Malaysia



asialaw Analysis

Banking and finance
Abdullah Chan & Co
Work highlights

Advising Atlas Blockchain Ventures on its application to Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) for approval to issue cryptocurrency.

Adnan Sundra & Low
Work highlights

Advised AmInvestment Bank, CIMB Investment Bank and Hong Leong Investment Bank on Zamarad Assets’ $477 million sukuk murabahah asset-backed securitisation programme.

Albar & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for CIMB Islamic Bank in relation to the grant of a term financing-i facility to finance the acquisition of 17 properties—comprising of KFC and Pizza Hut outlets—located in various parts of Malaysia, by Al-Salam REIT through its trustee AmanahRaya Trustees from several subsidiaries of QSR Brands.

Key clients

Credit Suisse (Singapore), HSBC, Maybank Investment Bank, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank, Public Investment Bank

Azmi & Associates
Work highlights

Advising the Malaysian government on dual Islamic financing facilities of $130 million and $54 million to a government-owned corporate entity to finance the completion of the development of a project and to settle outstanding invoices in respect of the project.

Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Work highlights

Advised on a term loan facility granted by CIMB Bank to Sime Darby Brunsfield Damansara (SDBD) to refinance an existing facility.

Key clients

Malayan Banking, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Work highlights

Advised Hong Kong-based Hang Seng Bank in respect of a $150 million facility agreement to Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group.

Key clients

Maybank Islamic, RHB Bank, Sabah Credit Corporation, Standard Chartered Saadiq

Naqiz & Partners
Work highlights

Advised Bank Pembangunan Malaysia on a combination of Islamic banking facilities granted to Greenearth Landmark at an aggregate of $75 million.

Key clients

Ace Power Investment, Coöperatieve Rabobank, Maybank Islamic Bank, MBSB Bank, Selia Group

Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Advised on the acquisition financing of a new Airbus A321neo aircraft by way of the purchase and subsequent lease of the aircraft that was delivered to AirAsia X. This deal involved the purchase of the first Airbus A321neo aircraft to be registered in Malaysia.

Key clients

BBAM, CapSphere, Citibank, Mizuho Bank (Malaysia)

Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Acted for OCBC Bank (Malaysia) and Bangkok Bank as lenders for the term loan facility granted to a joint venture between Hanwha Energy Corporation Singapore and Konsortium Berseri Jaya. The facility will fund up to 80% of all costs incurred in respect to a 30MWac solar photovoltaic energy generating facility located in Mukim Chuping, Malaysia.

Key clients

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, CIMB Investment Bank, Dialog Pengerang, HSBC Bank Malaysia

Shook Lin & Bok
Work highlights

Advising on a landmark $6.6 billion issuance of sukuk by Urusharta Jamaah, a SPV set up by the Ministry of Finance, as part of the rescue and restructuring plan for Lembaga Tabung Haji.

Acting for DanaInfra Nasional regarding a project funding agreement entered with the federal government in relation to the funding of the Pan Borneo Sarawak Highway (Phase 1) Project.

Skrine
Work highlights

Advising SapuraOMV Upstream on the borrowing of facilities under Malaysian law and the financial guarantee given by the company’s Malaysian shareholder, Sapura Energy.

Wong & Partners
Work highlights

Advised Sime Darby Plantation in connection with the refinancing of its credit facilities worth $931 million on marginally improved terms.

Zaid Ibrahim & Co
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

Zain & Co
Work highlights

Advised a commercial bank in Russia, Expobank, on security documents governed by South Korean law and provided foreign counsel opinions.

Key clients

China Zhejiang Construction Group, DBS Bank, MUFG Bank (Malaysia)

Capital markets
Adnan Sundra & Low
Work highlights

Advised HSBC, HSBC Amanah Malaysia and HSBC Singapore on Serba Dinamik Holdings’ debut issue of a 3-year $300 million high-yield sukuk bond. This was the first-ever high-yield rated sukuk from Asia and the first high-yield rated sukuk globally in 2019.

Advised CIMB Investment Bank on the establishment of IJM Land's perpetual sukuk programme for the issue of guaranteed perpetual Islamic notes under the Shariah principle of musharakah. This issuance is Malaysia’s first perpetual issuance backed by a guarantee.

Key clients

BNP Paribas Securities (Asia), Hong Leong Investment Bank, OCBC Al-Amin Bank, RHB Investment Bank, UOB (Malaysia)

Albar & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Leong Hup International in its IPO on the Bursa Malaysia. This was the largest IPO in Malaysia in the past two years at the point of listing.

Key clients

Icon Offshore, Maybank Investment Bank, RHB Investment Bank, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)

Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Work highlights

Acted for PLS Plantations on the proposed warrants issue and redeemable preference shares issue.

Key clients

DPI Holdings, G3 Global, Kenanga Investment Bank, OCBC Bank (Malaysia), Yee Lee Corporation

HL Tan Lim & Partners
Work highlights

Advised a Malaysian holding company of a food and beverage lifestyle-branded group on its IPO on the main market of Bursa Malaysia.

Advised Anakku on the restructuring of its Islamic medium-term notes programme.

Kadir Andri & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for the joint underwriters, joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners including Maybank Investment Bank, RHB Investment Bank and Credit Suisse in Leong Hup International’s IPO. Its listing was one of the largest IPOs on Bursa Securities since Lotte Chemical Titan Holding in 2017.

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Work highlights

Acted for Sabah Credit Corporation on the amendment of the principal terms and conditions to its Islamic commercial papers and medium-term notes programmes.

Key clients

Government of Malaysia, Kenanga Investment Bank

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh
Work highlights

Acted for HPMT Holdings on its listing on the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities.

Advised on the listing of Uni Wall APS Holdings on the LEAP market of Bursa Malaysia Securities.

Key clients

CE Technology, Eastern & Oriental, Naim Holdings, Powerwell Holdings

Wei Chien & Partners
Work highlights

Advising Kenanga Investors in relation to the establishment of leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities, which was the first leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds designed to provide returns on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index.

Acting for Affin Hwang Asset Management on the establishment of a gold exchange-traded fund, Malaysia’s first Shariah-compliant commodity exchange-traded fund listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities.

Wong & Partners
Work highlights

Advised Maybank Investment Bank on Islamic financing under the Malaysian securities commission’s sustainable and responsible investment sukuk programme to part-finance the development of three solar projects, including the largest twin floating solar photovoltaic project in the world and the first of its kind in Malaysia. 

Wong Beh & Toh
Work highlights

Advised UWC on the initial public offering of 103 million of its ordinary shares in conjunction with its listing on the Bursa Malaysia Securities.

Acted for Tashin Holdings on its IPO listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities.

Key clients

AME Elite Consortium, Mi Technovation, MTAG Group, TT Vision Holdings, Wegmans Holdings

Zaid Ibrahim & Co
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

Zul Rafique & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for CIMB Investment Bank as principal adviser and lead arranger in relation to Semangkuk 2’s asset-backed medium-term notes of up to $1.2 billion to finance the acquisition of commercial and industrial warehouses and logistic properties in Malaysia.

Key clients

Affin Hwang Investment Bank, Genting RMTN, HSBC Amanah Malaysia, Maybank Investment Bank, United Overseas Bank

Competition/antitrust
Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Advised a bank on investigations by Malaysia’s competition commission concerning suspected cartel activities by the employees of the bank’s foreign exchange departments for unlawfully fixing non-deliverable forward exchange rates (NDFs).

Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Representing an international financial institution on issues in respect to a horizontal price-fixing agreement.

Shook Lin & Bok
Work highlights

Representing one of eight IT companies purportedly involved in bid rigging of requests for quotations and tenders submitted to Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan, a public higher educational institution in performing arts. The outcome of this matter is significant as it pertains to the first ever investigation and decision by the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) into bid rigging.

Skrine
Work highlights

Acted successfully for MyCC in the judicial review application filed by MyEG Services and MyEG Commerce to quash the competition appeal tribunal’s decision in 2017. The case stems from a high-profile privatisation of the government’s foreign workers permit renewal to MyEG. This is the first case on infringement for abuse of dominant position in Malaysia.

Key clients

Pelangi Prestasi, Shipping Association of Malaysia

Tay & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Grab concerning MyCC’s allegations of Grab’s abuse of dominant position by imposing restrictive clauses on its drivers and preventing them from promoting and providing advertising services. Among all the previous infringement decisions issued by the MyCC, this is the first time it imposed the maximum statutory limit of 10% worldwide turnover under section 40(4) of the Competition Act 2020.

Key clients

AirAsia, Novatis, PhAMA, Telenor Group

Construction
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Work highlights

Representing Sime Darby Ara Damansara Development in a dispute arising out of the proposed construction and completion of 400 apartment units. In the case, 72 individual purchasers allege various breaches, inconveniences and losses incurred as a result of the client’s actions.

Key clients

DKLS Construction, Malakoff Corporation, MCC Overseas, Siemens Malaysia

Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Assisted Prasarana Malaysia, a government-owned public transport company, in its effort to review and revamp large infrastructure projects after the new Pakatan Harapan government came into power following the 2018 general elections.

Advising the main contractor, BumiMetro Construction, in an arbitration against a developer, Monday-Off Development, in respect to the construction of a high-end condominium project in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

Key clients

FGV Plantations (Malaysia), Mass Rapid Transit Corporation, UEM Land, WCT Construction

Skrine
Work highlights

Acting for the main contractor, Mudajaya Corporation, in a series of litigation disputes against Crest Worldwide Resources and its subsidiary companies, the developer of the Crest Jalan Sultan Ismail Project.

Key clients

Hunza Properties, MCC Overseas, Turnpike Synergy

Wong & Partners
Work highlights

Acting for Green Prospect in a suit commenced by King Ong Development for an alleged unpaid sum under an agreement to build a factory that sits on land spanning 50 acres.

Key clients

China Power Engineering Consulting Group, CPM Construction, CUEL, Panasonic Homes MKH Malaysia

Corporate and M&A
Abdullah Chan & Co
Work highlights

Acted for Qatar Islamic Bank, Financial Assets Bahrain, RUSD Investment Bank and Tadhamon International Islamic Bank in the $155 million disposal and merger of Asian Finance Bank and Malaysian Building Society to create the second-largest Islamic bank in Malaysia. 

Key clients

GuocoLand Malaysia, YHL Holdings

Adnan Sundra & Low
Work highlights

Acted as Malaysian counsel to CapitaLand on its acquisition of the Ascendas-Singbridge group of companies from Ascendas-Singbridge.

Key clients

Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, Furukawa Electric, Paramount Corporation, PTTEP

Albar & Partners
Work highlights

Acting for Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Holdings (SPLASH Holdings), a 40% associated company of Gamuda, in the $607 million disposal of its entire equity interest and redeemable unsecured loan stocks of its subsidiary, Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor (SPLASH), to Pengurusan Air Selangor.

Advised Malakoff Corporation on the acquisition of a 97.37% equity interest in Alam Flora and the resultant diversification of the existing principal activities of Malakoff and its subsidiaries.

Azmi & Associates
Work highlights

Acted for Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor in a strategic collaboration with Eastern Ecotourism City to develop lands into an integrated tourism and commercial area in Bernam Jaya.

Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Work highlights

Advised Gagasan Nadi Cergas on the acquisition of the entire ordinary shares in Konsortium PAE Sepakat.

Key clients

Complete Logistics Services, Impiana Hotels, Tenggara Analisis

Gan Lee & Tan
Work highlights

Assisted Carro, a Southeast Asian automotive marketplace, with its strategic investment of $30 million into a 2-year-old Malaysia-based car bidding platform, myTukar.

Advised Mystartr in its equity crowdfunding licence application to Malaysia’s securities commission.

Key clients

CapitalBay, Fusang FinTech Holdings, NKL360 Malaysia

HL Lee & Co
Work highlights

Acted for the Malaysian branch of a German reinsurance company in its acquisition of the reinsurance and retakaful portfolio of another German reinsurance company.

Acted for an aluminium rolling company in its acquisition of the total issued and paid up share capital of a company incorporated in Malaysia.

HL Tan Lim & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for GME Chemicals on the sale of a majority stake to Biesterfeld Internationale Beteiligungen, a German-based international trader of commodities and specialty chemicals.

Kadir Andri & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for WorleyParsons on the $3.2 billion acquisition of Jacob Engineering Group’s energy chemicals and resources division assets and subsidiaries as part of the global acquisition.

KDJLaw
Work highlights

Acted for Mamee-Double Decker on a legal due diligence exercise on KSB group before proceeding with a private placement.

Assisted Shaw Brothers in developing and strengthening its corporate governance framework specifically on anti-corruption and bribery by drafting new policies to put in place to comply with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Work highlights

Acted for ORIX Corporation in respect of the disposal of its subsidiaries, Kuala Synergi and ORIX Hotels International, to Astana Kehijauan and its related parties.

Represented Singapore-based Chip Eng Seng Corporation in its acquisition of Excelsior International School in Malaysia.

Lim Jo Yan & Co
Work highlights

Assisted ACA Investments, a Daiwa-linked fund management company, in its maiden investment in Malaysia into an e-commerce aggregator platform, iPrice Group.

Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh
Work highlights

Acted for Can-One on the acquisition of the remaining equity interest in Kian Joo Can Factory.

Advised on the acquisition of 100% equity interest in EPE Busway and Mittric Systems by Mikro MSC.

Key clients

GSB Group, Sunway Holdings, YBG Yap Consolidated

MahWengKwai & Associates
Work highlights

Advised Assunta Hospital in negotiating, vetting and amending the software and services purchase agreement with Origin Integrated Studios.

Murad Yee Partnership
Work highlights

Acted as the Malaysian counsel to the bidder for the open tender of the large-scale solar 3 (LSS3) scheme undertaken by the Malaysian government.

Advised the subsidiary of a Malaysian government-linked company in relation to its collaboration with a European-based digital healthcare service provider for the development of a healthcare technology-focused business, with a regional target market.

Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Advised advertising company WPP on the disposal of a 60% stake in its global data, research, consulting and analytics business, Kantar, to Bain Capital.

Advised on the proposed merger of Digi.Com and Celcom Axiata. The merged entity will be the largest telco operator in ASEAN and the largest telco in Malaysia. The case is also significant as this was the first proposed merger of two large telecommunication companies with submissions for approval made under the Communications & Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA). 

Key clients

Hotel Royal, MAA Group, Micro Focus International, TUV Austria Holding

Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Acted for the Mammoth Empire Group in its sale of properties to EXSIM Group for the development of the Empire City Project.

Key clients

China Railway Engineering Corporation, Laureate Education, Laurel Solutions, Sony Interactive Entertainment, United Malacca

Shook Lin & Bok
Work highlights

Acted for FGV Holdings, the vendor, in relation to the disposal of its wholly owned China incorporated subsidiary.

Skrine
Work highlights

Acted as Malaysian legal counsel to Murphy Oil Corporation in its $2.13 billion asset sale to Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP). This is the biggest oil and gas deal in Southeast Asia for over five years.

Key clients

Carlyle International Energy Partners, General Electric, Hope Education Group, LafargeHolcim, Panasonic Corporation

Tay & Partners
Work highlights

Acted as Malaysia legal advisers to AirAsia Group in connection with the sale of a portfolio of 25 aircraft to Castlelake for $740 million.

Advised Hengbao International, a subsidiary of a leading Chinese smart card manufacturer, on its proposed acquisition of smart card business in Malaysia.

Key clients

Avery Dennison Corporation, Priceworth International, Topwin Investment Holding

Wong & Partners
Work highlights

Advised Gribbles Pathology (Malaysia) on its proposed $10 million acquisition of MPath and its subsidiaries from Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre.

Key clients

Graymont, Navis Capital Partners, Pfizer (Malaysia), Press Metal Aluminium Holdings, Prestigion Education

Wong Beh & Toh
Work highlights

Acted for Easyparcel in the investment of $10.6 million from AirAsia Group’s cargo and logistics arm, Teleport (formerly known as RedCargo Logistics) and venture capital firm Gobi Partners.

Key clients

AWC, GSB Group, Pentamaster Equipment Manufacturing, RGT, Unimech Group

Zaid Ibrahim & Co
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

Zain & Co
Work highlights

Advised Informa on the acquisition of the technology, media and telecommunications information and analytics business of IHS Markit.

Dispute resolution
Ariff Rozhan & Co
Work highlights

Representing two London-based shareholders of Labuan companies set up to conduct trading in listed equities and derivatives in Europe in a claim by the European tax authority for alleged cross-border tax fraud. More than 60 defendants have been brought into the suit, including various trust companies in Labuan (an offshore financial centre) which managed the Labuan companies.

Acting for Dar Al-Handasah Consultants and its subsidiaries in a dispute relating to the design and construction of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road connected to the second Penang Bridge.

Key clients

Aquaterra Energy, Genting Plantations, JCT, Malayan Banking, Offshore Regulatory Authority, Penang Port

Cecil Abraham & Partners
Work highlights

Represented Ireka Engineering & Construction in an appeal involving the interpretation of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA). This is a landmark ruling where the Federal Court held that CIPAA was prospective in nature.

Acted for Petrochemical Commercial Company International in a suit involving one of the largest and most complex commercial fraud claims in the region of $76 million, where monies misappropriated from Malaysia have so far been traced to various jurisdictions including the UK, Canada, Singapore, Germany, Australia, Cyprus, Portugal and Iran. A worldwide freezing injunction was granted by the Malaysian court.

Key clients

NRY Architects, PCP Construction, Raub Australian Gold Mining, Triumph City Development

Cheah Teh & Su

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Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Work highlights

Representing Pusat Dialisis Taiping (PDT) against the defendant for breach of an asset purchase agreement concerning the sale and purchase of dialysis centres where PDT is the purchaser.

Represented the defendant, a Russian Corporation that owns several patented technologies on diagnostics in the oil and gas industry, in a suit to defend the plaintiff’s claim for defamation and tort of inducement for breach of contract and unlawful interference.

Key clients

Biaxis, Chew Bros, Genting Property, KSCH Property, Parkson Corporation, YKGI Holdings

KDJLaw
Work highlights

Defended a financial institution against former borrowers of non-performing loans, claiming declarations of fraudulent concealment, alleged impropriety and breach of statutory duty.

Lee & Koh
Work highlights

Acting for Malaysian Highway Board and West Coast Expressway in opposition to the compensation award following the acquisitions of lands from Sime Darby Plantation to construct a highway linking the entire west coast of Malaysia.

Acted for the creditors, AmBank Islamic and AmBank Malaysia, in applying for the appointment of a private liquidator concerning the winding up of Kinsteel.

Key clients

EUPE Corporation, GamudaLand, Innovative Interfaces, Reservoir Link, WCE Holdings

MahWengKwai & Associates
Work highlights

Represented Paktor and Paktor My, a location-based matchmaking and dating platform, in a suit against its former employees and a business competitor company for breach of contract, breach of confidentiality, breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy to injure.

Key clients

Choong Ngai Engineering Works, KCSB Konsortium, Pristine Power, Sime Darby Property

Ooi & Ooi
Work highlights

Represented Nilai Harta Consultant, one of the defendants, in an indemnity suit commenced by Maybank for breaches of fiduciary duties, seeking special damages against each defendant.

Acted for Geoforce East in adjudication proceedings against Melati Evergreen for unpaid piling works arising from the SPE-DUKE highway project.

Key clients

BCB, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific, Perbadanan Pengurusan Pelangi Square

Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Represented the plaintiff, MKH, in a libel suit against an individual who engaged in an aggressive social media campaign on Facebook against the client alleging that the client was engaged in corrupt practices and was an unethical developer.

Key clients

Heineken Marketing Malaysia, Rohasassets, The Edge Communications, United Overseas Bank

Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Acting for the Malaysian highway authority in judicial review proceedings involving a challenge to the construction of a major urban highway and the related regulatory framework.

Key clients

Amanah International Finance, Ircon International, Muehlbauer Technologies, Yuk Tung Construction

Shook Lin & Bok
Work highlights

Acted for Islamic Bank Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) concerning five ijarah muntahiah bitamlik facilities against JRI Resources. The firm defended the constitutionality of a critical provision in a statute, which JRI Resources contended was unconstitutional. The outcome of the Federal Court’s decision will have huge repercussions on Islamic financing in Malaysia.

Skrine
Work highlights

Represented the state defendants including the state of Kelantan, the director of land and mines, and the director of the forestry department, in a suit brought by the federal government. The government seeks various declaratory reliefs related to the Orang Asli of Pos Simpor who, it is alleged, are customary land titleholders. This is the first case of its kind whereby the federal government has taken out proceedings in its own name on behalf of an Orang Asli community against a state.

Key clients

Bursa Malaysia Securities, Kenanga Investment Bank, Malaysia Airports Holdings, Prestariang SKIN, Securities Commission Malaysia

Tay & Partners
Work highlights

Representing Country Garden Danga Bay, a subsidiary of Country Garden Holdings, against the purchasers of condominium units at Country Garden Danga Bay, alleging that the low quality of workmanship and materials used were not in accordance with the details stated in the sale and purchase agreement.

Key clients

Malayan Banking, OCK Group, Radius Fuel Cards, Saint-Gobain Weber, WA Skills Training Malaysia

Wong & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Vale Malaysia Minerals in several administrative law proceedings commenced against the state of Perak, Malaysia. The case concerned the connection between the development and operation of a maritime terminal and iron ore distribution centre in Perak known as the Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal and an enactment passed by legislation which prescribed ‘coastal charges’ to be imposed on commodities.

Key clients

Concrete Parade, Google, Hitachi Systems Digital Services, Panasonic Homes MKH Malaysia, Petronas Carigali

Zain & Co
Work highlights

Represented a leading plantation company in Malaysia and successfully defended a claim brought by an individual alleging beneficial ownership of land based on events dating back to 1968.

Zul Rafique & Partners
Work highlights

Represented East Coast Economic Region Development Council in a dispute commenced by contractors seeking a declaration that the termination of its contract was unlawful, as well as an interim injunction to stop the client from liquidating the bank guarantee provided by the contractors.

Key clients

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia, PC Manufacturing Holdings, PETRONAS Dagangan, Sapura-Schulz Hydroforming

General business law
Jeff Leong Poon & Wong

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Navaratnam Chambers

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Sedgley & Co

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Intellectual property
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Work highlights

Representing Hovid, a pharmaceutical company in Malaysia, in a patent infringement suit filed by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp involving a medical compound which is used to treat medical disorders of excess bone destruction.

Key clients

JPG Enterprise, Poly Ritz Development, System Publications, YKGI Holdings

LAW Partnership
Work highlights

Acting for Sri Paandi Restaurant as the plaintiff in a dispute that arose after the defendants were found to be infringing the client’s trademark ‘SRI PAANDI’.

Representing Shell Brands International in a simultaneous enforcement raid action against three premises in the northwest state of Perak, Malaysia.

Key clients

Celcom, Huawei Technologies, Moet Hennessy, Nike, Sony Music Publishing

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Work highlights

Advising Repsol in the breach of a multi-million dollar agreement involving the use of patented non-invasive soundwave diagnostics technology owned by a Russian entity.

Key clients

Apex Healthcare, Apple, Emerico, McDonald’s, Philip Morris, Telekom Malaysia

Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Defending Vitally against a copyright infringement claim concerning technical drawings of a product by Alustil.

Key clients

Altus Solutions, Bridgestone Corporation, Centara International Management, Duopharma Biotech, Petrofac E&C

Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Represented Asia File Products in a patent infringement suit against Brilliant Achievement and Lion File Marketing.

Key clients

General Video, Honeywell International, Melia Hotels International, Merck & Co, Wahl Clipper Corporation

Shook Lin & Bok
Work highlights

Secured a victory for Hup Seng Perusahaan Makanan in an appeal against the decision of the registrar of trademarks on an opposition filed by the client.

Represented DJ Auto Manufacturing in a trademark infringement matter and passing off against FBK Systems. The case sought to bring the question of whether a trademark can be assigned without any liabilities or encumbrances before the Federal Court.

Key clients

Esquire Kitchen, Nam Heong Restaurant Holdings, Rolls-Royce, UAC

Skrine
Work highlights

Acting for Dart Industries and Tupperware Brands Malaysia against CMN International and other individual defendants, in claims for infringement of Dart’s registered industrial designs and related appeals.

Key clients

Adidas, F Hoffmann La-Roche, Passion Trading, San Miguel Corporation, Tsinghua University

Tay & Partners
Work highlights

Advising Kingtime International on alleged infringement of its Malaysian patents by Petronas Carigali through its use of a mobile offshore production unit, which utilises a detachable wellhead support structure.

Key clients

Celltrion Healthcare, Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications, Honda Motor, Lazada South East Asia

Wong & Partners
Work highlights

Representing Centek, Centek Holdings and Centek Technologies, a market-leading manufacturer of centralisers and stop collars for the oil and gas industries, in an action against four individual defendants and two private limited companies for breach of confidence relating to significant amounts of trade secrets and confidential information.

Key clients

AfterShock PC, GSK, JLL, Measat Broadcast Network Systems, Nestle (Malaysia), Unilever Malaysia

Wong Jin Nee & Teo
Work highlights

Represented SkyWorld Development in a dispute involving trademark infringement, passing off and unlawful interference with trade against Skyworld Holdings and five other co-defendants including directors of the corporate defendants.

Advised Xtalic Corporation on a trademark opposition case against Merck KGAA concerning XIRALLIC mark.

Key clients

Aeon, Capri Holdings, Luxottica Group, Shell International, Warmal Wil Heavy Duty Pumps

Zaid Ibrahim & Co
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

Zain & Co
Work highlights

Engaged by Alila Hotels and Resorts to act in relation to the infringement and passing off of its trademark in multiple jurisdictions.

Labour and employment
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Work highlights

Acted for Cadbury Confectionery Sales in managing and handling an unfair dismissal claim lodged by a former employee. The case involved suspected theft by the former employee.

Key clients

Agoda International, I-Yuno Media Group, Nokia, Pan Pacific International, Rubberflex

Donovan & Ho
Work highlights

Assisted an international media company in a wide-ranging investigation into employee fraud and conflict of interest.

Defending an employer in multiple unfair dismissal claims filed by ex-employees who were retrenched pursuant to a restructuring exercise.

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Work highlights

Representing the United States of America in a dismissal appeal filed by a former employee of its embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Successfully represented Nova Beta Energy in an unjust dismissal claim at the industrial court brought by its former executive director.

Key clients

CIMB Bank, Novartis Corporation (Malaysia), Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, Zurich Insurance Malaysia

Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Representing Volvo Car Manufacturing in a $1.1 million claim brought by KD Northern Resources for alleged wrongful termination of a recruitment and supply agreement.

Key clients

Columbia Asia, Finance Accreditation Agency, Foodteller, Petrofac Energy Developments

Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Represented Malayan Banking against the claimant concerning sexual harassment claims raised by other employees against the claimant. This case is important as the court also ruled that the client was not obliged to follow the findings of the domestic inquiry and was entitled to come to its own findings.

Key clients

Hong Leong Bank, MISC, RHB Bank, Tech Mahindra

Shook Lin & Bok
Work highlights

Represented EON and EON Auto Mart in an action filed by a former employee at EON Auto Mart for a claim of unlawful dismissal.

Skrine
Work highlights

Successfully defended Petroleum Geo-Services Exploration against an unjust dismissal action brought by an expatriate in the company before the industrial court, following a global reorganisation exercise carried out by the PGS group of companies.

Key clients

AIA, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia, Grey Worldwide, Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia

Tay & Partners
Work highlights

Representing PUMA Sports Goods in relation to a constructive dismissal claim brought by its former employee.

Key clients

Country Garden Pacificview, Cuckoo International, SDB Teambuild, Voith Paper Fabrics Ipoh

Zul Rafique & Partners
Work highlights

Defended Eastern Pacific Industrial Corporation in an unfair dismissal claim by a former employee who was charged for misconduct relating to a breach of fiduciary duties.

Key clients

Fujitsu (Malaysia), KLCC Projeks, Maxis Broadband, News Straits Times Press (Malaysia), Public Bank

Restructuring and insolvency
Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Representing Ambank and Ambank Islamic, financiers and creditors of WRP Asia Pacific, in multifaceted recovery and execution proceedings as well as navigating through the debtor company’s winding up proceedings.

Shook Lin & Bok
Work highlights

Acted for Icon Offshore and its affected subsidiaries in a proposed debt restructuring scheme involving the restructuring and settlement of the respective debts owed to the financiers totalling an aggregate sum of $138 million.

Key clients

Affin Bank, Maybank Investment Bank, OCBC Bank (Malaysia)

Skrine
Work highlights

Advising the Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of China (Malaysia) on various issues concerning the liquidation process of London Biscuits, a manufacturing cake products and snack food company.

Key clients

BDO Consulting, Bintang Subsea Ventures, KPMG Deal Advisory, Malayan Banking

Tax
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Work highlights

Represented OSIM in its tax appeal against transfer pricing adjustments issued by the Inland Revenue’s director-general. The assessments were made against OSIM on the basis that the various transactions it had entered had not been at arm’s length.

Key clients

Aeon Credit Service, Malayan Banking, Mycron Steel, NS Bluescope Malaysia, PGEO Edible Oils

Raja Darryl & Loh
Work highlights

Acting for Asia Energy Services in appeal proceedings involving the deductibility of employee stock option costs incurred by an employer.

Key clients

Pengerang Independent Terminals, Shell Timur, SKF Bearings Industries, Sunny Uptown

Shearn Delamore & Co
Work highlights

Acted for CIMB Bank in a tax appeal before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax following the position taken by Inland Revenue to disallow its capital allowance claims on the capital expenditure incurred in acquiring customer databases from another bank.

Key clients

Bridgestone Chemical Products, Kompleks Tanjong Malim, Malaysian Bar, United Plantations

Wong & Partners
Work highlights

Assisting Abbott Laboratories in rendering strategic Malaysian tax advice in connection with its post-acquisition integration of St Jude Medical entities in Malaysia, including a detailed tax feasibility study and structuring advice to minimise the Malaysian tax exposure in the integration.