Naqiz & Partners




Naqiz & Partners’ corporate and commercial law practice group handles acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, project finance, private banking and syndicated facilities. The team regularly advises on a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial matters for diverse clients, spanning both domestic and cross-border transactions. They provide corporate advisory services as well as advice on commercial and corporate governance issues and compliance. The firm serves clients across various sectors, including energy, real estate, technology and telecommunications. Key individuals include managing partner Datuk Khairul Ismail who has an expertise in corporate and M&A.

Client feedback 

“Good client management at a very reasonable cost.” – Intellectual property 

Khai Yi Lo 

“Excellent client management skills with costs in mind.” 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Assisted KPJ Healthcare in the disposal of its Indonesian hospital operations by way of a share sale agreement with the purchasers for a total consideration of about RM150 million ($32 million). The disposal of the Indonesian hospital operations forms part of KPJ’s restructuring of its hospital operations in Indonesia as a result of the challenges faced by KPJ as a foreign investor in Indonesia. 

Representing a foreign investor on a potential acquisition of a Malaysian telecommunications tower company. The deal may be the first case where the terms of the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement is invoked to allow a foreign investor to own up to 70% of shares in a telecommunications tower company in Malaysia. The potential acquisition also comes at a time when the Malaysian government is looking to complete the nationwide 5G rollout, which would require telecommunications tower companies to establish more telecommunications tower sites across Malaysia to cater for the 5G rollout. 

Represented a private company on the acquisition of the business and assets of a company that is involved in the hotel sector. Upon completion of the deal, the client successfully acquired an existing hotel in Kuala Lumpur and its operations, which is part of the client’s plans to expand their business in investments and hotel management.  

Key clients 

Bina Puri Holdings