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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
Malaysia Corporate/M&A
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Band 1

5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Rahmat Lim & Partners

Our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice is one of the leading practices in its field.

We are consistently involved in the most challenging, complex and high profile transactions in Malaysia and across the region.

With a solid foundation in deal structures and mechanics, and extensive knowledge of corporate law and practice, our M&A practice is marked by the ability to deliver speedy, commercially-oriented and integrated services and advice, which is complemented by our Firm’s other practice areas.

We advise both public and private organisations and financial institutions on a broad range of transactions, including local and regional joint ventures, share and business acquisitions and disposals, corporate re-organisations, privatisations and mergers, leveraged buyouts, schemes of reconstruction and amalgamation, capital restructuring, inward and outward investments and private equity investments.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Corporate/M&A - Malaysia
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Rahmat Lim & Partners maintains a market-leading corporate law offering in Malaysia, with its impressive team of lawyers regularly acting on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. The firm advises on share acquisitions and divestments, business restructuring, joint ventures and private equity investments. The team also handles a steady flow of ECM work, including both Malaysian and foreign listings. The department often handles deals in the TMT, finance, real estate and insurance sectors, and acts for a range of clients including multinationals, listed companies and government-linked corporations. Clients advised include Malayan Cement, Kuala Lumpur Kepong and Siam Makro.

Work Highlights

Provided by Rahmat Lim & Partners
  • Rahmat Lim & Partners advised PricewaterhouseCoopers as Malaysian legal counsel on the disposal of its global mobility tax and immigration services business to Vialto Partners.

  • The firm's capital markets team acted as Malaysian counsel on TDCX's listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Notable Practitioners

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Pui Yee Moy
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Band 1

Moy Pui Yee leads Rahmat Lim & Partners' corporate law practice in Kuala Lumpur. She is a leading figure in the market who regularly acts on major cross-border acquisitions, including private equity deals.

"Pui Yee is very knowledgeable in her practice area. She will try to understand the commercial consideration of her client and provide sound and savvy legal advice."

"She has a strong track record in the delivery of projects and is diligent and hands on in her work with clients, despite her seniority."

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Lee Won Chen
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Band 2

Chen Lee Won is a partner in Kuala Lumpur and is a well-respected M&A lawyer with expertise in foreign investments into Malaysia. She frequently acts on behalf of Malaysian and foreign buyers and sellers on a wide range of deals.

"Lee Won is well liked by clients for being able to provide extensive solutions across complex transactions."

"She is a very experienced corporate lawyer, who is very senior and well respected."

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Chee Hoong Chia
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Band 3

Chia Chee Hoong is a partner with a well-established practice acting on M&A and joint ventures in Malaysia. He is particularly well placed to act on private equity deals and other corporate transactions, across numerous sectors.

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Zandra Tan
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Band 3

Zandra Tan has a strong track record in equity capital markets transactions and has notable specialism in REITs. She is able to assist with both Malaysian and foreign listings.

"Zandra is very pleasant to work with and demonstrates her in-depth knowledge and skills during the engagement."

"She is a subject matter expert who is well experienced."

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Wei Lih Ho
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Band 4

Ho Wei Lih is a partner at Rahmat Lim & Partners. She is noted for having a strong network of Chinese clients in particular, and generally acts on deals across such sectors as education and TMT.

"Wei Lih shows good judgement and creativity in solving legal issues. She is able to bring her vast experience to formulate a new strategy to solve legal issues."

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Zandra Tan
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Band 3
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Pui Yee Moy
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Band 1
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Lee Won Chen
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Band 2
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Chee Hoong Chia
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Wei Lih Ho
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Band 4

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Sinn E Ang

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