Mr James Wong > Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

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

Financial Services, Conveyancing, Islamic Finance

Position

James is a Senior Partner and is one of the 3 founding partners of the firm. He has extensive experience in various forms of fund raising exercises ranging from equity issues, private debt securities (PDS) issues and borrowings. Equity issues include initial public offerings, rights issues, private placements and venture capital participation. James also provides advice and prepares documentation for various PDS issues, including conventional and Islamic based PDS issues. His involvement in loan and securities documentation ranges from syndicated borrowings to cross border project financing.

Career

James was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1993. He is also a Notary Public; Visiting Research Fellow, China Asean Legal Research Centre (2005 to current); Honorary Legal Advisor, Malaysia Steel Association (2010 to current) and Board of Governor Member, Sekolah Sri Bestari (2012 to current).

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin

Memberships

Member, Malaysian Bar Member, Disciplinary Committee Panel, Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board (2003 to current)

Education

Monash University, Australia (LLB, B.Ec (Accounting))

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

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.

Malaysia > Capital markets

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.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

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.