Hoon Joong High







Joong High started his legal practice in the mid-1980s, initially as a litigation lawyer. He then switched his practice to handling civil and commercial matters. His legal focus is on banking, commercial and property related matters. In the areas of Banking, he has been involved primarily on securitisation of documents for syndicated loans, project financing, bridging and end financing, corporate loans and other banking facilities. He also advises on all legal aspects of land matters encompassing sale and purchase agreements for individuals, corporations (domestic and multinational), offices or commercial complexes, development and joint venture agreements between developers and landowners, lease agreements for offices and commercial complexes.


  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory
  • Advocate and Solicitor, the Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Barrister-at-Law, (Lincoln’s Inn), England & Wales
  • Postgraduate Law from City University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Hull University, United Kingdom


Papers Presented & Legal Contribution

  • “Understanding the Strata Title Act 1985”
  • Conference on “Malaysian Land Laws”
  • Organised by Asia Business Forum – 12 & 13 February 1998 at JW Marriot, KL
  • “Pitfalls in relation to Conversion and Sub-division”
  • Conference on “Updates and Conversion of Land in Malaysia”
  • Organised by International Business Forum – 9 & 10 October 1997 at JW Marriot, KL.
  • “Legal Aspect of Foreign Investment in Malaysian Property”
  • Johor Investment 97 – Exhibition & Conference
  • Organised by Institute Sultan Iskandar, UTM, Johor Technopark SB & SAFE KTN – 6 & 7 November 1997 at Singapore International Convention Centre.
  • “Legal Aspect of Investment and Offshore Financing in Malaysia”
  • Organised by Malaysia Desk, Malayan Banking Bhd, Singapore – 29 October 1997 at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Singapore.
  • Legal Implications of “Kim Lin” decision by High Court, Malaya on banking securitisation.
  • Talk given to officers of Corporate & Commercial Business Unit & Loan Management Department, Malayan Banking Bhd, Johor – 7 October 1997.
  • “Review of Land Development Procedures”
  • Conference on “Malaysian Property – Update 97
  • Organised by Asia Business Forum – 8 & 9 July 1997 at Hilton Hotel, KL.
  • “FIC and other Legal Implications of Property Purchase by Foreigners”
  • Seminar on “The Johor Property Market: What Next?
  • Organised by the Institute of Surveyors Malaysia, Johor Branch, – December 1995 at Holiday Inn, JB.
  • “Knowing the Law in Township Development”
  • Conference on “Asian Satellite Cities & Townships”
  • Organised by AIC Conferences – 28 & 29 November at Pan Pacific Hotel, KL.
  • “Bankruptcy Law Rewritten?”
  • A case critique on “Sovereign General Insurance Sdn Bhd v Koh Tian Bee”
  • 2 Malayan Law Journal [1988] pg vi


  • He had previously advised and acted for major local Developers in Johor on various legal matters and multi-national companies in their acquisition of properties in Malaysia over the years.
  • He had also acted for major Banks in syndicated loans, project financing, bridging and end financing, corporate loans and other banking facilities.
  • He had previously practised in the jurisdictions of Singapore and Western Australia.


  •  English
  •  Malay

Area of Practice

Banking & Finance


Real Estate

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