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Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers (including foreign legal counsel/advisors/consultants practising in Malaysia).

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Salwah Abdul ShukorSalwah Abdul Shukor
Zain & Co

Key practice areas: M&A; capital markets; IP; technology media and entertainment; estate planning

Mohamed Ridza AbdullahMohamed Ridza Abdullah
Mohamed Ridza & Co

Key practice areas: Corporate, technology; Islamic finance; M&A; listings of public companies; joint venture and consortium agreements

Cecil AbrahamCecil Abraham
Cecil Abraham & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking and securities litigation; corporate and commercial litigation; commercial and investment treaty arbitration; media law disputes; public & administrative law

Karen AbrahamKaren Abraham
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: IP work; IP litigation

Wilfred AbrahamWilfred Abraham
Zul Rafique & Partners

Key practice areas: Adjudication; arbitration; commercial law litigation; construction litigation; insurance law

Andri Aidham BadriAndri Aidham Badri
Kadir Andri & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & securities; privatization

Munir Abdul AzizMunir Abdul Aziz
Wong & Partners

Key practice areas: Capital markets; consumer goods & retail; financial institutions; insurance; joint ventures & strategic alliances

Azman bin Othman LukAzman bin Othman Luk
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; Islamic finance; regulatory & compliance; restructuring & insolvency

Ira BiswasIra Biswas
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Tel: +603 2055 3917
Email: irabiswas@ccalaw.com
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; commercial and civil litigation

Ira has extensive experience in a wide spectrum of commercial and civil litigation cases. She has dealt with clientele in many different industries and is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer.

She was awarded the Disputes Star of the year award for Malaysia for the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015, and was listed as a Benchmark Disputes Star in the 2014, 2018 and 2019 editions of Benchmark: Asia Pacific and as a Local Dispute Star in its 2013 edition.

Ira is a member and was the co-chairperson of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (Malaysia Network) (IWIRC) from 6 January 2017 to 10 February 2020. She is also actively involved in Bar Council Committees. She was the chairperson of the Bar Council’s advocacy training committee (2016-2018) and is an advocacy trainer for the Malaysian Bar. She is also a member of its corporate and commercial law committee.

Among other publications, Ira was a contributor to the Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia published in 2019 by Thomson Reuters Asia, contributing editor of the Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 and 2013 published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia. She is also an author of the Malaysian chapter on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business in the May (2010) supplement.

A graduate of Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India, with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics, Ira obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London, England (External Degree).

She was called to the Bar of England & Wales in July 1986 and was admitted as an advocate & solicitor of the High Court in Malaya in July 1987.

Adrian ChairAdrian Chair
Adnan, Sundra & Low

Key practice areas: Landmark projects and development; energy, infrastructure & utilities; M&A; telecommunications and technology; joint ventures

Philip ChanPhilip Chan
Skrine

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; real estate; corporate/M&A; project finance; project development

Shemane ChanShemane Chan
Christopher & Lee Ong

Key practice areas: Construction & projects; energy & resources

Vincent ChanVincent Chan
Abdullah Chan

Key practice areas: Corporate finance; capital markets; M&A; takeovers; privatization

Chang Hong YunChang Hong Yun
Tay & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate/M&A and corporate secretarial; debt & equity; capital markets and trade; regulations & investments

Chang Wei MunChang Wei Mun
Raja Darryl & Loh

Key practice areas: Construction and engineering; infrastructure; oil & gas

Adrian CheeAdrian Chee
Adnan Sundra & Low

Key practice areas: M&A; capital markets; banking & finance; corporate governance; competition

Chen Lee WonChen Lee Won
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity

Chew Kherk YingChew Kherk Ying
Wong & Partners

Key practice areas: Brand enforcement; brand management; commercial litigation; data & technology; dispute resolution

Chew Phye KeatChew Phye Keat
Raja Darryl & Loh

Key practice areas: Corporate; commercial; ICT; IP

Brian ChiaBrian Chia
Wong & Partners

Key practice areas: Public and private M&A; private equity; corporate restructuring and reorganizations; labour & employment; antitrust/competition

Chia Chee HoongChia Chee Hoong
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity

Esther ChikEsther Chik
Wong & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; Islamic finance; debt transactions; loans & credit facilities; acquisition financing

Chin Sook KwanChin Sook Kwan
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Key practice areas: Corporate finance & securities; debt capital markets; banking & finance; Islamic finance

Chung Swee LoongChung Swee Loong
Albar & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; Islamic finance; project finance; securitization

Cyrus V DasCyrus V Das
Cyrus Das Advocates & Solicitors

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; administrative and constitutional law

Andre GanAndre Gan
Wong & Partners

Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; antitrust and competition; real estate; regulatory and compliance

Gilbert GanGilbert Gan
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Key practice areas: Equity capital markets; M&A; securities regulations; FDI; exchange traded funds & derivatives

Cindy GohCindy Goh
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Tel: +603 2691 0803; ext: 192
Email: cindygoh@ccalaw.com
Key practice areas: IP; dispute resolution (corporate and commercial litigation); dispute resolution (civil litigation); taxation

Cindy Goh has decades of experience in IP and commercial litigation. Her clientele ranges from local public listed companies to many well-known foreign multinational corporations. Cindy was involved in many high-profile, large-scale litigation including shareholders’ disputes, IP disputes, tax disputes, obtaining injunctions, corporate restructuring, defamation, negligence, contract, banking and land-related matters. Cindy was also involved in domestic and international arbitrations including proceedings in Rome, Italy. She has experience conducting tax appeals at the Special Commissioner for Income Tax, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Cindy is also experienced in advising on complex IP issues relating to IP rights protection and commercialization.

Cindy has been consistently recognized by independent publications as a leading individual in Malaysia for her IP and dispute resolution practice. More recently, she was ranked as a Leading Lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions, Asialaw Profiles 2018 and 2019 editions, Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017 edition, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook in 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions and Asia IP Profiles 2018 edition. She was also nominated in the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019 under the categories of Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year and Woman Lawyer of the Year award.

In 2018, Cindy has led the firm to win the coveted Malaysia Contentious IP Firm of the Year Award 2018 at the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong for her landmark cases concerning patent infringement and patent invalidation as well as on trademark and franchise law.

Cindy is the chairperson of the Malaysian Bar IP Committee and a committee member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) and the Asian Patent Attorneys’ Association (APAA) and is the firm’s representative in the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Cindy has been described in Chambers Asia-Pacific as “an exceptional lawyer who can provide practical solutions for complex legal problems”. Cindy has also been described in Legal 500 as “always excellent – good with clients, realistic and quick to respond”. She was also described in Managing IP as “highly knowledgeable in the area of IP laws, and she is practical and effective”.

Goh Ka ImGoh Ka Im
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: Tax & revenue; private wealth & family business; energy, natural resources & green technology

Rodney GomezRodney Gomez
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: Infrastructure & projects; engineering & construction; dispute resolution; arbitration & mediation

Rajasingam GothandapaniRajasingam Gothandapani
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: Shipping & maritime; dispute resolution; regulatory compliance & enforcement; land acquisition & town and country planning; energy, natural resources & green technology

Megat Hizaini HassanMegat Hizaini Hassan
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Key practice areas: Islamic finance; Islamic capital market; corporate finance

Samuel HongSamuel Hong
Kadir Andri & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate commercial; M&A; equity capital markets

Mohanadass KanagasabaiMohanadass Kanagasabai
Mohanadass Partnership

Key practice areas: Construction and engineering; contract and commercial; shareholder and corporate; oil and gas; telecommunications

Siva Kumar KanagasabaiSiva Kumar Kanagasabai
Skrine

Key practice areas: Maritime and shipping; employment; commercial litigation and arbitration; fraud and asset recovery

Kamilah KasimKamilah Kasim
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Key practice areas: Construction & engineering; energy, infrastructure & projects; international arbitration

Abdul Kadir KassimAbdul Kadir Kassim
Kadir Andri & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & securities; equity capital markets

Khoo Guan HuatKhoo Guan Huat
Skrine

Key practice areas: IP litigation and enforcement; TMT disputes; international arbitration

Pauline KhorPauline Khor
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Key practice areas: IP; litigation; technology, media & telecommunications

Adrian Yeow York KohAdrian Yeow York Koh
Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh

Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A; projects & ventures; property & real estate

Vijey Mohana KrishnanVijey Mohana Krishnan
Raja Darryl & Loh

Key practice areas: Tax & revenue

Robert LazarRobert Lazar
Sreenevasan Young

Key practice areas: Litigation; commercial dispute

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
Christopher & Lee Ong

Key practice areas: Projects, infrastructure & construction; energy & natural resources; banking & finance; capital markets; M&A

Lee Lin LiLee Lin Li
Tay & Partners

Key practice areas: IP; franchising; data protection; technology, multimedia & telecommunications; healthcare & life science

Lee Yee LingLee Yee Ling
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate real estate; Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Christopher LeongChristopher Leong
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Tel: +603 2055 3888
Email: chrisleong@ccalaw.com
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution

Christopher has extensive experience in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes, and banking and securities litigation. He is well versed with issues that customarily arise in litigation with cross-border elements. Additionally, he practices in the area of constitutional and administrative law, and public interest litigation.

Christopher also acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations. He is empanelled as an arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Hainan International Arbitration Court (HIAC).

In the field of dispute resolution, Christopher has been named as a Leading Individual/Lawyer in Malaysia by Asia Pacific Legal 500 since 2004, Chambers Asia since 2009, The Asialaw Leading Lawyer since 2008, and as a Market-leading Lawyer in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of Asialaw Profiles. He is also named as a Dispute Resolution Star in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 and 2019, and is listed as one of the World’s Leading Litigation and Product Liability Lawyers in the Expert Guides, 2012 edition.

Presently, Christopher is a member of the AIAC Advisory Council; a member of the Taylor’s University Law School Legal Profession Advisory Panel; a member on the advisory board of Monash University Degree for Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE); a recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Nottingham; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), a non-profit cross-partisan think tank foundation in Malaysia.

Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in economics and philosophy in 1984 from Monash University, Australia, and completed reading law (LLB) at the University of Nottingham in 1988. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990.

Jeff LeongJeff Leong
Jeff Leong Poon & Wong

Key practice areas: M&A; IPOs and capital markets; takeovers, board tussles and shareholder fights; corporate finance, corporate advisory and strategic crisis management; international commercial mediation

Lilian LiewLilian Liew
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; debt capital markets;Islamic finance & banking

Lim Chee WeeLim Chee Wee
Skrine

Key practice areas: International arbitration; fraud and asset recovery; commercial litigation and arbitration; regulatory enforcement

Chin Hian (Mark) LimChin Hian (Mark) Lim
Wong & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; Islamic finance; debt capital markets; projects financing; projects

Loh Mei MeiLoh Mei Mei
Zul Rafique & Partners

Key practice areas: Debt capital markets and sukuk; Islamic finance; project finance; asset-backed securitization; acquisition finance

Loh Siew CheangLoh Siew Cheang
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Tel: +603 2691 0803 ext 138
Email: lohsiewcheang@ccalaw.com
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution

Loh Siew Cheang’s practice is in dispute resolution involving company and securities laws.

Siew Cheang has appeared and continues to appear as counsel in many complex and high-profile business and corporate disputes. He was one of the counsels who appeared before the Constitutional Tribunal established in 1998 to inquire into the alleged judicial misconduct of five Malaysian Supreme Court Judges. He was also a member of the Companies Law Reform Committee of Malaysia.

Numerous independent legal publications have consistently listed him as a leading individual in dispute resolution and corporate/M&A. He has been ranked as a Market-Leading Lawyer by Asialaw Leading Lawyers in the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 editions for dispute resolution and corporate/M&A. The Chambers Asia – Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 edition described him as “a standout” and “a formidable advocate who presents incredible robust arguments”.

He is the author of Corporate Powers: Accountability published by LexisNexis which is now in its third edition (2018). He is also the co-author of the Hong Kong Company Law, which is now in its second edition (2017).

Siew Cheang is a graduate from the University of Malaya. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1978.

Ivan LooIvan Loo
Skrine

Key practice areas: International arbitration; construction litigation, arbitration and adjudication; oil & gas, and energy disputes; construction inquiries and investigations

Janet LH LooiJanet LH Looi
Skrine

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate governance; foreign direct investment and joint ventures; environmental law; competition law

Azmi Mohd AliAzmi Mohd Ali
Azmi & Associates

Tel: + 603 2118 5001
Email: azmi@azmilaw.com
Key practice areas: M&A; projects; foreign investments; corporate & commercial; energy, oil & gas

Azmi Mohd Ali is a senior corporate & commercial lawyer, a corporate leader and one of the leading corporate lawyers in Malaysia with more than 35 years’ experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, project finance, privatization, energy, oil and gas and foreign investments. Prior to his venture in private practice, he started his career as an in-house counsel in Petronas in 1984.

His current positions include:

  • Founder & senior partner of Azmi & Associates, a full service corporate and commercial law firm of close to 80 lawyers and is recognized as one of the largest law firms (by size) in Malaysia.
  • Director of a listed company, non-listed public companies and non-profit organization; SP Setia Berhad, Worldwide Holdings Berhad, Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia, PNB Commercial Sdn Bhd, UiTM Holdings Sdn Bhd and Yayasan Putra Business School.
  • Director of Terralex, a Florida-based worldwide network of 155 law firms with 19,000 lawyers within its member firms spanning across 100 jurisdictions.
  • Panel of conciliators and of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
  • Member of International Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (ICC).
  • Member of Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia.
  • Deputy President; University of Malaya Alumni Association.
  • Adjunct Professor; Law Faculty of University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • Advisory Committee; Law School of Taylor University.
  • Has won the prestigious International Law Office 2016 Clients Choice Award for Malaysia in mergers & acquisitions, and other international publications.

Faisal MoideenFaisal Moideen
Moideen & Max

Tel: +603 6205 9288 / 6205 9388
Email: faisal@moideenmax.com
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; sports law; industrial relations & employment; environmental & aviation law; construction law & arbitration

Faisal Moideen, the founding and managing partner of Moideen & Max, is an experienced lawyer dedicated to the litigation practice.

As a seasoned litigation counsel, Moideen is frequently engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of court from the Industrial Court to the Federal Court. He also acts as counsel in both domestic and international arbitrations.

A focused problem-solver, Moideen is analytical and aggressive in developing strategies and practical solutions for clients. He is regularly sought after for his counsel and advice on a wide range of legal issues and subjects ranging from construction law, sports law, environmental law, criminal law and commercial disputes.

His articulate and persuasive advocacy in court has also earned him praise and respect among his peers including senior members of the bar.

Moideen represents various multinational companies including the national petroleum corporation, various national sports association/bodies and international airlines.

Moy Pui YeeMoy Pui Yee
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; maritime & aviation; M&A; private equity

DP NabanDP Naban
Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership

Key practice areas: Tax, SST and customs; dispute resolution; employment and industrial relations; IP; banking and finance

Nitin NadkarniNitin Nadkarni
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Key practice areas: International arbitration

Putri Norlisa NajibPutri Norlisa Najib
Adnan Sundra & Low

Key practice areas: Banking and finance; M&A; joint venture; capital markets

Rabindra S NathanRabindra S Nathan
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: Litigation cases relating to banking and insolvency, corporate matters, swaps and derivatives; international commercial arbitration

Nahendran NavaratnamNahendran Navaratnam
Navaratnam Chambers

Key practice areas: Arbitration; construction; insurance; IP

Edward NgEdward Ng
Adnan Sundra & Low

Key practice areas: Debt capital markets; banking and finance; project finance and Islamic finance

Ng Swee KeeNg Swee Kee
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; energy-solar, oil & gas; logistics and e-commerce; infrastructure; technology media & telecommunications

Charmayne OngCharmayne Ong
Skrine

Key practice areas: IP; TMT; data; product law

Ong Chee KwanOng Chee Kwan
Christopher & Lee Ong

Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; shipping

Jerry OngJerry Ong
Zul Rafique & Partners

Key practice areas: Acquisitions, mergers & takeovers; corporate restructuring; foreign investments; private equity & venture capital; equity capital markets

Jalalullail OthmanJalalullail Othman
Shook Lin & Bok

Key practice areas: Banking and finance (including Islamic finance); corporate commercial; real estate; infrastructure and projects; regulatory compliance

Deepak PillaiDeepak Pillai
Christopher & Lee Ong

Key practice areas: TMT; data privacy

Belden PremarajBelden Premaraj
Belden Advocates & Solicitors

Tel: + 603 2095 0203
Email: belden@beldenlex.com
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution: arbitration, adjudications and ADR; on-project advisory and risk management; construction, engineering & infrastructure; oil & gas; energy & utilities

Belden Premaraj Joseph Rajadurai, is the principal partner of Belden Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He heads this boutique firm that specializes in dispute resolution and advisory services for the construction, infrastructure and engineering, oil and gas and energy and utilities industry.

Belden read law at the University of Liverpool, England. He is a barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and a fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also listed on Chambers & Partners Expert Guides in his area of practice. He has over 25 years of experience in his specialist area of practice.

Belden is an active counsel for various multinational companies within his practice industry. His involvement stretches from on-project advisory, risk management, insurance claims to dispute resolution. His familiarity with technical engineering issues and delay analysis, claims and assessment using the latest programming software as well as assessment techniques puts him ahead of other legal practitioners in the same practice area.

Belden has appeared as lead counsel in many arbitrations carried out under the auspices of AIAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and many other arbitral rules and institutions. He also actively represents clients in other dispute resolution forums such as contractual and statutory compelled adjudications, adjudication dispute or review boards, mediations, expert determinations and early neutral evaluations.

Belden has represented clients in dispute resolution for a myriad of different types of projects stretching from the simpler building or mixed development projects to the far more complex projects such district cooling systems, highways and cable stay bridges, railway infrastructure, systems, trackworks and stations, airports and their associated specialist works such as PC aeroplane systems, laser docking systems, runway lighting systems, coal-fired power stations, hydropower construction and generation, water catchment and reservoir constructions, sewerage treatment plants, LNG plants and associated works, oil platforms and MOPUs, subsea rigid and flexible piping and FPSOs.

Belden is also an active domestic and international arbitrator and adjudicator in his practice area. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators for the AIAC and ICC.

Anand RajAnand Raj
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: Competition law & antitrust; tax disputes & controversy

Lambert Rasa-RatnamLambert Rasa-Ratnam
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Key practice areas: Appellate; civil & commercial disputes; commercial arbitration

Ariff RozhanAriff Rozhan
Ariff Rozhan & Co

Tel: +603 6411 4001
Email: ariff@arc.partners
Key practice areas: General litigation and general dispute resolution; corporate, contractual and commercial disputes; arbitration; banking and financial disputes; insurance and reinsurance

Ariff is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a practicing barrister-at-law in England & Wales.

Ariff has practiced law for nearly 30 years. He began his career in 1989 at an international city law firm in London. From 1991 until 2003 he practiced as a barrister in Temple, London, England, where he was instructed as counsel at various levels of the judicial system in England and Wales. He returned to Malaysia in 2004 and joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co as a partner, where he managed the firm’s dispute resolution department and was on the executive committee until he left in 2015. Ariff founded Ariff Rozhan & Co in April 2015 and is its managing partner. In November 2015, Ariff set up the Chambers of Ariff Rozhan in London, England, from where he recommenced his practice as a barrister. Ariff has also been authorized by the Bar Council of England & Wales to “conduct litigation” and is registered to accept instructions via direct access.

Ariff has experience in conducting cases in complex claims and disputes, in a wide range of fields including arbitration, corporate and commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance, banking, administrative, insolvency, construction and contractual matters. He also has extensive experience in cases where forensic investigation is required. His clients include both local and international banks, major local and international corporations, statutory bodies and local authorities.

Ariff has been recommended by peers, as a “top litigation expert”. He has been ranked as the leading litigation and dispute resolution practitioner in Malaysia and was named as a “Local Disputes Star” and a “Dispute Resolution Star”. He is recognized as one of Malaysia’s leading lawyers.

Ariff is also a multiple recipient of the International Client Choice Award (2017 and 2018) in London (for the litigation category in Malaysia), and a winner of the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Disputes Resolution Award in Hong Kong (2017). He was also named as one of Malaysia top 100 lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal in 2019.

Deepak SadasivanDeepak Sadasivan
Adnan Sundra & Low

Key practice areas: Securitization; Islamic finance; debt capital markets; derivatives; project finance

Iain SedgleyIain Sedgley
Sedgley & Co

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; projects & construction; private clients

Saravana Kumar SegaranSaravana Kumar Segaran
Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership

Key practice areas: Taxation; litigation

Indran ShanmuganathanIndran Shanmuganathan
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: Intellectual property; personal data protection & privacy laws; competition law & antitrust

Michael SooMichael Soo
Shook Lin & Bok

Key practice areas: IP; IT & licensing

Ambiga SreenevasanAmbiga Sreenevasan
Sreenevasan

Key practice areas: Civil, commercial and corporate litigation; IP; industrial law

Su Siew LingSu Siew Ling
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Key practice areas: IP

Su Tiang JooSu Tiang Joo
Cheah Teh & Su

Key practice areas: Land acquisition and disputes involving real estate; trust and administration of estates; public law and judicial review; company shareholders’ disputes; construction contracts and arbitration

Tan Chea Li (Lily)Tan Chea Li (Lily)
Albar & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; capital markets; Islamic finance; project finance

Tan Kong YamTan Kong Yam
Kadir Andri & Partners

Key practice areas: M&A; equity capital markets; private equity

Tan Ming-liTan Ming-li
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Tel: +603 2055 3888
Email: tanmingli@ccalaw.com
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate; M&A; wealth management

Ming-li’s expertise is in the practice area of corporate and securities law where she is involved in advising on capital market transactions and related corporate finance work, cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as the setting up of corporate and trust structures for her corporate clientele.

She was also actively involved in corporate and commercial litigation in her early years of practice and has had experience in arbitration matters and intellectual property disputes.

Ming-li has advised on many notable corporate and securities transactions over the years, including the listing of one of the first Malaysian-owned companies on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIMs), the successful acquisition of a business division of Royal Philips BV involved in the manufacture of high-tech plastic lenses for the telecommunications industry and also the disposal of the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel through an international tender process.

She also has extensive experience in corporate and debt restructuring and has spearheaded during the last financial crisis in Malaysia, the corporate and debt restructuring of some of the largest debt restructuring exercises in Malaysia. In addition, Ming-li advises trust companies and a select number of substantial net-worth families on asset protection, and the establishment of private trusts and foundations including charitable foundations.

Ming-li is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates & Solicitors’ Disciplinary Board of Malaysia. She has been consistently recognized by independent publications as a leading individual for her corporate and capital markets practice. More recently, she was recognized in IFLR 1000 as a Highly Regarded Lawyer in 2018 and 2019.

She has been ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A in both the 2016 and 2017 and 2019 editions of Asialaw Leading Lawyers and similarly ranked in Corporate/Commercial: Equity Capital Markets in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019.

Ming-li graduated with a double degree in both Law (Hons) and Science from the University of Melbourne. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1994.

Sharon TanSharon Tan
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Key practice areas: Communications, media & technology; competition; corporate commercial

Tay Beng ChaiTay Beng Chai
Tay & Partners

Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; corporate/M&A; aviation; shipping; debt & equity; capital markets

Tay Weng HweeTay Weng Hwee
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A; banking & finance; real estate & construction; equity markets

Teh Meng TeckTeh Meng Teck
Cheah Teh & Su

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; litigation

Teo Bong KwangTeo Bong Kwang
Wong Jin Nee & Teo

Tel: +603 2092 3322
Email: tbk@wjnt-law.com
Key practice areas: IP

Teo Bong Kwang is a registered patent, trademark and industrial design agent in Malaysia. He has served in the executive committee of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA), Society of Alumni of Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship Malaysia (AOTS), licensing executive society and legal committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Bong Kwang was on the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia’s (MyIPO) special committee, which reviewed the Trade Marks Act, 1976. He is a seasoned litigator who regularly acts in matters involving patent infringement, trademark infringement and passing off, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets, confidential information, technology, pharmaceutical and food laws.

Bong Kwang is consistently ranked as a leading individual by Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who in Trade Mark and World Trademark Review 1000. He is the author of several books including Trade Mark Law and Practice in Malaysia, which has been cited with approval by the Malaysian High Courts; the advisory editor of MLJ Trade Marks and Service Marks Handbook and a Malaysian correspondent for World Trademark Review.

Cynthia Toh Mei LeeCynthia Toh Mei Lee
Wong Beh & Toh

Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate and M&A

Linda WangLinda Wang
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Key practice areas: IP law and litigation

Wong Chin ChinWong Chin Chin
Adnan Sundra & Low

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate advisory; IPOs; privatization of companies; real estate

Adeline WongAdeline Wong
Wong & Partners

Key practice areas: Taxation; joint ventures: M&A; restructuring and downsizing

Wong Jin NeeWong Jin Nee
Wong Jin Nee & Teo

Tel: +603 2092 3322
Email: wjn@wjnt-law.com
Key practice areas: IP

Wong Jin Nee is a registered patent, trademark and industrial design agent in Malaysia. She is a member of the Copyright Tribunal and was formerly the president of the Licensing Executives Society, chair of the Bar Council IP Committee, head of the IPR Committee of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce (EU-MCCI) and executive committee member of the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA).

Jin Nee is a panellist appointed by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and a mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre as well as a certified IP valuer in Malaysia.

Jin Nee’s core competencies include managing international and Malaysian trademark filings and portfolios, IP monetization (including franchising and licensing), IP counselling and strategies, brand protection and enforcement, public policy and government engagement.

Jin Nee is consistently identified as a leading individual by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who’s Who in trademark & franchise practices, Chambers and Partners, and WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Wong Tat ChungWong Tat Chung
Wong Beh & Toh

Key practice areas: Equity corporate finance; M&A; competition law

Eileen YeohEileen Yeoh
Christopher & Lee Ong

Key practice areas: Projects & infrastructure; energy & natural resources; real estate & construction

Grace YeohGrace Yeoh
Shearn Delamore & Co

Key practice areas: M&A and takeovers; regulatory advice; structuring and restructuring; private wealth; energy, natural resources and green technology

Leonard Soon Beng YeohLeonard Soon Beng Yeoh
Tay & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate and commercial dispute resolution; employment & industrial relations; arbitration; banking litigation/insolvency; competition & antitrust

Bahari YeowBahari Yeow
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Key practice areas: IP

Yoong Sin MinYoong Sin Min
Shook Lin & Bok

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution (commercial litigation, banking and finance disputes); restructuring and insolvency; securities litigation; land disputes

Sin Min joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1992. She has been admitted to the Bars of both Malaya and Singapore, and is a litigator in civil disputes, with her specialty being the area of banking & finance litigation.

Her experience encompasses all legal problems related to and faced by financial institutions and she acts for such institutions in claims by and against them. She regularly acts and renders advice in matters relating to private debt securities (conventional and Islamic), receiverships and insolvencies, restructuring of debts and schemes of arrangements, handles disputes relating to performance bonds, syndicated loans, Islamic financing, trade finance and forward foreign exchange transactions, financial derivatives, investment banking, bills of exchange, ship financing and maritime vessel ownership matters, as well as various financial products of financial institutions. She has been involved in numerous legal disputes relating to land law and company law and has defended various institutions against a variety of claims including for negligence, defamation, conspiracy and fraud.

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