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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

Peter Ling & van Geyzel acts for blue-chip clients and high-profile banks on corporate finance matters. Group head Peter Ling assisted Bank Islam Malaysia with a working capital loan to a company in the automotive sector.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

Name partner Peter Ling heads the practice at Peter Ling & van Geyzel, which is noted for its blue-chip corporate client base. Ling acted for EG Industries on its issuance of convertible preference shares, which raised RM50m. PRG Holdings is another representative client.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

Peter Ling is the name to note at Peter Ling & van Geyzel; he acted for Affin Holdings on its RM181m purchase of a further stake in AXA AFFIN General Insurance, and advised Lay Hong on its sale of 30% of G-Mart Retail Borneo to PanPages. He also assisted Chin Hin Group with its $12m purchase of MI Polymer. Virtusa Malaysia also counts among the team's clients.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

With a niche strength in employment work that proceeds from large-scale cross-border M&A, Peter Ling & van Geyzel's department counts FedEx, Tyco and BD among its clients. Marcus van Geyzel is the name to note.

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    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
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  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

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  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
  • Adjudication in Malaysia – the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.

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    Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (“FGVH”) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
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