AmerBON, Advocates is once again recommended by The Legal 500 and ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 for dispute resolution in Malaysia. This year, the firm is also mentioned for real estate and construction.

The Legal 500 highlights our diverse practice, offering legal services to marginalised communities, small and medium businesses, publicly listed firms, government agencies, prominent individuals, and notable institutions. We are grateful for the positive reviews and support from our clients over the years. The editorial commentaries are reproduced below.

AmerBON, Advocates

AmerBONDispute Resolution

The team at AmerBON regularly acts for individuals, statutory commissions, and government-linked companies in handling a range of civil, criminal, and public interest litigation matters. Edmund Bon Tai Soon, who has demonstrable experience in the appellate courts and in dealing with shareholder-director disputes, leads the team alongside Amer Hamzah bin Arshad, who frequently defends individuals and corporations in criminal trials and appeals.

Practice head(s): Edmund Bon Tai Soon; Amer Hamzah Bin Arshad
Other key lawyers: Khor Xiou Shan (Valen); New Sin Yew


“Their lawyers are dedicated to their job in solving the issues of the client.”

“Khor Xiou Shan (Valen) is a very professional and dedicated lawyer. She is passionate about her work and able to solve problems for her clients.”

“The team was very prompt, responsive, responsible, and knowledgeable in the areas they were engaged to do. Queries and replies were promptly answered by the team and the answers given would always be comprehensive and to the point.”

Key clients

A stateless mother and her 3 stateless children

Low Thiam Hock

Geutanyoe Foundation

Members of the indigenous Temoq Tribe

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

GIIB Rubber Compound Sdn Bhd — Wong Ping Kiong and Tai Boon Wee

Badan Peguam Malaysia (The Malaysian Bar)

Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim

Johnichal Rayong Anak Ngipa

Revenue Group Berhad — Brian Ng Shih Chiow and Dino Ng Shih Fang

Rigid Development Group Sdn Bhd

Sumber Khazanah Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acted for the United Nations Development Programme and drafted the national baseline assessment for business and human rights in Malaysia.
  • Representing Sumber Khazanah in court proceedings for a construction matter with the intention of recovering outstanding payments amounting to RM37,248,241.18.
  • Representing Rigid Development Group in the pursuit of its claims through adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012.

AmerBONReal Estate and Construction

AmerBON’s practice is led by Khor Xiou Shan (Valen), a “seasoned and accomplished construction lawyer” who specialises in various construction, infrastructure, and engineering matters. Praised for its “steadfast commitment to providing a personalised service”, the team acts for government-linked entities, high-profile individuals, and statutory commissions. Its workload primarily consists of handling construction disputes and advising on contractual matters.

Practice head(s): Khor Xiou Shan (Valen)


“Khor Xiou Shan (Valen) is experienced in construction disputes.”

“Khor Xiou Shan (Valen) is exceptionally helpful, and she is able to resolve multiple construction-related cases.”

“AmerBON stands as a highly esteemed firm in Malaysia, revered for its unwavering dedication to legal excellence. Comprising a team of experienced lawyers, each armed with a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to delivering outstanding results, AmerBON has earned a stellar reputation in the legal landscape in Malaysia.”

Key clients

Rigid Development Group Sdn Bhd

Sumber Khazanah Sdn Bhd

Mujur Sepakat Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Representing Rigid Development Group Sdn Bhd in the recovery of outstanding payments for subcontract works executed and completed for the development of a 50MV Solar Photovoltaic Energy Producing Power Plant in Jasin, Melaka.
  • Representing Sumber Khazanah Sdn Bhd in court proceedings to recover outstanding payments amounting to RM37,248,241.18 for works executed and completed for the prestigious Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project.
  • Representing Mujur Sepakat Sdn Bhd in defending claims brought by its sub-contractor for a total sum of RM9,244,991.48 concerning purported outstanding payments for mechanical and electrical works.