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

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The market-leading disputes practice at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has specialist experience in corporate disputes (an area where SM Shanmugam is noted), general commercial litigation, banking and insolvency litigation and construction and real estate disputes. The department has particularly strong experience in acting for government-linked companies, international corporations and energy and utility industry clients. Nitin Nadkarni heads up the firm’s international arbitration practice, and has extensive experience in litigation arising from infrastructure projects across Malaysia, Indonesia and the MENA region. Lambert Rasa-Ratnam jointly leads the wider team with Kumar Kanagasingam. Up-and-coming partner Darshendev Singh focuses on disputes relating to construction, engineering, oil and gas and infrastructure projects.

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‘The team is always available and ever ready to assist us with our queries and matters. Their response over email is rapid, giving us the peace of mind they are ever ready at all times. They have fully embraced social media communication and online meetings. Their weekly regular webinars and writeup goes to show how comfortably they have embraced tech in this traditional business which many other large firms are struggling with still.’

‘SM Shanmugam is a very experienced and reliable litigator. His adaptability to our dynamic and rapid work environment along with his broad experience in dispute resolution has proven to always be a winner in each representation and advisory rendered. I have introduced him to my fellow business partners for his strategic advisory, and they are only full of praise of his competence and knowledge. His prompt replies, knowledge of the law, experience and attention to details is a strong trait of his. His “tactical” delivery always gives us the assurance that we are well protected with his strategic advice.’

‘The team is technically sound, experienced and responsive. These are their key strengths which are comparable with other well known legal firms. The practice also has many areas of specialisation particular in commercial matters.’

‘They have individuals who are experts in their field. They make sure to keep the clients informed at every stage along the way. They are able to transform and use technology to improve the practice in order to continue to service the client during the disruption in Covid-19 critical periods.’

‘The lawyers are very diligent in reviewing the facts provided by the client and always seek supporting documents. Dato’ Nitin Nadkarni is outstanding.’

‘The LHAG team is very hands-on, responsive and accessible. There appears to be no slack in their services (even when they work remotely). The partners and associates are very knowledgeable, supportive and never fail to deliver. For a large and reputable set up such as theirs, the billings remain reasonable and services are value for money. ’

‘I have worked with Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s (LHAG) dispute resolution team for about ten years now. A decade is a long time to work with anyone by any measure, but when it comes to legal disputes the passage of time tends to be marked with a lot of stress and uncertainty. The team at LHAG has somehow made this past decade more bearable despite such challenges, and more importantly, at all times I have felt reassured that our organisation’s litigation matters are being looked after by LHAG’s extremely competent team with the utmost care and diligence.’

‘Definitely a powerhouse when it comes to litigation and dispute resolution. Impressive competency and advocacy.’

Key clients

Carlsberg Marketing Sdn Bhd

SMRT Holdings Berhad & N’osairis Secured Technologies Sdn Bhd

Fuji Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd

Dopag Dosiertechnik und Pneumatik AG & Dopag Far East Sdn Bhd

LOGOS Property Pty Ltd (LOGOS)/Area Ventures Sdn Bhd (AREA)

Lotte E&C Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lotte)

Iswarabena Sdn Bhd

MTD ACPI Engineering Berhad (MAEB)

Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SMSB)

Mewah Group/Mewah-Oils Sdn Bhd/Mewaholeo Sdn Bhd

Kumpulan FIMA Berhad/Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn Bhd

CCCC Sixth Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd/China City Construction Sixth Construction Bureau Group Company Limited

Cypark Resources Berhad/Cypark Sdn Bhd

Sime Darby Ara Damansara Development Sdn Bhd

MCC Overseas (M) Sdn. Bhd

Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Matrix Concepts (Central) Sdn Bhd/BSS Development Sdn Bhd

DKLS Construction Sdn Bhd

Malaysia > Islamic finance Tier 1

Led by Tay Weng Hwee, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill fields a strong team of Islamic finance specialists, advising on both MYR and foreign currency-denominated transactions. The practice is highly recommended for high-value Sukuk issuances. Particularly active in assisting banks with debt restructuring issues, Megat Hizaini Hassan advises on Murabahah and Ijarah transactions and assists with regulatory frameworks and Shariah standards for financial and investment transactions.

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Key clients

Hang Seng Bank Limited

Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad

RHB Bank Berhad & RHB Islamic Bank Berhad

Malayan Banking Berhad & Maybank Islamic Berhad

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

CIMB Bank Berhad & CIMB Bank Islamic Berhad

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd

BMW Credit (M) Sdn Bhd

Sabah Credit Corporation

Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad

Malaysia > Labour and employment Tier 1

As well as reviewing employment policies, advising on restructuring, immigration and trades unions matters, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is known for representing clients in employment disputes involving termination of staff, in particular, senior employees in complex and contested circumstances. The team also advised a number of clients on labour and employment issues that arose from the pandemic. Multinational corporations, government-linked companies, and public-listed companies as well as family-owned enterprises feature in its client list. The well-regarded team head Lim Seng Heng  has successfully represented SEACEN Research and Training Centre at the Court of Appeal, The United States of America at the Federal Court and BASF (Malaysia) in a judicial review application. He is ‘very capably’ supported by recently promoted partner Amardeep Singh Toor  , who also led on a case defending an office space design firm from a trio of senior managers who had been retrenched. Shariffullah Abdul Majeed  has notable experience in defending civil claims arising from employment contracts and is regularly instructed by government-linked companies on a wide range of employment issues. Dato’ Thavalingam C. Thavarajah   departed to establish employment boutique T Thavalingam & Co  in October 2020.

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‘Lim Heng Seng’s tenure as a Chairman in the Industrial Court provides a very realistic insight as to how the court would look at any given case. This provides us with some assurance against the normal over-confidence of any litigator trying to impress a client.’

‘Amardeep has been a wonderful counsel, easily accessible, very pragmatic and has a rich experience of employment and labour law-related matters.’

‘Amardeep possesses outstanding communication skills, high competencies. Most importantly he presented his works with good quality, timely and with mutual respect in our interaction.’

What makes Amardeep different is his ability to explain the legal matters in a layman’s terms. He is eloquent and personable.’

‘The whole process was smooth and effortless on our part.’

Key clients

United States of America

BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

Ciba Vision Johor Sdn Bhd & Novartis Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Alcon Laboratories (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Samsung Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd

MBSB Bank Berhad

Work highlights

  • Represented The United States of America at the Federal Court in two applications for leave to appeal to the Federal Court where the client and her Embassy are asserting that they are immune from the jurisdiction of the Industrial Court by virtue of sovereign immunity.
  • Representing a member of the BASF SE group of companies, in a judicial review application filed by its former senior manager at the High Court against the Industrial Court’s decision that he had not been dismissed by the client without just cause or excuse.
  • Successfully defended MBSB Bank Berhad in unjust dismissal claims brought by five former officers (three of whom held senior positions of trust) who had been dismissed for breaching the Bank’s anti-money laundering & counter financing of terrorism framework and Know Your Customer Policy.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s real estate and construction practice is well-regarded in the market across the full range of transactional and disputes work, assisting an extensive roster of developers, contractors, financiers and institutional investors. The practice has a strong track record in real estate projects across the housing, retail, hospitality and heavy industry sectors, and an excellent offering in real estate finance for banks, and investment and capital management companies. Tay Weng Hwee focuses on real estate transactions, joint ventures and development matters, as well as property finance matters and the sale of real estate assets. Bella Chu Chai Yee is noted for her complex and high-value transactional work. Nitin Nadkarni heads the firm’s international arbitration practice, specialising in construction, engineering and infrastructure cases across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and North Africa.

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What makes the practice unique/excellent are its strengths and key capabilities: (a) It has good lawyers in various fields such as specialists in adjudication including under the Malaysian Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act, (b) It is a sizeable company and is able to take on big jobs; (c) They are very knowledgeable and able to think outside of the box and provide sound strategies and advice; (d) They are client-focused and negotiable.’

‘LHAG is the most professional legal firm I have worked with. The partners are well aligned and complement each other by sharing their expertise.’

Key clients

Symphony Hills Sdn Bhd

Tiong Thye Properties Sdn Bhd

Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad

Sunway REIT Management Berhad

The Society for the International School of Kuala Lumpur

Fastrack Management Pte Ltd

Welloyd Properties Sdn Bhd

KL South Development

Ernst & Young Malaysia

Malaysia Pacific Corporation Berhad

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd





UEM Sunrise Berhad

LOGOS Property Pty Ltd /Area Ventures Sdn Bhd

Lotte E&C Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Iswarabena Sdn Bhd

MTD ACPI Engineering Berhad

Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Mewah Group / Mewah-Oils Sdn Bhd / Mewaholeo Sdn Bhd

Kumpulan FIMA Berhad / Percetakan

Keselamatan Nasional Sdn Bhd

CCCC Sixth Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

China City Construction Sixth Construction

Bureau Group Company Limited

Cypark Resources Berhad / Cypark Sdn Bhd

Sime Darby Ara Damansara Development Sdn Bhd

MCC Overseas (M) Sdn. Bhd

Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Matrix Concepts (Central) Sdn Bhd / BSS Development Sdn Bhd

DKLS Construction Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acted for UEM Sunrise Berhad on its disposal of five parcels of leasehold agricultural land to DBE Development Sdn Bhd, and its proposed merger with Eco World Development Group Berhad.
  • Advised Hai Di Lao Malaysia Sdn. Bhd in tenancy agreements for rental of various commercial lots in various locations in Malaysia.
  • Represents CCCC Sixth Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd / China City Construction Sixth Construction Bureau Group Company Limited on a commercial dispute pertaining to the unpaid fees in relation to a mixed development project.

Malaysia > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is highly recommended for handling matters relating to pricing issues, particularly in the highly regulated industries; it is a popular choice for clients in the telecoms, financial services and media sectors. The practice advises compliance audits and due diligence on business practices, it also advises on the competition-aspects of transactions and conducts mock dawn raid exercises. The team is now led by Eunice Wei Lynn Chan following the departure of Adlin Abdul Majid who has been appointed as a Judicial Commissioner to the Bench of the High Court of Malaysia in April 2021; Chan has notable experience of advising on competition matters and brings expertise in franchising and distribution as well as IP.

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‘Syahida M. Shamsuddin is reachable at any time and is very approachable. ’

‘Eunice Chan explains antitrust and competition law matters in simple language. Highly recommended. ’

‘The team has a great ability to advise not only on legal issues, but also on the practical considerations which arise. They are able to easily grasp complex technical issues.’

‘Syahida Shamsuddin is extremely detail-oriented and has become the company’s go-to counsel for any anti-trust matters. She has been able to understand our business quickly and has excellent knowledge in the field.’

Malaysia > Banking and finance Tier 2

The banking and finance practice at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is highly active in advising both lenders and borrowers on domestic and cross-border lending, with a particularly strong offering for Malaysian banks lending to foreign companies. Other key areas of work include syndicated loans and club deals, project finance, asset finance, equipment financing and leasing, bankruptcy and restructuring. The department houses specialists in Islamic finance, who advise on Syariah-compliant financing and transactions in overseas currency. Group head Tay Weng Hwee is recommended for debt issuances, mezzanine financing and financial restructuring matters. Bella Chai Yee Chu is also recommended for her expertise in the real estate industry which she advises on various real estate project financing matters.

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Key clients

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad

Maybank Islamic Berhad

A syndicate of lenders consisting of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, AmBank (M) Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad, OCBC Bank (M) Berhad, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and DBS Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised state-owned development finance entity Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad as the Issuer of a medium-term notes programme of up to MYR5bn in nominal value based on the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithma.
  • Advised Maybank Islamic Berhad in relation to the structuring and drafting of standard Islamic hedging documentation used by Maybank Islamic for its Islamic profit rate options product and Maybank Islamic’s master Islamic sale and buyback product.

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 2

The capital markets practice at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is highly regarded for its handling of major debt offerings, both conventional and Islamic. The team advises on bond offerings, commercial paper and medium-term note programmes, as well as Islamic finance-based instruments. The group also deals with equity work, with significant expertise in listings, equity-linked instruments and structured products. Tay Weng Hwee heads the M&A practice as well as the capital markets group.

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‘A very dedicated and experienced team of lawyers. ’

Key clients

Sabah Credit Corporation

WCE Holdings Berhad

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Work highlights

  • Act for a major Malaysian investment holding company on its capital fund raising involving the rights issuance of new redeemable convertible preference shares in for a major transportation infrastructure project on the West Coast of the Malaysian Peninsula.
  • Advised Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad as the issuer of a medium-term notes programme of up to Ringgit Malaysia 5.0 billion in nominal value based on the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar.
  • Advised Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad on its Islamic securities selling and buying negotiated transaction of Affin Hwang.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill houses a full-service corporate and M&A offering, advising on joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, private equity investments and foreign direct investments, as well as providing general corporate advisory work and M&A. Inbound direct investment is a core specialism, with recent work for major US, European, Japanese, Singaporean and Australian companies relating to the establishment and operation of Malaysian operations. Practice head Tay Weng Hwee brings extensive financing experience, as well as a strong track record of high-value transactions.

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‘A good combination of expert teams in legal, commercial and due diligence matters to optimise the outcome of transaction.’

‘Tay Weng Hwee (Partner)- sharp legal mind with commercial and practical solutions.’ 

‘The corporate and M&A team is highly accountable. They response to our queries in timely manner. The team is very attentive, highly knowledgeable and have a great sense of negotiation skills. Really helps in corporate negotiation. The fees are reasonable. They are simply exceptional.’

Key clients

Hüttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH

NuGlobal Ventures Sdn Bhd

UEM Sunrise Berhad

UEM Edgenta Berhad

D’Harmoni Telco Infra Sdn Bhd

Sacofa Sdn Bhd

Ekovest Berhad

Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad

AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad

Credit Guarantee Corporation Berhad

Fastrack Management Pte Ltd

THB Power Sdn Bhd

Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Act for UEM Sunrise Berhad in a proposed merger with Eco World Development Group Berhad (Eco World), a major property developer with a market capitalisation of approximately MYR1.5 billion and is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Main Market) in Malaysia.
  • Represented NuGlobal Ventures Sdn Bhd in its submission of a bid to acquire 100% of the issued capital of SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SiTterra) from Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah).
  • Represented the shareholders of Stenta Films (M) Sdn Bhd for the disposal of their shareholding in Stenta Film (M) Sdn Bhd to Mega First Corporation Berhad. We also co-ordinate the due-diligence exercise by Mega First Corporation Berhad over the target company.

Malaysia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s IP practice covers the full range of IP work for Malaysian and international clients, encompassing patents, trademarks, franchising, licensing, copyright, and media law in all key industry sectors. Eunice Wei Lynn Chan leads the team on the range of advisory and contentious matters while litigator Chng Keng Lung focuses on IP disputes. Both are ably assisted by associate Chew Yi Hsien. The team’s extensive client roster includes household name brand owners in the telecoms and consumer goods sectors.

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‘Ms. Eunice Chan Wei Lynn. She is attentive and always let us have full and thoughtful advice ’

‘LHAG has attorneys with many years of practice experience. They understand client situations and able to provide relevant advice. The firm has reputation for high level customer service and a proven record for high-dollar case outcomes.’

‘Chng Keng Lung was highly responsive and has the ability to advice the best action for my case. ’

‘The team is very collaborative and takes a proactive approach when dealing with us as their clients. During the pandemic they have made use of Online conferences to keep us informed of the latest updates of our cases as well as Online webinars where is very informative to us that are not familiar with the law. Being one of the largest law firms in Malaysia they are very competitive in their billing. Would definitely recommend them.’

‘Chng Keng Lung is an excellent partner and is well-versed with knowledge in Intellectual property. He elaborates his strategies with moves well in advance like a chess match to ensure our business is certain of what is next. He takes an open-collaborative approach to ensure our needs are met.

‘LHAG has a long history, a strong practice, and yet is competitively priced. ’

‘Eunice Chan is an outstanding partner. She is our trusted go to person for all intellectual property matters in Malaysia ’

‘The team is capable of delivering client’s objective and intention in a legal case in a very systematic way which prevents in miscommunication break down that we seek this as a strength as compared to others.’

Key clients

Jardine Matheson

Koch Industries, Inc.

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Wah Chan Consolidated Sdn Bhd

Shenzhen Comix Group Co., Ltd.

Maxis group of companies

Asian Football Confederation

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA)


Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. through the Indian IP firm RNA, IP Attorneys

Work highlights

  • Represented  Telekom Malaysia Berhad in a dispute with one of its distributors involving domain names, trademark infringement, passing off, breach of contract, fraud and inducement.
  • Acted for Wah Chan Gold & Jewellery Corporation Sdn Bhd, Precious Lane Sdn Bhd, and Koo Quay Keong in defending against two actions commenced by Diamond & Platinum Sdn Bhd, DeGem Masterpiece Sdn Bhd, DeGem Prestige Sdn Bhd, DeGem Diamond Collection Sdn Bhd, and Lazare Kaplan International, Inc. for alleged trademark infringement, passing off, unlawful interference with trade, and malicious falsehood, among others.
  • Represented Shenzhen Comix Group Co., Ltd., a listed and well-known manufacturer of office supplies in China, in a dispute involving an expungement application against a former Malaysian distributor’s trademark registration.

Malaysia > Tax Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s tax practice advises on audits, transfer pricing cases and tax disputes. Co-team lead Nitin Nadkarni and Jason Tan Jia Xin jointly lead the team; the latter is also a trade and customs specialist. The team continues to be instructed in tax appeals at the SCIT, and for judicial review applications at the High Court, and its recent highlights include successfully representing Tower REIT in a real property gains tax appeal.

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‘The lawyers in the firm’s tax practice are helpful, and importantly, accessible. The tax team also provides commercial sound and practical tax advice, deep, practical knowledge of tax laws and are able to provide practical recommendations’.

‘Tax partners Nitin Nadkarni and Jason Tan always find time to join us on briefing calls and meetings despite their busy practice, which gives us the assurance we need that our tax briefs are in capable hands.

‘The LHAG team is very responsive and has a good depth of subject matter expertise.’

‘The team has smart tax lawyers, namely Jason and Chris, who work hard to provide clients with practical recommendations.’

‘We have worked with Jason Tan and his team for a number of years in particular on the amicable settlement of disputes with Customs which had a favourable outcome. The team is always responsive and understands our business and requirements well’.

Key clients

NS Bluescope Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Tower Real Estate Investment Trust

Sandakan Edible Oils Sdn Bhd

Classic Japan (M) Sdn Bhd

Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers’ Association Foundation

Cash Band (M) BerhadSaujana Triangle Sdn Bhd

Mycron Steel Berhad

Semangkuk Berhad

SAP Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acted for NS Bluescope Malaysia Sdn Bhd  in filing a petition and questionnaire on behalf of the domestic steel industry to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry for anti-dumping duties to be imposed on the importation of steel products from China, Korea and Vietnam.
  • Represented Tower REIT Investment Trust, a Malaysia-based REIT listed on Bursa Malaysia and part of the Hong Leong group in a tax appeal at the SCIT against the IRB, whereby the SCIT discharged the tax assessments raised.
  • Represented Sandakan Edible Oils Sdn Bhd in a transfer pricing appeal at the Special Commissioners of Income Tax.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech) Tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has a strong track record handling technology disputes and arbitration proceedings for major IT and telecoms clients. The practice also advises on telecoms compliance and IT regulation, with a particular strength on access offers and access agreements between operators and state-based infrastructure providers. Data protection is another core area of experience, drafting agreements, conducting compliance exercises and advising on data breaches. Team Lead G. Vijay Kumar handles high-value disputes concerning software development, network service provision and infrastructure, hardware agreements and outsourcing.

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The TMT team is highly accountable. They respond to our queries in a timely manner. The team is very attentive, highly knowledgeable and have a great sense of negotiation skills and exceptional drafting skills. The fees are reasonable. They are simply exceptional‘.

Very experienced partner and associates, and able to provide a detailed explanation and suggest solutions in a holistic manner. They are equipped with the latest updates, on top of their game, with good network locally and abroad‘.

Mr. G Vijay Kumar is articulate and calm. He provides excellent advice and strategy, available at all times (available to attend calls during weekends and late evening, via whatsapp, call or official email). Fast turn around, and able to accommodate our management and board meeting schedule‘.

The team has deep strength in all matters relating to data protection. Despite the departure of Adlin Abdul Majib, the team has continued to demonstrate this, with Eleena Abd Wahab being a real star. Teo Wai Sum has also been a great addition to the team. They work collaboratively on international matters to deliver an overall solution to Malaysian clients‘.

It’s proven that the team not only is well-versed with the Federal law with regard to the Royalty on Telecommunication Exclusivity but also with the State Law (specifically the State of Kedah)‘.

Their quick response to queries and in preparing a quality legal opinion report are extremely good. Regardless of the medium of communication, they will come back to us in a quick manner‘.

Teo Wai sum is a great lawyer and is very facilitating and understands the commercials of a transaction‘.

Eleena Abd Wahab is a real star, a clear communicator with excellent technical understanding. She is a joy to work with‘.

Key clients

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

Webe Digital Sdn Bhd

Sapura Research Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation in collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

Orange Business Services (Network) Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Government of Malaysia, through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, with the conduct of a comprehensive study to establish a National Digital Identity framework for Malaysia.
  • Representing Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd in a claim filed by Stealth Solutions Sdn Bhd alleging the breach of a principal agreement between Stealth and Digi pertaining to the construction and licensing arrangements of telecommunication structures and tortious interference with the contractual relationship between Digi and the Perak State Government.
  • Advised Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation on its Fintech booster programme, which was launched by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation in collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia.

Malaysia > Projects and energy Tier 3

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has significant experience assisting clients with the development and financing of energy, infrastructure and utility projects. The team advises a range of international and Malaysian sponsors, lenders, contractors and other project stakeholders, and is highly active in the chemicals, energy, transport infrastructure and logistics sectors. Practice head Steven SY Tee regularly handles internationally financed cross-border projects.

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‘Experienced and knowledgeable. ’

‘Steven and his team are very experienced in construction. He knows our company’s requirements well and has assisted us in numerous projects. Always ready to assist us at short notice with quality deliverables. ’

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
Competition Eunice Chan Wei Lynncwl@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5872
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 Eunice Chan Wei Lynncwl@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5872
Islamic finance Megat Hizaini Hassanmh@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5863
Mergers and acquisitions Tay Weng Hweetwh@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5900
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
Shipping Andrew Chiew Ean Vooiac@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5852
Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Teo Wai Sumtws@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5805
Tax, Customs & Trade Jason Tan Jia Xintjx@lh-ag.com+603 6208 5873
Shariffullah Abdul Majeed photoMr Shariffullah Abdul MajeedPartner
Keshanivaarini Baskaran photoMs Keshanivaarini BaskaranPartner
Eunice Wei Lynn Chan photoMs Eunice Wei Lynn ChanPartner (Intellectual Property)
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 (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…
Amardeep Singh photoMr Amardeep SinghPartner
Darshendev Singh photoMr Darshendev SinghPartner (Construction, Engineering, Projects, Infrastructure & International Arbitration)
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 : 31
Number of consultant : 1
Number of lawyers : 58
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.”