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Raja, Darryl & Loh, Hon Leng Choon, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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Hon Leng Choon

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Raja, Darryl & Loh

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Dispute resolution, Construction and Energy.


Partner; Dispute resolution


Hon Leng's primary area of practice is dispute resolution pertaining to disputes on construction, oil & gas-related matters, information technology and intellectual property, although he also is experienced in contract documentation.  He has advised various players in the construction industry, including employers, main contractors, subcontractors and consultants in projects of various sizes and types.  Hence his experience includes pre-contract negotiation, contract documentation, project advice, post-dispute negotiation and formal dispute resolution (including construction adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012).  He has also acted as lead counsel in several construction arbitrations, notably as the lead counsel for an arbitration held in the People’s Republic of China involving Malaysian and Chinese entities where the proceedings were conducted wholly in Mandarin under the CIETAC arbitration rules. 

In addition, Hon Leng has handled disputes in intellectual property and has developed his expertise to dispute management, advising on matters as complex as infrastructure building, network sharing, network services, equipment procurement/upgrading and data security.   

AsiaLaw Profiles in its 2017 publication listed Hon Leng as a Rising Star Lawyer and in its 2018 publication as a Leading Lawyer.


English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin.


Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators;Member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Adjudicators, Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) (AIAC); Member of the Expert Advisory Committee for AIAC’s Standard Form of Building Contracts;Member of the Taylor's Law School Industry Advisory Panel.


LL. B (Hons), (Sheffield) [2001]; Certificate in Legal Practice [2002].



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IT, telecoms and mobile payments expert Tong Lai Ling heads the practice at Raja, Darryl & Loh; she acted for Talian Gerakalih on its mobile portability service agreements with six telecoms companies. The practice advises high-profile clients such as Sime Darby on IT matters. Construction litigator Choon Hon Leng is increasingly active in IT disputes; Raja Eileen Soraya is well-known for acting in high-profile media cases, particularly involving defamation.

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