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Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh’s department is led by Adrian Koh Yeow York, who is well-versed in the corporate and capital markets arenas. The practice is frequently instructed by local corporations and financial institutions, with recent work highlights including advising on one of the largest IPO and listings in Malaysia’s technology sector. Elsewhere, the team is well-placed to handle transfer of listing exercises. Chew Yan Yee is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Koh Yeow York

Other key lawyers:

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

Senheng Retail Berhad

Optimax Holdings Berhad

Microlink Solutions Berhad

Yinson Holdings Berhad

ITMAX Systems Berhad

Vestland Berhad

Pappajack Berhad

Agmo Holdings Berhad

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Philip Koh and Adrian Koh jointly lead the corporate and M&A practice at Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh. The team’ advises its roster of domestic clients on acquisitions, acting namely for the purchaser in such matters, with demonstrable experience across the renewables, consumer retail, and agriculture sectors. Wenny Ling, who focuses on key acquisitions in Malaysia, was promoted to partner in January 2023 and is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Philip Koh; Adrian Koh

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AmInvestment Bank Berhad

Astramina Advisory Sdn Bhd

Can-One Berhad

Citaglobal Berhad

Dialog Group Berhad

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises

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

Sunway Berhad

Sunway Construction Group Berhad

Tropicana Corporation Berhad

WCT Holdings Berhad

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.

Practice areas

  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • 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
  • Public law and law reform
  • Shipping
Department Name Email Telephone
Capital markets Philip Koh
Capital markets Adrian Koh
Capital markets Lim Lee
Capital markets Yee Chew Yan
Corporate and securities regulation Philip Koh
Corporate and securities regulation Adrian Koh
Corporate and securities regulation Lim Lee
Corporate and securities regulation Yee Chew Yan
Corporate governance Philip Koh
Civil and commercial litigation Yap Boon Hau
Civil and commercial litigation Kamraj Nayagam
Communications and technology Philip Koh
Communications and technology Adrian Koh
Communications and technology Lim Lee
Corporate and commercial advisory Philip Koh
Corporate and commercial advisory Adrian Koh
Corporate and commercial advisory Lim Lee
Corporate and commercial advisory Yee Chew Yan
Construction Kamraj Nayagam
Dispute resolution Philip Koh
Dispute resolution Yap Boon Hau
Dispute resolution Kamraj Nayagam
Banking and finance Adrian Koh
Banking and finance Surialinda Ahmad
Banking and finance Lee Yee Peng
Banking and finance Yee Chew Yan
Industrial relations and employment Yap Boon Hau
Industrial relations and employment Kamraj Nayagam
Insolvency Yap Boon Hau
Insolvency Kamraj Nayagam
Insurance Philip Koh
Insurance Kamraj Nayagam
Mergers and acquisitions Philip Koh
Mergers and acquisitions Adrian Koh
Mergers and acquisitions Lim Lee
Mergers and acquisitions Yee Chew Yan
Projects and ventures Philip Koh
Projects and ventures Adrian Koh
Projects and ventures Lim Lee
Projects and ventures Yee Chew Yan
Property and real estate Adrian Koh
Property and real estate Surialinda Ahmad
Property and real estate Lee Yee Peng
Property and real estate Yee Chew Yan
Photo Name Position Profile
Yip Jia Hui photo Yip Jia Hui Partner
Dato' Leanne Koh Li Ann photo Dato' Leanne Koh Li Ann Partner
Number of lawyers : 39