LHAG Advocates And Solicitors LHAG Advocates And Solicitors

Our Practice Areas

Starting with just two broad traditional practice areas - Corporate and Dispute Resolution - the firm has since grown by leaps and bounds. We are now organised into a wider range of more nuanced practice areas catering to ever-increasing complexity in the law and transactions. Our lawyers specialise in both direction and depth across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

We have established a number of practice working teams or groups, each headed by an experienced partner with a reputable track record, for the efficient delivery of our services. This ensures that clients are always dealing with familiar lawyers who would already be well-attuned to their needs. We regularly work across practice groups to provide synergistic and effective solutions in the most cost-efficient manner.

Dispute Resolution

We have one of the largest Dispute Resolution practices in the country, which is consistently ranked as a top tier practice by leading industry publications like Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and PLC Which Lawyer?

Our clients value our strategic thinking and ability to offer practical solutions, including on cross-border matters. We are often called upon to apply our experience and skill in high-profile and complex cases which significantly affect the evolution of the country’s laws.

We have acted for regulatory and statutory bodies, financial institutions, conglomerates, multinational corporations, government-linked companies and public and private-listed companies in a wide range of industries, including aviation, banking and finance, FMCG and telecommunications.

The team is recognised for its depth of talent and strength in a broad spectrum of disputes including commercial and contract matters, banking and insolvency, construction, insurance, defamation and international trade.

Accolades
Chambers Asia Pacific
"Their partners across departments have a good rapport and conscientiously work as a seamless team to provide the right services to match their clients' needs." – 2020
"They have a veritable arsenal of senior partners and consultants." – 2020
"ability to identify issues, provide holistic recommendations and deliver as promised" – 2020
"Their partners exhibit an exceptional sense of professionalism, are very knowledgeable in terms of law and process, and enjoy a strong rapport with clients. They have an unparalleled breadth of expertise and experience, combined with their willingness to go above and beyond." – 2019
"a particular strength of the firm is its advocacy skills in court and its quality of written submissions" - 2019
"ability to foresee issues and strategise well" – 2019
"The lawyers' responsiveness and accessibility is impressive. They provide prompt responses to all of our queries and deliver a quick turnaround of work." – 2018
"exceptional sense of professionalism" and its "strong rapport with clients." – 2018
"really impressed with their quality in a short period of time." – 2018

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
'sharp, skilful, knowledgeable articulator' – 2020
'a trusted litigation authority' – 2020
'detailed advice' – 2020’
creative and pragmatic approach to instructions’ – 2019
very efficient and accommodating team’ – 2018
‘creative, pragmatic and professional’ – 2018
‘smart, alert and knowledgeable’. – 2018

Asialaw Profiles
for their ability to quickly understand the often complex issues, a thoroughness when giving legal advice, which are oftentimes comprehensive and well written; all this despite deadline pressure.” - 2018


Key Sectors:

Administrative & Public Law Asset Recovery
Banking & Finance (including Islamic Finance) Civil & Commercial Fraud
Commercial & Contractual Disputes Construction
Corporate Disputes Corporate Fraud
Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring Defamation
Environmental Compliance Information Technology
Infrastructure Intellectual Property
International Trade Islamic Finance
Land Acquisition Negligence and Tortious Claims
Oil & Gas Power
Product Liability Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes Trusts & Fiduciary Obligation
Wills, Probate & Estate Administration  
  • Arbitration
    • Our international Arbitration practice is recognised as an industry leader both domestically and regionally. We are also highly experienced in alternative dispute resolution matters.

      No two disputes are the same. With our diverse pool of industry knowledge, we are able to provide tailored insight and advice, meeting every challenge with a commercially driven solution.

      We pride ourselves on acting as the trusted advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, government-linked companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and public- and private-listed companies.

      Our dynamic team has acted in arbitrations under all major institutional rules, in both common and civil law jurisdictions. We have the commercial proficiency and technical know-how to tackle the most complex of disputes. Our recent experience includes railways, highways, bridges, mixed developments, hospitals, housing schemes, land reclamation schemes, airport facilities, port and jetty facilities, petrochemical facilities and electricity generation plants (both conventional and renewable).

      Our practitioners are consistently ranked as top tier by both The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Asialaw Profiles.

      Accolades
      The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
      “the best solutions for the client’s needs’, and has ‘good industry knowledge” – 2019
      “excellent business acumen” – 2019

      Asialaw Profiles
      “Construction is another area in which the firm excels. Led by partner Nitin Nadkarni, the firm is frequently involved in construction arbitration and litigation involving developers and multinational corporations.” – 2019

      Chambers and Partners
      “one of the most sought-after construction disputes experts”
      “highly specialised in the construction sector, particularly in arbitration proceedings”
      “Sharp advocate who presents his cases decisively and convincingly”


      Key Sectors:

      Energy & Natural Resources Building and Construction
      Commercial Contracts Engineering Services
      Government Contracts  

      Partners:

      Dato’ Nitin Nadkarni  Lambert Rasa-Ratnam Darshendev Singh Crystal Wong Wai Chin
  • Banking & Financing Litgation
    • Our Banking & Financing Practice’s strength lies in the team’s exceptional ability to provide pragmatic and effective solutions in a variety of banking and financial matters.

      We have extensive experience in a broad range of complex and high-value local and cross-border disputes. Our expertise includes recovery of conventional and Islamic debt facilities, guarantees, letters of credit, fraud, money laundering and financial regulatory issues.

      The team regularly acts for leading financial institutions, agents and trustees for syndicated lenders and holders of debt instruments and regulators. They are often involved in heavily contested matters at all tiers of the Malaysian court, some of which have resulted in landmark decisions.


      Key Services:

      Banker’s Liability Banking Fraud
      Counter Guarantees Debt Instruments
      Guarantees & Indemnities Hire Purchase
      Leasing Letters of Credit
      Money Laundering Negotiable Instruments
      Recovery and Enforcement Regulatory Compliance
      Security Enforcement Standby Letters of Credit
      Trade Financing  

      Partners:

      Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi Hoi Jack S’ng Kumar Kanagasingam Mong Chung Seng Sean Yeow Huang-Meng Chia Oh Sheng
  • Construction, Engineering & Energy
    • Strong commercial and construction industry experience, a proven track record of providing essential and cost effective solutions, strong document drafting skills, expert analysis of claims and advice that makes a difference– these are the key plus points of our construction practice group. Pragmatic advice ensures that projects get completed with minimal disruption or delay.


      Key Services:

      Adjudication Arbitration
      Contractual Documentation Advice Dispute Resolution
      Litigation Mediation
      Negotiation Project Delivery

      Partners:

      Dato’ Nitin Nadkarni Darshendev Singh Crystal Wong Wai Chin
  • Corporate Disputes
    • Our team brings a wealth of experience in dealing with breach of contracts, joint venture disputes as well as shareholder and partnership disputes. Our clients value the fact that we understand their business and demonstrate the ability to combine business sense with legal perspectives in dealing with complex and contentious matters.


      Key Services:

      Buyout Agreements Board & Contract Disputes
      Corporate Deadlock Disputes Involving Put & Call Options
      Executive Compensation & Contract Matters Minority Owner Rights
      Partner & Shareholder Disputes Proxy Litigation
      Shareholder Derivative Actions Shareholder Appraisal Rights
      Shareholder Resolution Matters  

      Partners:

      Lambert Rasa-RatnamAndrew Chiew Ean VooiG. Vijay KumarSM ShanmugamHo Ai Ting
  • Insurance
    • For over 2 decades, we have been the firm of choice for virtually all of matters of insurance law. Our reputation as a trusted advisor comes from the unique combination of experience, in-depth knowledge and support we provide clients across the range of their legal needs. Our work can be divided into three categories – insurance coverage, defence of claims and subrogation.


      Key Services:

      Construction & Engineering Defamation
      Fire Fraud & Arson
      Highway Maintenance Insurance Agency Matters
      Life & Disability Marine & Cargo
      Medical Malpractice Occupiers Liability
      Oil & Gas Personal Injury
      Preparation & Advice on Insurance Agreements Product Liability
      Professional Liability Property Damage
      Reinsurance Risk Management

      Partner:

      G. Vijay Kumar
  • Real Property Disputes
    • Our Real Estate Practice handles all aspects of property transactions as well as real estate-related disputes.

      On transactional matters, we regularly advise owners, lenders, borrowers, investors and others on acquisition and disposal of all types of interest in real estate. We have acted on numerous real estate financings, from the preparation of documents through compliance of regulatory requirements to financial close. Our experience includes dealings ranging from industrial, commercial and residential developments to hotels and hospitals.

      Our wide array of clientele encompasses local and foreign entities, banks and financial institutions, fund managers, property developers, investors, private and public-listed companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Recognised by prestigious industry publications like The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Asialaw Profiles, we have been consistently ranked as a top tier Real Estate and Construction Practice.

      Accolades

      Chambers Asia

      “They are able to provide alternative solutions, which is helpful in moving transactions forward.” – 2020

      The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
      “The team is always reliable to provide prompt advise which not only covers the legal aspect of the matter referred but also the commercial implication relating to the matter which is equally important to the client.” – 2020
      “Apart from knowledge on the matter, they understand the concerns raised by the Company – which is usually beyond legal matters such as financial, reputational and risk management.” – 2020
      “the best solutions for the client’s needs’, and has ‘good industry knowledge” – 2019


      Key Services:

      Conveyancing/Real Property Acquisition & Disposal Property Development & Strata Management Advisory Services
      Real Estate Advisory Real Estate Dispute
      Real Estate Financing  

      Partner:

      Ho Ai Ting
  • Planning & Environment
    • Sound planning and environmental advisory oriented towards providing viable and economical solutions to businesses.


      Key Services:

      Advisory Appeal Boards
      Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Quality Act
      Environmental Liability Evaluations Local Authorities & Municipalities
      Legal & Statutory Compliance Occupational Safety & Health
      Planning Permissions Soil Contamination Erosion
      Tortious Liabilities Water Laws

      Partner:

      Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
    • The team comprises dedicated restructuring & insolvency lawyers with a wide range of experience in voluntary and contentious restructuring, including administration workouts in as far back as the period during the Asian financial crisis. Our experience covers workouts in various industries and sectors, including aviation, construction, engineering, hospitality, steel, rail and securities.

      Over the years, we have also acted for various financial institutions as well as insolvency practitioners on a range of insolvency matters. They include highly contentious insolvency disputes that are recognized groundbreaking legal decisions.

      The team’s recent notable experience includes creditors’ voluntary liquidation of one of the largest paper mills in the region and the former owner of the national carrier, contested receivership of property investment companies owned by an international private equity fund, contested judicial management of entities in the public infrastructure industry, liquidation of a major steel manufacturer in Malaysia and scheme of arrangement for an air transport company.


      Key Services:

      Compulsory and Voluntary Winding-Up Corporate Voluntary Arrangement
      Fraudulent Trading and Misfeasance Judicial Management
      Personal Insolvency Private Restructuring and Workouts
      Receivership Scheme of Arrangement

      Partners:

      Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi Hoi Jack S’ng Kumar Kanagasingam Mong Chung Seng Sean Yeow Huang-Meng Chia Oh Sheng