IFLR 1000 (2019) 

Banking and finance – Tier 3
Capital markets – Tier 3
Power (previously energy) – Tier 1
Infrastructure – Tier 1
Mergers and acquisitions – Tier 3
Oil and Gas – Tier 1

Leading Lawyers:
Christopher Lee (Market leader) - Banking, Energy and infrastructure, M&A, Project finance
Chor Jack (Rising star) - Banking
Eileen Yeoh (Highly regarded) - Project development
Lee Hock Chye (Notable practitioner) - Banking, Real estate acquisitions
Shemane Chan (Highly regarded) - Energy and Infrastructure, Project development

A part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network, Christopher & Lee Ong has a diversified practice but is best known for its focus on project development, especially in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

The M&A team has been busy during the research period and has worked on deals in sectors including real estate, technology and consumer goods. A highlight deal saw the firm acting for Top Glove Corporation in the acquisition of Aspion. Another interesting work example saw the firm act for Valeo in the acquisition of the entire and issued paid-up share capital of Precico Electronics.

In the project space, the firm advised Tadau Energy on the entire transaction, up to the financial close, of the development of a photovoltaic power plant in East Malaysia. Additionally, the firm advised Coca Cola Bottlers on a lease agreement for solar photovoltaic equipment and the designing and construction of a special purpose warehouse.

A staffing change saw the departure of banking and finance partner Jenny Hong.

Key clients include Coca Cola Bottlers, Ireka Corporation, Top Glove Corporation, Scatec Solar, and Tadau Energy.

Client feedback
"Experienced, knowledgeable. Attentive and quick to address client's needs. Able to provide workable solutions and legal advice promptly." - Project development

"The lawyers are professional, trustworthy and knowledgeable. Execute the work on time and efficiently." - Project development

"We work with Jack Chor, who has always gone out of his way to provide us with the most timely and cost-effective advice. Jack goes that extra step for his clients, whether its basic corporate work or dealing with regulators on a complicated transaction." - Project development, Restructuring and insolvency

Jack Chor
"Experience, knowledgeable, attentive and quick to address the client's needs. Able to provide workable solutions and legal advice promptly. Professional, approachable and friendly."

Eileen Yeoh 
"She's knowledgeable and smart and always protecting our interests as the clients. She delivers the work efficiently and meets our expectation."