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Putri Norlisa Mohd Najib

Putri is a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Honours) graduate of University of Nottingham. Further to that she went on to obtain a Masters in Law (LL.M) from the same university with a focus on International Commercial Law. She began her legal career in 2005 at Eversheds LLP, London UK where she trained and practiced as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales with a specialization in banking. Upon her return to Malaysia, she read in the Chambers in Kadir Andri & Partners under the tutelage of E. Sreesanthan where she was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2009.

She continues to be involved in banking related matters acting for both lender and borrower in local and cross-border financing which includes various types of financing such as acquisition finance, property finance, corporate finance and project finance. Recently she advised a club syndicate in the USD 358 million financing to a consortium formed by GMR Infrastructure Limited (a major infrastructure company in India) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad for the modernization, upgrade, expansion and operation of Malé International Airport in Maldives. Apart from traditional loan financing, her experience also includes advising on bond issuance, restructuring and swaps and derivatives.

From the regulatory perspective, she has advised local banks and international banks with local presence on their reporting and compliance issues.

In addition to her banking related matters, Putri remains active in varied corporate exercises which include mergers and acquisitions, take-overs and listings. She was part of the team involved in the 2010 conditional takeover offer by MEASAT Global Network Systems SdnBhd to acquire all of the ordinary shares of MEASAT Global Berhad and subsequent to that was involved in the Bumi Armada Berhad’s IPO. Her expertise also include advising PLCs on the formation and implementation of their employee share option schemes.

Putri had advised Malayan Banking Berhad in the structuring and implementation of the first recurrent and optional dividend reinvestment plan in Malaysia which won the Best Corporate Finance Deal of the Year for 2011, awarded by the The Edge.

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