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Chooi Mun Sou

Partner

Tel : +603 2055 3900
Fax : +603 2055 3880

Email : mschooi@chooi.com.my

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Practice Areas :
Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Partner Profile

Chooi Mun Sou founded Chooi & Company in December 1962, and is the senior partner of the firm’s Corporate and Financial Services Department. He has built up extensive experience of a wide range of commercial and corporate transactions, including cross-border transactions, project financing, schemes of arrangement, foreign investments, joint ventures, offers to the public, mergers and acquisitions, property law, building and development, and sales and leases.

In recent years, he has advised in and led numerous complex transactions including strategic investments, large-scale mergers, restructurings and public takeovers.

Other Experience
  • appointed at the behest of the Malaysian Government to serve on a special committee of enquiry set up to investigate Bumiputra Malaysia Finance Ltd. (BMF) in Hong Kong in relation to a RM2 billion loan scandal caused by the collapse of the Carrian group of companies headed by George Tan (1984)
  • appointed by the Hong Kong Government to act in relation to the prosecution of the 3 directors of BMF and George Tan (1985)
  • appointed by the Hong Kong Government following the collapse of the Ka Wah Bank Ltd., Hong Kong to advise and act in relation to both criminal and civil matters, including the arrest of a director and other accomplices for fraud(1986)
  • instrumental in setting up the Malaysian Housing Developers Association (1973)
Qualifications
    1960
  • Utter Barrister, Middle Temple, London
    Admitted to the Bar of England & Wales
  • 1960
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
    Admitted to the Malayan Bar
  • 1962 - Present
  • Founding Partner
    Chooi & Company, Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur
  • Notary Public
Awards and citations
  • Asialaw Profiles – 2015 and 2014 editions
    Recommended Individual
  • Asialaw Profiles – 2013 edition
    Recommended Lawyer
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 – 2003 to 2013
    Leading Individual in the field of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers – 2014 edition
    Leading Individual
  • Chambers Global – 2006/2007 edition
    Leading Individual in the field of Banking & Finance
  • Chambers Asia – 2007/2008 edition
    Leading Individual in the field of Banking & Finance
  • Which Lawyer? Yearbook – 2008/2009 edition
    Highly Recommended Individual
  • Worldlaw Profiles – 2007/2008 edition
    Key Practitioner