Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh > Petaling Jaya, Malaysia > Firm Profile

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh’s team is co-headed by Philip Koh and Adrian Koh, who is praised as an ‘excellent lawyer in capital markets in Malaysia’. Recent work highlights include advising on the IPO and listing of one of the largest consumer electrical and electronics retailers on the main market of Bursa Malaysia. The team is also well-equipped to handle the private placement and issuance of shares in the regional market. According to one client, ‘all matters, big or small, are addressed with dedication and professionalism’.

Practice head(s):

Philip Koh; Adrian Koh

Other key lawyers:

Yee Chew Yan


‘MKP has vast experience in advising on legal aspects of corporate matters including M&A and equity fundraising exercises. Its specialisation in corporate and commercial law gives the firm a broad base of relevant experience, allowing it to share its insights to the deals it is involved in.’

‘Its clientele ranges from local entrepreneurs to some of the largest companies listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia and it provides the same high levels of service to all clients.’

‘All matters, big or small, are addressed with dedication and professionalism. We find the team to be very helpful, and their insights helped to ensure the smooth and successful completion of our clients’ corporate exercises.’

‘Adrian Koh is a very experienced and practical lawyer. His constant practical and commercially viable solutions have helped us in the smooth, fast and efficient execution of many exercises.’

‘Adrian Koh is an excellent lawyer in capital markets in Malaysia, in particular, in his understanding of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. His associates likewise are able to render their services accordingly under the guidance of Adrian Koh.’

Key clients

AmInvestment Bank Berhad

Hong Leong Investment Bank

Mercury Securities Sdn Bhd

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

RHB Investment Bank Berhad

Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad

Sunway Berhad

Powerwell Holdings Berhad

Optimax Holdings Berhad

Omesti Berhad

WZ Satu Berhad

Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust

Lagenda Properties Berhad

Green Ocean Corporation Berhad

Pemaju Industries Berhad

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh is active in the M&A and capital markets space, and has been a key adviser on numerous public takeover transactions involving companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. The team is well-versed in sectors such as construction, aviation, insolvency and insurance. The practice is co-headed by Philip Koh  and Adrian Koh, who have experience in capital markets and M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Philip Koh; Adrian Koh


‘I would highly recommended the firm for its experience in corporate and M&A transactions. In our work with them, their partner, Adrian Koh, is knowledgeable and experienced and brings solutions to the table, working in collaboration with the advisers and clients.’

‘Adrian Koh is an excellent commercial lawyer who is able to draft clear terms and conditions, up-to-date and able to present our case on firm commercial basis. His team follows his example very well.’

Key clients

AmInvestment Bank Berhad

Astramina Advisory Sdn Bhd

BGMC International Limited

Boh Plantation Sdn Bhd

Can-One Berhad

Dialog Group Berhad

Eastern & Oriental Berhad

Ekovest Berhad

Gamuda Berhad

Hong Leong Investment Bank

IOI Corporation Berhad

IOI Properties Group Berhad

Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd

Kerjaya Prospek Berhad

Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad

LBS Bina Group Berhad

Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

Mercury Securities Sdn Bhd

Mulpha International Bhd

Nirvana Asia Ltd

Omesti Berhad

OSK Holdings Group

RHB Investment Bank Berhad

Rohas Tecnic Berhad

Sunsuria Berhad

Sunway Berhad

Sunway Construction Group Berhad

Tropicana Corporation Berhad

WCT Holdings Berhad

Malaysia > Banking and finance Tier 4

The firm: Ever since its founding in 1975, Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh (MKP) has provided legal representation and services to a wide range of corporate and individual clients. MKP combines the discreetness and exclusivity of a private legal practice with the professionalism, comprehensive scope and expertise of an international consultancy, to meet the expectations and needs of clients that prize personal attention, knowledge and insight.

Helmed by industry-acknowledged thought leaders, the firm’s extensive experience is supported by technological savvy and resourcefulness to provide industry-leading expertise and solution-oriented services. It provides a full range of corporate/commercial, litigation and dispute resolution legal services to a wide cross-section of corporate and individual clients, ranging from local entrepreneurs and emerging businesses to multinational conglomerates.

The firm’s partners and senior associates demonstrate a broad cross-section of abilities and backgrounds. Staying true to the firm’s motto of ‘helping clients put the right pieces in place’, the broad experience of the firm’s partners and senior associates in corporate/commercial law matters allows them to advise clients with a wider perspective, offering solutions that are both legally sound and commercially viable.

Areas of practice: Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh is focused on providing quality corporate/commercial, civil litigation and dispute resolution legal services, and believes that it is among the industry leaders in Malaysia in providing legal advice in its core practice areas: corporate and M&A; capital markets; property and banking; and litigation and dispute resolution. The firm’s multi-disciplinary practice team is recognised for its proficiency, blending expertise from a number of corporate/commercial practice areas, including banking and finance, capital markets, civil and commercial litigation, communications and technology, construction, corporate and commercial advisory, corporate and securities regulation, corporate finance, corporate governance, cross-border investments, dispute resolution, industrial relations and employment, insolvency, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, projects and ventures, property and real estate, and public law and law reform.

With strong local and regional ties, the firm is well placed to assist clients in advancing their interests throughout Malaysia and the rest of South East Asia.

MKP’s strength lies in its team’s ability to analyse complicated commercial issues, and identify and tackle potential challenges in complicated transactions to achieve market-driven, knowledge-based and practical results, which are targeted to meet its clients’ high expectations.



  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Communications & Technology
  • Construction
  • Corporate and Commercial Advisory
  • Corporate and Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cross Border Investments
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Industrial Relations and Employment
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Projects and Ventures
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Public Law and Law Reform
  • Shipping
Capital markets Philip
Capital markets Adrian
Capital markets Lim
Capital markets Yee Chew
Corporate and securities regulation Philip
Corporate and securities regulation Adrian
Corporate and securities regulation Lim
Corporate and securities regulation Yee Chew
Corporate governance Philip
Civil and commercial litigation Yap Boon
Civil and commercial litigation Kamraj
Communications and technology Philip
Communications and technology Adrian
Communications and technology Lim
Corporate and commercial advisory Philip
Corporate and commercial advisory Adrian
Corporate and commercial advisory Lim
Corporate and commercial advisory Yee Chew
Construction Kamraj
Dispute resolution Philip
Dispute resolution Yap Boon
Dispute resolution Kamraj
Banking and finance Adrian
Banking and finance Surialinda
Banking and finance Lee Yee
Banking and finance Yee Chew
Industrial relations and employment Yap Boon
Industrial relations and employment Kamraj
Insolvency Yap Boon
Insolvency Kamraj
Insurance Philip
Insurance Kamraj
Mergers and acquisitions Philip
Mergers and acquisitions Adrian
Mergers and acquisitions Lim
Mergers and acquisitions Yee Chew
Projects and ventures Philip
Projects and ventures Adrian
Projects and ventures Lim
Projects and ventures Yee Chew
Property and real estate Adrian
Property and real estate Surialinda
Property and real estate Lee Yee
Property and real estate Yee Chew
Number of lawyers : 39

Notable cases for 2020:

1. RM1.0 billion disposal by Can-One Berhad of the entire share capital of F & B Nutrition Sdn Bhd via the disposal of Can Ridge Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Can-One, to Wholesome Dairies Pte Ltd, the holding company of Asia Diary Creations (as nominee transferee).

2. RM917.2 million acquisition by Can-One Berhad of the remaining equity interest in Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad that it does not already own at RM3.10 per share (acted for Can-One Berhad).

3. Acquisition by Mikro MSC Berhad of 100% equity interest in EPE Busway Sdn Bhd and Mittric Systems Sdn Bhd for a total purchase consideration of RM38.0 million which was satisfied via the issuance of new ordinary shares in Mikro MSC Berhad

4. Acquisition by Sunway Berhad of 100% equity interest in Blacktop Industries Sdn Bhd for a total purchase consideration of RM70.09 million

5. Acquisition by Sunway Holdings Sdn Bhd of 100% equity interest in Dolomite Quarry Sdn Bhd for a total purchase consideration of RM125 million.

6. Initial public offering of 116,615,000 ordinary shares in HPMT Holdings Berhad in conjunction with its listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia comprising a public issue of 75,553,000 new shares and an offer for sale of 41,062,000 existing shares at an issue/offer price of RM0.56 per share.

7. Placement of 45,700,000 new ordinary shares in Uni Wall APS Holdings Berhad (“UWAPS”), a company involved in the business of fabrication installation of aluminium architectural products for the building industry, in conjunction with the listing of UWAPS on the LEAP Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

8. Listing of CE Technology Berhad, a company involved in glove manufacturing, on the LEAP Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

9. Private placement of 130,230,000 new shares in Eastern & Oriental Berhad (“E&O”) of up to 10% of E&O’s existing issued share capital at an issue price per share at RM0.98 and renounceable rights issue of new shares in E&O together with free detachable warrants.

10. Renounceable rights issue of up to 355,416,000 new ordinary shares in Naim Holdings Berhad at the issue price of RM0.45 per rights share.