Raj, Ong & Yudistra (Roy): Specializing in Civil Litigation & Corporate & Commercial Advisory
ROY is a mid-sized law firm with over a decade of experience. Its flagship services include civil litigation, corporate and commercial law advisory, and criminal defence. These services are subdivided into categories such as corporate drafting, information technology law, intellectual property law, environmental law, real estate and property advisory, dispute resolution, probates and intestacy (contentious or otherwise), trusts, offshore foundation set up and advisory, family office services, ESG advisory, and criminal law (which include including white-collar crimes, anti-money laundering, and corruption allegations).This ensures that our legal guidance effectively supports their strategic vision. This combination of practicality, transparency,
The demand for corporate legal consulting services in Malaysia has surged in recent years due to a vibrant start-up scene, the resurgence of traditional business models, and the maturing Malaysian legal system. However, clients seeking corporate legal counsel in Malaysia face challenges such as navigating complex regulations, cost concerns, and finding the right expertise. Meanwhile, international clients may experience cultural and language barriers while seeking longterm relationships and customized solutions.
To address these challenges, ROY prioritizes responsiveness, availability, and a deep understanding of clients' businesses and industries. One of the firm’s offerings is a retainer-based model with standardized packages, providing cost-effective services that can be customized to suit clients' unique needs.
This approach enables the establishment of long-lastin relationships and offers prompt, continuous advice, and assistance, supporting clients throughout their growth journey. “The firm's unique combination of talent and capabilities allows it to deliver innovative and tailored legal solutions, setting it apart from other players in the segment”, mentions Patrick Lim, Partner at Raj, Ong & Yudistra.
Transparency & Sustainability in Approach
ROY prioritizes the fostering of long-lasting relationships by delivering efficient, personalized, and high-quality legal support. ROY adopts a practical approach to ensure the effectiveness of its services. “We maintain open and honest communication, incorporating a business-forward mind-set that combines both commercial and litigation perspectives, which allows us to provide well-rounded legal advice that is aligned with clients' business objectives and meet their specific commercial goals. and a strong focus on clients' needs sets us apart and ensures the success of our services”, says Patrick.
Effective Client Engagement
ROY’s client engagement process is designed to cater to commercial clients' unique needs. It starts with a conflict check and, when necessary, identification verification, ensuring a seamless and transparent onboarding experience. From the client's side, it requests the appointment of a dedicated contact person with decisionmaking authority to facilitate clear communication and expedite the decision-making process.
To understand clients' specific requirements, the company conducts a comprehensive on-boarding meeting, delving into their business objectives, industry landscape, and potential legal challenges. Its expertise in both commercial strategy and litigation perspective allows the company to craft tailored solutions that align with clients' goals. “Following in-depth discussions, we develop a customized action plan and provide a transparent quote, reflecting our commitment to delivering high-quality, cost-effective legal services. Throughout the engagement, we maintain regular communication and provide updates, ensuring our clients stay informed and confident in our approach”, states Patrick.
We maintain open & honest communication, Incorporating a business-forward mind-set That combines both commercial & litigation Perspectives, which allows us to provide wellrounded Legal advice
Patrick Lim, Partner
The Journey So Far
Since its inception 12 years ago, ROY’s journey has been marked by consistent growth and success. Starting with three founding partners, the firm has expanded to include six partners, four lawyers, and four support staff. Its most senior partners each have 16 to 17 years of practicing experience. Over the years, it has steadily acquired a diverse clientele, including onshore, offshore, and foreign-based clients, ranging from individuals to corporations and high net worth family offices. The company’s commitment to delivering tailored, innovative solutions that address legal challenges while supporting clients' business objectives has been a driving force behind its growth in terms of client acquisition.
ROY's commitment to delivering client-centric legal solutions has led to its growth in terms of client acquisition, serving high-profile clients such as an ex-prime minister, multi-national companies, government-linked companies, government ministries, high net worth family offices, largescale property developers, prominent real estate firms, and public figures. Recent notable corporate legal consultancy work includes nationwide logistics transition for the largest fast-food chain in Malaysia, tax advisory in a landmark decision regarding stamp duty for asset acquisition, crossborder technological transfer negotiations, and settlement of a six-year board dispute in a multi-national company culminating in a nine-figure buyout settlement.
As it continues to evolve, it remains dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to the growing clientele, both in Malaysia and internationally. “The current roadmap in effect for ROY is a strengthening of its litigation services and the increase of growth and visibility of its corporate practice. For the corporate department, the recent focus of expansion lies in the growth of our advisory services relating to trusts, offshore foundations, and the increased adoption of technology in our practice”, concludes Patrick.