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Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co assists local Malaysian and international banks and borrowers with a variety of transactions. Pamela Kung advised Affin Bank on a RM105m term loan facility to Tetap Kuasa to finance the acquisition of an investment holding company in the marine industry. Christina Kow heads the practice. Tee Joe Lei retired in December 2015.

Leading individuals

Christina Kow - Shearn Delamore & Co

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

Shearn Delamore & Co

At Shearn Delamore & Co, practice head Grace Yeoh advised United Malacca on its $66m investment in Indonesian company Lifere Agro Kapuas. Ng Swee Kee assisted NV Bekaert with the merger of its advanced ropes and cords business with that of Bridon, and handled SunEdison’s $63m disposal of the assets and land of its subsidiary SunEdison Kuching to Xi’an Longi Silicon Materials Corporation.

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

Shearn Delamore & Co’s 16–partner practice includes ‘a lot of fine litigators’. It is led by Jeyanthini Kannaperan, who acts for leading banks. Robert Lazar’s highlights included defending developer Mayland Valiant against a claim brought by a local authority, while Rajasingam Gothandapani is representing the registered owners of a tract of land against claims brought by 185 Orang Asli, who claim it as customary land. Other clients include the State Secretariat Incorporated of Johor, Maybank, and a number of publishers, which Yee Mein Ken represents in libel cases and other matters.

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 ‘excellent’ eight–partner practice is led by Karen Abraham, who acted for the defendant, BATMark, in a trade mark dispute and represented Marriott, as the claimant, in an infringement and passing off case. The ‘meticulousIndran Shanmuganathan represented the appellant, MP Machinery, in an application to expunge a trade mark. Also recommended are Timothy Siaw and the ‘keen and hardworkingMichelle Loi. Wong Sai Fong sadly passed away in May 2016.

Leading individuals

Karen Abraham - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Shearn Delamore & Co

At Shearn Delamore & Co, Pamela Kung advised CIMB Investment Bank as lead arranger, lead manager and facility agent on a RM1.5bn issuance of Islamic MTN by Country Garden Real Estate. Tee Joe Lei has retired.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co’s practice is led by Sivabalah Nadarajah, who represented Hong Leong Bank in an Industrial Court dispute with 27 former employees and acted for Bank Kerjasama Rakjat in the Federal Court. Suganthi Singam handled matters for Philips and Alliance Bank, while Raymond Low and Sivabalah Nadarajah were instructed by HSBC and Malaysian Airlines respectively. Also recommended is the ‘affableWong Kian Jun, who ‘knows employment law inside out’.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

Grace Yeoh heads Shearn Delamore & Co’s energy, natural resources and green technology practice, and Rodney Gomez heads its infrastructure and projects practice group. Anand Raj represented Shell Refining Company, among others, in tax disputes.

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

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co’s head of infrastructure and projects Rodney Gomez represented Foster Wheeler in adjudication proceedings regarding outstanding payments against Arkema. Aileen Chew advised Tropicana City on the RM540m sale of an office building and a mall to AmTrustee. Sar Sau Yee heads the real estate department.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co handles contentious and non–contentious shipping matters. Highlights for Rajasingam Gothandapani included representing Maersk Malaysia in a dispute.

Leading individuals

Rajasingam Gothandapani - Shearn Delamore & Co

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co’s Timothy Siaw advised Chinese online video provider Le Corporation on its entry into Malaysia.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

At Shearn Delamore & Co, highlights for Anand Raj included representing Wincor Nixdorf in judicial review proceedings before the High Court regarding import duties and sales tax, and applying for leave to appeal to the Federal Court for Port Dickson Power. Practice head Goh Ka Im acted for a Malaysian company in an appeal before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax.

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