Valerie Ngooi Ming Hui

Valerie Ngooi Ming Hui

Valerie graduated from the University of Sheffield, England, in 2002, after which she obtained a master’s degree in corporate and commercial law from Kings College, University of London, England, in 2003. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2005.

Valerie commenced practice as a corporate commercial lawyer in October 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was seconded to Jakarta, Indonesia, after 1 ½ years of practice in Kuala Lumpur. She joined Assegaf Hamzah & Partners in 2010.

Valerie advises on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, including takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, licensing and regulatory approvals, exchange control regulations, foreign investment, new business ventures and investment vehicles, joint ventures, capital markets, securities law, due diligence, drafting, reviewing commercial documents and papers, and general corporate advisory work. In Indonesia, Valerie’s experience also covers an extensive range of corporate transactions, with specialization in M&A deals across the plantation, oil & gas, and property sectors. She has represented foreign investors from Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Australia in a significant number of M&A transactions and foreign direct investments.

Recent key engagements include advising Malaysian, Korean, Australian and Singaporean investors operating across a wide range of sectors on their investments plans in Indonesia. Valerie’s clients currently include a number of well-known international corporations operating in the IT, retail, oil & gas, palm oil and mining industries.  

Valerie is fluent in written and spoken English and Bahasa Malaysia, and has a conversational command of Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin and Cantonese (including a basic understanding of written characters).