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18TH FLOOR, WISMA SIME DARBY, JALAN RAJA LAUT, 50350 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
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Work +60 3 2694 9999
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Fax +60 3 2698 4759
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www.rajadarrylloh.com

Malaysia

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 2

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja, Darryl & Loh’s competition practice has recently increased its number of specialists to four-dedicated lawyers (including two partners) as a response to a higher demand for its highly-regarded advice. The team approaches cases ‘holistically’, drawing heavily from its commercial and corporate expertise in several industry sectors. It is advising Malaysian car automotive manufacturer Proton on due diligence matters (aimed at compliance with competition law) connected to the client’s proposed strategic investment invitation to potential investors. Audemars Piguet, Heineken Malaysia, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers and Clariant Malaysia are other clients. Chew Phye Keat and Mark Yu Keen La Brooy are the key names.

Leading individuals

Chew Phye Keat - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja, Darryl & Loh has expertise in fintech and aircraft financing. The team is headed by Ng Sai Yeang, with Chong Mei Mei and Chong Kok Seng also noted for their expertise.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Under the leadership of Tai Chu Wei, Raja, Darryl & Loh’s capital markets team acted as the Malaysian counsel to Plover Bay Technologies on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). Other notable clients include Tien Wah Press Holdings, SCC Holdings, Kanger International and China Singyes Solar Technologies.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja, Darryl & Loh is advising NYSE-listed Pentair on the Malaysian elements of the disposal of its valves and control business to Emerson Electric, in an operation with a global value of more than $3.15bn. The practice is also supporting German bio-technology, corporation Merck KGaA, with the Malaysian aspects of its integration with Sigma-Aldrich, following the latter’s acquisition by the former. Practice head Chew Phye Keat, Tai Chu Wei, Chan Kok Seng, Joyce Teh Yen Yen and Chong Mei Mei are recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Raja, Darryl & Loh

The ‘fantastic and experienced team’ at Raja, Darryl & Loh is headed by Darryl Goon, who is well known for his vast litigation expertise. Goon and Raja Eileen Soraya are leading the advice to a medical practitioner and Sunway Medical Centre in a dispute related to the vicarious responsibility of medical institutions in negligence cases. Arbitration experts Chang Wei Mun and Choon Hon Leng are also active members of the practice. Notable clients include Hong Leong Group, the Medical Protection Society and the Edge Media Group.

Leading individuals

Chan Wei Mun - Raja, Darryl & Loh

Darryl Goon - Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja Eileen Soraya - Raja, Darryl & Loh

Next generation lawyers

Joni Jacqueline Benedict - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Raja, Darryl & Loh

The ‘excellent IP team’ at Raja, Darryl & Loh fields ‘creative, resourceful and effective lawyers’. Chew Phye Keat, who is well-versed in corporate, commercial and information technology, and Yvonne Ong, who advises clients on the registration and enforcement of IP rights, are the leading names. The practice is assisting Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc (after their demerger) on matters connected to their corresponding trade marks in Malaysia. A list of select clients includes Petrofac E&C, Axiata Group and Vitally.

Leading individuals

Chew Phye Keat - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja, Darryl & Loh advises clients on a diverse range of employment issues including retrenchment, voluntary settlement schemes, immigration, unfair dismissal and judicial review. Ravindra Kumar Rengasamy leads the practice.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 4

Raja, Darryl & Loh

At Raja, Darryl & Loh, Chang Wei Mun advises clients at all stages of construction projects, from the submission of tenders and bids, project implementation, to completion and related potential disputes arising after completion of the project.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja, Darryl & Loh fields a very experienced team of lawyers, who have been particularly active recently in advising clients on construction matters ranging from the submission of tenders and bids, the drafting of necessary documentation, to project implementation and dispute resolution. Practice head Chang Wei Mun is a construction specialist. The team is representing KL Eco City (the developer of a major integrated development) in an injunction filed by the contractor, in connection with the collapse of a bridge across the Klang River which caused loss of life, injury and substantial damage to property; the client has also filed a claim for damages estimated to be in excess of RM20m. The department has also been hired by a major corporation to revamp and standardise its construction contracts with contractors and subcontractors. Construction litigation and arbitration specialist Choon Hon Leng is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Chang Wei Mun - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Working closely with the other firm’s departments, Raja, Darryl & Loh’s TMT group advises advises its clientele on matters connected to IT systems, software licensing, outsourcing, mobile/e-commerce, telecoms and data protection. In a notable work highlight it acted for Trilliant Networks (Canada) (TNCI) on its agreement with Tenaga Nasional (the largest power company in Southeast Asia) to design, supply, deliver, install, license and maintain a purpose-built communications platform for a project in Malacca. Tong Lai Ling is the key name.

Leading individuals

Tong Lai Ling - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Raja, Darryl & Loh represented Latexx Manufacturing (a member of the Semperit Group) in an income tax appeal before the Court of Appeal in a precedent-setting case successfully resolved in favour of the client. Vijey Mohana Krishnan leads the practice, ably aided by senior associates Chang Ee Leen and William Wong.

Leading individuals

Vijey Mohana Krishnan - Raja, Darryl & Loh

Next generation lawyers

Chang Ee Leen - Raja, Darryl & Loh

William Wong - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
    - Raja, Darryl & Loh

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