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Christopher & Lee Ong advised Zhiyan on the rescue and takeover of steel company Perwaja Holdings, and acted for gas provider SOXAL, (recently renamed Air Liquide Singapore Private) during the RM40m acquisition of a Malaysian gas manufacturer and provider. Christopher Lee and Shemane Chan have significant projects experience.

Kadir Andri & Partners’ Lee Jeuhan advised Tenaga Nasional on the sale and purchase of electrical energy generated by hydroelectric facilities in Terengganu and by a combined cycle gas–fired power plant in Selangor.

Skrine’s oil and gas, energy and utilities department is led by Faizah Jamaludin, who advised China General Nuclear Power Corporation on its $2.3bn acquisition of 1MDB’s power assets and assisted Murphy Oil Corporation with a $2bn sale of assets to Pertamina Malaysia Eksplorasi Produksi. Ivan Loo is highly regarded for litigation in this sector.

Highlights for the ‘very professional and practical’ team at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) included advising China Communications Construction Company on land reclamation works, and acting for Tanjung Aru Eco Development and Pengerang Terminals on a range of legal issues. Wong Kee Hooi and Hua Sia Yen are recommended.

Zain & Co advises Petronas on the Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project, and acts for Express Rail Link on a range of legal matters, including the restructuring of its concession agreement. Dzuhairi Jaafar and Rajiv Vijayanathan are the key names.

Highlights for Adnan Sundra & Low’s managing partner Deepak Sadasivan included assisting RHB Investment Bank and BPMB as joint principal advisers, joint lead arrangers and joint lead managers with sukuk issuances by West Coast Expressway.

Albar & Partners’ managing partner Syed Zaid Albar advised SapuraKencana Petroleum on a major notes issuance. Lily Tan’s project finance work included advising Maybank Islamic on the RM355m financing of the construction of the Langsat 2 water treatment plant.

Chooi & Company’s David Ong advises international clients on their investments in Malaysia, and assists with power purchase agreements and construction contracts. Chooi Mun Sou heads the department.

The managing partner of Naqiz & Partners, Khairul Ismail, advised a number of clients on grants of concession and handled corporate transactions in this space.

Kamilah Kasim heads Rahmat Lim & Partners’ energy, infrastructure and projects department. The team advised a broad range of clients on contractual agreements pertaining to high–profile projects.

Sedgley & Co’s clients include developers, technology companies and social enterprises. Iain Sedgley and Leow Kon Nee provide advice on contractual negotiations and investments.

Grace Yeoh heads Shearn Delamore & Co’s energy, natural resources and green technology practice, and Rodney Gomez heads its infrastructure and projects practice group. Anand Raj represented Shell Refining Company, among others, in tax disputes.

Wong & Partners assists clients with project finance, the drafting of agreements and compliance with the Malaysian PPP framework. Mark Lim heads the practice.

Project finance work for Zul Rafique & PartnersLoh Mei Mei included advising GENM Capital and Genting Malaysia, as issuer and guarantor respectively, on a RM5bn MTN programme.

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