Firm Profile > Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff > Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff
Kuala Lumpur

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff's practice spans corporate and commercial litigation as well as criminal law and public interest disputes. 'Top litigator' Loh Siew Cheang heads the practice and focuses on high-profile business and corporate disputes, while Ira Biswas has particular insolvency law, commercial frauds, and banking litigation expertise. Other names to note include Christopher Leong, who has experience in a range of corporate disputes, as well as administrative law, and public interest litigation; Cindy Goh Joo Seong, who handles a range of commercial disputes, intellectual property and contentious tax matters, and senior associate Ariel On Xiu Tao.

Intellectual property Tier 1

Attracting praise for 'reasonable fees and outstanding service', the intellectual property team at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff is best known for IP litigation, particularly patent and trade mark disputes. The group counts several well-known international brands among its clients, with expertise advising fashion, cosmetic and personal care brands, such as Arcadia Group, Estee Lauder and Mandom Corporation. Cindy Goh Joo Seong focuses on trade mark, copyright, patent and industrial design litigation, but also regularly provides brand protection advice to clients. Senior associate Keong Ming Wai continues to build a reputation for contentious matters.

Capital markets Tier 2

The capital markets team at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff is particularly strong for equity capital market transactions and frequently advises on domestic and cross border offerings. Corporate and securities law expert Tan Ming-li heads the team and handles a range of capital market matters; Yeat Soo Ching and Yoon Ming Sun have particular experience assisting clients with IPOs, while Evelyn Chan Cher Yeen is a name to note for debt transactions.

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff's corporate and M&A team has been active in advising on foreign direct investments into Malaysia, as well as on the Malaysian aspects of international transactions. Chooi Mun Sou, who has a breadth of experience in cross-border instructions, and corporate and securities expert Tan Ming-li jointly lead the practice. The group continues to benefit from increased strength in depth following the merger of legacy firms Chooi & Company and Cheang & Arif in June 2018, and has further grown its partner ranks with the promotion of Tiu Gi Gyn, who focuses on advising on foreign direct investments into Malaysia.

Banking and finance Tier 3

The banking and finance team at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff has experience across the full range of domestic, offshore and cross-border, conventional and Islamic financing. It is instructed by both domestic and international banks, including ICICI Bank and Malayan Banking, in addition to corporate borrowers. Loy Tuan Bee advises on project and structured finance, syndications and ship and aircraft financing. Other names to note include Chooi Mun Sou, who handles a range of corporate matters as well as project financing, and Chong Wei Lung, whose experience spans capital market transactions, corporate banking and financing and restructuring. Karen Cheah Yee Lynn and Adriel Lau Jin Son are also names to note.

Labour and employment Tier 3

Highlighted as 'a truly a great team with charismatic individuals', Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff's employment and immigration practice group assists its impressive client roster — which includes Mondelez Malaysia, Agoda International and IHI Corporation — with a range of contentious and advisory matters. The 'remarkable' Yap Yeong Hui handles a range of matters with particular experience in representing clients in unfair dismissal claims at the Industrial Court and heads up the practice alongside corporate partner Brian ML Foong.

Projects and energy Tier 3

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff's energy, projects and infrastructure practice is highlighted particularly for its expertise in the power industry with recent work highlights including advising Tenaga Nasional Berhad on the preparation of the tender documents and template power purchase agreement for the third phase of its large scale solar project. Rosey Lim Chu Ai heads up the practice and has experience advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters in construction and infrastructure projects.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

The real estate practice group at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff has been active in advising its client roster which includes developer and corporations on real estate transactions. Corporate partner Mun Sou Chooi heads up the team which includes Wei Lung Chong.

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff merged to form Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff on 29 June 2018.

Since their respective establishment, both firms have grown to become recognised and respected, and have been consistently ranked as leading law firms in Malaysia, for both their dispute resolution practice and corporate and financial services practice. Individual lawyers in both firms are consistently ranked and recognised in leading publications for the high quality of their work.

With a combined experience of more than 80 years, the Firm offers a full range of legal services to support and enhance our clients’ business needs and to deal with their legal concerns both locally and globally through our association with international networks.

In delivering high quality and innovative legal solutions to its clients in this fast-changing environment, the Firm remains firmly committed to upholding the timeless values of integrity, independence and excellence.

Number of lawyers : 88
Bahasa Malaysia
Managing Partner : Dato’ Loh Siew Cheang,
Managing Partner : Christopher Leong,
Partner : Chooi Mun Sou,
Partner : Loy Tuan Bee,
Partner : Ira Biswas,
Partner : Tan Ming-li,

CLIENT: Gauri Kumarashwaran
COMPANY/FIRM: Proton Holdings Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: We are very pleased with the legal services provided Mr Lim Tuck Sun and his able team of lawyers. We are assured that our legal cases are properly managed and dealt with expeditiously. We are updated regularly on developments in our cases. Mr Lim and his team are easily accessible on short notice for advice on urgent matters. Excellent turnaround time.

CLIENT: Redza Goh
COMPANY/FIRM: Petronas ICT Sdn. Bhd.
TESTIMONIAL: Petronas ICT Sdn. Bhd., as the wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, provides and manages the ICT requirements of the PETRONAS group of companies worldwide. With our sheer volume of contracts and tight timelines, we are well supported by the firm’s corporate team with their high responsiveness and quality client-lawyer communication. Raphael Tay has an in-depth understanding of both the legal aspects and commercial needs in respect of ICT matters but most importantly, Raphael and his team appreciate the pitfalls of the IT and software industry and are able to provide us with practical legal solutions to our problems.

CLIENT: Sharon Tan
COMPANY/FIRM: Asia Assistance International
TESTIMONIAL: Our company, Asia Assistance International, went through an M&A exercise where our shareholders sold our entity to a large French Group. The entire negotiation process up till the completion of the sale & purchase agreement took over one year.  We would not have been able to complete the deal if it was not for the professional advice and support from the Chooi & Company’s corporate team lead by Raphael Tay. On top of the sound legal advice, they also helped us to see things from the business perspective, which was very crucial for our decision-making of major terms and conditions.

CLIENT: Quek Wee Kee

COMPANY/FIRM: RTS Technology Sdn Bhd


“I am the General Manager of RTS Technology Sdn Bhd – technopreneur driven specialising in providing end-to-end solution for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). Our interaction with Chooi & Co goes way back during its founder’s era when my MD / Founder sold the first word processer unit to the firm. We discovered we both shared the common business culture and value based on trust and integrity, and the courage to speak and do the right thing. We are pleased with their capable team in understanding our business contextually, ensuring our legal case is being meticulously managed with great passion and drive.”

CLIENT: Anthony Leo Blum



“Having a professional person instil genuine confidence, while being hampered by a great distance, is rare. Alwin and his team have approached my situation with a commendable level of humanity and an impressive display of resolve. These are fine people, and I am thoroughly satisfied with their every effort on my behalf.”