyer. Knows her stuff but at the same time not afraid to admit the need to undertake further research before providing her opinion on certain matters.” 

Quick in response and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.” 

Solid technical advice and strategy.” 

Vijay Raj 

He is very proactive and knowledgeable. Provides creative solutions to client's problem. 

Shi Wen Tan 

Proactive and knowledgeable. Willing to go the extra mile to get things done. 

Friendly and efficientAble to provide information for difficult inquires. 

Chee Lin Wong 

Technically very sound and clear on legal issues. Responsive and charge reasonably.”

 

Work highlights 

Represented AIAAIG Malaysia InsuranceAXA Affin General Insurance and Zurich Insurance Malaysia in the investigation brought by the MyCC on an agreement to fix the parts trade discount at 25% for six vehicle makes. This matter is the largest fine proposed by the MyCC to date. 

 
Tay & Partners

Tay & Partners is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Johor BahruThe firm is particularly known for its competition strength and is active in both contentious and advisory matters. The firm also boasts expertise in the aviation and real estate sectors. Beng Chai Tay is key partner. Partner Wai Sum Teo left firm in December 2020.


Work highlights 

Acted for Grab concerning MyCC’s allegations of Grab’s abuse of dominant position by imposing restrictive clauses on its drivers and preventing them from promoting and providing advertising services. This case received public scrutiny and publicity due to the traction and publicity on digital and technology solutions, especially considering Grab is the first decacorn in Southeast Asia and the proposed decision concerns alleged abusive practices affecting Grab’s driver-partners. 

Key clients 

Bosch GroupIsuzu MotorsNovatisWasco Energy Group 

 
Construction
Gan Partnership

Dispute resolution specialist firm Gan Partnership is a new entrant to the asialaw ranking tables. Apart from general disputes, the firm also has substantial strength in construction, IPand in labour and employment. Key figures include Khong Aik Gan for commercial disputes, Joon Liang Foo for construction and Bahari Yeow for IP.

Client feedback 

They provide practical advice, taking into account commercial aspects of it when we require their professional opinion for our company to gauge our legal position. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive and revert promptly with direct and no-nonsense advice. Consistently deliver commercially conscious results to the Company. Provide comprehensive and well-thought-out advice in the simplest way for easy understanding and decision making. Always protect client to the max while putting them on a sure legal and regulatory footing, but also impresses in a business advisory role. – Dispute resolution 

Sound and in-depth knowledge in the subject matter coupled with highly trained professionals attending to the clients. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive even on weekends or public holidays. – Dispute resolution 

Khong Aik Gan 

Listens, understands and provides good solutions to problems. 

He has managed to put us in a favourable situation to win the legal case. 

Calm and composed all the time. Highly knowledgeable. Quick thinker and able to offer wise and practical solution to the issues faced. 

Friendly, down to earth, knowledgeable and responsive. 

Bahari Yeow 

Bahari provides practical advice and pragmatic approach, taking into account commercial aspects of it when we require their professional opinion for our company to gauge our legal position. 

Bahari is friendly, approachable, experienced and knowledgeable in the field of TMT. He is not merely advising on the law, he is also committed to solving business problems. Hassle-free. Just throw all the queries and problems to him and his deliverable will rest assured achieve the strategy.”

 

Work highlights 

Acted for CT Indah Construction in the landmark case on section 30 of Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court. 

Represented the main contractor Iswarabena in a complex construction dispute against its domestic subcontractor Pancaran Prima before the apex court in Malaysia. This led to significant development on the interpretation of arbitration law in Malaysia. 

Key clients 

Accolade LandAsian International Arbitration Centre, MasenangTuck Sin Engineering & Construction

 
Raja Darryl & Loh

Raja Darryl & Loh is frequently sought out by technology start-ups and other established companies for its extensive expertise in financial technology and digital banking. It is also experienced in various transactions including aviation finance, M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets. With its robust disputes practice, the firm is active in various contentious matters, including antitrust, construction, employment and tax cases. Phye Keat ChewChoon Hon LengRaja Eileen SorayaRavindra Kumar RengasamyVijey Mohana Krishnan and Tong Lai Ling are recommended for competition, construction, dispute resolution, employment, tax and technology, respectively.

Client feedback 

The lawyers are very professional in advising the embedded risk of our project contract conditions. – Infrastructure 

Partners are accessible, sound knowledge and good for straightforward construction disputes. – Dispute resolution  

Deep knowledge in the area. – Intellectual property 

Provides commercial and practical solutions. Strong partner oversight and direct engagement by partners in all mattersGood communication and easy access to partners and lawyers. – Intellectual property 

The firm was very responsive as well as very good value for money. The personnel I interacted with were professional and clear in their understanding (or not) of the subject matter. I fully appreciated the amount of prep work they put in before each call, which meant that I felt like my time was well spent. They were also not afraid to ask for clarifications to ensure a full understanding of their client and client's needs. – Technology and telecommunications 

Hon Leng Choon 

Very positive and we are satisfied with his service. 

Shirley Hor 

Accessible, sound knowledge. 

Yvonne Ong 

Provides commercial and pragmatic solutions. Good communications. 

Lai Ling Tong 

Very personable. Able to articulate a client's concerns well and provide practical options to solve problems. 

 

Work highlights 

Defending a contractor in an arbitration arising out of an explosion during construction. 

Acting for the respondent in an arbitration arising from a concession agreement relating to the privatisation of the development of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport-2 Integrated Complex.

 
Skrine

With long-standing practices and an established reputation in the market, Skrine maintains robust track record across most practice areas and sectors. The firm’s client base includes state-owned enterpriseand major companies from the TMT, financial services, energy, infrastructure and real estate industriesThe firm is particularly savvy and active in handling cross-border transactions and disputes across the region. Ivan LooJanet Lai Heng LooiWai Hong LeongGuan Huat KhooCharmayne Poh Yin Ong and Selvamalar Alagaratnam are recommended for construction, corporate and M&A, disputes, intellectual property and technologyand employment law, respectively. Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Hafidah Aman Hashim, both specialised in banking and finance, joined firm as partners from Mohamed Ridza & Co in December 2020.

Client feedback 

Skrine is well-resourced and professional. It has expertise in many practice areas and thus, is able to provide all-rounded solution for matters you engage them for. The firm is also familiar with the industry.” – Banking and finance 

High level of professionalism and pragmatic. The banking and finance team is very skilled and knowledgeable in this area of practice. The partners and lawyers are always very accessible and respond very quickly to matters. The services provided are of high quality. Charges are reasonable commensurate with quality of work delivered. – Banking and finance 

Efficient, professional and training provided is well-prepared.” – Competition/antitrust 

Skrine handled our cases in a professional and timely manner. The legal advice provided is accurate and thoroughly researched. – Construction 

It has a diverse team in nearly every area of law. The team is very energetic, young and responsive.” – Construction 

Good knowledge of the CIPAA 2012 and was able to advise on the critical essentials so as to file a proper and valid claim.” – Construction 

Always available, very responsive. Understands the client's needs and provides straight-to-the-point advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Pro-active and responds in a timely manner. Cost-effective whilst providing sound and effective advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsive, professional and reputable.” – Dispute resolution 

Solid technical expertise and experience coupled with effective tactical plan.”  Dispute resolution 

Professional and knowledgeable in the energy sector. Response timely.” – Energy  

Technically very sound and responsive.  Professional, accessible, reliable and commercial. It is resourceful and is able to cover wide spectrum of work. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Fariz Abdul Aziz 

Deep industry and country knowledge. Provides straight-to-the-point advice. Prepared to offer pragmatic solutions. Always available. Very responsive despite time difference. 

Claudia Cheah 

Cheah always puts her client's needs first. She attends to feedbacks immediately. We can trust her with our legal matters as she will ensure to address all obstacles.” 

She thinks out of the box and gives commercially sound and practical advice. She is very quick in her response time and highly dependable. She has great communication skills and very approachable. 

Jillian Chia 

Chia is very responsive and understands how demanding our clients are. She is able to work well in meeting the deadlines, which are sometimes quite unreasonable of clients. 

Richard Khoo 

Responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai 

He is not only a very reliable, efficient and trustworthy solicitor, but he also works with highest integrity for as long as I have worked with him. He also takes good care of his wellbeing as to be able to provide fast and spot on legal advice for our company whenever he is called upon to do so. 

Jocelyn Lim 

She is a competent and dedicated lawyer. Knows her stuff but at the same time not afraid to admit the need to undertake further research before providing her opinion on certain matters.” 

Quick in response and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.” 

Solid technical advice and strategy.” 

Vijay Raj 

He is very proactive and knowledgeable. Provides creative solutions to client's problem. 

Shi Wen Tan 

Proactive and knowledgeable. Willing to go the extra mile to get things done. 

Friendly and efficientAble to provide information for difficult inquires. 

Chee Lin Wong 

Technically very sound and clear on legal issues. Responsive and charge reasonably.”

 

Work highlights 

Represented Mudajaya Corporation in a series of litigation disputes against Crest Worldwide Resources and its subsidiary companies in relation to civil engineering and building construction. 

Acted for MCC Overseas in a civil lawsuit against Jetson Construction in relation to the construction of high-rise service apartments and a hotel along Jalan Conlay in Kuala Lumpur. 

Acting for B Braun Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of one the world’s leading providers of healthcare products, in an arbitration commenced by Stilmas. 

Key clients 

Petronas Gas 

 
Wong & Partners

Wong & Partners is a member firm of Baker McKenzie and has strong expertise in corporate and M&A, intellectual property, and tax where the firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in our tables. In addition to being highly ranked across several practice areas, the firm also has extensive industry knowledge in banking and financial services, consumer goods and services, infrastructure, real estate, and technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include Mark Lim for banking and finance, Brian Chia and Andre Gan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Kherk Ying Chew for IP and Adeline Wong for tax. Partner Siaw Wan Lim departed to Christopher & Lee Ong in November 2020. Dispute partner Arief Emran Arifin also left firm in April 2021. The firm hired IP lawyer Sonia Ong as partner in May 2020. 

Client feedback 

Ai Leen Tang 

She has all-round knowledge about corporate real estate.

 

Work highlights 

Advised ib vogt on its successful bid for and development of a solar photovoltaic power plant under Malaysia's third large-scale solar tender project 

Advised Pulau Indah Power Plantthe project company of Tadmax Resources, in collaboration with Worldwide Holdings and Korea Electric Power Corp, on the development of the 1,200MW combined cycle gas and turbine power plant project in Pulau Indah, Klang. 

Advised Tesco Stores (Malaysia) on the successful signing of the largest long-term corporate power deal in Malaysia. This project is one of the few private rooftop solar projects in Malaysia on a large-scale basis.

 
Corporate and M&A
Abdullah Chan & Co

Abdullah Chan & Co is particularly noted for its ability to handle financing work for major banks and financial institutions, including regular mandates in project finance. The firm is also experienced in the aviation sector, advising on aviation-related financing and acquisitions. Vincent Chan and Gopal Sundaram are key names in the team.


Work highlights 

All deals submitted remain confidential, however, the firm was kept busy working on various acquisitions, joint ventures, disposals and divestments.

 
Adnan Sundra & Low

Since its establishment in 1975, Adnan Sundra & Low has maintained  a solid reputation in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A. The firm is a popular choice of counsel for banks and financial institutionto handle financial and corporate structuressecuritisations and regulatory capital instruments. It has a large market share of the debt capital markets deals in Malaysia. Key individuals include Deepak Sadasivan and Adrian Chee for banking and finance and capital markets, Edward Foo Yuen Ng for capital markets, and Adrian Chair and Chin Chin Wong for corporate and M&A.

Client feedback 

Sound advice, professional and solution-driven. – Capital markets 

The team was responsive. They were able to structure terms that are feasible commercially without compromising on the rights of investors from legal perspective. – Corporate and M&A 

Rodney D'cruz 

Personal touch, sound advice. 

Chai Ling Goh 

Chai Ling has been very responsive and has been able to propose legal solutions that are not compromising the commercial aspects.

 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for Paramount Corporation on its acquisition of 49% stake in Navarang Charoennakorn which will be developing a 29-storey premium condominium project on the banks of Chao Phraya River. 

Key clients 

Maxis Broadband, Petroliam Nasional, Taliworks Corporation, Tesco

 
Albar & Partners

Comprising over 100 lawyers, Albar & Partners primarily focuses on banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&AIt is known for its breadth of experience in banking and finance transactions, including corporate and syndicated lending, Islamic finance and sukuk issuancesasset finance and project financeThe firm represents both local and international financial institutions including investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, as well as borrowers across various industry sectors. In addition, the firm is also active in M&A, IPOs, joint ventures, private equity and regulatory mattersSwee Loong Chung and Lily Chea Li Tan are key partners at the firm.

Client feedback 

Provides legal advice on debt capital market requirement. – Capital markets 

Clear legal advice. Innovative and out-of-the-box thinking. – Capital markets 

Swee Loong Chung 

Innovative approach. Problem-solving. 

Cassandra Hogg 

Always helpful and provides advice in line with the requirement of the company needs. 

 

Work highlights 

Acting for UMW Corporation and its subsidiaries as the vendor regarding the disposal of its former headquarters and adjoining industrial lands in Shah Alam. 

Key clients 

Icon OffshoreKumpulan Perangsang SelangorMMC Corporation

 
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

In June 2018, Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff merged to form a firm well recognised and lauded for its wide-ranging offering including corporate, finance, dispute resolution and IP practicesIts expertise in cross-border disputes attracts a variety of work from state-owned enterprises  and multinationals. The firm is particularly active in serving clients in the consumer goods and services sector including food and beverage, fashion brands and electronics. Key partners include Ming Li Tan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Christopher Leong for dispute resolution and Cindy Goh for IP.

Client feedback 

Fast response, knowledge of the law, understand the needs of the business. – Dispute resolution 

Partners are knowledgeable and understand the business very well. Able to provide fast and accurate response. – Dispute resolution  

The firm is responsive, professional, effective and has the initiative to work independently. – Dispute resolution  

High availability and clear recommendations in emails. – Dispute resolution  

Janet Chai 

Fast response, knowledge of the law, understand the needs of the business, ability to come up with solutions that meet the needs of the business. 

Very responsive, excellent knowledge of the law, advice suits the needs of the business. 

Very professional, responsive and knowledgeable. She has unfailingly protected our interests and never let us down. 

Cindy Goh 

High availability and personal handling of the matter. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for Fraser & Neave Holdings acquisition of the entire equity interest in Sri Nona Food Industries, Sri Nona Industries and Lee Shun Hing Sauce Industries which are involved in manufacturing, distribution and sale of food products. 

Key clients 

Deutsche Telekom, Kitar Alam Management, Maxim Global, Rev Asia, Sunsuria

 
Gan Lee & Tan

Gan Lee & Tan is a corporate boutique law firm with a particular focus on the fintech sector including cryptocurrency and blockchainEdwin Yong Cieh Lee is a key contact. 


Work highlights 

Advised and acted for Sin Line Tek Electronic in relation to a proposed investment by Ta Win Holdings. 

Acted for Sharp Electronics (Malaysia) with its business collaboration with PUC to jointly develop an internet-based integrated lifestyle for consumers and businesses. 

Key clients 

Fusang Exchange, Mirack Technologies 

 
HL Lee & Co

HL Lee & Co focuses on corporate and M&A with a wide range of industry sector expertise including consumer goods and services, manufacturing, real estate, plantation, education and insurance. King Koe Ng and Lay San Ng are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Advised a major financial institution in Malaysia in its exclusive bancatakaful service agreement with Takaful operators.  

Advised a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia in its agreement to lease four commercial towers comprising retail units, offices, common area and facilities to a related party. 

 
Hsian & Co

Founded by Hsian Siong Yong in April 2021, Hsian & Co focuses on work in the corporate and M&A and real estate space. Hsian’s clients range from multinationals, funds, property owners and developers, hotels and asset users.


Work highlights 

Advised a German global automobile manufacturer in respect of its tender for the construction and long-term lease of their SEA Logistics Hub.  

Advised the World’s largest Hotel Operator and its Indonesian headquartered joint venture partner on the disposal of a 5-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur.  

 
Jeff Leong Poon & Wong

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.


Work highlights 

Acted as the Malaysian legal counsel for Nippon Paint on its acquisition of a majority stake of 75% in Vital Technical for an aggregate purchase price of approximately RM540 million. 

 
Kadir Andri & Partners

Since its inception in 1976, the firm has built a stellar reputation for itself in the banking and financial services and energy and infrastructure sectors, while specialising in banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A. Kong Yam Tan and Julian Hashim are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Advised on the disposal of Integrated Logistics and Etern Holdings entire equity interest in Integrated Etern Logistics (Suzhou) to a Singapore incorporated company SWJ CN Logiport 

Advised DRB-Hicom and its subsidiaries on its disposal of a large portion of its non-industrial assets and its entire hospitality portfolio totalling an estimated RM1.9 billion 

Advised HL Cement (Malaysia), Ridge Star and Hong Leong Asia on its unconditional voluntary take-over offer of Tasek Corporation 

Key clients 

Kwantas CorporationMurud CapitalSentral REIT Management

 
Lee & Poh Partnership

Lee & Poh Partnership has four specialisations including corporate and M&A, commercial advisory, cybersecurity and technology as well as corporate compliance and governance. The firm has been founded by two partners Yong Cieh Lee and Zuan Yin Poh.


Work highlights 

All deals submitted for the research remain strictly confidential. However, it is noted that the firm has worked on matters including strategic investments, acquisitions, due diligence and compliance.  

 
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Renowned full-service law firm, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, 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. The firm had significant departures of senior partners including DP NabanRosli DahlanSaravana KumarOoi Bee Hong and Ong Eu Jin who set up a new firm called Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.

Client feedback 

Incredibly knowledgeable about the latest law and regulations. – Banking and finance

 

Work highlights 

Acted for UEM Sunrise in a proposed merger with Eco World Development Group, a major property developer with a market capitalisation of approximately RM1.5 billion 

Represented NuGlobal Ventures in its submission of bid to acquire 100% of the issued capital of Silterra Malaysia from Khazanah NasionalThis matter is significant because it involves the acquisition of one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund.

 
Lim Jo Yan & Co

Emerging corporate commercial law firm Lim Jo Yan & Co focuses on private M&A across various industry sectors. The firm has a close relationship with other law firms in Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. Lim Jo Yan is a key lawyer at the firm.

Client feedback 

Excellent, timely, and precise work. Went beyond my expectations in providing useful advice. Made no assumptions, engaged fully to understand the business logic. – Corporate and M&A 

Lim Jo Yan & Co is highly experienced in cross-border transactions and this remains a core growth area. – Corporate and M&A 

Very proactive and timely when dealing with instructions. Take a commercial approach. – Corporate and M&A 

Jo Yan Lim 

He is a professional and has significant experience. 

Questioning and understanding, accuracy and transparency. 

Thinks commercially. Very proactive and timelyComes up with excellent solutions. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Dedalus, Italian healthcare and diagnostic software provider, on its acquisition of DXC Technology. The transaction involves pre-completion restructuring across 23 jurisdictions 

Advised Daiwa ACA APAC Growth in its $5 million series A investment in HealthMetrics. 

Key clients 

Ability CenterBarentz InternationalLogicalis Group 

 
Murad Yee Partnership

Murad Yee Partnership’s core focus areas include banking and finance, corporate and M&A and private equityIt regularly assists government-linked corporations, foreign entities and subsidiaries of multinational companies. With its associate firm, Murad & Foo based in Pulau Pinang, the firm’s combined professional strength totals 20 fee earners. Fook Weng Yee and Ken Nie Kuay are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Acted as the Malaysian counsel to the vendor on the sale and transfer of its strategic shareholding in a Malaysian joint venture company. 

 
Naqiz & Partners

Naqiz & Partners is adept in handling acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, project finance, private banking and syndicated facilities. The firm services clients from a range of sectors including energy, real estate and technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include Shamshul Iskandar Zulkifli for corporate commercial work and Brian Lew for technology.


Work highlights 

Advised Bina Puri Holdings and Bina Puri Properties on the acquisition of ordinary shares in Ideal Heights Properties (IHP) representing 44.5% equity interest in IHP. 

Advised a fund management company on the investment of RM45 million in a private limited company by way of subscription of 45 million redeemable preference shares with zero redeemable preference shares. 

 
Raja Darryl & Loh

Raja Darryl & Loh is frequently sought out by technology start-ups and other established companies for its extensive expertise in financial technology and digital banking. It is also experienced in various transactions including aviation finance, M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets. With its robust disputes practice, the firm is active in various contentious matters, including antitrust, construction, employment and tax cases. Phye Keat ChewChoon Hon LengRaja Eileen SorayaRavindra Kumar RengasamyVijey Mohana Krishnan and Tong Lai Ling are recommended for competition, construction, dispute resolution, employment, tax and technology, respectively.

Client feedback 

The lawyers are very professional in advising the embedded risk of our project contract conditions. – Infrastructure 

Partners are accessible, sound knowledge and good for straightforward construction disputes. – Dispute resolution  

Deep knowledge in the area. – Intellectual property 

Provides commercial and practical solutions. Strong partner oversight and direct engagement by partners in all mattersGood communication and easy access to partners and lawyers. – Intellectual property 

The firm was very responsive as well as very good value for money. The personnel I interacted with were professional and clear in their understanding (or not) of the subject matter. I fully appreciated the amount of prep work they put in before each call, which meant that I felt like my time was well spent. They were also not afraid to ask for clarifications to ensure a full understanding of their client and client's needs. – Technology and telecommunications 

Hon Leng Choon 

Very positive and we are satisfied with his service. 

Shirley Hor 

Accessible, sound knowledge. 

Yvonne Ong 

Provides commercial and pragmatic solutions. Good communications. 

Lai Ling Tong 

Very personable. Able to articulate a client's concerns well and provide practical options to solve problems. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised on the disposal by NYSE-listed leading party goods company its international business to a private equity firm for a total transaction value of approximately $59 million 

Advised Hotel Royal on the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities belonging to the Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang Hotel. 

 
Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co is respected for its strength in advising clients from the financial services, energy, real estate and technology sectorsThe firm comprises of renowned practice groups with exceptional capabilities across whole range of practice areas including banking, corporate and M&A, construction, employment, intellectual property, competition and taxKey individuals include Anand Raj for competition and tax, Grace Yeoh for corporate and M&A, Rabindra Nathan for dispute resolution, Karen Abraham for IP, Sivabalah Nadarajah for employment and Ka Im Goh for tax.

Client feedback 

Shearn had a sound reputation and has been in practice for a very long time, very established. – Competition/antitrust 

The firm is able to provide me the comfort and confidence in their legal expertise. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are very professional and able to provide necessary advice within a short period of time. – Dispute resolution 

Fast, professional, reasonable, reliable, great client solicitor relationship. – Dispute resolution 

Ability to provide comprehensive and practical advice. – Dispute resolution 

The firm is extremely responsive and client-centric. Very happy to work with this firm. – Intellectual property 

The firm has well experienced partners who are knowledgeable and very responsive. – Intellectual property 

The attorneys are very responsive, answer questions clearly and provide very practical advice. The attorneys provide recommendations , and this is very useful. – Intellectual property 

The partners and associates are very knowledgeable, easily accessible, prompt response, provide regular updates on the progress of a matter. – Intellectual property 

Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. – Labour and employment 

The firm is extremely hard working and efficient and the quality of the instructions erudite and exceptionally full. It is a pleasure to work with it. – Media and entertainment 

Shearn Delamore & Co has always been a dependable team of experienced solicitors for us. We appreciate the strong partner involvement and dedication and support the team gave to us in meeting deadlines. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Very professional, highly responsive. – Shipping 

Karen Abraham 

Karen is a star when it comes to dealing IP matters and is able to provide me with sound commercially sensible options for achieving our goals. 

Rajasingam Gothandapani 

Raja is very responsive and provides timely and well-considered legal advice. 

Jimmy Liew 

Ability to provide the advice and also put it in practice. 

Very responsive and resourceful. 

Attentive; responsive; intelligent; hardworking; professional. 

Jyeshta Mahendran 

Jyeshta is always on top of matters, is very responsive, accessible and provides advise promptly. 

Responsiveness, high-quality work, regular updates on the status of the matters; and proactive with recommendations, good problem-solving skills. 

Sivabalah Nadarajah 

Knowledgeable and friendly. 

Rabindra Nathan 

Rabin is a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer whom I can safely rely on for advice. 

Anand Raj 

My employer company tends to select experts in the field and so for competition law, we believe Anand Raj is an expert in the area. He is very persistent and this helps in putting through our arguments in court etc. 

Indran Shanmuganathan  

Mr Indran is very knowledgeable, accessible, very prompt in his responses, provides straightforward and reliable advice , provides regular updates on the progress of a matter. 

Michelle Wong 

We appreciate Michelle's commitment to meeting our deadlines despite the odd hours. Michelle is quick to understand the issue at hand and our requirements and provided comprehensive advice that met our needs. 

Mei Ken Yee 

Ken is quite superb - a total professional. Very committed and industrious, and charming. He is user friendly and has a vast knowledge of the relevant case law. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted as the Malaysian counsel for Laureate Education in its sale of INTI Education Holdings and its subsidiaries to HOPE Education Group at a transaction value of $140million, which includes $14million payable to a minority equity shareholder 

Key clients 

China Railway Engineering Corporation, Eximius Design, ScientexUnited Technologies Corporation 

 
Skrine

With long-standing practices and an established reputation in the market, Skrine maintains robust track record across most practice areas and sectors. The firm’s client base includes state-owned enterpriseand major companies from the TMT, financial services, energy, infrastructure and real estate industriesThe firm is particularly savvy and active in handling cross-border transactions and disputes across the region. Ivan LooJanet Lai Heng LooiWai Hong LeongGuan Huat KhooCharmayne Poh Yin Ong and Selvamalar Alagaratnam are recommended for construction, corporate and M&A, disputes, intellectual property and technologyand employment law, respectively. Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Hafidah Aman Hashim, both specialised in banking and finance, joined firm as partners from Mohamed Ridza & Co in December 2020.

Client feedback 

Skrine is well-resourced and professional. It has expertise in many practice areas and thus, is able to provide all-rounded solution for matters you engage them for. The firm is also familiar with the industry.” – Banking and finance 

High level of professionalism and pragmatic. The banking and finance team is very skilled and knowledgeable in this area of practice. The partners and lawyers are always very accessible and respond very quickly to matters. The services provided are of high quality. Charges are reasonable commensurate with quality of work delivered. – Banking and finance 

Efficient, professional and training provided is well-prepared.” – Competition/antitrust 

Skrine handled our cases in a professional and timely manner. The legal advice provided is accurate and thoroughly researched. – Construction 

It has a diverse team in nearly every area of law. The team is very energetic, young and responsive.” – Construction 

Good knowledge of the CIPAA 2012 and was able to advise on the critical essentials so as to file a proper and valid claim.” – Construction 

Always available, very responsive. Understands the client's needs and provides straight-to-the-point advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Pro-active and responds in a timely manner. Cost-effective whilst providing sound and effective advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsive, professional and reputable.” – Dispute resolution 

Solid technical expertise and experience coupled with effective tactical plan.”  Dispute resolution 

Professional and knowledgeable in the energy sector. Response timely.” – Energy  

Technically very sound and responsive.  Professional, accessible, reliable and commercial. It is resourceful and is able to cover wide spectrum of work. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Fariz Abdul Aziz 

Deep industry and country knowledge. Provides straight-to-the-point advice. Prepared to offer pragmatic solutions. Always available. Very responsive despite time difference. 

Claudia Cheah 

Cheah always puts her client's needs first. She attends to feedbacks immediately. We can trust her with our legal matters as she will ensure to address all obstacles.” 

She thinks out of the box and gives commercially sound and practical advice. She is very quick in her response time and highly dependable. She has great communication skills and very approachable. 

Jillian Chia 

Chia is very responsive and understands how demanding our clients are. She is able to work well in meeting the deadlines, which are sometimes quite unreasonable of clients. 

Richard Khoo 

Responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai 

He is not only a very reliable, efficient and trustworthy solicitor, but he also works with highest integrity for as long as I have worked with him. He also takes good care of his wellbeing as to be able to provide fast and spot on legal advice for our company whenever he is called upon to do so. 

Jocelyn Lim 

She is a competent and dedicated lawyer. Knows her stuff but at the same time not afraid to admit the need to undertake further research before providing her opinion on certain matters.” 

Quick in response and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.” 

Solid technical advice and strategy.” 

Vijay Raj 

He is very proactive and knowledgeable. Provides creative solutions to client's problem. 

Shi Wen Tan 

Proactive and knowledgeable. Willing to go the extra mile to get things done. 

Friendly and efficientAble to provide information for difficult inquires. 

Chee Lin Wong 

Technically very sound and clear on legal issues. Responsive and charge reasonably.”

 

Work highlights 

Advised BP on its sale of its Malaysian subsidiaries, BP Asia Pacific (Malaysia) and BP Petronas Acetyls, to INEOS. 

Advised Hope Education Group on its acquisition of 100% shares in the Inti Group of Universities and Colleges. The acquisition will help Hope Education Group expand its school network territory and diversify its education services. 

Key clients 

AccentureEkuiti NasionalIngredion, Panasonic Corporation, PCC

 
Tay & Partners

Tay & Partners is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Johor BahruThe firm is particularly known for its competition strength and is active in both contentious and advisory matters. The firm also boasts expertise in the aviation and real estate sectors. Beng Chai Tay is key partner. Partner Wai Sum Teo left firm in December 2020.


Work highlights 

Acted for Avery Dennison Corporationa global materials science and manufacturing company, on its acquisition of the transponder division of Smartrac Technology Group. 

Acted for Asia Allied Infrastructure HoldingsHong Kong-listed company, on its acquisition and investment in ECO Group Holdings. Through the acquisition and investment in ECO Group HoldingsAsia Allied Infrastructure Holdings has established its presence in the Malaysian market and accelerated its development along the Belt and Road’ initiative.

 
Wong & Partners

Wong & Partners is a member firm of Baker McKenzie and has strong expertise in corporate and M&A, intellectual property, and tax where the firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in our tables. In addition to being highly ranked across several practice areas, the firm also has extensive industry knowledge in banking and financial services, consumer goods and services, infrastructure, real estate, and technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include Mark Lim for banking and finance, Brian Chia and Andre Gan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Kherk Ying Chew for IP and Adeline Wong for tax. Partner Siaw Wan Lim departed to Christopher & Lee Ong in November 2020. Dispute partner Arief Emran Arifin also left firm in April 2021. The firm hired IP lawyer Sonia Ong as partner in May 2020. 

Client feedback 

Ai Leen Tang 

She has all-round knowledge about corporate real estate.

 

Work highlights 

Advised KV Asia Capitala private equity firm focused on investments in Southeast Asia, on the divestment of its entire stake in TF Value-Martan operator of a chain of more than 35 grocery retail stores across several states in Malaysia, to Intermediate Capital Group. 

Advised Permodalan Nasional on its sale of its entire 56.3% stake in Chemical Company of Malaysia to Batu Kawan. 

Key clients 

Ekuiti NasionalJuris Technologies

 
Wong Beh & Toh

Established in 2002, Wong Beh & Toh is particularly known for equity capital markets transactions. It is active in IPOs and transfer listings. Besides, the firm also advises clients on general corporate and M&A matters including inbound and outbound investments. Wong Tat Chung, Patricia Toh and Cynthia Toh are key partners.


Work highlights 

Acted for Pertama Digital on its disposal of the entire equity of its  subsidiary, Be Top Group for RM70 million. 

Key clients 

GHL Systems, Swift Haulage 

 
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Highly regarded firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) has a sound reputation in the market, particularly for financing, capital markets and corporate work. The firm also provides strong expertise on energy and infrastructure projects, including road, rail and airport developments as well as petrochemical plants and local and offshore renewable energy projectsLilian LiewGilbert GanKee Hooi WongAmin Abdul Majid and Boo Seng Ong are key figures for banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A, energy, infrastructure, and IP, respectively.

Client feedback 

Timely turnaround time and commercially applicable advice. – Intellectual property 

Sound knowledge of the law and a pragmatic approach to litigation. Experienced partners manage litigation schedules and require minimal client supervision. – Intellectual property 

All departments are equally responsive. Personable and easy-going lawyers. Flexible billing arrangements.” – Real estate 

Patricia Chia 

Chia is thorough, responsive, and calm under pressure. Knows her subject matter well. Does not over-lawyer and always tries to find a practical solution. Very pleasant to work with. Responds even she is on leave! 

Boo Seng Ong 

Detail-oriented and willing to understand our business needs. 

Linda Wang 

ExperiencedUnderstands Malaysian law. Gives practical advice. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Etika Holdingsa company that manufactures, distributes and markets Halal beverages in Malaysia and Singapore, on its acquisition of Advend Systems. 

Acted for Khazanah Nasional in the disposal of its entire equity stakes in Prince Court Medical Centre to IHH Healthcare. 

Key clients 

Pos AviationTrurich ResourcesZero Mass Water Holdings Malaysia 

 
Dispute resolution
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

In June 2018, Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff merged to form a firm well recognised and lauded for its wide-ranging offering including corporate, finance, dispute resolution and IP practicesIts expertise in cross-border disputes attracts a variety of work from state-owned enterprises  and multinationals. The firm is particularly active in serving clients in the consumer goods and services sector including food and beverage, fashion brands and electronics. Key partners include Ming Li Tan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Christopher Leong for dispute resolution and Cindy Goh for IP.

Client feedback 

Fast response, knowledge of the law, understand the needs of the business. – Dispute resolution 

Partners are knowledgeable and understand the business very well. Able to provide fast and accurate response. – Dispute resolution  

The firm is responsive, professional, effective and has the initiative to work independently. – Dispute resolution  

High availability and clear recommendations in emails. – Dispute resolution  

Janet Chai 

Fast response, knowledge of the law, understand the needs of the business, ability to come up with solutions that meet the needs of the business. 

Very responsive, excellent knowledge of the law, advice suits the needs of the business. 

Very professional, responsive and knowledgeable. She has unfailingly protected our interests and never let us down. 

Cindy Goh 

High availability and personal handling of the matter. 

 

Work highlights 

Represented Heitech Padu, a well-known public listed IT company in Malaysia, in a suit for defamation and unlawful interference concerning the State Government Smart Parking project awarded to Heitech involving value of about RM100 million. 

Key clients 

Lysaght Corrugated Pipe, Parkson Corporation, Silver Ridge Holdings, SPC Diatech  

 
Gan Partnership

Dispute resolution specialist firm Gan Partnership is a new entrant to the asialaw ranking tables. Apart from general disputes, the firm also has substantial strength in construction, IPand in labour and employment. Key figures include Khong Aik Gan for commercial disputes, Joon Liang Foo for construction and Bahari Yeow for IP.

Client feedback 

They provide practical advice, taking into account commercial aspects of it when we require their professional opinion for our company to gauge our legal position. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive and revert promptly with direct and no-nonsense advice. Consistently deliver commercially conscious results to the Company. Provide comprehensive and well-thought-out advice in the simplest way for easy understanding and decision making. Always protect client to the max while putting them on a sure legal and regulatory footing, but also impresses in a business advisory role. – Dispute resolution 

Sound and in-depth knowledge in the subject matter coupled with highly trained professionals attending to the clients. – Dispute resolution 

Responsive even on weekends or public holidays. – Dispute resolution 

Khong Aik Gan 

Listens, understands and provides good solutions to problems. 

He has managed to put us in a favourable situation to win the legal case. 

Calm and composed all the time. Highly knowledgeable. Quick thinker and able to offer wise and practical solution to the issues faced. 

Friendly, down to earth, knowledgeable and responsive. 

Bahari Yeow 

Bahari provides practical advice and pragmatic approach, taking into account commercial aspects of it when we require their professional opinion for our company to gauge our legal position. 

Bahari is friendly, approachable, experienced and knowledgeable in the field of TMT. He is not merely advising on the law, he is also committed to solving business problems. Hassle-free. Just throw all the queries and problems to him and his deliverable will rest assured achieve the strategy.”

 

Work highlights 

Acted for Master Mulia in a dispute on the setting aside of an arbitration award worth of $4.5million arising from a time charter party agreement before the apex court. 

Represented Intech PMSM in a corporate dispute arising from joint venture involving the acquisition of German elevator technology.

 
Joel & Co

Joel & Co specialises in corporate and commercial disputes. It is regularly instructed by international and local businesses as well as private clients on various contractual matters. Joel Kon is a lead figure at the firm. 

Client feedback 

In other jurisdictions where we operate, we tend to hire in-house counsel. But Joel & Co provides us such an outstanding level of service that it rivals and sometimes beats our inhouse legal service levels! – Dispute resolution 

Joel Kon 

Joel's integrity and humility are unimpeachable. There may be other lawyers that are as familiar with the law, but it is rare honour to work with someone like Joel. 

 

Work highlights 

Representing a major shareholder of a public listed company in a suit against the largest independent investment bank in Malaysia for an unsuccessful share sale transaction

 
Lee & Koh

Lee & Koh is best known for its capability in dispute resolution. The firm focuses on construction and infrastructure disputes, corporate banking litigation, insolvency and family and probate matters. Managing partner Koh Yew Chong is a key contact. Justin Leong and Irwan Ismail are other lawyers to note.

Client feedback 

Very thorough and timely in their work. – Dispute resolution 

Justin Leong 

He has wide knowledge. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised AmBank Islamic in suits against Konsortium Bas Ekspres Semenanjung and its guarantors to recover debts of RM9.87 million 

Advised New Pantai Expressway in resisting a civil suit brought by an advertising company for declaration and injunction reliefs as well as damages 

Key clients 

Berg & Schmidt, Industrial Concrete ProductsIndustrial Concrete Products

 
MahWengKwai & Associates

MahWengKwai & Associates represents a variety of corporations and individuals in its areas of expertise, which includes corporate and M&A and dispute resolution. Moreover, the firm is also active in advising on banking and finance, construction and employment matters. Raymond Mah and Christine Toh are key contacts.  

Client feedback 

Response to queries and updates on proceedings were precise and prompt via email and text. – Dispute resolution  

 

Work highlights 

Representing the plaintiffs in the Kuala Lumpur High Court to claim against the defendants for the refund of their investments made in Westhill Equity, Fave Enterprise, and Centennial AsiaThis case involves fraud/fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of the defendants that have allegedly been awarded a timber logging concession project by the Kelantan State Government. 

Represented a client in relation to the dissolution of Kheng Hai Chuan Partnership and the distribution of the partnership’s assets 

Key clients 

Industrial Concrete ProductsSime Darby PropertySKA Technology, WEA Engineers & AssociatesZurich General Insurance Malaysia 

 
Munhoe

Munhoe is a dispute resolution boutique with two offices in Malaysia located in Kula Lumpur and Johor Bahru. The firm provides a wide range of disputes services including pre-dispute resolutions, corporate and commercial disputes, employment and land disputes. Mun Hoe Wong, Chay Jo Long and Jason Lai are key contacts.

Client feedback 

The lawyers are professional and able to give sound advice with good commercial sense. – Dispute resolution 

Chay Jo Long 

Mr Long is very professional and knowledgeable. He is able to give sound advice and he is very attentive. 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for the plaintiffs in a Kuala Lumpur High Court matter involving fraudulent land transfer 

Acted for leading global and multinational chemical company before the high court judicial review lodged by the employee against an industrial court’s decision decided in favour of the client.

 
Navaratnam Chambers

Navaratnam Chambers handles a variety of disputes including contractual, shareholders’ disputes, administrative and tax-related disputes. The firm is active in the energy and insurance sectors.

Client feedback 

Scholarly draftingEffective oral advocacy. – Dispute resolution 

Wye Wah Wong 

“Good communication skills. 

 

Work highlights 

Although all cases submitted during the research period remain confidential, it is noted that the firm has been active in regulatory, contract, land and insurance disputes over the past year. 

 
Ooi & Ooi

Ooi & Ooi is a dispute resolution boutique handling a variety of matters, including contractual, banking and shareholder disputes alongside constructioninfrastructure and real estate mattersIt  represents domestic clients as well as regional entitiesThe firm is led by partners Nicholas Ooi and Natalie Ooi

Client feedback 

Very responsible and timely communication. – Dispute resolution  

Personal attention with constant updates on the cases handled. – Dispute resolution  

They managed to help us resolve sensitive employment matters with positive outcome. – Dispute resolution 

Perusing the letters; liaising and email correspondence with relevant parties, research, noting care and preparation of the response. – Dispute resolution 

Natalie Ooi 

Provides constant status updates. 

Nicholas Ooi 

Most important is that we trust his advice. 

He is responsive, responsible and able to control every situation. 

 

 

Work highlights 

Acting for Geoforce East in adjudication proceedings against Melati Evergreen for unpaid piling works arising from the SPE-DUKE highway project. 

Acted for 32 plaintiffs including Country Heights Damansara, Kuala Lumpur Residents’ Association (CHDRA) against the developers, MPSB and CHPSB. The suit arises out of developers’ failure to provide maintenance and security services and to handover water and basic infrastructures to public authorities 

Key clients 

BCBE-Pro, Nilai Harta Consultant, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort

 
Raja Darryl & Loh

Raja Darryl & Loh is frequently sought out by technology start-ups and other established companies for its extensive expertise in financial technology and digital banking. It is also experienced in various transactions including aviation finance, M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets. With its robust disputes practice, the firm is active in various contentious matters, including antitrust, construction, employment and tax cases. Phye Keat ChewChoon Hon LengRaja Eileen SorayaRavindra Kumar RengasamyVijey Mohana Krishnan and Tong Lai Ling are recommended for competition, construction, dispute resolution, employment, tax and technology, respectively.

Client feedback 

The lawyers are very professional in advising the embedded risk of our project contract conditions. – Infrastructure 

Partners are accessible, sound knowledge and good for straightforward construction disputes. – Dispute resolution  

Deep knowledge in the area. – Intellectual property 

Provides commercial and practical solutions. Strong partner oversight and direct engagement by partners in all mattersGood communication and easy access to partners and lawyers. – Intellectual property 

The firm was very responsive as well as very good value for money. The personnel I interacted with were professional and clear in their understanding (or not) of the subject matter. I fully appreciated the amount of prep work they put in before each call, which meant that I felt like my time was well spent. They were also not afraid to ask for clarifications to ensure a full understanding of their client and client's needs. – Technology and telecommunications 

Hon Leng Choon 

Very positive and we are satisfied with his service. 

Shirley Hor 

Accessible, sound knowledge. 

Yvonne Ong 

Provides commercial and pragmatic solutions. Good communications. 

Lai Ling Tong 

Very personable. Able to articulate a client's concerns well and provide practical options to solve problems. 

 

Work highlights 

Successfully represented two medical practitioners who were sued for medical negligence by the husband of a pregnant patient who passed away. 

Defended a bank in the high court and Court of Appeal against a claim for unjust enrichment.

 
Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co is respected for its strength in advising clients from the financial services, energy, real estate and technology sectorsThe firm comprises of renowned practice groups with exceptional capabilities across whole range of practice areas including banking, corporate and M&A, construction, employment, intellectual property, competition and taxKey individuals include Anand Raj for competition and tax, Grace Yeoh for corporate and M&A, Rabindra Nathan for dispute resolution, Karen Abraham for IP, Sivabalah Nadarajah for employment and Ka Im Goh for tax.

Client feedback 

Shearn had a sound reputation and has been in practice for a very long time, very established. – Competition/antitrust 

The firm is able to provide me the comfort and confidence in their legal expertise. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are very professional and able to provide necessary advice within a short period of time. – Dispute resolution 

Fast, professional, reasonable, reliable, great client solicitor relationship. – Dispute resolution 

Ability to provide comprehensive and practical advice. – Dispute resolution 

The firm is extremely responsive and client-centric. Very happy to work with this firm. – Intellectual property 

The firm has well experienced partners who are knowledgeable and very responsive. – Intellectual property 

The attorneys are very responsive, answer questions clearly and provide very practical advice. The attorneys provide recommendations , and this is very useful. – Intellectual property 

The partners and associates are very knowledgeable, easily accessible, prompt response, provide regular updates on the progress of a matter. – Intellectual property 

Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. – Labour and employment 

The firm is extremely hard working and efficient and the quality of the instructions erudite and exceptionally full. It is a pleasure to work with it. – Media and entertainment 

Shearn Delamore & Co has always been a dependable team of experienced solicitors for us. We appreciate the strong partner involvement and dedication and support the team gave to us in meeting deadlines. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Very professional, highly responsive. – Shipping 

Karen Abraham 

Karen is a star when it comes to dealing IP matters and is able to provide me with sound commercially sensible options for achieving our goals. 

Rajasingam Gothandapani 

Raja is very responsive and provides timely and well-considered legal advice. 

Jimmy Liew 

Ability to provide the advice and also put it in practice. 

Very responsive and resourceful. 

Attentive; responsive; intelligent; hardworking; professional. 

Jyeshta Mahendran 

Jyeshta is always on top of matters, is very responsive, accessible and provides advise promptly. 

Responsiveness, high-quality work, regular updates on the status of the matters; and proactive with recommendations, good problem-solving skills. 

Sivabalah Nadarajah 

Knowledgeable and friendly. 

Rabindra Nathan 

Rabin is a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer whom I can safely rely on for advice. 

Anand Raj 

My employer company tends to select experts in the field and so for competition law, we believe Anand Raj is an expert in the area. He is very persistent and this helps in putting through our arguments in court etc. 

Indran Shanmuganathan  

Mr Indran is very knowledgeable, accessible, very prompt in his responses, provides straightforward and reliable advice , provides regular updates on the progress of a matter. 

Michelle Wong 

We appreciate Michelle's commitment to meeting our deadlines despite the odd hours. Michelle is quick to understand the issue at hand and our requirements and provided comprehensive advice that met our needs. 

Mei Ken Yee 

Ken is quite superb - a total professional. Very committed and industrious, and charming. He is user friendly and has a vast knowledge of the relevant case law. 

 

Work highlights 

Represented the Local Financial Institution (LFI) to take over conduct of several ongoing suits involving a claim by the LFI’s customer and related parties  challenging the LFI’s authority to lend under the previous licensing regime. 

Key clients 

Malaysia Highway Authority, Muehlbauer Technologies, Pestech Technology, Regional Financial Institution

 
Shook Lin & Bok

With over 100 years of history, Shook Lin & Bok has strong presence in the areas of banking and finance, competition, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. The firm is valued for its expertise in providing guidance to clients across the financial services and technology and telecommunications sectors. Among many notable practitioners, key partners include Jalalullail Othman for banking and finance, Sin Min Yoong for disputes and Michael Soo for intellectual property. Banking and finance partner Karen Kaur left the firm in June 2020. 

Client feedback 

They have experienced lawyers with good knowledge on construction dispute. The firm’s research on the subject matter is very thorough and it is able to prepare the witness well in the proceeding. – Construction 

Competent and hardworking.” – Dispute resolution 

Reachable always. Returns calls as soon as it can. Sound advice given based on experience and latest legal position. – Labour and employment 

Provided and guided us on the processes and the legal documents to go along with it.” – Labour and employment 

Victoria Loi Tien Fen 

She is 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. 

Mehala Marimuthoo 

Responsive. Experienced. Knowledgeable. 

Very good knowledge in the subject matter and has good track record on the industrial courts. 

Hooi Huang Ng 

Accountable, diligent, very business-minded and commercially savvy.” 

 

Work highlights 

Represented a financial institution in defending a claim for breach of fiduciary duty and contractual duties at the High Court. 

Representing a Singapore bank in cross-border litigation over breach of a loan agreement. 

 
Skrine

With long-standing practices and an established reputation in the market, Skrine maintains robust track record across most practice areas and sectors. The firm’s client base includes state-owned enterpriseand major companies from the TMT, financial services, energy, infrastructure and real estate industriesThe firm is particularly savvy and active in handling cross-border transactions and disputes across the region. Ivan LooJanet Lai Heng LooiWai Hong LeongGuan Huat KhooCharmayne Poh Yin Ong and Selvamalar Alagaratnam are recommended for construction, corporate and M&A, disputes, intellectual property and technologyand employment law, respectively. Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Hafidah Aman Hashim, both specialised in banking and finance, joined firm as partners from Mohamed Ridza & Co in December 2020.

Client feedback 

Skrine is well-resourced and professional. It has expertise in many practice areas and thus, is able to provide all-rounded solution for matters you engage them for. The firm is also familiar with the industry.” – Banking and finance 

High level of professionalism and pragmatic. The banking and finance team is very skilled and knowledgeable in this area of practice. The partners and lawyers are always very accessible and respond very quickly to matters. The services provided are of high quality. Charges are reasonable commensurate with quality of work delivered. – Banking and finance 

Efficient, professional and training provided is well-prepared.” – Competition/antitrust 

Skrine handled our cases in a professional and timely manner. The legal advice provided is accurate and thoroughly researched. – Construction 

It has a diverse team in nearly every area of law. The team is very energetic, young and responsive.” – Construction 

Good knowledge of the CIPAA 2012 and was able to advise on the critical essentials so as to file a proper and valid claim.” – Construction 

Always available, very responsive. Understands the client's needs and provides straight-to-the-point advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Pro-active and responds in a timely manner. Cost-effective whilst providing sound and effective advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Responsive, professional and reputable.” – Dispute resolution 

Solid technical expertise and experience coupled with effective tactical plan.”  Dispute resolution 

Professional and knowledgeable in the energy sector. Response timely.” – Energy  

Technically very sound and responsive.  Professional, accessible, reliable and commercial. It is resourceful and is able to cover wide spectrum of work. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Fariz Abdul Aziz 

Deep industry and country knowledge. Provides straight-to-the-point advice. Prepared to offer pragmatic solutions. Always available. Very responsive despite time difference. 

Claudia Cheah 

Cheah always puts her client's needs first. She attends to feedbacks immediately. We can trust her with our legal matters as she will ensure to address all obstacles.” 

She thinks out of the box and gives commercially sound and practical advice. She is very quick in her response time and highly dependable. She has great communication skills and very approachable. 

Jillian Chia 

Chia is very responsive and understands how demanding our clients are. She is able to work well in meeting the deadlines, which are sometimes quite unreasonable of clients. 

Richard Khoo 

Responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai 

He is not only a very reliable, efficient and trustworthy solicitor, but he also works with highest integrity for as long as I have worked with him. He also takes good care of his wellbeing as to be able to provide fast and spot on legal advice for our company whenever he is called upon to do so. 

Jocelyn Lim 

She is a competent and dedicated lawyer. Knows her stuff but at the same time not afraid to admit the need to undertake further research before providing her opinion on certain matters.” 

Quick in response and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.” 

Solid technical advice and strategy.” 

Vijay Raj 

He is very proactive and knowledgeable. Provides creative solutions to client's problem. 

Shi Wen Tan 

Proactive and knowledgeable. Willing to go the extra mile to get things done. 

Friendly and efficientAble to provide information for difficult inquires. 

Chee Lin Wong 

Technically very sound and clear on legal issues. Responsive and charge reasonably.”

 

Work highlights 

Representing the Customs and Tax Administration of the Kingdom of Denmark in a civil suit against multiple Malaysian entities and its officers to recover approximately RM1 billion. This matter has been described as the largest tax fraud in Denmark. 

Acted for Habib Jewels in a criminal forfeiture action filed by the Public Prosecutor for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for monies allegedly linked to the Malaysia Development scandal. 

Successfully represented Keller in resisting an appeal at the Federal Court in relation to the law on lifting and piercing of corporate veil. This case is important because it is the first decision made by the apex court to examine Lord Sumption’s concealment and evasion principles in Prest and its application in Malaysia.   

Key clients 

KPMG, Maybank IslamicPengurusan Air SelangorPTD 

 
Tay & Partners

Tay & Partners is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Johor BahruThe firm is particularly known for its competition strength and is active in both contentious and advisory matters. The firm also boasts expertise in the aviation and real estate sectors. Beng Chai Tay is key partner. Partner Wai Sum Teo left firm in December 2020.


Work highlights 

Representing Country Garden Danga Bay, a subsidiary of Country Garden Holdings, against the purchasers of condominium units at Country Garden Danga Bay, alleging that the low quality of workmanship and materials used were not in accordance with the details stated in the sale and purchase agreement. The firm successfully overturned and reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal at the Federal Court, which was a landmark decision in Malaysia. New laws were created during the appeal at the Federal Court. The jurisdiction of the tribunal has been defined in this case and the law on estoppel has also been advanced. 

Key clients 

AMDOCSGrohe MalaysiaLixil Group CorporationOpenet Telecom Malaysia 

 
Wong & Partners

Wong & Partners is a member firm of Baker McKenzie and has strong expertise in corporate and M&A, intellectual property, and tax where the firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in our tables. In addition to being highly ranked across several practice areas, the firm also has extensive industry knowledge in banking and financial services, consumer goods and services, infrastructure, real estate, and technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include Mark Lim for banking and finance, Brian Chia and Andre Gan for capital markets and corporate and M&A, Kherk Ying Chew for IP and Adeline Wong for tax. Partner Siaw Wan Lim departed to Christopher & Lee Ong in November 2020. Dispute partner Arief Emran Arifin also left firm in April 2021. The firm hired IP lawyer Sonia Ong as partner in May 2020. 

Client feedback 

Ai Leen Tang 

She has all-round knowledge about corporate real estate.

 

Work highlights 

Representing Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Companya joint-operating company of Petronas Carigali, ConocoPhillips (Sabah Gas) and Shell Energy Asiain a claim against a supplier known as Mikuni and its directors for supplying counterfeit valves. This is a significant finding as there is now written precedent by the Court of Appeal that an arbitration agreement can be deemed inoperative if a party refuses to pay their share of the deposit. 

Successfully represented Hitachi Systems Digital Services (Singapore) at the High Court of Kuala Lumpur, in its claim of approximately $5.2 million against Cuscapi Malaysia and Cuscapi in respect of the sale and purchase of certain hardware equipment. 

Key clients 

MettubeOsram Opto Semiconductors (Malaysia)Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning MalaysiaSouthern Industrial Gas 

 
Zain & Co

Founded in 1970 by Zain Azahari Zainal Abidinfull-service firm Zain & Co is actively involved in many transactions and projects in the country. It has diverse corporate and banking and finance practiceassisting clients on a range of M&A, private equity and financing mandates. The firm is also well versed in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Salwah Abdul Shukor is a key corporate partner at the firm. Since 2018, the firm is a member of Dentons and has access to its support network across 170 locations in over 70 countries.  

Client feedback 

They respond quickly and efficiently. The advice given is always on point and accurate. – Construction  

Responsive and able to meet the required fast turnaround and provide commercial pointers. – Corporate and M&A 

Partner is very hands-on and accessible.” – Corporate and M&A 

The firm has always been responsive and swift in providing advice. Its knowledge in recent developments is impressive. – Dispute resolution 

Zain & Co is very professional, efficient and accurate, yet it gives us as a client a personal follow-up and it is very easy to work with. – Oil and gas 

Professional and gives accurate advice. Efficient in time management and billing clarity. All the members of the firm are very experienced, the staff are well trained and experienced. Depending on the matter, the appropriate member will be called upon. – Private client 

The partner in charge is very hands-on and easily accessible, providing legal solutions to commercial issues to ensure the company's needs are addressed and well protected. – Real estate 

Very thorough and quick responses.” – Shipping  

Sharmini Durai 

Listens to clients’ needs and gives good advice. 

PaulinNgiam 

Approachable and able to explain clearly in layman terms. 

She makes the client feels comfortable and listens attentively.” 

RebeccaSelvaraj 

Selvaraj is always very responsive and works to a very high standard.” 

Selvaraj was my first contact person when I reached out to Zain & Co asking for legal representation. She has extensive experience relevant to my needs, and she handles and supervises all my cases efficiently and personally. 

Anita Sockalingam 

Credits to Anita Sockalingam and her associate Raneesha Thayalan who have never failed us in giving first class legal services. 

Zain Azlan Zain Azahari 

He is knowledgeable and experienced in the industry. He understands the business point of view and  offers solutions and structures to ensure the company's interests is well protected. He also has a warm and obliging nature and is always pleasant to work with. 

 

Work highlights 

Acting for the Malaysian subsidiary of a large Chinese state-owned company in defending a suit brought by the employer of a land reclamation project in the State of Melakawherein the employer sought to expunge documents lodged by the client. 

 
Energy
Adnan Sundra & Low

Since its establishment in 1975, Adnan Sundra & Low has maintained  a solid reputation in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A. The firm is a popular choice of counsel for banks and financial institutionto handle financial and corporate structuressecuritisations and regulatory capital instruments. It has a large market share of the debt capital markets deals in Malaysia. Key individuals include Deepak Sadasivan and Adrian Chee for banking and finance and capital markets, Edward Foo Yuen Ng for capital markets, and Adrian Chair and Chin Chin Wong for corporate and M&A.

Client feedback 

Sound advice, professional and solution-driven. – Capital markets 

The team was responsive. They were able to structure terms that are feasible commercially without compromising on the rights of investors from legal perspective. – Corporate and M&A 

Rodney D'cruz 

Personal touch, sound advice. 

Chai Ling Goh 

Chai Ling has been very responsive and has been able to propose legal solutions that are not compromising the commercial aspects.

 

 

Work highlights 

Acted as legal counsel for HSBC Amanah Malaysia as the principal adviser, lead arranger and lead manager on Leader Energy’s first issuance ASEAN green SRI sukuk wakalah. This will be used to part-finance the total development cost of two solar power projects in Kuala Muda, Kedah undertaken by Leader Solar Energy and Leader Solar Energy II. 

 
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Highly regarded firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) has a sound reputation in the market, particularly for financing, capital markets and corporate work. The firm also provides strong expertise on energy and infrastructure projects, including road, rail and airport developments as well as petrochemical plants and local and offshore renewable energy projectsLilian LiewGilbert GanKee Hooi WongAmin Abdul Majid and Boo Seng Ong are key figures for banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A, energy, infrastructure, and IP, respectively.

Client feedback 

Timely turnaround time and commercially applicable advice. – Intellectual property 

Sound knowledge of the law and a pragmatic approach to litigation. Experienced partners manage litigation schedules and require minimal client supervision. – Intellectual property 

All departments are equally responsive. Personable and easy-going lawyers. Flexible billing arrangements.” – Real estate 

Patricia Chia 

Chia is thorough, responsive, and calm under pressure. Knows her subject matter well. Does not over-lawyer and always tries to find a practical solution. Very pleasant to work with. Responds even she is on leave! 

Boo Seng Ong 

Detail-oriented and willing to understand our business needs. 

Linda Wang 

ExperiencedUnderstands Malaysian law. Gives practical advice. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Idiwan Solar on the construction of a solar power plant. Once completed, the project will be the first large scale solar power plant in the State of Kelantan approved by the Energy Commission to undertake a combined financing arrangement with another solar power plant to be developed by BGMC Bras Power in Kuala Muda, Kedah. 

Advised ChemOne on its proposed development of refinery and aromatic facilities within the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex in Johor together with its partners through the project company, Pengerang Energy ComplexThis $3.38 billion project will be one of the world’s largest and most competitive integrated condensate splitter and aromatics facilities. 

Key clients 

BGMC Bras PowerPulau Indah PowerVopak 

 
Infrastructure
Adnan Sundra & Low

Since its establishment in 1975, Adnan Sundra & Low has maintained  a solid reputation in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A. The firm is a popular choice of counsel for banks and financial institutionto handle financial and corporate structuressecuritisations and regulatory capital instruments. It has a large market share of the debt capital markets deals in Malaysia. Key individuals include Deepak Sadasivan and Adrian Chee for banking and finance and capital markets, Edward Foo Yuen Ng for capital markets, and Adrian Chair and Chin Chin Wong for corporate and M&A.

Client feedback 

Sound advice, professional and solution-driven. – Capital markets 

The team was responsive. They were able to structure terms that are feasible commercially without compromising on the rights of investors from legal perspective. – Corporate and M&A 

Rodney D'cruz 

Personal touch, sound advice. 

Chai Ling Goh 

Chai Ling has been very responsive and has been able to propose legal solutions that are not compromising the commercial aspects.

 

 

Work highlights 

Acted for Maxis Broadband on the joint development and sharing of fibre infrastructure between Maxis Broadband, Celcom Axiata and Digi TelecommunicationsThe collaboration enables improved widespread of 4G connectivity to all Malaysians by increasing the country’s fibre infrastructure in line with ambitions under the National Digital Infrastructure Plan (JENDELA) and laying the critical groundwork to support 5G future sites.

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Renowned full-service law firm, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, 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. The firm had significant departures of senior partners including DP NabanRosli DahlanSaravana KumarOoi Bee Hong and Ong Eu Jin who set up a new firm called Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.

Client feedback 

Incredibly knowledgeable about the latest law and regulations.