Ms Lai Ling Tong > Raja, Darryl & Loh > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Raja, Darryl & Loh
Level 26, Menara Hong Leong
6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara
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Work Department

Technology, Multimedia and Telecommunications


Partner; Head of Technology, Multimedia & Telecommunications


Lai Ling graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 1993 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in the same year.  Following this, she practised in Auckland, New Zealand in the areas of conveyancing and commercial law until her return to Malaysia in late 1998.  Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1999, Lai Ling became a partner of the firm in 2005.

Heading the Technology, Multimedia & Telecommunications (TMT) practice group, Lai Ling works with a range of clients in the TMT sector, advising on commercial issues and drafting and negotiating IT and telecommunications contracts, including agreements relating to procurement, software development, maintenance and support services, outsourcing, service level agreements, e-commerce, cloud services and privacy policies.  She also advises clients from a variety of industries on compliance with personal data protection law, privacy laws and cyber laws.  Of late, Lai Ling has been advising on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, smart contracts, machine learning and the Internet of Things.

Lai Ling has been recognised as a Leading Individual in TMT by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 in its 2014 – 2020 editions and by Chambers Asia Pacific in its 2019 – 2023 editions.  In 2021, Asia Pacific Legal 500 enrolled her in its Hall of Fame.  She has maintained that status.  AsiaLaw Profiles named her as a Distinguished Practitioner in its 2021 – 2023 editions.    Lai Ling was also recently listed in Asian Legal Business’s Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers, one of only two lawyers from Malaysia to be included.  She has been described in legal publications as ‘a recognised expert in this sector’, ‘meticulous, responsive and practical’, that she ‘really understands clients’ needs’ and that she has ‘experience and knowledge on IT and software agreements.’


English; Bahasa Malaysia; Cantonese (spoken only).


Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (1993);Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (1999); Member of the Malaysian Bar Council Ad Hoc Committee on Personal Data Protection;Member of the Malaysian Bar Council Information Technology and Cyberlaw Committee;Vice-Chair of the Inter Pacific Bar Association TMT Committee;Member of the Society for Computers & Law (UK) .


Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand [1993].