Firm profile submitted by Albar & Partners
Managing Partner: Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
Senior Partners: Mr V Vijakumar, Ms Lily Tan Chea Li, Mr Chung Swee Loong
Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 26
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Chinese Dialects, English, Tamil
Established in 1999, Albar & Partners is a mid-sized commercial law firm based in Kuala Lumpur with over 13 partners and a consultant leading a team of 26 associates. With the firm’s in-depth understanding of the financial markets and wealth of experience, it is well regarded in the practice areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate/ M&A, Islamic finance, project finance and securitisation. Albar & Partners swept 4 awards at the 2017 ALB Malaysia Law Awards for Equity Market Deal of the Year, M&A (Mid-size) Deal of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year and Woman Lawyer of the Year.
Banking & Finance, Debt Capital Markets, Islamic Finance & Project Finance:
8 partners; 18 lawyers based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The firm advises in domestic and cross border bilateral, syndicated and club-lending transactions, multi-facility loans, bridging and project financing, asset and share financing, Islamic banking, offshore lending, asset backed securitisations (ABS). The firm acts principally for local, regional and international investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions, corporations and individual borrowers. Albar & Partners is also experienced in advising in underwriting and issuance of private debt securities, including bonds, commercial papers and medium-term notes (both conventional and Islamic).
■ Acted for the joint principal advisers and joint lead arrangers in the issuance of unrated perpetual sukuk wakalah of up to RM 800 million under the Shariah principle of wakalah Bi-Al-Istithmar with respect to the super-critical coaled fired power plant located at Tanjung Bin, Johor
■ Acted as the domestic counsel to the financier in a US Dollar term loan facility of up to USD$135.4 million and currency swap facility of up to RM530 million to part finance the acquisition of a five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur
■ Acted for the issuer in a multi-currency Islamic medium-term notes programme of up to RM7 billion in nominal value, established by a wholly-owned subsidiary of a leading global integrated oil and gas services and solutions provider
Key Clients: AmBank, AmInvestment Bank, Astro Malaysia Holding Berhad, CIMB Investment Bank, DRB-Hicom Berhad, Hong Leong Investment Bank, Maybank Investment Bank, Maxis Berhad, MMC Corporation Berhad, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, Sunway Berhad.
Contact: Ms. Lily Tan Chea Li, Mr. Chung Swee Loong, Ms. Izian Idiawaty Husin, Datin Seet Hooi Ping, Ms. Sharifah Dalilah, Ms. Azleen Mohd Saleh, Mr. Abraham Teh.
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Corporate/Commercial Advisory & M&A:
5 partners; 16 lawyers based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The practice advises in domestic and crossborder acquisitions and divestments, IPOs, take-overs and reverse take-overs, capital and/ or corporate restructuring and fund-raising exercises, foreign direct investment including formation and restructuring advice of corporate entities, placements and underwriting agreements, joint ventures or partnerships, mergers and de-mergers, privatisation and de-listings, REITs and schemes of arrangements.
■ Acted for the issuer in the Serba Dinamik IPO: Equity Market Deal of the Year (ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017)
■ Acted for the offeror in the MGO and take-over of NCB Holdings Bhd: M&A Deal of the Year (ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017)
■Acted for the concessionaire to negotiate the terms of the concession agreement and related agreements in relation to the concession granted by the Government of Malaysia to modernise the core applications and infrastructure of Malaysia’s national immigration system with the objective of enhancing the national border security (Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional)
Key Clients: CIMB Investment Bank, Hong Leong Investment Bank, Maybank Investment Bank, Malakoff Corporation Berhad, MMC Corporation Berhad, Prestariang Berhad, Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd.
Contact: Ms. Lily Tan Chea Li, Ms. Natalie Peh Suan Wan, Datin Seet Hooi Ping, Ms. Cassandra Hogg
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
2 partners; 1 lawyer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Albar & Partners advises in civil and commercial disputes, with the objective of helping clients to resolve disputes in the most efficient manner, whether through litigation, mediation or arbitration.
Key Clients: AmBank, Prokhas, CIMB Investment Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Petronas, Public Bank, TM Berhad.
Contact: Mr. V. Vijakumar & Ms. Raiza Zakaria
Email: [email protected]