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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

Known for its ‘practical and pertinent advice’, Shook Lin & Bok’s banking and finance practice is renowned for its work on a broad spectrum of banking-and-finance-related matters including in the construction, real estate, industrial engineering and utilities sectors. Jalalullail Othman heads the 15-strong practice after Lai Wing Yong’s retirement. Khong Mei Lin, an expert in loan and debt restructuring, is also a key figure together with Ng King Hoe, who is well-versed in corporate, banking and real estate related matters. The firm advised Bank Kerjasama Rakyat on the issuance of subordinated sukuk notes by Mumtaz Rakyat Sukuk (an SPV) for the sum of RM5bn.

Leading individuals

Jalalullail Othman - 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 lawyers ‘deliver high-quality services and provide appropriate corporate advice’. Highlights included acting for a Japanese corporation on the acquisition and due diligence matters pertaining to the purchase of a polyethylene film production corporation for the sum of RM37.4m, and advised a Malaysian corporation on the application to be licensed by the Securities Commission as a peer-to-peer operator. Ivan Ho Yue Chan heads the team, ably assisted by Jalalullail Othman.

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 gains recognition for its ‘pragmatic advice paired with deep-knowledge of the sector’. The ‘vastly experienced team’ acts for clients in complex related civil disputes, banking and finance claims, and international arbitration. Yoong Sin Min led in the representation of Maybank and others, as the noteholders, in a dispute concerning the interpretation of terms contained in a trust deed, with a total value of close to RM327m. It is acting for Public Bank (the defendant) in a case concerning banks’ duty of secrecy and confidentiality, with a value claim of RM350m. Nagarajah Muttiah, Romesh Abraham, Lam Ko Luen, Sudharsanan Thillainathan and Chan Kok Keong are all notable practitioners.

Leading individuals

Yoong Sin Min - Shook Lin & Bok

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s Michael Soo advised beverage manufacturer Fraser and Neave as appellant in an industrial design case, and acted for YTL Corporation in a successful appeal before the High Court related to a trade mark infringement case and passing off. The practice works for major international brands from a variety of industries.

Leading individuals

Michael Soo - Shook Lin & Bok

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok’s Islamic finance practice, led by Jalalullail Othman, assisted Mumtaz Sukuk Murabahah (a Bank Rakyat SPV) with the launch of its maiden Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated sukuk programme of up to RM5bn. It also advised a major Malaysian Islamic financial institution on the issuance of a subordinated Islamic MTN programme value at RM10bn. Deputy Head Khong Mei Lin is also a key member of the practice.

Leading individuals

Jalalullail Othman - Shook Lin & Bok

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

At Shook Lin & Bok, Romesh Abraham leads the practice, which represents clients in an array of labour-related litigation including disputes relating to trade matters, collective agreements, non-compliance and dismissals. It acts for, among other clients, banks, financial, commercial and professional services companies, educational institutions and pharmaceuticals. Abraham advised a financial institution on a claim by a trade union.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 4

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok represents local and international owners, developers, contractors consultants, and constructions companies. Lam Ko Luen leads the team.

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

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok is known for its advice on contentious and non-contentious construction matters in which it acts for local and international clients, including owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and consultants. Lam Ko Luen leads the practice with the able help of Hoh Kiat Ching and Victoria Loi Tien Fen.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Shook Lin & Bok

Headed by Sudharsanan Thillainathan, Shook Lin & Bok’s tax group advises on income tax, customs and excise duties, sales and service tax; it also represents clients in high-end disputes. It acted for Positive Vision Labuan Limited before the Federal Court in connection to an income tax exemption order and its implied revocation. It also acts for a medical corporation and a specialist doctor working in a private specialist hospital in a judicial review application before the High Court, in a RM$1m case.

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