Cheang & Ariff > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Firm Profile

Cheang & Ariff
273A, Jalan Medan Tuanku
Medan Tuanku
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 50300

Malaysia > Intellectual property Tier 1

The IP practice at Cheang & Ariff is spearheaded by the renowned Cindy Goh Joo Seong, who frequently represents clients in complex IP litigation cases. Acting for a range of local and international clients across the pharmaceutical and technology sectors, the firm is noted for its know-how in patent trademark and copyright litigation cases, as well as matters involving passing-off and defamation claims.

Practice head(s):

Cindy Goh Joo Seong

Key clients

Les Editions Jalou (L’Officiel)

SPC Diatech LLC

Tandex Pty Ltd

Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation (Don Don Donki)

Framemotion Studio Sdn Bhd

Pegasus Aqua Sdn Bhd

Tatsuno Corporation and Tatsuno Engineering & Service Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Proverio Sdn Bhd

Inver House Distillers Limited

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 2

Cheang & Ariff’s capital markets offering includes debt and equity capital markets, securitisation and corporate trust, in addition to derivatives and structured finance. Following the separation of the firm from Chooi & Company in March 2023, key contacts in the group include Ming-Li Tan, who boasts a strong track record in handling capital market transactions, debt restructuring schemes and equity fund-raising mandates, and Cindy Cheang Foong Kim.

Other key lawyers:

Ming-Li Tan; Cindy Cheang Foong Kim; Yeat Soo Ching; Yoon Ming Sun

Key clients

MST Golf Group Berhad

SP Setia Berhad

Wellspire Holdings Berhad Y

OMS Group Sdn. Bhd.

MKH Plantations (East Kalimantan) Berhad

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Cheang & Ariff provide a full-service dispute resolution offering, ranging from commercial litigation to judicial and regulatory investigations. Acting for local and international clients from the financial services, infrastructure, transportation, telecoms and engineering industries, the firm handles banking and insolvency matters, contractual issues, and international trade disputes. Loh Siew Cheang is known for his know-how in business and corporate cases, whilst Cindy Goh Joo Seong’s expertise encompasses complex corporate and commercial work, and Kelvin Seet Wan Nam focuses on shareholder and joint venture disputes.


‘Good understanding of Malaysian law and good value.’

‘Responds to legal queries speedily, understands the business, and is able to provide accurate advice.’

‘Responsive and prompt in dealing with queries. Advice is clear and concise.’

Key clients

Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd

Lysaght Corrugated Pipe Sdn Bhd

SPC Diatech LLC

Ali Health Sdn Bhd

Asmara International Limited

Tengku Dato’ Ibrahim Petra bin Tengku Indra Petra, Datin Che Nazira Hajjar Hashim, Wong Fook Heng, Tiong Young Kong

iCapital.Biz Berhad

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Malaysia > Labour and employment

Following its seperation from Chooi & Company in March 2023, Cheang & Ariff houses a team of labour and employment practitioners, including industrial relation disputes expert Ke Xin Lim.

Almost four decades ago five like-minded legal professionals took the leap in a challenging economic climate to form a firm dedicated to enhancing the quality of legal services based on a conviction that there was a need for a firm dedicated to excellence and driven by passion. This small group has since grown into the large firm that is Cheang & Ariff nestled in a central part of Kuala Lumpur and housed in a historic old-charm mansion amidst lush landscaped tropical surroundings. The commitment to deliver quality legal services which serves to combine legal principles and rules with a realistic appreciation of societal and commercial needs has transcended the original partners and has become a definitive creed amongst the firm’s current partners and associates.

The firm continues to maintain its original core emphasis on dispute resolution, corporate, commercial and securities work whilst continuing to expand dynamically into other areas of specialisation in keeping with the continuing economic development of Malaysia and afar. Nevertheless, the original founding principle remains – the law’s application to real problems must yield just, creative solutions supported by experience and meeting the expectations of clients and the underlying commercial purposes.             


Step into Loke Mansion, Kuala Lumpur, and the dedication to excellence and the passion for the law and the best legal solutions hold true decades on as the tried and tested formula for the firm’s continued dynamism and resilience.