Mr Steven SY Tee > Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
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Partner (Projects & Construction)


Internationally experienced and commercially astute projects/construction and corporate practitioner interested in getting the deal done

Steven has extensive experience both domestically and internationally in advising on major utility, energy and infrastructure projects as well as corporate transactions. In addition to Malaysia, he was previously resident in Singapore and the Middle East where he was attached to international law firms. He now leads our front-end Projects & Construction practice.

Steven has worked on, amongst others, independent water and/or power projects as well as projects in the transport, oil & gas, metals and real estate sectors in Southeast Asia and the Gulf.

He has acted for sponsors, governments, contractors, lenders and other stakeholders in relation to greenfield project development as well as the sale or acquisition of existing project assets or companies, whether on a negotiated or competitive bid basis. He is also an adviser to clients in the construction industry. He regularly counsels developers, contractors, consultants and suppliers on major construction and engineering and other service agreements. He is well versed with the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) suite of contracts used in various guises in international transactions.

Throughout two decades of practice, Steven has maintained an active corporate practice, particularly in the field of mergers and acquisitions, including private equity transactions. He has advised on, amongst other things, share sale agreements, asset purchase agreements, joint venture or shareholders’ agreements, land development contracts and hotel contracts, often in relation to cross-border transactions.

Steven was recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 rankings and was ranked “Band 2” in Projects, Infrastructure & Energy by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023. He was also recently ranked as “Highly Regarded” in the IFLR1000 2023/2024 lawyer rankings and acknowledged as “Notable Practitioner” by Asialaw Profiles 2023/2024.


English, Malay.


LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne
LLM, King’s College London
Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales


Tennis, Reading (politics, history, etc.)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Projects and energy

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.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

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.