Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Corporate/M&A Department

Malaysia
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What the team is known for

Bolstered by the recent merger between Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff, the team provides deep expertise in both ECM and M&A matters. Well placed to handle IPOs and rights issuances as well as acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Acts for a range of clients, including private equity companies, government funds and multinationals.

Strengths

The team garners respect for the quality of its work and service: "Their work is consistent, collaborative and strongly client-focused."

Other sources describe this as "an excellent firm with a very strong M&A team."

Work highlights

Advised S P Setia in relation to its proposed renounceable rights issue to the entitled shareholders.

Acted for Star Media Group in connection with its MYR360 million disposal of a 52.51% interest in Cityneon Holdings to Lucrum 1 Investment.

Notable practitioners

Tan Ming-Li handles ECM work as well as a range of general corporate mandates. Sources praise her as "a highly competent lawyer, who has deep industry knowledge and is responsive."