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Abraham Tat Hon Teh

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Albar & Partners

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Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Islamic Finance, Real Estate.



Abraham’s practice focuses on banking & finance, debt capital markets and real estate. Abraham has advised local, regional and international clients on a range of finance issues including assets and acquisition financing, project financing, mezzanine financing, ship and aircraft financing for both domestic and cross border transactions. In addition, he has had significant experience in a wide range of debt capital raising exercises involving the issuance of Sukuk, corporate bonds, subordinated debt instruments as well as perpetual bonds.


Abraham graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Second Upper Division, from University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2007. Abraham commenced legal practice at Khor, Ong & Company in Penang and joined Albar & Partners in 2011 where he was admitted as a Partner in 2017. Abraham was recognised as a Notable Practitioner by the 2018 edition of the IFLR 1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

Abraham has been involved in the following transactions:

  • Advised the advisers and arrangers in the establishment of RM 800 million unrated perpetual Sukuk Wakalah Al-Istithmar by Tanjung Bin Energy Sdn Bhd with respect to its 1,000 MW super-critical coaled fired power plant. The deal was recognised as Perpetual Deal of the Year (IFN Deals of the Year Awards 2017).
  • Advised the advisers and arrangers in the establishment of master programmes of RM 3.0 billion comprising commercial papers of up to RM 1.5 billion and medium-term notes of up to RM 1.5 billion by MRCB-Quill REIT.
  • Advised KIP REIT in its listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad as the first real estate investment trust focused on hybrid community-centric retail centres.
  • Part of the legal team which advised Maybank Islamic Bank in the RM 354.694 million project financing to part finance the construction and development of Langat 2 water treatment plant.
  • Advised Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd, the biggest operator of offshore helicopter transportation services for the oil & gas industries in South East Asia, in its RM 1.9 billion Islamic aircraft acquisition financing.


Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin Chinese and Hokkien dialects.


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and member of the Malaysian Bar


LL.B (Hons), University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK.
Certificate of Legal Practice.
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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.

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