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6TH FLOOR, FABER IMPERIAL COURT, JALAN SULTAN ISMAIL, 50250 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Tel:
Work +60 3 2078 5588
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Fax +60 3 2072 2129
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www.albar.com.my

Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Albar & Partners

The team at Albar & Partners delivers ‘a business-oriented outlook and very commercial thinking’ to clients such as SapuraKencana Petroleum, which it advised on senior multi-currency syndicated facilities valued $5.5bn. Lender-side work included advising Maybank on a syndicated term loan of RM2.1bn to Perspective Lane. Chung Swee Loongalways provides innovative solutions’ and Lily Tan and managing partner Syed Zaid Albar are highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Chung Swee Loong - Albar & Partners

Lily Tan - Albar & Partners

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Albar & Partners

Lily Tan’s team at Albar & Partners has experience in advising clients on the issuance of bonds in the form of commercial papers or medium term notes, and handles a high number of sukuk transactions. One such was issuance of the subordinated perpetual RM2bn sukuk by automotive company DRB-HICOM.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Albar & Partners

Albar & Partners’ managing partner Syed Zaid Albar advised Symphony BPO Solutions on the RM21m sale and disposal of 99.9% of the issued and paid-up share capital to Essar Services Mauritius. Lily Tan assisted Malaysia Building Society in a proposed merger with RHB Capital and CIMB Group. Seet Hooi Ping joined from an in-house role at Lafarge Malaysia.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Albar & Partners

Albar & Partners’ practice is co-headed by Narayanan Chandran and Vijakumar Varatharajoo. It successfully represented AmBank in a dispute with a borrower in the Court of Appeal.

Leading individuals

Narayanan Chandran - Albar & Partners

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Albar & Partners

Key figures at Albar & Partners’ banking and finance practice include managing partner Syed Zaid Albar and Chung Swee Loong; both advised RHB Islamic Bank on a RM2.5bn commodity murabahah term financing. Together with Lily Tan, Syed also advised CIMB Investment Bank as principal adviser and lead arranger of a subordinated perpetual sukuk of RM2bn by automotive company DRB-HICOM and Maybank in a RM140m Islamic financing to finance a share acquisition by Putra Perdana Development.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Albar & Partners

Albar & Partners advised CIMB on its RM850m term loan facility to finance the MyTown shopping centre development in Jalan Cochrane, and assisted SapuraKencana Petroleum as the recipient of $5.5bn senior multi-currency syndicated facilities. Syed Zaid Albar is recommended.

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Malaysia

Offices in Kuala Lumpur

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