Miss Lilian Liew > Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile
Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) Offices
LEVEL 19, MENARA MILENIUM
PUSAT BANDAR DAMANSARA
50490 KUALA LUMPUR
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Miss Lilian Liew
Lilian heads the Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance practice at Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
She has advised Malaysian and international financial institutions and project sponsors on single bank and syndicated term and multi-facility loans, banking regulations and other general banking matters. She has extensive experience in advising, structuring, negotiating and documenting project finance transactions, Islamic finance transactions, debt and equity linked security issues, bank capital instruments, asset-backed securitisation transactions, structured notes and other structured finance transactions. Lilian’s experience also includes advising local and international lenders on the financing of some of the largest infrastructure projects in Malaysia based on conventional and Islamic financing structures. Lilian has led many award winning capital market deals, the most recent being the 2018 award for Project & Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year by Islamic Finance News for her role in the world’s largest green SRI sukuk, Quantum Solar Park’s RM1 billion Green SRI Sukuk.
Under her leadership, the Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance practice at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. has consistently been ranked in the top tier in Capital Markets and Banking & Finance in international publications such as Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR. Lilian is recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance in IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms every year since 2006. Lilian has also been named in Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in the Capital Markets field since 2013 and also is one of only four Malaysian lawyers named in IFLR1000’s Women Leaders Guide 2018 – an elite cohort of the 300 leading female transactional experts in local markets globally.
Lilian started her career in legal practice at Shook Lin & Bok in January 1992. In 1995, Lilian joined the firm as an associate and she was made a Partner in 1998.
- Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
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.
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 Gan, Lilian Liew, Wooi Hong Tan , Ahmad Zulkharnain Musa, Idahani Ismas Ismail and Ang Siak Keng.
The banking and finance offering at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) is led by Lilian Liew, Chin 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.
- Banking and finance - Malaysia
- Capital markets - Malaysia
- Hall of Fame - Malaysia > Banking and finance
- Leading individuals - Malaysia > Banking and finance
- Leading individuals - Malaysia > Capital markets
- Leading individuals - Malaysia > Islamic finance
- Islamic finance - Malaysia