Shearn Delamore & Co

Corporate/M&A Department

Malaysia
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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent corporate group, adept at handling a range of M&A, private equity, joint venture and corporate restructuring mandates. Especially well placed to handle cross-border transactions, it frequently represents leading corporate and private equity clients from sectors such as oil and gas, infrastructure and real estate. Routinely represents both domestic and international companies.

Strengths

Clients say: "Shearn Delamore & Co is our go-to firm when we need sound and practical legal advice that provides value-added, commercially sound and new perspectives to our deals."

The team's client dedication is also commended by clients, who report that there is "a sense of dealing with real people who care, have a genuine interest in the subject, and put our interests first."

Work highlights

Represented Zhejiang Geely in connection with its proposed subscription of a 49.9% equity share in Proton Holdings, as well as the proposed acquisition of a 51% equity share in Lotus Advanced Technology.

Acted for Saudi Arabian Oil Company on its USD7 billion joint venture with Petronas, relating to the Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development project in Johor.

Notable practitioners

Grace Yeoh frequently handles venture capital, corporate restructurings, M&A and demergers, with a particular focus on the finance sector. One impressed client notes: "She outlines the legal issues and their implications, and then we are free to make a commercial decision."

Ng Swee Kee routinely advises domestic and international clients on M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Clients appreciate his "invaluable experience and expertise," adding: "He understands the business aspects and provides sound legal solutions to problems that arise."