George Chong

George Chong Kok Choy
Tel: +603 7932 2018
Mobile: +6016 330 9772


  • B. Ec. (Monash)
  • LLB (Monash)
  • Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1993
Practice Area:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Property
  • Capital Markets / Debt Capital Markets
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Banking
  • Wills and Probate
  • Employment
About George Chong
George Chong has more than 25 years' experience in corporate, banking and conveyancing matters. He has advised several public listed clients in corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and property related transactions. His field of experience includes Islamic and conventional banking, offshore banking, private debt securities and IPO's. He has also acted for several public listed companies, multinational companies and property development companies.

Capital Markets / Debt Capital Markets
  • Advised on several IPO's (Starhill Real Estate Investment Trust ,now known as YTL Hospitality REIT) and Tower REIT and other companies listed in Bursa Malaysia.
  • Advised several debt capital market exercises, such as the RM 1.65 billion medium term notes programme by YTL Hospitality REIT and the RM 2 billion Medium Term Notes Programme by YTL Corporation Berhad.
  • Acted for and advised clients such as REIT's and property funds for acquisition of assets and leasing of properties, notably the acquisition and lease-back by YTL Hospitality REIT of several well-known hotel and resort properties (PangkorLaut Resort, Cameron Highlands Resort and Tanjong Jara Resort, to name a few) worth in total about RM 832 million and the sale by Starhill Real Estate Investment Trust (now known as YTL Hospitality REIT) of 2 properties known as "Lot 10" and "Starhill Gallery" to Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust for a total purchase consideration of RM 1.03 billion.
  • Acted and advised Couture Homes Sdn. Bhd. for the sale of a shopping complex known as Empire Subang to Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad.
  • In Islamic finance, George Chong was one of the speakers presenting a paper on "Sukuk Mudharabah" for the Banking & Financial Law School pursuant to the Global Islamic Forum held on 27 March 2007.
Previous experience
George Chong had many years of experience as a partner in the law firm of Messrs. Lee, Perara & Tan. He had also worked in Messrs. Skrine.