Kadir Andri & Partners

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Diverse corporate practice, notable for its proficiency in complex M&A and ECM transactions. Regularly acts for leading Malaysian and international companies, especially on IPOs, joint ventures, asset disposals and corporate restructuring. Active in a variety of sectors, with real estate as a particular strength.

Strengths Clients commend the corporate team's strong business acumen. One interviewee notes: "They are very commercial and skilled in their drafting, and are right up there with the best."

Work highlights Acted for Sime Darby, Sime Darby Plantation and Sime Property in connection with the parent company's USD14.8 billion demerger into three separate listed companies.

Advised the underwriters, including Credit Suisse Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities and CIMB Investment Bank, on the USD878 million IPO of Lotte Chemical Holding.

Notable practitioners

"Rainmaker" Abdul Kadir Kassim is a "very well-respected" lawyer who offers clients substantial experience in handling corporate transactions in Malaysia.

"Very good" lawyer Tan Kong Yam is "highly experienced in ECM matters," say sources. He is regularly instructed to represent clients in major IPO issuances.

Samuel Hong often acts on M&A, joint venture and corporate restructuring deals. One impressed client says: "He is our first contact point for Malaysian M&A transactions and corporate matters. He is very easy to work with and provides high quality and practical advice."