02 Nov 2015

Christopher & Lee Ong expands technology, data protection and intellectual property practices

Christopher & Lee Ong (CLO) today announced the expansion of its technology, data protection and intellectual property capabilities through a merger with the practices of boutique firms, Haryati Deepak and Kandiah & Sri.

Haryati Deepak, a well-recognised technology and data protection practice, has joined CLO from 1 November 2015 while Kandiah & Sri, which is active in the field of intellectual property, will come on board on 1 December 2015.

Lee Hock Chye, Joint Managing Partner at Christopher & Lee Ong, said: “We are delighted to welcome Haryati Deepak and Kandiah & Sri to the team. I have no doubt we will benefit considerably from the depth of their experience in technology, data protection and intellectual property, and they will position Christopher & Lee Ong to provide comprehensive counsel across different areas of expertise.”

Christopher & Lee Ong, a full service law firm, is active in the areas of commercial & civil litigation, arbitration, admiralty & shipping, projects, corporate M&A, banking & finance, and competition.

CLO will expand its current staff strength of 55 practising lawyers to 61 following the latest move. Deepak Pillai from Haryati Deepak will head the technology and data protection practice and Sri Sarguna Raj from Kandiah & Sri will helm CLO’s intellectual property practice.

Haryati Deepak is a recognised Malaysian technology-focused commercial law firm in the dynamic and rapidly evolving fields of information and communications technology law and data protection. It practices exclusively in the areas of information technology, data protection, e-commerce, telecommunications, media, and intellectual property. Haryati Deepak is recognised by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and AsiaLaw Profiles as being in the top tier of Malaysia's leading IT & telecommunications law firms, while its partners are noted for their work on many complex technology transactions within Malaysia and regionally.

Kandiah & Sri is a boutique Malaysian law firm which is focused in the protection and resolution of issues relating to intellectual property rights as well as contractual and commercial transactions. The partners of the firm are noted for their work in relation to disputes relating to patents, trade mark, copyright, privacy and trade secrets, industrial designs, geographical indications, advertising and domain names and also various aspects of enforcement of intellectual property rights, including anti-counterfeiting.

Deepak Pillai said: “We are pleased to join CLO and look forward to working in an enlarged practice. The larger scale allows us to attend to multiple projects that we would not have had the bandwidth to pursue previously and allows us to cater to the other legal needs of our clientele. It is an exciting time for us and with technology playing an ever-increasing role in business as well as our lives, we see many opportunities ahead.”

Sri Sarguna Raj added: “We look forward to expanding CLO’s practice in IP, one of the fastest growing areas today, and to offering our clients a fuller suite of capabilities both in Malaysia and the region.”

CLO is part of the Rajah & Tann Asia legal network, one of Southeast Asia’s largest providers of legal services, with more than 500 lawyers in 10 offices across nine countries.


About Christopher & Lee Ong – www.christopherleeong.com

Formed in 2013 as the result of a merger between three Malaysian law firms, Christopher & Lee Ong is led by a senior team of Malaysia-qualified partners who have accumulated considerable experience over the years in the Malaysian legal market.