Mr Jack Yow > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners
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Work Department

Employment, International Arbitration, Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency


Jack is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department.


His areas of practice include corporate, banking, industrial relations and employment law litigation. Jack’s extensive experience includes, among other things, acting for a local financial institution leading to recovery of a multi-million ringgit facility from a public listed company, obtaining a favourable KLRCA arbitration award for the Malaysian subsidiary of a public listed German company in a multi-million USD contractual dispute, acting in a judicial review application and obtaining a declaration and an order of mandamus compelling a local authority to issue a certificate of fitness and occupation for a shopping mall, acting on behalf of a multinational company in the successful suit of its former chief executive officer for negligence and breach of directors’ duties, and advising receivers and managers of companies in receivership, as well as acting for liquidators in insolvency proceedings.

Jack is consistently recognised by legal publications including Chambers Asia-Pacific for his professionalism. The publication noted him as being “very professional, ethical and really humble” and, he is described as “very knowledgeable”. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific recognized that Jack “gives sound advice” and quoted him as giving “pragmatic advice and out-of-the-box thinking”. Jack was also listed as a Local Disputes Star in the Benchmark Asia-Pacific.


English, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese and Hokkien.


He is on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) panel of adjudicators and is a member of the Bar Council Disciplinary Committee, Corporate & Commercial Law Committee and the Industrial & Employment Law Committee.


Jack obtained the University prize for distinguished performance in the LL.B. examination from the Board of Examiners of the University of London’s External Programme. Having admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2000, he pursued his postgraduate degree at the University of Malaya and obtained his LL.M. (Hons) Malaya degree in October 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution team at Rahmat Lim & Partners has experience across a full range of contentious matters and attracts praise for its ‘knowledge of the local environment‘. Practice head Jack Yow focuses corporate, banking, industrial relations and employment law litigation, while Chong Yee Leong heads the projects and international arbitration practice, which includes Kamilah Kasim and strong junior partnerAllen Choong who has particular projects disputes and international arbitration experience. Other names to note include Chong Boon Leong for arbitration and arbitration-related disputes and commercial litigators Daphne Koo and Yap Yeow Han.

Malaysia > Labour and employment

Rahmat Lim & Partners leverages its strong litigation and dispute resolution practice in employment and labour matters. Practice head Jack Yow advises on a range of contentious issues and frequently defends large corporates in claims by employees and former employees.