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

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Energy, Infrastructure & Projects, International Arbitration, Litigation


Yee Leong is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Projects & International Arbitration Department.


His primary area of practice is in international arbitration, focusing on the areas of energy, oil and gas, power and infrastructure projects in Singapore, Malaysia and the region. In practice for more than 27 years, Yee Leong is recognised as a leading international dispute resolution practitioner in the Asia-Pacific region.

Yee Leong has been consistently recommended for his capability in international arbitration in various leading legal publications. Amongst other things, in the Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, a client highlighted his “advocacy skills” adding that “he was able to point out certain angles the other lawyers didn’t”, and he was noted as a “prominent figure in the region, thanks to his years of experience in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Laos”. Yee Leong was also one of the nominees (and the only Asian nominee) for the Global Arbitration Review inaugural “Advocate of the Year” award, and was named Singapore International Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers honours a single lawyer in all major practice areas and regions as “Lawyer of the Year,” based on peer-review assessments. The award reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned for excellence, professionalism and integrity.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Yee Leong is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and also is on the panel of arbitrators for SIAC, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and the CIArb Presidential Panel of Arbitrators. He is also a Jurisdictional Council Member for Singapore for the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Chairman for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. Yee Leong also served as a director of Singapore LNG Pte. Ltd. from 2011 to 2015.


Yee Leong graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) in 1989. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990, and the Malaysian Bar in 1997. He is a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales, having been on the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales since 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Projects and energy

Noted for its cross-border capability, Rahmat Lim & Partners advises clients on a range of infrastructure projects, including airports, ports, highways and mass rapid transit, as well as power and petrochemical plants across Asia and the Middle East. The team also has demonstrable experience in the privatisation of public sector entities. International arbitration expert Chong Yee Leong leads the practice alongside Kamilah Kasim, who focuses on the contentious aspects of infrastructure projects, and Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani, who advises on engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contracts. Allen Choong acts for clients on engineering and energy projects in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

Rahmat Lim & Partners’ real estate offering is co-led by head of corporate real estate Lee Yee Ling, Chong Yee Leong, Kamilah Kasim and head of corporate infrastructure, construction and engineering, Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani. The team is well-equipped to handle real estate transactions and often advises on matters concerning unusual financial arrangements. Its client roster includes local and international investors, corporations and government-linked companies. The practice’s workload frequently involves office buildings, retail properties and hotels, in addition to advising on property acquisitions and divestments, developments, joint ventures and listings of real estate investment trusts on Bursa Malaysia; Zandra Tan is praised for her prowess and experience’ in the latter.

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

Counting banks, financial institutions, general creditors, liquidators and receivers among its key roster of clients, Rahmat Lim & Partners’ diverse caseload includes commercial and corporate disputes, banking claims, enforcement of security issues, as well as insolvency litigation. Jack Yow, who focuses on corporate, banking and employment litigation, jointly leads the team alongside Chong Yee Leong, who has demonstrable experience in international arbitrations, with a focus in the oil and gas sector. ‘Reliable and strategic’ Allen Choong advises on engineering and infrastructure disputes.