Mr Allen Choong > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Construction & Engineering, Energy, Infrastructure & Projects, International Arbitration, Litigation


Allen is a Partner in the Firm’s Projects & International Arbitration Department. He is also a Partner of Allen and Gledhill LLP, Singapore.


Allen’s practice focuses on energy, engineering and infrastructure projects in South-East Asia. He is among the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be recognised as Accredited Specialists in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

He advises on tenders and project documentation for engineering and energy projects including the development, construction, operation and maintenance of power plants and bids for power plant generation licences. He also advises on contract administration and management issues in infrastructure projects.

In dispute resolution, Allen has represented a diverse range of clients including developers, contractors, consultants and investors in international arbitrations over energy, engineering, infrastructure, commercial and investment disputes. He has also acted in arbitration-related litigation, and other complex disputes before the courts in Singapore and Malaysia. Allen is ranked Highly Regarded for project development and energy by IFLR 1000. Benchmark Litigation has ranked him in the areas of construction, international arbitration, commercial and transactions. He is also recognised as a leading lawyer in international arbitration by Best Lawyers.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Allen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits as arbitrator on disputes administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the ICC Court of Arbitration. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Chinese Arbitration Association, the Law Society Arbitration Scheme and the Reserve List of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators. He is also on the Panel of Neutrals of the Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme.


Allen graduated from the National University of Singapore and was admitted to the Singaporean Bar in 1999. In 2008, he was admitted to the Malaysian Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

Rahmat Lim & Partners‘ real estate team has a client roster that includes domestic and international property investors, financial institutions, property developers, corporates and government-linked companies. It has experience handling all stages of real estate development projects and ‘is very well versed in project contracts and quick in responding to queries with concrete advice‘. Lee Yee Ling leads the corporate real estate practice, while Kamilah Kasim heads the energy, infrastructure and projects team, and Allen Choong specialises in dispute resolution and projects. Other names to note include Amelia Koo, who handles transactional real estate matters, and Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani, who has ‘in-depth knowledge of the industry‘ and ‘is very experienced in handling project contracts‘.

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.