Partner, Dispute Resolution Division

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Wong Chee Lin graduated from Hertford College, Oxford University, UK in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) with honours. She then enrolled in City University to obtain a diploma in law and thereafter, was called to the English Bar. She has been in legal practice in Malaysia with Skrine since 1985 and became a partner of the firm in 1994.

Her commercial practice is broad and covers corporate insolvency, company and commercial litigation including recovery work, voluntary arrangements and restructuring, contracts, corporate wrongdoing and misfeasance, banking and finance, partnership, guarantees and other securities, directors’ duties and liabilities, shareholders disputes and receivership and liquidation. Her commercial litigation experience also encompasses acting in arbitrations and in expert determination.

She has acted for office holders, companies, directors and debtors in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency. Chee Lin is also frequently retained as solicitor and regularly advises the leading accounting firms on various aspects of the law relating to receivership, liquidation and corporate rescue matters as well as representing them as Counsel in cases where legal proceedings are filed. In particular, she has advised members of an accounting firm who were appointed to take control of the affairs of private funds by the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority under the provisions of the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority Act 1996 and the Labuan Offshore Securities Industry Act 1998.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2010/2011, has cited her as being “strategic”, ‘”dedicated” and having an “in-depth knowledge of insolvency litigation work” whereas in Asia Pacific Legal 500 2012, she has been described as an ‘excellent lawyers with vast experience’ A client has described her in the IFLR 1000 2011, as being an “all-time favourite in insolvency and liquidation with in-depth knowledge, through opinions, accessibility and customer friendliness”. She also won the ILO Client Choice Award for Insolvency and Restructuring practitioner of the Year (Malaysia) 2011 & 2012.

  Further Details  

Areas of Practice

Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/ Insolvency, Contracts, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Defamation, Directors & Officers Liability, Insurance, Land Acquisition, Landlord & Tenant, Professional Indemnity, Professional Liability/ Negligence, Securities.

 Professional Affiliations

  • Member of one of the working groups of the Corporate Law Reform Committee


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn, London

Reported Decisions include the following:

  1. Monorail Retail Sdn Bhd & Cho Choo Meng & Ors [2010] MLJU 368
  2. BASF Services (M) Sdn Bhd v Pemungut Duti Setem [2010] MLJU 394
  3. Malaysian Merchant Marine Berhad & Others v BHLB Trustee Berhad & Others [2010} MKJU 644
  4. Renault SA v Inokom Corp Sdn Bhd & Anor And Other Appeals [2010] 5 MLJ 394
  5. BASF Services (M) Sdn Bhd v Pemungut Duti Setem [2010] 4 MLJ 596
  6. Pemungut Duti Setem v BASF Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd [2009] 5 MLJ 348
  7. Leong Yew Chin v Hock Hua Bank Bhd [2008] 3 MLJ 340
  8. Chan Siew Yen v Public Bank Berhad [2007] MLJU 734
  9. Tan Kim Hor & Others v Tan Heng Chew & Others [2006] MLJU 10
  10. Dato' Tan Heng Chew v Tan Kim Hor [2006] MLJU 11
  11. Hasmah Bt Abdul Rahman v Kenny Chua Kien Lam [2006] MLJU 262
  12. Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid & Ors v Perdana Merchant Bankers Bhd & Ors
  13. [2006] 5 MLJ 1
  14. Dato' Tan Heng Chew v Tan Kim Hor [2006] 2 MLJ 293
  15. Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Hamid & Ors v Perdana Merchant Bankers Bhd
  16. (Fomerly Known As Intradagang Merchant Bankers (M) Bhd) as Trustee,
  17. Manager & Agent [2005] 3 MLJ 140
  18. Sri Kelangkota-Rakan Engineering JV Sdn Bhd & Anor v Arab-Malaysian Prima Realty Sdn Bhd & Ors [2003] 3 MLJ 257
  19. Tan Kim Hor v Tan Chong & Motor Co Sdn Bhd & Ors [2003] 2 MLJ 278
  20. Ban Hin Lee Bank Berhad v Applied Magnetics (M) Sdn. Bhd (In. Liquidation) [2002] MLJU 452
  21. Tan Kim Hor & 9 Others v Tan Heng Chew & 9 Others [2002] MLJU 582
  22. Tan Boon Pun & 1 Lagi v Tung Pao Sdn Bhd & 7 Lagi [2002] MLJU 618
  23. Leong Yew Chin v Hock Hua Bank Berhad [2002] MLJU 708
  24. Wajax (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v Clement Anak Charles & Others [2002] MLJU 757
  25. Tan Boon Pun Dan Satu Lagi v Tung Pao Sdn Bhd Dan Lain-Lain [2002] 7 MLJ 68
  26. Perdana Merchants Bankers Bhd (Dahulunya Dikenali Sebagai Intradagang Merchant Banking (M) Bhd) Dan Lain-Lain v Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Hamid Dan Lain-Lain [2001] 2 MLJ 711
  27. Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Hamid & Ors v Perdana Merchant Bankers Bhd & Ors [2000] 2 MLJ 417
  28. Adijanto & Ors v Tay Choo Foo [1999] MLJU 422
  29. Boon Chang (M) Eng. v Tejana Trading Corp. Sdn. Bhd. & Ors (Encl. 19, 22 & 14) [1999] MLJU 686
  30. Datuk Yap Pak Leong v Sababumi (Sandakan) Sdn Bhd [1997] 1 MLJ 587
  31. Perdana Merchant Bankers Bhd & Ors v Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Hamid & Ors [1996] MLJU 241
  32. Tengku Abdullah Ibni Sultan Abu Bakar & Ors v Mohd Latiff Bin Shah Mohd & Ors & Other Appeals [1996] 2 MLJ 265
  33. Kawanda Corporation Sdn Bhd v Andy Chan Cheong Hoong & Ors [1995] MLJU 357
  34. Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Bhd v Teck Lay Realty Sdn Bhd & Ors [1993] MLJU 173
  35. Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Bhd & Ors v Sun Chong Land Development Sdn Bhd & Ors [1993] MLJU 177
  36. Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Bhd & Anor v Lorrain Esme Osman [1990] 3 MLJ 481


Engagements include:

International Arbitration

  • Acted as Counsel for a public listed Malaysian oil and gas support services provider in a multi-million shareholders dispute with a Central American specialist oil and gas service company.

Commercial Litigation/ Corporate Disputes

  • Acted as junior counsel for a major domestic distributor of luxury vehicles in a corporate dispute between shareholders and directors.
  • Successfully defended and acted as Counsel for transaction solicitors sued for negligence in a multi-million Islamic bond matter filed by Maybank Trustee Berhad.

Expert Determination

  • Advised as Malaysian Counsel with Herbert Smith as instructing UK Counsel on the possible challenge to an expert determination involving a subsidiary of a joint venture of 2 major oil and gas multinational in a dispute over a sale and purchase of carbon monoxide.

Banking Disputes

  • Advised and acted in all 3 tiers of court proceedings for a commercial bank which involved a complex and novel point of law in Malaysia concerning the priority of charges over assets.


The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine is pleased to announce that the Firm has achieved seven Tier 1 practice area rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Our Tier 1 rankings are in the following areas: 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Labour and Employement

Skrine was also listed as one of the leading firms in the areas of Projects & Energy, and Shipping. 

Four Skrine partners were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective areas. 


Skrine Retains Who’s Who Legal Accolade for Malaysia

On 15th May 2017, the Who’s Who Global Awards was held in London, United Kingdom and Skrine was conferred the Award:

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

Skrine previously received this Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.



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