Shih Han Yong promoted to partner at Christopher & Lee Ong

27 January 2021

Shih Han Yong promoted to partner at Christopher & Lee Ong

Shih Han Yong has been promoted to partner at Christopher & Lee Ong, the Rajah & Tann Asia member firm in Kuala Lumpur, effective January 1, 2021. Yong practices exclusively in the areas of technology, media and telecommunications and data protection. She regularly advises clients on a wide range of matters relating to information and communications technology, information security and data protection, telecommunications, and media and advertising laws. This ranges from the preparation and drafting of technology-related contracts and policies to advising clients on matters potentially leading to dispute resolution. She also regularly advises clients on technology- and media-related regulatory and compliance matters.

She recently advised a Malaysian financial institution on its proposed acquisition, by way of a collaboration or joint venture for the development or for the exclusive licensing or use, of a novel software program in Malaysia which comprises the use of principally open source software together with certain proprietary software as constituent parts, in particular advising the client on open source software licenses and its potential implications to the client, as well as provided recommendations to mitigate risks in this regard. She also prepared and advised on build, operate, transfer (BOT) contracts for the procurement or development and implementation of large-scale IT systems and solutions for a multi-national telecommunications company, with presence in many countries throughout Asia, and advised several financial institutions and financial services group on the proposed digitalization of their functions relating to the provision of their banking and financial services.

In the media sector, she has advised a Fortune 500 multinational technology company on cybersecurity laws and regulations applicable to the use of the cloud version of its services companies specifically in the telecommunications and media sector in Malaysia, and advised a local telecommunications business services company, which is part of a larger telecommunications group with extensive operations and presence throughout Asia, on the consolidation of the group’s IP transit (internet) traffic system.

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