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

Kadir Andri & Partners
Kuala Lumpur

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Kadir Andri & Partners' corporate and M&A team handles a full range of corporate transactions for its impressive client roster which includes large Malaysian corporates such as Maybank Group, Petronas and Maxis Group, as well as foreign direct investors. Practice head Tan Kong Yam's expertise spans M&A, capital markets, financial services advisory, and corporate real property, while Samuel Hong focuses on corporate and commercial matters.

Islamic finance Tier 2

The banking and finance practice at Kadir Andri & Partners has expertise advising lenders, arrangers, borrowers, and issuers on Shariah-compliant corporate financing transactions; it recently advised Asia Finance Bank on its RM2bn-structured covered Sukuk murabahahThe group includes highly-experienced practice head Andri Badri and managing associate Choy Ling Siew, who recently joined from Rahmat Lim & Partners.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Andri Aidham leads the practice at Kadir Andri & Partners, handling shariah-compliant banking and finance matters, with a particular strength in project financing for infrastructure, utilities and ship financing. Clients include Malayan Banking, Bank Islam Malaysia and Maybank Investment. Aidham advised Asian Finance Bank on a RM2295m sukuk facility for Malaysia Building Society.

Capital markets Tier 3

The corporate team at Kadir Andri & Partners has a strong reputation for equity capital market transactions. The team was instructed in Leong Hup International Berhad's IPO, the largest public offering in Malaysia in recent years. Practice head Tan Kong Yam is experienced in handling significant domestic IPO transactions and Samuel Hong combines corporate, securities regulatory and inward investment expertise with equity capital markets experience.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Tan Kong Yam
Corporate and M&A Samuel Hong
Corporate and M&A Julian Hashim
Corporate and M&A Ahlan Nasri Nasir
Corporate and M&A Chin Wee Sing
Capital Markets Tan Kong Yam
Capital Markets Julian Hashim
Capital Markets Chin Wee Sing
Banking and finance Dato' Andri Aidham Badri
Energy, infrastructure and utilities Dato' Andri Aidham Badri
Energy, infrastructure and utilities Ahlan Nasri Nasir
Restructuring and insolvency Tan Kong Yam
Restructuring and insolvency Julian Hashim
Restructuring and insolvency Wong Kah Hui
Dispute resolution Wong Kah Hui
Number of lawyers : 30
Mandarin and other Chinese dialects