IZA NG YEOH & KIT
established 1992
Advocates & Solicitors
Trade Mark, Patent, Industrial
Design Agents
Notary Public
Commissioner for Oaths
Mediators

Our People

  • Partners

  • Yeoh Chong Keng
  • Jory Leong Kam Weng
  • Veronica Chong Swee Har
  • Barry Goh Meng Yew
  • Cynthia Lim Siew Leng
  • Cheong Yeok Lan
  • Norima Osman
  • Hasmaliza Othman
  • Wong Wen Yen
  • Consultants

  • Ng Seng Kiok
  • Izabella de Silva
  • Ho Chee Kit
Yeoh Chong Keng

Email: ckyeoh@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Business and Corporate Services
Cross-Border Transactions
Financial Services
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Experience
Yeoh Chong Keng, the Managing Partner of the Firm was called to the English Bar in 1980. Prior to practising law, he served as an officer in the Royal Malaysian Police Force.

He is an experienced litigator specialising in land, commercial and banking litigation and has represented corporations and financial institutions in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

He has acted as counsel for the Government of Hong Kong in several matters in Malaysia, most notable of which was the Bumiputra Malaysia Finance (BMF) and Ka Wah Bank cases. In addition he has intimate knowledge of industrial law, building and construction law and has been involved in arbitration proceedings concerning construction contracts.

He has considerable experience and knowledge in corporate work involving listing, restructuring, takeovers and reverse takeovers, management buy-out, boardroom strategy and company related matters. He is familiar and conversant with corporate, securities and banking laws and related government and fiscal policies and approvals. He acts as legal advisor and counsel for numerous local and international corporations in Malaysia and sits on the board and audit committee of several public-listed companies.

He is a registered trade marks agent with the Malaysian Register of Trade Marks Agents.

He is also a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths, and is a qualified mediator on the panel of the Malaysian Mediation Centre, Bar Council Malaysia and that of LEADR, Australia.

Jory Leong Kam Weng

Email: joryleong@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Securities and Capital Markets
Business and Corporate Services
Cross-Border Transactions
Technology

Experience
Jory Leong joined the Firm as a partner in July 1999.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Monash University, Australia in 1986 and 1988 respectively. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He sits on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of two companies listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He is also a certified mediator on the panel of the Malaysian Mediation Centre, Bar Council Malaysia.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1989 and was in legal practice for 3 years, after which he joined TA Enterprise Berhad, a company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, as the Group Legal Manager in February 1992.

Since late 1993, he was assigned by the company to identify, analyse and negotiate on behalf of the TA Group various investment opportunities and acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific region including Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Canada and South Africa.

Jory Leong was the General Manager / Director of Credit Leasing Corporation Sdn Bhd, a company providing mezzanine financing for corporate acquisitions from 1995 to 1997 prior to being seconded to the Philippines as Executive Director of TA Bank of the Philippines Inc in 1997.

Jory Leong returned to Malaysia in May 1998 upon being promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer of TA Securities Berhad, the flagship company of the TA Group. During his tenure with the TA Group, he was also appointed as director of various subsidiaries of the TA Group.

Jory Leong is well-versed in corporate and securities laws, corporate acquisitions, business mergers, corporate governance, guidelines and regulations of the Securities Commission of Malaysia and the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He has presented papers at several conferences within and outside Malaysia.

Veronica Chong Swee Har

Email: veronicachong@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Commercial and Property Services
Financial Services
Private Client Services

Experience
Veronica Chong was in the teaching profession for more than twenty years until she was called to the Malaysia Bar in 1992. She manages the Kajang branch of the Firm.

She has extensive experience in all kinds of property transactions involving individuals and corporations, both in housing projects and the secondary market, including sale and purchase of properties disposed of in auctions as well as leases and tenancies. She has also acted and advised on matters in relation to housing projects and joint ventures in respect of development of housing and commercial properties and a variety of commercial contracts.

Veronica is also experienced in financial and banking matters relating to bridging financing for property development, financing for purchase of properties and for other purposes, by individuals and corporations both in traditional banking as well as Islamic banking and represents many of the major banks in Malaysia. She is very familiar with the requirements and the documentation for the housing loan approved by the government of Malaysia. She has advised on matters concerning the adequacy of the security as well as the enforcement of the security of the loan documents.

Veronica is also familiar with estate matters including applications for Grant of Probate and Grant of Letters of Administration and distribution of estates as well as matters relating to trust. She is also very experienced in will drafting.


Barry Goh Meng Yew

Email: barrygoh@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Franchising Services
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Experience
Barry Goh was called to the Malaysian Bar in February, 1995.

He has a wide and varied practice in civil litigation and contested matters relating to banking and commercial law, defamation, commercial fraud and conspiracy, corporate law, tort, labour, industrial and employment law, bankruptcy and corporation liquidation litigation, building construction, compulsory acquisition, real property, intellectual and industrial property law, securities law, commercial and residential tenancies, and contested probate and administration litigation.

He is registered to practise as a registered patent agent with the Malaysian Register of Patent Agents, a registered trade marks agent with the Malaysian Register of Trade Mark Agents and a registered industrial designs agent with the Malaysian Register of Industrial Designs Agents. He was a beneficiary of a scholarship by the Japanese Patent Office to study in the field of intellectual property law in 1997.

Barry Goh was invited for two consecutive years to lecture to candidates for registration as Patent Agents by the Malaysian Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) as one of the lecturers preparing candidates for the Patent Agent Examinations. He was again invited to do so when the said course and patent examinations resumed in 2004 after a hiatus of a number of years.

He was invited by the Bar Council to speak as their panel speaker on the new Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act 2000 (Malaysia) in their Intellectual Property Seminar for 2001 in March 2001. He was also invited as a speaker by the Asia Business Forum for their Protecting and Managing Your Intellectual Property Conference 2002.

He has acted for a number of years as the Honorary Treasurer of the Licensing Executives Society Malaysia, which is the Malaysian chapter of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), and is also a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), the Asean Intellectual Property Association (AIPA) and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA).

Barry Goh also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Cynthia Lim Siew Leng

Email: cynthialim@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Commercial and Property Services
Financial Services
Private Client Services

Experience
Cynthia Lim Siew Leng was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1992 and subsequently to the Malaysian Bar in July 1993.

She has acted and advised on numerous property-related transactions including residential, commercial and retail property projects, sale and purchase of properties of various types in the secondary market involving both individuals and corporations, acquisition of properties disposed in auctions and drafting of wills. She has also advised on a wide range of matters pertaining to property development, leasing and tenancies of residential, commercial and retail properties which include complexes.

She is familiar with and has extensive experience of banking and finance matters including bridging financing and end financing for property development, financing required for acquisition of properties as well as re-financing, restructuring and rehabilitation of credit facilities and security arrangements and financing required by corporations for various purposes. She has advised on matters pertaining to adequacy and enforcement of security, manner and types of securities, regulatory procedures and the relevant legislation governing banking and finance in Malaysia.

She has taught and facilitated discussions in training sessions involving legal issues for a major local bank in Malaysia.

Cheong Yeok Lan

Email: yeoklan@inyk.com

Areas of Practice
Commercial and Property Services
Financial Services
Business and Corporate Services
Private Client Services

Experience
Cheong Yeok Lan was called to the Malaysian Bar in October 1996.

She has acted and advised on various aspects of successful property projects and launches and joint ventures. She also has extensive experience in advising on matters pertaining to a wide variety of general conveyancing matters including sale and purchase of shares, commercial, industrial and residential properties including purchases of properties at auctions, tenancies and drafting of wills.

Yeok Lan also has wide experience in banking and finance matters relating to bridging finance for property development, restructuring of existing facilities, financing purchase of properties and represents most major banks based in Malaysia. She is also familiar with the documentation in respect of government loans.

She has handled corporate matters relating to the listing of companies onto the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, conducting due diligence in listing and take-over of companies, restructuring of companies, employee share option schemes, bonus issues, transfer to the Main Board, share buy-back, acquisition and disposal of assets.

Yeok Lan has also acted for clients in matters relating to statements in lieu of prospectus and trust deeds relating to golf clubs, probate and administration.

She also has provided training in legal and security matters for a major local bank.

Norima Osman

Email: norima@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Commercial and Property Services
Financial Services
Private Client Services

Experience
Norima was called to the Malaysian Bar in September 2001.

She handles various aspects of property development and conveyancing related matters including sale and purchase transaction in respect of residential, retail and commercial properties involving either individuals or corporations of local or foreign interests. She has also acted in matters relating to acquisition of properties in auctions, tenancies and drafting of wills.

She is familiar with banking and finance related matters relating to asset based financing, refinancing and restructuring of credit facilities to accommodate individuals and corporations for various purposes. She is also familiar with government loan documentations and legal procedures.
Hasmaliza Othman

Email: hasmalizaothman@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

 

Experience
Hasmaliza was called to the Malaysian Bar in June, 2000.

She has wide and varied experience in civil litigation and contested matters relating to banking and commercial law, industrial and employment law, insolvency law and family law. She has represented clients as counsel in the lower courts, High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

She has also established good and cordial relationship with government ministries and law enforcement agencies and is extremely well versed with government and local council policies and regulations. She has in-depth knowledge of anti-money laundering and corporate laws in Malaysia.

Wong Wen Yen

Email: wenyenwong@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Commercial and Property Services
Financial Services
Private Client Services

Experience
Wong Wen Yen was called to the Malaysian Bar in November 2003.

Her areas of practice includes dealing with conveyancing and banking matters, including sale and purchase of residential, commercial and retail properties, tenancies, and banking and finance matters relating to asset based financing. She is also well versed both in advising and drafting joint-venture agreements, technical assistance agreements and collaboration agreements.

Apart from the above, she has working knowledge of corporate and banking laws which serves her well in the drafting and preparation of share sale, shareholders and management buy-out agreements.

She also handles probate and administration of estate matters which includes the drafting of wills, applications for Grant of Probate, Grants of Letters of Administration, resealing of foreign Grants and distribution of estates pertaining to movable and immovable assets.

She has also assisted in corporate matters, including conducting due diligence relating to the listing of companies on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Ng Seng Kiok

Email: nsk@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration Services
Commercial and Property Services
Financial Services
Private Client Services

Experience
Ng Seng Kiok was called to the English Bar in 1967 and has been in practice in Malaysia since 1968. He is very experienced in a variety of corporate and commercial work including trust and estates, conveyancing including acquisitions and disposals and legislation in relation to all land matters, housing and property development, government compulsory acquisitions and joint ventures for development of housing and commercial properties and banking matters including syndication and project financing which cover applications to relevant governmental authorities for approvals.

He serves as legal advisor to a number of associations and is a qualified mediator on the panel of mediators at the Malaysian Mediation Centre, Bar Council Malaysia.

He is a very active member of the Malaysian Bar. He has served many years in the Selangor and Federal Territory Bar Committee as Committee Member, Secretary and Chairman and in the Bar Council as Council Member and as Treasurer. He has also served for many years and is still serving in the various committees of the Bar Council of Malaysia.

He was appointed a member of the Rent Tribunal and the De-Control Tribunal in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur for many years. He has also been appointed to the Homebuyers Claim Tribunal and the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.

He is a founder partner of the Firm and retired in May 2001 and is presently a consultant of the Firm.

Izabella de Silva

Email: ids@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration Services
Commercial and Property Services
Private Client Services

 

Experience
Izabella de Silva was admitted as a barrister to the English Bar in 1970. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor to the Malaysian Bar in 1979 and in 1991 was admitted as an advocate and solicitor to the Supreme Court of Singapore.

She is an experienced litigator and has had the conduct of several arbitrations and a variety of Court litigation cases particularly in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court in Malaysia, 16 of the cases in which she represented Banks, Corporations, Liquidators and Receivers and which she conducted in these Courts have been cited as authorities in the Malaysian Law Reports.

Her area of expertise lies in Corporate Insolvency which includes advice to Receivers and Managers and Liquidators on the conduct of receiverships and Liquidation of companies, she is also known for her skill in conducting litigation in this field as well as in rescue schemes of companies. It is in this field that her economics, accountancy and taxation background has been of great benefit.

Apart from corporate litigation, she also has experience in building contract and commercial litigation (including commercial frauds), trusts and estates, bank foreclosures, insurance and banking matters as well as personal disputes and a variety of joint ventures, transfers of technology and other commercial matters.

She was involved in drafting amendments to the Finance Acts and the Companies Act in London in 1970’s and in formulating drafts of various Acts, Bills and Subsidiary Legislation in Malaysia in 1980’s.

She has presented papers at a conference in Singapore on Energy Law – the Malaysian perspective, and in Kuala Lumpur on the Law of Contract.

She was a founder partner of the Firm and retired in May 2002 and is presently a consultant of the Firm.

Ho Chee Kit

Email: hocheekit@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Financial Services
Commercial and Property Services
Intellectual Property, Licensing and Franchising Services
Cross-Border Transactions
Private Client Services
Business and Corporate Services
Securities and Capital Markets
Technology

Experience
Ho Chee Kit has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England, Australia and was called to the English Bar in 1978. She has been in practice in Malaysia since 1979. She is experienced in corporate, conveyancing, banking, intellectual and industrial property laws and related matters.

She is a registered patent agent with the Malaysian Register of Patent Agents, a registered trade mark agent with the Malaysian Register of Trade Marks Agents and a registered industrial designs agent with the Malaysian Register of Industrial Designs Agent.

She has considerable experience and knowledge in restructuring, acquisitions and disposals of corporations, commercial joint ventures, joint ventures for development of housing and commercial properties, privatisation of projects, management and technical assistance matters, preparation of statements (in lieu of prospectus), trust deeds, rules and regulations, licence/membership agreements, leases, etc relating to golf clubs/clubs, listing of companies on Bursa Malaysia (the Malaysian stock exchange), due diligence exercises, mergers and take-overs, housing and property project development, government compulsory acquisitions, project financing which cover applications from relevant governmental authorities for approvals, the various types of commercial loan financing, loan syndications, offshore financing as well as building and construction contracts, preparation of licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, assignments of trademarks, franchising, computer contracts, maintenance of software, technology transfer, and technical assistance agreements.

She also has intimate knowledge of the land laws in Malaysia.

She is one of the authors of “Insurance Law, Wills, Probate, Administration and Succession” (Butterworths Asia, 2000) which is volume 4 of the Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia.

She serves as legal advisor to a number of associations and sits on the board of a public company listed on Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad as an independent director and member of the audit committee.

She is a Past President of the Licensing Executives Society Malaysia (LESM), which is the Malaysian chapter of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), and is also a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) and the Malaysian chapter of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI). She is a former committee member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA).

She was a founder partner of the Firm and retired in December 2013 and is presently a consultant of the Firm.

Lee Sim Kuen

Email: leesimkuen@inyk.com

Practice Areas
Business and Corporate Services
Cross-Border Transactions
Securities and Capital Markets
Commercial and Property Services
Financial Services (Offshore included)
Private Client Services

Experience
Ms. Lee Sim Kuen was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor to the Malaysian Bar in December 1987.

Prior to practicing law in Malaysia, she joined Messrs. Wilde Sapte, one of the largest law firms in London, England, as their Legal Executive, responsible for the recovery work for their major clients, namely National Westminster Bank PLC and National Mutual Life Assurance Society.

Ms. Lee has over 16 years of experience in law practice covering the above areas of practice and, also commercial/corporate experience in a large public company listed on the Bursa Malaysia, with diversified interests in Malaysia and overseas, as their Group Legal Manager. She is also familiar with real estate and loan documentation associated with quasi-government organizations such as FELDA, TELEKOM, PETRONAS and also privatization contracts with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur City Hall), amongst others.

Ms. Lee has also concluded various international contracts between Malaysian public listed companies and the respective foreign governments and corporations, covering major infrastructure projects and other international contracts in the following countries:-

  • Hydropower project in Kunming, Yunnan, China;
  • Development of a township, Sihanoukville, Cambodia;
  • Yunfu National Highway 324, Yunfu, China;
  • Oil Refinery, Miri, East Malaysia.

She has also established a Commonwealth Foundation in year 1994/1995 for the then Prime Minister of Malaysia and other Commonwealth Heads of Government, devoted to innovation of technology management.

Ms. Lee has also acted and advised in litigation matters relating to banking litigation, insurance, personal injury, construction contracts, land disputes, landlord and tenant including but not limited to general litigation, namely a successful striking out of a Writ action in East Malaysia claimed at RM1 billion.

She has conducted legal training to various financial institutions and corporations in matters related to their businesses.

Ms. Lee is a graduate from The London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom with a BA Modular Degree in Law, Economics & Accounting.