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20TH FLOOR, AMBANK GROUP BUILDING, 55 JALAN RAJA CHULAN, 50200 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
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Work +60 3 2031 1788
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Fax +60 3 2031 1775
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www.shooklin.com.my

Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s team ‘provides practical, thorough advice’. The firm advised major Malaysian financial institutions on high–value project and real estate development financings. Lai Wing Yong is the head of banking and finance, while Khong Mei Lin leads on loan and debt restructuring, and Jalalullail Othman has responsibility for Islamic finance. Ng King Hoe is another key name.

Leading individuals

Lai Wing Yong - Shook Lin & Bok

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s department is headed by Patricia David Saini, who advised the vendor on the RM9m sale of 80% of the shares in a trust company. Jalalullail Othman acted for a BVI- incorporated company when it acquired a hotel in Kuala Lumpur for RM418m. Ivan Ho Yue Chan is the deputy head of the department. Karen Kaur re–joined the firm in October 2015 after ten years with Deacons in Hong Kong.

Leading individuals

Patricia David Saini - Shook Lin & Bok

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s team ‘inspires confidence by giving practical, well–researched advice’. Yoong Sin Min heads the banking and finance litigation department, and acts for Ernst & Young, Public Bank and Maybank, as well as representing Affin Bank in an appeal before the Federal Court. Nagaraiah Muttiah is responsible for general and civil litigation, insurance and shipping, and arbitration, and acted for a leading Malaysian insurer in a dispute with an international reinsurer. Steven Thiruneelakandan and Lam Ko Luen are highly recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s practice is led by Michael Soo. His work includes representing high–profile Malaysian and international clients in patent, trade mark and design rights disputes. Clients include Johnson Suisse.

Leading individuals

Michael Soo - Shook Lin & Bok

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

Recent highlights for Shook Lin & Bok’s Islamic finance head, Jalalullail Othman, include advising a number of major Islamic financial institutions on the issuance of a RM1bn subordinated Islamic MTN programme.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

At Shook Lin & Bok, practice head Romesh Abraham represented Maybank in an unfair dismissal case in the Court of Appeal. Janice Anne Leo’s highlights included acting for Pan Malaysian Pools in a claim for breach of contract against senior managers, and representing Maybank Islamic in a constructive dismissal case.

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Projects and energy
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Shook Lin & Bok

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s real estate, commercial and conveyancing department is led by Lai Wing Yong. Jalalullail Othman advised a BVI incorporated company on the RM418m purchase of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Other highlights for the firm include representing clients in arbitration proceedings and advising on concession agreements.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s tax practice is headed by Steven Thiruneelakandan. Deputy practice head Sudharsanan Thillainathan represented Arunamari Plantations and others in a dispute in which the Federal Court decided that a tax statute was discriminatory. David Matthew represented Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia in the Federal Court.

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