Land law has been one of the foundations of our practice since the establishment of the ﬁrm. We have been described as having a strong real estate practice group. RDL is listed as a Tier 1 ﬁrm for Real Estate & Construction by Asia Paciﬁc Legal 500 for the years 2013- 2018. The ﬁrm is also highly recommended by AsiaLaw Proﬁles for 2013 – 2017 for this practice area.
Conveyancing work and other property transactions such as leases and tenancies may be considered part and parcel of our routine. At the same time, clients have generally recognised that we have the capability to tackle the less straightforward transactions or those that require expertise in some other related areas, besides land per se, such as foreign investment and corporate law. Foreign clients that wish to establish and construct manufacturing facilities in the country often seek our assistance. Our know-how has also been utilised in hotel and other land-based corporate acquisitions.
The construction of an urban public rail infrastructure development project in the Klang Valley has resulted in the compulsory acquisition of land by the Government and in turn increased the number of briefs for the real estate practice group. Aside from appearing regularly in Court in respect of land references and judicial review applications following decisions by State Authorities to acquire land, the dispute resolution partners in the practice group also attend and advise on land enquiries conducted by Land Administrators under the Land Acquisition Act 1960.