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Shook Lin & Bok

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Managing Partner: Mr Michael C M Soo
Number of partners: 22
Number of lawyers: 40
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, and has built 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 16 departments representing major practice areas, which combine in a complementary and multidisciplinary practice.

Main Areas of Practice:

General & Civil Litigation:
The formidable team of litigators in this department is regularly rated as being first tier in terms of dispute resolution. Partners have handled high profile civil and public law cases.
Key Contact: Romesh Abraham
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance Litigation:
The department handles advisory work and disputes relating to conventional and Islamic finance, investment banking, international trade finance, and insolvencies. Partners have appeared in many landmark cases.
Key Contact: Yoong Sin Min
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]

Banking & Finance/Real Estate, Commercial & Conveyancing:
The firm enjoys a strong reputation in throughout the field providing services across all areas of banking and finance. Work includes advisory and documentation services for all conveyancing matters including government concessions.
Key Contact: Lai Wing Yong
Email: [email protected]

Islamic Finance:
An acclaimed team provides services such as deal structuring, formulation of concept papers and identification of Shariah parameters in Islamic finance transactions and products.
Key Contact: Jalalullail Othman
Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Shipping:
The experienced team provides advisory and litigation services in all areas. Sectors include general and life insurance, maritime and aviation, professional indemnity and product liability.
Key Contact: Romesh Abraham
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]

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]