Josephine, L K Chow & Co > Petaling Jaya, Malaysia > Firm Profile

Josephine, L K Chow & Co
B-03-06, 6th Floor
3 Two Sqaure
N2, Jalan 19/1
Malaysia

Malaysia > Intellectual property Tier 3

The intellectual property department of Josephine, L K Chow & Co is led by Peh Khaik Kew , Cyndi Chow Li Kian and Yip Huen Weng. The team is split between Petaling Jaya, where the majority of matters are handled, and Kuala Lumpur. A range of clients hail from sectors including construction and consumer products. It has a track record in the IT sector; software licensing issues forms a large part of the the team's work. In addition, the Kuala Lumpur office offers a legal consultancy service in music publishing, which is led by Yip Huen Weng, which assists music artists and content creators protect and exploit their content and royalty entitlements.

Testimonials

‘Khaik Kew is a one man enforcement team with more than 20 years of experience in the field. He is not just an expert in enforcement but also one of the pioneers. He is the go to guy when it comes to enforcement actions in Malaysia. ’

‘Khaik Kew blends his legal knowledge with street smarts. He sees a legal issue not within the blinkers of legality but also within a wider scope of business sense. ’

‘Khaik Kew was very generous in sharing his expertise, experience and exposure and protecting me as a client. Always putting our interest first.

 

Key clients

Ho Shen Lee (M) Sdn Bhd

TNL Plastic Manufacturer Sdn Bhd

LIMMAS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

The corporate and commercial team at Josephine, L K Chow & Co stands out for its dedicated offering for Japanese clients, frequently acting for Japanese companies investing in the Malaysian market through local subsidiaries. Led by Josephine Ng Bee Leng and Yip Huen Weng, the practice handles a broad range of agreements and transactions for domestic clients and those setting up entities in Malaysia.

Testimonials

‘They are a well run boutique legal firm in the Kuala Lumpur area with experienced legal representatives. We have had fast and good legal advice every time we have dealings with them and follow-up on our enquiries. Their fees are reasonable as well. ’

‘Mr. Yip Huen Weng is a very knowledgeable and pleasant partner whom we have trusted in the last 5 or so years of engaging with his firm. Provides a quick turnaround time on our legal enquiries and he understands our business and is able to provide valuable legal advice. During the pandemic, we were faced with various updates from different government agencies and have been guided well by Mr. Yip and his team.’

‘Josephine is a fluent Japanese speaker. That is the key point for us.’

‘Apart from their expertise in the handling of legal matters in Malaysia, they have lawyers who can understand the Japanese language. This makes it easy to communicate, especially when we require the involvement of our head office in Japan.’

‘They are attentive, responsive and typically revert with solutions in a reasonable timeframe. The creative legal minds work here with a smorgasbord of experience in a number of different legal areas.’

Key clients

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia

Kendall Court Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising the Kendall Court Trust (“KCT”) is a charitable welfare trust with a primary focus of aiding less privilege and deserving youths in obtaining and completing tertiary education since 2015 on a pro-bono basis.
  • Regularly assists the Malaysian chapter of Tzu Chi on a pro-bono basis on matters involving legal compliance. Most recently advised Tzu Chi in dealing a change of regulatory requirements sought to be imposed by the Registrar of Societies in Malaysia for the remail of the word ‘foundation’ in the Tzu Chi’s name.

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Josephine, L K Chow & Co‘s dispute resolution department covers a range of litigation, encompassing commercial and corporate matters, construction disputes and estate claims as well as arbitration proceedings and adjudication actions.  The team is jointly led by Cyndi Chow Li Kian , Yip Huen Weng and Edward Saw Keat Leong.

Testimonials

‘Apart from their expertise in handling legal matters in Malaysia, they have lawyers who speak Japanese which makes it easy to communicate (especially when we require the involvement of our head office in Japan).’

‘Their understanding of Japanese language and culture is a big advantage.’

‘Ms. Cyndi Cho is knowledgeable and very efficient.’

Key clients

St John Ambulans Malaysia

Dato Yeo Kim Thong

Dato Dr. Low Bin Tick

Kirana Management Corporation

Nissei Build Asia Pte Ltd

Ong Lu Peng (Howard)

Liew Hock Leong (Bob)

Scrumptious Delight Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Scrumptious Delight Sdn Bhd, who had been sued for the alleged non-payment of outstanding rental by Smart Legacy Sdn Bhd, the licensor of the Empire Food Court in MYTOWN Shopping Centre, a well known shopping centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, for the tenancy of one unit of a premise at the Empire Food Court.
  • Representing LIMMAS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian company selling personal protection equipment and nitrile gloves. In fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, LIMMAS was embroiled in its own battle against two local companies, HAC Global Sdn Bhd and HAC Medical Sdn Bhd for the fraudulent use of LIMMAS’s trade name and certification on the nitrile glove packaging of HAC Companies brand of gloves (BOSCO).
  • Representing St John Ambulans Malaysia, Dato Yeo Kim Thong and Dato Dr. Low Bin Tick in a suit filed by PJ Uniform Sdn Bhd to impeach the Judgment and Order obtained by St John Ambulans Malaysia against PJ Uniform Sdn Bhd in year 2014 for trade mark infringement and passing off. PJ uniform Sdn Bhd also claims for damages for fraud, conspiracy to defraud and tortious interference.

Malaysia > Labour and employment Tier 4

Josephine, L K Chow & Co's employment and industrial relations department is jointly led by litigator Edward Saw Keat Leong and Josephine Ng Bee Leng from its Petaling Jaya office, and Yip Huen Weng from its Kuala Lumpur office. Leng focuses on advisory work and counts a number of Japanese corporates as her clients, while Leong appears regularly as the lead counsel in trials and hearings before the Industrial Court of Malaysia.

Testimonials

‘They are accountable and spend quality time to understand the issues and try to help in a professional manner.’

‘We are a Japanese company, and it may be difficult to explain the content of consulting a lawyer in English. But Josephine’s team can respond in Japanese, and detailed content can be consulted in Japanese, so we can rest assured.’

Key clients

RSM Corporate Advisory (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

The energetic and enterprising legal practice of Josephine L K Chow & Co. (JLKC) was established in April 2006 by the founding partners, Ms. Cyndi Chow Li Kian and Ms. Josephine Ng Bee Leng. Their vision was to create an enduring practice to provide quality bespoke legal services to clients at affordable and reasonable rates.

The firm now has five Partners each specialising in particular areas of the law, who collectively uphold a common “big picture” ideal for the firm and the services which the firm provides. As a boutique full service law firm with a small, close knit and expanding team, JLKC prides itself on providing personalised service and attention which our partners are able to provide to each and every of their clientele. The culture and working environment at JLKC encourages both professional and personal growth, fosters sharing, collaboration and a strong spirit of community. The lawyers and support staff of JLKC are inspired to identify unique ways in which they can add value to the firm and to the clients of the firm. This has enabled JLKC to grow steadily and to attract, recruit and retain good legal talent which is the cornerstone of a firm offering reliable and competent legal services.

JLKC places the welfare and best interests of their clientele as priority by immersing themselves in the causes and cases of the client, taking time to carefully understand each circumstance and context. This enables JLKC to offer sound, strategic and bespoke professional advice that meets the needs and expectations of their clients.

JLKC provides legal advisory and consultancy services in diverse areas of the law, including but not limited to Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Intellectual Property (IP), Employment Law and Industrial Relations, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Construction Law, Family Law, Probates and Administration of Estates, and Property Management. Above all, the primary focus of JLKC is to deliver practical solutions whatever the legal area or issue may be.

JLKC continues to prize the close relationships built over the years with their clients and many of JLKC’s clients have grown and continue to grow their businesses and assets together with JLKC.

Since its inception, JLKC has served and delivered legal solutions to more than 2,000 clients ranging from the man on the street to the entities of the corporate world. JLKC’s Clients includes established and reputable private individuals and investors (both foreign and local), private limited companies, multinational companies and foreign Governmental organisations coming from the regions Of South East Asia, the larger Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

Many of these clients operate diversified businesses. Through their clients, JLKC has developed a deeper understanding of the business and legal cultures of the wide range of industries that they operate within such as the manufacturing, automobile, building and construction, computer software and programming, banking and finance, tourism and travel, food and entertainment, information technology, property development and management, insurance, shipping, security systems and education industries.

JLKC is also only one of the few Malaysian law firms that offer services catering specially to Japanese clients, spearheaded by its Partner, Ms. Josephine Ng, who is fluent in the Japanese language and well versed with Japanese cultural nuances.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dispute Resolution Yip Huen Weng, Mr.yip@josephinelkchow.com03-7727 3800
Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Cyndi Chow Li Kian, Ms.cyndi@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Intellectual Property Peh Khaik Kew, Mr.khaikkew@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Corporate & Conveyancing Josephine Ng Bee Leng, Ms.josephine@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Labour & Employment Edward Saw Keat Leong, Mr.edward@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Partner : 5
Senior Associate : 3
Associate : 11
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Mandarin and all Chinese dialects
Japanese

Our energetic and enterprising legal practice was established in April 2006 by our founding partners, Ms Cyndi Chow Li Kian and Ms Josephine Ng Bee Leng. The vision was to create an enduring practice that is able to provide good quality bespoke legal services to clients at an affordable investment.

Our firm now has five partners, each specialising in particular areas of the law, who collectively uphold a common “big picture” ideal for our firm and the work that we do. As a boutique full service law firm with a small, close knit and expanding team, we pride ourselves on the personalised service and attention that our partners are still able to provide to each client. Our culture and working environment encourages both professional and personal growth, fosters sharing, collaboration and a strong spirit of community. Our lawyers and support staff are inspired to identify unique ways in which they can add value to the firm and to our clients. This has enabled us to grow steadily, as well as to attract, recruit and retain good legal talent.

We care about your welfare and consider your best interests as we immerse ourselves in your causes and cases, taking time to carefully understand each circumstance and context. We do this in order to offer you sound, strategic and bespoke professional advice that will enable you to meet your needs, expectations and intentions.

We provide legal advisory and consultancy services in diverse areas of the law, including but not limited to dispute resolution, real estate, intellectual property (IP), employment law and industrial relations, corporate law, commercial law, construction law, family law, probates and administration of estates, and property management. Above all, our primary focus is to deliver practical solutions to our clients, whatever the legal area or issue may be.

We continue to prize the close relationships we have built over the years with the clients that we work with. Many of them have grown and continue to grow their businesses and assets with us.

Since our inception, we have served and delivered legal solutions to more than 2,000 clients. Our clients include established and reputable private individuals and investors (both foreign and local), private limited companies, multinational companies and foreign governmental organisations coming from the regions of South East Asia, the larger Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

Many of these clients operate diversified businesses. Through them, we have developed a deeper understanding of the business and legal cultures of the wide range of industries that they operate within such as the manufacturing, automobile, building and construction, computer software and programming, banking and finance, tourism and travel, food and entertainment, information technology, property development and management, insurance, shipping, security systems and education industries.

We are also one of only a few local law firms that offer services catering specifically to Japanese clients, spearheaded by our partner, Ms Josephine Ng who is fluent in the Japanese language and well versed with Japanese cultural nuances.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Family Cyndi Chow Li Kian, Ms.cyndi@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Corporate & Conveyancing, Real Estate Josephine Ng Bee Leng, Ms.josephine@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Dispute Resolution, Construction, Real Estate Yip Huen Weng, Mr.yip@josephinelkchow.com03-7727 3800
Intellectual Property Peh Khaik Kew, Mr.khaikkew@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Labour & Employment Edward Saw Keat Leong, Mr.edward@josephinelkchow.com03-7960 9030
Partner : 6
Senior Associate : 4
Associate : 9