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Malaysia

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Especially active in handling investigations and advising clients on compliance reviews, the department at¬†Shearn Delamore & Co¬†is noted for its strength in depth.¬†Anand Raj, who heads the group jointly with¬†K. Shanti Mogan, acted for a Malaysian company, a European company and a US company¬†‚Äď all in the financial services sector¬†‚Äď in an investigation by MyCC regarding alleged 'horizontal' infringement. The shipping and logistics sectors are also areas of strength: Raj advised Giga Shipping and Nexus Mega Carriers, both subsidiaries of Giga Maritime Group, on compliance review work.

Leading individuals

Anand Raj - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Distinguishing itself with its superb regulatory expertise and its experience in derivatives transactions, Shearn Delamore & Co's department frequently acts on high-value, cross-border transactions. Group head Christina Kow acted for HSBC as agent on a $200m working capital loan to an undisclosed borrower. Pamela Kung is active in numerous areas, including debt restructuring as well as acquisition, project, corporate, structured and Islamic finance. Senior associate Krystle Lui is also singled out.

Leading individuals

Christina Kow - Shearn Delamore & Co

Pamela Kung - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Shearn Delamore & Co

Noted for its excellent transactional and regulatory capabilities, Shearn Delamore & Co's department is especially active advising banks (including CIMB Investment Bank, Kenanga Investment Bank and HSBC) on debt capital markets matters. It also acts for issuers: Pamela Kung advised Tanjung Bin Energy on its RM800m issuance of sukuk. Christina Kow heads the group.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co's practice is headed by Grace Yeoh, who acted for Laureate Education on its disposal of INTI International University & Colleges to Affinity Equity Partners. She also assisted Chemogas Belgium with its purchase of Stereo Group. MA eLogistics instructed Ng Swee Kee on its joint venture with Cainiao Smart Logistics Network (Hong Kong); both companies are subsidiaries of listed companies. Nicholas Tan Choi Chuan is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Grace Yeoh - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

The full-service practice at Shearn Delamore & Co, which leaves clients 'very pleased', has a particular niche in legal and medical professional negligence disputes; it also has international arbitration capabilities, a focus for Rabindra Nathan, K. Shanti Mogan, Dhinesh Bhaskaran and Nad Segaram. Rodney Gomez acted for Colas Rail Systems Engineering in a RM29m contract dispute with Transgrid Ventures. Financial disputes expert Jeyanthini Kannaperan heads the practice; Robert Lazar and Yee Mei Ken are frequently active litigators.

Leading individuals

Robert Lazar - Shearn Delamore & Co

Rodney Gomez - Shearn Delamore & Co

Yee Mei Ken - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

The 'broad team' at Shearn Delamore & Co has 'a long history of successful patent litigation', and has excellent trade mark and copyright capabilities. Timothy Siaw advised Gilead Sciences on the government's compulsory use licence of its patents for a Hepatitis C treatment. Karen Abraham heads the group; the 'passionate, straightforward and candid' Indran Shanmuganathan is 'a sheer pleasure to deal with'. Michelle Loi is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Karen Abraham - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

HSBC Bank Malaysia, AmBank (M) and S P Setia are among the clients of Shearn Delamore & Co's practice, which is led jointly by Christina Kow and the 'fantastic' Pamela Kung. Kung advised Tanjung Bin Energy, a subsidiary of Malakoff, on its RM 800m sukuk issuance for refinancing and working capital purposes, and acted for CIMB Investment Bank and Kenanga Investment Bank as principal advisers on Cahya Mata Sarawak's RM 2bn Islamic note programme.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co's 'talented' practice provides 'sound advice and practical solutions' across a wide range of employment matters, especially contentious ones; its clients include HSBC Bank Malaysia, Hospital Pantai Indah and Malaysia Airports Holdings. The 'accommodating' Reena Enbasegaram provides 'prompt follow-ups'; Raymond Low and practice head Sivabalah Nadarajah are frequently active practitioners.

Leading individuals

Raymond Low - Shearn Delamore & Co

Sivabalah Nadarajah - Shearn Delamore & Co

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

Especially experienced in oil, gas, power and infrastructure projects, the team at Shearn Delamore & Co is often involved in high-profile matters. Putri Noor Shariza Noordin and Nicholas Tan Choi Chuan acted for Saudi Aramco on its investment and joint venture with Petronas to develop the RAPID project, part of the Pengerang Integrated Complex. Prasarana Malaysia instructed Rabindra Nathan on a supplementary contract pertaining to the Kuala Lumpur Monorail Fleet Expansion project. The department is headed jointly by Grace Yeoh and litigator Rodney Gomez.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Especially strong in corporate real estate work, Shearn Delamore & Co's practice is led by Sar Sau Yee, who advised BBCC Development as developer on the Hass Holdings' RM290m purchase of a 28-storey hotel block in Bukit Bintang from UDA Holdings. Aileen Chew acted for 1MK Holdings on its sale of 1MK Office, which owns the Wisma Mont Kiara complex, to Saudi Arabia’s Alrajhi family.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co

The 'very good' practice at Shearn Delamore & Co is praised for its 'prompt replies and cost-effective advice'. 'Thorough' department head Rajasingam Gothandapani is 'street-smart as well as legally knowledgeable'; he represented Samalaju Industrial Port in a dredging charter case brought by Macon Charter. Jaldhi Mideast DMCC, Maersk Malaysia and CMA CGM are additional representative clients.

Leading individuals

Rajasingam Gothandapani - Shearn Delamore & Co

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Shearn Delamore & Co

With experience in advising on software systems, mobile applications and contractual and regulatory telecoms matters, Shearn Delamore & Co's practice provides a range of advice to domestic and international clients. Janet Toh assisted Perform Group with setting up and operating a sports news portal for mobile devices; Timothy Siaw advised UK law firm Gowling WLG on various online regulatory matters. Other clients of the department include Foundation Medicine.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co's 'excellent' practice provides 'very practical advice', and is especially well known for its contentious work. Anand Raj acted for Wincor Nixdorf (M) in judicial review proceedings in the High Court after the Minister of Finance and the Director-General of Customs refused to grant it a remission of import duties and sales tax. Practice head Goh Ka Im acted for CIMB Bank in a tax appeal case regarding capital allowance claims. On the non-contentious side, Saudi Aramco instructed Irene Yong on a very high-value transactional tax case.

Leading individuals

Anand Raj - Shearn Delamore & Co

Goh Ka Im - Shearn Delamore & Co

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