L Y LU & Co

Malaysia Corporate, Property, Energy, and Litigation Law Firm

L Y LU & Co

C-8-1, Block C, 8th Floor, Unit 1
Megan Avenue 2, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

Kuala Lumpur 50450

Phone+60 (3) 2166-0800
Fax +60 (3) 2166-1800

Website www.lylu.com.my
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Law Firm Overview

L Y Lu & Co, Advocates and Solicitors is a multi-faceted Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based law firm providing a variety of legal services to clients throughout the surrounding areas of Malaysia. The firm’s attorneys combine over 30 years of legal experience between them and comprise of some of the brightest legal minds available, with impressive resumes a strong record of success. The firm strives to provide clients with in-depth expertise and knowledge in several areas of the law.

The team at L Y Lu & Co. has assisted their clients with a wide variety of legal matters, with an emphasis on matters pertaining to businesses and corporations. The firm handles matters of employment law, chain retailing law, and a host of other corporate advisory services, as well as providing highly skilled representation in matters of property and real estate law. The firm also handles cases involving debt recovery, energy and biotechnology, and investment law.

At L Y Lu & Co, the attorneys handling your case take the time to get to know what your concerns are as an individual and as a business, and they work closely with each client to devise the most effective strategies and solutions to whatever their legal needs may be. Clients may rest assured that their case will be handled by an attorney who understands the importance of efficiency and cost-effectiveness when dealing with businesses.

Year this Office was Established: 2010

Languages: Malay, Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Corporate Retainer Services; Employee Stock Option Plan; Franchise and Chain Retailing Law; Distributorship Arrangements; Land Acquisitions and Disposals; Leases; Property Developments; Property Due Diligence; Property Finance; Renewable Energy; Power; General Litigation & Debt Recovery; Cyber Law; Public Listing.

Areas of Law Description

Our practice areas include:

- Securities, Finance & Collective Investment Scheme

L Y Lu & Co has positioned itself and strives to be the premier private equity and mezzanine fund practice in Asia region. The firm’s tremendous industry knowledge on the area practice stem from representations of various private equity arrangements since 10 years ago, and has evolved over the years of practice of the partners and associates of the Firm. The practice has a long- standing relationship with top private equity firms and private investors, which it represented recently in forming a fund focused on large-scale investments in IT and agriculture sectors.

- Corporate Advisory

Our corporate advisory services relate to clients across the range of corporate issues faced by present day corporations, and is equipped to handle the increasing complexity of the legal aspects of national and international transactions. For clients on our corporate retainer engagement, the Firm services our clients for the day-to-day legal needs of numerous corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, banking and financial institutions, governmental entities, and individuals, the group’s representation is varied in scope and complexity.

Apart from general legal advice on various enactments and positions in law, the firm offers clients legal advice on specific areas of corporate and commercial law such as incorporation advice and services; employment law, franchise and chain retailing planning, direct selling network planning and compliance, corporate legal advice in the areas of amalgamations, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and liquidation; and advising, structuring and documenting foreign investment and securities transactions. Alongside with our corporate advisory services, our Employee Stock Option Plan expertise has a broad range of professional backgrounds on the planning and management of Employee Stock Option Plan. This breadth of experience lets us cater special needs for employees’ active and self- initiated participation in the capital growth of the company as a whole.

- Cyber Law and Information Technology

The firm specializes in the protection and commercialization of technology-based assets, along with the provision of specialized advice in areas such as intellectual property and privacy law. We are also experienced in providing advice with respect to the international aspects of information technology and e-commerce, and assist our clients with drafting the agreements that facilitate those transactions.

We offer comprehensive intellectual asset management legal services. Our information technology lawyers coordinate clients’ information technology matters with their general business affairs, providing clients with a single source of comprehensive legal representation. Our services include drafting licensing, distribution and outsourcing agreements, as well as contracts for the assignment, acquisition, transfer or sale of certain technologies or entire businesses, assistance with arranging strategic alliances and joint ventures, and all related non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements and letters of intent.

- Property Law

We counsel on the acquisition, disposal, financing, securing, amalgamations, alienation and leasing of all forms of property. We specialize in commercial property law and property finance and have extensive experience and knowledge in various aspects property law including land registration and conveyancing, leases, construction law, town planning, insolvency, finance and financing structures, mortgage and other securities, company law and the FIC Guidelines.

We offer due diligence investigation service for foreign investors. We are able to investigate all relevant aspects ranging from onerous conditions of title to relevant town planning issues. The conduct of a due diligence investigation is of invaluable assistance in determining appropriate contractual terms for the transaction. We act for both borrowers (developers and purchasers) and lenders in planning and structuring transactions involving debt and equity financing. We assist borrowers to deal with lender requirements, including loan documentation and supporting securities. Our comprehensive range of services also includes planning and structuring the transaction, advising on documentation of the building and construction aspects, operating agreements and joint ventures, as well as dealing with regulatory authorities.

- Intellectual Property

L Y Lu & Co’s Intellectual Property practice advises clients on developing successful and comprehensive IP strategies by protecting, managing, asserting, defending, enforcing and leveraging their IP assets. We specialize in enforcement in copyright related to software, films, TV series, book publishing and other entertainment products. The Firm is also involved in numerous cases of enforcement of copyright, both pursuing and defending. Our approach combines thorough preparation before enforcement, cooperation with enforcement authority, aggressive representation at trial, effective argument on appeal, and skilled negotiation to achieve competitive goals.

- Estate Planning & Distribution

The firm handles all phases of estate planning and administration, including will- writing, procuring probate or letter of administration of estates, funding of living trusts, assistance in executor and trustee accounts, distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries and representation of beneficiary in contentious probate proceedings. The Firm counsel on methods to preserve client’s wealth by minimizing hassles while maintaining control over the estate management at the fullest extent possible. Our approach includes evaluation on client’s needs in order to address the most efficient manner to achieve wealth preservation and distribution.

- Renewable Energy, Power and Biotechnology

The firm handles all phases of implementation and commercialization of biotechnology and assists clients with legal issues surrounding the development, financing and operation of power projects and the disputes that arise from these projects. Our clients, which range from established technology firms to venture-backed start-ups and emerging technology companies, rely upon us to handle sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial joint ventures, and large public projects at the intersection of law and public policy.


Leon Lu Lih Youn Mr. Leon Lu Lih Youn
Banking and Finance, Business and Industry, Litigation, Real Estate, Science and Technology

Mun Siong Ong Mr. Mun Siong Ong
Communication, Debtor and Creditor, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Science and Technology

Wan Teh Fatimah Binti Dato Wan Ismail Ms. Wan Teh Fatimah Binti Dato Wan Ismail
Debt Relief, Conveyancing


Christopher Vun Mr. Christopher Vun
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Employment, Litigation

Ryan Yap Mr. Ryan Yap
Banking and Finance, Intellectual Property, Real Estate


  • Malaysian Bar

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Renewable Energy, Power and Biotechnology
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The following is the list of promoted activities and products for high technology companies which are eligible for consideration of Pioneer Status or Investment Tax Allowance under the Promotion of Investment Act 1986.

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 Foreign Investment: Setting up of Manufacturing Business in Malaysia- Approval Criteria

Foreign investor manufacturing license application – Malaysian government’s guidelines requirement.

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 Foreign Investment: Setting up of Manufacturing Business in Malaysia- Basic Requirements

Manufacturing license application - Eligibility and statutory requirement.

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 Tax Incentives for Foreign Investment in Malaysia

Malaysia welcomes foreign investments, particularly in the manufacturing sector, and does not discriminate against investors from any country.

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 Setting Up a Representative Office in Malaysia

A Representative Office of a foreign company is an office which is established in Malaysia to perform permissible activities for its head office.

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 Acquisition of Property in Malaysia

With effect from 1 January 2010, the minimum value of foreign acquisition of a residential property is now set at RM500,00.

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 Setting Up a Company in Malaysia

Malaysian Companies Act 1965 provides that a Malaysian company shall have at least two directors, each having his principal or only place of residence within Malaysia.

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