Quality, Professionalism, and Practicality.

Chellam Wong is a full service law firm based in Kuala Lumpur and formed in July 1997.

Its focus areas are in corporate and commercial dispute resolution, corporate restructuring and insolvency.

It is led by Mark Ho and Ramesh Kanapathy.

At Chellam Wong, we value quality, professionalism and practicality.

We believe in being there with our clients through every step – their challenges are ours. We strive to provide a bespoke service, always keeping the client’s ultimate goal in mind.

We pride ourselves in delivering innovative and practical solutions to our client’s legal issues, at a reasonable and accommodating fee structure.

No matter how dire a case may seem, Chellam Wong will find that light at the end of the tunnel.

What We Do:

Chellam Wong is a full-service law firm that offers expertise in the fields of dispute resolution, corporate advisory, corporate restructuring and insolvency, conveyancing and banking, matrimonial and family law and inheritance and trusts.

Practice Areas

This encompasses litigation and extra-judicial dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. 

Mark Ho is called to the Bar of England and Wales, Singapore and Malaya. Entering his 30th year as an advocate and solicitor, his insights and instincts are dazzling. 

Ramesh Kanapathy holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Malaya and is called to the Bar of Malaya. He is well known for his amicable but result orientated style of advocacy. Likened to space age ceramic, he gets tougher when things get hotter.  

The law reports are filled with reported cases handled by Chellam Wong.

Mark Ho is a contributing author of the book, “Law and Practice of Injunctions in Malaysia – Sweet & Maxwell”.

“Corporate law is a legal field that governs the formation of companies, shareholder rights, mergers, and acquisitions, while business law or commercial law deals with the sale and distribution of goods and services and is relevant to the day-to-day aspects of running a business such as trade, commercial transactions and business deals.”

From the drafting of contracts to advising public listed companies, Chellam Wong provides the full gamut of corporate and commercial legal service. Compliance with BURSA and SC laws, regulation, guidelines and directives as well as handling mergers and acquisitions and public offerings, are the staple.

Chellam Wong had the dubious privilege of being formed in the middle of the financial crisis of 1997. Turning a negative into a positive, we dived into the area of corporate restructuring and rescue and within several years, established ourselves as the leading law firm in the field.

The amendments to the Companies Act in 2016 has widened the area of Corporate Rescue and Restructuring, challenging the imagination and creativity of practitioners in this field.

Chellam Wong has risen to this challenge and remain one of the leading firms in this area of law.

“Winding-up is not the end, it is the beginning”.

Chellam Wong works closely with several established accounting and advisory firms whose principles are licensed liquidators.

When it comes to recovery of assets after winding up, liquidators’ duties and obligations and everything that happens after winding-up, Chellam Wong is frequently sought after for our expertise.

Applying our approach of providing innovative and practical solutions to legal issues, our team has contributed to the development of the law of insolvency in Malaysia.

A similar and overlapping area to the law of insolvency, Chellam Wong is equally adept in this area.

At times, the appointment of a receiver and manager may be unjustified or uncalled for and may sound the death knell of a company.

Chellam Wong has in depth experience in the removal or suspension of the appointment of the receiver and manager.

The “bricks and mortar” of any law firm, conveyancing and banking is an area of law that cannot be neglected.

The buying and selling of property and the procurement of related financing is commonplace and as such, Chellam Wong is prepared to handle any transaction from the simple to the complex.

Our team of lawyers and clerks will efficiently handle the matter ensuring a smooth and swift turnaround time that is key to transactions of this nature.

Planning for one’s family is a must. That is why Chellam Wong has not neglected the area of family law.

From the creation of trusts to the drafting of wills and from the loss of a loved one to the effecting of the Probate or Letters of Administration, our team is ready and willing.

And if a marriage fails, Chellam Wong is adequately equipped and experienced to handle contested and non-contested divorces or separations.