Firm Profile > Christopher & Lee Ong > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Christopher & Lee Ong Offices
LEVEL 22, AXIATA TOWER NO. 9, JALAN STESEN SENTRAL 5
KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL, 50470
Christopher & Lee Ong > The Legal 500 Rankings
Antitrust and competition Tier 1
The competition and antitrust team at Christopher & Lee Ong handles the full spectrum of antitrust and competition matters, ranging from advising on investigations from authorities to antitrust aspects of M&As or joint venture transactions, corporate structuring and audits. The team, which attracts praise for its 'depth of resource', also has expertise in sector-specific matters including relating to the aviation, communications and energy sector. Yon See Ting heads up the practice.
‘When our company embarked on an assignment for compliance with the Malaysian Statutory legislation, we found the sharing and combination of input, insights, perspectives and experiences from both CLO and the other regional legal practice very useful and enlightening.‘
‘Yon See Ting’s pro-activeness gives assurance that the queries are being attended to.‘
‘Yon See Ting is accommodating in giving her insights on a complimentary basis.‘
‘Yon See Ting together with her associates were very dedicated, patient and down to earth when dealing and explaining the issues and resolutions to us. They were able to breakdown difficult legal matters which enable us to understand and grasp the concepts easily.‘
Prudential Assurance Malaysia Bhd
Corporate and M&A Tier 1
The corporate team at Christopher & Lee Ong attracts praise for its 'quick response times' and 'strong commercially driven mindset'. It benefits from the ability to field a cross-departmental team – including technology, infrastructure, energy, and shipping sector experts, and competition law specialists – and, as a member firm, it is able to leverage the full-service legal network of Rajah & Tann Asia in complex domestic and cross-border transactions. Key names to note include managing partner Yon See Ting, who handles a range of corporate transactions; KuokYew Chen, who frequently assists private equity funds, corporate advisory firms and consultancies; Yau Yee Ming, who has particular experience across the IT, telecoms, logistics and engineering oil and gas and retail sectors; M&A, capital markets, corporate commercial advisory lawyer Kimberly Goh; and 'strong technical knowledge and an effective problem solver' Tracy Wong.
‘Tracy Wong manages the M&A transaction process seamlessly.’
‘Christopher & Lee Ong is willing to go the extra mile has a strong commercially driven mindset.’
‘Offering thoroughness of knowledge and insightful advice along with a practical, business-oriented approach.‘
‘CLO’s team is very up to date with M&A rules and practices. They do not only provide sound legal advice but also good business counsel. They are dependable. Not being from Malaysia myself, I appreciate their insights in the Malaysian market.‘
‘They understand the different business structures and potential tax implications.‘
‘They are responsive and attentive to the client’s needs and provide practical legal advice and solutions.‘
‘Combines excellent client management skills and cost management with an excellent firm set up with the depth of the team, international network and excellent industry and legal knowledge.‘
‘Yon See Ting is adept in dealing with demanding clients and being well prepared in dealing with the situation. She epitomises the tagline ‘lawyers who know Asia’.‘
‘See Ting Yon is very professional and dependable. She goes the extra mile in meeting our requirements and she provides valuable business insights on the investment and regulatory climate. She generates trust.‘
Top Glove Corporation Bhd
Mustika Manis Sdn. Bhd.
Regent Wise Investments Limited
Ireka Corporation Berhad
Navis Capital Partners
Akzo Nobel Paints (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Inter Mark Resources Sdn Bhd
Dymon Asia Private Equity
Intellectual property Tier 1
Christopher & Lee Ong's intellectual property team offers 'prompt replies and competitive fees' and has capabilities across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, but has particular expertise across trade mark, copyright and patent litigation. The group also benefits from being able to leverage the Rajah & Tann Asia network in cross-border instructions. Practice head Sri Sarguna Raj focuses on contentious IP matters, while the 'fast and reliable' Kim Poh Ng and Steven Cheok handle both non-contentious work and disputes.
Other key lawyers:
Top Glove Corporation Berhad
Yonex Co., Ltd
Powerscan Company Limited
Barnes Group Inc.
Iconix Consulting Sdn. Bhd.
L.A. Gear, Inc.
Astro GS Sdn Bhd.
United Detergent Industries Sdn. Bhd.
YTL Communications Sdn. Bhd.
Al Baik Fast Food Distribution Co. S.A.E
Coca-Cola Refreshments Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Elite Gold Ltd
Jyothy Laboratories Limited
Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (“KWAP”) or the Retirement Fund (Incorporated)
BeSweet Creations LLC
DNC Asiatic Holdings Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Plateno Management (HK) Limited (a subsidiary of the Plateno Group)
Xana Hotelle Management (Guangzhou) Limited (a subsidiary of the Plateno Group)
Projects and energy Tier 1
Christopher & Lee Ong's construction and projects team advises on a full range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to real estate and infrastructure project arrangement and contracts, renewable energy transactions, project structuring, and risk analysis. In the energy sector, the group has been particular active in advising clients, such as Redsol and Scatec Solar, and Coral Power, on the development of large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants. The group also benefits from access to Rajah & Tann Asia's network and which it leverages when advising on cross-border investments. Christopher Lee combines projects and energy and banking and finance expertise and has particular infrastructure projects and utility privatisation experience; Lee heads up the practice alongside Eileen Yeoh, who handles a range of projects, infrastructure and construction matters. The 'very responsive and knowledgeable' Chor Jack attracts praise for his 'quick turnaround'.
Other key lawyers:
‘Knowledgeable team, able to provide good advice on the implications of the legal terms with quick turnaround times.‘
‘The team was incredibly strong and reliable. We always felt comfortable and trusted their advice.‘
‘The team has excelled in delivering its services to our company. The partners and lawyers are skilled, proficient with a depth of knowledge and understanding of the industry matters in their respective areas of expertise.’
‘Christopher Lee and Chor Jack are very well-versed in the project and energy sector.’
‘They are knowledgeable, able to provide good advice on the implications of the legal terms, quick turnaround time and very helpful.‘
YTL Corporation Berhad
Vale Malaysia Minerals
Tadau Energy Sdn Bhd
Invest Energy Group
KBJ HECMY Sdn. Bhd.
Coca Cola Bottlers (Malaysia)
Shipping Tier 1
The shipping and international trade Christopher & Lee Ong combines wet and dry expertise, as well as experience in ship registration and ship financing. Backed by the Rajah & Tann Asia network, the group has experience acting on disputes throughout the region, with practice head Jainil Bhandari, who is qualified to practice in both Malaysia and Singapore, handling a range of shipping-related disputes. Other names to note include Clive Selvapandian for litigation, and transactional partner Por Chuei Ying, who is highlighted particularly for corporate finance and capital markets transactions. Ong Chee Kwan was appointed as the Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaysia.
‘They offer great advice on complicated matters.‘
‘Clive Selvapandian delivered a timely, professional and personal service to our valued client.‘
‘Singapore presence and Singapore style service levels are helpful and unusual for Malaysian firms.’
‘The team as a whole are very professional and reliable advisers. In addition to this, they are also extremely good in explaining the core issues to Board members/management with little or no legal background.‘
‘Christopher & Lee Ong’s accessibility is also one particular strength that needs to be mentioned.‘
Marine & General Berhad
Rajah and Tann Singapore LLP
WK Webster (International) Pte Ltd
TMT Tier 1
Christopher & Lee Ong 'takes time to understand the client's business and provide appropriate solutions'. With expertise spanning the technology, telecoms and media sectors the group, it assists a range of domestic and international tradition companies, industry disruptors and market entrants across a range of corporate, commercial, contentious and regulatory issues. 'Affable' practice head Deepak Pillai attracts praise for his 'deep knowledge' with experience spanning IT contracts, e-commerce, cloud services, outsourcing, cybersecurity, data protection and telecoms. Other names to note include Intan Haryati, who is highlighted for advising on information technology contracts, electronic and mobile commerce services; Kuok Yew Chen, who specialises in corporate transactions, commercial and competition advice within the technology, media and telecoms sectors, while Yong Shih Han who focuses on information security and data protection. The team's media and entertainment practice has benefited from the arrival of Anissa Maria Anis from an in house role at media company Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
‘Deepak Pillai goes the extra mile to ensure that clients are satisfied with his firm’s work.‘
The Association of Banks in Malaysia
The Data User Forum for the Communications and Multimedia Sector
Banking and finance Tier 2
Christopher & Lee Ong's practice works closely with banks and financial institutions on syndicated lending, project and structured finance deals, handling both domestic and cross-border mandates. Clients include domestic and international banks, Malaysian multinationals, and business conglomerates. Christopher Lee and Fiona Sequerah jointly lead the practice, which has increased its work on the lender side, bolstering an already strong offering for borrower side clients. Chor Jack is praised for his 'good communication and analytical skills'.
‘The team is especially attentive and able to understand the client’s needs and perspectives. Always prompt in response and provides practical legal solutions and advice.’
‘Excellent team work. Able to complement each other.‘
‘Jack Chor is helpful, provides swift responses, well-equipped with legal knowledge.’
KBJ HECMY Sdn. Bhd.
Labour and employment Tier 2
Christopher & Lee Ong's multi-disciplinary employment practice group includes corporate and disputes resolution lawyers. The group is frequently instructed to advise on Malaysian labour law aspects and acquisitions and divestments, and has the capabilities to handle a range of contentious matters in the industrial courts as well as in arbitration and mediation. Key names to note include corporate and real estate partner Kelvin Kho and Yau Yee Ming for non-contentious matters and litigators Rubini Murugesan and Han Li Meng.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Christopher & Lee Ong's disputes department acts for both individuals and large corporates in a range of litigations, arbitrations, and adjudications. The group's experience includes handling banking, corporate, and insolvency disputes, as well as contentious employment, shipping, and construction matters. Practice head John Mathew focuses on civil and banking litigation, while Li Meng Han has particular experience in employment and construction disputes. Other names of note include Niak Hiong Keong for a range of corporate and commercial disputes. Chee Kwan Ong was appointed as the Judicial Commissioner of the High Court.
‘Two words: very professional.‘
‘Ong Chee Kwan and HK Niak handled my case with care and compassion. They were diligent and professional.‘
‘They are very intelligent and helpful as they are able to assist our corporate to resolve any contentious and non-contentious matters, and also willing to fit in with our corporate needs by attending our urgent issues.‘
‘Han Li Meng is acting professionally at all times, very thoughtful, proficient and knowledgeable with Malaysian laws.‘
‘Everyone in the team were responsible and information sharing in the team was great.‘
‘Their advice was accurate and practical. It was based on real on the ground experience.‘
‘John Mathew is a very experienced lawyer, he’s just like my walking dictionary pertaining to legal matters. He is able to provide his professional opinion on timely basis without any delay.‘
‘John Mathew always make himself available for meeting up even with short notice for urgent matters. He is friendly and approachable.‘
Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Siemens AG
Itochu Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Malayan Banking Berhad
TH Plantations Berhad
Marubeni-Itochu Steel (M) Sdn Bhd and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc.
Everest Point Sdn Bhd and Amanahraya Development Sdn Bhd
TMF Trustees Malaysia Berhad
Real estate and construction Tier 3
Christopher & Lee Ong's real estate team handles a range of real estate transactions, including financing, acquisitions and disposals and leases. It is instructed by a number of property developers to advise on contractual elements of construction of commercial and residential projects. Practice head Hock Chye Lee combines corporate and real estate sector expertise while Lim Hui Ming focuses on real estate and banking and finance matters. Kelvin Kho is another name to note, particularly for managagement of real estate development projects.
‘The team is capable of giving sound and practical solutions on various issues and subject matters. They would not hesitate to go all out to assist us in any way that they can.‘
‘Kelvin Kho is ery capable. He always has time to answer any of our queries even though it might not be related to the one that he was appointed for. He has vast knowledge and everything is at his fingertips.‘
‘Kelvin Kho provides practical legal advice and solutions. He had good industry knowledge and is very responsive.‘
Christopher & Lee Ong > Firm Profile
Christopher & Lee Ong houses a dedicated and committed team of lawyers with legal acuity and intuitive business acumen cutting across multiple industries – Technology & Telecommunications, Projects & Energy, Natural Resources, Manufacturing & Logistics, Financial Services & Insurance, Consumer Goods & Services, Retail, and Construction & Materials, among others.
Throughout the entire project life-cycle (from inception to closing), we provide high quality legal advice to clients right across the commercial spectrum with extensive experience in handling complex deals and disputes involving large local and multinational corporations, conglomerates, financial institutions, as well as smaller local enterprises.
The Firm consistently distinguishes itself in Malaysia and regularly garners many international awards and industry accolades, particularly being named Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 2019 and Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year 2019 by Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards.
Being part of the Rajah & Tann Asia Network, one of the largest full-service legal network across over 10 countries in Southeast Asia and beyond, we are able to call upon leading lawyers from various jurisdictions in Asia to tap into their expertise, and provide clients with specialised advice & representation on disputes for both complex local and cross-border transactions.
|Admiralty & Shipping||Jainil Bhandarifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Admiralty & Shipping||Por Chuei Yingemail@example.com||+603 2267 2662|
|Admiralty & Shipping||Clive Navin Selvapandianfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2692|
|Banking & Finance||Christopher Leeemail@example.com||+603 2267 2672|
|Banking & Finance||Fiona Sequerahfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2678|
|Capital Markets (Debt)||Fiona Sequerahemail@example.com||+603 2267 2678|
|Capital Markets (Equity)||Yon See Tingfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2647|
|Capital Markets (Equity)||Por Chuei Yingemail@example.com||+603 2267 2662|
|Competition & Antitrust||Yon See Tingfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2647|
|Data Protection||Deepak Pillaiemail@example.com||+603 2267 2675|
|Dispute Resolution & Litigation||John Mathewfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2626|
|Employment & Executive Compensation||Yau Yee Mingemail@example.com||+603 2267 2669|
|Employment & Executive Compensation||Kelvin Khofirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2732|
|Employment & Executive Compensation||Rubini Murugesanemail@example.com||+603 2267 2616|
|Energy (Conventional & Renewable) & Resources||Christopher Leefirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2672|
|Energy (Conventional & Renewable) & Resources||Eileen Yeohemail@example.com||+603 2267 2788|
|Energy (Conventional & Renewable) & Resources||Chor Jackfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2729|
|Ethics & Integrity||Kuok Yew Chenemail@example.com||+603 2267 2699|
|Ethics & Integrity||Kelvin Khofirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2732|
|FinTech, RegTech, InsurTech||Deepak Pillaiemail@example.com||+603 2267 2675|
|FinTech, RegTech, InsurTech||Tracy Wongfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2653|
|Intellectual Property||Sri Sarguna Rajemail@example.com||+603 2267 2737|
|International Arbitration||John Mathewfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2626|
|International Arbitration||Avinash Pradhanemail@example.com|
|International Trade & Customs||Kuok Yew Chenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2699|
|Islamic Finance||Christopher Leeemail@example.com||+603 2267 2672|
|Islamic Finance||Fiona Sequerahfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2678|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Yon See Tingemail@example.com||+603 2267 2647|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Kuok Yew Chenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2699|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||Yau Yee Mingemail@example.com||+603 2267 2669|
|Project Finance||Fiona Sequerahfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2678|
|Project Finance||Chor Jackemail@example.com||+603 2267 2729|
|Projects, Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering||Christopher Leefirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2672|
|Projects, Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering||Eileen Yeohemail@example.com||+603 2267 2788|
|Projects, Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering||Shemane Chanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Real Estate||Lee Hock Chyeemail@example.com||+603 2267 2611|
|Real Estate||Lim Hui Mingfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2688|
|Real Estate||Kelvin Khoemail@example.com||+603 2267 2732|
|Sports & Gaming||Sri Sarguna Rajfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2737|
|Technology, Media & Telecommunications||Deepak Pillaiemail@example.com||+603 2267 2675|
|Technology, Media & Telecommunications||Kuok Yew Chenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2699|
|Technology, Media & Telecommunications||Intan Haryatiemail@example.com||+603 2267 2674|
|Technology, Media & Telecommunications||Anissa Maria Anisfirstname.lastname@example.org||+603 2267 2750|
|Wills & Probates||Teng Chong Moiemail@example.com||+603 2267 2618|
Staff FiguresConsultant : 1 Lawyers : 75+
LanguagesEnglish (fluent) Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
MembershipsRajah & Tann Asia Network
OtherContact : Yon See Ting (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CLIENT: Global air-conditioning systems company
COMPANY/FIRM: Christopher & Lee Ong
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been working with Christopher & Lee Ong for more than 2 years on general corporate and advisory matters. During this time, we have found the team to be responsive and service oriented. They understand the needs of the organisation well and are able to provide practical and commercial advice. Our experience with other Malaysian firms is that Christopher & Lee Ong compares favourably in terms of responsiveness and business acumen.”
COMPANY/FIRM: Christopher & Lee Ong
TESTIMONIAL: “The firm, despite the grandness and prestige, is a place that feels warm for anyone of any businesses because of its people. As one of the most prominent firms in the country, Christopher & Lee Ong have been very accommodating and cost conscious. They take budget, growth expansion, strategy, potentials into account and both parties have always been open and transparent. The same cost elsewhere comes with lack of expertise and attention. We are now selling globally with numerous recognitions, and expanding much faster than anticipated. We look forward to our continued partnership with Christopher & Lee Ong.”
CLIENT: Norwegian solar plants developer
COMPANY/FIRM: Christopher & Lee Ong
TESTIMONIAL: “Dynamic, engaging & flexible – caters and supports our growing plus complex business partnering needs in this ever changing & challenging landscape.”
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