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Hooi Ping Seet

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Corporate & Commercial, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance.



Hooi Ping
has extensive experience in corporate and securities transactions, canvassing domestic and cross border M&As, voluntary and mandatory take-over offers, reverse take-overs, joint ventures, venture capital, FDIs, divestments, corporate and debt restructuring. She has advised on a wide range of capital market instruments, hybrid and derivative products and capital raising exercises, REITs and privatisations. She is also well-versed in the field of corporate governance and competition laws


Hooi Ping graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Leeds, UK. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991 as an Utter Barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London. Thereafter, she was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1992.

Hooi Ping was admitted as a Partner at Albar & Partners in April 2007 - December 2008. Subsequently, she joined the multi-national company, Lafarge Malaysia Berhad for 5 years, where she was a member of its Executive Committee holding various positions including Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President (Legal & Business Affairs) and Company Secretary. Hooi Ping was re-admitted into the partnership of Albar & Partners in June 2014.

Since the 2015 edition, Hooi Ping is ranked a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Profiles besides also being recognised as a Rising Star for the practice areas of Banking and M&A by IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms (2018 & 2019 edition).

Since returning to legal practice, Hooi Ping has led in several notable transactions, namely:

  • Advised Prestariang Berhad and its group of companies including Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire of the Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional (SKIN) granted by the Government of Malaysia, in relation to the concession agreement and other related agreements including project financing, master development agreement, master maintenance service agreement and value-added service agreements in respect of the SKIN project.
  • Advised Felda Marketing Services Sdn. Bhd. on the disposal of its 16% shareholding in AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad to AXA Asia and AFFIN Bank Berhad respectively.
  • Advised the offeror in the RM1.44 billion mandatory general offer and take-over of NCB Holdings Bhd, the holding company of one of the largest listed maritime terminal groups providing services in the transport and logistics sector: M&A Deal of the Year (Mid-Size) (ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017).
  • Advised the sole principal adviser in the RM1.5 billion Sukuk Murabahah Programme established by MMC Corporation Berhad: Best Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (Alpha SEA Best Deal and Solutions Awards 2015).
  • Advised the largest South East Asian offshore helicopter transportation services operator in a RM1.9 billion Islamic financing to restructure the group’s existing bank borrowings and Sukuk.


Bahasa Malaysia & English


Utter Barrister, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London
Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and member of the Malaysian Bar.


LL.B (Hons), University of Leeds, UK.
Utter Barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London.
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

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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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

'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.

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