Penny’s main practice areas are competition and antitrust, and personal data protection. Her experience includes advising clients in various industries on diverse aspects of competition law, preparing competition compliance programmes, providing competition law training, and review of business practices. She has been actively involved in assisting clients in investigations conducted by the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC), and lodgment of complaints and leniency applications with the MyCC. She has also represented clients in appeal hearings before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Penny also advises clients on personal data protection matters including those involving niche areas such as data centres in Malaysia, cloud computing services, and co-branding arrangements. She is actively involved in running various personal data protection compliance programmes and regularly provides data protection training. In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Penny was endorsed by a client for being “very dedicated and for always providing comprehensive advice...She is also responsive in addressing our business and legal issues in a timely manner”.

Penny co-authored the Malaysia chapters of The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Cartels & Lenience 2023 and The ICLG to Corporate Investigations 2023 published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, Getting the Deal Through: Agribusiness 2021 published by Law Business Research Ltd., and Global Legal Insights to Cartels 2020 published by Global Legal Group, London.

Penny graduated with an LL.B. degree from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Work Highlights

  • Advised on abuse of dominance cases including investigations in the e-hailing sector and the first dominance appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (e-government services).
  • Advised on cartel investigations including in the financial services and transportation sectors.
  • Advised on personal data protection-related matters, including data breach incidents and cross-jurisdictional data transfers pursuant to the Schrems II case.