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Within Banking and finance, Shearn Delamore & Co is a first tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co’s clients include Affin Bank, MMI International, ABN AMRO and HSBC. Tee Joe Lei recently advised Malakoff Power on a RM5.4bn murabahah sukuk. Pamela Kung acted for BNP Paribas and other financiers on the restructuring of a multi-currency revolving credit facility to fund oil and gas sector activities. Department head Christina Kow advises on financial regulatory matters.

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Within Capital markets, Shearn Delamore & Co is a second tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co represented Malakoff Power on a RM5.4bn murabahah sukuk issuance. Christina Kow has experience advising on debt capital markets transactions. Pamela Kung is another key contact.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Shearn Delamore & Co is a first tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co remains a strong choice for major domestic and cross-border M&A, and fields a team that is ‘excellent in all respects’. Ng Swee Kee acted for NVM Private Equity on the disposal of Alaric Systems to NCR Corporation, and acted for Panasonic on the sale of its South East Asia subsidiaries. Grace Yeoh represented Malaysian Resources Corporation on the RM750m sale of Platinum Sentral, and Putri Noor Shariza Noordin advised Aimia on its acquisition of a minority stake in Think Big Digital.

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Within Dispute resolution, Shearn Delamore & Co is a first tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co is highly regarded for its track record in disputes encompassing white-collar crime, defamation, professional negligence and other commercial litigation matters. Jeyanthini Kannaperan heads the department, which recently represented Sime Darby as plaintiff in a criminal breach of trust case against its former CEO. It also successfully defended the Malaysian Bar Council against an appeal brought by lawyers previously found guilty of misconduct. Rajasingam Gothandapani has been advising the Johor government on landowner disputes in relation to a major deep-water terminal development. Robert Lazar and Rabindra Nathan are noted for their ‘legally sound and strategic advice’.

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Within Intellectual property, Shearn Delamore & Co is a first tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co is recommended for its business acumen, experience and advice on IP prosecution, enforcement and litigation matters. Wong Sai Fong continued to represent Braun in a patent infringement suit, with the Court of Appeal affirming a High Court decision in favour of the client. Wong also acted for Maestro Swiss against Chocosuisse in an appeal case regarding use of the Swiss mark. Karen Abraham acts for major brand owners, and recently advised Prada on a passing off matter. Timothy Siaw has been acting for the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia in opposing Apple Inc’s registration of the STARTUP trade mark.

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Within Islamic finance , Shearn Delamore & Co is a first tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co’s Tee Joe Lei has experience in shari’ah-compliant project financing. She recently represented Malakoff Power on its RM5.4bn murabahah sukuk issuance. Banking and finance lawyer Pamela Kung is another key contact.

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Within Projects and energy, Shearn Delamore & Co is a second tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co’s clients include Tenaga Nasional, First Solar and Balfour Beatty. Rodney Gomez recently advised a public transport GLC on the light rail transit (LRT) line extension project. Grace Yeoh advises on energy joint ventures and regulatory matters.

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Within Real estate and construction, Shearn Delamore & Co is a first tier firm,

At Shearn Delamore & Co, practice head Sar Sau Yee is ‘very experienced, and provides very practical advice on complex real estate matters’. Highlights included advising major property developer SP Septia on a RM295m land acquisition for a mixed-use development. It also acted for CapitaLand on a joint venture to acquire land in Johor Baru for RM810m. Rodney Gomez leads on construction matters.

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Within Shipping, Shearn Delamore & Co is a second tier firm,

At Shearn Delamore & Co, practice head Rajasingam Gothandapani has been representing developers of a deepwater terminal in Southern Johor against claims of losses brought by a group of local fishermen. The practice also recently advised on collision and contractual claims, ship arrests and financing disputes.

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Within Tax, Shearn Delamore & Co is a first tier firm,

Shearn Delamore & Co acts for major domestic, foreign and multinational clients on tax litigation and advisory matters. It successfully represented Shell in a High Court case in which an appeal by the inland revenue was dismissed, and also recently advised Prudential Financial on corporate tax issues. The four-partner team includes department head Goh Ka Im and tax and revenue lawyer Anand Raj.

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