The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017)
Banking & Finance – Tier 2
Corporate M&A – Tier 1
Dispute Resolution – Tier 4
Intellectual Property - Tier 3
Labour and Employment – Tier 3
Projects and Energy – Tier 1
Real Estate and construction - Other Recommended Firms
Shipping – Tier 2
TMT – Tier 1
Ong Chee Kwan - Shipping
Kuok Yew Chen - TMT
Intan Haryati - TMT
Deepak Pillai - TMT
Banking & Finance
Christopher & Lee Ong advised a number of prominent Malaysian and international financial institutions on high–value lending facilities. Clients have included Maybank and Mizuho Bank. Fiona Sequerah heads the practice.
Key figures in Christopher & Lee Ong’s corporate practice, led by Lee Hock Chye, include Yon See Ting, Kuok Yew Chen, Yau Yee Ming and Kelvin Kho. The team acts for several private equity funds and handles a large number of transactions in the SME space. It advised Donaco International on its $360m acquisition of the Star Vegas Casino in Cambodia and handled Zhiyuan’s takeover of steel company Perwaja Holdings.
Christopher & Lee Ong’s practice is led by the ‘very experienced’ Ong Chee Kwan, who handles arbitration and litigation in relation to commercial disputes, construction contracts and shipping.
Highlights for Christopher & Lee Ong included acting for a motorcycle manufacturer, as the defendant, in a copyright infringement action filed by Honda and representing PowerScan in patent infringement proceedings filed by Nuctech Company. Sri Sarguna Raj and Steven Cheok are the key names.
Labour and Employment
At Christopher & Lee Ong, commercial litigation lawyer Rubini Murugesan has experience of a broad range of employment disputes.
Projects and Energy
Christopher & Lee Ong advised Zhiyan on the rescue and takeover of steel company Perwaja Holdings, and acted for gas provider SOXAL, (recently renamed Air Liquide Singapore Private) during the RM40m acquisition of a Malaysian gas manufacturer and provider. Christopher Lee and Shemane Chan have significant projects experience.
Key figures at Christopher & Lee Ong include commercial litigator Ong Chee Kwan and shipping specialist Jainil Bhandari, who divides his time between Singapore and Malaysia. Bhandari’s experience includes acting for a petroleum trader in arbitration against a government– linked port operator.
Christopher & Lee Ong benefited from its November 2015 merger with Haryati Deepak, taking on Deepak Pillai and Intan Haryati and adding considerable IT contracting and data protection expertise to its strong telecoms offering. The team, in which Kuok Yew Chen is a key figure, assisted a major financial services group with changes to its online terms and conditions, and is advising the banking, insurance and telecoms industries on Codes of Practice pertaining to the Personal Data Protection Act.