Lim Heng Seng
Heng Seng is a senior partner of LHAG and heads the Employment & Industrial Relations Practice. Before entering private practice, he served in various capacities with the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service including a seven-year spell as Chairman of the Industrial Court where he also served as Chairman of the Social Security (SOCSO) Appellate Board.
Heng Seng’s practice covers all aspects of employment and industrial relations law, with a particular focus on corporate advisory work. He advises widely on corporate reorganization and restructuring where management of transition and migration of people requires sensitive and sensible handling.
Heng Seng has also developed expertise in advising corporate clients on the due and proper exercise of their managerial prerogatives based on good and accepted industrial relations practices and well-established principles of industrial jurisprudence.
Heng Seng selectively litigates employment and industrial relations cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. He chairs the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee and actively acts as counsel in strategic litigation cases involving aboriginal and native peoples’ fundamental rights.
Heng Seng’s clients include international household names with significant operations in Malaysia, such as: (i) BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; (ii) Orange Business Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd; (iii) ACCA Malaysia Sdn Bhd; (iv) HRD Aero Systems, Inc.; (v) CIBA VISION Johor Sdn Bhd; (vi) CHEP (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; (vii) Samsung Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd; (viii) Vesta Partners; (ix) DHL Asia Pacific Shared Services Sdn Bhd; (x) ORIX Leasing Malaysia Berhad; (xi) Games Workshop Group PLC; (xii) Cochlear Malaysia Sdn Bhd; (xiii) Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Tax Services Sdn Bhd; (xiv) OTL Asia Sdn Bhd (f.k.a. CKE Transport Agency Sdn Bhd); (xv) Valmont Industries, Inc.; (xvi) Teknion Furniture Systems (M) Sdn Bhd; (xvii) Schenker Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; (xviii) Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG; (xix) Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; (xx) COHU Malaysia Sdn Bhd; and (xxi) Rizing, LLC; as well as leading Malaysian corporates.
Heng Seng’s legal advisory expertise have also been sought by local and foreign government and statutory bodies, diplomatic missions, and international organisations such as: (i) Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia); (ii) the United States of America Department of Justice; (iii) Islamic Financial Services Board; (iv) International Committee of the Red Cross; (iv) International Rescue Committee, Inc. and (v) The South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre.
Heng Seng has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Industrial Law Reports published by the Malaysian Current Law Journal since 2004.
Heng Seng is a regular speaker and panellist in employment and industrial relations law seminars and conferences, where he shares his knowledge and experience on topics of current interest to practitioners. Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022 ranked him as a “Litigation Star” in the Labor and Employment category. Heng Seng is also recognized as a “Leading Individual” in the Labor & Employment in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 rankings. He is one of three senior partners ranked as an “Elite Practitioner” in asialaw Profiles 2022.
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