IFLR 1000 (2016)

Banking and finance - Tier 3
Capital markets - Tier 3
Energy - Tier 1

Infrastructure - Tier 1
Oil and Gas - Tier 1
Mergers and acquisitions - Tier 4

Leading Lawyers: 
Shemane Chan -  Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development
Christopher Lee - Corporate and M&A, Energy & Infrastructure, Banking, Project Finance 

Christopher & Lee Ong continues to be a force in the energy and infrastructure areas. Lawyers of note include managing partner Christopher Lee. Partner David Ong Chan Tong who was mentioned in last year’s review left the firm in June 2014. The firm’s association with Singaporean law firm Rajah & Tann in the same year broadened its presence in and beyond Malaysia. Partner Shemane Chan who specialises in construction & projects, and energy and resources supports the Christopher & Lee Ong team out of the Rajah & Tann office in Singapore. 

In infrastructure, the firm continues to advise 1MDB Estate as the master developer of the Tun Razak Exchange development – which is set to become Malaysia’s first international financial district with specialist infrastructure projects worth RM26 billion.

In transportation, Christopher & Lee Ong is also involved with the Light Rail Transit Line 3 project in the drafting, negotiating and finalising of related documents, and advising on the tender exercise.

Best known for its energy work, the firm is acting on behalf of the Energy Commission of Malaysia regarding its competitive bidding process in procuring new power generation capacities to meet forecasted energy demand between 2016 and 2019.

Christopher & Lee Ong is also no stranger to advising on renewable energy projects. Client Sun Edison mandated the firm in undertaking several solar photovoltaic projects under the current feed-in tariff system introduced by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia. The firm also represented Malaysian renewable energy company Getsol in the building, commissioning and operating of a 150MW solar photovoltaic power plant.

In recent months, the firm has also completed a project between Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation in establishing the first integrated oil country tubular goods supply.