Senior Partner

Thoo Yee Huan

LL.B (Hons) University of Malaya
+603 2710 3818

+603 2710 3821



Thoo is a Senior Partner based in our Kuala Lumpur branch, who maintains active practice in the area of dispute resolution. He is a seasoned litigation lawyer who is actively engaged for simple to complex triable and appellate matters and regularly appears at all levels of the Malaysian Courts and as counsel in various briefs. With his vast experience in Malaysia civil litigation, he has been providing foreign expert opinions on Malaysia law to foreign competent court of jurisdiction and arbitration forum.

Thoo routinely advises individuals and body corporates in a wide area of disputes including banking and hire purchase matters, commercial/corporate dispute, companies’ directors and shareholders’ dispute/tussle including minority oppression, debt recovery, injunction matters, employment and industrial relations, contractual disputes, family matters, constitutional issues, tort, defamation, and public interest litigations.

Thoo’s area of practice also encompasses trustee dispute, personal injury claims and property or land related claims.

Besides heading the Dispute Resolution Department of Halim Hong & Quek, Thoo is also currently sits in Risk Management Committee and was the Anti-Money Laundering (AMLA) first appointed Compliance Officer of the firm.


  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Second Class Upper, University of Malaya (1996)


  • Advised and represented a property developer in an application for judicial review as its lead counsel
    and submitted on the issue of late delivery ascertained damages, departing from the former apex
    court decision in Faber Union case.
  • Advised and represented a temple in a protracted charitable trust dispute.
  • Successfully assisted and represented landowners in their respective land acquisition cases.
  • Successfully assisted and represented aggrieved terminated employees in seeking for fair
    compensation including probationers terminated during covid pandemic.
  • Advised various China construction companies in resisting Bank Guarantee/Performance Bond
  • Holding watching briefs for Real Estate Housing Developers Association (REHDA) in Court of Appeal
    and Federal Court.
  • Represented public figure in defamation suits.


  • Member, AMLA Subcommittee of Malaysian Bar Council.
  • Honorary Legal Advisor, Society for Disabled People Malaysia.
  • Member, Inter Pacific Bar Association.
  •  Panel solicitors of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board.


  • “AMLA: A Look into the New 2020 Policy Document” (June 2020) HHQ Empower Vol 3 Issue 6
  • “Understanding the Malaysian Movement Control Order” (March 2020) HHQ Empower Vol 3 Issue 3
  • Untangling the Tale of Constructive Dismissal (Sept 2020) HHQ Empower Vol 3 Issue 9
  • Malaysia Marks One-Year Anniversary of Section 17A MACC Act 2009 – Where are we heading to? HHQ Empower Vol 4 Issue 7 (*co-author)
  • Practical Law Thomson Reuters Corporate Real Estate Malaysia Guide 2015-2016
  • Winner of the “Hadiah Tunas Sastera” (Young Malay Literature”) Award in 1988, some of Thoo’s articles and poems were published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka and Fajar Bakti
  • Speaker in seminar/talk in Tianjin, China to China Investors on Malaysia law in 2019
  • Speaker in seminar/talk on recent development involving the landmark case of Ang Ming Lee
  • Appearing in numerous interviews on television news programme regarding Malaysia current legal issues


  •  English
  •  Malay
  • Chinese

Area of Practice

Debt Recovery & General Litigation
Employment Law
Corporate Dispute Resolution
Accidents & Personal Injuries
Banking & Finance
Trust, Wills & Probate
Real Estate
Risk Management
Anti-Corruption Laws & Policy
Anti-Money Laundering Laws & Compliance

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