Oon Hooi Lin Oon Hooi Lin
Partner, Corporate Division

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Hooi Lin graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1992 with an LLB (Hons). She was admitted as a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the English Bar in 1993.

She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995 and started practice as a legal assistant handling a broad portfolio of property and conveyancing matters, corporate share sales, transfers of ownership in businesses, joint venture schemes, licensing and franchising agreements, loan and other security documentation in relation to retail loans, housing and corporate financing. She also assisted in the public listing exercise of a number of reputable companies.

In year 2000, she set-up a partnership with another lawyer and continued with her practice in Penang in the above said areas and further widened her practice areas to include work in banking securities, company secretarial advisory work, divorce, employment, information technology and trust and administration.

In February, 2007, she relocated to Kuala Lumpur and set up her own firm, Messrs Oon Hooi Lin & Co.

In May 2014, she joined Skrine as a Partner in the Corporate Division.

  Further Details  

Areas of Practice

Banking, Corporate/Debt Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Foreign Investments, Joint Ventures, Project Finance, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills, Probate, Charities.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn, London
  • Degree of Bachelors of Law LLB. (Hons.), Queen Mary College, University of London


  • Advised and acted for local and foreign individuals and corporations in the purchase of development and industrial lands, and residential and commercial properties.
  • Advised housing developers on laws on property development.
  • Advised and acted for leading banks in respect of facilities granted to housing developers to finance the construction of housing and commercial projects.
  • Advised and acted for leading banks in respect of facilities granted to private individuals and corporations to part-finance their purchase of land and residential and commercial properties.
  • Advised and acted for multinational companies, private individuals and corporations on leases and tenancies.
  • Advised and acted for private individuals and corporations on share sales, sale and purchase of businesses, sale/transfer of assets, franchises and other commercial agreements, drafting and negotiating related agreements and drafting and submitting applications to relevant regulatory authorities.
  • Advising and drafting of agreements relating to joint ventures/shareholders agreement in Malaysia, and drafting Constitutions of companies incorporated in Malaysia.
  • Advised private individuals and liaising with foreign lawyers on real estate investments overseas.
  • Advising on wills, administration of estates, deed of family arrangements, settlement agreements, trust deeds and other related documents.
  • Advice from the viewpoint of Malaysia laws facilities granted by on shore or off shore syndicate of lenders to local or foreign entities, secured over Malaysian assets, including advice on foreign exchange and other regulatory issues in Malaysia, and issuing counsel’s opinion in respect of the legality and enforceability of the security documents under Malaysian laws.
  • Advising foreign investors on matters relating to setting up and conducting of businesses in Malaysia, including legal and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Advising on Malaysian law aspects of aircraft sale and financing transactions.

  Other Professional Work and Publications  

Joint Presenter of Seminar on Cross-Border Probate and Succession Planning with Rothschild Trust Group and Withers Worldwide International Probate Team to private individuals in June, 2016.

Joint Presenter of “Trust Properties, Inherited Properties, Leases” being part of the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Series of Seminar 2014.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn Alumni Association, Malaysia
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel, Bar Council
  • Member of the Conveyancing Practice Committee, Bar Council
  • Member of the Corporate and Commercial Law Committee, Bar Council



IFLR 1000 2019 Rankings


IFLR 1000 2019 has ranked Skrine as a Tier 1 firm in four practice areas. In addition, eight of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings


Asialaw Profiles 2019 has ranked Skrine as an ‘Outstanding’ firm in seven industry and practice areas. In addition, 10 of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018


We are pleased to announce that our firm is recognised as a Top Tier Firm in the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018. Some of our partners were also listed in the rankings.



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