Edwin is a corporate, commercial and technology partner at Chia, Lee Associates. Prior to this, Edwin was a senior associate in the corporate M&A, technology, media and telecommunications as well as competition practice group at Christopher & Lee Ong, one of the largest law firms in Malaysia (an associate firm of Rajah Tann Singapore LLP). He was also an Intellectual Property lawyer specialising in trade mark, passing off, domain name, confidential information, patent, design and copyright contentious and non-contentious matters at SKRINE (also a top tier law firm in Malaysia).
Edwin's experience includes advising multinational companies, e-commerce platforms and technology start-ups on mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures, competition law, foreign investments in Malaysia, general corporate, commercial and employment issues, e-commerce and online payment systems as well as data protection and privacy matters.
With his past experiences working in large corporate law firms, Edwin focuses on producing “big firm work product, but without all the bells and whistles”. He believes in giving practical, business-oriented solutions. He'd like to think that he is a deal-maker, not a deal-breaker. Edwin helps his clients to focus on the big picture, to understand what they are really trying to do, and not get bogged down with the minutiae that could kill the deal.