Firm Profile > Raja, Darryl & Loh > Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Raja, Darryl & Loh
Level 26, Menara Hong Leong
6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara
KUALA LUMPUR
50490
Malaysia

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Strong across arbitration, adjudication and litigation, Raja, Darryl & Loh's dispute resolution is best known for its strength in handling medical negligence, construction, media and tax matters. Practice head Murugaiah Rajasekaran has experience across general corporate, commercial and civil litigation; Wei Mun Chang and Hon Leng Choon focus on construction disputes, and Raja Eileen Soraya Raja Aman is a name to note for defense of medical negligence and malpractice claims and media law. Arbitration specialist Huey Miin Ooi counts oil and gas, power generation and manufacturing among his sector specialisms while litigator Sai Yeang Ng has particular banking and finance expertise.

Antitrust and competition Tier 2

The team at Raja, Darryl & Loh is instructed by both domestic and international clients to advise on competition law compliance. Practice head Chew Phye Keat advises clients, which include prominent companies in the automotive, pharmaceuticals and telecoms sectors, on non-contentious competition law matters.

Intellectual property Tier 2

The intellectual property team at Raja, Darryl & Loh has experience across protection, enforcement, commercialization and management of rights, and has recently been particularly active in contentious trade mark matters. Phye Keat Chew handles corporate and commercial intellectual property matters, while Yvonne Ong focuses on prosecution and enforcement. Dispute resolution partner Hon Leng Choon has IP litigation experience.

Labour and employment Tier 2

The employment team at Raja, Darryl & Loh handles a range of advisory and contentious matters with particular experience in defending unfair dismissal, retrenchment and constructive dismissal cases at the Industrial Court. Practice head Ravindra Kumar Rengasamy advises clients on redundancy and retrenchment, contractual matters as well in litigation.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Raja, Darryl & Loh combines its corporate, commercial and construction expertise to advise clients on the sale and purchase of real estate as well as on construction projects, with particular experience in the hospitality and affordable housing sectors. The group has continued to add to its client roster with recent instructions from Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia, Damansara Realty and China Construction Engineering (SEA) Malaysia. Key names to note include construction practice head Wei Mun Chang and Hon Leng Choon who has experience advising on all stages of projects, from pre-contract negotiations to dispute resolution.

Tax Tier 2

Raja, Darryl & Loh's tax practice group is highlighted for its tax litigation expertise. It has recently been particularly active in assisting clients with issues arising from the transition from Goods and Services Tax to Sales and Services Tax. Practice head Vijey Krishnan has a strong reputation for his representation of clients in the Courts and before the tax authorities, and is frequently assisted by senior associate William Wong.

TMT Tier 2

The technology, multimedia and telecoms practice at Raja, Darryl & Loh assists its client roster — which ranges from large corporates to start ups — on a range of matters spanning commercial matters, including relating to IT and e-commerce, artificial intelligence applications and telecoms, to regulatory considerations under Communications & Multimedia Act 1998 and the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. The group has also been increasingly active in handling referrals for the review of the terms of use of mobile applications and privacy policies of multinationals in Malaysia. Practice head Tong Lai Ling benefits from a breadth of contractual expertise, particularly in technology and e-commerce.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Raja, Darryl & Loh’s cross-departmental team has experience advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious banking and finance matters. On the transactional side, it assists its financial institution clients with conventional and Islamic retail and corporate financing. The team is also developing its fintech practice with experience advising on compliance matters relating to digital micro-financing and payment solutions. Names to note include Sai Yeang Ng, Kok Seng Chong and Mei Mei Chong for disputes and aviation financing and financial technology advice respectively.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate and commercial team at Raja, Darryl & Loh counts a range of domestic and large international clients among its client roster, and has experience advising on Malaysian aspects of high-profile cross-border transactions. It has a breadth of experience across a range of sectors and has recently been particularly active in the technology, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Managing partner Chew Phye Keat heads up the team and has particular IT sector expertise. Chu Wei Tai is a key name to note for global M&A mandates.

Projects and energy Tier 3

The construction and energy group at Raja, Darryl & Loh has particular experience advising on rail sector projects having been instructed to advise on high profile projects for the light rail transit three (LRT3), the mass rapid transit 2 (MRT2) line in the Klang Valley and on the KL monorail fleet expansion project. The group is also developing a niche in advising oil and gas sector clients on liabilities arising from fires. Practice head Wei Mun Chang focuses on public transport projects while Choon Hon Leng has experience in housing development projects. Joshua Chong

Raja, Darryl & Loh, a full-service legal firm in Malaysia, was established in 1964 and is one of the larger law firms in the country. With a network of legal and other professional firms in other jurisdictions, the firm has the capacity to procure international professional assistance and referrals for its clients.

Clients range from conglomerates, multinationals, public listed companies, banks and other financial institutions, fund and asset management companies and corporations in a broad spectrum of industries to high-networth individuals.

The firm’s lawyers comprise practitioners who have been trained in Malaysia as well as abroad, including other common law jurisdictions such as Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many are barristers who have been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales. They are proficient in many languages – English, Malay, Tamil, Mandarin and various Chinese dialects.

Some partners are members of the:

1. Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) (“AIAC”)
2. Panel of Arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia
3. Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
4. Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
5. Panel of Adjudicators, AIAC

and some are also Registered Mediators with the Malaysian Mediation Centre.

Most of the partners of the firm have been recognised over many years by legal publications as leading practitioners in their areas of expertise.

Banking, corporate, commercial law, construction, foreign investment, intellectual property, medical law & healthcare, mergers & acquisitions and real estate may be said to constitute the core practice areas. Whether in regard to dispute resolution, issuing legal opinions or drafting, vetting and negotiation of documents, these areas of law have been part of the bedrock of the firm’s practice for decades.

In addition to the above, the firm includes in its domain quite a number of other areas which may be considered specialist, notably: aviation, competition, energy, e-commerce, financial technology, insolvency, labour & employment, personal data protection, technology, multimedia & telecommunications, tax and unit trusts & investment funds. Over the years, the respective partners have built up experienced teams, gaining a solid reputation for quality work.

At the heart of it all, over and above the areas of expertise, the firm believes that its strength, the thing that may well make it stand out from the crowd, is its emphasis on professionalism and integrity, coupled with its practical, innovative and holistic approach to help clients achieve the results they require.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Dato' M Rajasekaran raja@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9857
AntiTrust & Competition, Intellectual Property, Technology, Multimedia & Telecommunications Chew Phye Keat chewphyekeat@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9873
Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction, Projects & Energy Chang Wei Mun changweimun@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9881
Unit Trusts & Investment Funds, Insurance Christopher Foo christopherfoo@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9883
Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance Ng Sai Yeang nsy@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9877
Labour & Employment, Dispute Resolution, Wills, Probate & Administration Ravindra Kumar Rengasamy ravindrakumar@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9863
Media law, Medical law & Healthcare, Dispute Resolution Raja Eileen Soraya Bt Raja Aman eileensoraya@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9890
Tax, Foreign Investment Vijey M Krishnan mkvijey@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9868
Insolvency & Restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance Mark La Brooy marklabrooy@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9865
Technology, Multimedia & Telecommunications, Personal Data Protection & Privacy, E-Commerce Tong Lai Ling tonglailing@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9878
Capital Markets, Corporate & M&A Tai Chu Wei taichuiwei@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9891
Corporate & M/A, Medical Law & Healthcare, Foreign Investment,Banking & Finance Joyce Teh Yen Yen joyceteh@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9882
Medical law & Healthcare, Dispute Resolution Maidzuara Mohammed maidzuara@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9866
Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction, Projects & Energy Choon Hon Leng honleng@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9888
Aviation, Capital Markets, Foreign Investment Chong Kok Seng kokseng@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9889
Intellectual property Yvonne Ong yvonneong@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9886
Financial Technology, E-Commerce, Banking & Finance, Money Services Business Chong Mei Mei chongmeimei@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9887
Arbitration, Dispute Resolution Ooi Huey Miin hueymiin@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9893
Banking & Finance, Real Estate Wong Quan Sean qswong@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9869
Arbitration, Real Estate & Construction, Projects & Energy Hor Shirley horshirley@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9880
Labour & Employment, Dispute Resolution, Wills, Probate & Administration Tham Li Vyen livyen@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9875
Arbitration, Real Estate & Construction, Projects & Energy Joshua Chong joshuachong@rdl.com.my 603 2632 9876
Number of lawyers : 70
English
Bahasa Malaysia
Mandarin
Tamil
Contacts : Dato' M Rajasekaran (raja@rdl.com.my)
Contacts : Chew Phye Keat (chewphyekeat@rdl.com.my)
Contacts : Chang Wei Mun (changweimun@rdl.com.my)