Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Firm Profile

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The ‘top-notch team’ at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill handles a large volume of complex cases, covering company law, contractual issues and shareholder disputes. On the banking and insolvency front, the practice specialises in liability, liquidation and defending banks in connection with forgery and fraud. Lambert Rasa-Ratnam, who has demonstrable experience in administrative law disputes, jointly leads the practice alongside arbitration expert Nitin Nadkarni and banking specialist Kumar Kanagasingam. Other key members of the group include SM Shanmugam, who is praised as ‘commercially and industrially knowledgeable’, and Darshendev Singh.

Practice head(s):

Lambert Rasa-Ratnam; Nitin Nadkarni; Kumar Kanagasingam

Other key lawyers:


‘The litigation practice is able to draw from their in-depth experience in commercial litigation to support client either in defending or initiating a law suit.’

‘The people and their commitment towards each and every assignment given to them – they have never treated any assignment given to them as small and will handle all matters diligently.’

‘Mr Kumar Kanagasingam is very meticulous, detailed and vastly experienced.’

‘LHAG provides personalised, efficient and effective services tailoring to its client’s practical and commercial needs. Their lawyers have excellent knowledge of the law and good strategic skills. They are always accessible and go the extra mile, a trait that makes them stand out.’

‘They are easy to reach and always available for you.’

‘SM Shanmugam is commercially and industrially knowledgeable.’

‘We view LHAG as one of the established firms in Malaysia with a top-notch team.’

Always find ways to resolve clients’ issues.’

Key clients

7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Crest Worldwide Resources Sdn Bhd

Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd

Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd

Fuji Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd

Iskandar Investment Berhad

Malayan Banking Berhad

Malaysia Airlines System Berhad

Maybank Allied Bank Berhad

Newfields Group of Companies

OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Perbadanan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor

QBE (Malaysia) Insurance Berhad

Securities Commission Malaysia

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

The Republic of Zimbabwe

Tri-Acres Realty Sdn Bhd

UEM Land Berhad

Work highlights

  • Represented the Republic of Zimbabwe at the Kuala Lumpur High Court to resist two applications filed by the plaintiffs.
  • Advised Crest Worldwide with respect to contentious aspects of its insolvency.
  • Acted for Maybank to enforce a reimbursement undertaking given by Punjab National Bank.

Malaysia > Islamic finance Tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has an outstanding reputation in the Islamic finance sector thanks to the presence of Megat Hizaini Hassan, who advises on a multitude of structures, including Murabahah and Ijarah transactions, and is a leading authority in debt restructurings under Shariah standards. Jointly led by Hassan and Tay Weng Hwee, the team has extensive experience in Malaysian and foreign-denominated Shariah financings. It frequently advises on high-value Sukuk issuances and acts for some of the most active banks in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Tay Weng Hwee; Megat Hizaini Hassan

Key clients

OSK Holdings Berhad

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Pembangunan Malaysia as the issuer of the sustainable development Sukuk tranche  under an Islamic medium-term notes programme.
  • Advised OSK Holdings on the development of various Shariah-compliant financing products offered by OSK Syariah Capital.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank on the enhancement of existing legal documentation in respect of the Islamic Securities Selling and Buying Negotiated Transaction of Maybank Investment.

Malaysia > Labour and employment Tier 1

Praised as an ‘expert in employment matters’, Lim Heng Seng leads the labour and employment offering at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. A large proportion of its workload is formed of defending clients across a range of industry sectors in such claims as unfair dismissal from employment, which are often multi-party and of high-value. Additionally, it is able to advise on complex issues regarding corporate restructuring, management of foreign workers, as well as counselling on trade unions, trade disputes and collective agreements. Amardeep Singh Toor handles both litigation and advisory matters on all aspects of employment and industrial relations law, often appearing at the Industrial, High and Appeal courts on such cases. Senior associate Tan Hooi Ping  advises on the tax and immigration aspects of employment matters.

Practice head(s):

Lim Heng Seng

Other key lawyers:

Shariffullah Majeed; Amardeep Singh Toor; Tan Hooi Ping


‘The team provides support in case management and has good understanding and experience of industry practices.’

‘We engaged with Amardeep Singh Toor and experienced a good partnership and collaboration. They were always available to share resources and advice relevant to the industry practices. They make the best decisions in favour of the company.’

‘Very professional and always mindful of the clients’ needs.’

‘The team as a whole is very professional and prompt in their deliverables. They also understand the client well and provide input not just from the legal aspect but from the commercial perspective as well. Their advice is structured and the manner in which they work is also systematic and organised.’

‘After working with Amardeep, we now know why he is the preferred lawyer in the area of employment and labour. This could partly be attributed to his level of engagement with clients alongside his regular legal updates to clients.’

‘Amardeep Singh has been our go-to employment law counsel. He always makes himself available and is very efficient. His experience and grasp of the law is exceptional and he is very service-orientated.’

‘Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill’s team has a vast and strong experience of labour and employment issues. Their approach is very pragmatic.’

‘Lim Heng Seng is an expert in employment matters, assisted by Tan Hooi Ping. It has been very rewarding working with them because of their excellent knowledge in the area. Lim Heng Seng is very down-to-earth and one is very much at ease discussing issues with him.’

Key clients

FGV Holdings Bhd

Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Bhd

UEM Group Bhd

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd

Lotuss Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd

Padiberas Nasional Bhd

Rizing Sdn Bhd

Rizing LLC

TH Plantations Bhd

General Aluminium Works (M) Sdn Bhd

HSB Development Sdn Bhd

BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Petroliam Nasional Berhad

Maxis Berhad

Lee’s Frozen Food Sdn Bhd

Nova Beta (M) Energy Sdn Bhd

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd

SK Magic Retails Malaysia Sdn Bhd

DHL Asia Pacific Shared Services Sdn Bhd

United Malacca Berhad

Pracbiz Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Represented FGV Holdings Berhad successfully against six unfair dismissal claims brought by employees of its subsidiary, who had been discharged due to a genuine planned closure of the business.
  • Representing Maxis Berhad in an unjust dismissal claim filed by the former Head of the Maxis Centre in Terengganu at the Industrial Court.
  • Representing the USA in her appeal to the apex Federal Court regarding dismissal of a security guard engaged by her embassy.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Tay Weng Hwee and Nitin Nadkarni lead the real estate and construction team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. Its practice involves working with some of Malaysia’s leading developers, financiers, institutional investors and contractors on the full range of transactions and disputes. The team advises on high-value real estate projects across various sectors, including hospitality, retail and housing, and is noted for its ‘ability to think outside the box on strategy and advice’; it has particular expertise in advising on land acquisitions and amalgamations. On the contentious side, the practice’s caseload includes disposal of parcels of leasehold and freehold land, as well as disputes relating to real estate development projects. Darshendev Singh is noted for his ‘meticulous nature in disputes’.

Practice head(s):

Tay Weng Hwee; Nitin Nadkarni

Other key lawyers:

Darshendev Singh; Bella Chu Chai Yee; Crystal Wong; Teh Wai Fung; Lim Chee Yong; Ho Ai Ting


‘The strengths and key capabilities that make this team unique are its lawyers, who specialise in various fields; its overall size as a company, which allow it to take-on substantial cases; its ability to think outside the box on strategy and advice provision; its customer-focus; and its negotiation skills.’

‘Mr. Darshendev Singh is exceptional and stands out from competitors because of his knowledge in the field, his meticulous nature in disputes and his dedication to do his best for his clients.’

‘The team is truly friendly, professional and easy to work with. They understand the difficulty of real estate transactions in Malaysia with differing laws and standards by state and sometimes by district, and can provide real-time, commercially driven, legally sound advice.’

‘Bella Chu is smart, efficient and sharp, as well as being calm and constantly on-the-ball – an absolute pleasure to work with. You can sleep in peace knowing Bella has her eyes on the matter.’

‘The team is being led by great partners with vast experience in construction dispute resolution. The team is also very meticulous and is more than capable of handling various complicated and high-value matters including disputes of a technical nature.’

‘Darshendev Singh is very solution-orientated and always provides practical solutions to clients. He is also intelligent, aggressive, sharp, meticulous and has great advocacy skills, which are something clients look for in a litigator.’

‘Lim Chee Yong’s experience in arbitration makes him an all-rounder – he can provide practical advice and strategies to navigate complex issues.’

‘Crystal Wong and Teh Wai Fung are intelligent, business-orientated and hardworking. They will be my go-to lawyers for any work in Malaysia.’

Malaysia > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s team is headed by Eunice Wei Lynn Chan. A substantial portion of its workload involves advising on matters of alleged breach of the Competition Act 2010, in addition to acting for Singapore and Malaysia-based clients across the healthcare and oil and gas sectors, atop telecoms, wherein the team has a particular expertise. The practice’s workload involves conducting compliance audits, due diligence, mock dawn raid exercises and handling matters relating to pricing within Malaysia’s complex regulatory regime. Jack S’ng Hoi has experience advising major corporates on the competition law aspects of their Malaysian operations.

Practice head(s):

Eunice Chan Wei Lynn

Other key lawyers:

Jack S’ng Hoi; Syahida Mohd Shamsuddin


‘The team can handle all of our issues ‘under one roof’.’

Key clients

Yamaha Music (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd and Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem)

BMW Credit (M) Sdn Bhd

Orange Businesses Services Singapore Pte Ltd

Apex Healthcare Berhad

Malaysia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has a good mix of Islamic and conventional financing work. It has advised on a series of refinancings and restructurings of debt facilities. While the firm has excellent bank relationships, such as with the Bank Pembangunan Malaysia, it is working with a growing number of non-bank institutions in providing mezzanine finance and delivers regulatory advice to an expanding group of digital banks. Megat Hizaini Hassan is a leading authority on Islamic finance and has worked intensively in the debt restructuring field in recent years. Tay Weng Hwee leads the banking and finance team, and is an experienced figure in debt issuances, mezzanine finance and debt restructurings. Bella Chu Chai Yee is also rated for her expertise in debt restructuring and real estate financings.

Practice head(s):

Tay Weng Hwee

Key clients

OSK Holdings Berhad

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Pembangunan Malaysia on the bank’s ESG Sukuk/Islamic bond issuance.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank on the enhancement of existing legal documentation in respect of the Islamic Securities Selling and Buying Negotiated Transactionof Maybank Investment.

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 2

Weng Hwee Tay leads the corporate offering at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. The team’s workload includes a broad range of transactional work across various industry sectors, for both domestic and international clients. A key area of expertise includes advising on financial services and Islamic finance, the latter being Megat Hizaini Hassan’s area of specialty owing to his work on Shariah-compliance. Mandates often involve complex elements such as the issuance of equity, equity-linked instruments, structured products, private debt instruments and asset-backed securities.

Practice head(s):

Weng Hwee Tay

Key clients

OSK Holdings Berhad

Lim Seong Hai Capital Berhad

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad as the issuer of the Sustainable Development Sukuk tranche (“ESG Tranche”) under the Islamic medium-term notes programme of value up to MYR5bn based on the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar.
  • Advising in relation to the proposed listing of Lim Seong Hai Capital Berhad on the LEAP Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Proposed Listing), conducting due diligence, advising on the structure and transaction documents and assisting with drafting for the proposed listing.
  • Advised OSK Holdings Berhad in respect of Shariah-compliant financing services offered by Lyte Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a 51% subsidiary of OSK with regard to selected development projects in Malaysia through a payment platform known as LytePay.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

The corporate and M&A team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill specialises in handling corporate restructurings, reorganisations, share purchases and disposals. The practice is experienced in advising on joint ventures between Malaysian and foreign entities, in addition to foreign direct investment and private equity investment. Tay Weng Hwee leads the team and handles a range of corporate matters including joint ventures, financing and capital markets. Steven Sy Tee is active in private equity transactions and works on cross-border projects, while Teo Wai Sum focuses on corporate and commercial advisory work.

Practice head(s):

Tay Weng Hwee

Other key lawyers:


‘The team consisted of experienced personnel and had the necessary resources to provide continuous advisory services to us.’

‘Cost-effective and quick to respond.’

‘We worked with Teo Wai Sum, who was always responsive, professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team is very agile and actively supportive. There are times where we need to have a comment from legal advisor right away, and LHAG has been there all the time to support us.’

‘Teo Wai Sum fully understands what a client is looking for, and which area we should pay attention to. We successfully complete our projects with her advice.’

‘The LHAG team has diversity of legal knowledge. The team has strong compassion for the client. Flexible and always willing to listen.’

‘Teo Wai Sum has strong knowledge in M&A. Compassion for client, flexible and always willing to listen.’

Key clients

Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad

Verticom Sdn Bhd

WCI Regional Management Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a Singapore entity backed by billionaire Peter Lim on rights to design, construct, develop and operate international schools under The Wellington College brand in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Advised Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad in relation to the disposal of its 50% equity interest in Danajamin to Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad.

Malaysia > Projects and energy Tier 2

The team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill counts sponsors, lenders, government contractors and other project stakeholders among its key roster of clients, and has demonstrable experience advising on the development and financing of energy, infrastructure and utility projects. The practice's workload also includes drafting and negotiating financing and security agreements, power purchase agreements, as well as construction contracts. Steven Sy Tee, who ‘stands out for his experience’ in internationally financed, cross-border projects, leads the practice alongside Nitin Nadkarni.

Practice head(s):

Steven Sy Tee; Nitin Nadkarni

Other key lawyers:

Lim Chee Yong


‘Steven and team are very client-focused and provide real solutions. When negotiations hit a snag, it is Steven and team who break the impasse with their innovative thinking. Very practical too.’

‘Steven Tee’s team displayed a good working knowledge of the contract template and work required to be done.’

‘Steven Tee stands out for his experience, and his ability to give commercially sound and practical advice.’

‘They have sound understanding of  the construction industry which enable them to give specific, beneficial advice to client. In particular, the people at LHAG are all passionate, professional, flexible and willing to support clients fully.’

‘Oil and gas is a unique industry and the entire LHAG team has a good understanding of the client’s needs with impressive knowledge of the industry.’

‘Having a legal counsel with technical expertise like Lim Chee Yong has truly set this firm apart from the rest. His ability to decipher technical information and asking complex technical questions, turning it into a clear easily understandable concept is an added value to the firm.’

Key clients

Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd

Gas Malaysia Energy Advance Sdn Bhd

Gas Malaysia Virtual Pipeline Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advised Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd on the novation of its rights, obligations and liabilities under 11 works package contracts on the development and upgrading of the Pan Borneo Highway to the Federal Government and to its settlement agreement with the Federal Government.
  • Advised Gas Malaysia Energy Advance Sdn Bhd on a long-term service agreement for the maintenance services and supply of spare parts for its commissioned gas turbine co-generation system facility with a generating capacity of 32MW.
  • Advised Gas Malaysia Virtual Pipeline Sdn Bhd on an agreement for the maintenance services for its liquefied natural gas regassification station.

Malaysia > Tax Tier 2

Nitin Nadkarni and ‘solid tax adviser’ Jason Tan Jia Xin co-lead the team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, which is noted for its ‘remarkable tax expertise’. The practice advises international clients on major audits and tax transactions, and has demonstrable experience handling tax-related disputes, whilst regularly dealing with appeals and judicial review applications at the High Court. A recent highlight for the team is its successful representation in a landmark case against the Special Commissioners of Income Tax in Malaysia regarding the taxability on gains arising from a joint venture development. Noteworthy promotions in the team include that of Ivy Yieng Ping Ling to partner and of Chris Toh Pei Roo to senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Nitin Nadkarni; Jason Tan Jia Xin

Other key lawyers:

Chris Toh Pei Roo; Ivy Ling Yieng Ping


‘Jason is a solid tax adviser with strong commercial acumen, ready to support us on very short notice.’

‘The team work very well together. They make an effort to understand matters thoroughly from the first meeting.’

‘Jason and his team are very technical and knowledgeable; they are specialists in tax matters.’

‘Jason Tan is able to give quick responses on the latest trade law updates, and give proactive suggestions to find solutions for the issues at hand.’

‘The tax team is very responsive and inspire confidence with their tax expertise. Partners Nitin Nadkarni and Jason Tan are known in the market as effective tax counsels, whilst senior associate Chris Toh is able to provide relevant and solid practical advice with a quick turnaround time.’

‘Nitin Nadkarni, Jason Tan and Chris Toh have shown remarkable tax expertise and effective turnaround with favourable results.’

‘Jason Tan and Chris Toh provide practical and relevant advice. They are able to render their service within tight deadlines.’

Jason Tan has been providing a valid and independent legal opinion for us to proceed the legal case and the team are managing our case unselfishly and intelligently; client interest is clearly their main priority.’

Key clients

Deloitte Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd (as professional liquidators) and City Centre Sdn Bhd (in liquidation)

HICOM Automotive Manufacturers Sdn Bhd (part of the DRB-HICOM Group)

Cash Band (M) Berhad

Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd

SAP Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Tower REIT (part of the Hong Leong group)

IOI Properties Group Berhad

Multicode Electronics Industries (M) Berhad

Mycron Steel Berhad

CSC Steel Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acting for the professional liquidators in a RM100m tax dispute at the High Court.
  • Acting for a subsidiary of the Selangor State Government in a tax dispute concerning taxability of gains arising from a joint venture agreement.
  • Acting for HICOM Automotive Manufacturers Malaysia Sdn Bhd in a dispute involving excise duties against the Director General of Customs at the High Court.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech) Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill covers the full range of TMT work, including regulatory compliance and licensing matters, in addition to acquisitions and joint ventures. On the telecoms side, the practice has strong litigation and arbitration expertise, as well as drafting and negotiating access agreements to be entered into between telecoms operators and providers. Practice head G. Vijay Kumar provides ‘excellent strategic advice’ in high-end disputes pertaining to IT agreements, cloud computing and data centre management, while Teo Wai Sum and senior associate Eleena Abd Wahab, who are praised as ‘standout practitioners’, handle personal data protection matters. IP specialist Eunice Chan Wei Lynn is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

G. Vijay Kumar


‘Great level of support provided. Practical advice provided on a diverse range of subjects.’

‘Great working knowledge of our business and an appreciation of likely desired commercial outcomes. Extremely approachable and friendly demeanour.’

‘The partners support their associates and are ready to step in for any escalations.’

‘Eleena Abd Wahab and Teo Wai Sum are the standout practitioners, and their deep expertise is clear to see. Eleena in particular can give clients great advice which is relevant to the GDPR context.’

‘Extremely responsive and collaborative’

‘Every advice given by LHAG is a value for money. It is worth every penny.’

‘G. Vijay Kumar provided excellent  strategic advice when managing our litigation case.’

‘Senior associate Elena Abd Wahab has the ability to provide the necessary and sufficient deliverables at the right time.’

Key clients

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Work highlights

  • Represented Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd in a claim filed by Stealth Solutions Sdn Bhd for breach of contract.

Malaysia > Intellectual property Tier 3

The team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has experience across a range of IP protection matters. The practice is well-equipped to advise local, as well as international clients, on such issues as branding, licensing, filing of trademarks, portfolio management and regulatory work. On the contentious side, the team’s caseload includes major trademark infringement cases, at both national and international level. Former team head Eunice Wei Lynn Chan  has left the group to join Aaron Sankar & Co..

Other key lawyers:

Chng Keng Lung


‘The team has good technical knowledge on IP matters and is able to advise the client in a proper manner.’

‘CK Lung was very professional and quick to engage with me for new cases.’

‘I found the partners incredibly personable, proactive and dedicated.’

‘CK Lung has been truly amazing and always there to listen and support us, providing incredible communication with complete transparency.’

‘The whole diverse and inclusive team is dedicated with strong technical expertise, timely delivery.’

‘Mr CK Lung is exceptional. He is very detailed and patient in his approach. Moreover, he is easily reachable.’

Key clients

Jardine Matheson

Koch Industries, Inc.

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Wah Chan Consolidated Sdn Bhd

Beeworks Investment Pte Ltd

Maxis Group

Asian Football Confederation

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA)

Nirvana Asia Group

Apex Healthcare Berhad

Ekovest Berhad, PLS Plantations Berhad and Lim Seong Hai Capital Berhad

Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia

Montana Cycle Sdn Bhd

Bayland Sdn Bhd & Bukit Kiara Properties Sdn Bhd

RedRecords Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advised Beeworks Investment Pte Ltd in the licensing arrangement of the “Jollibee” brand and all related intellectual property rights in Malaysia.
  • Representing Montana Cycle Sdn Bhd to defend a claim commenced by a foreign manufacturer and its licensee in Malaysia, for trademark infringement and passing off.
  • Assisted Malaysian record label RedRecords Sdn Bhd in the business of artist development, music distribution, marketing, management and agency services, in respect to a copyright dispute with one of the artists on its roster.

The firm: Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (LHAG) is one of the leading law firms in Malaysia. The firm has represented clients in many prominent and complex litigations and transactions in Malaysia. It is also consistently ranked as one of the leading law firms in the country by Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, Benchmark Litigation, IFLR100 and Asian Legal Business.

The practice groups are led by accomplished partners, each of whom has made a name in their particular field of expertise. The firm has the requisite legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how to deliver the best results. Its clients consist of a diverse range, both domestic and international, including Fortune 500 multinational corporations, leading Malaysian listed companies, financial services entities, regulatory and statutory bodies, and government-linked companies.

Areas of practice: LHAG is focused on the following areas of practice: arbitration; banking and insolvency; construction; corporate and commercial disputes; employment and industrial relations; energy, oil and gas; financial services; foreign investment; insurance; Islamic finance; mediation; mergers and acquisitions; planning and environment; real estate; regulatory and compliance; securities litigation; shipping; tax, customs & trade; and trust, probate and administration.

The corporate practice has advised on numerous transactions that include acquisitions of companies, takeover offers, demergers, schemes of arrangement, and selective capital reduction exercises.

The capital markets team is noted for its work on public and private securities offerings, IPOs, Sukuk issuances, and other private debt securities.

With regard to banking and insolvency, the firm has advised on complex and innovative deals – both conventional and Shariah-compliant. In addition, it has advised on the financing of major infrastructure and utility projects.

LHAG is also very well-versed with the employment sector, having advised on various matters related to termination, unfair dismissal and trade union disputes.

LHAG’s dispute resolution practice has considerable experience in international arbitration, and a deep understanding of Shariah law and even government affairs. Its successes in challenging abuses by public authorities have been widely reported by the press.

The tax, customs & trade practice has appeared in benchmark litigations with a sizeable volume of wins in tax disputes.

Arbitration Lambert Rasa-Ratnamlr@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5859
Banking and insolvency Kumar Kanagasingamkk@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5803
Capital Markets Tay Weng Hweetwh@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5900
Construction Dato' Nitin Nadkarninn@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5866
Corporate, Commercial and Securities Litigation | Commercial Arbitration | Trust, Probate and Administration SM Shanmugamssm@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5865
Employment and industrial relations Lim Heng Senglhs@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5861
Financial Services Tay Weng Hweetwh@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5900
Fintech Chng Keng Lungckl@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5948
Foreign Investment Bella Chu Chai Yeecy@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5887
Insurance G Vijay Kumarvkg@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5870
Intellectual Property Chng Keng Lungckl@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5948
Islamic finance Megat Hizaini Hassanmh@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5863
Mergers and acquisitions Tay Weng Hweetwh@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5900
Oil & Gas Dato' Nitin Nadkarninn@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5866
Planning & Environment Andrew Chiew Ean Vooiac@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5852
Projects & Construction Steven SY Teesyt@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5853
Real estate Ho Ai Tinghat@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5907
Regulatory & Compliance Chng Keng Lungckl@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5948
Securities Litigation Lambert Rasa-Ratnamlr@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5859
Shipping Andrew Chiew Ean Vooiac@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5852
Tax, Customs & Trade Jason Tan Jia Xintjx@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5873
Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Teo Wai Sumtws@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5805
Trust, Probate & Administration SM Shanmugamssm@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5865
Shariffullah Abdul Majeed photoMr Shariffullah Abdul MajeedPartner
Keshanivaarini Baskaran photoMs Keshanivaarini BaskaranPartner
Mun Yew Chan photoMr Mun Yew ChanPartner
Andrea Mei Yng Chew  photoMs Andrea Mei Yng Chew Partner
Oh Sheng Chia photoMr Oh Sheng ChiaPartner
Andrew Ean Vooi Chiew photoMr Andrew Ean Vooi ChiewPartner (Banking & Insolvency, Receivership & Insolvency Practice, Corporate & Commercial, Disputes, Oil…
Bella Chai Yee Chu photoMs Bella Chai Yee ChuPartner (Financial Services, M&A, Real Estate)
Megat Hizaini Hassan photoMr Megat Hizaini HassanPartner (Islamic Finance, Financial Services).
Ai Ting Ho photoMs Ai Ting HoPartner
Jack S'ng Hoi photoMr Jack S'ng HoiPartner (Banking & Insolvency)
Kumar Kanagasingam photoMr Kumar KanagasingamSenior Partner (Banking & Insolvency, Civil and Commercial, Insolvency).
G. Vijay Kumar photoMr G. Vijay KumarPartner (Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Insurance).
Thomas ML Lee photoDato Thomas ML LeeSenior Partner.
Heng Seng Lim photoMr Heng Seng LimSenior Partner (Employment)
Ivy Yieng Ping Ling photoMs Ivy Yieng Ping LingPartner
CK Lung photoMr CK LungPartner
Aznam Mansor photoDato Aznam MansorSenior Partner (Private Clients)
Chung Seng Mong photoMr Chung Seng MongPartner (Banking & Insolvency, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Shipping).
Nitin Nadkarni photoDato Nitin NadkarniSenior Partner (Energy, Projects, Infrastructure & International Arbitration and Tax, Customs &…
Aniza Osman photoMs Aniza OsmanPartner (Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance).
Zaharah  Othman photoMs Zaharah OthmanPartner (Corporate)
Shaleni R. Anpualagan photoMs Shaleni R. AnpualaganPartner
Lambert Rasa-Ratnam photoMr Lambert Rasa-RatnamSenior Partner (Administrative law, Arbitration, Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Securities…
Shanmugam SM photoMr Shanmugam SMPartner (Corporate, Commercial and Securities Litigation | Commercial Arbitration | Trust, Probate…
Darshendev Singh photoMr Darshendev SinghPartner (Construction, Engineering, Projects, Infrastructure & International Arbitration)
Amardeep Singh photoMr Amardeep SinghPartner
Hooi Ping Tan photoMs Hooi Ping TanPartner
Jason Tan Jia Xin photoMr Jason Tan Jia XinPartner
Weng Hwee Tay photoMr Weng Hwee TayPartner (Financial Services, Banking & Finance, Corporate Finance, Energy, Oil & Gas,…
Steven SY Tee photoMr Steven SY TeePartner (Projects & Construction)
Wai Sum Teo photoMs Wai Sum TeoPartner
Crystal Wai Chin Wong photoMs Crystal Wai Chin WongPartner
Sean Huang-Meng Yeow photoMr Sean Huang-Meng YeowPartner (Banking & Insolvency, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency).
Number of partners : 32
Number of consultant : 2
Number of lawyers : 84
Other employees : 126
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Contacts : Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi (ac@lh-ag.com)
Contacts : SM Shanmugam (ssm@lh-ag.com)
Contacts : Tay Weng Hwee (twh@lh-ag.com)

CLIENT: Ms Teo Kea Syn (Director)


TESTIMONIAL: (Written for Partner SM Shanmugam)

“To date, I have had the pleasure of working with Shan for 7 years. Shan is counsel to our company on a corporate litigation matter involving former directors. Being party to litigation is often a stressful, tiresome and unhappy business; fortunately, having Shan on our side has been a huge mitigating factor.  In the courtroom, Shan impresses with his ability to maintain cool-headed clarity and logic, even whilst presenting the most impassioned, persuasive arguments. When confronted by the unexpected, Shan’s quick thinking and sound legal/technical knowledge can always be relied upon to overcome any situation. Outside of the courtroom, with his energetic, positive and professional demeanor, Shan is a delight to work with. Shan not only works hard, he also works flexibly and tirelessly. No amount of effort is too great for his clients. In dispensing legal advice, Shan is outstanding in his ability to cut through any unnecessary complexities, and to present his clients with salient facts and relevant, dynamic solutions.  Overall, Shan is a smart, talented and formidable litigator you would want to have.”