Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law)

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Respected corporate practice, equally adept in the general transactional and ECM spaces. Maintains a solid reputation for M&A and IPO expertise, while it can also leverage its ZICO Law network across South-East Asia to provide cross-border coverage. Acts for a range of domestic and international clients.

Strengths The firm's regional presence impresses clients, who describe its team as "responsive and client-focused," with "unparalleled on-the-ground exposure across the ASEAN region."

Work highlights Acted for Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and CIMB Investment Bank as underwriters on the MYR2.56 billion block trade sale by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi of its interest in CIMB Group Holdings.

Advised Ernst & Young in relation to the purchase of Brightree Solutions, a regional SAP consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

Notable practitioners

Gilbert Gan is a well-regarded practitioner with particular expertise in handling M&A work, as well as dealing with joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Sources describe him as a "good lawyer."