Lee Won’s areas of practice include foreign investments into Malaysia, public and private M&As, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, securities laws and general commercial contracts.

Lee Won is the Head of Corporate Department, and she has represented clients from a broad spectrum of industries, including financial institutions, manufacturers, healthcare providers, oil and gas entities, private equity firms and sovereign funds on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Lee Won has written articles on securities offering, takeovers and business acquisitions, and banking regulations in Malaysia for various publications.

Lee Won is recognised as Highly Regarded in M&A by IFLR1000 and is endorsed by peers and clients as being “diligent with prompt and detailed responses”. She is consistently recognised as a Leading Individual in Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and also in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global/Asia-Pacific. In Chambers Asia-Pacific, sources say that “she knows her stuff”. She was described as “really sharp and commercially savvy”, and was noted for her “proactivity in coming up with solutions”. In 2022, She was named in The A-List Malaysia’s Top 100 lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal.

Lee Won joined the Firm in 2013. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Partner of another law firm in Malaysia.

In 2011, Lee Won joined Allen & Gledhill, the Firm’s associate firm in Singapore as a Partner. To read more about her practice in Singapore, please click here.

Work Highlights

  • Advised Universal Robina Corporation on its acquisition of 100% of Munchy Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Munchworld Marketing Sdn. Bhd., from the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, for RM1.925 billion.
  • Advised Malayan Cement Berhad on the acquisition of the equity interest of 10 companies and their respective subsidiaries which are involved in cement and ready-mixed concrete businesses in Malaysia from YTL Cement Berhad, for a for a total consideration of RM5.158 billion.
  • Advised Grab as Malaysian transaction counsel for South-east Asia on its acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc.’s South-east Asian assets for a 27.5 per cent. stake in Grab (“M&A Deal of the Year” at the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2019, “M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)” at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2019 and “M&A Deal of the Year” at The Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards 2019).