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


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

Weng Hwee heads the Mergers & Acquisitions department, advising local and international clients on various high-value transactions.

He maintains a portfolio of selected commercial practice that includes airline catering and F1 Motorsports. He has also drafted template agreements for financial institutions.


English, Malay.


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


LLB (Hons) University of Melbourne
BCom University of Melbourne


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Tay Weng Hwee - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Within: Corporate and M&A

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.

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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

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.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Tay Weng Hwee - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Within: Real estate and construction

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.

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