Managing Partner

Dato` Quek Ngee Meng

LL.M, LL.B (Hons) University of Adelaide, B.Ec

Phone:
+603 2710 3818

Fax:
+603 2710 3820

Email:
queknm@hhq.com.my

Area of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Cross Border Trade & Investment
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Public Interest Litigation
  • Real Estate

Profile

Dato’ Quek is an experienced legal practitioner whose main areas of practice ranges from matters relating to corporate and commercial, to cross border investments and property and township developments. He is regularly sought by major developers, multi-national companies and financial institutions for legal advice and representation.

He has represented major developers and completed sale and purchase transactions and loan documentations for urban and township developments, and several mixed commercial and residential developments. He also advises financial institutions on all matters pertaining to financing transactions, from preparation to completion of loan documentations of corporate financing, Islamic financing, commercial facilities and property financing and refinancing arrangements.

Dato Quek is regularly consulted by multi-national companies for advice in strategizing their investment plans as well as drafting and reviewing agreements and contracts used in cross borders investments. He is also regularly consulted by local and regional business councils and organisations for consultations on their respective agreements.

A highly strong-willed advocate, Dato’ Quek has in the recent years brought an appeal to the English Courts and the European Courts of Human Rights (ECtHR) in order to seek justice for the unlawful killings of the victims in the Batang Kali Massacre (Dec 1948) by the previous British government in Malaya.

For his vast experience in the Malaysia-China economic cooperation, Dato’ Quek is frequently consulted by body corporates and various organisations for legal advice. Most prominently, Dato’ Quek has spoken at several key international and local conferences on current issues pertaining to Belt & Road Initiative.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1995)
  • Diploma in Syariah Legal Practice, International Islamic University Malaysia (2010) 
  • Master of Laws, National University of Singapore (1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws (2nd upper honour degree), University of Adelaide (1992)
  • Bachelor of Economics with Major in Accounting, University of Adelaide (1990)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Advised a company on its acquisition of a strategic stake in one of the largest metal recycling and industrial waste management company in Johor for an undisclosed significant consideration.
  • Acted as legal counsel to TIZA Global Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Citaglobal Sdn Bhd) in connection with the proposed acquisiton by Citaglobal Berhad of the entire stake in Citaglobal Engineering Services Sdn Bhd from TIZA Global for an indicative purchase consideration of RM140million which was satisfied via the issuance of new ordinary shares in Citaglobal.
  • Advised two Chinese companies on their respective acquisition of industrial lands within an industrial development in East Cost Malaysia with one measuring approximately 250 acres for consideration around RM130 million and another measuring approximately 300 acres for consideration around RM150 million.
  • Advised and acted for steel and iron mill manufacturer to resist land acquisition from the proposed spur line of East Coast Rail Link. 
  • Acted for a Malaysian lender in a syndicated loan of USD250 million for term loan and revolving credit to part finance the construction costs and working capital.
  • Advised a paper manufacturer on the acquisition of the industrial land measuring approximately 180 acres within an industrial development for consideration around RM60 million.
  • Advised one of the top 10 developers on the computation of share units and rate of maintenance charge for a mixed development in KL City Centre.
  • Advising and acting for a steel and iron mill manufacturer to apply for East Coast Economic Region Development Council tax incentive. 
  • Advising Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA) on the proposed strategy and approach in relation to the impact of Ang Ming Lee v Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar appeals [2020] 1 MLJ 281 on Housing Developer and the exercise of their powers under section 2(2) of the Housing Development Act 1966. 

MEMBERSHIPS:

  •  Vice President of Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR)
  •  Arbitrator of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
  •  Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Arbitrator of Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC)
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, Sunsuria Berhad
  • Co-Chairman (Malaysia) of Malaysia-China Commercial Law Cooperation Committee
  • Advisory Committee of the IIDPS, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Member of the Legal Advisory Committee on the Economic and Trade Friction of China Council for
    the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Malaysia Advocate & Solicitor’s Disciplinary Board
  • Deputy President, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies
  • Former Director of Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC)
  • Former Chairman of Silk Road Business Council Malaysia Chapter
  • Former Coordinator of the Action Committee Condemning the Batang Kali Massacre

ACCOLADES:

  •  The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 – ‘The partners are knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with legal advice, particularly Dato Quek.’
  • IFLR1000 2023 – Notable Practitioner in Banking and M&A
    “He has strong written and verbal communication skills and he has the ability to communicate complicated legal concepts in simplified terms. In addition, he is organised and ensures all the rules and regulations of the legal process are complied with.”
  • In-House Community 2022-23
    Commended External Counsel in Malaysia
 

PUBLICATIONS:

  •  Co-author of “Suing British Government – the Batang Kali Massacre” January 2013, a book Quek wrote together with his late father Quek Jin Teck
  • The Rule of Law
  •  Practical Law: Corporate Real Estate Malaysia Guide, 2015/2016 – Thomson Reuters
  •  Legal Guide to Companies and Corporations
  • Practical Law: Thomson Reuters Establishing A Business in Malaysia: Overview, 2017/2018

LANGUAGES:

  •  English
  •  Malay
  •  Chinese

 

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Managing Partner

Dato' Quek Ngee Meng

LL.M, LL.B (Hons) University of Adelaide, B.Ec DSLP

Phone:
+603 2710 3818

Fax:
+603 2710 3820

Email:
queknm@hhq.com.my

Profile

Dato’ Quek is an experienced legal practitioner whose main areas of practice ranges from matters relating to corporate and commercial, to cross border investments and property and township developments. He is regularly sought by major developers, multi-national companies and financial institutions for legal advice and representation.

He has represented major developers and completed sale and purchase transactions and loan documentations for urban and township developments, and several mixed commercial and residential developments. He also advises financial institutions on all matters pertaining to financing transactions, from preparation to completion of loan documentations of corporate financing, Islamic financing, commercial facilities and property financing and refinancing arrangements.

Dato Quek is regularly consulted by multi-national companies for advice in strategizing their investment plans as well as drafting and reviewing agreements and contracts used in cross borders investments. He is also regularly consulted by local and regional business councils and organisations for consultations on their respective agreements.

A highly strong-willed advocate, Dato’ Quek has in the recent years brought an appeal to the English Courts and the European Courts of Human Rights (ECtHR) in order to seek justice for the unlawful killings of the victims in the Batang Kali Massacre (Dec 1948) by the previous British government in Malaya.

For his vast experience in the Malaysia-China economic cooperation, Dato’ Quek is frequently consulted by body corporates and various organisations for legal advice. Most prominently, Dato’ Quek has spoken at several key international and local conferences on current issues pertaining to Belt & Road Initiative.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Adovacate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1995)
  • Diploma in Syariah Legal Practice, International Islamic University Malaysia (2010) 
  • Master of Laws, National University of Singapore (1997)
  •  Bachelor of Economics with Major in Accounting, University of Adelaide (1990)
  • Bachelor of Laws (2nd upper honour degree), University of Adelaide (1992)

EXPERIENCE:

  •  Advised a company on its acquisition of a strategic stake in one of the largest metal recycling and
    industrial waste management company in Johor for an undisclosed significant consideration (2022)
  • Acted as legal counsel to TIZA Global Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Citaglobal Sdn Bhd) in connection
    with the proposed acquisiton by Citaglobal Berhad of the entire stake in Citaglobal Engineering
    Services Sdn Bhd from TIZA Global for an indicative purchase consideration of RM140million which
    was satisfied via the issuance of new ordinary shares in Citaglobal (2022) 
  • Advised two Chinese companies on their respective acquisition of industrial lands within an industrial
    development in East Cost Malaysia with one measuring approximately 250 acres for consideration
    around RM130 million and another measuring approximately 300 acres for consideration around
    RM150 million (2022)
  • Advised and acted for steel and iron mill manufacturer to resist land acquisition from the proposed
    spur line of East Coast Rail Link (2022).
  • Acted for a Malaysian lender in a syndicated loan of USD250 million for term loan and revolving credit
    to part finance the construction costs and working capital. (ongoing)
  • Advised a paper manufacturer on the acquisition of the industrial land measuring approximately 180
    acres within an industrial development for consideration around RM60 million (2022).
  • Advised one of the top 10 developers on the computation of share units and rate of maintenance charge for a mixed development in KL City Centre (2022).
  • Advising and acting for a steel and iron mill manufacturer to apply for East Coast Economic Region Development Council tax incentive (2022).
  • Advising Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA) on the proposed strategy and approach in relation to the impact of Ang Ming Lee v Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar appeals [2020] 1 MLJ 281 on Housing Developer and the exercise of their powers under section 2(2) of the Housing Development Act 1966 (2022).

MEMBERSHIPS:

  •  Vice President of Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR)
  •  Arbitrator of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
  •  Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Arbitrator of Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC)
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, Sunsuria Berhad
  • Co-Chairman (Malaysia) of Malaysia-China Commercial Law Cooperation Committee
  • Advisory Committee of the IIDPS, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Member of the Legal Advisory Committee on the Economic and Trade Friction of China Council for
    the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Malaysia Advocate & Solicitor’s Disciplinary Board
  • Deputy President, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies
  • Former Director of Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC)
  • Former Chairman of Silk Road Business Council Malaysia Chapter
  • Former Coordinator of the Action Committee Condemning the Batang Kali Massacre

ACCOLADES:

  •  The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 – ‘The partners are knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with legal advice, particularly Dato Quek.’
  • IFLR1000 2023 – Notable Practitioner in Banking and M&A
    “He has strong written and verbal communication skills and he has the ability to communicate complicated legal concepts in simplified terms. In addition, he is organised and ensures all the rules and regulations of the legal process are complied with.”
  • In-House Community 2022-23
    Commended External Counsel in Malaysia
 

PUBLICATIONS:

  •  Co-author of “Suing British Government – the Batang Kali Massacre” January 2013, a book Quek wrote together with his late father Quek Jin Teck
  • The Rule of Law
  •  Practical Law: Corporate Real Estate Malaysia Guide, 2015/2016 – Thomson Reuters
  •  Legal Guide to Companies and Corporations
  • Practical Law: Thomson Reuters Establishing A Business in Malaysia: Overview, 2017/2018

LANGUAGES:

  •  English
  •  Malay
  •  Chinese

Area Of Practice

Banking & Finance
Cross Border Trade & Investement
Corporate / M&A
Public Interest Litigation
Real Estate

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