Five partners break away from Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill to form new firm

Five senior partners have left Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (LHAG) after a contentious legal dispute with 12 other LHAG partners. The new firm, Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership (RDSP), began operations on Feburary 20.

Datuk DP Naban, Rosli Dahlan, Saravana Kumar, Ooi Bee Hong and Ong Eu Jin are no longer with LHAG and have joined RDSP. The new firm is looking to hire 15 associates and 10 pupils.

The five RDSP partners are engaged in a dispute with 12 other partners over obtaining tax advice from external consultants over the treatment of client’s money received by Naban and Kumar from 2009 to 2019.

Naban and Hong originally filed claims against defendants Tay Weng Hwee, Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi, Adlin Abdul Majid, Vijay Kumar, Sean Yeow Huang Meng, Datuk Nitin Nadkarni, Kumar Kanasingam, Lambert Rasa-Ratnam, Mong Chung Seng, SM Shanmugan, Datuk T Thavalingam and Aaron Gerard Sankar.