Mr Chong Boon Leong > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners
SUITE 33.01, LEVEL 33, THE GARDENS NORTH TOWER
MID VALLEY CITY, LINGKARAN SYED PUTRA
59200 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Work Department

Energy, Infrastructure & Projects, International Arbitration, Litigation

Position

Boon Leong is a Partner in the Firm’s Projects & International Arbitration Department.

Career

Boon Leong has practised almost exclusively in international arbitration seated within South-east Asia, for the past 15 years.

He regularly appears before the courts in Singapore and Malaysia on arbitration-related litigation, two of the most active international arbitration jurisdictions within the region. While he has extensive experience handling commercial and corporate disputes, his practice has evolved to focus on complex power/energy, infrastructure, oil and gas and international investment/commercial disputes.

Boon Leong was recommended for his work by notable legal directories. In Chambers Global, Boon Leong “attracts praise from sources, who value his ‘good legal mind’ and readiness to ‘listen and take in the client’s ideas’”. Clients also praise him for being “hard-working, very committed and dedicated to the client…” (Chambers Asia-Pacific).

Languages

English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Memberships

Boon Leong sits on the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators.

Education

Boon Leong graduated from the National University of Singapore and was admitted to the Singaporean Bar in 1992. he was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

Rahmat Lim & Partners‘ dispute resolution offering is jointly led by ‘fearless‘ corporate banking specialist Jack Yow and infrastructure expert Chong Yee Leong. It handles cases in areas such as minority oppression, shareholder disputes, employment and professional negligence, and it counts liquidators, blue chip companies and accounting firms within its client portfolio. The team includes experienced engineering lawyer Allen Choong, the energy-focused Kamilah Kasim, international arbitration practitioner Chong Boon Leong, admiralty lawyer Daphne Koo and Yap Yeow Han (known for representing financial institutions, property developers and contractors). A key highlight for the firm is its representation of Standard Chartered Bank in a claim against Perfect Channel for trade loan default.

Malaysia > Shipping

Rahmat Lim & Partners‘ shipping practice undertakes work on sale, registration and de-registration of vessels. On the contentious side, litigators deal with the repossession of vessels and arbitration relating to casualties. Daphne Koo is a specialist on admiralty and maritime law while Chong Boon Leong appears in the Singaporean and Malaysian courts on international arbitration matters. Soh Yin Chuin focuses on maritime matters, advising lenders and trusts.