03 Apr 2019

Yon See Ting and Ong Chee Kwan named Joint Managing Partners of Christopher & Lee Ong

• Lee Hock Chye continues to practise in real estate, banking and finance and corporate law
• Attracting and retaining talented lawyers and business professionals remains a key priority

Christopher & Lee Ong, a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, announced the appointment of Ms Yon See Ting and Mr Ong Chee Kwan as Joint Managing Partners with effect from 1 April 2019.

Ms Yon and Mr Ong succeed Mr Lee Hock Chye, who handed over the reins after more than five years at the helm. Mr Lee will remain in practice in the field of real estate, banking and finance and corporate law in Malaysia, and as Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann (Laos) Sole Co., Ltd.

Mr Lee and fellow partner Mr Christopher Lee were pivotal to the inception and subsequent integration of Christopher & Lee Ong in July 2013. Formed via a merger of several Malaysian law firms, Christopher & Lee Ong has doubled in size and is recognised among the leading law firms in Malaysia. The partners of Christopher & Lee Ong are consistently featured in The Legal 500 – Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific. Most recently, Christopher & Lee Ong garnered the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year and the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year at the 6th Annual Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2019.

Reflecting on his time as the Managing Partner, Mr Lee shared: “The formative years were challenging, and I am proud to have guided the Firm through the transition. I am grateful for the generous support and commitment by my fellow partners and colleagues in uniting the Firm’s culture, ethos and operation towards a common goal.

“Our people are our greatest asset, and I am confident that everyone will be fully behind our new Joint Managing Partners as they take our Firm forward to greater success,” Mr Lee added.

Mr Ong shared: “It is characteristic of Hock Chye to lead with a big heart and a long-term vision. He foresaw the need to groom successors and embed new talent throughout the Firm. He instilled a balanced, inclusive and people-first work environment that has allowed us to attract and retain top talent of lawyers and business professionals. We are thankful for the solid foundation he has laid in positioning our Firm as an employer of choice in Malaysia.”

Ms Yon echoed the need for top talent in helping clients navigate a dynamic and complex region in the world: “As a member of one of the largest legal networks in Southeast Asia with over 750 fee earners, Christopher & Lee Ong will continue to grow its expertise and operations in tandem with Rajah & Tann Asia. We will continue to strengthen our structure and discipline to be at the forefront of all emerging areas of law in Malaysia. As clients continue to face an increasingly challenging business environment, we will remain focused on delivering quality and commercially astute legal advice while deepening our industry expertise.”

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 750 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.