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Jack Yow

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Work +603 2299 3898
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Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Employment, International Arbitration, Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese and Hokkien.

Member

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.

Education

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.


Malaysia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Especially strong in litigating for financial institutions and multinational companies, the team at Rahmat Lim & Partners is led by Jack Yow and international arbitrator and construction expert Chong Yee Leong. They are supported by energy and engineering specialists Allen Choong and Kamilah Kasim; Chong Boon Leong, who is almost exclusively dedicated to international arbitration; and corporate and commercial disputes partners Daphne Khoo and Yap Yeow Han. Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, Kontron Asia Pacific Design and Network Corporate Finance count among the team's clients.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Rahmat Lim & Partners' practice is led by Jack Yow, who acted for Kontron Design Manufacturing Services (M) in an unfair dismissal claim filed by its former CFO. He also advised CloudFx Malaysia on an application for judicial review for reduction of back-pay awarded by the Industrial Court. Ranbaxy Malaysia is another client on the contentious side; Grab instructed Yow on a transactional matter.

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