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Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

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Practice areas

  • Active practice areas
  • Asialaw highly recommended

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • IT, Telco & Media
  • Labour & Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Shipping, Maritime & Aviation
  • Tax

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Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is a well-established Malaysian firm particularly recognised for its dispute resolution, taxation, corporate and intellectual property practices.

“Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is highly responsive to customer needs. They have the capabilities and resources to turn around any query or issue posed to them in a very professional and comprehensive manner within the shortest possible time frame,” says a client.

Leading litigator Lambert Rasa-Ratnam heads the firm’s large dispute resolution practice, while Rosli Dahlan leads the firm’s corporate disputes practice group. Dahlan “has business acumen and is mindful of our business reputation and needs when giving advice or strategies,” says a client. Nitin Nadkarni is recognised for his standout expertise in construction disputes.

Dispute resolution partner Andrew Chiew is praised as a “very competent lawyer” who has a “good court presence and can argue matters well”. Sean Yeow, who specialises in banking litigation and corporate insolvency, recently acted for KPMG as liquidators of Transbay. Other recent clients include CIMB Bank, RHB Insurance, RHB Bank and Maybank.

Senior partner Datuk DP Naban, who heads the firm’s financial services and taxation and private client practice groups, is praised for his energy and expertise. “Despite many years at the bar, he still exudes a fresh and tireless enthusiasm for the law, which translates into immaculate service,” says a client.

Corporate partner Ng Leong Huat has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures and schemes and IPOs. Tay Weng Hwee specialises in corporate finance and debt structurings and maintains a commercial practice. Notably, Tay recently acted for Khazanah Nasional on its RM1.1 billion acquisition of a 51% stake in CIMB Aviva Takaful and CIMB Aviva Assurance.

Megat Hizaini Hassan is recognised for his expertise in Islamic finance, recently acting for Bank Islam Malaysia on RM411 million financing facilities granted to NGC Energy for its acquisition of Shell Malaysia Trading’s liquefied petroleum gas business and assets.

Head of the firm’s intellectual property group Bahari Yeow Tien Hong is singled out for praise with senior associate Eunice Chan Wei Lynn. “Both Bahari and Eunice are responsive and handled our cases...diligently and in a professional manner,” says a client. In a recent matter, Yeow acted for Lockheed Martin on a trade mark case heard in the High Court.

Taxation partner S Saravana Kumar is described by a client as “an excellent lawyer who knows how to manage clients’ expectations. The solutions he gives are fresh and makes one see things in different perspective”.

Adlin Abdul Majid is recognised for her expertise in information and communications technology and has also been active advising on the Malaysian Competition Act 2010.

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