Corporate lawyer Kuok Yew Chen at Christopher & Lee Ong has been appointed as the managing partner at the Malaysian law firm, succeeding Yon See Ting, who had served in the role since 2019.
Kuok joined Christopher Lee & Co as a partner in 2009, four years before it merged with two other firms, Kamilah & Chong and Lee Ong & Kandiah, to establish Christopher & Lee Ong.
In his new position, Kuok said the challenge ahead would be to maintain the momentum and growth given local and global headwinds.
“However, I am cautiously optimistic that, together with my colleagues … and the invaluable support of our clients and business partners, we will be able to build on the solid foundations laid in the last decade and continue to grow from strength to strength,” said Kuok.
Meanwhile, Yon will continue in her corporate M&A practice and head the firm’s competition and antitrust practice group. During her tenure, she navigated the firm during the pandemic and has prioritised a balanced and inclusive work environment.