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

The financing capabilities of Albar & Partners are praised consistently and the team recently advised Malakoff Corporation on shari’ah-compliant debt restructuring. Lily Tan, who led the advice to Malakoff, has been active across a wide range of matters, with other recent work including advising Perspective Lane as borrower on a $1bn syndicated loan facility to part-finance the takeover of two major Malaysian agricultural producers. Practice head Chung Swee Long ‘always finds solutions and has a reputation as a deal-closer’. Izian Idiawaty Husin and Cassandra Hogg are two other key figures.

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

Albar & Partners’ ‘hardworking, knowledgeable’ team is very highly regarded and is especially well known for handling high-profile IPOs. It advised Felda on its $5.4bn listing on Bursa Malaysia in June 2012 and advised several parties, including the joint bookrunners and managing underwriters, on IHH Healthcare’s $2.1bn global IPO – which was notable as the first dual listing on Bursa Malaysia and the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST). Lily Tan is ‘always a pleasure to work with’ and Cassandra Hogg is ‘proactive with a good team under her’. Chung Swee Long, Natalie Peh and Izian Idiawaty Husin are also key contacts.

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Within Corporate and M&A, tier 4

Albar & Partners acted for Kencana Petroleum during its RM12bn acquisition by SapuraCrest Petroeum and subsequent RM1.8bn listing on Bursa Malaysia. Other highlights included advising the joint offerors, including Perspective Lane and Kelana Ventures, on the acquisition and privatisation of Tradewinds Berhad. Lily Tan and Cassandra Hogg are the key partners.

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Within Dispute resolution, Albar & Partners is a third tier firm,

Albar & Partners’ team, jointly led by senior partners Narayanan Chandran and Vijaykumar Varatharajoo, successfully dismissed an application for leave to appeal to Federal Court for client Bank Muamalat. Koh Yew Chong and Angeline Lee left the firm in 2012 to set up Koh Yew Chong & Partners.

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

Albar & Partners’ Lily Tan recently led the firm’s advice to Maybank on the highly complex restructuring of Malakoff Corporation’s debt instruments to ensure compliance with shari’ah principles; as well as advising Maybank on Tanjung Bin Power’s RM4.5bn ijara MTN issuance. Chung Swee Long and Cassandra Hogg are also key contacts.

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

Albar & Partners’ Lily Tan and Cassandra Hogg advised independent power producer Malakoff Corporation on its proposed IPO. Izian Idiawaty Husin was previously in-house counsel at a private Malaysian oil and gas company.

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

Natalie Peh at Albar & Partners is an expert in REITs, and was recently part of the team which acted for IGB REIT on its $275m IPO.

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Within Shipping, Albar & Partners is a third tier firm,

Leveraging its highly regarded finance expertise, Albar & Partners’ experience includes having acted on a multimillion-dollar, shari’ah-compliant ship financing.

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Legal Developments by:
Albar & Partners

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    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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