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Rahmat Lim & Partners

Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 1MalaysiaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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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. Advises on share acquisitions and divestments, business restructuring, joint ventures and private equity investments. Also handles a steady flow of ECM work. Acts for a range of clients including multinationals, listed companies and government-linked corporations. Often handles deals in the TMT, healthcare, real estate and insurance sectors. Clients advised include Charoen Pokphand, Batu Kawan and Mitsui Fudosan Malaysia.

Strengths

A client reports that the team at Rahmat Lim & Partners "has a big picture of the issues involved and is quick to respond to issues."

"It is a good firm that delivers a high quality of service," confirms a source.

Work highlights

Rahmat Lim & Partners advised Charoen Pokphand on the Malaysian aspects of its acquisition of Tesco's Thailand and Malaysia businesses.

It also advised China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities on the dual primary listing of shares in Malaysian corporation Top Glove in Hong Kong.

Notable practitioners

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.

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.

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 in the technology and insurance sectors.

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, engineering and TMT. A source indicates that "Wei Lih fully appreciates what foreign investors are looking out for in significant cross-border investments and is always able to explain complicated legal concepts and risks. She is a safe pair of hands and is very experienced when it comes to South-East Asian deals."

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Overview

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.

Members

Moy, Pui Yee (Head of Department)

Ang, Sinn E

Chan, Weili

Chen, Lee Won

Lim, Teong Sit

Lum, Sher Vin

Yeo, Tze Lin

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Education

Financial Services

Food & Beverage

Government

Healthcare

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

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Corporate/M&A

Rahmat Lim & Partners

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Location

Suite 33.01 Level 33

The Gardens North Tower

Mid Valley City

Lingkaran Syed Putra

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

59200

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Malaysia

Corporate/M&A


Chee Hoong Chia
Band 3
Lee Won Chen
Band 3
Pui Yee Moy
Band 1
Wei Lih Ho
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