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20TH FLOOR, AMBANK GROUP BUILDING, 55 JALAN RAJA CHULAN, 50200 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
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www.shooklin.com.my

Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

'Experienced in banking industry matters', Shook Lin & Bok's 'skilful, knowledgeable' practice provides 'consistently high-quality advice'. It is strong in conventional and Islamic financing, and has excellent banking litigation capabilities. Department head Jalalullail Othman acted for the manager of the statutory body Flexible End-Financing Scheme on drafting the documentation of the RM10bn scheme. Hoh Kiat Ching assisted a group of undisclosed lenders with extending S$145m-worth of acquisition finance loans to various Singaporean companies. The 'tactful, committed, very knowledgeable' Khong Mei Lin, who provides 'detailed, high-quality advice',  is recommended for debt restructuring.

Leading individuals

Jalalullail Othman - Shook Lin & Bok

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Shook Lin & Bok

Ivan Ho Yue Chan leads the practice at Shook Lin & Bok, with support from deputy head Jalalullail Othman. Chan acted for Paragon Adventure on its acquisition of 51% of the voting shares in Goh Ban Huat. As well as handling corporate restructuring and M&A matters, the team also sets up investment funds: Karen Kaur advised Affin Hwang Asset Management on its establishment of the TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker fund, and on its subsequent listing on the Bursa Malaysia. ELK Desa Resources is an additional client.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Shook Lin & Bok

Praised for its 'thorough research and sound advice', Shook Lin & Bok's 'excellent' practice is 'reliable, resourceful and highly respected by legal practitioners and the general public'. Lam Ko Luen, who heads the contentious projects team alongside Hoh Kiat Ching, 'takes every instruction seriously and delivers prompt follow-ups'; the 'experienced' Yoong Sin Min, who leads the banking litigation practice jointly with Chan Kok Keong, has 'in-depth knowledge'. Lam, Nagarajah Muttiah and Romesh Abraham are the names to note for international arbitration skills.

Leading individuals

Yoong Sin Min - Shook Lin & Bok

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

Providing a good range of patent, copyright and trade mark services, the team at Shook Lin & Bok has also been filing many industrial design applications for Nissan and BMW. Additionally in the automotive sector, group head Michael Soo represented DJ Auto Components Manufacturing in a trade mark infringement and passing-off case against FBK Systems. Faiz Rice and Sasbadi are additional clients. Wendy Lee Wan Chieh is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Michael Soo - Shook Lin & Bok

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

The 'responsive, skilful and knowledgeable' team at Shook Lin & Bok delivers 'consistently good advice'. Supported by Hoh Kiat Ching, group head Jalalullail Othman advised a statutory body, established to develop housing facilities for urban inhabitants, on its RM5bn Islamic notes programme. Khong Mei Lin is singled out for her 'detailed, high-quality advice'; she acted for DanaInfra Nasional on its RM13bn Islamic papers-and-notes programme to finance the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak.

Leading individuals

Jalalullail Othman - Shook Lin & Bok

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Shook Lin & Bok

Romesh Abraham heads the practice at Shook Lin & Bok, which handles advisory work as well as litigation. Clients 'sleep easily' knowing Mehala Marimuthoo is handling their case; she acted for Hume Roofing Products in an unfair-dismissal case. Other clients include RHB Bank and Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia. David Ng Yew Kiat is also active in the space.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 4

Shook Lin & Bok

The team at Shook Lin & Bok is led by litigator Lam Ko Luen, with support from corporate partner Hoh Kiat Ching. Lam advised Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia on the construction agreements for a factory in Selangor.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Shook Lin & Bok

The team at Shook Lin & Bok handles contentious and non-contentious matters in real estate and construction, and acts for a wide range of clients in the sector. Construction disputes expert Lam Ko Luen heads the group with support from corporate and finance partner Hoh Kiat Ching and construction arbitrator Victoria Loi Tien Fen.

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