Team member
Poon Lee Fah
Managing Partner, Penang
Star conveyancer and real estate specialist, Poon Lee Fah heads the firm’s Conveyancing Practice Group. Known to the community of developers in the northern region of Malaysia as an extremely efficient practitioner, she is noted for her efficiency in executing complex and time-sensitive conveyancing transactions.

Lee Fah has advised many developers and private clients in real estate transactions, from both a residential and commercial nature. She is also experienced in acting for banks in conveyancing transactions and her real estate expertise extends to commercial leases and residential tenancy agreements. Operating from the Penang office in Georgetown, Lee Fah also acts as the managing partner and business development director of the firm.

  • Conveyancing & Real Property
  • Bar Council of Malaysia
  • LL.B, University of London
  • CLP (Malaya)
  • English
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
Team member
Brandon Chan
Partner, Kuala Lumpur
Up-and-coming finance lawyer and corporate specialist, Brandon Chan heads the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Practice Group. Trained in London as a solicitor, Brandon specialises in the niche area of aviation and aircraft financing. He has advised aircraft leasing companies and banks on the legal documentation and the lodgment of security interests relating to aircraft finance and leasing. Noted for his in-depth knowledge of aviation laws, both from a Malaysian and international perspective, Brandon is a key practitioner for both aircraft lessors and financiers.

Brandon is also experienced in the legal process of mergers and acquisitions as well as a range of commercial transactions. Pursuant to this, he is adept in navigating the legal intricacies in a deal and provide sound commercial advice to his clients across a spectrum of legal issues. Well-versed with English law, Brandon’s transactional expertise is invaluable to his clients who are seeking to execute a cross-border deal.

Brandon also heads the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, having specialised in this area of law at the renowned Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary in London. He constantly provides regulatory and contract-drafting advice to companies with respect to compliance with competition law.

  • Advised Borneo Jetliners on the commercial terms relating to the sourcing and procurement of 3 ATR 72-500 turboprops and Airbus A320-neo commercial jets for its start-up airline operations.
  • Advised a foreign bank on the legal issues relating to the factoring and assignment of receivables from a reputable aircraft engine manufacturer with respect to two airline companies.
  • Advised foreign aircraft leasing companies on the leasing of aircraft in Malaysia.
  • Advised aircraft lessors on the creation of mortgage over aircraft and the perfection of security interest over aircraft objects under the Capetown Convention.
  • Advised a private seller on the sale and purchase of a business jet and the transfer of title to the aircraft.
  • Assisted in the preparation and review of operating leases and aircraft sale and lease novation documentation in relation to a refinancing exercise of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
  • Provided aviation regulatory advice to Chinese companies in relation to its aircraft leasing operations in Labuan.
  • Advised a major local bank on aviation reinsurance and the enforcement of cut-through clauses under English common law and Malaysian law.
  • Advised financiers on the application of the Capetown Convention and Aircraft Protocol in Malaysia.
  • Advised aircraft leasing companies on the incorporation of special purpose vehicles and trust structures in Labuan with respect to the issuance of debt securities.
  • Advised airline companies on the competition law aspects of wet leasing and code-sharing arrangements in the aviation industry in relation to the regulatory provisions of the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act.
  • Acted as legal counsel for a leading local bank on the novation of aircraft loans and leases involving a Labuan leasing entity.
  • Provided regulatory and compliance advice to multinational companies on the legality of clauses in various commercial agreements such as franchising and distributorship contracts.
  • Carried out competition law audit and due diligence on an acquisition of a fiberboard and laminate flooring manufacturer with respect to a suite of distributorship and original equipment manufacturing agreements.
  • Advised a global pharmaceutical and optical company on the presence of resale price maintenance clauses, variations of vertical price restraints and territorial restrictions with respect to its distribution agreements.
  • Advised a global card payment brand on the Malaysian central bank’s recent revision of the Payment Card Framework guidelines. Conducted an economic analysis on the oligopolistic debit card market and a competition analysis on parallel European regulations.
  • Drafted a legal opinion on the application of European Union merger control regulations with respect to an acquisition of a Malaysian timber producer by an international conglomerate.
  • Advised a German automotive company on maximum resale price maintenance clauses in the context of abuse of dominance and formulate best practices to manage competition risk and compliance.
  • Advised a German automotive company on the supply of certain commercially sensitive information to a trade association relating to sales turnover and capacities of its commercial and passenger vehicles.
  • Advised hypermarkets on the legality of pricing policies relating to rebates, preferred dealership clauses, promotional prices, package offers and discounts.
  • Advised an oil company on the legality of price discrimination schemes in the supply of gas contracts.
  • Advised a cosmetic company on the legality of resale price maintenance clauses with respect to dealership contracts and salons.
  • Acted as transaction counsel for both banks and corporate borrowers in the negotiation of commercial terms in loan facility agreements.
  • Advised a consortium of lenders in a syndicated term loan facility made available to a reputable developer, a public listed corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary that is actively involved in property development, construction, and infrastructure.
  • Advised a foreign bank on the creation and perfection of pledges over goods in a warehouse.
  • Advised a foreign bank on the legal regulations and procedures of creating security interests over intellectual property rights and shares of companies in Malaysia.
  • Advised a foreign bank on the lodging of various foreign exchange applications to Bank Negara Malaysia with respect to cross-border credit facilities.
  • Advised a foreign bank on the substantial shareholding reporting requirement and the various Bursa listing requirements with respect to the taking of security interest over shares in Malaysian listed companies.
  • Advise clients on the drafting of security documentation relating to guarantees and indemnities with respect to requirements set out under the Foreign Exchange Administration notices, Bursa Malaysia listing requirements and the related prohibitions under the Malaysian companies' legislation.
  • Advised arrangers on the issuance of Sukuk bonds by a major oil company for the purposes of raising working capital.
  • Advised the arrangers on the issuance of Sukuk bonds by a major regional property development company for the construction of megamall projects and state-of-the-art property infrastructure development.
  • Advised several private equity funds in Labuan with respect to compliance of securities and capital markets law as well as foreign exchange control regulations.
  • Carried out a banking due diligence on a government financial institution in relation to a proposed upsizing of its medium term notes programme.
  • Advised foreign funds on the provisions of the various Securities Commission Guidelines relating to proposed issuances and marketing of foreign-issued private debt securities and equity offerings in the Malaysian capital markets.
  • Advised a foreign bank on the enforceability of legal obligations of a Labuan-based oil company with respect to a term loan facility which are reinforced by two currency swap agreements that are governed by the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement.
  • Carried out due diligence exercises on private acquisition target companies on an ongoing basis.
  • Acted as transaction counsel for both vendor and purchaser in the drafting of share sale agreements and asset purchase agreements with respect to various M&A transactions.
  • Advised clients on offshore regulations in relation to a cross-border acquisition of an insurance company.
  • Assisted in the review of franchise agreements and the registration of foreign franchises in Malaysia.
  • Assisted in a corporate restructuring of an IT company involving an intra-group transfer of assets.
  • Drafted clauses in a loan agreement for the financing of a hydroelectric power plant project.
  • Advised a multinational corporation on the fiduciary duties of its nominee directors with respect to a proposed takeover bid and construct an action-point plan to safeguard against potential breaches.
  • Advised a global technology company on the implementation of its leasing and factoring business and various financing structures for software equipment and services. Review base template contracts for credit financing, leasing and factoring structures.
  • Bar Council of Malaysia
  • Law Society, England & Wales
  • L.P.C., BPP University (London)
  • C.L.P., (Malaya)
  • LL.M, University College London (International Banking & Finance)
  • LL.M, Queen Mary, University of London (Antitrust & Competition Law)
  • LL.B, University of London
  • Affin Bank Malaysia Berhad Scholarship 2007
  • University of London Award for Academic Achievement 2009
  • Professor Dr. Stephen Guest Award 2010
  • Advance Tertiary College Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence 2010
  • Leonard Sainer Scholarship Award 2012 (administered by London law firm, Dechert LLP)
  • Queen Mary School of Law Prize Award 2014
  • English
  • Malay
  • Hokkien
  • Cantonese

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