Jeff has extensive experience in representing various IPO candidates and public listed companies in capital raisings and other corporate exercises on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and Singapore Stock Exchange including IPOs, Rights Issues and Bond Issues. Jeff also has experience acting in domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, venture capital investment and foreign investment transactions in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Jeff was instrumental in developing the Firm’s highly regarded reputation in corporate securities and investment law in Malaysia and was involved in establishing industry standards and best practice for due diligence in respect of submissions to the Securities Commission under the Capital Markets and Services Act (formerly known as the Securities Commission Act). Jeff is regularly requested to undertake legal due diligence work in mergers and acquisitions, investment and securities offerings by both foreign investors and domestic Malaysian companies. Jeff advises on technology contracts including information and communications technology matters and acts in commercial litigation, arbitration and insurance and shipping litigation. His shipping and insurance law experience includes ship arrest, cargo claims, ship collisions and marine and other liability insurance claims. Notably, Jeff has previously acted in the corporate restructuring of one of the largest shipping fleets in the world.
Jeff has been ranked by the independent UK-based publication, the “Asia-Pacific Legal 500” as a leading individual in the area of Corporate and Commercial law of Malaysia. He is also recommended as an expert in corporate law practice in Malaysia by Global Law Experts in 2011.
Jeff Leong had previously assisted the Association of Merchant Bankers in Malaysia to review the due diligence best practices for the Malaysian corporate sector.