Abdullah Chan

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Senior Partner: Vincent Chan Siew Onn
Number of Partners: 5
Number of Lawyers: 6
Languages:English, Malay, Chinese

Firm Overview:
Abdullah Chan & Co is a leading Malaysian corporate law firm located in the central business and financial district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with acknowledged expertise in the following areas of practice (1) corporate advisory, (2) mergers & acquisitions, (3) capital markets, (4) corporate finance, (5) cross border transactions, (6) banking and finance, (7) corporate real estate and (8) infrastructure and project development as well as in the following industries (1) oil & gas, (2) energy, (3) infrastructure and projects, (3) mining, (4) aerospace and aviation, (5) plantations, (6) financial institutions, (7) private equity and venture capital and (8) fintech. The firm’s partners have been recognised in several key practice areas including corporate and mergers & acquisitions, aerospace and aviation, banking and finance and capital markets and are ably supported by a strong team.
The firm’s partners have acted for a broad spectrum of clients and the firm is well received in the Malaysian and international markets, as can be seen by the number of notable foreign and domestic multinationals, major corporations, government-linked companies and investment banks that have become its clients. Most of Abdullah Chan & Co’s current clients were drawn in by the excellent reputation of its partners, who have been recognised as leading individuals by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in previous years, including Vincent Chan Siew Onn who was ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 editions as a member of the elite list of Hall of Fame lawyers and a leading individual in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets and by Chambers & Partners in its 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 editions as a leading individual in corporate/M&A.
The firm’s ability to handle complex ground-breaking legal work and provide strategic commercial solutions to its client’s businesses is what sets its partners apart. The firm’s partners are known for being at the cutting edge of the profession, and their opinions are valued and significant as they deal with current, often difficult issues in business and public policy. This influence is an advantage to its clients. To add maximum value, the firm takes every opportunity to demonstrate insight into its clients’ current issues and provides advice that is reliable and effective. The firm is dedicated to building a detailed understanding of its clients’ commercial agenda so that it can provide advice that is genuinely outcome-focused.

Practice Areas:
■ Aerospace and Aviation
■ Banking and Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Corporate Advisory
■ Corporate Finance
■ Corporate Real Estate
■ Cross Border Transactions
■ Infrastructure and Project Development
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Private Equity
■ Venture Capital

Main Areas of Practice:

Aerospace and Aviation

2 partners; 6 fee earners based in Kuala Lumpur
■ Represented the Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association in its engagements with Government agencies pertaining to financial support (and proposed financial structures) for the aerospace manufacturing sector in Malaysia.
■ Advised multiple Lessors and an Engine Lessor in relation to a proposed Scheme of Arrangement to be undertaken by a Malaysian air operator lessee.
■ Represented multiple Lessors in Court proceedings in relation to a Scheme of Arrangement process undertaken by a Malaysian air operator lessee.
Contact: Datin Shelina Razaly Wahi
Tel: +603 2300 0610
Email: [email protected]

Banking and Finance
2 partners; 6 fee earners based in Kuala Lumpur
■ Advised the Central Bank of Malaysia on the setting up of The International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM), an international institution established by central banks, monetary authorities and multilateral organisations namely the central banks and monetary agency of Indonesia, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Qatar, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic Development Bank, to create and issue short-term Shari’ah-compliant financial instruments to facilitate effective cross-border Islamic liquidity management.
■ Liaison with the Central Bank of Malaysia on the proposed RM2.6 billion merger between a Malaysian GLC financial group of companies and a foreign banking group.
Contact: Gopal Krishnan Sundaram
Tel: +603 2300 0610
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Real Estate
2 partners; 6 fee earners based in Kuala Lumpur
■ Advised Hana Daol Fund Management Co. Ltd. of Korea on its acquisition of the office towers known as NU Sentral 1 and NU Sentral 2 as well as stratified office units in the commercial development known as “Q-Sentral”, and its disposal of NU Sentral 1 and NU Sentral 2 to, respectively, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and the Social Security Organisation.
■ Advised The Hershey Company on its lease of industrial land from a subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad and on its contracts for the construction and operations of its Malaysian plant.
Contact: Yap Hui Lu
Tel: +603 2300 0610
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions
3 partners; 11 fee earners based in Kuala Lumpur
■ Advised Qatar Islamic Bank, Financial Assets Bahrain WLL, RUSD Investment Bank Inc and Tadhamon International Islamic Bank on the RM650 million merger between Asian Finance Bank Berhad and Malaysia Building Society Berhad (IFN Deal of the Year).
■ Advised two Malaysian GLCs on the proposed RM2.6 billion merger between a Malaysian GLC financial group of companies and a foreign banking group.
■ Advised Sapura Energy Berhad on the US$2.9 billion cross border merger between the tender rig businesses of Malaysian oil and gas services company Sapura Energy Berhad, listed on Kuala Lumpur stock exchange, and Norwegian deepwater driller Seadrill Ltd, listed on New York and Oslo stock exchanges.
Contact: Vincent Chan Siew Onn
Tel: +603 2300 0610
Email: [email protected]

International:
Abdullah Chan & Co has a good working relationship with various top law firms worldwide. This relationship enables Abdullah Chan & Co by working closely with the partners from the various top law firms, to provide to its clients multi-jurisdictional expertise and valuable expert local legal advice as well as a seamless service, for any complex cross border transactions.

Values:
Abdullah Chan & Co. aims to provide exceptional legal solutions for its clients’ businesses. The firm is committed to understanding its clients’ businesses, interests and operating environments in order to provide strategic, relevant, high-quality legal solutions. Each piece of work is handled by a team of lawyers and paralegals of the appropriate experience and seniority to ensure that our services are delivered in a timely, consistent and cost-effective manner.
Abdullah Chan & Co. would like to think that clients have retained us based on of our reputation of ‘thinking outside the box’ and being ‘leagues above other lawyers’, ‘focus’, ‘trouble shooting skills’ and ‘pragmatism’ all directed in providing timely advice in meeting our clients’ respective agenda.

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31st Floor, UBN Tower

10 Jalan P. Ramlee

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

50250

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