Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Malaysia

Analysis

Overview

Highly regarded firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) has a sound reputation in the market, particularly for financing, capital markets and corporate work. The firm also provides strong expertise on energy and infrastructure projects, including road, rail and airport developments as well as petrochemical plants and local and offshore renewable energy projects. Lilian Liew, Gilbert Gan, Kee Hooi Wong, Amin Abdul Majid and Boo Seng Ong are key figures for banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A, energy, infrastructure, and IP, respectively.

Intellectual property
Work highlights

Represented Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a trademark infringement litigation against Al-Amin International, concerning the ‘W’ and ‘W Hotel’ trademarks. 

Key clients

Biocon, LEGO, Oppo Mobile Telecommunications, Unicharm Corporation, Warner Bros

Corporate and M&A
Work highlights

Advised CIMB Group on the divestment of its 50% stake in its cash equities businesses to—and in collaboration with—China Galaxy Securities. This collaboration marks the first of such scale by a Malaysia based financial group with a foreign financial group. It also marks the first for a Chinese stockbroker into Southeast Asia and enables the development of a pan-Asian brokerage to capitalise on increasing cross-border investments under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Key clients

Iberchem Group, PowerChina Group, Premium Nutrients, Khazanah Nasional, Zensho Holdings

Capital markets
Work highlights

Advised on the issuance of $300 million high-yield sukuk based on the Shariah principle of wakalah bi al istithmar by SD International Sukuk. This was the first US dollar high-yield rated sukuk offering in Asia-Pacific.

Advised Macquarie Capital Securities in relation to the issuance of its structured warrants.

Key clients

CIMB Bank, Credit Suisse (Singapore), JPMorgan Securities, Maybank Investment Bank, Public Investment Bank

Banking and finance
Work highlights

Acted as Malaysian legal counsel on a $147 million term loan and revolving credit facilities granted by Mizuho Bank and MUFG Bank to Fujitsu Component for the purposes of the operation of its business.

Key clients

China Construction Bank, DNB Bank, GE Commercial Aviation Services, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China