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Asia-Pacific Malaysia Corporate/M&A

This broad category covers both public company and private equity (including venture capital) matters. The chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and related financing arrangements, capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisers, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

Rankings overview for Departments

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Band 1
  1. Rahmat Lim & Partners
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    Rahmat Lim & Partners
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    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.
  2. Shearn Delamore & Co
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    Shearn Delamore & Co
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Shearn Delamore & Co has a pre-eminent corporate law department in Kuala Lumpur, adept at handling a range of M&A, private equity, joint venture and corporate restructuring mandates. Its practice covers a range of industry sectors including real estate, technology, consumer goods and energy. Especially well placed to handle cross-border transactions, frequently representing leading domestic and international companies. Often represents Chinese entities. Some of the names on its client list include Mammoth Empire, Laureate Education and Eximus Design.
  3. Skrine
    1
    Skrine
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Skrine has a leading corporate law practice in Malaysia, frequently engaged on cross-border mandates. Its experienced team of practitioners regularly handles M&A and joint ventures, as well as corporate restructuring, particularly in the oil and gas and insurance sectors. Acts for domestic corporates and GLCs, as well as international companies. Also active for both Malaysian and international private equity funds. Some of its key clients include Accenture, BP and Panasonic.
  4. Wong & Partners member firm of Baker McKenzie International
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Christopher & Lee Ong - Member of Rajah & Tann Asia Network
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    Christopher & Lee Ong - Member of Rajah & Tann Asia Network
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Christopher & Lee Ong has a well-regarded team of corporate lawyers in Kuala Lumpur, advising clients on a broad range of transactional and regulatory issues in Malaysia. Acts for domestic and international clients on M&A, private equity deals and corporate restructuring, including cross-border transactions, for which it leverages its regional network. Especially active in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology and retail sectors. Maxis Broadband, Kenanga Investment Bank and Johnson Controls are examples of the team's clientele.
  2. Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law)
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    Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law)
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Zaid Ibrahim & Co has a respected corporate law practice in Kuala Lumpur, 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 clients, including GLCs, and international entities, from such sectors as finance, TMT and manufacturing. Counts Khazanah, Affin Hwang Investment Bank and POS Engineering among its clientele.
  3. Adnan, Sundra & Low
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  4. Kadir Andri & Partners
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
    3
    Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has a well-regarded corporate law practice in Kuala Lumpur, offering the full range of corporate and commercial services to clients in Malaysia. Frequently handles cross-border transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, FDI, private equity deals and corporate restructuring. Assists Malaysian and international clients, including GLCs, banks and private equity houses, and is especially active on deals in the insurance, TMT, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Names on its client list include UEM Sunrise and NuGlobal Ventures.
  2. Albar & Partners
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
  3. Zain & Co - Member of Dentons
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Raja, Darryl & Loh
    4
    Raja, Darryl & Loh
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Raja, Darryl & Loh has an established corporate law team in Kuala Lumpur, regularly acting for both domestic and international clients on mandates in Malaysia, such as M&A and joint ventures. Often handles cross-border deals, including advising on the Malaysian part of global mergers. Has strong expertise across different sectors, such as technology, construction and manufacturing. Aspen Pumps and MAA Group are examples of clients represented by the team.
  2. Foong & Partners
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  3. Zul Rafique & Partners
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
    5
    Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5 | 14 Years Ranked
    Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff provides deep legal expertise in both ECM and M&A matters in Malaysia. Well placed to handle IPOs and rights issuances, frequently acting for issuers, as well as advising on acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Active for Malaysian clients in various sectors, including the chemical and property industries.
  2. Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh
    5
    Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh has an established legal practice in Malaysia, offering expertise in M&A and joint venture transactions. Well equipped to handle company takeovers and equity placements, with expertise in the construction, real estate and healthcare sectors, among others. Also has a robust ECM practice, regularly advising clients on IPOs and rights issuances. Some of its key clients include Kerjaya Prospek Property, Powerwell Holdings and Permaju Industries.
  3. Tay & Partners
    5
    Tay & Partners
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5 | 14 Years Ranked
    The corporate legal team at Tay & Partners regularly advises on a range of M&A and venture capital deals in Malaysia, as well as private equity investments. Often advises international clients from sectors such as manufacturing, technology and infrastructure. Also represents Malaysian companies in corporate transactions. Gamuda and Avery Dennison are key clients.
  4. Abdullah Chan
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  5. Azmi & Associates
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  6. Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  7. Lim Jo Yan & Co
    Corporate/M&A
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5