The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill Overview PDF Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill Overview PDF
LEVEL 6, MENARA 1 DUTAMAS, SOLARIS DUTAMAS, NO. 1, JALAN DUTAMAS 1, 50480 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Tel:
Work +603 6208 5888
Fax:
Fax +603 6201 0122
Email:
Web:
www.lh-ag.com

Malaysia

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

The 'very professional' full-service practice at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has excellent strength in depth, with highly active partners as well as 'associates who respond effectively to clients' needs'. The five-lawyer team's client base comprises mostly foreign clients, though large government-linked companies such as Telekom Malaysia also instruct the group on antitrust matters. TMT expert Adlin Abdul Majid heads the practice; Ooi Bee Hong and Eunice Chan Wei Lynn are also active in the space.

Leading individuals

Adlin Abdul Majid - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has excellent multi-jurisdictional capabilities, and handles financial restructuring as well as project, asset and corporate finance and syndicated loans; it is praised for its 'industry knowledge'. The team is led by Tay Weng Hwee; its clients include Kenanga Investment Bank, Mapletree Investments and CIMB Bank.  Megat Hizaini Hassan is a 'readily available' Islamic finance expert. Cindy Sim is a 'responsive and thorough' associate. Bella Chu Chai Yee made partner in 2018.

[back to top]

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Acting mostly for financial institutions, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill's practice is especially adept at handling conventional and Islamic debt capital markets work.  Megat Hizaini Hassan advised QSR Stores on its RM1.3bn issuance of medium-term notes under the principle of murabahah. The team also acts for underwriters on IPOs. Bella Chu Chai Yee and Ong Eu Jin are very active in the space.

[back to top]

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

With particular experience in foreign direct investment, and growing expertise in the insurance and infrastructure sectors, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill's full-service department has excellent strength in depth. Group head Tay Weng Hwee and corporate real estate expert Bella Chu Chai Yee acted for HSS Engineers on its purchase of engineering consultancy firm SMHB, and advised Owens & Minor on the Malaysian aspects of its purchase of Halyard Health's Surgical & Infection Prevention business. Steven Tee joined from Rahmat Lim & Partners in August 2017; Aaron Gerard Sankar is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Tay Weng Hwee - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill's department is well known for its formidable strength in depth. 'Sharp, skilful, knowledgeable articulator' Andrew Chiew, who along with Sean Yeow and Kumar Kanagasingam specialises in banking disputes, acted for AmBank Islamic Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers in a financing dispute and an insolvency dispute respectively. Rosli Dahlan is a 'meticulous' expert in public law, the 'cool-headed, persuasive' SM Shanmugam in corporate and securities litigation, Darshendev Singh in projects and energy, G Vijay Kumar in TMT disputes, and Nitin Nadkarni in arbitration, including international arbitration. Lambert Rasa-Ratnam is 'a trusted litigation authority'. The 'hardworking' Ho Ai Ting, who specialises in real estate and corporate disputes and provides 'detailed advice', made partner in 2018.

Leading individuals

Kumar Kanagasingam - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Lambert Rasa-Ratnam - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Nitin Nadkarni - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Rosli Dahlan - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Peopled by 'many good, experienced, very friendly lawyers', the practice at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is led by the 'helpful, knowledgeable' Bahari Yeow, who 'explains complex matters in an easily understandable manner'. Yeow and the 'resourceful, efficient, accommodating' Lim Zhi Jian, who made partner in 2018 and is 'committed and solution-driven', go 'above and beyond' and 'think outside the box'. The 'attentive, dedicated' Eunice Chan Wei Lynn is especially strong in franchise- and competition-related IP. Data protection expert Adlin Abdul Majid heads the group jointly with Yeow. Clients of the team include Philip Morris, Apple, Orange and Panasonic.

Leading individuals

Bahari Yeow - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

The team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is led by Tay Weng Hwee, who is 'especially good at devising practical solutions to issues'. The 'readily available' Megat Hizaini Hassan, who is noted for his industry knowledge, frequently acts on Islamically structured loans and debt capital markets issuances; capital markets expert Eu Jin Ong is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Megat Hizaini Hassan - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill's team is 'committed to quality', 'examines matters thoroughly from all sides' and 'does everything possible to make the client succeed'. The full-service practice is led by the 'knowledgeable, meticulous, clear-sighted' Lim Heng Seng  and the 'astute' Thavalingam Thavarajah; Thavarajah defended ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia against a multimillion-dollar claim relating to overtime pay for offshore oil-rig employees.

Leading individuals

Lim Seng Heng - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Thavalingam Thavarajah  - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

With experience in both the development and the financing of projects, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill's team counts Sarawak Energy, Edra Power Holdings and Hyundai Engineering among its clients. Aaron Gerard Sankar advised Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera on its joint venture with Scomi Group and Synergy Generated to bid for engineering, procurement and construction contracts for renewable energy projects. The department is led by Steven Tee, who joined from Rahmat Lim & Partners in August 2017.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill's department provides 'the best solutions for the client's needs', and has 'good industry knowledge'; real estate transactions, construction and contentious work are all areas of deep experience. The 'pragmatic' Rosli Dahlan has 'excellent business acumen', and heads the transactional team alongside Tay Weng Hwee. Ho Ai Ting is 'prompt and hardworking'; the 'really helpful' Bella Chu Chai Yee, who is 'able to work around non-straightforward situations', is commended for her 'attention to detail and risk evaluation'; and Darshendev Singh 'always delivers in a timely fashion'. Chu acted for UEM Sunrise on various transactions, including joint venture and land acquisition matters, and advised Koh Brothers Group on its subsidiary Changi Properties' joint venture with the Tang Group of Companies. Other clients include S P Setia, Malaysian Pacific and China General Nuclear Power Group. Nitin Nadkarni is recommended for construction disputes.

Leading individuals

Nitin Nadkarni - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Tay Weng Hwee - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Commended for 'always providing useful strategies and insights', the 'renowned' team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has 'good knowledge of industry dynamics' and 'always focuses on clients' long-term interest'; it 'examines matters thoroughly from all angles'. The practice handles the full range of TMT matters, and counts high-profile companies such as Telekom Malaysia among its clients. Fintech is an increasingly active area for the firm. 'Very effective, impressive litigator' Bahari Yeow can 'explain complex legal matters in layperson terms', the 'highly competent, technically accomplished' Adlin Abdul Majid is 'a strong, helpful leader', and the 'attentive' G. Vijay Kumar is 'highly versatile and solution-driven'. Senior associate Thong Xin Lin is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Adlin Abdul Majid - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

G. Vijay Kumar - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Next generation lawyers

Thong Xin Lin - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

With superb strength in depth and an excellent client base, the team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill handles the full range of tax work. The 'pre-eminent' Saravana Kumar has 'profound legal knowledge and strong commercial acumen', delivers 'well-considered, pragmatic advice' and is 'a real pleasure to work with'; he and D.P. Naban represented Magnum and Magnum Holdings in their application for judicial review regarding deduction for expenses incurred on its capital repayment exercise and privatisation in 2008; the amount in dispute is close to RM500m. Other clients include Atlan Holdings, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia, Cititower and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Leading individuals

D.P. Naban - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Saravana Kumar - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

[back to top]


Further information on Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill in other jurisdictions.

Malaysia

Offices in Kuala Lumpur

Legal Developments in Malaysia

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Call for AML Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
  • Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
  • The Financial Services Act 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
  • Adjudication in Malaysia ‚Äď the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.
  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT ‚Äď REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
  • FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

    Malaysia‚Äôs Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (‚ÄúFGVH‚ÄĚ) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
  • Competition...Friend or Foe?

    The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.