Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Firm Profile
Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff Offices
LEVEL 5, MENARA BRDB
285 JALAN MAAROF, BUKIT BANDARAYA
59000 KUALA LUMPUR
Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff > The Legal 500 RankingsChooi & 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.
‘The partners, the lawyers and the firm are able to respond to our queries in a timely manner. Good knowledge of the law.’
Heitech Padu Berhad
SPC Diatech LLC
Asmara International Limited
Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd
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
‘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. ’
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
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
- 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 2Chooi & 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 .
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
- 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 2Tan 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.
‘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.’
COPE-KPF Opportunities 1 Sdn Bhd and COPE Opportunities IV Sdn Bhd
Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad
Rev Asia Berhad
Kitar Alam Management Sdn Bhd
Arachem (M) Sdn Bhd
Tadmax Resource Berhad
- 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.
Other key lawyers:
Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
Malayan Banking Berhad
RHB Bank Berhad
- Advised OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad on the revolving credit facilities of up to RM125m for the acquisition of shares in Yee Lee Corporation Berhad.
Celestica Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd
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
- 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.
Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff > Firm Profile
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.
|Mr Abdullah Abdul Rahman||Abdullah is a partner of the firm. Abdullah’s practice areas include dispute…||View Profile|
|Ms Shamala Devi Balasundaram||Shamala Balasundaram was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2004. She is…||View Profile|
|Ms Ira Biswas||Ira Biswas was called to the Bar of England & Wales in…||View Profile|
|Ms Vendee Chai||Vendee was called to the Bar of England and Wales as Barrister-at-Law…||View Profile|
|Ms Janet Chai Pei Ying||Janet’s key area of practice is in commercial disputes, dealing with a…||View Profile|
|Ms Evelyn Chan Cher Yeen||Evelyn commenced her career in legal practice at one of the leading…||View Profile|
|Ms Karen Cheah Yee Lynn||Karen’s practice areas include banking and finance, mergers & acquisition, corporate &…||View Profile|
|Ms Cindy Cheang Foong Kim||Cindy is a partner of the firm. Her key practice area is…||View Profile|
|Mr Anson Chee Weng Kian||Anson was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…||View Profile|
|Ms Ooi Chia Rou||Chia Rou was called to the Bar of England and Wales as…||View Profile|
|Ms Goh Ee Von||Ee Von was admitted into the Bar of England and Wales on…||View Profile|
|Mr Andrew Fernandez||Andrew is a partner of the firm. Andrew’s practice area in dispute…||View Profile|
|Mr Brian ML Foong||Brian is a partner of the firm. His practice areas include dispute…||View Profile|
|Ms Tiu Gi Gyn||Gi Gyn joined the firm as a senior associate in the Corporate…||View Profile|
|Ms Cindy Goh Joo Seong||Cindy is a partner of the firm. Her practice areas involve dispute…||View Profile|
|Mr Tan Jun Kit||Jun Kit was called to the Bar of England and Wales as…||View Profile|
|Ms Lim Ke Xin||Ke Xin was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High…||View Profile|
|Mr Adriel Lau Jin Son||Adriel is a partner of the firm. Adriel’s areas of practice include…||View Profile|
|Ms Lim Lay Yee||Lay Yee was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High…||View Profile|
|Mr Christopher Leong||Christopher has extensive experience in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation,…||View Profile|
|Ms Leong Li Sze||Li Sze was called to the Bar of England and Wales on…||View Profile|
|Ms Rosey Lim Chu Ai||Rosey commenced her career in legal practice at one of the largest…||View Profile|
|Mr Yoon Ming Sun||Ming Sun is a partner of the firm. Since 1996, Ming Sun…||View Profile|
|Ms Tan Ming-li||Ming-li is a partner of the firm. Her expertise is in the…||View Profile|
|Mr Derrick Moh Ka Yew||Derrick was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…||View Profile|
|Mr Chooi Mun Sou||Mun Sou founded Chooi & Company in December 1962. He has built…||View Profile|
|Mr Jimmy Ng Chwe Hwa||Jimmy has more than 20 years of experience in restructuring and insolvency…||View Profile|
|Mr Kenson Ong Poh Hong||Kenson was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…||View Profile|
|Ms Siew See See||See See is a partner of the firm. Her practice areas include…||View Profile|
|Mr Kelvin Seet Wan Nam||Kelvin is a partner of the firm. His practice focuses on the…||View Profile|
|Ms Koay Shiau Ven||Shiau Ven became a partner of the firm in 2018. She focuses…||View Profile|
|Dato Loh Siew Cheang||Siew Cheang is a managing partner of the firm. His practice is…||View Profile|
|Ms Yeat Soo Ching||Soo Ching is a partner of the firm. Her areas of expertise…||View Profile|
|Mr Loh Su Hean||Su Hean was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High…||View Profile|
|Ms Verene Tan Yeen Yi||Verene was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…||View Profile|
|Mr Loy Tuan Bee||Tuan Bee is one of the founding partners of Cheang & Ariff.…||View Profile|
|Mr Lim Tuck Sun||Tuck Sun’s primary focus is in the area of commercial and corporate…||View Profile|
|Ms Nicole Fiona Wee Sue-Ren||Nicole Wee was called to the Bar of England and Wales in…||View Profile|
|Mr Chong Wei Lung||Wei Lung joined Cheang & Ariff as a Partner in year 2000.…||View Profile|
|Mr Yap Yeong Hui||Prior to joining CCA, Yeong Hui was a Partner of another large…||View Profile|
|Mr Dennis Yuean Jin Han||Dennis was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 73
LanguagesEnglish Mandarin Bahasa Malaysia
OtherManaging Partner : Dato’ Loh Siew Cheang, email@example.com Managing Partner : Christopher Leong, firstname.lastname@example.org Partner : Chooi Mun Sou, email@example.com Partner : Loy Tuan Bee, firstname.lastname@example.org Partner : Ira Biswas, email@example.com Partner : Tan Ming-li, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 founders 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.
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