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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Adnan Sundra & Low

Already well known for its 'very efficient, very technically knowledgeable' banking and finance practice, Adnan Sundra & Low bolstered its project finance expertise by absorbing Putri Norlisa Chair in October 2018. The 'meticulous, dedicated, hands-on, highly competent' Adrian Chee and the 'very responsive, friendly, hardworking and knowledgeable' Jennifer Lee acted for a group of domestic and international banks on their $1.25bn financing of Pengerang Terminals (Two)'s industrial terminal. Deepak Sadasivan, Edward Ng and Lai Kooi Thong advised financiers including Maybank Investment Bank and CIMB Islamic Bank on a $550m refinancing scheme for UMW Oil & Gas (now Velesto Energy). Putri Norlisa Najib and senior associate Wong Mei Ting are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Adrian Chee - Adnan Sundra & Low

Deepak Sadasivan - Adnan Sundra & Low

Next generation lawyers

Wong Mei Ting - Adnan Sundra & Low

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Adnan Sundra & Low

Although Adnan Sundra & Low is well known for handling the country's premium IPO deals, a quiet ECM market has meant the 'exceptionally strong, attentive, speedy' practice has been DCM-focused of late, handling a large number of high-value deals. It is particularly busy on the underwriter side, but also acts for issuers on significant matters, instituting a RM5bn programme of commercial papers and medium-term notes for Hap Seng Consolidated. Adrian Chee, Deepak Sadasivan and Edward Ng are the names to note. Junior partners Murni Zulkifli Aziz, Jennifer Lee, Jerry Tiew and 'exceptional negotiator' Lai Kooi Thong are also highly active in debt capital markets work.

Leading individuals

Adrian Chee - Adnan Sundra & Low

Deepak Sadasivan - Adnan Sundra & Low

Edward Ng - Adnan Sundra & Low

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Adnan Sundra & Low

Adnan Sundra & Low's practice was bolstered by the firm's October 2018 merger with Putri Norlisa Chair, from which it welcomed Adrian Chair, Constance Low and Putri Norlisa Najib. Adrian Chee acted for Petronas Chemicals Group on its $900m sale of a 50% stake in PRPC Polymers to Aramco Overseas Holdings, and advised Bunge on its purchase of a 70% stake in IOI Loders Croklaan from IOI. Alpha REIT Managers and Mitsui & Co are also clients.

Leading individuals

Adrian Chee - Adnan Sundra & Low

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Adnan Sundra & Low

The 'very efficient, very knowledgeable' practice at Adnan Sundra & Low has 'strong technical banking expertise', comprises 'many capable partners and associates' and 'never fails to deliver'. Managing partner Deepak Sadasivan heads the group; he, Gan Kok Ling and Jerry Tiew acted for AmInvestment Bank and Maybank Investment Bank as arrangers on Danajamin Nasional's RM500m subordinated sukuk programme. Edward Ng is also highly active in the space. The department has expanded thanks to the firm's merger with Putri Norlisa Chair.

Leading individuals

Adrian Chee - Adnan Sundra & Low

Deepak Sadasivan - Adnan Sundra & Low

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Adnan Sundra & Low

Adnan Sundra & Low's practice was boosted by the firm's merger with Putri Norlisa Chair in October 2018; the key partners are now projects specialist Putri Norlisa Najib, corporate partner Adrian Chee and energy expert Adrian Chair. Chee advised Petronas on its $7bn sale of a 50% stake in PRPC Refinery and Cracker, and on its $900m sale of a 50% stake in PRPC Polymers. Najib counts Pengerang Terminals (Two) as a client. Counsel Ng Jo-Leen is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Ng Jo-Leen - Adnan Sundra & Low

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