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

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff
LEVEL 5, MENARA BRDB
285 JALAN MAAROF, BUKIT BANDARAYA
59000 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The dispute resolution department at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff is particularly well known for its strength in corporate and commercial litigation, frequently acting for both public and private companies in boardroom takeovers and shareholder issues. Additionally, the team regularly handles disputes concerning land and property, commercial fraud, family law, trusts and estates, construction, and insolvency and banking issues. Domestic and international arbitrator Christopher Leong is noted for his experience across corporate and commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and securities litigation; he also advises on constitutional and administrative law as well as public interest litigation.

Testimonials

‘The partners, the lawyers and the firm are able to respond to our queries in a timely manner. Good knowledge of the law.’

Key clients

Heitech Padu Berhad

SPC Diatech LLC

Asmara International Limited

Iflix

Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd

Hovid Berhad

Silver Ridge Holdings Berhad

Lysaght Group of Companies

Lion Group of Companies

BP Healthcare Group of Companies

Parkson Group of Companies

MeCan Group of Companies

Liquidator from Deloitte Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd, liquidator of Idaman Unggul Berhad

Malaysia > Intellectual property Tier 1

Chair of the Malaysian Bar Council IP Committee, IP litigator Cindy Goh Joo Seong leads the IP team at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff. Clients include local public listed companies and multinationals across numerous sectors including luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, automobile industries and healthcare. Recent work spans patent infringements, passing off, trademark and copyright disputes. Of late, its work has included complex patent cases involving pharmaceutical or technology companies.

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Testimonials

‘The firm provided smart and cost-saving strategies. ’

‘Partner, Cindy Goh, is pragmatic and highly available.’

‘Quick commercial advice, they don’t constantly back-cover. Not wordy. ’

‘Cindy supervises the team and jumps in where necessary. ’

 

Key clients

SPC Diatech LLC (Russian company)

China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial Co. Ltd

Asustek Computer Inc and Asustek Computer Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Emart Group of Companies

Ninja Van Group of Companies with HQ in Singapore

Mikobeaute International Co., Ltd from Taiwan

Tandex Group of Companies from Australia

Wacoal Corporation from Japan

Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd from Japan

STX Heavy Industries Co Ltd from Korea

BP Healthcare Group of Companie

Tramontina S/A Cutelaria from Brazil

Syarikat Perniagaan Lamzhuan Sdn Bhd

Inver House Distillers Limited

Omron Corporation

SKS Group

Hovid Berhad

Sri Nona Sdn Bhd

MeCan App Sdn Bhd

Super Mama Lab Sdn Bhd

Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd

The Smiley Company S.P.R.L

Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Successful counterclaim for breach of contract, copyright infringement and breach of confidential information against a Malaysian company.
  • Represented a well-known and prominent pharmaceutical company in Malaysia, in a patent infringement suit and patent invalidation suit.
  • Represented a client in a case concerning constructive trust concerning trademark ownership, read together with section 37 of the Trade Mark Act 1976.

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 2

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff handles a wide variety of both equity and debt capital markets matters. On the equity side, the team assists clients with domestic offerings, including IPOs, convertible securities and employee share schemes, as well as with cross-border equity offerings on the Australian Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Labuan Stock Exchange. The practice assists issuers, managers and shariah advisors on debt capital market transactions such as medium term notes and structured bonds under both conventional and Syariah principles. Key names within the group are Tan Ming-li , Chong Wei Lung , Yeat Soo Ching  and Yoon Ming Sun .

Key clients

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd

Aneka Jaringan Holdings Berhad

Tuju Setia Berhad

SamAiden Group Berhad

HPP Holdings Berhad

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad

Work highlights

  • Advised on the IPO scheme where the company had successfully raised IPO proceeds of approximately $31.92m (MYR) on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad on the total return equity swap transaction of up to an equity notional amount of $90m (MYR).
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad on a Sukuk Wakalah Programme valued at $500m (MYR).

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Tan Ming-li , Chong Wei Lung  and Karen Cheah Yee Lynn  are key contacts within the corporate practice at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff. The department advises an impressive range of both domestic and international clients on local and cross-border M&A and disposals. The team has a strong offering for financial institutions, stockbrokers and insurance companies. Sector strengths encompass property and infrastructure; healthcare; telecoms, social media and IT; education; manufacturing; and retail and consumer goods.

Testimonials

‘CCA have demonstrated themselves time and again to be highly competent in providing all forms of corporate legal advice, based on the extensive track record of the partners in the firm.’

Key clients

COPE-KPF Opportunities 1 Sdn Bhd and COPE Opportunities IV Sdn Bhd

Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad

Sunsuria Berhad

Rev Asia Berhad

Kitar Alam Management Sdn Bhd

Arachem (M) Sdn Bhd

Tadmax Resource Berhad

Work highlights

  • Advised a German telecommunication company in the disposal of its Malaysia subsidiary for total value of RM77 million.
  • Advised Sunsuria Berhad on the subscription of 51% equity stake in a real estate company for an aggregate of RM284.5 million.
  • Advised Owners of Chempro Group of Companies on the proposed disposal of a profitable chemical business for RM138 million.

Malaysia > Banking and finance Tier 3

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff advises on a range of domestic, offshore and cross-border banking matters, encompassing both conventional and Islamic financing. Recent instructions include real estate acquisition and REIT financing, banking regulations and compliance, equity financing and trade finance. Adriel Lau Jin Son advises domestic and international banks on transactions including syndication, project finance and offshore loans and has particular expertise in advising corporate clients on the acquisition and financing of aircraft.

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Key clients

Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Malayan Banking Berhad

RHB Bank Berhad

Work highlights

  • Advised OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad on the revolving credit facilities of up to RM125m for the acquisition of shares in Yee Lee Corporation Berhad.

Malaysia > Labour and employment Tier 3

As well as advising on all aspects of employment law,  Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff supports clients facing criminal and regulatory action by the employment authorities. Its expertise also extends to workplace safety, personal data protection, immigration and trade union matters. Yap Yeong Hui is the main contact and is recommended for employment disputes which include acting for both employers and employees on unfair dismissal claims and representing clients in restrictive covenant and other employment disputes.

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Key clients

Celestica Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd

MM Hotels

Damai Laut Golf Resort Sdn Bhd

Aureumaex Industries (M) Sdn Bhd

Y & L Metal Technology Sdn Bhd

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd

Agoda International Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Japanese School Kuala Lumpur

Mondelez Malaysia Sales Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advised Celestica Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd on the employment aspects of the restructuring of its entities in Malaysia.
  • Representing Y & L Metal in the Industrial Court in relation to claims brought by its former employees.

Malaysia > Projects and energy Tier 3

Rosey Lim Chu Ai heads the energy, projects and infrastructure practice at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff. The team has extensive experience advising on industrial development and infrastructure projects, with expertise spanning renewables, rail, road, water and waste.

Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff (CCA) is a full service law firm led by experienced lawyers with expertise and industry-specific knowledge in the handling of multifaceted legal disputes and corporate transactions. We support our clients’ business needs and deal with their legal concerns both locally and globally through our association with international networks.

The firm’s dispute resolution department is led by experienced practitioners who have litigated a wide spectrum of matters in the Malaysian courts and in arbitration proceedings under the AIAC (formerly KLRCA), SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL rules. CCA’s corporate and financial services department advises international and domestic clients on a wide spectrum of transactional matters from mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, local and cross-border financing to major infrastructure and industrial development projects.

At CCA, we distinguish ourselves in delivering quality and innovative legal solutions to our clients, and amidst this fast-changing environment, we remain firmly committed to upholding the timeless values of integrity, independence and excellence.

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.

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Mr Abdullah Abdul Rahman  photo Mr Abdullah Abdul Rahman Abdullah is a partner of the firm. Abdullah’s practice areas include dispute…
Ms Shamala Devi Balasundaram  photo Ms Shamala Devi Balasundaram Shamala Balasundaram was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2004. She is…
Ms Ira Biswas  photo Ms Ira Biswas Ira Biswas was called to the Bar of England & Wales in…
Ms Vendee Chai  photo Ms Vendee Chai Vendee was called to the Bar of England and Wales as Barrister-at-Law…
Ms Janet Chai Pei Ying  photo Ms Janet Chai Pei Ying Janet’s key area of practice is in commercial disputes, dealing with a…
Ms Evelyn Chan Cher Yeen  photo Ms Evelyn Chan Cher Yeen Evelyn commenced her career in legal practice at one of the leading…
Ms Karen Cheah Yee Lynn  photo Ms Karen Cheah Yee Lynn Karen’s practice areas include banking and finance, mergers & acquisition, corporate &…
Ms Cindy Cheang Foong Kim  photo Ms Cindy Cheang Foong Kim Cindy is a partner of the firm. Her key practice area is…
Mr Anson Chee Weng Kian  photo Mr Anson Chee Weng Kian Anson was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…
Ms Ooi Chia Rou  photo Ms Ooi Chia Rou Chia Rou was called to the Bar of England and Wales as…
Ms Goh Ee Von  photo Ms Goh Ee Von Ee Von was admitted into the Bar of England and Wales on…
Mr Andrew Fernandez  photo Mr Andrew Fernandez Andrew is a partner of the firm. Andrew’s practice area in dispute…
Mr Brian ML Foong  photo Mr Brian ML Foong Brian is a partner of the firm. His practice areas include dispute…
Ms Tiu Gi Gyn  photo Ms Tiu Gi Gyn Gi Gyn joined the firm as a senior associate in the Corporate…
Ms Cindy Goh Joo Seong  photo Ms Cindy Goh Joo Seong Cindy is a partner of the firm. Her practice areas involve dispute…
Mr Tan Jun Kit  photo Mr Tan Jun Kit Jun Kit was called to the Bar of England and Wales as…
Ms Lim Ke Xin  photo Ms Lim Ke Xin Ke Xin was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High…
Mr Adriel Lau Jin Son  photo Mr Adriel Lau Jin Son Adriel is a partner of the firm. Adriel’s areas of practice include…
Ms Lim Lay Yee  photo Ms Lim Lay Yee Lay Yee was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High…
Mr Christopher Leong  photo Mr Christopher Leong Christopher has extensive experience in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation,…
Ms Leong Li Sze  photo Ms Leong Li Sze Li Sze was called to the Bar of England and Wales on…
Ms Rosey Lim Chu Ai  photo Ms Rosey Lim Chu Ai Rosey commenced her career in legal practice at one of the largest…
Mr Yoon Ming Sun  photo Mr Yoon Ming Sun Ming Sun is a partner of the firm. Since 1996, Ming Sun…
Ms Tan Ming-li  photo Ms Tan Ming-li Ming-li is a partner of the firm. Her expertise is in the…
Mr Derrick Moh Ka Yew  photo Mr Derrick Moh Ka Yew Derrick was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…
Mr Chooi Mun Sou  photo Mr Chooi Mun Sou Mun Sou founded Chooi & Company in December 1962. He has built…
Mr Jimmy Ng Chwe Hwa  photo Mr Jimmy Ng Chwe Hwa Jimmy has more than 20 years of experience in restructuring and insolvency…
Mr Kenson Ong Poh Hong  photo Mr Kenson Ong Poh Hong Kenson was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…
Ms Siew See See  photo Ms Siew See See See See is a partner of the firm. Her practice areas include…
Mr Kelvin Seet Wan Nam  photo Mr Kelvin Seet Wan Nam Kelvin is a partner of the firm. His practice focuses on the…
Ms Koay Shiau Ven  photo Ms Koay Shiau Ven Shiau Ven became a partner of the firm in 2018. She focuses…
Dato Loh Siew Cheang  photo Dato Loh Siew Cheang Siew Cheang is a managing partner of the firm. His practice is…
Ms Yeat Soo Ching  photo Ms Yeat Soo Ching Soo Ching is a partner of the firm. Her areas of expertise…
Mr Loh Su Hean  photo Mr Loh Su Hean Su Hean was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High…
Ms Verene Tan Yeen Yi  photo Ms Verene Tan Yeen Yi Verene was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…
Mr Loy Tuan Bee  photo Mr Loy Tuan Bee Tuan Bee is one of the founding partners of Cheang & Ariff.…
Mr Lim Tuck Sun  photo Mr Lim Tuck Sun Tuck Sun’s primary focus is in the area of commercial and corporate…
Ms Nicole Fiona Wee Sue-Ren  photo Ms Nicole Fiona Wee Sue-Ren Nicole Wee was called to the Bar of England and Wales in…
Mr Chong Wei Lung  photo Mr Chong Wei Lung Wei Lung joined Cheang & Ariff as a Partner in year 2000.…
Mr Yap Yeong Hui  photo Mr Yap Yeong Hui Prior to joining CCA, Yeong Hui was a Partner of another large…
Mr Dennis Yuean Jin Han  photo Mr Dennis Yuean Jin Han Dennis was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…
Number of lawyers : 73
English
Mandarin
Bahasa Malaysia
Managing Partner : Dato’ Loh Siew Cheang, lohsiewcheang@ccalaw.com
Managing Partner : Christopher Leong, chrisleong@ccalaw.com
Partner : Chooi Mun Sou, chooimunsou@ccalaw.com
Partner : Loy Tuan Bee, loytuanbee@ccalaw.com
Partner : Ira Biswas, irabiswas@ccalaw.com
Partner : Tan Ming-li, tanmingli@ccalaw.com

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

TESTIMONIAL:

“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

COMPANY/FIRM: –

TESTIMONIAL:

“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.”