Shahrizat Rashid & Lee ("SRL") was formed as the result of a merger between Rashid & Lee and Shahrizat & Tan in July 2003. Following the merger, the firm has, in addition to its main office in Kuala Lumpur, branches both in Penang and Johor Bahru in the north and south of Peninsular Malaysia, respectively.
SRL began as a general practice and evolved into an established firm actively involved in specific practice areas ranging across all types of corporate work including privatisations, telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and intellectual property to capital markets, banking, conveyancing, dispute resolution and litigation.
The firm has also been involved closely in dealing with financial institutions, as well as public and private companies, providing services in the areas of general corporate, commercial and banking transaction including Islamic banking and litigation. We have been involved in dealing with advising and drafting innovative and novel banking instruments. On the litigation front, we have been involved in banking and insolvency work, arbitration, commercial litigation, defamation and employment law. SRL also provides services in the field of Syariah matrimonial matters and estate planning.
Through strategic alliances with firms across the globe, we at SRL are better able to position ourselves and provide seamless, quality service to our clients looking to access Malaysia, Singapore, ASEAN, China, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
WHO WE ADVISE
Our clients, both domestic and foreign, range from individuals and entrepreneurs to listed companies, multinationals, financial institutions and government agencies. We are on the panel of most financial institutions in Malaysia.
The firm has been the principal advisor in respect to infrastructure projects of national interest, new and innovative capital markets instruments and financial products.
The firm has received mentions in “International Financial Law Review’s Guide to the World’s Leading International Business Law Firms”, “Asia Pacific Legal 500 Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms” and “Chambers Global World’s Leading Lawyers”.
Some of the firm’s partners and lawyers are members of the International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Commonwealth Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Licensing Executives Society Malaysia, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association and Intellectual Property Alumni Association of Malaysia, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI).
The firm is a member of International Trademark Association (INTA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association and Malaysian Intellectual Property Association.
SRL actively participate and support the programmes and corporate objectives on which these associations were founded.
OFFICES AND STAFF
Our head office is located at Menara Milenium Pusat Bandar Damansara, in close proximity to the city centre. One branch office operates in the southern city of Johor Bahru while another one is in the north, operating out of Penang. Our partners have many years of experience in their respective fields, and they are supported by a strong team of dedicated, determined lawyers who are well versed on current legal issues.
The firm is covered by mandatory professional indemnity insurance as prescribed under the Legal Profession Act 1976 and over and above that has taken excess cover on each and every claim basis, sufficient to be emplaced on Class A / Tier 1 panels in all financial institutions in Malaysia.