Clifford Chance LLP

Corporate & Finance (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Standout international firm providing an impressive breadth of service in the Malaysian market. Advises on big-ticket M&A, capital market and financing deals, particularly for prominent domestic and international financial institutions and corporates. Well placed to advise on Islamic finance matters, including in relation to projects. Often advises on deals in the manufacturing, energy and real estate sectors. Primarily services Malaysia work out of its Singapore office, as well as drawing on other regional and global bases.

Strengths One client notes that the team "has done excellent work in giving us their opinion and advice. They are well experienced and their service is very professional."

"They are known to provide good-quality work at a fast pace," confirms another interviewee.

Work highlights Advised UBS, J.P. Morgan and Siam Commercial Bank on the financing of Charoen Pokphand's USD10.6 billion acquisition of Tesco's Malaysian and Thai businesses.

Notable practitioners

Singapore-based lawyers Valerie Kong and Gareth Deiner are key contacts for clients.