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Albar & Partners, Natalie Suan Wan Peh, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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Natalie Suan Wan Peh

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Albar & Partners

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Corporate & Commercial & Capital Markets



Natalie provides legal advice on corporate exercises and commercial transactions involving corporate and securities laws, with particular emphasis on M&As, take-overs, reverse take-overs and joint ventures, venture capital, FDIs, equity-linked offerings, placements, initial public offerings and general corporate advisory matters. Her portfolio spans an extensive list of international and local clients, including leading investment banks and financial institutions, multinational and public listed companies and private equity funds


Natalie graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Bristol, England and obtained her Masters of Laws degree (Corporate and Commercial Law) from King’s College, London. She was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1995 as an Utter Barrister of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. She was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1997. Prior to joining Albar & Partners, Natalie was a Corporate Partner at a boutique law firm. She was admitted as a Partner at Albar & Partners in 2009. 

Natalie has been recognised as a Rising Star for the practice areas of M&A, Capital Markets and Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, with specialised industry focus on Banking, Government and Public Policy and Oil & Gas by the IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms since the 2015 edition until current. She was nominated by in-house counsels and peers as a Rising Star in Capital Markets in the 2014 Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey. She has also been listed in the Malaysia: Who’s Who: Constitution, Government & Politics (2013/2014 edition), besides being voted by in-house counsels and peers as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate & Property (2012 IFN Leading Lawyers).  

Natalie has led in several notable transactions, namely:

  • Advised the Purchaser, Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB), in the proposed merger of MBSB and Asian Finance Bank Berhad (AFB), in which MBSB acquired 100% equity interest in AFB in a RM2.2 billion deal and merged its business with that of AFB, creating the 2nd largest stand-alone Islamic Bank in Malaysia.
  • Advised the issuer, KIP REIT, in the first real estate investment trust listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad with a portfolio focused on hybrid community-centric retail stores.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad as the sole placement agent for a private placement involving an issuance of 316.35 million shares in Sime Darby Berhad. At closing, it was the largest primary placement in Southeast Asia for 2016, which was reported to have raised a total of RM2.36 billion.
  • Advised the joint global coordinators, joint book runners and joint underwriters in the first concurrent dual listing of IHH Healthcare Berhad, an integrated healthcare provider, on the Malaysian and Singapore Stock Exchange. The deal was acclaimed Malaysia Capital Markets Deal of the Year (International Financing Review (IFR) Asia 2012 Awards), besides winning Asian-MENA Counsel Deal of the Year 2012 award.
  • Advised Kencana Petroleum Berhad in the merger of businesses of the Kencana Petroleum Berhad group and the Sapuracrest Petroleum Berhad group through an offer to acquire the entire business and undertakings, including all assets and liabilities of Kencana Petroleum Berhad and that of Sapuracrest Petroleum Berhad, resulting in the merger of assets of an aggregate value of over RM11.8 billion to Form Sapura Kencana Petroleum Berhad, the largest O&G player in the nation and a top 5 in the world by asset size in 2012.


Bahasa Malaysia and English.


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


LL.B (Hons), University of Bristol, England.
LL.M (Corporate and Commercial Law), King’s College, London.
Utter Barrister of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London.
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

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.

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