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Lim Chee Wee Partnership
12-1 Lorong Dungun
Damansara Heights

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Managing Partner


Lee Shih is the Managing Partner of the firm and with over 15 years’ experience in dispute resolution, contentious restructuring and insolvency, and fraud and asset recovery.

He acts in cross-border disputes and has appeared in international arbitrations in Asia and Europe. He has acted in arbitrations involving disputes arising from commercial contracts, shareholders’ disputes, offshore construction contracts, and oil & gas matters.

His work also focuses on corporate litigation and shareholder disputes. He has acted as lead counsel in a variety of shareholder disputes, involving just and equitable winding up, oppression actions and derivative actions. He has acted for clients in bringing claims against directors for breaches of fiduciary duties. He is also the sole Malaysian member of ICC FraudNet, an international network of leading civil asset recovery lawyers in each country. In the sphere of fraud and asset recovery, he secured Malaysia’s first-ever injunction against persons unknown.

He also specialises in restructuring and insolvency. He advises and acts in liquidations, schemes of arrangement, receivership and corporate rescue matters. He has acted as counsel for several cross-border restructurings involving more than RM1 billion in debt and is active in corporate rescue mechanisms like judicial management. His textbook on ‘Companies Act 2016: The New Dynamics of Company Law in Malaysia’, which he co-authored, has been cited in court decisions in Malaysia on company law and corporate insolvency.

He has been described by the international legal directories as “well regarded for his expertise in company law, as well as restructuring and insolvency cases” and “the next generation of talented individuals: a forceful advocate in terms of intellectual prowess and punching well above his weight in terms of his level of seniority” (Chambers Asia-Pacific). Further, he has been listed as a “deeply knowledgeable international arbitration and insolvency specialist” (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific). He was awarded the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ across Asia at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards.

  • International Arbitration
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Corporate Litigation and Shareholder Disputes
  • Fraud and Asset Recovery
  • Oil & Gas, and Energy Disputes
  • Regulatory Enforcement


  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)


  • Sole Malaysian member of ICC FraudNet
  • Council member, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia (IPAM)
  • Member, INSOL International
  • Member, Insolvency Practice Committee of MIA
  • Member, Insolvency Practice Committee of MICPA
  • Associate Member, CIArb


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2005)
  • Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn) (2004)
  • LL.B., University of Bristol (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Lee Shih – Lim Chee Wee Partnership

Lim Chee Wee Partnership has demonstrable experience in international arbitration proceedings and commercial litigation and covers disputes across the full spectrum of commercial law. Frequently instructed by a range of local and international financial institutions and corporations, the department’s portfolio consists of corporate restructuring work, insolvency claims, contractual disputes, and fraud investigations. Lim Chee Wee, a specialist in the regulatory and fraud spheres, spearheads the practice alongside Lee Shih, an active player in the field of international arbitration and schemes of arrangement, and Kwan Will Sen, who is recognised for his know-how in aviation disputes and competition law.