Mr Choon Hon Leng > Raja, Darryl & Loh > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Dispute resolution, Construction and Energy.

Position

Partner; Dispute resolution

Career

Hon Leng’s niche is in Infrastructure Projects with clients that are Government–owned infrastructure companies – involving, for example, mass rapid transit and government housing projects .  He has also advised various players in the construction industry, including employers, main contractors, subcontractors and consultants in projects of various sizes and types.  Hence his experience includes pre-contract negotiation, contract documentation, project advice, post-dispute negotiation and formal dispute resolution (including construction adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012).  He has also acted as lead counsel in several construction arbitrations, notably as the lead counsel for an arbitration held in the People’s Republic of China involving Malaysian and Chinese entities where the proceedings were conducted wholly in Mandarin under the CIETAC arbitration rules. 

In addition, Hon Leng has handled disputes in intellectual property and has developed his expertise to dispute management, advising on matters as complex as infrastructure building, network sharing, network services, equipment procurement/upgrading and data security.   

AsiaLaw Profiles in its 2017 publication listed Hon Leng as a Rising Star Lawyer, in its 2018 and 2019 publications as a Leading Lawyer and in its 2020 publication as a Distinguished Practitioner.  He is the Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia Branch) for 2019-2020.

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin.

Memberships

Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators;Member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Adjudicators, Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) (AIAC); Member of the Panel of Arbitrators, Hainan International Arbitration Court; Member of the Expert Advisory Committee for AIAC’s Standard Form of Building Contracts;Member of the Taylor’s University Law School’s Legal Profession Advisory Panel.

Education

LL. B (Hons), (Sheffield) [2001]; Certificate in Legal Practice [2002].

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

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.

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

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.

Malaysia > Intellectual property

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 trademark matters. Chew Phye Keat 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.