Our clients include leaders in their respective industries in Malaysia

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At Chua Associates we strive to bring a valuable perspective and insight to the challenging legal and business issues our clients face and to deliver, efficiently and cost-effectively, responsive service to address these issues.

We offer the efficiency and personal attention typical of small firms, along with the resources, in-depth experience more often found at larger firms.

Chua Associates act for a variety of commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, both public and private. Our clients include leaders in their respective industries in Malaysia, local and international financial institutions and investment banks.

Our partners have, in the past several years, acted for key parties in major corporate exercises in such industries as oil & gas, steel, finance, real estate and retail, among others.

Our practice areas

Our experience in these practice areas makes the difference between just knowing and truly understanding the needs of our clients.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights
  • Capital Markets
  • Construction
  • Debt Markets
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Islamic Financing
  • Islamic Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Equity
  • Private Placements
  • Real Estate
  • Secondary Public Offerings (Equity & Debt)
  • Secondary Sales of Privately held Securities
  • Tender Offers
  • Venture Capital
  • Workouts & Restructuring


The lawyers at Chua Associates have received numerous commendations in their areas of practice from the following publications:

Chambers Asia

Chambers Asia is a recent sister publication of Chamber Global, an independent guide that identifies major practitioners in international legal practice. The guide is compiled after interviews with clients and extensive research. In its 2008 guide, Chambers Asia quoted:

“Partner, Chua See Hua is praised as an effective negotiator, especially ‘when there are numerous interests to reconcile”.

“...[clients] value her for always responding as soon as she can” when commending Chua See Hua's previous law firm as a leading law firm for Corporate / M&A work.

During Chua See Hua’s time with the former law firm leading the restructuring and insolvency practice, the firm received numerous commendations in this area of practice from the following publications:

Financial Law Review 1000

International Financial Law Review 1000, a publication which focuses exclusively on the leading law firms for corporate finance around the world, said in its 2004 review said:

“...[the firm] is recommended for its advice on insolvency proceedings and difficult restructurings”.

Asian Counsel

The Asian-Counsel, the sister publication of Asian In-House Handbook, is a magazine for in-house lawyers.

Chua See Hua’s Corporate Recovery & Insolvency Team was awarded the Asian-Counsel Firm of the Year Award 2007 for Restructuring work.

PLC Which Lawyer

The PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook is a guide and directory for in-house counsel to instruct lawyers globally.

In its 12th edition in 2007, Chua See Hua’s former firm was commended for its Restructuring and Insolvency work.