AmerBON, Advocates is once again recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 for the practice area of dispute resolution.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific offers unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions annually. The rankings are based on detailed analyses of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with general counsel and private practice lawyers.

The editorial commentary by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 is reproduced below and archived here.

AmerBON, Advocates


The disputes practice at AmerBON is comprised of a criminal law set led by Amer Hamzah Bin Arshad and a civil set led by Edmund Bon Tai Soon. The firm stands out for handling corporate fraud, white-collar crime, and money laundering prosecutions, as well as shareholder disputes, public interest litigation, and occupational health and safety cases.

Practice head(s): Edmund Bon Tai Soon; Amer Hamzah Bin Arshad


“Experience and knowledge in litigation, corporate, and human rights — an important, unique combination that is key to business operation (especially in the space of emerging sustainability and the ESG agenda).”

“The teamwork is excellent. They are very responsive and communicate with the client efficiently. They answer all queries and advise their client on the strategy of the case.”

“The firm comprises a team with members who always bring fresh and modern ideas to best cater to the clients’ needs. Unlike most firms in Malaysia, it has managed to be up to date without the cost of compromising experience and expertise. They represent you to get the best outcome possible, with competitive fees.”

Key clients

Bersih & Adil Network Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Academic movement (GERAK), Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd (SUARAM), The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Save Rivers Sdn Bhd, The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) & Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara (Aliran)

Nurul Rifayah Binti Muhammad Iqbal & 17 others

Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun and Dato’ Mohd Rashid Hasnon

Asylum Access Berhad (operating as Asylum Access) and Aimal Sdn Bhd (operating as Amnesty International Malaysia)

Valarmathy a/p Supramaniam

Muhammad Aiman Hafizi

Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Azeez bin Abdul Rahim

Amirruddin bin Nin

Chong Ton Sin & Ngeo Boon Lin

Yio Lim Choong, Gam Chai Ling, Low Rui Tai, Liew San Yuan & Ng Wee Hau

NWP Holdings Bhd

SWM Greentech Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acted for the clients in a claim by the plaintiffs (MBI) to return RM2.7 million. MBI alleged that the clients committed breaches of trust and fiduciary duties, and conspiracy to injure. The clients succeeded in resisting the claim in the apex Federal Court.
  • Acting for the client in the on-going court actions connected to a dispute among the shareholders and directors: the validity of an Extraordinary General Meeting is being challenged.
  • Acted for Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Azeez bin Abdul Rahim, charged with corruption and money laundering offences in the total sum of RM144.5 million.