Ms Karen Cheah Yee Lynn > Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate


Karen’s practice areas include banking and finance, mergers & acquisition, corporate & commercial, real estate, aircraft financing, and regulatory compliance. Her extensive experience in contentious matters adds to her abilities in her corporate and commercial practice.


Karen joined Chooi & Company as a partner on 1 March 2016.

Karen is passionate in her quest for knowledge, commitment to clients, the betterment of the Bar and the legal profession, and has an ardent interest in public interest issues. She is a current Malaysian Bar Council member, and was the past Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Malaysian Bar. She was awarded the ATC Outstanding Alumni Award in 2016.

Karen is also the Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Committee for Amendments to the Legal Professional Act and a member of the Institutional and Law Reform Committee, Child Rights Committee, Trades in Liberalisation of Services, and Finance Committee; of the Malaysian Bar Council.

Karen was a panellist speaker at the University of London Alumni Debate on the topic ‘Arbitration is not about just settlement, it is just about settlement’ in 2017. She also spoke at the Trilateral Regulatory Exchange Programme 2017 organised by Bank Negara Malaysia on the topic of how lawyers comply with AML/CFT regulatory requirements, challenges and compliances. In 2016, she was a presenter on the topic of ‘Technology & the Legal Profession’ at the International Malaysian Law Conference. She regularly speaks at seminars, forums and conferences domestically and on international platforms.

Karen is also the author / contributor of the LexisNexis: Practice Guide on Corporate: Financing.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


Karen graduated with a degree in law from the University of London in 1993, and thereafter obtained the Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice in 1994. She was admitted as an advocate & solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in October 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

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.