03 Apr 2023

Kuok Yew Chen appointed as new Managing Partner of Christopher & Lee Ong

Christopher & Lee Ong ("CLO"), a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia ("RTA" ), is pleased to announce the appointment of Kuok Yew Chen as Managing Partner with effect from 1 April 2023.

Yew Chen succeeds Yon See Ting, who handed over the reins after four years at the helm. See Ting will continue in her Corporate M&A practice and to head the Firm’s Competition and Anti-trust Practice Group.

Reflecting on her time as the Managing Partner, See Ting shared, “It has been my privilege to lead a group of talented and dedicated professionals for the past four years and together, we have not only surmounted the challenges posed by Covid-19 but have positioned CLO to be able to meet any future challenges”.

During her tenure as Managing Partner, See Ting prioritised a balanced, inclusive, and people-first work environment that allowed us to attract and retain top talent lawyers and business professionals. She also laid a solid foundation in governance and industry expertise for CLO, which translated to new practice areas being introduced to meet growing client needs, as well as ensuring clients have a safe pair of hands for their transactions and business ventures.

Stepping into the role of Managing Partner, Yew Chen brings with him valuable experience and knowledge in both legal practice and management, and is known for his strategic vision, strong relationships with clients, and ability to drive growth and innovation.

Yew Chen commented on his new appointment, saying, “CLO has grown to over 100 fee earners since its inception 10 years ago. The challenge ahead would be to maintain the momentum and growth given local and global headwinds. However, I am cautiously optimistic that, together with my colleagues at CLO and RTA, and the invaluable support of our clients and business partners, we will be able to build on the solid foundations laid over the last decade, and continue to grow from strength to strength”.

Yew Chen’s appointment comes at an exciting time for CLO and Malaysia, as the country’s new Government introduces measures to stimulate the economy and bring the nation to the next level in today’s demanding global landscape. Under his leadership and with the support of the Firm’s partners and employees, CLO is well-positioned to continue its growth and success to better serve clients, whilst continuing to nurture its culture of dedication, integrity and results.

About Christopher & Lee Ong – www.christopherleeong.com

Christopher & Lee Ong, a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, is one of Malaysia’s largest full service law firms. Over the last decade, we have been dedicated to providing pragmatic legal advice to clients across the commercial spectrum, with a team that has extensive experience handling complex 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, providing 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.