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Fax +60 3 2078 5625
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www.shearndelamore.com

Malaysia

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

The ‘prestigious and very active’ competition group at Shearn Delamore & Co acts for multinationals and government-linked corporations active across a variety of industries. It is advising a large listed Malaysian corporation on compliance issues, which includes reviewing contracts, preparing compliance manuals and providing continuous compliance training. The practice is also assisting a global corporation with matters connected to a major potential transaction involving loyalty programmes, payment system providers and credit card networks. Anand Raj is highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Anand Raj - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co has expertise in advising local and international clients on the whole gamut of the banking and finance sector. Highlights for the firm included advising Great Eastern Life Assurance (as the sole investor) on a medium term notes programme valued at RM500m. Clients include CIMB Bank and Affin Bank. Christina Kow leads the practice with Pamela Kung also recommended.

Leading individuals

Christina Kow - Shearn Delamore & Co

Pamela Kung - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co fields one of the most established corporate teams in the country. The practice is commended for its ‘response times, industry knowledge, appropriate advice, strength-in-depth, and value for money’. The team advised Sumitomo Rubber Industries on the Malaysian aspects of its acquisition of the trade mark rights of the DUNLOP brand, sporting goods and licensing business. It also assisted SunPower technology (together with Dentons Hong Kong and Jones Day) with the acquisition of a 50% stake in its joint venture company SunPower Malaysia Manufacturing from AU Optronics Singapore. The team is headed by Grace Yeoh; Ng Swee Kee is also noted for her work.

Leading individuals

Grace Yeoh - Shearn Delamore & Co

Rodney Gomez - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Work headlines for the sizeable disputes practice at Shearn Delamore & Co have included acting for the State and Federal Government and other public and private bodies in proceedings before the High Court of Johor Bahru initiated by indigenous West Malaysian plaintiffs (Orang Asli) claiming against the unlawful appropriation of their land. Jeyanthini Kannaperan leads the group, ably aided by Rajasingam Gothandapani, Robert Lazar and Yee Mein Ken.

Leading individuals

Robert Lazar - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co’s IP head Karen Abraham led the team advising Hermes International as plaintiff in a trade mark infringement case against a defendant selling products bearing the client’s protected name. It also acted for PCA Architecture in a copyright infringement case related to the design of a number of projects in Johor Bahru. Indran Shanmuganathan, Timothy Siaw and Michelle Loi are recommended.

Leading individuals

Karen Abraham - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co’s Pamela Kung advised CIMB Bank, as the lead arranger, lead manager and facility agent, on an Islamic senior MTN programme valued at RM1.3bn, based on the murabahah principle. Led by Christina Kow, the practice also counts RHB Investment Bank and Great Eastern Life Assurance as clients.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co fields one of the largest and oldest employment practices in Malaysia. Sivabalah Nadarajah acted for Bank Muamalat Malaysia in an employment dispute against one of the largest Malaysian unions in connection with the client’s rights to transfer employees. Raymond Low is acting for Telekom Malaysia in an employment case testing employers’ powers to dismiss employees due to misuse of office email. Suganthi Singam and Wong Kian Jun are also noted.

Leading individuals

Raymond Low - Shearn Delamore & Co

Sivabalah Nadarajah - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co is advising China Railway Engineering Corporation on its joint acquisition, together with a local party, of a 60% interest in Bandar Malaysia – a major mixed development project comprising a new township, commercial offices, residential properties and a public transportation hub. SunPower Technology, Shattuck-St Mary’s school and Malaysian Resources Corporation are clients. Grace Yeoh heads the energy, natural resources and green technology practice, while Rodney Gomez is in charge of the infrastructure and projects practice.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co acts for a variety of domestic and international clients on property-related joint ventures, mixed developments, M&A related to real estate, leasebacks, regulatory compliance, among other matters. Practice head Sar Sau Yee advised EcoWorld Development Group on its joint venture with UDA Holdings, The Employees Provident Fund and Mitsui Fudosan Asia to open a new retail mall at the former Pudu jail complex. The team also acted for Eco Grandeur on the purchase of a 50% interest in Eco Ardence (formerly known as Jendela Hikmat) from Cascara, in a transaction valued at RM303m.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co advises on all areas of maritime operations, contentious and non-contentious. It defended Semado Maritime in the High Court against a law suit initiated by Bank Pembangunan Malaysia affecting the clients’ vessels Semua Mutiara and Semua Muhibbah, with an aggregate value of more than RM142m. Rajasingam Gothandapani is noted for his work and expertise.

Leading individuals

Rajasingam Gothandapani - Shearn Delamore & Co

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Shearn Delamore & Co

Karen Abraham leads the TMT practice at Shearn Delamore & Co. Work highlights include advising a government agency on its programme to promote online gaming services in the country, including software protection and patent of computer developed inventions. Timothy Siaw is the key name.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

Highlights for Shearn Delamore & Co’s tax practice include successfully representing Wincor Nixdorf in a judicial review before the High Court challenging the Minister of Finance’s and Director General of Custom’s negative decision to grant the client a remission of import duties and sales under current legislation. It also acted for United Malacca in an appeal before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, in an approximately RM1m claim. Goh Ka Im leads the practice, which includes Anand Raj.

Leading individuals

Anand Raj - Shearn Delamore & Co

Goh Ka Im - Shearn Delamore & Co

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