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Albar & Partners

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1MalaysiaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Leading practice, highly respected for its extensive experience advising on conventional and the full suite of Islamic finance structures. Regularly advises arrangers, advisers and issuers, including a number of Malaysia's leading financial institutions, on complex DCM transactions. Advises clients on asset, acquisition and structured financing, as well as derivatives and mezzanine deals. Frequently acts on deals in the energy and hospitality sectors. Also often handles financings related to REITs.

Strengths

A client praises the firm for its "reliability and professionalism," adding that, with this team, "it can be assured that the documentation is comprehensive and we are well advised on issues with solutions provided."

Work highlights

Advised Maybank Investment Bank and RHB Investment Bank, as joint principal advisers, lead managers and joint arrangers, on DRB-HICOM's MYR3.5 billion MTN programme, which was structured under the Shari'a principle of wakala bi al-isthithmar.

Assisted MIDF Amanah Investment Bank with a MYR60 million Islamic bridging facility to Dagang Net Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Lily Tan (Tan Chea Li) is a well-respected practitioner who regularly advises on the issuance of Shari'a-compliant and conventional MTN programmes, including sukuk. She also handles asset financing deals.

Chung Swee Loong is a market leader in this space, with particular strength in acting for Malaysian banks on complex sukuk structures and MTN programmes. A client describes him as "very well versed in banking documentation and always ready with options and solutions."

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Malaysia

Banking & Finance


Chea Li (Lily) Tan
Band 2
Swee Loong Chung
Band 1

Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance


Swee Loong Chung
Band 2