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What Others Say

Legal Directories

We are consistently ranked highly by key international legal directories and have been commended by clients and peers in the industry for :

  • understanding our clients needs
  • providing practical and innovative solutions
  • producing work of real quality

Chambers Asia - the sister publication of Chambers Global (listed below), conducts in-depth interviews with clients to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers across Asia.


  Raslan Loong's Corporate M&A team is praised for its dedication, as one client reveals: “Without its diligence and responsiveness, we wouldn’t have been able to close a key deal on time.” Central to the practice is Loong Caesar, a long-established practitioner who is instructed on “some of the most complicated transactions because he is a great problem solver.” Interviewees say that he has "the ability to get people to listen – he is authoritative but diplomatic, and presents sensible, logical answers.” The firm is also frequently instructed by international firms to advise on Malaysian laws. 

Its Corporate Banking and Finance team wins praise from clients, who say that it “works towards achieving our objectives and preserving our interests in negotiations while still maintaining friendly relations with the other side.”


 

"Founding partner Caesar Loong is credited with 'building a highly respectable practice from scratch'. He has established long-term relationship with a set of loyal clients who say he is 'responsive, knowledgeable and always accessible'."

Partner, Chua See Hua was also recommended for presenting 'coherent and prompt advice due to her deep knowledge of the law'.


 

"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'."

"Senior partner, Loong Caesar is 'well-connected' with captains of the industry. He is commended for this 'hands-on, conscientious' approach and 'for taking time to 'explain why certain clauses need to be included and why some can be excluded'."


Chambers Global is an independent guide that identifies significant players in international legal practice after extensive research and interviews with leading practitioners and clients worldwide.


 

"Raslan Loong is a niche firm with offices in Singapore and Europe. With an international reach, the corporate team …naturally lends itself to major cross-border transactions…The team is also prominent domestically…"


 

"Raslan Loong's international connections serve the firm well [for the area of Banking and Finance], the team has a very international clients base. Offshore financing is also a particular strength of the firm".

Lead partners, Loong Caesar and Chua See Hua were praised for their level of service for Capital Markets and M& A work. Clients are "extremely happy with level of service – the firm is very efficient and very quick to understand matters involved".


 

"Since its formation it has developed a real 'presence' in corporate/M&A transactions and capital markets."


 

"This 'professional' corporate boutique boasts a 'strong reputation' in M&A, capital markets, restructuring, investments and technology work. The team is 'extremely responsive and independent'.


 

"A practice that is 'strong on corporate matters'. It attracted market approval for its 'distinguished partners' and good-quality advice. An alliance with Australian firm Minter Ellison enhances the firm's international presence, as borne out of recent multi-jurisdictional transactions in which the team acted as co-advisors. M&A and corporate and debt restructurings have been the core areas of activity this year. The team has also acted on several listing exercises in Singapore and Malaysia"


 

"A firm in the ascendant which impressed researchers with the level of commendations this year. Rivals describe it as 'coming unto the fray more aggressively' and applaud the 'interesting work' that the firm has secured. It has particular expertise in big-ticket deals including cross-border M&A, and is involved in ongoing mergers in the stock broking, banking and insurance industries"


The Asia Pacific Legal 500 Guide to Asia's Commercial Law Firms contains editorial comments and listings that are completely independent.
 

"Raslan Loong's clients are quick to praise the proficiency of the firm's corporate and commercial team which, had a very active year". Raslan Loong "offers significant experience on cross-border banking and finance transactions". The firm's capital markets team "acts for a large number of foreign listed companies, and is very able advising on placement of shares. Clients are quick to recognize the firm as the top of the market".


 

"Raslan Loong's international connections serve the firm well, the team has a very international clients base....Offshore financing is also a particular strength of the firm". Lead partners, Loong Caesar and Chua See Hua were praised for their level of service for Capital Markets and M&A work. Clients are "extremely happy with level of service - the firm is very efficient and very quick to understand matters involved".


 

"Raslan Loong's solid reputation in the banking sector earns the firm instructions from some of the most coveted local and foreign banks …." ; "Raslan Loong boasts an impressive capital markets team …" ; "Raslan Loong is very highly regarded for its outstanding corporate and commercial expertise…."


 

The firm was commended in the areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Projects and Energy. Raslan Loong's esteemed reputation and strong global connections provide a substantial selling point and it remains on the panel of most of the important financial institutions in Malaysia. Foreign banks are also frequent clients…. Much of its [Corporate/M&A] work has a cross-border element, thanks to the international standing of its founding partner Loong Caesar."


 

The firm was commended in the areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and Commercial and Projects. "Corporate boutique Raslan Loong's Loong Caesar is one of Malaysia's leading corporate lawyers. … Loong Caesar's international standing is a great source of instructions from around Asia and Europe."


 

The firm was commended in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Projects.


 

The firm has more multinationals [clients] than most firms with a similar size. Loong Caesar is well known name in the market and is actively expanding the firm with a new association with the German outfit of Reeg Rechtsanwälte and a new office in Singapore.


The International Financial Law Review 1000, is a reference publication which focuses exclusively on the leading law firms for corporate finance around the world.

In the 2008 edition, Raslan Long was again commended for its M&A and Capital Markets practices. "The firm's excellent reputation for corporate matters among Malaysian companies has allowed it roles on deals of significant size".

In the 2007 edition of IFLR 1000, Raslan Loong was again cited as one of the leading law firms for Capital Markets and M&A. In terms of ranking the firm was ranked as a Tier 1 law firm for M&A and a Tier 2 firm for Capital Markets. “Raslan Loong has traditionally been strong on the corporate front… The firm has made its name advising large Malaysian businesses on their business dealings. …. The firm's excellent client base means that it is well-placed to act for corporate issuers.

The firm’s considerable expertise in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and project finance was noted in the 2006 review.

In both the 2002/2003 and 2004 editions, the firm was recommended for capital markets, insolvency and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and project finance work. In the 2004 review of the firm’s insolvency and restructuring work. “Raslan Loong is recommended for its advice on insolvency proceedings and difficult restructurings. For mergers and acquisitions practice, “Raslan Loong is said by the market to produce ‘work of real quality'. The firm specializes in advising corporates in Europe and Asia on their activities in Malaysia” and Loong Caesar is noted “for his experience and his understanding his client’s businesses.


Asia Law Profilesis an independent guide to firms best placed to advise clients through legal, political, bureaucratic and regulatory obstacles in Asian jurisdictions. In 2006, Raslan Loong was ranked as a top 10 law firm in Malaysia for intellectual property work. For 2 consecutive years in 2005 and 2006, Raslan Loong was recommeded for IT Telecom & Media in its Leading Local Law Firms Poll.


The Asian In-House Handbook lists the leading law firms across Asia as chosen by a range of in-house lawyers.

Raslan Loong was commended for its Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate & M&A, Intellectual Property, Projects & Project Financing, Restructuring & Insolvency and Telecommunication, Media & Technology work in 2009. Raslan Loong's Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A transactions were highlighted in the 2007-08 issue. In the 2006 edition, Raslan Loong was listed as prominent lawyers in the area of Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Capital Markets, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Project Finance. In the 2004-2005 edition, Raslan Loong was noted for its M&A, Capital Markets, Litigation, Intellectual Property and Restructuring & Insolvency work. Raslan Loong was noted for Corporate and M&A work in its 2003-2004 edition.


The PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook is one of the leading guides for in-house counsel on instruction lawyers worldwide.

In the 2008 edition, Raslan Loong was commended for its Capital Markets and Corporate M&A work. In the earlier 2007 edition, Raslan Loong was commended for its M&A and also its Restructuring and Insolvency work.

 

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