Firm Profile > Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong
B-11-8, LEVEL 11, MEGAN AVENUE II
JALAN YAP KWAN SENG
50450 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Capital markets Tier 2

Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong's corporate practice has a  particularly strong reputation for equity capital market transactions. Jeff Leong, Kenny Poon and James Wong jointly head the practice; Leong and Poon frequently advise on initial public offerings and assist listed companies with fund raising and other corporate exercises while Wong has experience in both equity and debt capital market transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jeff Leong; Kenny Poon; James Wong

Key clients

Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (“KFH”)

Symphony Life Berhad

Public Bank, Public Islamic Bank

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate team Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong assists its impressive client roster, which ranges from some the largest domestic Malaysian companies to start-ups and entrepreneurs, across a range of M&A transactions and corporate governance issues. The group has particular strength across sectors including banking and financial services, real estate, industrials and manufacturing and logistics. The team is jointly led by corporate and capital markets expert Jeff Leong; Kenny Poon, who frequently acts for financial institutions; and James Wong who has recently been particularly active in the real estate sector.

Practice head(s):

Jeff Leong; Kenny Poon; James Wong

Key clients

Selangor Properties Berhad

MAA Group Berhad

Daibochi Berhad

Certain Shareholders of Daibochi Berhad

Dentons Nantong China

TF AMD Microelectronics Sdn Bhd

Knit Textile Mfg Sdn Bhd

Lereno Bio-Chem Ltd

Real estate and construction Tier 3

While known predominantly for its corporate and finance expertise, Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong has experience advising on real estate matters including sales and purchases of land and land development contracts. Named partner James Wong, who also focuses on financing transactions, heads up the practice alongside real estate expert Jesy Ooi.

Practice head(s):

James Wong; Jesy Ooi

Key clients

Jelutong Development Sdn Bhd

FGV Group

Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (“KFH”)

BNP Paribas

Public Bank

Public Islamic Bank

The firm: Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong was part of the regional cross-border team of a leading law firm in South-East Asia with extensive experience in cross-border investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.  From 2001 to 2011, the firm was affiliated with an international law firm operating across many jurisdictions within the Asia Pacific region.  From an initial team of three founder partners in 1999, the firm has prospered and grown to 40 lawyers comprising ten partners and 30 associates today.  The firm assists clients to re-frame problems into opportunities for success in critical situations.  The firm also advises on and secures clients’ relational, strategic, business and financial interests through a combination of legal expertise, transactional experience, structuring skills and industry knowledge. In cross-cultural deals, the firm’s multilingual capabilities and deep understanding of Asian and Western cultures facilitate clear and relationship-building communication.

The firm is instrumental in advising on some of the most critical, complex and pressing issues impacting the enterprise value, reputation and success of its clients, such as IPOs, fund raisings, business expansions, mergers and acquisitions, takeover fights, shareholder disputes, board tussles, corporate fraud matters, business disputes, regulatory investigations and compliance, environmental disasters and other sensitive matters.

The firm is focusing on its longstanding relationships in Asean, China and Japan.  In 2012, the firm established JLPW Cross Border Asia, linking up its affiliates: JLPW Legal Services (Myanmar), Mustafa Kueh and Tai Advocates (Sarawak, Malaysia), JLPW Vinh An Legal (Vietnam), Brigitta I. Rahayoe & Partners (Indonesia), Newgrata JLPW LLC (Mongolia), Sheikh & Chowdury (Bangladesh) and Ocampo & Manalo (Philippines).  The group numbers about 110 fee earners, with 40 in Malaysia.

The firm is highly recommended by IFLR and Asialaw and ranked as a leading firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  It is also recommended as expert advisers for joint ventures and corporate law practice by Global Law Experts.

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Key industry experience: aviation, biotechnology, construction, education, energy, financial services, franchising, funds, information technology, insurance and reinsurance, manufacturing, media, leisure and entertainment, mining, oil and gas, oil palm plantations, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail , renewable energy, shipping, steel, stockbroking, telecommunications and timber.

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Admiralty and shipping
Aviation finance
Banking and finance
Construction
Corporate commercial
Corporate finance and securities
Corporate secretarial services
Employment and human resources
Foreign investment
Information technology and telecommunications
Insolvency
Insurance and reinsurance
Litigation and commercial arbitration
Mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and takeover defence
Project finance and infrastructure
Real estate
China services group
Japan services group
Myanmar services group
Vietnam services group
Indonesia services group
Crisis management services group
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Mr Jeff Leong  photo Mr Jeff Leong
Mr Kenny Poon  photo Mr Kenny Poon
Mr James Wong  photo Mr James Wong
Number of lawyers at this office : 40
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Bahasa Malaysia
Burmese
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
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Contacts : Jeff Leong
Contacts : Kenny Poon
Contacts : James Wong