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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.

  • Contacts
  • Dato' M Rajasekaran (
  • Chew Phye Keat (
  • Chang Wei Mun (
  • Number of lawyers: 70
  • Languages
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Tamil
  • Bahasa Malaysia

Above material supplied by Raja, Darryl & Loh.

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