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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Kadir Andri & Partners

With niche strengths in project finance and ship finance, the practice at¬†Kadir Andri & Partners¬†handles a range of matters, all shari'ah-compliant. Group head¬†Andri Aidham Badri¬†advised Bank Islam Malaysia on a RM12m loan to CMC Group, and acted for the Ministry of Finance on its RM1.4bn loan to Projek Lintasan Damansara‚ÄďShah Alam for the part financing of the¬†Damansara‚ÄďShah Alam Elevated Expressway. MBSB Bank also counts among the team's clients.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Kadir Andri & Partners

Kadir Andri & Partners can draw on its excellent relationships with magic circle law firms when handling cross-border capital markets work. It is especially experienced in high-value equity capital markets work: Tan Kong Yam and Julian Hashim acted for the underwriters, including Credit Suisse Securities (Malaysia), Maybank Investment Bank and CIMB Investment Bank, on Lotte Chemical Holding's IPO on the Bursa Malaysia. Corporate clients include UMW Holdings and Sime Darby.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Kadir Andri & Partners

With longstanding experience in large-scale M&A, often involving complex structuring elements, the team at Kadir Andri & Partners acts for private equity firms, foreign investors and high-profile domestic companies. Samuel Hong acted for Sime Darby on its demerger into three separate listed entities: Sime Darby, Sime Darby Plantation and Sime Darby Property. Chin Wee Sing assisted Apollo Global Management with its $1.5bn purchase of an 80% stake in Lumileds Holdings.

Leading individuals

Samuel Hong - Kadir Andri & Partners

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Kadir Andri & Partners

All the banking and finance work handled by Kadir Andri & Partners uses Islamic structures. Andri Aidham Badri advised AmInvestment Bank, CIMB Investment Bank and Maybank Investment Bank as lead arrangers, managers and bookrunners on an undisclosed issuer's RM1.58bn sukuk wakalah programme to finance its construction of ten blocks of government office buildings and shared facilities. Andri also acted for the Ministry of Finance on the RM1.78bn financing of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway project. Senior associate Hafizah Md Annuar is frequently seen on Islamic finance transactions.

Leading individuals

Andri Aidham Badri - Kadir Andri & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Hafizah Md Annuar - Kadir Andri & Partners

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Kadir Andri & Partners

Kadir Andri & Partners' department has corporate expertise in the energy sector, and regularly handles infrastructure project financings. Tan Kong Yam assisted UMW Holdings with the RM3.23bn reduction of its share capital in UMW Oil & Gas, and advised the latter on its RM1.8bn rights issuance. Andri Aidham Badri advised the Ministry of Finance on its RM1.78bn part-financing of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway project.

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Offices in Kuala Lumpur

Legal Developments by:
Kadir Andri & Partners

  • New equity guidlines: RTO

    The new Equity Guidlines of the Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) came into effect on August 3 2009. As a result, the SC's prior approval under section 212 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 will no longer be required for many corporate proposals, save for certain substantive corporate proposals in the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (the Malaysian stock exchange).
    - Kadir, Andri & 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.

    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.