Financial Services, Conveyancing, Islamic Finance
James has been ranked by the independent UK-based publication, the “Asia-Pacific Legal 500” as a leading individual in the area of Capital Markets law of Malaysia. He was also nominated and named by Islamic Finance News (IFN) as a leading lawyer in the categories of Asset & Fund Management and Banking & Capital Markets in the IFN Leading Lawyers Poll for 2011 and 2012.
English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin
Member, Malaysian Bar
Monash University, Australia (LLB, B.Ec (Accounting))
Member, Disciplinary Committee Panel, Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board (2003 to current);
Visiting Research Fellow, China Asean Legal Research Centre (2005 to current);
Member, Board of Governors, Sekolah Sri Bestari (2012 to current);
Member, Board of Governors, Sri Bestari International School (2019 to current).
BANKING AND FINANCE
Within: Banking and finance
James Wong and corporate and aircraft financing expert Kenny Poon head the practice at Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong, which counts AmBank (M), BNP Paribas Malaysia, CIMB Bank and Sabah Development Bank among its longstanding clients. Bangkok Bank is a new client. The practice has experience in syndicated loans, cross-border project finance, Islamic finance and debt restructuring.
Within: Capital markets
The practice at Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong is particularly strong in equity capital markets: Jeff Leong and Kenny Poon are deeply experienced in IPOs, rights issuances and listed-company work. James Wong is especially active on the debt side, though he also assisted Linocraft Printers with its restructuring and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Growth Enterprise Market. Poon advised bedroom furniture exporter LY on its IPO on the Singapore Exchange.
REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION
Within: Real estate and construction
Corporate, finance and capital markets boutique Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong has a strong line in real estate transactions. James Wong acted for Sime Darby Property on its RM428m sale of 805 acres of Glengowrie Estate land in Semenyih to I&P Group. He also advised IJM on its purchase of a TRX City subsidiary that is constructing a 27-storey building at the Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur, which will house Prudential’s new Malaysian headquarters. Selangor Properties is another longstanding client.