Ms Theresa Chong > Skrine > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Level 8, Wisma UOA Damansara
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Work Department

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Advisory and Transactions
  • Hospitality and Tourism




Theresa is a consultant of the firm with over 40 years in practice.
She has a wide range of experience in corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking and finance and commercial transactions. She advises and represents multinational clients on investments and businesses in Malaysia and cross border loans against security over Malaysian assets. She also represents clients in real estate project development and in infrastructure and transport projects.
Of particular note is her work in representing institutions to set up and operate educational institutions in Malaysia and representing hotel operators and owners of hotels in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
She also advises on and set up structures for trusts and charities and wealth management.


English and Malay.


  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1977)
  • LL.B (Hons) University of Malaya (1977)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and finance

Led by Theresa Chong, Skrine‘s practice predominantly advises lending clients and the team has broad knowledge and experience of conventional and Islamic finance, fintech,  syndicated loan, term loan facilities and foreign exchange control regulations. Disputes specialist Claudia Cheah has over 20 years of experience acting in banking and finance litigation, often involving substantial monetary claims, as well as in restructuring and insolvency cases. The department regularly represents banks, financial institutions, corporations and corporate borrowers based in Malaysia in litigation.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Theresa ChongSkrine

To’ Puan Janet Looi leads Skrine‘s corporate division, which frequently handles high-value domestic and cross-border transactions including joint ventures, acquisitions, takeovers and inbound direct investment. Fariz Abdul Aziz  brings expertise in corporate restructurings, as well as sector experience in the oil and gas, renewables, manufacturing and financial services industries. Consultant Theresa Chong  specialises in advising multinational clients looking to invest into Malaysia and cross-border loans against Malaysian assets. Other key areas of work for the firm include compliance advice, corporate liability provisions, corporate governance and regulatory work.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

Skrine‘s real estate practice stands out for its work on property developments, drawing on the expertise of the closely linked construction and engineering practice. Theresa Chong  is a key name for commercial real estate transactions, regularly advising multinational clients; she also has a niche in assisting educational institutions setting up in Malaysia and for hotel operators and owners of hotels. Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai and Ivan Loo are experienced construction litigators, who are both highly active as arbitrators. Richard Khoo‘s practice focuses on non-contentious construction and engineering. He has considerable experience advising government-linked companies and developers on infrastructure, commercial and residential developments, and on drafting and negotiating project documents.