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Within Banking and finance, Albar & Partners is a first tier firm,

Albar & Partners’ banking and finance team is well regarded for its strength-in-depth. Senior partner Chung Swee Loong leads the practice, and has ‘excellent negotiation skills and superb expertise’, particularly in Islamic financings. Lily Tan advised Petronas as borrower on a €435m syndicated term loan facility for debt restructuring, which was arranged by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Other clients include Pengurusan Aset Air and RHB Bank.

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Within Capital markets, Albar & Partners is a first tier firm,

Lily Tan leads the team at Albar & Partners, which acts on debt capital markets and IPO transactions. The practice acted for Boustead Holdings on the privatisation and delisting of Al-Hadharah Boustead REIT, and on the IPO of Boustead Plantations. It also represented the joint underwriters on the IPO of Westports Holdings, and on a RM320m serial bonds issuance by KMCOB Capital.

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Within Corporate and M&A, tier 4

Albar & Partners’ team recently advised BHB on the privatisation of Al-Hasharah Boustead REIT, and acted for Felda Global Ventures on its acquisition of the remaining shares in its holding company in a deal worth RM2.2bn. Lily Tan and Cassandra Hogg lead on corporate and M&A.

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Within Dispute resolution, tier 4

Led by Narayanan Chandran and Vijakumar Varatharajoo, Albar & Partners’ team handles banking, insolvency and commercial litigation. It has acted for administrators, financial institutions and asset management companies such as Ambank and Bank Muamalat Malaysia.

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Within Islamic finance , Albar & Partners is a first tier firm,

Highlights for Albar & Partners’ Lily Tan included acting for CIMB and Maybank on Malakoff Power’s RM5.4bn murabahah sukuk issuance, and advising the co-ordinators on SP Setia’s RM700m musharakah sukuk programme. Chung Swee Loong also has specialist Islamic finance expertise.

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Within Projects and energy, Albar & Partners is a second tier firm,

Albar & Partners handles project financing matters, and recently acted for SapuraKencana on a $1.8bn acquisition financing loan. Lily Tan and Chung Swee Loong are recommended.

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Within Real estate and construction, Albar & Partners is a third tier firm,

Albar & Partners’ real estate finance group recently acted for AmBank on RM90.5m-worth of credit facilities provided to KIP Group to part-finance land acquisitions for its Sentral mixed-use development. It also represented Public Bank on RM190m of facilities to IHC Seasons Residences. Syed Zaid Albar and Chung Swee Loong are key contacts.

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Legal Developments by:
Albar & Partners

  • The Largest IPO in Southeast Asia: Petronas Chemicals Group

    Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) is the largest petrochemical company in Malaysia and one of the largest petrochemical producers in Southeast Asia. It has a history of 25 years in the petrochemical industry and its pedigree is further enhanced by the fact that it is a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional (Petronas), the national oil company of Malaysia.
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