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Law firms in Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia

David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates

Sarawak firm David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates is collectively led by real estate expert David Toh, and corporate litigation specialists Allan Lao and Charles Wong, all of whom are praised for being 'highly effective and competent'. The team boasts a strong banking specialism, with experience in advising foreign and local financial institutions on debt recovery actions, corporate loans, and financing facilities. Elsewhere, the firm has demonstrable expertise in the commercial real estate sector, with a particular focus on multi-property acquisitions and disposals and real estate funding. The group is also recognised for its capabilities in both the insurance and civil litigation fields, and regularly covers finance, commercial, IP, pharmaceutical, and employment disputes. Lidwina Kiew is another key contact in the team and primarily handles contentious litigation cases.

Practice head(s):

David Toh; Allan Lao; Charles Wong

Other key lawyers:

Lidwina Kiew


‘The advocates are highly respected and regarded due to their outstanding work as legal advisers, in both litigation and conveyancing. They are supported by a highly effective and competent team of lawyers, and highly efficient support services.’

‘The disputes team, led by Allan Lao, are highly competent and respond to queries promptly. They are often available for a quick and swift discussion of matters which contributes to the efficient conduct of matters.’

‘David Toh is keen and very much in touch with the real estate trends and the legal framework of the property industry.’

‘Allan Lao is a great litigator, giving effective advice when needed.’

‘This practice is top-notch. This is reflected by the amount of bankers and real estate negotiators who have long-standing relationships with them.’

‘Allan Lao is always ready to assist in giving legal advice.’

‘Charles Wong is the go-to person for advice on sale and purchase agreements, as well as service agreements.’

‘Allan Lao is knowledgeable in the areas of his practice. He is humble and yet effective in his approach. He has a friendly personality which makes working with him a pleasant experience.’

Key clients

Naim group of companies (Naim Land / Peranan Makmur / Desa Ilmu)

Berlian Stabil Sdn Bhd / Sumbangan Aneka / Yun Sen group of companies

Saradise Sdn Bhd

Elica Sdn Bhd

Standard Parade Sdn Bhd

Timberland Properties Sdn Bhd

RB Development (part of IJM group of companies)

MJC City Development Sdn Bhd

Lafrowda Development Sdn Bhd

I Properties JTL Sdn Bhd

Sinar Mekar Properties Sdn Bhd

Blessed Builders Sdn Bhd

SPC Land Sdn Bhd

Kenbest Sdn Bhd

Project Bandar Samariang Sdn Bhd

Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd

GSD Southland Sdn Bhd

Yeshome Development (Kuching) Sdn Bhd

Tecktonic & Sons Holdings

Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd

GSD Southland Sdn Bhd

Blessed Builders Sdn Bhd

SPC Land Sdn Bhd

Sinar Mekar Properties Sdn Bhd

Lee Onn Construction

Kumpulan Parabena Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advised United Overseas Bank (UOB) and handled loan facilities amounting to RM 129m, 35m, and 30m, respectively.
  • Advised Maybank Islamic Bank and handled loan facilities amounting to RM88m and RM10m respectively.
  • Advised Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank and handled loan facilities amounting to RM70m, RM45m, and RM17m respectively.

Reddi & Co Advocates

Sarawak-based Reddi & Co Advocates is praised for its ‘sound and pragmatic legal advice’ and is co-led by Hui Chuang Sim and ‘highly responsive, competent, and efficient’ Perpetua Phang. The firm’s operations span a range of practice areas including corporate, with a strong focus on capital markets and corporate restructuring, banking and finance, which includes Islamic financing matters, real estate, and civil litigation. Jane, Tze Chee Sim is a key member of the team and is noted for being ‘professional, knowledgeable, communicative, and detail-oriented’.  

Practice head(s):

Hui Chuang Sim; Perpetua Phang

Other key lawyers:

Sandy Tang; Jane, Tze Chee Sim; Maxine Ch’ng; Loh Wei Siong


‘Strong reputable firm and highly regarded in Sarawak. They provide sound and pragmatic legal advice. They also understand the needs and wants of our company, as well as the standards required from them.’

‘We have worked with Sandy Tang on various commercial contracts and agreements. She has a good knowledge of the law with vast experience. She has been very responsive to our needs and always been a pleasure to work with.’

‘Most obviously is their high level of professionalism and core team of competent/experienced subject matter experts. They are very responsive, reliable, objective and fast in providing their advisory services through my many many years of dealing with them.’

‘Reddi and Co is one the best law firms in Sarawak. They show professionalism and strong knowledge when it comes to law. Their vast experience in dealing commercial and corporate affairs has helped tremendously in making the right decision.’

‘Jane Sim has shown great attention to detail and reliability when it comes to providing legal services. Her professionalism and far sightedness has demonstrate her ability to provide legal opinions and allow non-legal background business individuals to better understand their position before entering a contract.’

‘Perpetua Phang is highly responsive, competent and efficient. Phang and her associates provide actionable advice and help parties or disputes reach agreement.’

‘Jane Sim is very professional, knowledgeable, communicative, and detail-oriented.’

‘The lawyers are highly knowledgable in their respective area of law. Truly accommodating to the clients’ needs and responsive to clients’ instructions without losing integrity and principles.’

Chin Lau Wong & Foo

Based in Kota Kinabalu, Chin Lau Wong & Foo is led by Roger Chin, president of the Sabah bar. The firm’s scope of work is broad ranging and includes property law transactions, such as handling conveyancing and property portfolio regularisations, corporate advisory work with a focus on IPO exercises, and advising on professional indemnity insurance. Elsewhere, the team covers employment and industrial relations cases in addition to intellectual property work.

Practice head(s):

Roger Chin

Other key lawyers:

Lim Eong Puay; Chan Sze Wei; Chen Ket Chuin

Loke, King, Goh & Partners Advocates

Ong Ai-Lyn heads the conveyancing and corporate branch at Loke, King, Goh & Partners Advocates, and is praised for her 'expertise on a wide range of issues', while Yong Sie Mee, who is described as a 'valuable and reliable lawyer', leads the litigation team. The Sarawak-based practice covers a wide range of matters including corporate litigation, probate and the administration of estates, and conveyancing issues. Recently, the group has had demonstrable experience in handling Sarawak-specific immigration and land cases, principally relating to applications for the Sarawak-Malaysia My Second Home Program. Elsewhere, the firm has advised on high-value technology contracts involving cloud solutions.

Practice head(s):

Ong Ai-Lyn; Yong Sie Mee

Other key lawyers:

Stella Maria Chin Phui Lian; Lim Swee Ling


‘Their professional advice lets us understand our situation and keeps us calm.’

‘They are helpful, caring, and attentive to our problems.’

‘Provide good client services and prompt to reply to enquiries. They are a recognised and successful firm in Malaysia, we are very happy with their services.’