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Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

CCA Law Firm

Formed from the June 2018 merger between Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff, CCA Law Firm counts aircraft finance, Islamic finance and developer-side property and project finance as particular strengths. Jin Son Lau Adriel acted as Malaysian counsel to CIMB Bank Labuan Offshore Branch on its £1.1bn loan to a Malaysian developer to finance several real estate projects in London. Other clients include Malayan Banking Group and EcoWorld Group. Chooi Mun Sou, Shiau Ven Koay and aircraft finance expert Karen Yee Lynn Cheah are also singled out.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff  was formed from the June 2018 merger between Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff; equity capital markets expert Tan Ming-Li  is the key contact, though Ming Sun Yoon  is also active in the space. Tan acted for Sunway Group on a RM1bn share issuance, and advised S P Setia on a rights issuance to raise RM1.2bn. Other clients include Cuscapi and property development company IGB.

Leading individuals

Tan Ming-Li - Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

June 2018 saw a merger between Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff to create Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff, which leaves clients 'extremely satisfied with its service and performance'. The firm's corporate practice provides 'exceptional advice quickly', with the 'very practical, very knowledgeable' Tan Ming-Li  singled out for praise. She assisted a subsidiary of Star Media Group with its sale of a 52.5% stake in Cityneon Holdings to Lucrum 1 Investment. Yeat Soo Ching, Ming Sun Yoon and Karen Yee Lynn Cheah  are other names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff  was created by the June 2018 merger between two strong dispute resolution practices: Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff. The new department is 'very responsive', 'takes time to understand clients' business', and 'renders comprehensive advice'. The 'accessible' Lim Tuck Sun  is noted for his 'in-depth knowledge of contractual, civil and company law'; 'thorough' senior associate Ariel On Xiu Tao 'keeps clients updated'. Ira Biswas , Janet Pei Ying Chai , Christopher Leong  and Cindy Goh Joo Seong  are other names to note. Commercial litigator Andrew Fernandez made partner in 2018.

Leading individuals

Christopher Leong - Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Next generation lawyers

Ariel On Xiu Tao - Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

June 2018 saw the merger between Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff to create Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff, whose IP practice fields partners Cindy Goh Joo Seong  and Lim Tuck Sun . Goh and Loh Siew Cheang  acted for Loob Holding in a franchise-related injunction case brought by La Kaffa International; Goh also defended Hovid in a patent infringement case filed by Merck Sharp & Dohme. Amsteel Mills, Motordata Research and Wei Her are also representative clients. Senior associate Keong Ming Wai  is active across a wide range of IP matters. Raphael Tay has left the firm.

Leading individuals

Cindy Goh Joo Seong - Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Next generation lawyers

Keong Ming Wai - Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Yap Yeong Hui¬†arrived from¬†Skrine¬†in June 2018 to lead Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff's practice; he advised Nokia, Comptel and Alcatel-Lucent on transactional employment matters, and assisted Mondelńďz Malaysia with an unfair dismissal case. Yap also has experience in advising dismissed individuals. Other clients include Agoda International Malaysia, IHI and Rubberflex.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

CCA Law Firm

Formed by the 2018 merger of Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff, CCA Law Firm fields an excellent team of projects experts. It advised Tenaga Nasional on its power-purchase agreements for the Energy Commission's second round of large-scale solar projects. In 2018, David Ong left to join Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia, but Rosey Lim, who has a focus on construction and infrastructure work, arrived from a role in-house at broadcasting company Astro.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Cheang & Ariff merged with Chooi & Company to create Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff , whose real estate practice mostly handles contentious matters. It also has experience in transactional work. Chong Wei Lung  is the name to note.

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