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Shook Lin & Bok

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Managing Partner: Mr Michael C M Soo
Number of partners: 21
Number of lawyers: 46
Languages: Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil

Firm Overview:
Established in 1918, Shook Lin & Bok is one of the largest law firms in Malaysia and the oldest law firm of local origin in the country. Over the years, the firm’s practice has evolved into a leading full service firm, offering a comprehensive range of legal services spanning the globe. Shook Lin & Bok has distinguished itself in its commitment to high standards of professionalism and integrity, building on its heritage of continuous learning by investing in the development of its human resources, team of legal practitioners and infrastructural resources for the benefit of its clients. The firm currently has 17 departments representing major practice areas, which combine in a complementary and multidisciplinary practice.

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution:
The formidable team of litigators in this department is regularly rated as being first tier in terms of dispute resolution. Partners have appeared in many landmark cases.
Key Contact: Romesh Abraham/Yoong Sin Min
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Banking & Finance/Islamic Finance:
The department handles all areas of transactions and products relating to conventional and Islamic finance.
Key Contact: Jalalullail Othman
Email: [email protected]

Building, Construction & Engineering:
The department advises clients on major deals and projects. The services provided range from advisory and documentation to dispute resolution via litigation, arbitration, adjudication and other alternative dispute resolutions.
Key Contact: Lam Ko Luen
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property, IT & Licensing:
The top-tiered department handles all matters relating to trademarks, patents and designs, the protection, subsistence, ownership and assignment of copyrights.
Key Contact: Michael C M Soo
Email: [email protected]

Corporate:
The highly experienced department is helmed by well respected senior partners. Services include, advisory and drafting of documentation relating to issuance and listing of securities on the Malaysian stock exchange, M&A and takeovers.
Key Contact: Ivan Ho Yue Chan
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate, Commercial & Conveyancing:
The firm enjoys a strong reputation in providing services in relation to all areas of transactions including advisory and documentation services for all conveyancing matters as well as government concessions.
Key Contact: Khong Mei Lin
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Anti-Trust Law:
The department provides a broad range of services with respect to competition law including advisory work, compliance audit as well as representation before the Malaysia Competition Commission.
Key Contact: Michael C M Soo
Email: [email protected]

Insurance:
The experienced team provides advisory and litigation services in all areas. Sectors include general, life, motor, industrial, maritime and aviation, construction, risk, product liability, workmen’s compensation insurance claims.
Key Contact: Lam Ko Luen
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Industrial Disputes:
The firm has a strong employment practice and partners have a good reputation for handling disputes. The practice also includes work in advisory and litigation.
Key Contact: Romesh Abraham
Email: [email protected]

International & Domestic Arbitration:
The firm’s arbitration practice also has a sterling reputation, covering all areas of arbitration including construction, oil and gas, insurance and commercial matters, both locally and internationally.
Key Contact: Lam Ko Luen
Email: [email protected]

Family, Probate & Trusts:
The department handles a wide range of family matters, including advice and legal representation.
Key Contact: Romesh Abraham
Email: [email protected]

Loan & Debt Restructuring:
The team regularly advises various stakeholders on all forms of debt restructuring and settlement. Partners in this practice have extensive experience in the sale of distressed debts.
Key Contact: Khong Mei Lin
Email: [email protected]

Technology, Multimedia & Telecommunications (‘TMT’):
The department provides tailored legal services for clients in the technology, multimedia and telecommunications industries.
Key Contact: Ivan Ho Yue Chan
Email: [email protected]

Shipping & Maritime:
The team provides amongst others, all aspects of ship mortgages and enforcement; shipowner and shipbuilder disputes as well as other commercial disputes within the industry.
Key Contact: Chan Kok Keong
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 2 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Shook Lin & Bok wins IFN Deal of the Year Award 2018!

Hoh Kiat Ching

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Announcement of New Managing Partner and Deputy Managing Partner 2019

Romesh Abraham, Michael Soo

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