Law firms in Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia

David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates

David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates‘ strengths are in Islamic and conventional banking, insurance as well as commercial and corporate disputes. It is on the panel of local, and foreign banks and government entities operating in Sarawak. Recent matters have included several Islamic loans and the team reports an increase in infrastructure projects financing, with the biggest loan amounting to RM60m. Managing partner David Toh advises on property development and real estate matters, and he counts Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association among his clients. Charles Wong  principally acts on commercial and corporate transactions, he is acting as the Sarawak Counsel for the issuance of a Sukuk Ijarah worth RM985m across two tranches. In insurance the firm is on the panel of several insurance companies in Malaysia and represents firms in third-party injury claims. Allan Lao  leads the litigation team, which covers areas including IP, employment, defamation, maritime and medical negligence. Tax litigation has also been noted as a recent growth area.

Practice head(s):

David Toh

Other key lawyers:

Allan Lao  ; Charles Wong

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

CMS Property Development Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Handled Islamic loan facilities amounting to RM 54.5m and RM 20m respectively.
  • Handled Islamic loan facilities amounting to RM 35m.
  • Handled Islamic loan facilities amounting to RM 29.5m.

Chin Lau Wong & Foo

Chin Lau Wong & Foo  acts for local and international, private and corporate clients on diverse matters in Sabah. Roger Chin Ken Fong has expertise in construction, corporate and immigration law. Veteran lawyer, Datuk Stephen Foo Kiat Shin’s specialisms extend to constitutional and administrative law, litigation, conveyancing, commercial and corporate law, and alternative dispute resolution. Practice area strengths include intellectual property, employment, industrial relations, and property law. Recent matters include corporate disputes, unfair dismissals, breach of charter party agreements, breach of confidentiality and two important matters particular to the laws of Sabah.

Practice head(s):

Roger Chin Ken Fong

Other key lawyers:

Datuk Stephen Foo Kiat Shin

Loke, King, Goh & Partners Advocates

Sought after for its ability to navigate laws unique to Sarawak, especially the Land Code and immigration laws, Loke, King, Goh & Partners Advocates works on corporate, banking and conveyancing matters and advises on development projects. Recently it has seen an uptick in queries from multinationals looking to set up in the region. Ong Ai-Lyn is an expert on corporate law, banking matters and general conveyancing as well immigration law. Yong Sie Mee leads the commercial litigation group, acting on admiralty and shipping and construction disputes. Stella Maria Chin Phui Lian is active on industrial claims and bankruptcy matters.

Practice head(s):

Ong Ai-Lyn ; Yong Sie Mee

Other key lawyers:

Stella Maria Chin Phui Lian

Testimonials

‘A principal strength of the LKG team is their prompt responses to any and all matters; large or small; beginning at Reception and following thru’ to all levels without fail.’

‘Ms Ong Ai-Lyn’s advice has been particularly valuable to me in areas outside of my competence. ’

‘The firm had to help me navigate an insurance claim. They assisted me like a family member. I felt a lot better while they worked on my legal case. I’d hire them again.’

‘Ai lyn Ong was a beacon of hope to me at a time when I experienced the tragic death of my husband. Not only was she able to help me with the legal insurance case, her calm and empathetic demeanour offered emotional help. I am eternally grateful.’

‘I have known this team for many years and they have a good reputation for integrity, true representation of client’s interests, professional in their dealings and they make clients feel at ease.

‘I appreciate their forthrightness, pleasant personalities and outstanding work at reasonable prices’

Reddi & Co Advocates

Among the most long-established firms in Sarawak, Reddi & Co Advocates acts for local and international corporations looking for assistance and support in the region. The corporate and conveyancing group deals with a range of commercial, corporate, and real estate matters in addition to banking and finance, capital markets transactions and construction contracts. Managing partner Han Boon Yap   specialises in landlord and tenant work while senior partner Perpetua Phang  is an expert in land and corporate law and restructuring matters. Senior Partner Sim Hui Chuang is head of litigation.