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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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