Dato Chris Chin

Founding & Managing Partner

Year of Call: 2010

Dato' Chris_Lawyer in Malaysia_ Shang &

Education, Qualification & Affiliates

  • LL.M, University of Malaya

  • C.L.P

  • LL.B (Hons) University of London

  • Fintech, Harvard Business School

  • Real Estate Economics & Finance, London School of Economic & Political Science

  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya​

  • Legal Advisor for Persatuan Pemborong Barangan Logam Malaysia
  • Registered Trade Mark Agent
  • Dip. in Business Studies 
  • Judge for ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2021


Family & Matrimonial


  • Cross-Border Children Abduction
  • International Children Adoption
  • Foreign Children Citizenship
  • Forum Disputes
  • Domestic Violence (Protection & Damages Claim for Wife, Husband & Children)
  • Trace, Discover, Divide & Settlement of Assets
  • Contested Divorce (Adultery, Children Custody & Maintenance, Visitation Rights, Wife Maintenance)
  • Variation of Orders
  • Enforcement of Orders
Dato' Chris Chin has been focusing in Family & Matrimonial Law for various complex matters with accumulation of more than 500 cases for both local and international families, involving highly contentious matrimonial issues.
Dato Chris is the author for Handbook on Family Law Practice in Malaysia, that is often referred by judiciary and legal practitioners in Malaysia and also a contributing author for Malaysia Chapter in International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) for Family Law 2017 (1st Edition)

Employment & Industrial Relations

Dato Chris has been advising and representing employers and employees for employment & industrial relations matter for employment contracts, unfair dismissal claims, wrongful dismissal & constructive dismissal, reinstatement, termination, downsizing and is often assisting corporate clients in various employment matters. KEY AREAS

  • Employee Share Option Scheme
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Contracts of Service
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Retrenchment
  • Company Policies

Dispute Resolution

Dato Chris has dedicated a decade of practice representing individuals, business owners, and corporate clients in lower courts, High Courts, Court of Appeal & Federal Court in Malaya. KEY AREAS

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Fradulent Claims
  • Land disputes
  • Breach of Director Duties
  • Breach of Confidential Information
  • Removal of Directors
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sales of Goods Act
  • Tort (Defamation, Negligence, Nuisance)

Trust, Will & Estate Planning

Dato Chris has been succesfully representing clients in trust, will & estate disputes for Non-Muslim families which also includes removal of trustees, wills validity and construction of wills and other adminstration & probate matters. KEY AREAS:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties (Executor & Trustees)
  • Inspection of Account & Documents for Beneficiaries
  • Validity of Wills
  • Construction of Wills
  • Business succession & planning

Real Estate

Dato Chris vast experience in real estate coupled with his academic qualification i.e. Certificate in Real Estate Economic & Finance from London School of Economic (LSE) creates competitive advantage in dealing and advising matters related to real estate with professional real estate economic understanding and application of the land law in Malaysia. Dato Chris is often sought for crafting comprehensive approach for clients' real estate requirements Key Areas:

  • Land Acquisitions & Sales
  • Leases and Tenancies
  • Property Acquisitions & Sales
  • Property Related Joint Ventures and Property Developments

Commercial & Contract

Dato's Chris extensive experience in all forms of contracts and commercial agreements, including:

  • manufacturing and supply
  • service
  • agency and distribution
  • sponsorship
  • research, development and collaboration
  • joint venture, partnership
  • licensing
  • outsourcing
For various industries:
  • construction
  • consumer goods
  • food & beverages
  • hardware
  • manufacturing
  • real estates
  • technologies
  • telecommunication
  • wholesale


  • Handbook on Family Law Practice in Malaysia: Commentary, Procedures and Forms (ISBN No. 9789672187707)

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Family Law (1st Edition) - Contributory Author for Malaysia Chapter ISBN-13 : 978-1911367321

Awards & Recognition

  • Appointed as Judge for ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2021

  • Awarded as Commercial & Contract Lawyer from Malaysia in 2020 Leading Adviser Awards

  • Recommended Attorney in Global Law Experts 2018

  • Awarded as a  Leader Businessperson in The Bizz 2017 by World Confederation of Business

  • Featured in 40 under 40 by ALB in the Year 2016