Firm Profile > Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)
LEVEL 19, MENARA MILENIUM
PUSAT BANDAR DAMANSARA
50490 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Banking and finance Tier 1

The banking and finance offering at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) is led by Lilian LiewChin Sook Kwan, the 'invaluable' David Lee Kim Meng and the 'prompt' Loo Tatt King. Described as a unit that provides 'strong commercial advice', it handles: domestic (as well as international) syndicated lending, derivatives, export finance, structured trade finance, convertible loan stock issues, asset financing and the leasing of aircraft and ships. A standout highlight is the firm's role as counsel to Wings Capital Partners in an acquisition of the beneficial interest in three Airbus A320-200 aircraft. Recommended lawyers: Debbie Voon and Jessie Lim.

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Testimonials

The team is able to provide strong commercial advice at competitive prices‘.

A go-to team that delivers on time in a practical and efficient way‘.

They know their law and are reliable‘.

David Lee is my go to Malaysian counsel‘.

David Lee, Debbie Voon, and Jessie Lim were invaluable in supporting us through the financing transaction. Their dedication to the deal, ability to coordinate across multiple legal jurisdictions, and solution-oriented approach helped to overcome numerous challenges‘.

David’s team is extremely responsive and also commercial in terms of dealing with matters‘.

Loo Tatt King. Attentive, prompt and knowledgeable in the space‘.

Capital markets Tier 1

Both debt and equity capital market issues are handled by the team at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law). Covering both domestic and cross-border cases, it handles bond issues (high yield, convertible and exchangeable), debt programmes, initial public offerings and equity (as well as equity linked) derivatives such as structured warrants and exchange traded funds. Where required, these matters are pursued in conventional or Islamic parameters with relevant adjustments made for compliance, product design, structuring and documentation (a recent highlight being SD International Sukuk's issuance of a high yield sukuk based on the principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar). Recommended lawyers: Gilbert GanLilian LiewWooi Hong Tan , Ahmad Zulkharnain MusaIdahani Ismas Ismail  and Ang Siak Keng.

Testimonials

The team drives to understand client requirements, the end goal and what should and shouldn’t be done in the circumstances. They do not solely restrict themselves to debt perspectives but what can impact the firm overall‘.

They go beyond what is defined and required in the written agreement. Always contactable and willing to coach the client for a better understanding of the case‘.

Intellectual property Tier 1

The intellectual property team at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) is led by tech law expert Linda Wang. Catering for major clients such as Warner Bros, Chanel and DC Comics, it handles all aspects from the inception of copyright-protected works through to design protection, filing strategies, and criminal enforcement ( anti-counterfeiting). In addition, assistance can be sourced in relation to both project commercialization and regulatory advice. Matters pursued cover all 10 ASEAN member states. Additionally, Su Siew Ling handles the sale and acquisition of rights, and Ong Boo Seng undertakes litigation.

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

At Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law), Gilbert Gan handles foreign direct investments, Chua Wei Min specialises in cross border work, Ahmad Zulkharnain Musa caters for equity capital markets, Wooi Hong Tan  pursues foreign investments, Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj is expert in competition law,  Idahani Ismas Ismail is known for her work in the automotive sector and Ang Siak Keng has a strong reputation in M&A. The Campbell Soup Company and IHS Markit are among the team's key clients which the firm assists with retail distribution agreements, licensing arrangements, franchising matters and e-commerce transactions. Stephanie Choong Siu Wei is the name to note for 'routes to market' projects.

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Testimonials

They provide very high quality legal services to clients. With this approach we were able to close our transaction smoothly and convince the other party and their legal representatives‘.

Worked exclusively with Chua wei Min and Stephanie Choong, lawyers who were exceptional and were able to close the transaction smoothly by being professional and practical in approaching the finality. Their vast experience immensely helped us to close our deal.’

Islamic finance Tier 2

The banking and finance team at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)  has experience in structuring, negotiating and drafting documentation for a range of Islamic finance transactions. Lilian Liew heads the team alongside David Lee Kim Meng. Chin Sook Kwan  is an additional name to note.

Projects and energy Tier 2

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) acts for clients on power, renewable energy and oil and gas projects. Advice is also provided on water and waste water projects. Wong Kee Hooi is leading the team and acts for sponsors, financiers and contractors in relation to project development and infrastructure matters. Amin Abdul Majid is highly experienced in the energy sector, advising on hydropower and solar power plants.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)'s dispute resolution team is engaged by a range of domestic and international clients. Firoz Hussain Ahmad Jamaluddin leads the team and is assisted by recognised ADR practitioner Alvin Julian.

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Labour and employment Tier 4

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) (a member of ZICO Law) provides a range of employment advice to its corporate clients, in addition to handling various disputes. Team head Yong Hon Cheong assists clients on both advisory matters as well as conducting cases in the Industrial Court and senior associate Sivagami Sivalingam focuses on contentious matters.

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Awarded By: Asian-Mena Counsel
Award Won: Firm of the Year 2015
Categories and Description:
Zaid Ibrahim & Co, Malaysia

  • Firm of the Year 2015
  • Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)
  • Capital Markets
  • Aviation
  • Honourable Mentions
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year

ZICOlaw Vietnam

  • Firm of the Year 2015
  • Real Estate/Construction

ZICOlaw Thailand

  • Honourable Mentions
  • Intellectual Property


Awarded By: FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2015
Award Won: Most Innovative Corporate Strategy Law Firm
Description: Innovation in Corporate Strategy – A regional ASEAN firm offering integrated legal services


Nominated By: Asian Legal Business
Nominated For: ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2015
Categories:
Roosdiono & Partners, Indonesia

  • Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
  • Project and Energy Law Firm of the Year
  • BMW Award Managing Partner of the Year: Leoni Silitonga

ZICOlaw

  • Debt Market Deal of the Year for Acquisition Financing for Pertamina’s Acquisition of Murphy Oil Malaysia Assets

Awarded By: Islamic Finance News
Award Won: Deals of the Year 2015
Categories and Description:

  • Hybrid Deal of the Year
    for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the Cahaya Capital US$500 million Exchangeable Sukuk
  • Murabahah Deal of the Year
    for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the EXIM USD$300 million Sukuk Wakalah
  • Trade Finance Deal of the Year
    for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the EXIM USD$300 million Sukuk Wakalah
  • Turkey Deal of the Year
    for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the TF Varlik Kiralama RM800 million Murabahah Sukuk
  • Social Impact Deal of the Year
    for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the IFFlm US$500 million Sukuk

Awarded By: IFLR
Award Won: IFLR Asia Awards 2015
Categories: Zaid Ibrahim & Co. was awarded as National Law Firm of the Year in Malaysia


Awarded By: Asian Legal Business
Award Won: ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2015
Categories and Description: Zaid Ibrahim & Co. was awarded in M&A Deal of the Year

  • for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the 30% stake of Murphy Oil Corporation’s Malaysian assets by PT Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-owned energy company, with transaction value of approximately USD2.0 billion.

Awarded By: FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2014
Award Won: Most Innovative Corporate Strategy Law Firm
Description: Innovation in Corporate Strategy – A regional ASEAN firm offering integrated legal services


Awarded By: Islamic Finance News
Award Won: Deals of the Year 2014
Categories and Description:

  • Most Innovative Deal of the Year
    for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the Telekom Malaysia RM200 million Sukuk Wakalah Program
  • Corporate Finance Deal of the Year
    for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the Sime Darby Global US$800 million Dual Tranche Sukuk

Awarded By: Islamic Finance News
Award Won: IFN Law Awards 2014
Categories: Best Law Firm in Structured Finance


Awarded By: Asian Legal Business
Award Won: Asian Legal Business Law Awards 2014
Categories and Description:

  • Equity Market Deal of the Year – Malaysia
  • for Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s role in the acquisition of 49% share capital of Bank Islam Malaysia by BIMB Holdings

Awarded By: Asian-Mena Counsel In-House Community
Award Won: Firm of the Year 2014
Categories and Description:
Zaid Ibrahim & Co, Malaysia

  • Firm of the Year 2015
  • Real Estate/ Constructions
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Projects and Project Financing

Awarded By: The American Lawyer
Award Won: The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2014
Categories: Global Finance Deal of the Year for the Project Finance in Asia