Tay & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Firm Profile

Tay & Partners

Malaysia > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Malaysia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Praised for its 'extensive knowledge on IP matters', the team at Tay & Partners is led by Lee Lin Li, who is recognised for her skill in implementing anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy strategies. The team is frequently engaged by domestic and international conglomerates, statutory bodies, and multinational corporations to act on various IP matters including the prosecution and registration of patents and trademarks. Elsewhere, the department handles IP litigation relating to passing-off and unfair competition, licensing disputes, and confidential information. NG Kim Poh is a valuable member of the group and specialises in various contentious and non-contentious matters including domain name disputes and industrial design rights.

Practice head(s):

Lee Lin Li

Other key lawyers:

NG Kim Poh; Lim Jing Xian; Chong Kah Yee


‘NG Kim Poh is a trusted adviser who is hands-on and deeply involved in the matter at hand. His prompt response for urgent matters and detailed reports gives us great comfort.’ 

‘The team responds swiftly, is experienced, and knowledgeable.’

‘The IP team has extensive knowledge on IP matters, particularly on contentious trademark disputes. They provide not only professional legal advice, but also advice which is practical and feasible to our business operations.’ 

‘Lee Lin Li and Lim Jing Xian are dedicated.’

‘Responsive, knowledgeable, experienced and practical.’

‘The firm is highly experienced and provides pragmatic advice.’

‘Lee Lin Li and Lim Jing Xian are both highly responsive.’

Key clients

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited

HongKong Land Limited

Accor Group

Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, LLC

Asahi Holdings Southeast Asia Sdn Bhd

Kean Beng Lee Industries (M) Sdn Bhd

TCRS Restaurants Sdn Bhd (trading as The Chicken Rice Shop)

iNova Pharmaceuticals

Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Mothercare Global Brand Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Kingtime International in its suit against Petronas Carigali for patent infringement.
  • Advising Wolfgang Puck on different business strategies for its Spago by Wolfgang Puck restaurant operations and assisting the client with its trademark portfolio in Malaysia.
  • Handling the IP portfolio of the Pernod Ricard Group in Malaysia.

Malaysia > Labour and employment Tier 2

Led by Leonard Yeoh, Tay & Partners’ team assists on mandates ranging from employee contract and documentation creation, wrongful dismissals, and occupational safety to sensitive cases such as those involving claims of harassment in the workplace, and those involving issues of immigration. The team also advises clients on compliance issues associated with the Employment (Amendment) Act 2022. According to clients, Yeoh and associate Pua Jun Wen are ‘in a league of their own’ and stand out for ‘their indefatigable commitment to their clients’.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Yeoh

Other key lawyers:


‘Tay & Partners stands out distinctly in the landscape of labour and employment practices. Their uniqueness stems from their keen ability to marry tradition with modernity, and expertise with empathy.’

‘Leonard Yeoh and Pua Jun Wen are indeed in a league of their own. What makes them stand out is their indefatigable commitment to their clients. They do not merely see the cases or projects but truly understand the overarching business objectives and personal stakes involved.’

Key clients


Integer Engineering Sdn Bhd

Masimo Corporation / Masimo Medical Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Costa Express Malaysian Sdn Bhd.

Luk Fook Group / Luk Fook Prestige Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

SDP Packaging Sdn Bhd

Cuckoo International (MAL) Sdn Bhd

Samsung SDI Energy Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd / Maxis Berhad

Red Hat


Workday, Inc

Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd

Pilot Cargo (M) Sdn Bhd

NIIT (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Showa Denko K.K.

Beaudrey Asia Sdn Bhd

Delivery Hero Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Foodpanda)

Linde Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia

Work highlights

  • Advised Goodyear Malaysia on the finalisation of the settlement agreement involving settlement sum up to millions of Ringgit Malaysia.
  • Represented and defended Cuckoo International (MAL) Sdn Bhd at the High Court against the criminal charge on the alleged failure to pay SOCSO contribution for its employees.
  • Represented SDP Packaging Sdn Bhd for 4 judicial review applications against 4 industrial court awards at the High Court.

Malaysia > Banking and finance Tier 3

Tay & Partners offers a comprehensive practice, comprising of preparing loan and facility agreements, assisting with debt restructurings, Islamic financing transactions, and structured finance and securitisation. The group advises a wide range of clients including local and international banks, credit companies, borrowers, and money lending institutions. Chang Hong Yun heads the team and is frequently engaged in matters concerning cross border transactions, project financing, and regulatory compliance. Hoong Wei En is an asset to the department, with a particular focus on corporate real estate.

Practice head(s):

Chang Hong Yun

Other key lawyers:

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The disputes team at Tay & Partners counts financial institutions, local corporations, and international banks among its key roster of clients. Led by Leonard Yeoh, who has experience in appellate and arbitration proceedings, the practice regularly handles insolvency matters, corporate fraud litigation, class action lawsuits, and shareholder disputes. Cheah Soo Chuan is a key member of the group and focuses on commercial dispute resolution, tortious disputes, and negligence claims.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Yeoh

Other key lawyers:

Cheah Soo Chuan; Caleb Sio


‘The team is exceptionally responsive to our queries. They provide prompt updates and feedback for our cases.’

‘Very commercially minded and sharp in analysing issues.’

Key clients

Hyundai Co., Ltd.

Hyundai Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Country Garden Danga Bay

Country Garden Danga Bay

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd.

Grohe Malaysia and Lixil Group Corporation

Cuckoo International (MAL) Sdn Bhd.

Symphony Hills Sdn Bhd / UEM Sunrise Bhd.

AIG Ltd, Berjaya Air, Chailease International Financial Services Co Ltd

WA Skills Training Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Robert Bosch group of companies, Germany

Tseng Chin-I, Taiwan

Lim Jen Sen

Prithpal Singh Sandu, Singapore

Work highlights

  • Represented Hyundai Co Ltd at the Court of Appeal in a dispute involving the construction of a gas turbine power facility and successfully overturned the High Court’s decision.
  • Representing Country Garden Danga Bay in defending a class action lawsuit commenced by 49 purchasers of condominium units, where the purchasers alleged misrepresentation.
  • Representing Hitachi Sunway Information Systems in a claim against Carse, for purported late payment interest and in defending a counterclaim by Carsem amounting to RM29m.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech) Tier 3

Communications and multimedia, data protection and data privacy are core pillars of Tay & Partners offering; the group also regularly brings its extensive IP expertise to bear on development and licensing mandates for an array of major clients. Lee Lin Li is the key contact at the firm; she is well-placed to advise on personal data protection policies to ensure compliance with Malaysian data protection laws. Advising TMT clients on consent procedures  and mechanisms for marketing stands out as a recent area of activity for Chong Kah Ye.

Practice head(s):

Lee Lin Li

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is responsive and manages timelines appropriately.’

‘The TMT team at Tay & Partners is knowledgeable about current and upcoming TMT laws and responsive with a good turnaround time.’

‘Tay & Partners are responsive and provide clear and accurate advice.’

Key clients

Doctor Anywhere

Work highlights

  • Advising Doctor Anywhere on regulatory approvals and licensing for doing business in Malaysia.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Led by Chang Hong Yun, the practice at Tay & Partners is noted for its expertise in the financial services and fintech sectors, and advises its roster of clients on domestic and cross-border share acquisitions, and the documentation elements therein. Wong Mei Ying is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Chang Hong Yun

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Maxi-Cash (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acted for a client in its investment into Malaysian pawnbroking companies by way of share acquisition.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Tay & Partners’ real estate offering is led by Chang Hong Yun. The team’s scope of work includes advising on the sale and purchase of plots of land, various land acquisition matters, and development projects. Elsewhere, the firm is recognised for its experience in handling large-scale corporate real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Chang Hong Yun

Other key lawyers:

Hoong Wei En


‘Tay & Partners has time and time again demonstrated that the partners in charge dedicate sufficient resources to each and every mandate awarded.’

‘Chang Hong Yun is very capable of anticipating likely scenarios ahead of negotiation with counterparties, and provides legal outcomes and commercially viable solutions to each scenario. This allows the client to enter the toughest of negotiations with the confidence that they will secure a reasonable outcome.’

Key clients

Kwasa Properties Sdn Bhd

Puteri Cove Residences

Megah Rise

Tay & Partners is a well-established, award-winning full service commercial law firm located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. We serve the legal needs of a wide portfolio of clients both local and multinational across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Our comprehensive range of legal services is a testament to our skill set and the strong legal foundation upon which this firm is built. These qualities in addition to flexibility, responsiveness and personal rapport are hallmarks of this establishment.

When it comes to advocacy and counsel, our philosophy is to be critically responsive and attuned to the needs of our clients in an ever-changing, globalised environment. We respond to our clients’ needs through collaborating closely and being completely committed to exploring every facet of a problem to find the best solution.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration; Banking Litigation/Insolvency; Corporate/Commercial Dispute Resolution; Employment and Industrial Relations Leonard Yeoh leonard.yeoh@taypartners.com.my
Arbitration; Banking Litigation/Insolvency; Corporate/Commercial Dispute Resolution Cheah Soo Chuan soochuan.cheah@taypartners.com.my
Banking and Finance; Corporate & Commercial Advisory; M&A; Equity Capital Markets; Energy & Power; Infrastructure & Projects; Real Estate; Data Protection; Trade regulations and investment compliance Chang Hong Yun hongyun.chang@taypartners.com.my
Corporate & Commercial Advisory; M&A; Equity Capital Markets Wong Mei Ying meiying.wong@taypartners.com.my
Intellectual Property; Data Protection; Franchising; Technology, Multimedia and Telecommunications (TMT) Lee Lin Li linli.lee@taypartners.com.my
Photo Name Position Profile
Hong Yun Chang photo Mr Hong Yun Chang Hong Yun heads the Mergers & Acquisitions as well as the Banking…
Soo Chuan Cheah photo Mr Soo Chuan Cheah Soo Chuan specialises in corporate and commercial dispute resolution. He has worked…
Lin Li Lee photo Ms Lin Li Lee Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Franchising and Technology, Media…
Mei Ying Wong photo Ms Mei Ying Wong Mei Ying is a partner in our corporate practice group with focus…
Leonard Yeoh photo Mr Leonard Yeoh Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Employment and Industrial Relations. He specialises…
Number of lawyers : 22
American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Lawyers Associated Worldwide
Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
Contacts : Leonard Yeoh (leonard.yeoh@taypartners.com.my)
Contacts : Lee Lin Li (linli.lee@taypartners.com.my)
Contacts : Chang Hong Yun (hongyun.chang@taypartners.com.my)