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

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh
3A07, BLOCK B, PHILEO DAMANSARA II
NO 15 JALAN 16/11, OFF JALAN DAMANSARA
46350 PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR
Malaysia

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh focuses on equity transactions, frequently advising on IPOs and listing exercises on the Bursa Malaysia. The ‘commercially-driven’ practice head Adrian Koh has considerable experience in share offerings, the issuance of private debt securities and securities regulation. Up-and-coming partner Yee Chew Yan is also noted.

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Testimonials

They are practical and commercially driven lawyers. They advise what is practical and provides the pros and cons with an opinion, which is helpful in making decisions. They are also flexible‘.

MKPK is very hands-on for each assignment and brings solutions to the table, which adds much-valued input for the structuring of deals and roll-out of corporate exercises, yet at the same time thinks out of the box to resolve issues, instead of just following standard protocols‘.

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

Philip Koh and Adrian Koh head the corporate and M&A practice at Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh, which is noted primarily for handling public takeover transactions involving companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia. Jia Hui Yip joined from Tay & Partners, bringing M&A experience in the aviation and shipping sectors.

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Testimonials

‘They are practical and commercially driven lawyers. They advise what is practical and provide the pros and cons with an opinion. Which is helpful in making decisions. They are also flexible and not overly sticky about the billing.’

‘Mah-Kamariyah is an established legal firm specialising in capital market exercises. They have many capable lawyers and legal assistants. Proactive, knowledgeable, friendly and providing commercially viable solutions are the trademarks of MKP. They are a trusted partner of our advisory services.’

‘The managing partner Adrian Koh’s technical knowledge, level of detail and responsiveness are very satisfactory in helping us to complete cases. He gives practical advice on complicated issues for our various M&A exercises. Very comprehensive understanding of Rules on takeovers, CMSA, Companies Act. His team is also very thorough in all their work with us and are all dependable for all our engagements.’

‘MKPK is very hands-on for each assignment and brings solutions to the table, which adds much valued input for the structuring of deals and roll-out of corporate exercises. Yet at the same time thinks out of the box to resolve issues, instead of just following standard protocols.’

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

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh‘s banking and finance practice group counts numerous banks and financial institutions among its clients, and is particularly recommended for financing relating to residential and commercial developments and real property transactions. Adrian Koh and Surialinda Ahmad lead the team together with Jia Hui Yip, who joined from Tay & Partners.

Testimonials

‘The team led by Jia Hui has consistently provided great legal services and very timely response times at a competitive market rate.’

‘Jia Hui Yip has a solution-centric approach and provides great clarity in legal advice.’

‘The team are keen to follow up. Fees are more competitive than other firms.’

‘Always available to answer our queries.’

Key clients

Asia Aviation Capital Limited

Chailease Finance Co., Ltd.

RHB Islamic Bank Berhad

Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad

Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd

Public Bank Berhad

Dialog Group 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
Number of lawyers : 39
Cantonese
English
Malay
Mandarin

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.