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Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 1

The team at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) is recognised for its extensive capabilities in the debt capital market arena, regularly engaging in high-value, international, and complex transactions. In particular, the group has a track record in advising on asset backed securities, project finance involving green bonds, Islamic financial services, and responsible investments. Lilian Liew and Chin Sook Kwan lead the practice and are key figures within the field, with significant experience in debt restructurings and syndicated corporate loans, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Lilian Liew; Chin Sook Kwan


‘Lilian Liew is a go-to lawyer for debt capital markets work.’

‘Led by seasoned and experienced practitioners, the firm has a good allocation of resources to execute transactions.’

‘Lilian Liew and Chin Sook Kwan are seasoned and experienced practitioners and are actively involved in transactions.’

‘The firm is our go-to choice for debt capital markets work in Malaysia.’

‘Chin Sook Kwan has a good understanding of clients’ history and positions.’

‘Go-to firm for Malaysia DCM.’

‘The team is solution driven and has good business acumen when addressing legal issues in the transaction.’

Malaysia > Banking and Finance (including Islamic Finance) Tier 2

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) is noted for its capability in advising clients on corporate advisory matters, in addition to M&A, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, capital markets transactions and corporate restructurings. Gilbert GanTan Wooi HongNadarashnaraj SargunarajStephanie ChoongJoan Ting Pang ChungMuhammad Zukhairi Muhammed Salehudin and Mohammad Iliyas Bin Razali collectively lead the team, while Idahani Ismas Ismail left the firm for an in-house role in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Gilbert Gan; Joan Ting Pang Chung; Tan Wooi Hong; Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj; Stephanie Choong; Muhammad Zukhairi Muhammed Salehudin; Mohammad Iliyas Bin Razali

Malaysia > Projects and energy Tier 2

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) advises on green electricity mandates and provides regulatory advice on the implications of relevant legislative changes imposed by the Malaysian Government, recently regarding the coal export ban, in particular. Caera Lee Huan Yin is a name to note in the team, with demonstrable experience advising on the scope of project development-related matters. Amin Abdul Majid is at the team’s helm and acts for clients on key energy and infrastructure matters, frequently supported by Hua Sia Yen.

Practice head(s):

Amin Abdul Majid

Other key lawyers:

Malaysia > Islamic finance Tier 3

Malaysia > TMT Tier 4

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) is well-placed to advise on fintech issues such as licensing applications and advice on engagement with regulators. The firm also advises on AML compliance and merger controls involving telecoms companies. Personal data protection expert Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj heads up the practice, while fintech specialist Jonathan Lim’s practice extends to matters involving blockchain technology and payment systems.

Practice head(s):

Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) is a leading law firm and one of the largest in Malaysia. Since its establishment in 1987, it has earned a reputation for its commitment to providing high quality services to its clients and its ability to devise innovative and workable solutions to satisfy client needs. The firm’s reputation is widely recognized and acknowledged by consistent top rankings in established regional and international legal publications and numerous awards received over the years.

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)’s track record features engagements by local and multinational banks and corporations in complex corporate transactions, debt and equity fund raising exercises, major infrastructure and projects work as well as law reform initiatives with regulators. The firm also has practices focused on assisting clients in the implementation of their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

Now, as part of the KPMG Global Legal Services, Zaid Ibrahim & Co will have access to around 3,200 professionals in 84 jurisdictions, offering legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who can work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. KPMG Law and Global Legal Services have one of the most extensive legal footprints in Asia Pacific.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Gilbert Gan +603 20879880
Consultant Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani +603 20879887
Photo Name Position Profile
Amin Abdul Majid photo Mr Amin Abdul Majid Partner
Siak Keng Ang photo Mr Siak Keng Ang Partner
Mohamad Izahar Bin Mohamad Izham photo Mr Mohamad Izahar Bin Mohamad Izham Partner
Mohammad Iliyas Bin Razali photo Mr Mohammad Iliyas Bin Razali Partner
Nazatul Fida Binti Mohd Yunus photo Miss Nazatul Fida Binti Mohd Yunus Partner
Xian Ai Chan photo Miss Xian Ai Chan Partner
Angeline Cheah Yin Leng photo Miss Angeline Cheah Yin Leng Partner
Yuen Wei Cheong photo Miss Yuen Wei Cheong Partner
Patricia Chia Yi Chuan photo Miss Patricia Chia Yi Chuan Partner
Sook Kwan Chin photo Miss Sook Kwan Chin Partner
Jo-Shua Chuah photo Mr Jo-Shua Chuah Partner
Gilbert Gan photo Mr Gilbert Gan Managing Partner
Sia Yen Hua photo Miss Sia Yen Hua Partner
Zaimah Hussin photo Miss Zaimah Hussin Partner
Jeyakuhan Jeyasingam photo Mr Jeyakuhan Jeyasingam Partner
Yu Lin Khoo photo Miss Yu Lin Khoo Partner
Su Ling Koay photo Miss Su Ling Koay Partner
Lena Leong Oy Lin photo Miss Lena Leong Oy Lin Partner
Lilian Liew photo Miss Lilian Liew Partner
Lee Lily photo Miss Lee Lily Partner
Karin Lim photo Miss Karin Lim Partner
Jonathan Lim Hon Kiat photo Mr Jonathan Lim Hon Kiat Partner
Eunice Low Ai Mei photo Miss Eunice Low Ai Mei Partner
Aidah Mohamed photo Miss Aidah Mohamed Partner
Muhammad Zukhairi Muhammed Salehudin photo Mr Muhammad Zukhairi Muhammed Salehudin Partner
Ai Li Ng photo Miss Ai Li Ng Partner
Aida Othman photo Dr Aida Othman Partner
Sunita S. Sothi photo Miss Sunita S. Sothi Partner
Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj photo Mr Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj Partner
Anita Kaur Sarjit Singh photo Miss Anita Kaur Sarjit Singh Partner
Suzana Sudin photo Miss Suzana Sudin Partner
Wooi Hong Tan photo Mr Wooi Hong Tan Partner
Lay Choo Tan photo Miss Lay Choo Tan Partner
Lay Kim Tey photo Miss Lay Kim Tey Partner
Nik Norzrul Thani photo Dato Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Partner
Hun Yin Ting photo Miss Hun Yin Ting Partner
Joan Ting Pang Chung photo Miss Joan Ting Pang Chung Partner
Hon Cheong Yong photo Mr Hon Cheong Yong Partner
Partners : 47
Lawyers : 68
Malay (Bahasa Malaysia)