Lawyer Profile

Ng Swee Kee - Partner - Shearn Delamore & Co

Tel: +603 2027 2898
Email: [email protected]
Address: 7th Floor, Wisma
Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No.1, Leboh Ampang
50100 Kuala Lumpur,

Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysia, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Project Finance, Telecommunications, Media & Technology

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Practice Areas


  • Corporate / M&A
  • Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Technology & Communications




  • English,
  • Malay,
  • Chinese




Mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, joint ventures, corporate/debt restructuring, securities offerings, financial institutions and insurance regulations, corporate advisory/ planning and infrastructure and technology projects. His clients include multinationals, Malaysian corporations and private equity. His advice and transactions have included the e-commerce/e-Logistics, automotive, aviation and airports, banking and insurance, direct sales, education, e-commerce, FMCG, healthcare, hypermarkets, internet service providers (ISPs), logistics, medical technology, railways, solar, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor & microelectronics (including wafer fabs), manufacturing, mining and telecommunications industry sectors. His work include providing legal solutions across the full life cycle of a project (greenfield and brownfield projects).

Practice in recent years has principally focussed on China and Korean clients, which include:

  • Alibaba Group (eCommerce) (China)(NYSE)
  • Cainiao LogisticsGroup, a subsidiary of Alibaba (China) (Logistics)
  • Korea National Oil Corporation(KNOC) (South Korea) (Oil& Gas)
  • Hanwha Q-Cell Group(South Korea)(Solar)
  • Nine Dragons Paper(Holdings) Limited (SEHK) (China/HK) (Paper/cardboard, world’s 2nd largest player)
  • HNAGroup Co., Ltd. ( (China)
  • CRRCUrban Traffic (Europe) Co Ltd, CRRC Urban Traffic (Hongkong) Company Limited, subsidiaries of CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC) (SSE and SEHK) (China/HK) (Railways/Rolling Stock- world’s largest)
  • Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (Geely) (China)(Automotive)(brands – Geely Auto, Lotus, Lynk & Co, PROTON, and Volvo, London EV Company and Yuan Cheng Auto brands)
  • Nuctech Company Limited (China) (Advanced security and inspection solution and service supplier)
  • SinotransLimited (China) (a direct subsidiary of and single logistics platform for China Merchants Group, listed on the SEHK) (freight forwarding services). Largest integrated logistics integrator in China.
  • China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC), China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL, a subsidiary of CNOOC Group is listed on SSE and SEHK) (China/HK) (China state-owned company, international energy company industrial chain and business spreading across 40 countries. The CNOOC Group focuses on the oil & gas exploration and development, engineering and  technical services, refining and marketing, natural gas and power generation and financial services)
  • Bestsellergroup (Fashion, FMCG)(China)
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation(SMIC) (China) (NYSE and SEHK) (leading foundry in the world, largest foundry in scale in China, broadest in technology coverage, and most comprehensive in semiconductor manufacturing services)
  • Hony Capital (China)(first China property private equity)

Before law, Swee Kee worked in banking and two public listed companies for 12 years with experience in management and on the board of a public listed company.




  • Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A. Economics)
  • University of Oxford (B.A. Jurisprudence, Hon)
  • University of Oxford (M.A.)
  • Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya




  • England & Wales (1992)
  • Malaysia (1994)



  • World Law Group, President, 2015 – 2017 (
  • World Law Group, Director, Asia Region, 2012 – 2015
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Vice-Chair, Cross-Border Investment Committee




  • Malaysian Bar (1994)
  • Middle Temple (London) (1992)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)




  • World Bank, Doing Business 2018 - Starting a Business – Malaysia, published by The World Bank Group (2011-2018)
  • International Business Acquisitions: Major Legal Issues and Due Diligence 2014 (Malaysia Chapter - co-author, Marhaini Nordin) (Editors: Ralf Kurney and Michael Whalley ), Wolters Kluwer, 4th Edition, 2014
  • International Securities Law Handbook 2014 (Malaysia Chapter - co-author, Marhaini Nordin) (Editors: Jean-Luc Soulier and Marcus Best), Wolters Kluwer, 4th Edition, 2014
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law Guide 2013/14 (Malaysia Chapter - co-author, Marhaini Nordin) The 1st Annual Guide to Practicing M&A Law in Asia published by LexisNexis
  • The Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia Pacific (Malaysia Chapter) published by Asia Pacific committee and the China law committee of the American Bar Association in 2010
  • World Bank Doing Business study on business regulation – Malaysia Chapter (most recently 2015)
  • International Bar Association Anti-money Laundering Forum (Malaysia Chapter 2005, 2009 and most recently March 2011) – The Lawyer's Guide to Legislation and Compliance
  • International Insider Dealing (Malaysia Chapter) (Edited by Mark Stamp with Tom Jaggers, Linklaters)
  • City and Financial Publishing, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9LG, UK, 2005



  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014, 2016 – 2019) – a “Leading Lawyer” in Corporate/M&A
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020 – a “Distinguished Practitioner” in Corporate/M&A
  • Asia Business Law Journal (2019 and 2020) – one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific (2008 – 2020) – “Leaders in their Field” in Corporate/M&A
  • Chambers Global (2007 – 2009, 2011 – 2020) – “Leaders in their Field” in Corporate/M&A
  • IFLR1000 (2011 – 2017) – “Leading Lawyer” in M&A
  • IFLR1000 (2018 – 2020) – “Highly Regarded Lawyer” in Energy and Infrastructure and M&A
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2007 – 2015) – “Leading Individual” in Corporate/M&A
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2017 and 2019 and 2020) – “Recommended Lawyer” in Corporate/M&A
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2020) – “Recommended Lawyer” in TMT
  • Expert Guides (2018 and 2019) – “Leading Practitioner” in M&A
  • Who’s Who Legal (2012 – 2015) – “Expert” in M&A