Mergers and Acquisitions

“They are the best M&A lawyers in Malaysia.”

Clients praise the team’s expert handling of the whole merger process, from deal structuring to implementation; as one interviewee bore witness: The legal documentation was impeccable

– sources say in Chambers Asia Pacific

We have a very active mergers and acquisitions practice, and are well known for our leading edge in structuring, documenting and negotiating a successful deal. Our clients appreciate that we are legally astute and commercially aware, as we advance their interests while ensuring the transaction reaches its desired close.

We advise on numerous transactions encompassing a wide range of structures and techniques, including acquisitions of companies,   business and asset acquisitions, take-over offers, de-mergers, schemes of arrangement and selective capital reduction exercises. We have considerable experience in the privatisation of public listed companies by way of innovative legal structures as well as investments and divestments by private equity funds.

Our landmark deals include the Synergy Drive merger to form the enlarged Sime Darby group (the most complex corporate acquisition being the first time merger of 3 large diversified groups with 8 listed entities), and the take-over of Southern Bank which is now part of the enlarged CIMB Group (the first transaction to use the business and assets acquisition mode coupled with a voluntary general offer).

Our team continues to occupy a leading position in Malaysian privatisations and consistently secure mandates in major headline M&A transactions involving Malaysian corporates, advising domestic as well as international clients across a variety of industries such as banking, insurance & stockbroking, plantations, oil & gas, and telecommunications.