Rahmat Lim & Partners

Corporate/M&A Department

Malaysia
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What the team is known for

Maintains a market-leading corporate offering, with its impressive team of practitioners regularly acting on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. Regularly advises on share acquisitions and divestments, business restructuring, joint ventures and private equity investments. Acts for a range of clients, including multinationals, listed companies and government-linked corporations.

Strengths

Clients note that "the firm's strength is its ability to provide a broad range of services" and "the turnaround time is good and flexible."

Other clients describe the team as "highly competent, professional and responsive."

Work highlights

Acted for Jacobs Douwe Egberts in connection with its MYR1.47 billion pre-conditional voluntary offer for OldTown Berhad.

Advised Adventa Capital in relation to the sale of its entire interest in Aspion. The transaction was valued at MYR1.37 billion.

Notable practitioners

Chia Chee Hoong focuses his practice on M&A deals in the banking and financial sector. Clients include private equity firms and institutional investors as well as government entities. Clients appreciate that he "provides well-rounded advice that is business-driven."

Chen Lee Won is well-versed in handling corporate restructurings, M&A and joint ventures. She is routinely sought out by major players from the oil and gas, finance and healthcare industries, among other such sectors. Sources say that "she knows her stuff."

Head of the firm's mergers and acquisitions department Moy Pui Yee is commended by market sources as "a very strong M&A lawyer," with one commentator adding: "I have nothing but respect for her." Her clients hail from a a diverse range of sectors such as retail, manufacturing and finance.