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Ho Wei Lih

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Rahmat Lim & Partners

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Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity


Wei Lih is a Partner in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Department.


Her areas of practice include public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, general commercial contracts, and advising on foreign investment, general corporate and commercial law, banking and securities laws.

Wei Lih represents private equity and strategic corporate clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions. She has advised on acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses spanning a broad spectrum of industries, and on other corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Rahmat Lim & Partners, she practised in corporate and commercial dispute resolution and advised on a wide range of disputes concerning commercial arrangements, including sale of goods, shareholders’ disputes and winding-up petitions.  

From March to early November 2016, as a secondee to the Hong Kong office of a leading English firm, she worked on two of the most complex and largest transactions (by deal value) involving Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong in recent years.

Wei Lih is responsible for the China Practice Group of the firm. Being proficient in both oral and written Mandarin, she regularly advises on deals originating from China.


English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese.


Graduating with first class honors degree in law, she subsequently completed a Master of Laws degree in Corporate & Commercial Law from University College London. Wei Lih was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2006, and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2007.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Active across a wide range of sectors, Rahmat Lim & Partners' department has deep experience in handling cross-border corporate transactions for high-profile clients. Group head Moy Pui Yee acted for Perennial Real Estate Holdings on a joint venture between Perennial Real Estate Penang and The Light Waterfront, and its ensuing RM403m acquisition of a freehold waterfront site. Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Adventa Capital are also representative clients. Chen Lee Won and Ho Wei Lih are frequently active in the space.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Lee Yee Ling heads the practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners, which is very strong in corporate real estate as well as construction. Lee advised Bridge Data Centre Malaysia on its purchase of one million square feet of data centres from Permodalan Nasional. On the corporate side, Ho Wei Lih acted for Tokyu Land on its collaboration with Titijaya Land to subscribe to RM47m-worth of shares in Epoch Property. Amelia Koo and Kamilah Kasim are also singled out.

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