Lim kean siew


The Litigation Department handles various matters such as oppression on minority shareholders, disputes on company matters, administration of estate, local council planning, industrial relations, labour, motor insurance claims, shipping and maritime law, joint management bodies and management corporation of subdivided buildings, building and construction contracts, commercial disputes, recovery of debts, banking litigation, land disputes, eviction of squatters, industrial and labour law, dissolution of partnership, divorce proceedings, winding-up proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, intellectual property and habeas corpus.

Company Law


Our firm’s expertise is in company related matters, winding-ups, receiverships, oppression suits by minority shareholders, breach of fiduciary duties of the directors and various aspects of company litigation.

Land Law


Our firm handles land related litigation such as indefeasibility of title, removal of private caveat, lien-holder’s caveat, partitioning the co-proprietorship, expunging the registration in the land titles, private right of way, easement, partition of lands, sale of undivided share by co-proprietors, eviction of squatters. Our firm also represents landowners in land acquisition matters.

Local Council Planning


Our firm attends to various issues arising from the local authority’s planning decisions on development, hill lands and also attends to appeals to the State Appeal Board.

Commercial Law




Our firm handles various litigation involving commercial contracts such as specific performance of contracts, rescission of contracts, injunctions, dispute over goods sold and delivered, recovery of debts, building and construction contracts.

Family Law


Our firm handles family law matters including divorce, nullity of marriage, custody of children, maintenance for the children, appointment of guardian for person and property of children, adoption of children and etc..

Administration Of Estate


Our firm handles both contentious and non-contentious estate and trust matters such as applying for grant of probate, grant of letters of administration, drafting of wills or trusts, challenging the validity of a will or trust, appointment and removal of executors, administrators and trustees, breach of trust, winding-up of an estate or trust and order for sale of an estate’s property.



Our firm has a long established insurance litigation department. We also have a good database of precedents and authorities pertaining to insurance matters.

Industrial Disputes


Our firm attends to Industrial Court cases involving disputes on wrongful dismissal.

Intellectual Property


Our firm handles  litigation involving infringement of trade marks, passing off, copyright and trade description orders.

Banking and Financial Institutions


Our firm acts for various banks and financial institutions as well as stockbroking firms and handles debt recovery and foreclosure proceedings.

Corporate,Commercial And Conveyancing Department


The Corporate Department handles due diligence enquiries, rights issues, reduction of capital, restructuring of equity, shareholders agreement, receivership, liquidation, voluntary winding-up, mining agreements, plantation agency agreements, logging agreements, franchise agreements, distributorship agreements, joint-venture agreements, property management agreements, partnership agreements, dissolution of partnership and various aspects of corporate work.

Our firm handles conveyancing for individuals and developers as well as acts for various banks and financial institutions for loan documentation including corporate banking, bridging finance, co-lenders agreement, project finance, refinancing, restructuring of loans, sale and purchase of immovable properties and sale of properties by way of tender.Our firm also handles Islamic banking loan documentation.

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Lim Kean Siew & Co. was established in 1958 by Lim Kean Siew and is one of the older legal firms in Penang. Over the years, the firm has grown into a vibrant legal practice specialising in various areas of the law.

Lim Kean Siew & Co.

5th Floor, Wisma Penang GardenNo. 42, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah 10050 Penang

Phone: +604-229 8992

Fax: +604-226 8285


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