Lt. Col. (PA) Dato' Teh Kim Teh
DIMP, LT. COL. (PA)(APM)
LL.B (Hons)(UWE), CLP (Mal), ACIS (CGP)(UK),
CEO Cert (Tsinghua, Beijing)
Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh Kim Teh is the founder and principal partner of our firm. He holds a professional Chartered Secretary (ACIS) diploma of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom, a LL.B (Hons) degree of the University of the West of England, a Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) and a Certificate of Merit for Senior CEO awarded by the University of Tsinghua, Beijing. He was called to the Malaysia Bar and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1991.
Besides being a very senior advocate and solicitor, Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh is also a professional Chartered Secretary and Corporate Governance Practitioner. He had several years of practical experience in various aspects of accounting, taxation and corporate management works before he went to England to read law and obtained his LL.B (Hons) degree in 1986. After passing the CLP examination in 1987, he worked as a full time cum part-time law lecturer for about 3 years as a short term measure to provide his family with basic incomes due to economic recession affecting our country at that time.
Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh went back to do and completed his pupillage training in 1990 at Messrs Lim Kean Siew & Co. He began his legal practice in 1991 at the age of 36 years old and worked in Messrs Omar, Affandi & Teh as a partner from 1992 to 1996. During the first 5 years of his legal practice, he handled mainly civil and commercial litigations.
On 1st July, 1996, he set up our present firm with only 3 lawyers and a handful of clerical staff. Under the determined leadership of Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh plus the full cooperation of all partners and loyalty of numerous good staff, our firm overcame various challenges and grew steadily into a well known medium size conveyancing and corporate law firm, operating 4 offices located at Setia Alam and Kota Damansara in Selangor, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail in Kuala Lumpur and Bukit Indah in Johor, and with a total staff force of about 70 persons at anytime.
As the Principal Partner of our firm, besides supervising all policy, planning, business expansion and management affairs, Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh heads the corporate, commercial and conveyancing division of our firm where he oversees and supervises closely all corporate, commercial and conveyancing transactions, involving mainly high profile clients, local listed companies and international clients.
A combination of accounting, business management, law lecturing and professional legal training background, which Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh possesses, is a rare one for most lawyers. Such extraordinary background inevitably helped to develop him into a very knowledgeable, skilful and efficient senior corporate, commercial and conveyancing lawyer, who specialises in providing prompt and effective services to clients in complicated or difficult cases involving more than just pure legal issues.
During the past 20 over years, Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh had built up wide networks of social and business relationships for himself as well as for our firm. Despite the very tough demands of his legal practice, he had managed to allocate and devote a lot of personal time and contributed substantial financial supports to various vernacular schools projects, community and social welfare activities, civil defence services, commercial and industrial association events, youth movements, activities of local and international law societies or legal practices etc. He had held and is still holding various high positions including the President or Chairman or Honorary President, in some of the organisations, establishments or bodies involved or related to the above projects, activities and/or services, as well as acting as their honorary legal advisor or affairs advisor.
Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh was bestowed the Honourable Datoship Title (DIMP) by the DYMM Sultan Of Pahang in 2014 and the rank of Associate Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col (PA),(Bersekutu)) by the Angkatan Pertahanan Malaysia (Malaysia Civil Defence Force) in 2016, both in recognition of his voluntary selfless contributions to the society and communities.
In 2016, Lt. Col. Dato’ Teh was also appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow for Southwest University of Political Science and Law at Chongqing, China (SWUPL), to assist in promoting exchange of knowledge in territorial laws and provision of cross border professional legal services involving China and ASEAN countries.