Awards & Citations

2019

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Leading Firm 2019 for Dispute Resolution (Malaysia) – The Client’s Guide To Law Firms

AmerBON is an advocacy boutique that specialises in criminal and civil cases. Edmund Bon acted for Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim in a tort of misfeasance dispute, and represented the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) in employment- and governance-related cases. Amer Hamzah bin Arshad is the firm’s criminal law expert.

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019

AmerBON Advocates’ dispute resolution practice has been active in the last year. The firm represents clients in all areas of litigation, but best known for its works in commercial and transactions, construction, labour and employment, tax and white-collar crime. The firm is operating as chambers where clients and other solicitor firms would engage them for their expert advocacy in the courts. Both Edmund Bon and Amer Hamzah are key figures within the firm for commercial disputes and white-collar crime.

During the research period, the firm represented Khalid Ibrahim, the former Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of the State of Selangor, on a striking out application. In another employment dispute case, the firm represented National Union of Bank Employees, a notable trade union on a judicial review case. The firm also advised Georg Fischer on a judicial review against the Industrial Court’s decision and sought an order for a higher court to review the decision. 

Notable clients of the firm include Georg Fischer and National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE).

Noted for:

Commercial and Transactions Construction Labour and Employment Tax

Recommended for:

White-Collar Crime

2018
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Leading Firm 2018 for Dispute Resolution (Malaysia) – The Client’s Guide To Law Firms
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2018
Edmund Bon Tai Soon of AmerBON Advocates is noted for his experience in human rights and public interest litigation, while he also takes on corporate, land, defamation and matrimonial cases. Of late, he acted for Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara on a dispute over the capital contribution to be paid by Khean Soon Construction, in relation to an industrial development project.
2017
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Leading Firm 2017- The Client’s Guide To Law Firms
Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2017, awarded by Asian Legal Business (ALB)’s Malaysia Law Awards
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2017
Edmund Bon Tai Soon of AmerBON Advocates is especially noted for his expertise in the human rights sphere and also acts prominently on company law and construction disputes. Praised by sources as “a very eloquent advocate who delivers clear and precise arguments,” he recently acted on a complex and high profile divorce action with an estimated GBP220 million at stake.
2016
Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2016, awarded by Asian Legal Business (ALB)’s Malaysia Law Awards

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2016

Edmund Bon Tai Soon of AmerBON Advocates is a well-known litigator, highlighted for his involvement in high-profile human rights and other public interest cases. Clients praise him as a “great strategist” who “seems to have a natural ease in skill and astuteness in handling some of the most difficult situations in our courts today”.