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MANAGING PARTNER

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DATO’ EDWARD NG BOON SIONG, LL.B. (Hons.), LLM (Corporate)

graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia with a First-Class honours law degree and University of Malaya. A Rector’s List student, he managed to rise to the top 1 overall ranking out of 513 students in the university’s law faculty. He was also bestowed with the award of Best Student in Company Law and Best Oralist in the university’s law mooting competition. Such excellent academic records and advocacy skills have propelled him into a fulfilling career path as a Federal Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers Malaysia, a Prosecuting Officer in the Securities Commission Malaysia till his present profession as a lawyer.

He is also the co-author of the book entitled “Know Your Rights: Surviving the Legal Maze in Malaysia” which was published on 28 April 2012.

 


Qualifications

Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) (First Class), IIUM

Master of Laws (Corporate), University of Malaya

eMBA, Peking University (Beijing, China)

A Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) Candidate


Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Criminal Defence, Corporate Advisory and Construction Litigation


Professional Experience

☛ Successfully prosecuted Raja Noor Asma in the Securities Commission case of FX Capital in 2010. The case involved a sum of more than RM100 million. On 10 January 2010, she was sentenced to a total of 120 years in jail and fined RM5million for swindling over 4,000 investors in an illegal investment scheme;

☛ Successfully brought charges against Chong Yuk Ming and Balachandran A/L A. Shanmugam for failing to register a prospectus with the Securities Commission in relation to the issuance of Redeemable Preference Shares by Bestino Group Berhad (“Bestino”) in 2010. The offence was alleged to have been committed between 3 November 2008 and 16 June 2009 at Bestino’s office in Ipoh, Perak. Bestino is believed to have solicited approximately RM400 million from the issuance of redeemable preference shares to over 6000 individuals; and

☛ Acting for Lee Koon Huat against the criminal charge brought by the Securities Commission in relation to Axis Incorporation Berhad.

☛ Successfully won a counterclaim filed in a construction case at the High Court for a top Malaysian piling contractor.

☛ Successfully obtained a Consent Judgment for a client in a Sale & Purchase transaction matter.

☛ Successfully secured a settlement sum of more than one million ringgit malaysia (RM1 million) in a construction case for a subsidiary of a reputable Public Listed company in the mining/quarry industry.

☛ Successfully secured a settlement sum of more than five million ringgit malaysia (RM5 million) in a construction case for a subsidiary of a reputable Public Listed company in the mining/quarry industry.

☛ Successfully reduced a charge related to offences under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

☛ Successful appeals and revision matters in High Court and Court of Appeal.

☛ Corporate advisory and consultation works for several listed and non-listed corporations and organisations.

☛ Representing several investors in the recent Bank Negara Malaysia investigation on the controversial Genneva Malaysia Sdn Bhd which involved more than 35,000 investors and RM 10 billion worth of investments.

☛    specialize in construction litigation, dispute resolution and corporate crime related matters.

☛        represented landowners in various land acquisition by MRT and LRT.


 


SENIOR PARTNER

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JASON NG KAU, LL.B. (Hons.) London, CLP,

graduated from the University of London. He is a management expert with more than 30 years of vast experiences in legal advisory and corporate governance matters with solid administrative, managerial and leadership qualities in large public-listed companies. His legal specialisation is mainly focused on areas of employment law, corporate-related matters, construction law and commercial contract law.

He is also the co-author of the book entitled “Know Your Rights: Surviving the Legal Maze in Malaysia” which was published on 28 April 2012.

 


Qualifications

Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) University of London
Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP)


Areas of Practice

Corporate Advisory, Employment Law and Construction Law


Professional Experience

☛ Successfully assisted a client in obtaining leave for judicial review in a compulsory land acquisition by the Government of Malaysia to pave way for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project which involves estimated cost of over RM50 billion. Recently, the case has reached an amicable settlement where a Mutual Agreement has been signed by the landowners and the MRT Corp;

☛ Served as Group Head of Legal Department and Legal Advisors in various public-listed corporations on Bursa Malaysia ranging from a wide array of industries; and

☛ Acting for several developers and construction-related industry.


 SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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SYAIFUL NAZRIN MOHD RAHIM                

LLB (HONS), MASTERS IN COMPARATIVE LAW (MCL)

graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2007 with distinction and further secured Master’s degree at the same academic institution. He started his career as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in February 2008 with the Attorney-General’s Chambers Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and had been substantially involved in the prosecution of general crimes and commercial crimes in Mahkamah Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

Due to his solid background in commercial crime and litigation, he was then offered a place in the Prosecution and Civil Enforcement, Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) in 2010 as the Prosecuting Officer. He has vast experience in conducting criminal trial of the capital market offences and civil enforcement. He was one of the prosecutors who prosecuted one of the SC’s prominent case, i.e  Transmile Bhd.

Later in 2012, he was transferred to the Market Oversight Business Group under the Authorisation & Licensing Department to oversee the advisory group and heading the Legal Unit for all licensing related matters in term of non-compliance with the SC’s licensing rules, liaison officer for SC and Bursa licensing matters, issuing show cause, fines, suspension and termination of the licensed representatives.

While holding the position as a Manager at the Authorisation & Licensing Department, he majorly involved in the revamping of the Licensing Handbook and becoming one of the drafter.

 

Qualifications

 

  1. Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya, Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) IIUM;
  2. Masters in Comparative Laws (MCL) IIUM; and
  3. Called to the Bar on 27 March 2010.

 

Professional Experience

 

☛    Prosecuting General Crimes and Commercial Crimes cases as the Deputy Public Prosecutor of the Attorney’s General Chambers, Malaysia;

 

☛    Prosecuting Capital Market related offences such as false representation of account, Insider Dealing, Rolling-over, Unlicensed trading, etc;

 

☛    Pro tem Committee for the New Establishment of ‘The Capital Market Compensation Fund Corporation 2012’ (“CMC”) and benchmarking exercise;

 

☛    Drafter for the CMC’s Rule Book, guidelines and claim procedures;

 

☛   One of the drafters in the revamping exercise of the Licensing Handbook;

 

☛   Authorisation & Licensing Committee for the ‘Graduate Representatives Programme 1000’, under the Capital Market Talent Development; and

 

☛   Speaker for issues related to licensing requirements, legal matters for internal and external parties.

 

 

 CONSULTANT

NG HONG CHAI

 

Ng Hong Chai is an experienced practicing lawyer at the age of 71. He was formerly the director of Malaysian Pineapple Board prior to his admission to the Bar. He has been practicing since 1993 and he is part of our firm serving as a consultant (partner). He has vast and wide exposure in the handling of conveyancing works due to his decade long experience in the preparation of loan documentations.

 

Qualifications

 

  1. Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya, Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) University of London;
  2. Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP); and
  3. Called to the Bar on 17 September 1993


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