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SUITE 14-3, LEVEL 14, WISMA UOA DAMANSARA II, NO.6 CHANGKAT SEMANTAN, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS,, KUALA LUMPUR, 50490, MALAYSIA
Tel:
Work +603 7890 3288
Fax:
Fax +60 3 7890 3266
Email:
Web:
www.albar.com.my

Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Albar & Partners

The full-service practice at Albar & Partners is jointly headed by Chung Swee Loong and Lily Chea Li Tan, and is particularly strong in advising banks and financial institutions on a range of high-value transactions. Tan acted for banks including Maybank Investment Bank and Bank of China (Malaysia) on a S$500m development loan to real estate company Novel Vortex. Other clients include United Overseas Bank and CIMB Investment Bank. Junior partner Abraham Tat Hon Teh is highly active in banking and finance matters. Niv Chiw Poh Lee and Alicia Phang Ling San both made partner in July 2018.

Leading individuals

Chung Swee Loong - Albar & Partners

Lily Chea Li Tan - Albar & Partners

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Albar & Partners

The 'responsive, experienced' team at Albar & Partners has 'in-depth knowledge' and provides 'constructive solutions'. It has been especially busy in debt capital markets this year, with Chung Swee Loong acting for CIMB Investment Bank as lead arranger on Maxis Broadband's RM10bn unrated sukuk murabahah programme. On the issuer side, Lily Chea Li Tan advised YTL Power International on its establishment of a RM2.5bn sukuk murabahah facility. Danajamin Nasional and UMW Holdings are additional issuer clients. Natalie Peh Suan Wan is active in equity capital markets.

Leading individuals

Chung Swee Loong - Albar & Partners

Lily Chea Li Tan - Albar & Partners

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

Albar & Partners

Lily Chea Li Tan heads the 'strong' practice at Albar & Partners, which is praised for its 'quick response times and accuracy'. The 'very good, timely and accurate' Seet Hooi Ping assisted Tan with advising Malaysia Building Society on its RM645m purchase of Asian Finance Bank from four financial institutions. Other clients include Felda Marketing Services and Chemical Company of Malaysia. Niv Chiw Poh Lee is a 'meticulous, consistent' partner.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Albar & Partners

Banking, commercial and construction disputes are among the kinds of contentious work handled by Albar & Partners. V. Vijakumar heads the practice; Dato Narayanan Chandran is now a consultant.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Albar & Partners

'Very well-versed' in Islamic finance, the 'strong' team at Albar & Partners wins praise from clients for its 'quick responses and accurate advice'. Chung Swee Loong acted for CIMB Investment Bank as lead arranger on Maxis Broadband's RM10bn sukuk murabahah programme. Lily Chea Li Tan and Seet Hooi Ping are also active in the space. The 'meticulous, consistent' Niv Chiw Poh Lee made partner in July 2018, as did Alicia Phang Ling San.

Leading individuals

Chung Swee Loong - Albar & Partners

Lily Chea Li Tan - Albar & Partners

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 4

Albar & Partners

Specialising in project finance, especially in the real estate sector, the team at Albar & Partners also has experience in the energy sector. Lily Chea Li Tan acted for YTL Power International on its issuance of RM2.5bn to finance an equity contribution in a 1,320MW power plant in Indonesia and to part-finance the construction of a 470MW power plant in Jordan. The practice counts several banks, such as Maybank Investment Bank and Bank of China (Malaysia), among its clients.

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Malaysia

Offices in Kuala Lumpur

Legal Developments by:
Albar & Partners

  • The Largest IPO in Southeast Asia: Petronas Chemicals Group

    Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) is the largest petrochemical company in Malaysia and one of the largest petrochemical producers in Southeast Asia. It has a history of 25 years in the petrochemical industry and its pedigree is further enhanced by the fact that it is a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional (Petronas), the national oil company of Malaysia.
    - Albar & Partners

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  • Call for AML Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
  • Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
  • The Financial Services Act 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
  • Adjudication in Malaysia ‚Äď the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.
  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT ‚Äď REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
  • FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

    Malaysia‚Äôs Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (‚ÄúFGVH‚ÄĚ) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
  • Competition...Friend or Foe?

    The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.