History

Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong was founded in 1999 during the depths of the Asian Financial Crisis. The founder partners were part of the regional cross-border team of a leading law firm in South East Asia with experience in cross-border investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. From 2001 to 2011, the Firm was affiliated with Deacons, an international law firm operating across many jurisdictions within Asia Pacific region. From an initial team of 3 founder partners in 1999, the Firm has prospered and grown to 47 lawyers comprising a Consultant, 10 partners and 36 associates today.

In March 2011, the Firm appointed as consultant Mr Michael Lim, a former senior partner of Shearn Delamore and one of Malaysia’s most senior and experienced corporate lawyers who has handled some of the biggest takeover fights and most complex M&A transactions in Malaysian corporate history.

The Firm, with seasoned and experienced lawyers well versed with the needs of businesses through booms, busts and economic recovery, advises foreign investors, multinational companies, foreign law firms, SMEs and industrial conglomerates, public listed companies, government linked companies, commercial, investment and Islamic banks, stockbroking companies, insurance and reinsurance companies etc. on complex business transactions and dispute resolution. In cross cultural deals, our English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia and Japanese language capabilities facilitate clear and open communication.

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