Christopher & Lee Ong strengthens its Capital Markets Practice

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New partners Annette Soh and Daphne Lam join Christopher & Lee Ong’s Capital Markets Practice, with Annette to co-head alongside Managing Partner, Yon See Ting.

Christopher & Lee Ong (“CLO”), a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, strengthens its Capital Markets practice with the addition of new partners, Annette Soh and Daphne Lam, and their team of lawyers.

Annette joins the Capital Market Practice as co-head, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the field of equity capital markets, acquisitions and disposals, mergers and demergers and joint ventures. She began her career at a prominent law firm in Malaysia, where she grew her expertise in corporate finance and general litigation before focusing her practice on capital markets. Annette has advised on many notable initial public offerings (IPO) and corporate exercises over the years. She was also involved in the drafting of the Malaysia Equity Capital Markets Due Diligence Guide. Annette is a member of the Bar Council Corporate and Commercial Law Committee (CCLC) and she heads the Securities Commission Sub-Committee.

Daphne brings extensive experience in this field, having successfully advised on numerous IPOs as well as equity and debt securities offerings. She has advised clients from a wide range of industries from industrial automation solutions providers, to those in the construction and manufacturing industries, in relation to their corporate exercises. Daphne’s expertise also extends to matters involving takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, commercial property transactions, and joint ventures.

Annette and Daphne’s admission to the partnership of CLO is timely as the appetite for IPOs in the Malaysian market continues to grow. Despite the turbulence caused by the global pandemic, Malaysia’s capital market has seen 24 IPO listings as of 15 November 2021, with others in the pipeline for 2022. Co-headed by Managing Partner, Yon See Ting,  CLO’s reputable Capital

Markets practice group is strengthened with the addition of Annette and Daphne as well as their dedicated team of associates joining with them.

Annette commented on her new role, saying, “It is an absolute privilege and a great honour to have been asked to take on this role, and I look forward to co-heading the Capital Markets practice with See Ting. Together with CLO’s existing team, we aim to strengthen the Capital Markets practice and bring great value to our clients.”

Managing Partner, Yon See Ting, said, “We are delighted to have Annette and Daphne join our team, as each brings with them their own unique capabilities and experience which, when pooled together with our existing ECM and DCM teams, will enable us to provide our clients with a full range of equity and debt capital market services. Having Annette as co-head of our Capital Markets Group will definitely bolster and strengthen Christopher & Lee Ong’s Capital Markets Practice Group.

CLO is pleased to strengthen its Capital Markets practice to better serve its clients, and to meet market demands.

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