The firm's origin can be traced to two separate firms. Lee Hishammuddin was founded in 1993 by a team of dynamic lawyers, and it rapidly expanded to become a major presence in Malaysia as a multi-practice firm with more than 100 lawyers.
Allen & Gledhill was originally founded in Singapore in 1902. Allen & Gledhill Malaysia was set up in 1959 and it became an independent law firm in 1972 with practices based in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor.
With effect from January 2005, the partners of both firms decided to combine their strengths into one entity: Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. The principal objective of the partners of this new entity is to share their expanded wealth of knowledge and experience to the business community as they deserve a law firm with the capabilities to advance their cause, serve their needs and achieve their desired ends.
The coming together of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill brings together more than a century of inherited leadership and heritage.