Dato’ Sri Jess Ling, JS

Partner, Messrs. JS Ling, Diyana & Singh


Dato’ Sri Jess Ling, JS is the founder and Managing Partner at Messrs. JS Ling, Diyana & Singh (JLDS) graduated with an Honors Degree from Nottingham Law School in England and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 12 March 1999. Dato’ Sri Jess holds dual admission to both West and East Malaysian Bar which enables her to represent clients in the courts of Sabah & Sarawak. Dato’ Sri Jess leads an active litigation practice as well as in corporate and conveyancing. Dato’ Sri Jess oversees all aspects of the firm’s management, growth, and strategic planning. Dato’ Sri Jess has been recognized for her sizable contributions to the firm’s practice with a commitment to providing value-added services in a professional trustworthy manner with her extensive knowledge and experience.

Dato’ Sri Jess as the founding and managing Partner has established and expended the conveyancing department especially in Oversea Mortgage Loan (OML) whereby through her expertise, JLDS is specialize in dealing with overseas loan portfolios for Malayan Banking Berhad and CIMB Bank Berhad in respect of their overseas mortgage schemes to finance property purchases in Australia, the United Kingdom and Singapore. The time difference has never hampered the ability of the firm to ensure that the client’s borrowers received the best advice and highest level of commitment. This entrusted task enabled the firm to have international affiliation with legal worldwide such as Lincolns Lawyers, Melbourne and Healys LLP, London UK to handle the Overseas Mortgage Facility in the respective countries.

Dato’ Sri Jess has received substantial recognition from the larger legal industry for both her leadership of JLDS and her own legal practice among others:-

  • 2017- 16th Chinese Excellent Talents at the 2nd World Chinese Leadership Summit
  • 2018- Top 50 Asia Pacific Women Leader Award in Vietnam.
  • 2018 – Top 20 Successful Women @ Pink Biz by China Press,
  • 2021- JLDS was recognized by the My Malaysia Awards with the My Malaysia Professional Services Award.
  • 2022- Co-founder & Organizer Chairlady (OC) of the ASEAN Chinese Book of Records and Entrepreneur Awards

Dato’ Sri Jess maintains an active involvement as a panelist in talks & seminars, often at the forefront of social justice issues. Being a co-founder and OC of the ASEAN Chinese Book of Records and Award 2021-2022, Dato’ Sri Jess is a frequent speaker in multiple Webinars, especially those hosted during the pandemic.

Dato’ Sri Jess also active in charity and social organizations and is an honorary advisor to the Malaysia Independent Living Association for Disabled (MILAD), Intellectual Disabled Association Malaysia (IDA) and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Wanita dan Keluarga Abundant ARK Selangor. Dato’ Sri Jess also engaged in CSR activities with a view to create a caring society among others:-

  • “Your Love, Their Hope” Charity Run by HOPE;
  • Buka Puasa with orphans by HOPE factory Malaysia;
  • Sponsorship for: No Thumb Challenge 2020” Online Disability Awareness cum Charity Event by Malaysian Independent Living Associate for Disable;
  • Sponsorship for “Legacy of Hope Run” by Advocacy of Early Childhood Education (AECE) Bintulu;
  • Donation for Foodbank Campaign by MyLIFE Association, 2021;

Dato’ Sri Jess also was a co- founder, Director and Shareholder for all of these companies:-

  • Global Edge Solutions Sdn Bhd;
  • Absolute Acress Sdn Bhd;
  • Central Niche Sdn Bhd;
  • La Flor(M) Sdn Bhd;
  • Signatage Sdn Bhd; and
  • Bizlaunch Business Hub Sdn Bhd