04 Jan 2022

Christopher & Lee Ong strengthens its Capital Markets Practice

Christopher & Lee Ong (“ "CLO"”),  a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, strengthens its Capital Markets practice with the addition of new partners, Annette Soh and Daphne Lam, and their team of lawyers.

Annette joins the Capital Market Practice as co-head, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the field of equity capital markets, acquisitions and disposals, mergers and demergers and joint ventures. She began her career at a prominent law firm in Malaysia, where she grew her expertise in corporate finance and general litigation before focusing her practice on capital markets. Annette has advised on many notable initial public offerings (IPO) and corporate exercises over the years. She was also involved in the drafting of the Malaysia Equity Capital Markets Due Diligence Guide. Annette is a member of the Bar Council Corporate and Commercial Law Committee (CCLC) and she heads the Securities Commission Sub-Committee.

Daphne brings extensive experience in this field, having successfully advised on numerous IPOs as well as equity and debt securities offerings. She has advised clients from a wide range of industries from industrial automation solutions providers, to those in the construction and manufacturing industries, in relation to their corporate exercises. Daphne’s expertise also extends to matters involving takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, commercial property transactions, and joint ventures.

Annette and Daphne’s admission to the partnership of CLO is timely as the appetite for IPOs in the Malaysian market continues to grow. Despite the turbulence caused by the global pandemic, Malaysia's capital market has seen 24 IPO listings as of 15 November 2021, with others in the pipeline  for  2022.  Co-headed  by  Managing  Partner,  Yon  See  Ting, CLO’s  reputable  Capital Markets practice group is strengthened with the addition of Annette and Daphne as well as their dedicated team of associates joining with them. 

Annette commented on her new role, saying, “It is an absolute privilege and a great honour to have been asked to take on this role, and I look forward to co-heading the Capital Markets practice with  See  Ting. Together  with  CLO’s  existing  team,  we  aim  to  strengthen  the  Capital  Markets practice and bring great value to our clients.”

Managing Partner, Yon See Ting, said, “We are delighted to have Annette and Daphne join our team, as each brings with them their own unique capabilities and experience which, when pooled together with our existing ECM and DCM teams, will enable us to provide our clients with a full range  of  equity  and  debt  capital  market  services.  Having  Annette  as  co-head  of  our  Capital Markets Group will definitely bolster and strengthen Christopher & Lee Ong’s Capital Markets Practice Group.”

CLO is pleased to strengthen its Capital Markets practice to better serve its clients, and to meet market demands.

About Christopher & Lee Ong – www.christopherleeong.com

Christopher & Lee Ong, a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, is one of Malaysia’s respected law firms, led by a senior team of partners who have accumulated considerable experience over the years in the Malaysian legal services market. We provide high quality legal advice to clients across the commercial spectrum with extensive experience in handling complex advisory transactions and disputes.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 800 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.