Ms Janet Looi Lai Heng > Skrine > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Level 8, Wisma UOA Damansara

Work Department

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Environment
  • Competition


Senior Partner


To’ Puan Janet Looi is the Senior Partner of Skrine and Head of the Corporate Division of Skrine. She has been named as a distinguished practitioner and leading individual in for her takeovers, mergers & acquisitions and cross borders transactions work by several leading publications such as Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Janet has advised on many of the transactions in the financial institutions space, including the takeovers of and divestments by leading insurance companies of their life and general insurance businesses.

Apart from M&A work and advising on compliance and regulatory issues, joint ventures, government contracts and advising on foreign direct investment in Malaysia and all aspects of business of many Fortune 500 multinational corporations, Janet is also recognised as a leading individual by the Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in the area of Corporate Governance.

Janet is also Head of Skrine’s Environmental Practice of Skrine which advises clients on all aspects of environmental compliance and dealings with/investigations by the Department of Environment of Malaysia. The practice advises on licensing requirements under the Water Services Industry Act and assisting in applications for licences from the Water Services Commission (SPAN).  In addition, Janet is also one of the lead partners in the Competition Law practice.

The Firm has also been involved in the drafting of legislation for Governments. Janet was the lead partner for the Government of Denmark and Government of Malaysia joint project on the drafting of the Kedah Water Resources Enactment and the establishment of the integrated river basin management corporation for the State of Kedah. The Enactment was drafted as a “model law” for the other States of Malaysia. Janet was also the co- lead partner in advising the Government of Brunei Darulssalam on the inception model and draft of a new National Standards Act.


English and Malay.


  • Regional Vice Chair (Asia Pacific), Lex Mundi Managing Partners Committee
  • Board Member, Lex Mundi (2007 to 2011)
  • Chair Emeritus of the Environmental Law Committee of Lex Mundi
  • Honorary Fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center For International Studies, Salzburg, Austria
  • Regional Vice Chair (Asia Pacific), Lex Mundi Women in The Law Committee (2011)
  • Served on GOAL Task Force and Diversity Committees of Lex Mundi


  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1986)
  • B.Econs, LL.B, Monash University – Clayton campus (1983; 1985)
  • 2014 Lex Mundi Institute Judge Business School Business Management Program at the University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Oxford Said Business School Women Transformative Leadership Programme (October 2019)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

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