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The firm: Ben & Partners was founded in 2007 by Mr Koay Ben Ree and is currently a boutique law firm specialising in several key areas of law practice including corporate finance, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate and debt restructurings, commercial advisory and related matters. Prior to founding Ben & Partners, Ben Ree was a partner of the mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital markets practice group at a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur. Ben & Partners has advised on the initial public offerings of two Malaysian mineral-based companies and one Malaysian telemarketing company on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX) and a Malaysian logistic and freight forwarding company on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) of HKEX. It is currently actively involved in the initial public offerings of Malaysian companies on the HKEX.

In Malaysia, the firm undertakes advisory and legal due diligence for initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, drafting of corporate and commercial agreements, and debt restructuring agreements.

Areas of practice: Ben & Partners is able to provide legal advice on the laws of Malaysia, in particular securities and company laws applicable to public listed and private companies, and regulatory requirements such as guidelines issued by the Securities Commission of Malaysia (Securities Commission), Bursa Securities, Economic Planning Unit (on the acquisition of the properties) of Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia; conduct comprehensive legal due diligence reviews for all corporate exercises including acquisitions of companies and businesses, applications to the Securities Commission and Bursa Securities, and the issue of prospectuses, abridged prospectuses, circulars and other documents to be issued by public listed companies; provide legal advice on acquisitions and disposals of securities, business, real estate and other assets, and advising, drafting and negotiating various contracts with counter parties within Malaysia and abroad (Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Cambodia among others); and advise on the issue of private debt securities.

Ben & Partners also advises on various corporate and commercial matters including: incorporation of local companies and formation of suitable entities to undertake business activities and undertakings; providing advice on corporate governance, company secretarial matters, other statutory reporting responsibilities of companies in Malaysia, and directors' duties and obligations; and assisting clients in obtaining competent legal advice on the laws of other jurisdictions, and legal due diligence reviews on foreign incorporated companies and businesses.

Ben & Partners believes that significant to each phase of development of all established and successful businesses is the availability of professional, competent, comprehensive and solution-orientated legal advice. Its goal is to satisfy this need and to provide prompt legal services to all businesses, large or small, institutional or personal, right from their inception, and to continuously meet the demands of the challenging yet rewarding business environments encountered by clients. Ben & Partners believes its services are treasured by its clients as evidenced by the firm's long-term relationships with its clients.

  • Languages
  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Mandarin and Chinese dialects

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