Wong Lu Peen

Founding Partner

Wong Lu Peen  is one of the two founders of the firm.  She was called to the English Bar in 1979 before returning to work in Malaysia in 1982 where she started her legal practice. 

 

She has more than 40 years of legal experience in various fields of the law. She has worked on numerous corporate restructuring exercises, international joint venture projects including local & foreign takeovers, mergers & acquisitions.  Her expertise includes advising various financial institutions on the re-structuring of non-performing loans after the 1993 Asian financial crisis.  

 

Wong Lu Peen is a notary public. 

 

Ms Wong is also a mediator registered with the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre, the Singapore Mediator Centre, the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur and the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre.  

 

She sat in various joint management committees for strata mixed developments in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours),  University of Reading 

  • Called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn, England

  • Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya since 1983

  • Registered Mediator with the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre

  • Registered Mediator with the Singapore Mediator Centre

  • Notary Public

  • Masters in Business Administration (University of Malaya)

Andrew Teh 

Andrew is a barrister-at-law from Gray’s Inn, England and has been a member of the Malaysian Bar in since 1992. He was admitted as partner of Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina in 2000 and is currently the head of the dispute resolution team. Andrew’s principal practice area is in civil litigation, with an emphasis in insurance, property and banking law. 

 

With 28 years at the Bar, Andrew has vast trial court as well as appellate court experience.

 

Notable cases in law reports where he has appeared as lead counsel:

  • Mohd Alias Ibrahim v RHB Bank Berhad [2011] 3 MLJ 26 

  • AmBank (M) Berhad v Chidambara Nathan [2014] 2 MLJ 86 

  • Hicom Tan & Tan Sdn Bhd v Seri Hijauan JMB [2014] 6 MLJ 739 

  • RHB Bank Bhd v Travelsight (M) Sdn Bhd [2015] 1 CLJ 309 

  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Jajahan Tanah Merah [2015] 6 CLJ 1 

  • Selangor State Government v Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd [2017] 3 MLJ 205

  • Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd v Poobalan Rajah [2019] 10 MLJ 1

  • Dubon Berhad (in liquidation) v Wisma Cosway Management Corporation [2020] 4 MLJ 288

 

Andrew was Deputy Chairman of the influential Court Liaison Sub-Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee from 2007-2008 and prior to that, had served in the sub-committee for legal aid for several terms.

 

He was a moot judge for Malaysian Qualifying Rounds of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2009 and has served as a moot and memorial judge for the LAWASIA Moot Competitions from 2013 to 2019.

 

In July 2018, Andrew was appointed as a judge for the Strata Management Tribunal for a term of 3 years by the Minister of Housing and Local Government.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of London (External) 

  • Barrister-at-Law of Gray’s Inn, England 

  • Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya since 1992

Farah Deba

Farah Deba’s specialist area of practice is in inheritance & succession which includes estate and business succession planning, establishment of family trusts for Muslim & non-Muslims alike. She has assisted various clients to set up various charitable foundations, family & private trusts. Farah currently is also known for her experience in estate administration (whether as lead or instructing solicitor or otherwise) involving ultra and high net worth estate matters locally and across multiple jurisdictions.

 

Farah also has extensive experience in advising various financial institutions in respect of various types of banking & trade facilities (conventional and Islamic), property developers in respect of mixed integrated development (residential, commercial and industrial projects), foreign acquisition & disposal of assets in Malaysia, long-term lease and land development related arrangements in respect of various infrastructure & privatized projects locally and in the Middle East.

Farah was instrumental in the setting up of an Islamic financing unit of a co-operative society. She is also heavily involved in advising clients in various special projects for the development & construction of transportation hub, hotels & medical centers. Farah has recently been spearheading ‘special projects’ for the Firm that include conducting training/briefing sessions, reviewing operations processes and methodology, formulating readiness programs for clients that include manufacturing clients and service providers in respect of laws on data protection.

 

Farah is registered as a Mediator with the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre. She is also a full STEP member (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioner) which headquarters is based in United Kingdom. She is the current STEP Malaysia Chair.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honors), International Islamic University Malaysia

  • Masters of Laws from King’s College, University of London

  • Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya since 1992

  • Registered Mediator with the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre

  • Committee member of STEP Malaysia 2014-2016

  • Chairman of STEP Malaysia 2016-2018 & 2018-2020

  • Committee member of the Conveyancing Practice Committee, Bar Council 2019-2020

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth’s expertise is in the areas of conveyancing, banking & commercial law. She represents developers and end-users in real estate transactions, including providing complete legal support in real estate activities and property development, advising building owners in short term & long term leases of buildings and facilities management contract. 

Elizabeth also handles corporate files include advising in group rationalisation exercise and transferring of assets within subsidiaries and associates companies, distribution in specie, shares acquisition and shareholders’ agreement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honors), the University of London in 1999

  • Certificate in Legal Practice

  • Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya since July 2000

21-6, Block B, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City,

Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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