CORPORATE & FINANCE PRACTICE GROUP
We have extensive experience in all areas of corporate and commercial. We advise clients in providing a business structure and entity, negotiating terms of joint ventures, drafting and preparing all relevant agreements and documentation. We also provide advisory and legal support to clients in corporate financing, and conventional and Islamic finance products.
Portfolio of Work
Our Capital Markets practice advises on all forms of capital markets offerings. We have had experience in numerous initial public offerings (IPOs) in Malaysia.
On the debt capital markets front, we have experience across the spectrum of bond and note issuances.
Our experience in the equity markets includes secondary issuances on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, employee share schemes, and warrant issuances. In relation to debt instruments, we are well-versed in a range of issuances, including guaranteed bonds, covered bonds, perpetual bonds, regulatory capital, convertible/exchangeable and other equity-linked bonds, commercial paper and medium-term notes, and sukuk.
We also advise on the issuance of listed convertible loan stocks and redeemable preference shares, asset securitisation and structured finance.
Our Banking & Finance practice is headed by Partners with extensive experience within the banking and finance sector in Malaysia.
We handle a wide and diverse range of complex transactions. Our multi-disciplinary approach is finely attuned to addressing issues that may arise in acquisition financing, real estate financing, infrastructure project financing, asset financing, ship and aircraft leasing, Islamic financing, and other highly structured financings.
Merger & Acquisition
Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice has been involved in a number of challenging, complex and high-profile transactions. We cover the spectrum of corporate and M&A transactions.
We offer a comprehensive range of services, including representation in local and regional deals, joint ventures, share and business acquisitions and disposals, corporate reorganisations, privatisations and mergers, schemes of reconstruction,capital restructuring, and private equity investments.
Our Corporate & Commercial practice has depth of knowledge and breadth of experience, regularly handling a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial matters across a wide spectrum of domestic and cross-border transactions.
From initial establishment, licensing and industrial relations issues, occupational safety and health requirements, through to reorganisations and restructuring, our lawyers have the experience to support every legal aspect of operating a business in Malaysia.
Over the years, we have represented a distinguished list of corporate and institutional clients in establishing a presence and harnessing opportunities in Malaysia and in the region. Our clients range from small start-up businesses to global commercial giants, and include government and multinational entities.
Our real estate investment trust (REIT) is headed by Partners who were personally involved in many Real Estate matters in Malaysia.
We cover every aspect of the Real Estate matters, from the acquisition and financing of properties, to listing. We also advise on mergers and acquisitions, and funding activities undertaken by Malaysian REITs and property funds.
Our services across our real estate portfolio include structuring, drafting, negotiating and advising on a broad range of real estate transactions including acquisitions and divestments, property development, joint ventures, built-to-suit property transactions, commercial leasing and associated legal due diligence exercises.
Regulatory and distribution initiatives have broadened and deepened the market for foreign investment funds, and expanded sales channels. Local investment houses are rising to the challenge of cross-border competition, and the investment markets of the region are seeing a period of great dynamism and growth. As these developments are regulator-led, the region is also seeing growth in demand for dedicated legal support and guidance.
Our investment funds capability includes the structuring, establishment and marketing of offshore and onshore retail and private investment funds across asset classes, the establishment and licensing of fund management companies, and industry-related regulatory compliance advice. Our private funds services include the structuring of alternative investment funds, including private equity funds.
Regulatory Technology & Financial Technology
The FinTech arena constantly presents new sources of commercial disruption. New technologies erode traditional boundaries across multiple legal fields, and demand brand new thinking and deep insight, coupled with practical experience.
We have advised on policy, protection and practice since the early stages of development of FinTech in Malaysia, helping our clients navigate regulations in areas as diverse as equity crowd funding, electronic evidence and online payment systems. We assist in calibrating and balancing the concerns and aims of regulators, authorities and governments with fresh thinking around our clients’ commercial realities.
Construction & Engineering
Our dedicated Construction & Engineering Practice has been extensively involved in many large-scale building and infrastructure projects in Malaysia and in the region. This experience has built in-depth working knowledge and capability in advising on complex and high-value matters.
We regularly advise across the full spectrum of construction and engineering law issues, including structuring of projects, regulatory aspects affecting projects, contract and project documentation, and processes and management. We also appear as counsel in domestic and international arbitration, litigation, adjudication, mediation proceedings and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
With deep experience in contentious and non-contentious matters related to real estate and construction, we are committed to delivering to our clients solutions and services that are integrated and practicable.
Energy, Infrastructure & Projects
Our Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice is composed of a fully integrated multi-disciplinary team with experience across the whole life cycle of large, complex projects. From inception to commissioning, including financing, supply chain infrastructure, and plant operations and maintenance, we work to ensure seamless delivery at every stage.
Our team has extensive advisory experience in various industry sectors, including the power, water, oil and gas, petrochemical, transportation (including roads, rail systems and tunnels), and telecommunication sectors. We have acted for governments, sponsors, financiers, project companies, contractors and consultants and are able to advise on all aspects of project development - from inception, procurement and construction, through to testing, commissioning and the operational phase, including the establishment of supply chain infrastructure and production processes.
Corporate Restructuring, Rescuing & Insolvency
Our Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency Practice places a strong focus on our clients’ needs and objectives. With experience of both local and regional challenges in this area, we aim to assist our clients achieve the most desirable outcomes in difficult circumstances. We are able to advise our clients on all aspects of business rescue, insolvency and restructuring.
We also have the ability to draw on in-depth experience and diversity of knowledge from our range of contentious and non-contentious practice areas across our firm and network to cover the various aspects of law and practical issues that may arise.
We have experience in representing and assisting our clients in securing Corporate Voluntary Arrangements and Judicial Management.