Ms Mei Mei Chong > 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
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Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Partner; Fintech; Banking & Finance; Real Estate

Career

Mei Mei graduated from the University of London, England, in 2001 and obtained the Certificate in Legal Practice from the Malaysian Qualifying Board in 2003.  Since her admission to the Malaysian Bar in 2005, Mei Mei has been practising in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial work ranging from day-to-day commercial matters to mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and real estate.  She is active in regulatory and compliance work for clients in many different industries (including but not limited to oil and gas, banking and finance and hotel management).  Among her longstanding clients are some that are instantly recognisable multinational corporations, whom she assists on a regular basis.

In recent years, she has focused on financial technology (or “fintech”), earning a high ranking in Chambers FinTech Legal.  In this respect, she advises on licensing and regulatory compliance with respect to various forms of payment methods and financial products delivered through the use of technology, the issuance of electronic money (e-money) and the provision of micro-financing; multiple cross-border issues arising from such payment methods and financial products; and anti-money laundering and counter-financing terrorism laws.  Of late, many clients have turned to her for advice on digital banking.

Mei Mei became a partner of the firm in 2013.

Languages

English; Bahasa Malaysia

Memberships

Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (2005)

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of London) [2001];Certificate in Legal Practice [2003]

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

Raja, Darryl & Loh focuses on construction, engineering and infrastructure, with expertise across the life cycle of a project – the team handles work from the bid preparation process, to contract drafting and negotiation, to implementation and through to dispute resolution. Key areas of work include construction civil suits, arbitration and adjudication proceedings, as well as industrial accidents and health and safety issues. Choon Hon Leng is well-regarded for his expertise in negotiating and drafting procurement and construction contracts. He jointly heads the team with Chong Mei Mei, who manages a real estate portfolio including multiple hotel brands.

Malaysia > Banking and finance

Raja, Darryl & Loh stands out in the market for the team’s experience in aviation finance and fintech; it regularly handles aircraft sale and purchase and aircraft leasing, financing and securitisation transactions. In the area of fintech, it advises on digital banking, cross-border payment solutions and payment systems, and has seen recent growth in work involving micro-financing delivered online and on setting up peer-to-peer financing platforms. Chong Kok Seng and Chong Mei Mei are recommended for aircraft finance and fintech, respectively.