Our Practice Areas

Our legal practice areas cover both contentious and non-contentious work. We provide a full range of legal services and solutions and expertise in all key industry sectors.

Main Practice Areas

Administrative Law is a dynamic area of law, the boundaries of which are continually tested. Our firm has a wealth of research and experience to contribute to the expansion of administrative law’s borders. We advise and act for both the decision-makers and the aggrieved parties in various contexts.

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Our firm has a niche in the areas of arbitration, adjudication and mediation as dispute resolution processes. There is a compelling trend as seen in other Commonwealth countries that construction dispute resolution would shift to statutory adjudication. We have successfully used these various processes to resolve complicated business or commercial disputes particularly in building contracts, oil and gas contracts and insurance coverage matters. In recognising the experience of the firm in this area, our lawyers have been involved in the drafting of the new Arbitration Act 2005 and the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act.

In addition to conducting these various processes on behalf of our clients, many of our lawyers regularly serve as arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators.

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Our firm fully understands that money is the life¬blood of commerce. Financing structures are becoming increasingly sophisticated with inter-related obligations typically found in any one financial package. We bring together a sound understanding of the complexities of today’s commercial transactions with in-depth experience in finance. Our work in this area includes:

  • Bridging loans and other commercial related financing.
  • Housing loans.
  • Corporate loans and specialised debt instruments, such as ICULS, RCULS or other types of bonds and private debt securities.
  • Restructuring of loans and other debt obligations.
  • Infrastructure project related financing.
  • Leasing of assets.
  • Incorporation of offshore ventures and financial structures.
  • Foreign loans.
  • Guarantees and performance bonds.

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HY Chong

Managing Partner

From power plants to oil rigs to high-rise buildings, our team of lawyers have structured, advised on and arbitrated or litigated various forms of construction contracts. Many of our lawyers have technical qualifications and construction industry experience that affords an in-depth understanding of our clients’ problems beyond the purely legal perspective. We provide our services on construction related areas including:

  • Construction Documentation.
  • Arbitration/Litigation/Adjudication/Mediation.
  • Project Management.

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Throughout our history, beginning with the mining corporations of Ipoh to the multinationals of today, we have had a close and deep involvement with the commercial world.

The breadth and depth of our experience is available to our clients. With increasing globalisation of the world’s economies, we stand ready to assist you in wide areas including the following:

General business advisory services:

  • Setting up of companies and businesses in Malaysia.
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Compliance requirements under the Companies Act, 1965, Capital Markets and Services Act, 2007 and those laid down by the Malaysian Stock Exchange, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Advising on Joint-ventures, structuring of companies, other corporate support:

  • Regulatory and government policies in relation to foreign investors.
  • Structuring joint-venture agreements.
  • Structuring of deals and various commercial transactions.
  • Advising on Directors’ duties and shareholders’ rights.

Conducting Due Diligence:

  • Transactional Due Diligence.
  • Compliance Due Diligence.

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HY Chong

Managing Partner

In this area of practice, we represent clients who are employers and employees. This area of practice has developed a distinct body of law of its own and merits careful consideration in today’s commercial world.

The services that we provide include litigation in the Labour Court, Industrial Court and High Court and advising on dismissals and employment issues arising from business reorganisation, retrenchment and related matters.

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We actively practise in all aspects of the energy sector including upstream oil & gas, electricity and mining as well as water plants and related projects. Our lawyers, some of whom have worked in the energy industry, are able to provide you with an expanding range of services relating to:

  • Upstream contracts/concessions.
  • Services/equipment procurement.
  • Gas sale/power purchase.
  • Fabrication/construction.
  • Project Management.

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We are well placed to assist our clients in corporate restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, receivership and liquidation matters. This area of law increased in importance during the economic crisis and is critical to the economic recovery of Malaysia.

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Our firm has a strong litigation practice. We handle a wide spectrum of civil and commercial disputes including:

  • Obtaining interim relief such as ex parte injunctions, mareva injunctions and anton pillar orders.
  • Conducting interlocutory proceedings & full trials.
  • Disputes involving contract and tort including defamation, negligence and nuisance.
  • Execution and enforcement proceedings.

Our experience includes representation at all levels of courts and tribunals including proceedings before statutory bodies and appeals before the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Many of the cases handled by our firm have been reported, forming part of the legal precedents of this country.

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We advise clients (which include private entities, public listed companies and government-linked companies) in a wide range of transactions, including share and business disposals and acquisitions, privatisation and mergers, take-overs and restructuring of companies.

We provide in-depth due diligence analysis and deliver a team of dedicated lawyers with various experties and experiences to work together in handling various issues involved in the transactions such as employee transfer and employee benefits issues, competition and IP issues.

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HY Chong

Managing Partner

Real property is still considered a dependable repository of wealth. Hence, it is important that all transactions are carried out properly and in full compliance with the law. We are able to provide advice on all aspects of property transactions, including sale of commercial and residential properties, leasing and tenancies, and property projects.

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HY Chong

Managing Partner

Our firm offers expertise in the fields of personal taxation, corporate taxation, indirect taxation, Goods and Services Tax (GST), stamp duty and taxation litigation.

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Other Practice Areas

Apart from protecting your business and commercial interests, we are able to advise on legal matters involving your personal and family life. Family law disputes are delicate by nature and need to be handled with sensitivity and a personal touch.

Our experience in family law matters include:

  • Adoption.
  • Divorce proceedings.
  • Custody and guardianship.
  • Maintenance.
  • Division of matrimonial assets.

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In today’s information age, our firm provides advice in trademarks, copyright and information technology law. We are also registered trademark and patent agents.

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Our range of services also include writing wills, obtaining Grants of Probate & Letters of Administration, administration of a deceased’s estate, drawing up Trust Deeds and Deeds of Family Arrangements.

We have experience in administering Muslim and non-Muslim estates and have been involved in highly contested inheritance issues in the civil courts.

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HY Chong

Managing Partner

The area of maritime law has a rich and colourful history replete with age old customs and traditions that still govern much of today’s shipping activities. We are able to advise on:

  • Carriage of goods by sea.
  • Shipping matters, both litigious and non-litigious.
  • Admiralty Law.

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We advise on laws governing information technology and telecommunications including:

  • Regulatory requirements for the telecommunications industry in Malaysia.
  • Domestic laws governing internet commerce.
  • Software licensing.

We also assist in drawing up contracts and other documentation for the supply of services and related matters in this area.

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HY Chong

Managing Partner

In light of the Malaysian Competition Act, 2010 that came into force since 1 January 2012, it is critical for companies and businesses to be aware of and recognise the importance of competition law compliance. Our firm provides commercial advice to Malaysian, foreign and multinational companies on competition law matters in various sectors including manufacturing and distribution. We believe that compliance policies are to be observed without compromising our clients’ business success and interest.

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HY Chong

Managing Partner

From lives of individuals to all forms of business, insurance is pervasive and a necessary part of today’s society. Our firm’s practice in insurance comprises advisory work and representation in litigation and arbitration involving most categories of insurance, including fire, industrial all risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, contractors all risk, marine, aviation and motor insurance.

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We advise clients on various issues relating to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) which came into force on 15 November 2013. We have also assisted various corporations in vetting and drafting their personal data protection notices and policies, as well as conducted briefing and training for our clients on compliance with the PDPA.

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