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James Chong Lawyers

James Chong Lawyers was built around the sole practice established by James Chong in 1985.  Today, carrying on the goodwill of James Chong, Denning Chong has become the Principal of the practice which was incorporated in 2005.

James Chong Lawyers provides legal services for commercial transactions, court disputes, family law services, general law areas and migration services.

Our Firm specializes in sale and purchases of properties and businesses and leasing and franchising work.

Members of our firm are fluent in the Chinese Dialects, Vietnamese, French and Bahasa Malaysia.

With our wide experience in general areas of law, our firm can provide advice to you with an overall picture in mind and how other areas of law will impact your matters.

The size of our firm means that we can provide you with quick efficient service.

Our commitment to you is to ensure that our solicitors are readily and easily accessible and that services are efficient and of high quality in achieving  the best outcome for you.

We pride ourselves in the quality of our services, and in doing so, we are committed to ensuring the continued good standing and reputation of James Chong, our founding principal, in the community.


Our firm has a wide range of clients, ranging from individuals, to small businesses, to large corporations and national businesses, and ASX listed corporations. As such, we have the experience to cater towards each individual client’s needs.

Our wide range of clients have included prominent businesses such as The Builton Group, Gelare International, Subway WA,  Hillam Architects, Gemini Accident Repair Centres,  Shimizu Japanese Restaurants, Gloria Jeans Coffees City including Borders and Habour Town Stores, Refresh Pure Water, Kambo’s Electrical Store, Tony Roma’s Restaurant, Highclere Medical Centre, Moore Stephens BG Chartered Accounts in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Tawarri Reception Centre, and the Malaysian Tourism Board.

The firm is the preferred adviser for the majority of transactions involving Subway franchises and Gloria Jeans franchises in Western Australia.

The firm has also acted for ASX listed corporations, including Golden West Resources Ltd, West Peak Iron Ltd,  Top Iron Limited, Navigator Resources Limited, Resource Mining Corporation Limited, Sultan Corporation Limited, and Terrain Minerals Limited.

We have been actively involved in large scale transactions including due diligence and acquisition work for developments in excess of $100 million including the negotiation sale and purchase of Chateau Commodore Hotel in Perth, Inter City Motel in Belmont, Regency Motel in Belmont.

Our property and leasing experience is significant.  We currently represent the Owners of Shafto’s Lane, Perth, Office and Retail Towers at 256. St George’s Street, Perth, and various shopping centres like Wangara Gate, Beckingham Shopping Centre, and Ocean Reef Shopping Centre, Midland Shopping Centre, Kelmscott and High Wycombe Shopping Centres.

We have significant experience in large scale apartment developments and land subdivisions matters, being involved from start to end in various apartment development projects with values exceeding $100 million.  Such development projects include Trafalgar Heights Apartments in East Perth, Hood Street Apartments in Subi Centro, The Foundry Apartments in Subiaco, The Verde Apartments in East Perth, The Wickham Apartments in East Perth, Aqua Apartments in Joondalup and Oxygen Apartments in Joondalup.

We further have acted for Bank of Queensland (Morley) and the Royal Bank of Canada in providing general advice and securities documentations.

Notably, James Chong Lawyers represents Hiap Hoe Limited (SGX listed) in their Australian interests and Denning Chong is a director of their Australian subsidiaries having a property development portfolio of over $1 billion.   The firm also acts for the CP Group, to which Denning is also a director of their Australian subsidiaries.  The CP Group is a significant property developer, with its origins in Malaysia.  The firm further represents TS Holdings Limited, on of the largest Malaysian private companies, and represents them in their cross border transactions as well as Australian operations.

For testimonials, please click the link “Our Clients” located at the top right of this page.