Mr Weng Hwee Tay > Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
LEVEL 6, MENARA 1 DUTAMAS, SOLARIS DUTAMAS
NO. 1, JALAN DUTAMAS 1
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia
Weng Hwee Tay photo

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner (Financial Services, Banking & Finance, Corporate Finance, Energy, Oil & Gas, Mergers & Acquisitions).

Career

A mergers & acquisitions practitioner, Weng Hwee handles the more complex transactional work at the firm

Especially good at devising practical solutions to issues“, Weng Hwee heads the Mergers & Acquisitions department, advising local and international clients on various high-value transactions. He also handles real estate joint ventures and development, equity capital markets, debts and corporate restructurings, banking and finance, corporate advisory and general commercial transactions.

Weng Hwee was ranked as a “Leading Individual” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 ranking.

Languages

English, Malay.

Memberships

Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

Education

LLB (Hons) University of Melbourne
BCom University of Melbourne

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Islamic finance

Representing clients such as Standard Chartered Saadiq and HSBC Bank Malaysia, the Islamic finance team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill handles issues such as commercial papers and medium term notes. Directed by Weng Hwee Tay, known for his expertise in Musharakah, it also features Megat Hizaini Hassan, a partner adept at facilitating substantive complex multi-billion ringgit issuances. A recent highlight concerns the firm’s role in advising RHB Islamic Bank on the review and revision of its standard legal documentation. Notably, this is utilised for the bank’s home financing products (Commodity Murabahah Term Financing-i and Equity Financing-i) and ensures compliance with the regulations issued by Bank Negara Malaysia.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill offers a full service real estate and construction practice, acting on both contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm’s client base consists of developers, contractors, financiers and institutional investors. Weng Hwee Tay is leading the team and working on real estate transactions, joint ventures and development projects, with over twenty years of experience in the field. Nitin Nadkarni is a key figure in the practice, with a focus on international arbitration, and handling construction, engineering and infrastructures disputes across Asia and Europe.

Malaysia > Banking and finance

With a specialist focus on real estate and construction, Weng Hwee Tay directs the banking and finance offering at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. The team handles work for major lenders and covers areas such as: syndicated loans, club deals, project finance, bankruptcy and restructuring. Led by the ‘knowledgeable and efficient Weng Hwee Tay, it also includes cross-border expert Bella Chai Yee Chu, a partner with substantive experience in the real estate industry. A recent  case concerns its work for Hang Seng Bank in respect of a USD150 million facility agreement made available to Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited. Notably, Eu Jin Ong departed for Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership in February 2020.

With a specialist focus on real estate and construction, Weng Hwee Tay directs the banking and finance offering at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. The team handles work for major lenders and covers areas such as: syndicated loans, club deals, project finance, bankruptcy and restructuring. Led by the ‘knowledgeable and efficient Weng Hwee Tay, it also includes cross-border expert Bella Chai Yee Chu, a partner with substantive experience in the real estate industry. A recent  case concerns its work for Hang Seng Bank in respect of a USD150 million facility agreement made available to Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited. Notably, Eu Jin Ong departed for Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership in February 2020.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

Counting the Malaysian Airline System and AEON Credit Service as key clients, the corporate and M&A offering at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is headed by capital markets expert Weng Hwee Tay. The team handles issues such as joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, private equity investments and foreign direct investment in addition to its general advisory work. Raphael Tay is said to have ‘vast knowledge of the automotive industry‘ and has a significant track record in restructuring matters. Ooi Bee Hong recently departed for Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.