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Christopher & Lee Ong


Managing Partner, Christopher & Lee Ong, Malaysia

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulatory & Trade
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Yew Chen is the Managing Partner of Christopher & Lee Ong. He is a Corporate M&A lawyer with a specialisation in Regulatory & Trade, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications laws.

He regularly advises on cross border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications projects, trade, and general corporate and regulatory matters. His expertise in the corporate space extends to advising private equity funds, multinationals, and public and private companies on these areas of law, and is familiar with the various regulatory authorities for competition, telecommunications, and trade.

Yew Chen was recently featured on The Asia Pacific Legal 500 TMT Hall of Fame which highlights individuals who are at the pinnacle of their profession and have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence. Yew Chen is also recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner for Corporate M&A by Asialaw Profiles and is ranked as a Tier 1 Corporate M&A Lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500.


  • Member, AmCham Government Relations Committee
  • Legal Advisor, Hong Kong – Malaysia Business Association


  • LLB, University of Bristol
  • Legal Practice Certificate
  • Solicitor, England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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Christopher & Lee Ong’s ‘reliable and responsive’ corporate practice advises on the entire deal lifecycle, from competitive M&A bidding and structuring to eventual execution and implementation. The team has expertise in joint venture and shareholder’s agreements, takeovers and equity capital markets. The firm represents an array of clients, including multinational companies, government-linked corporations and SMEs from various sectors. Yon See Ting and Kuok Yew Chen regularly advise on cross-border transactions and are familiar with regulatory authorities for competition and telecoms. Other key members of the team include Christopher Lee, Por Chuei Ying, Yau Yee Ming, Chor Jack, Tracy Wong  and Lee Hock Chye.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech)

(Hall of Fame)

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The TMT practice at Christopher & Lee Ong continues to see growth in areas such as cloud computing, digital signing, e-commerce, cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens. Key client include a range of multinational organisations and conglomerates across the banking and financial services, technology and telecoms, energy and insurance sectors, as well as fintech companies, application developers and media and global industry disruptors. Practice co-leader Deepak Pillai is praised as ‘extremely knowledgeable and comprehensive in matters relating to data privacy’, while co-head Kuok Yew Chen focuses on corporate M&A work. Intan Haryati specialises in structuring, drafting and negotiating IT contracts, and Anissa Maria Anis advises on content creation, acquisitions and distributions, licensing matters, regulatory issues and defamation cases. Yong Shih Han is another key member in the team.