Kadir Andri & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Firm Profile

Kadir Andri & Partners
Suite A-38-8, Level 38, Menara UOA Bangsar
5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1,

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Kadir Andri & Partners advises on the acquisition of companies, businesses and assets, in addition to take-over offers, de-mergers and schemes of arrangement. The firm has sector expertise in a number of industries such as banking, insurance, plantations and telecoms. Practice head Tan Kong Yam is experienced in M&A, capital markets, financial services advisory work and corporate real estate matters. Samuel Hong is noted for his capability in securities regulation, while Chin Wee Sing focuses on mergers and equity fund raising exercises.

Practice head(s):

Tan Kong Yam

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Federal Land Development Authority

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

CVC Asia Pte. Ltd.

Sunway Healthcare Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd

UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd

Boustead Holdings Berhad

Gamuda Berhad

Samling group of companies


Work highlights

  • Advised Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd on the placement of 4.99% of shares to MCIS Insurance Berhad.
  • Advised Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on the acquisition of the entire issued and paid-up shares in Danajamin Nasional Berhad.
  • Advised on the disposal of 100% of the share capital in Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd to a major South East Asian food company.

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

Tan Kong Yam, who has experience in handling capital markets and corporate matters, leads the team at Kadir Andri & Partners. A recent highlight includes advising on a cross-jurisdictional IPO, which raised RHN1bn for the client and its shareholders. Norinne Dewal retired in October 2021, following the departure of Ahlan Nasri Nasi in September 2021. ‘Attentive’ Andy Teoh Tuck, who focuses on capital markets, was promoted to partner in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Tan Kong Yam

Other key lawyers:

Samuel Hong; Chin Wee Sing; Andy Teoh Tuck Wah; Jeremy Chia


‘A very knowledgeable team, responsive to their clients’ needs.’

‘Andy Teoh Tuck Wah is very helpful, detailed, friendly and, most importantly, very attentive to clients’ requests – even those made at the very last minute.’

‘Jeremy Chia is very responsible and hardworking.’

‘We are happy to have engaged with this team for our corporate work.’

Key clients

CIMB Investment Banks

Maybank Investment Bank

Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited

Credit Suisse Securities (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

RHB Investment Bank Berhad

Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad

Am Investment Bank Berhad

Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad

LHN Logistics Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the joint global coordinators in respect of the IPO and listing of Farm Fresh Berhad on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
  • Advised LHN Logistics Limited in respect of the IPO and listing of LHN Logistics Limited on Singapore Exchange’s Catalist Board.

The firm: Kadir Andri & Partners (KAAP) was established under the name Kadir Kassim & Co. in 1976. Since its inception, KAAP has established itself as a premier legal firm of stellar reputation in Malaysia and abroad. KAAP has acted on some of the most prominent and complex transactions in Malaysia and is recognised for its ability to deliver innovative legal solutions. The firm consistently ranks in the top brackets of various industry surveys.

Each practice group is led by accomplished partners who have distinguished themselves in their particular fields of expertise and have the specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how to deliver commercially astute and practical solutions. KAAP’s clients, which include government entities, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, investment funds, multinationals, and companies of all sizes across a diverse range of industries in and outside Malaysia, value the firm’s ethics, enterprise and energy as a trusted advisor.

Areas of practice: KAAP specialises in the following areas of practice: corporate and M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, energy, infrastructure and utilities and corporate and debt restructuring.

With respect to its corporate and M&A practice, KAAP has advised on many transactions encompassing a wide range of structures and techniques, including acquisitions of companies and businesses, takeover offers, demergers, schemes of arrangement and selective capital reduction exercises. The firm has considerable experience in the privatisation of public companies by way of innovative legal structures.

The capital markets practice has garnered many accolades in the marketplace for its notable work on public and private securities offerings, initial public offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, Sukuk issuances and other private debt securities.

KAAP offers a full range of legal services in banking and finance, and has considerable experience in the structuring and documentation of a variety of financing transactions, both conventional and Shariah compliant. The firm is regularly engaged in transactions relating to structured finance, securitisation, leveraged buy-outs, syndicated financing and acquisition financing. The firm has also advised on complex and innovative deals especially those involving Shariah compliant structures. In addition the firm is actively involved in project financing having advised on the financing of large infrastructure and utility projects such as highways as well as power projects.

KAAP has considerable experience in the area of concessions, public-private initiatives, projects and construction work and is also very well versed with the oil and gas sector having advised on various matters related to production sharing agreements, offshore drilling contracts, mining and prospecting contracts. In the utilities sector, the firm has extensive experience in many subsectors including water, energy and waste water.

KAAP handles dispute resolution work at both trial and appellate level and also advises clients in alternative dispute resolution processes. The dispute resolution practice has considerable experience in areas such as employment, construction, defamation, receivership, corporate disputes and commercial and international arbitration.

Corporate and M&A Tan Kong Yam
Corporate and M&A Samuel Hong
Corporate and M&A Chin Wee Sing
Corporate and M&A Andy Teoh Tuck Wah
Capital Markets Tan Kong Yam
Capital Markets Samuel Hong
Capital Markets Chin Wee Sing
Capital Markets Siew Choy Ling
Capital Markets Andy Teoh Tuck Wah
Banking and finance Dato' Andri Aidham Badri
Banking and finance Siew Choy Ling
Banking and finance Shamshul Iskandar Zulkifli
Energy, infrastructure and utilities Dato' Andri Aidham Badri
Restructuring and insolvency Tan Kong Yam
Number of lawyers : 26
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