Elizabeth Ong

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Elizabeth Ong - Special Counsel

Elizabeth OngLL.B. (Hons), CLP, Grad Dip LP - Special Counsel

Elizabeth graduated from the University of London in 1996 with a second class upper division and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in Malaysia in October 1998. She was later admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in May 2015.  Her areas of practice include corporate, commercial, banking and finance law.


Elizabeth joined ZICOlaw specialising in corporate and commercial law.  That firm being the largest and leading law firm in Malaysia, she has had the opportunity to undertake several listings of companies in Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.  She advised and assisted multinational companies in global corporate restructuring, established investments in Malaysia, cross border transactions, mergers and acquisitions and advised local companies on corporate exercises, joint ventures and shareholders agreements.


Elizabeth was appointed in-house counsel in Hong Leong Financial Group, a publicly listed and diversified financial group which is part of one of the leading banking and financial services providers in Malaysia, assisting mainly in the Group’s global investment and ensuring compliance with the Malaysian banking and securities regulations and later, in-house counsel in IJM Corporation, a publicly listed and an internationally competitive Malaysian conglomerate where her main role was advising, managing the legal functions and participating in the senior management of the IJM group.


Elizabeth has continued her practice in Australia in the commercial area where she specialises on business and shares disposal and acquisition, joint venture, partnership agreement, franchise, trust documentation, shareholders and unitholders agreement, corporate governance, project financing, whitewash procedures, corporate restructuring, commercial leasing and winery supply agreement.


Apart from corporate and commercial practice, Elizabeth has been actively involved in the banking and finance work, primarily acting for the private lenders in areas of due diligence, pre-sales audit, construction contracts, intercreditor deed and tripartite agreement.


Elizabeth speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and the Malaysian language (Bahasa Malaysia).

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