Cecil Abraham And Partners is one of the leading disputes teams in Malaysia and covers the full spectrum of cases, from contractual claims and fraud litigation to defamation and public law disputes. The practice counts major domestic corporations, media conglomerates and government-linked companies among its key roster of clients. ‘Top advocate’ Cecil Abraham stand outs for his experience in domestic and international arbitration, while Sunil Abraham specialises in corporate and commercial disputes and Aniz Ahmad Amirudin has demonstrable expertise in construction and infrastructure sectors. Rishwant Singh, who has appeared before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court, and Noor Muzalifah Binti Shabudin are also key contacts in the team. All named partners collectively lead the ‘heavy hitting disputes practice’.
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Logan Sabapathy & Co
Logan Sabapathy & Co’s dispute resolution department centres on Logan’s practice as counsel, assisted by his juniors. Logan’s work covers all areas of commercial law, with a particular focus on complex commercial and corporate disputes. Over the years, he has acted for clients in a broad range of cases with multi-millions in dispute. Some of …View Profile...
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Cecil Abraham; Sunil Abraham; Aniz Ahmad Amirudin; Rishwant Singh; Noor Muzalifah Binti Shabudin
‘Without a doubt the market leader for commercial litigation in Malaysia is Cecil Abraham & Partners, led by the top advocate Cecil Abraham. I have worked a lot with him, Sunil Abraham and Aniz Amiruddin, and they are all first rate and can cover cases for each other. Thus the firm has depth in high quality advocates.’
‘Cecil Abraham is a strong advocate, with great experience and an effectively court presence. In any hearing he dominates the room and is carefully listened to by the judges. Sunil Abraham having risen up through the ranks, is now an impressive figure in his own right.’
‘We use Cecil Abraham when we need an experienced heavy hitting disputes practice in Malaysia. They provide us detailed, practical and sensible advice and are not afraid to give us a realistic assessment of our chances.’
‘We work with Sunil Abraham regularly as well as Cecil Abraham. Sunil is sensible and our “go to” guy for difficult cases.’
‘It’s ‘big law’ but truly family run.’
‘A dedicated and focused team that are prepared to work with the strength of the coherent team, rather than just a collection of highly skilled individuals.’
‘Standout partners in construction being Aniz Ahmad Amirudin and for his litigating abilities Sunil Abraham.’
‘The team has great reputation, the highest standards of work ethics and professionalism and this provides the client with great confidence in being clear minded about their particular case. Definitely the go-to firm for civil and commercial disputes. Outstanding especially when the stakes are high.’
Hektar Asset Management Sdn Bhd
Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad
Ireka Corporation Berhad
Abdul Latif Jameel Group
Tropicana Corporation Berhad
Lynas Corporation Ltd
Axiom Consultants Sdn Bhd
Yinson Holdings Berhad
Air Products & Chemicals Inc
Meinhardt (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Ice Miller LLP
3 Verulam Buildings
Kining Exeton Sdn Bhd
TSR Bina Sdn Bhd
NRY Architects Sdn Bhd
Evolution Wellness Holdings Pte Limited
Shopee Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Messrs Satha & Co
Messrs Wong Kian Khiong
Messrs Chee Siah Le Kee & Partners
KAF Investment Bank Berhad
Pilecon Engineering Sdn Bhd
Dream Property Sdn Bhd
Hap Seng Commercial Development Sdn Bhd
Esmalglass Itaca (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Bank Negara Malaysia
Kobre & Kim
Whitefern Law LLC
Royal Pahang Durian Resources PKPP Sdn Bhd
KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd
Setia Utama LRT3 Sdn Bhd
Bintai Kinden Corporation Berhad
Kington Tan Dzul
- Acted for Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad in respect of four separate arbitrations relating to the Desaru Coast development.
- Acted for Kining Exeton Sdn Bhd in relation to the decision of the Federal Court in Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd v PWC Corp Sdn Bhd.
Chooi & Company’s disputes practice acts as lead counsel in cases at the appellate stage or before the apex court. The team is noted for its strength in corporate and commercial litigation, with cases such as boardroom takeovers and shareholder disputes taking up a large portion of its workload. Christopher Leong advises on constitutional and administrative law, as well as public interest litigation, while Cindy Goh Joo Seong has experience in both domestic and international arbitrations, with clientele ranging from local public listed entities to multinational companies. Janet Chai, who focues on commercial, energy, construction and engineering disputes, is another key member of the group.
Other key lawyers:
Christopher Leong; Cindy Goh Joo Seong; Janet Chai
‘The team is responsive and always ready to respond on a variety of issues.’
‘Very professional in conducting themselves. The advice rendered is accurate and meets the needs of the business. The firm is our main panel for dispute resolution’
‘Janet Chai recommended. Very knowledgeable and prompt in replying to queries. Advice given meets the business demands.’
Semantan Estate (1952) Sdn Bhd
Mex II Sdn Bhd
SPC Diatech LLC
Lysaght Corrugated Pipe Sdn Bhd
Lysaght Galvanized Steel Berhad
Chew Meu Jong
KAJ Development Sdn Bhd
Asmara International Limited
Parkson Group of Companies
Gas Malaysia Berhad
Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd
Cenviro Recycling and Recovery Sdn Bhd
CJ Century Logistics Bhd
KyoChon Sdn Bhd
Sports Toto Bhd
Iflix Sdn Bhd
BP Group of Companies
- Acted for Semantan Estate (1952) Sdn Bhd in filing a judicial review application in the High Court against the Government of Malaysia and six others.
- Acted for MEX II Sdn Bhd in an application for a judicial management order based on, among others, public interest.
- Acted for SPC Diatech LLC in a claim concerning seven causes of action including defamation, tort of inducement for breach of contract and unlawful interference.
The ‘top-notch team’ at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill handles a large volume of complex cases, covering company law, contractual issues and shareholder disputes. On the banking and insolvency front, the practice specialises in liability, liquidation and defending banks in connection with forgery and fraud. Lambert Rasa-Ratnam, who has demonstrable experience in administrative law disputes, jointly leads the practice alongside arbitration expert Nitin Nadkarni and banking specialist Kumar Kanagasingam. Other key members of the group include SM Shanmugam, who is praised as ‘commercially and industrially knowledgeable’, and Darshendev Singh.
Lambert Rasa-Ratnam; Nitin Nadkarni; Kumar Kanagasingam
Other key lawyers:
SM Shanmugam; Darshendev Singh
‘The litigation practice is able to draw from their in-depth experience in commercial litigation to support client either in defending or initiating a law suit.’
‘The people and their commitment towards each and every assignment given to them – they have never treated any assignment given to them as small and will handle all matters diligently.’
‘Mr Kumar Kanagasingam is very meticulous, detailed and vastly experienced.’
‘LHAG provides personalised, efficient and effective services tailoring to its client’s practical and commercial needs. Their lawyers have excellent knowledge of the law and good strategic skills. They are always accessible and go the extra mile, a trait that makes them stand out.’
‘They are easy to reach and always available for you.’
‘SM Shanmugam is commercially and industrially knowledgeable.’
‘We view LHAG as one of the established firms in Malaysia with a top-notch team.’
‘Always find ways to resolve clients’ issues.’
7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Crest Worldwide Resources Sdn Bhd
Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd
Fuji Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd
Iskandar Investment Berhad
Malayan Banking Berhad
Malaysia Airlines System Berhad
Maybank Allied Bank Berhad
Newfields Group of Companies
OSK Property Holdings Berhad
Perbadanan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor
QBE (Malaysia) Insurance Berhad
Securities Commission Malaysia
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
The Republic of Zimbabwe
Tri-Acres Realty Sdn Bhd
UEM Land Berhad
- Represented the Republic of Zimbabwe at the Kuala Lumpur High Court to resist two applications filed by the plaintiffs.
- Advised Crest Worldwide with respect to contentious aspects of its insolvency.
- Acted for Maybank to enforce a reimbursement undertaking given by Punjab National Bank.
Raja, Darryl & Loh houses a ‘strong and reliable team’, with demonstrable experience at all levels of court, as well as tribunals and regulatory authorities. The practice acts for a diverse range of clients across the aviation, banking and finance, consumer goods and hospitality sectors, and is noted for its expertise in medical negligence and healthcare disputes. Practice head Ng Sai Yeang advises on corporate and insolvency litigation, in addition to representing clients in shareholder disputes, while Raja Eileen Soraya handles medico-legal and dento-legal cases. Mark La Brooy primarily focuses on the litigation aspects of insolvencies and Ooi Huey Miin is praised as a ‘meticulous and composed advocate’.
Ng Sai Yeang
Other key lawyers:
Raja Eileen Soraya; Mark Le Brooy; Ooi Huey Miin; Charlaine Adrienne Chin
‘The team of Raja Eileen Soraya & Thinesh Bathmala were really instrumental in achieving our objectives – professional, strategic and great depth of knowledge.’
‘We work with the firm on various of litigation issues. From what we experienced, future clients may expect a very strong and reliable team to represent them in court.’
‘Ooi Huey Miin is a very meticulous and composed advocate. We believe he has great knowledge and strong communication skills.’
‘Responsive, knowledgeable and at the forefront of latest legal developments.’
‘Raja Eileen and Charlaine Adrienne Chin are responsive, go the extra mile and put clients first.’
Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd
Petron Oil (M) Sdn Bhd
The Edge Media Group
- Acted for Malaysia Offshore Mobile Production (Labuan) Ltd as the lessor of 2 mobile offshore production units in its multiple claims against the lessee and successfully obtained a judgment for over $42 million.
- Defended United Overseas Bank (M) Berhad in the Court of Appeal in an appeal by a judgment debtor.
- Acted for Segi Astana Sdn Bhd and succeeded in obtaining judgment in the High Court against a commercial tenant that had sought to invoke a defence under the Covid-19 Act.
The ‘technically sound’ team at Shearn Delamore & Co represents clients in commercial, corporate and banking disputes, in addition to acting for media houses and broadcasters in multimedia, entertainment, online publication claims and defamation-related issues; a key area of expertise for Yee Mei Ken. The practice also occupies a particular niche in the field of professional negligence litigation. Jeyanthini Kannaperan leads the team and regularly appears at hearings, trials and appeals at the High Court and Appellate Courts. Rodney Gomez advises on the contentious elements of construction contracts, infrastructure projects and procurement contracts, and insolvency expert Rabindra Nathan is another key member of the team.
Other key lawyers:
Rabindra Nathan; Rodney Gomez; Yee Mei Ken; Lilien Wong
‘People, diversity and collaboration.’
‘The team is technically sound and has vast experiences. Provide very practical advice and solutions. They are always attentive to your needs.’
‘Approachable, knowledgeable and creativity of practicable solution.’
‘Responsive and quick thinking. Reasonable charges as well.’
‘Team has great knowledge and ideas for strategy.’
‘The team is well-versed in dispute management.’
- Engaged by Ivory Ascent Sdn Bhd to appeal against the decision of the High Court in allowing their borrower’s claim.
- Represented Apex Equity Holdings Berhad in an appeal against the High Court’s decision in dismissing a minority oppression action filed by Concrete Parade Sdn Bhd.
Skrine has demonstrable experience in cross-border commercial and civil disputes, in addition to IP litigation, construction cases and insolvency. Key areas of expertise include commercial fraud, aviation and oil and gas, with arbitration remaining a core strength of the practice. Ivan Loo, who advises on construction disputes, jointly leads the team alongside banking and finance expert Koon Huan Lim. Other key members of the practice include seasoned litigator Khoo Guan Huat, Preetha Pillai, who handles contentious fraud, stock broking and tax matters, and Sharon Chong, who ‘provides timely and practical advice’ in aviation disputes.
Ivan Loo; Koon Huan Lim
Other key lawyers:
Khoo Guan Huat; Preetha Pillai; Sharon Chong
‘Skrine is one of Malaysia’s top firms in this field.’
‘I have worked with Sharon Chong, who is particularly impressive in terms of her enthusiasm and being available to clients.’
‘The Skrine team are extremely good at handling multiparty, multi-jurisdictional litigation. The team are always on hand, night and day if necessary, owing to the UK/Malaysian time differences and are willing to go the extra mile.’
‘Between them all they are a great and effective team.’
‘Sharon Chong provides timely and practical advice.’
1Malaysia Development Berhad and its subsidiaries
The Customs and Tax Administration of The Kingdom of Denmark
Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad
Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Johor Bahru (PTD)
Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd
PT Pertamina Hukum Energi
ING Bank NV
O.W. Bunker Far East (Singapore) Pte Ltd
See Song & Sons Sdn Bhd.
Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
PT Sandipala Arthaputra
Port Klang Authority
- Represented 1Malaysia Development Berhad and 4 of its subsidiaries in an action against the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, former Board members and former senior employees.
- Represented the Customs and Tax Administration of the Kingdom of Denmark, the plaintiff in a civil suit against Malaysian entities and officers to recover approximately MYR1bn.
- Acted for Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in four separate actions involving challenges to decisions made by Bursa pursuant to their statutory role and duties.
Boutique firm Lim Chee Wee Partnership ‘couples deep advocacy experience across all levels of seniority, with clear commercial advice’ in commercial litigation and international arbitration proceedings. The firm handles contractual disputes involving joint ventures, IT, franchise and oil and gas, in addition to boardroom issues, fraud investigations and recovery. Lim Chee Wee, who has a broad commercial, corporate and regulatory practice, jointly leads the team alongside Lee Shih and ‘star of the future’ Kwan Will Sen, who focuses on competition law and aviation disputes.
Lim Chee Wee; Lee Shih; Kwan Will Sen
‘Very experienced law firm in the field of cross-border asset recovery cases. Always trying to achieve the best results for the clients and very innovative.’
‘I have had the opportunity to work with Kwan Will Sen. A very brilliant sharp legal mind and strategist. He was on top of the facts.’
‘A hand-picked of the best brains of their generation, this firm couples deep advocacy experience at all levels of seniority with clear commercial advice to offer a best service in the business.’
‘Kwan Will Sen is a star of the future.’
‘Lean and efficient with high quality product.’
‘Creative ideas. Quality from top to bottom.’
‘Lim Chee Wee is creative, ractical and highly experienced. Kwan Wil Sen is tactically astute and user friendly.’
‘The team are well-organised, and efficient. They communicate with clients well, and take time to discuss matters with clients.’
Top Glove Corporation
Malaysia Competition Commission
Securities Commission Malaysia
Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd
Smart Glove Group
- Acted for Gumusut-Kakap Semi-Floating Production System Labuan Limited, a wholly-owned SPV of MISC Berhad in a more than RM2 billion claim arbitration.
- Acted for Toyota Tsusho (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and successfully obtained judgment for more than RM179 million in a cross-border fraud claim.
- Acted for Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) in a restructuring of its RM1 billion debt by way of a scheme of arrangement.
Counting banks, financial institutions, general creditors, liquidators and receivers among its key roster of clients, Rahmat Lim & Partners’ diverse caseload includes commercial and corporate disputes, banking claims, enforcement of security issues, as well as insolvency litigation. Jack Yow, who focuses on corporate, banking and employment litigation, jointly leads the team alongside Chong Yee Leong, who has demonstrable experience in international arbitrations, with a focus in the oil and gas sector. ‘Reliable and strategic’ Allen Choong advises on engineering and infrastructure disputes.
Jack Yow; Chong Yee Leong
Other key lawyers:
‘Jack Yow and his team deliver very professional service.’
‘Trustworthy, prompt and very supportive.’
‘Allen Choong is reliable and strategic.’
- Represented GrabCar Sdn. Bhd. in a suit by the Malaysian Association of Taxi, Rental Car, Limousine and Airport Taxi.
- Represented the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Singapore in opposing an application by AmGeneral Insurance Berhad.
Counting regulatory authorities and government-owned entities among its key list of clients, Shook Lin & Bok specialises in financial litigation, in addition to advising on corporate, shareholder and joint venture disputes. Other key areas of expertise include contentious matters concerning land, such as disputed transfers of interest and security. Romesh Abraham appears in arbitrations conducted under the ICC and jointly leads the team alongside Chan Kok Keong, who focuses on banking and finance litigation. Yoong Sin Min remains a key contact in the practice.
Romesh Abraham; Chan Kok Keong
Other key lawyers:
Yoong Sin Min
‘The team is friendly and easy to communicate with.’
‘Uphold professionalism as well as integrity.’
‘Dedicated lawyers and commercially minded.’
‘The team always provide relevant advice to questions.’
‘Attentive to client’s requests and provide workable solutions.’
CIMB Bank Berhad
CIMB Islamic Berhad
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
United Overseas Bank Limited
UOB 2006 Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd
AmBank (M) Berhad
OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad
Malayan Banking Berhad
RHB Bank Berhad
Standard Chartered Bank Berhad
Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad
TMF Trustees Malaysia Berhad
Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
GLM Emerald Hills (Cheras) Sdn Bhd Bhd
Hong Leong Bank Berhad
MBSB Bank Bhd
Maybank Islamic Bhd
Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad
Affin Bank Berhad
Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd
Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Sdn Bhd
Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
Maxter Glove Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
T&K Synergy (L) Sdn Bhd
Fujikura (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
RJ Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd
Wong & Partners
Wong & Partners represents domestic conglomerates and publicly-listed companies, as well as multinational companies, on a wide range of disputes, from contentious construction mandates and insolvency to fraud cases and IP litigation. Kherk Ying Chew heads the practice and specialises in IP and technology-related disputes, in addition to commercial issues such as breach of directors’ duties. ‘Capable and responsive’ Eddie Chuah has experience in civil litigation, while ‘meticulous and articulate’ Janice Tay appears before arbitration tribunals.
Kherk Ying Chew
Other key lawyers:
Eddie Chuah; Janice Tay
‘Wong & Partners has a group of competent lawyers. The team is very responsive and they attend all enquiries from time to time without due delay.’
‘Not only is Eddie Chuah a very capable and responsive lawyer when it comes questions on disputes, he also plays the role of the go-to interface for the business side of things brilliantly.’
‘Wong & Partners are well-versed in almost all industries. It is a one-stop law firm with various expertise that a client can easily and comfortably refer to.’
Hitachi Systems Digital Services
Southern Industrial Gas / Air Liquide
Osram Opto Semiconductors (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Mettube Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company
- Represented MEASAT Broadcast Network System Sdn. Bhd. to deal with rampant unlawful streaming of copyright content which resulted in an IP case by the Kuala Lumpur Intellectual Property High Court.
- Represented Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company Sdn Bhd in a claim against a supplier known as Mikuni Sdn Bhd.
- Represented Hitachi Systems Digital Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd. in successfully defending claims.
Zain & Co
The disputes team at Zain & Co works across a numerous sectors, including professional services, construction and materials, education, financial services and technology. The practice has demonstrable experience in civil and commercial disputes, construction litigation and arbitration proceedings. Banking expert Anita Sockalingam leads the team alongside Vatsala Ratnasabapathy, who is ‘a seasoned construction lawyer for both litigation and arbitration’, and Kok Su Ann, who specialises in contentious land acquisition matters.
Anita Sockalingam; Kok Su Ann; Vatsala Ratnasabapathy
Other key lawyers:
‘Vatsala Ratnasabapathy is a seasoned construction lawyer for both litigation and arbitration. She has extensive insight to the construction industry which makes it easy for clients and experts to communicate with her on the factual matters.’
‘The team possesses excellent skills and a problem solving, oriented mindset.’
‘Ms Ratnasabapathy is an extremely skilled professional.’
Permodalan Nasional Berhad
Hitachi Vantara Sdn Bhd
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Singapore Airlines Limited
Turnpike Synergy Sdn Bhd
Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd
Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Sdn Bhd
Ariff Rozhan & Co’s ‘first-rate’ team counts international companies, such as Shell, Airbus and Volkswagen, as well as domestic entities, including the Malaysian Offshore Financial Services Authority, among its key roster of clients. Well-versed in litigation and arbitration proceedings, key contacts in the group include Ariff Rozhan, who has experience across the insurance and construction sectors, in addition to advising on forensic investigations, and Ezane Chong Ing Tze, who ‘provides sound, sensible and pragmatic advice’ in commercial and civil disputes.
Other key lawyers:
Ariff Rozhan; Ezane Chong Ing Tze
‘The team at Ariff Rozhan & Co is first-rate. TThey have a wealth of experience in different jurisdictions, which means they can look at the bigger picture in each and every case, making their advice invaluable to all clients.’
‘Ariff Rozhan is a first-rate lawyer and advocate. He is very committed to his clients and his cases. He draws on a wealth of experience from his multifaceted and multi jurisdictional practice.’
‘Ezane Chong is absolutely brilliant. Her clients adore her and she provides sound, sensible and pragmatic advice.’
‘Ariff Rozhan is a real leader, who is passionate about the development of others.’
‘I have used the services of Ariff Rohan & Co and can say it is one of the most professional, ethical, empathetic firms I have used thus far.’
‘ARC has a strong litigation team and they have many young talents joining their firm. The partners provides good exposure and training to the young associates and this is important for litigators.’
Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd
Dar Al-Handasah Consultants
Rahim & Co International Sdn Bhd
Asia Insurance Company Limited
Perunding Jurutera (D.A.H) Sdn Bhd
Genting Plantations Berhad
TAHB Auto Sdn Bhd
Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (FELDA) – VDSL
Cheah Teh & Su specialises in corporate litigation and land acquisitions, with experience in directors’ liability cases, minority shareholder actions, equitable wind-ups and other boardroom disputes. On the land front, the practice advises on the contentious aspects of property developments and construction contracts, in addition to handling planning-related disputes. Teh Meng Teck, who focuses on shareholder litigation, leads the team alongside S Sivaneindiren, who handles public interest disputes, Pang Kong Leng, Nasema Jalaludheen, Peter Justin Skelchy, Teh Eng Lay and Puteri Shehnaz Majid.
‘I find Cheah Teh & Su a breath of fresh air as they have a pragmatic and commercial approach to dispute resolution. They will definitely leave no stone unturned.’
‘Pang Kong Leng is a technically sound, commercially focused lawyer with the ability to articulate the issues at hand with ease. He is available to meet at short notice and will come to meetings totally prepared with a list of issues for clarification.’
‘CTS have been quite flexible with us during these hards time. They have a strong network of partners that they can appropriately call upon if required.’
‘I would say the most important thing as individuals is that they spent time to create a good working relationship with our organisation.’
‘High integrity, hardworking and thorough.’
‘Good in communication and teamwork.’
‘The firm is solution-driven, professional and on the ball.’
‘They are competent, customer focused, experienced, always go for justice and are very professional.’
Chen Khai Voon
Datuk Beh Kim Ling
Amona Metro Development Sdn Bhd
V.S. Industry Berhad
Gerbang Alaf Sdn Bhd
Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Portcullis Trust (Labuan) Ltd
EUPE Sdn Bhd
Teraputics Sdn Bhd
Noorani bt Mohamad Ismail
MTU Services (M) Sdn Bhd
Dreamland Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd
Gagnar Corporation Sdn Bhd
Dato’ Rohana binti Mahmood
Christopher & Lee Ong covers a broad range of disputes, including general litigation, arbitration and adjudication. The team has considerable trial and appellate expertise, as they regularly conduct civil appeals in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Malaysia. Praised as ‘experienced, clued on and always ever-willing to assist clients’, John Mathew leads the team and is an arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre, while Shanti Geoffrey leverages her expertise as a former capital market regulator to advise on contentious matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘They provide timely and excellent support.’
‘John Mathew is an experienced lawyer, who knows his client’s needs and expectations. He is a good listener and adviser, who is willing to assess the matter based on its merits instead of on the fees he will earn.’
‘They have a very competent dispute resolution team, which gives very good, sound and practical legal advice. Always addressing the client’s needs and prepared to go the extra mile.’
‘John Matthew is one of the better litigators in the country. Very experienced, clued on and always ever-willing to assist clients. Very amenable and easy to approach disposition. Very calm and collected. Analyse the issues/facts very well and provides sound practical solutions.’
‘The team work well together and respond to our queries quickly especially on urgent cases. Their depth of experience and knowledge enable them to give practical and immediate advices every time.’
‘John Mathew is very experienced, gives practical advice and is easy to communicate with. He understands us as clients and our business industry.’
‘John Mathew, who led the team in the litigation, thinks out of the box when crafting the legal strategy. He has been very responsive, accommodating and provides practical legal advice.’
Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Itochu Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Malayan Banking Berhad
TH Plantations Berhad
Marubeni-Itochu Steel (M) Sdn Bhd and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc.
Everest Point Sdn Bhd and Amanahraya Development Sdn Bhd
TMF Trustees Malaysia Berhad
Alliance Investment Bank Berhad
China Commercial Foreign Trade (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Gan Partnership’s expertise covers a range of disputes, including anti-bribery, banking and finance, employment, healthcare and construction, in addition to arbitration proceedings. The practice’s clientele consists of high-net worth individuals, listed companies, start-ups and multinational corporations. Gan Khong Aik, who frequently represents directors and shareholders in a wide range of corporate disputes, jointly leads the practice alongside Foo Joon Liang, who focuses on litigious engineering, construction and energy matters.
Gan Khong Aik; Foo Joon Liang
‘Gan Khong Aik and his team are very responsive to address disputes that arise.’
‘Gan Khong Aik is excellent in his advice and strategy.’
Employees Provident Fund
Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
Bina Puri Group of Companies
Sunway Group of Companies
IGB Group of Companies
Zelan Construction Sdn Bhd
IWG Group of Companies
OSK Properties Bhd
AmInvestment Group Bhd
Lonpac Insurance Bhd
Boon Wah Air-Conditioning Engineering Sdn Bhd
Pinggir Mentari Sdn Bhd
Sunshine Construction Sdn Bhd
Elite Alliance Engineering Sdn Bhd
Swee Premix Sdn Bhd
- Represented KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway Bhd in applying for a Fortuna Injunction against a statutory notice issued under Section 466 of the Companies Act 2016.
- Acted for Mr Ng Boon Teik in multiple actions arising from the complex disputes between directors and shareholders of a company operating in the nature of a quasi-partnership.
MahWengKwai & Associates
MahWengKwai & Associates’ disputes team counts real estate and construction disputes, debt recovery claims, commercial litigation and contentious banking matters in its caseload. With expertise in litigation, adjudications and arbitration proceedings, the team is collectively led by Raymond Mah, who standouts for his capability in real estate and construction disputes, Christine Toh, Gan Chong Chieh, Lesley Lim, John Chan and Hannah Patrick.
Raymond Mah; Christine Toh; Gan Chong Chieh; Lesley Lim; John Chan; Hannah Patrick
PJ Centrestage JMB
R. Yogeswari a/p R. Raman
Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad
Kepong Industrial Park Sdn Bhd
Persatuan Hainan Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan
Prestar Precision Tube Sdn Bhd
PJ Centrestage JMB
- Advised Cho Chiang Huat & Aw Dey Yong in obtaining a decision from the Federal Court on citizenship of stateless children.
- Advised Mahisha Sulaiha Abdul in the Court of Appeal on an application for declaration that the client is a citizen of Malaysia by operation of law.
- Represented R. Yogeswari a/p R. Raman in a medical negligence claim.
Praised for its ‘incomparable’ services, Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership is noted for its capability in appellate advocacy and has demonstrable experience advising on a broad range of contentious matters. Practice leaders Rosli Dahlan and D.P. Naban form an ‘unbeatable team’. ‘Astute and tenacious’ Dahlan handles cross-border claims, while Naban is a key contact for tax-related litigation.
D.P. Naban; Rosli Dahlan
‘The firm provides legal services that is incomparable of the services rendered by other legal firms.’
‘Rosli Dahlan is astute and tenacious in his pursuit to provide the needed legal opinion and advisory.’
‘DP Naban and Rosli Dahlan are an unbeatable team. Their network of junior associates are dedicated and responsive.’
‘DP Naban and Rosli Dahlan bring the complete package to any legal problem. Between them they have the legal acumen and soft skills necessary to deliver the best possible solution to the client.’
‘Provides strategic solutions to clients without going through the rigour of a full trial. RDS dispute resolution is all about finding the right solution for its clients.’
‘Rosli Dahlan Saravana is the best firm for dispute resolution, tax and IP in the region.’
‘The team is enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and responsive with great depth.’
Specialist litigation firm Sreenevasan Young handles the full range of corporate, commercial and civil disputes, in addition to contract, land, insurance, securities and insolvency matters. The practice has further expanded its expertise into the aviation, energy and information technology sectors. Practice head Conrad Young advises on all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, with experience in contract and land-related disputes, while Lau Mark Chi-Ming specialises in professional negligence, fraud and misappropriation litigation.
Other key lawyers:
Lau Mark Chi-Ming; Talitha Shim; Ravindran Shanmuganathan
‘They are team of highly capable lawyers with vast experience in contentious matters involving various facets of the law. They are very knowledgeable, always thorough and meticulous in the work they undertake and are very result oriented.’
‘I have worked with Conrad Young on many matters. He is an excellent counsel with brilliant advocacy skills. He is very thorough in his work with surgical precision of the facts.’
‘The partner and associates have displayed great teamwork. The team is very committed to its work, clients and services.’
‘Good filing system and prompt updates to the client.’
‘Meticulous in every single detail in the evidence. Able to identify the best and worst evidence in a case. Patient in explaining and guiding clients and witnesses throughout the trial process.’
‘The partners and associates work well together and there is always thorough communication with the client.’
‘I have worked with Mark and Talitha personally. Their dedication in what they do is amazing.’
- Acted for an energy provider in relation to a dispute involving $45.5 million arising from a power purchasing agreement.
Tay & Partners acts for domestic and international banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers in Malaysia on a broad range of banking litigation and insolvency matters. The practice is also well-versed in debt recovery and restructuring, enforcement of securities, receivership and liquidations. Leonard Yeoh heads the team and ‘offers valuable insight and experience’ in appellate and arbitration proceedings, while Cheah Soo Chuan focuses on corporate and commercial disputes.
Other key lawyers:
Cheah Soo Chuan; Caleb Sio
‘Leonard Yeoh offers valuable insight and experience in delivering solutions to issues.’
‘Professional and trustworthy.’
‘Leonard Yeoh is commercially minded and solution-driven.’
‘We worked closely with Leonard Yeoh and associate Caleb Sio. They were very responsive and would ask relevant questions to obtain sufficient information before carrying out the necessary work.’
Hyundai Co., Ltd
Hyundai Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd
Cuckoo International (MAL) Sdn Bhd
AerCap Ireland Limited
Grohe Malaysia and Lixil Group Corporation
Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd
UEM Sunrise Bhd
Nano Commerce Sdn Bhd
WA Skills Training Malaysia Sdn Bhd
- Acted for Hyundai Co., Ltd/Hyundai Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd in appealing against the decision of the High Court in ordering the payment of the security sum amounting to RM11 million under a performance bond.
- Acted for Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd to claim for an outstanding amount due and to resist an RM28 million counterclaim in respect of a product lifecycle management software.
- Acted for AIG Ltd in subrogation proceedings to recover damages of $4,412,447 against the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia and Malaysia Airports Sdn Bhd as the default parties.
Zul Rafique & Partners’ litigation team advises clients on a broad range of corporate, commercial and civil disputes, with demonstrable experience in securities and derivative actions, product liability, debt recovery, media claims and defamation cases. Well-placed to represent clients in arbitration proceedings, the ‘diligent’ practice is collectively led by Idza Hajar Ahmad Izham, T. Kuhendran, Farah Shuhadah Razali and Bailey Leong Pui Yee.
Bailey Leong Pui Yee; Farah Shuhadah Razali; T. Kuhendran; Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam
‘Thorough, diligent and responsive to client concerns.’
‘T. Kuhendran guides clients, with experience and foresight in resolving disputes.’
East Coast Economic Region Development Council
PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad
Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd
Sapura Industrial Berhad
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad
Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad
PC Manufacturing Solutions Holdings Sdn Bhd
Iskandar Investment Bhd
Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd
CMC Engineering Sdn Bhd
Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA)
Far East Orchard Limited
Malaysia Airlines Berhad
Sim Leisure Group
Lembaga Tabung Haji
PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corp
Medivest Sdn Bhd
Cita Kapital Sdn Bhd
Radimax Group Sdn Bhd
KLCC Property Holdings Bhd.
IMETA and Southeast Asia at Bramble
Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd
SJIC Bina Sdn Bhd
Iskandar Investment Bhd
Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn Bhd
Ferrier Hodgson MH Sdn Bhd
Public Bank Berhad
Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company Sdn Bhd
SGC ETEC E&C (M) Sdn Bhd
Quantum Metro Development Sdn Bhd
- Advised ECERDC on a public interest project valued at over RM800 million at High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.
- Defended PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad in a lawsuit premised on the cause of action in nuisance and escape.
- Advised Sapura-Schulz Hydroforming Sdn Bhd on a setting aside application of an Ex-parte Order granting the Respondents’ application to register and/or enforce the arbitral award.
AmerBON handles a diverse range of disputes, from commercial and criminal defence cases to constitutional and public interest litigation. The ‘meticulous’ practice is instructed by government-linked companies and statutory commissions. Praised as ‘confident, knowledgeable and reliable’, Edmund Bon Tai Soon, who has experience in civil litigation, jointly leads the team alongside Amer Hamzah Bin Arshad, who regularly advises and defends clients in criminal trials and appeals.
Edmund Bon Tai Soon; Amer Hamzah Bin Arshad
‘Hands-on law firm. Meticulous and provide great services.’
‘Edmund Bon Tai Soon is confident, knowledgeable and reliable. Practical approach to handling disputes. Great client engagement and accessibility. Skilled litigation lawyer.’
‘Team work is very good. The lawyers are very supportive, explain and advise on the legal point of view of each case.’
Heidy Quah Gaik Li
Go Chean Hwa
Nur Qyira Izzati binti Yusri and 16 others
Chong Ton Sin & Ngeo Boon Lin
Nirvana Jalil Ghani
Muhammad Azamuddin bin Mad Sofi
Bestinet Sdn Bhd
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman
Infthira (JB) Sdn Bhd
Mantab Marine Resources Bhd & Dato’ Tan Lik Houe
Tamileswaaran a/l Ravi Kumar
Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Operation Underground Railroad
Malaysian Bar Council
Federick Walta Ngu
Mohammad Rezza Lofti
FGV Holdings Bhd
Penang Women’s Development Corporations
- Represented a client in a criminal charge and successfully obtained an order of discharged not amounting to acquittal from the Sessions Court.
- Represented a client in a stay and habeas corpus application against the Immigration Department.
Boutique firm Daniel & Wong takes a ‘pragmatic approach’ to civil, corporate and commercial disputes, with a particular focus on civil and corporate fraud cases and liquidations. Daniel J. Albert heads the firm’s litigation team and focuses on corporate and shareholder disputes, including derivative actions and oppression petitions, as well as fraud and insolvency proceedings.
Daniel J. Albert
‘Everyone works as a team in this firm. The team is always friendly and approachable and no question is too small for an answer.’
‘The firm is litigation-focused and from my experience with them, they are very good at what they do.’
‘They are excellent in strategies and planning.’
‘Pragmatic approach to commercial disputes.’
‘D&W has one of the most proactive and experienced teams. They would always ensure the client’s interest is taken into consideration before giving us any advice.’
‘Key strengths would be in relation to depth and breadth of experience, advice on tactics, commercial approach, as well as ability to communicate advice clearly.’
Millennium Land Sdn Bhd
- Acted for a liquidator of a solvent company in liquidation with assets in excess of RM 500 million.
- Appointed to represent a client in litigation which arose from an increasingly common cyber fraud known as “push payment fraud”.
- Acted for a client in a suit involving fraud and conspiracy claims.
Harold & Lam Partnership
Harold & Lam Partnership’s ‘dynamic and client-centric’ team handles a broad range of disputes, from commercial and contract litigation to banking and finance, employment and insolvency cases. The team also has experience in adjudications and mediations. Tax expert Harold Tan Kok Leng jointly leads the practice alongside Rohan Arasoo A/L Jeyabalah, who is ‘an able counsel in employment and construction disputes’.
Harold Tan Kok Leng; Rohan Arasoo A/L Jeyabalah
‘I have been working with Harold & Lam Partnership for a considerable time now on many cases, in particular with Rohan Arasoo Jeyabalah. Rohan and his team are simply marvellous. Very efficient, resourceful and knowledgeable.’
‘Rohan Arasoo Jeyabalah is able, diligent and also alert and responsive to the issues that need to be tackled.’
‘HLP has proven itself to be a dynamic and client-centric firm. Their attention to detail and advice on legal strategy places them in the forefront of the legal profession here in Malaysia.’
Syarikat Bukit Granite Sdn Bhd
Ocned Water Technology Sdn Bhd
Ong Yew Teik
Roxwell Group Sdn Bhd
Nation Park Sdn Bhd
Al-Ambia Sdn Bhd
Setiakon Builders Sdn Bhd
NBC Land Sdn Bhd
Eterbina Development Sdn Bhd
Target Resources Sdn Bhd
EPP Equipment Sdn Bhd
Altus Oil & Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Fajarbaru Builder Sdn Bhd
ADASFA Sdn Bhd
Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd
Sym World Resources Sdn Bhd
Peeran Syed Mohamed Syed Mahaboob
Yeast (TTDI) Sdn Bhd
Reezal Jai Rihan bin Abdullah
HILTI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
- Represented Al-Ambia Sdn Bhd, from the High Court to the Federal Court, in its claim against its glass and aluminum façade sub-contractor.
- Represented Nation Park Sdn Bhd to commence a suit against the estate of a deceased director of the company for the recovery of certain debts.
- Represented Panzana Enterprise Sdn Bhd, the main-contractor in defending a suit filed by its sub-contractor engaged to carry out works for a high-way project involving a disputed amount of over RM150 million.
Counting public-listed companies, government-linked entities and high-net worth individuals among its key roster of clients, the team at Izral Partnership has ‘a nose for forensics’ and is praised as ‘excellent in cases relating to fraud’. Mohd Izral Khairy, who has experience in civil fraud litigation, shareholder disputes and defamation matters, leads the team alongside Tharminder Singh and Wong Guo Bin, while Aravind Kumarr left in May 2022 to set up boutique firm Aravind.
Mohd Izral Khairy; Tharminder Singh; Wong Guo Bin
‘They have a great team of lawyers who work fast and accurately. They have a nose for forensics and are excellent in cases relating to fraud.’
‘Izral Partnership and the team is organised and established, in the sense that they cover A to Z without prejudice to the quality of the work. They are transparent and would confirm with the clients prior to the execution or decision to the work.’
‘Izral himself is an intelligent and bold person, which says pretty much from his case success rate. We are indeed confident passing on our cases to him as he always gives the best solutions to us.’
‘They remain one of the leading firms in the region for civil fraud cases. With their industry experience, business acumen, as well as wealth of talent, the lawyers at Izral Partnership are able to put forward the best case possible for their clients to get a remedy for any wrongs done to the client. Rest assured, you are in great hands.’
‘Often times, Izral sees things others can’t see. That is what sets him apart from other lawyers.’
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
HCK Capital Group Berhad
Star Media Group Berhad
Media Prima Berhad
TH Heavy Engineering Berhad
UDA Holdings Berhad
Segi University and Colleges
- Represented Walch against its Malaysia distributor for fraud, conspiracy to defraud and conversion of goods.
- Represented several beneficiaries of the estate of Raja Dato’ Nong Chik bin Raja Ishak in an action against the administrators to end the administration.
Josephine, L K Chow & Co
Josephine, L K Chow & Co’s ‘friendly, approachable and professional’ team handles a range of disputes, from corporate, commercial and contract matters to construction, IP and employment cases. Key clients include Daihatsu Perodua Engine Manufacturing, Grundfos Group and Behn Meyer Group, among others. Cyndi Chow Li Kian, who ‘will always fight the cases’, leads the team alongside Yip Huen Weng, Peh Khaik Kew and Edward Saw Keat Leong.
Cyndi Chow Li Kian; Yip Huen Weng; Peh Khaik Kew; Edward Saw Keat Leong
‘Josephine, L K Chow & Co is great to work with. They explain everything in detail and made the process a better learning experience.’
‘They are knowledgeable in the field and are always able to provide appropriate advice based on issues that arise. Partners and associates are reliable as they clearly took note of the client’s expectations.’
‘Josephine LK Chow & Co is a boutique law firm specialising in various aspects of the law. They are good at being able to spot and break down our problem/briefs immediately and come up with a precise strategy to address our matter.’
St John Ambulans Malaysia
Agasta Co. Ltd. And Nippon Export and Investment Insurance
Wawasan Raya (M) Sdn Bhd
Acapella Suites Hotel Sdn Bhd
Perbadanan Pengurusan Tropicana Grande Condominiums
Kirana Management Corporation
Ara Hill Joint Management Body
Nissei Build Asia Pte Ltd
Goldbell Equipment Sdn. Bhd.
Sri Kim Construction Sdn. Bhd.
Specialist dispute resolution practice Malik Imtiaz Sarwar is regularly consulted in civil, commercial, administrative and constitutional law mandates, with particular expertise in competition law litigation, communications cases and commercial fraud disputes. Key contacts include founding partner Malik Imtiaz Sarwar and Lim Yvonne, who frequently collaborate with one another in commercial disputes.
Malik Imtiaz Sarwar
Other key lawyers:
Accolade Land Sdn Bhd
Arcadia Acres Sdn Bhd
Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad
Datuk Christina Liew
Detik Ria Sdn Bhd and Tan Sri Datuk Abdul
Rahim bin Haji Din
Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)
Haris Fathillah bin Mohd Ibrahim, Nur Ain
binti Mustapa, Sreekant a/l M G
Integrated Training And Services Sdn Bhd
KTPC Resort Development Berhad
Medi-circle Sdn Bhd
Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd and Chief Editor of Malaysiakini
MyTeksi Sdn Bhd, Grabcar Sdn Bhd, Grab Inc
Pantai Medical Centre Sdn Bhd
Penang State Legislative Assembly and Speaker of the Penang State Legislative Assembly
Perdana Petroleum Berhad
SIS Forum (M) Sdn Bhd
Datuk Sundra Rajoo a/l Nadarajah
Tai May Chean
Dato’ Zaid bin Ibrahim
- Acted as lead counsel for Accolade Land Sdn Bhd in a claim brought against Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd for damages in excess of RM300 million.
- Acted as lead counsel for Integrated Training And Services Sdn Bhd in an appeal before the Federal Court arising from an assessment of damages proceedings.
- Acted as lead counsel for Datuk Sundra Rajoo a/l Nadarajah in an appeal to the Federal Court arising from judicial review proceedings brought against the Attorney General.
Boutique firm Navaratnam Chambers is noted for its ‘in-depth experience’ in commercial, contract, land law, tax and competition litigation, in addition to media and defamation cases, trust and equity claims, professional liability issues and financing disputes. Nahendran Navaratnam leads the practice and has considerable experience as an advocate and arbitrator.
‘Navaratnam Chambers is special as it is a specialist arbitration and litigation law firm, comprising of 2 partners both of whom practice as counsel. They both have many years and in-depth experience in commercial, civil, corporate and administrative law.’
‘Nahendran Navaratnam is the senior partner of Navaratnam Chambers. He has a sharp intellect and is excellent at advocacy, in both content and delivery.’
‘The team is great. They are hardworking and innovative.’
Ng Kee Way & Co.
Ng Kee Way & Co. acts for clients across the banking and finance, consumer goods, aviation, shipping and infrastructure sectors, and has demonstrable capability in commercial litigation, arbitration proceedings and adjudications. The ‘friendly and professional’ is jointly lead by Ng Kee Way and Khoo Ai Theng.
Ng Kee Way; Khoo Ai Theng
‘Ng Kee Way & Co. provided superb services. The team were very friendly and professional in providing their legal advice.’
‘Mr Ng and Ms Khoo were very friendly and stand firm to protect my benefits.’
‘Mr Ng is very friendly and professional.’
- Defended a subcontractor in a claim brought by a supplier for approximately RM2m.
- Obtained a summary judgement against Malaysian Sports Association for failing to pay renovation fees.
- Advised the chief financial officer of a listed company on striking out against a defamation suit.
Richard Wee Chambers
The ‘close-knit team’ at Richard Wee Chambers has experience in litigation, whilst appearing at all levels of the Malaysian Courts, including employment and sports tribunals. Richard Wee and Darren Lai jointly lead the team and advise on breach of directors’ duties claims and shareholder disputes.
Richard Wee; Darren Lai
‘Personal touch and exemplary follow up with a close-knit team.’
‘Provides very clear explanation of every possibility for solutions for an amicable end.’
Institut Sukan Negara (ISN)
Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia (PSM)
Kevin Low Ee Ming
The MUI Group
Group of Pilots from AirAsia Berhad
The dispute resolution team at Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership has a diverse client roster, including state-owned entities, blue chip corporations, public utilities providers and insurers. The practice has experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings, with notable expertise in the construction and energy sectors. Steven Thiruneelakandan, who has a strong track record in employment disputes, leads the practice alongside arbitrator Sudhar Thillainathan.
Steven Thiruneelakandan; Sudhar Thillainathan
Great Eastern Group
KSK Group Bhd
Malaysian Institute of Accountants
Persatuan Hainan Selangor
Tenaga National Bhd
Landmark Property Sdn Bhd
Damai City Sdn Bhd
Austin Powder Asia Pacific Inc.
AAX Leasing Two Ltd
- Acted for Damai City Sdn Bhd, the the employer of the 8 Conlay Project in a construction contract case.
- Represented Landmark Property Sdn Bhd in a judicial review application against the assessments raised by the Director General of Inland Revenue.
- Represented AirAsia Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad as counsel in action against Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn. Bhd.