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Welcome to the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019!

 

Date:    28 March 2019, Thursday
Time:    6:30pm sharp, cocktail
Venue:  Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur - Diamond Ballroom 
             Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    
  
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the 6th Annual ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019 - the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia! These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams in Malaysia and around the region. Put forth your own law firm, in-house team or other teams you have worked with in the past year to recognize their accomplishments and efforts.
  
FINALISTS REVEALED - RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN !
 
We highly encourage all local and international law firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit. Contact Anna Lam at anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com or +852 2843 1672 to receive the most up-to-date event information.
 
Looking to meet potential clients and get extra publicity across the region? Contact 
Amantha at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6870 3917.
 
 

 

GUEST OF HONOUR

JUSTICE DATUK DR. BADARIAH BINTI HJ. SAHAMID

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEAL, MALAYSIA

Justice Datuk Dr. Badariah Sahamid graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B, First Class Hons.) in 1978.  She obtained a Masters of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1979, and a Ph.D. from University of Malaya in 2001.  Her doctoral thesis was on the subject of “Private Debt Securities in Malaysia”.  Dr. Badariah was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Courts of West Malaysia in 1988.

Prior to her appointment to the Judiciary on 1st March 2007, Dr. Badariah had served more than 27 years in various academic and administrative positions in University of Malaya.  Among the positions held were Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya and Head of the Legal Unit, University of Malaya.  At various periods during her tenure at the Law Faculty, University of Malaya, Dr. Badariah was also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, U.S.A under the Fulbright Scholar Award, External Examiner at the City University of Hong Kong and a Consultant in the United Nations Expert Working Group (UNDCP) in Vienna, Austria which was tasked to draft model legislations for the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC).  Her fields of specialisation included Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, Securities Regulation and Banking and Negotiable Instruments.  She is author of a book: Jurisprudens dan Teori Undang-Undang Dalam Konteks Malaysia, Sweet & Maxwell 2005.

Justice Dr. Badariah was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 1st March 2007 and a Judge of the High Court of West Malaysia in 2010.  During her tenure in the High Court at Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam, she served in the Commercial, Civil and Criminal Divisions of the High Court. Dr. Badariah was elevated to the Court of Appeal in September 2014, a post she currently holds.  While serving as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, she has also held the position of Director of the Judicial Academy, which was established by the Judicial Appointments Commission to foster judicial education, as well as an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law, UiTM at Shah Alam.  Dr. Badariah is currently a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of the Malaysian Judiciary (JMJ).  In 2016, Dr. Badariah was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute of Canada (CJEI), a position she currently holds.

 


CATEGORIES

 Nominations for the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019 will oepn in November 2018.

If there are any particular award categories recommendations you'd like to see introduced or removed to this year's award edition, please contact Anna Lam at anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com or +852 2843 1672.


DEAL CATEGORIES

1 Debt Market Deal of the Year
2 Equity Market Deal of the Year
3 Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
4 M&A Deal of the Year
5 Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Deal of the Year
6 Real Estate Deal of the Year (NEW!)


INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

7 Dealmaker of the Year
8 Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year (NEW!)
9 In-House Lawyer of the Year
10 Managing Partner of the Year
11 Woman Lawyer of the Year
12 Young Lawyer of the Year


IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

13 Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
14 Construction and Heavy Industries In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
15 Innovative In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
16 Insurance In-House Team of the Year
17 Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year
18 Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
19 Malaysia In-House Team of the Year

 

FIRM CATEGORIES

20 Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
21 Aviation Law Firm of the Year
22 Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
23 Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year (NEW!)
24 East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
25 Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
26 International Law Firm of the Year
27 Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
28 Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
29 Litigation Law Firm of the Year
30 Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
31 Maritime Law Firm of the Year
32 Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
33 Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year
34 Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
35 Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
36 Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year (NEW!)
37 Rising Law Firm of the Year
38 Sports Law Firm of the Year
39 Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 
40 Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year (NEW!)
41 West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
42 Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

 

                            SUBMISSIONS FORM:                           

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 Submission Forms 

Individual Categories | In-House Categories | Deal Categories |

Firm Category - Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

Firm Category - Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year or International Law Firm of the Year

Firm Categories - All Other Firm Categories

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                            IMPORTANT DATES :                          
Opening of submissions | November, 2018
Deadline of submissions  | January 22, 2019
Online announcement of finalists | February 2019
Awards ceremony | March 28, 2019

 

                SUBMISSION INQUIRIES                       

Anna Lam
Events Researcher 
Phone: +852 2843 1672
Email: anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com
 


FINALISTS
 

 ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019
List of Finalists

 

In-House Categories

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
AIA
AIG Malaysia Insurance Berhad
AXA Affin General Insurance
Maybank Group

Construction and Heavy Industries In-House Team of the Year
China State Construction Engineering
Country Garden Pacificview
Damansara Realty Berhad
Sapura Energy
Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
AXA Affin General Insurance
Damansara Realty Berhad
Dongwha Malaysia
Lazada Group
Maybank Group
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
Schneider Electric

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year
AEON Co.
Dongwha Malaysia
Schneider Electric

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
iflix
Lazada Group
Maxis Broadband

Malaysia In-House Team of the Year
China State Construction Engineering
Damansara Realty Berhad
Dongwha Malaysia
iflix
Maxis Broadband
Maybank Group
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
Schneider Electric
S P Setia Berhad

Individual Categories

Dealmaker of the Year
Dato’ Azmi bin Mohd Ali, Azmi & Associates
David Lee Kim Meng, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Mark Lim, Wong & Partners
Samuel Hong, Kadir Andri & Partners

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 
Ariff Rozhan, Ariff Rozhan & Co
Cindy Goh Joo Seong, Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff 
Haji Mohd Rasheed Khan Mohd Idris, Azmi & Associates
Lim Chee Wee, Skrine
Peter Godwin, Herbert Smith Freehills
T. Kuhendran, Zul Rafique & partners
Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil W. M. Abraham, Cecil Abraham & Partners
Yoong Sin Min, Shook Lin & Bok

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Aisah Bevi Abdul Rahman, AXA Affin General Insurance
Auzan Syaidi Bin Abdul Lateh, Damansara Realty Berhad
Datin Veronica Selvanayagy, AIA
Wong Ser Reen, China State Construction Engineering
Tan Mui Hiang, S P Setia Berhad
Wan Marzimin Bin Wan Muhammad, Maybank Group
Sim Yen Lee, Schneider Electric

Managing Partner of the Year
Andre Gan, Wong & Partners
Dato Dr Arunan Selvaraj, Rusmah Arunan & Associates
Dato’ Azmi bin Mohd Ali, Azmi & Associates
Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique, Zul Rafique & Partners
Peter Godwin, Herbert Smith Freehills

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Aisah Bevi Abdul Rahman, AXA Affin General Insurance 
Chew Kherk Ying, Wong & Partners
Chin Sook Kwan, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Cindy Goh Joo Seong, Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff 
Datin Veronica Selvanayagy, AIA
Emily Gebbett, iflix
Jessie Tan, Seow & Associates
Natalia Izra Binti Nasaruddin, Zul Rafique & Partners
Suhana Mokhtar, Damansara Realty Berhad
Tan Shi Wen, Skrine
Sim Yen Lee, Schneider Electric
Yoong Sin Min, Shook Lin & Bok

Young Lawyer of the Year
Ahmad Syahir Yahya, Azmi & Associates
Auzan Syaidi Bin Abdul Lateh, Damansara Realty Berhad
Glynn Cooper, Herbert Smith Freehills
Izyan Shazwani Binti Ab Aziz, Shahra, Ezzad & Izyan
Jessie Tan, Seow & Associates
Kenneth Wong Poh Lim, Daniel & Wong
Ong Johnson, Loi & Co
Shaun Tan Cheng Hong, Belden Advocates & Solicitors
Tan Shi Wen, Skrine
Yvonne Beh, Wong & Partners

Firm Categories

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Ariff Rozhan & Co
Azmi & Associates 
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tan Swee Im, Siva & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Aviation Law Firm of the Year
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
Lim Chung & Zahbia
MahWengKwai & Associates
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Zul Rafique & Partners

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Amir Khusyairi & Associates
Ariff Rozhan & Co
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Chee Hoe & Associates
Daniel & Wong
Rusmah Arunan & Associates
Sreenevasan Young
Tan Swee Im, Siva & Partners
Tommy Thomas, Advocates & Solicitors

East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Lim Chung & Zahbia
Loke, King, Goh & Partners Advocates
S. K. Ling & Tan Advocates

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Christopher & Lee Ong
LAW Partnership
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

International Law Firm of the Year
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Shearman & Sterling
Watson Farley & Williams

Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
J. Lee & Associates
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Zul Rafique & Partners

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
MahWengKwai & Associates
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Vinu & Lopez
Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Zul Rafique & Partners

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
AmerBON
Ariff Rozhan & Co
Azmi & Associates
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Daniel & Wong
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
Christopher & Lee Ong
Kadir Andri & Partners
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Shearn Delamore & Co
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Shearn Delamore & Co
Skrine
TS Oon & Partners

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Ariff Rozhan & Co
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rusmah Arunan & Associates

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

Albar & Partners
Christopher & Lee Ong
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co
Skrine
Tan Swee Im, Siva & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Daniel & Wong
Lim Chung & Zahbia
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Skrine
Wong & Partners

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Skrine
Zaid Ibrahim & Co 

Rising Law Firm of the Year
Chua, Tan & Partners
Gan, Lee & Tan
LAW Partnership
Shahra, Ezzad & Izyan
Tan Swee Im, Siva & Partners
Vinu & Lopez

Sports Law Firm of the Year
Amir Khusyairi & Associates
Christopher & Lee Ong
MahWengKwai & Associates
Patrick Lim & Co
Zahir Khailani

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Christopher & Lee Ong
Loi & Co
MahWengKwai & Associates
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Seow & Associates
Shearn Delamore & Co
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Daniel & Wong
Gan, Lee & Tan
Seow & Associates

West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Kadir Andri & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
AmerBON
Azmi & Associates
Christopher & Lee Ong
Kadir Andri & Partners
LAW Partnership
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Shearn Delamore & Co
Shook Lin & Bok
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad’s Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Cindai Capital’s Issuance of Cash Settled Sukuk
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Credit facility to AET Bermuda One Limited
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Ganado Advocates; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Taylors; Watson Farley & Williams
Banks: BNP Paribas; DBS Bank; ING Bank; OCBC Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; Société Générale, Hong Kong Branch; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Labuan Branch

Edra Energy Sdn Bhd’s Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Rahmat Lim & Partners
Bank: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad

Financing of Desaru Coast Beachfront Development
Law firm: Zul Rafique & Partners

First Ringgit-denominated Perpetual Senior Sukuk Mudharabah issued by Yinson TMC
Law firm: Wong & Partners
Banks: AmBank Islamic Berhad; Maybank Islamic Berhad

MBSB Bank Berhad’s Structured Covered Sukuk Murabahah Facility
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Kadri Andri & Partners

OSK I CM Sdn Bhd’s Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Albar & Partners

Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad’s IMTN Programme and ICP Programme
Law firm: Albar & Partners
Banks: Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad; RHB Investment Bank Berhad; Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad

Serba Dinamik International Ltd’s Murabahah Facility
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Sunway Berhad’s Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

UMW Holdings Berhad’s Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Albar & Partners; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad; Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad’s Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad’s Subordinated Sukuk Murabahah and Senior Sukuk Murabahah Issuance
Law firm: Zul Rafique & Partners

Cindai Capital’s Issuance of Cash Settled Sukuk
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Edra Energy Sdn Bhd’s Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Rahmat Lim & Partners
Bank: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad

First Ringgit-denominated Perpetual Senior Sukuk Mudharabah issued by Yinson TMC
Law firm: Wong & Partners
Banks: AmBank Islamic Berhad; Maybank Islamic Berhad

MBSB Bank Berhad’s Structured Covered Sukuk Murabahah Facility
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Kadri Andri & Partners

Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad’s IMTN Programme and ICP Programme
Law firm: Albar & Partners
Banks: Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad; RHB Investment Bank Berhad; Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad

Serba Dinamik International Ltd’s Murabahah Facility
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Sunway Berhad’s Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

UMW Holdings Berhad’s Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Albar & Partners; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad; Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

M&A Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Shareholding in Malaysia LNG Tiga Sdn. Bhd. from Shell Gas Holdings
Law firm: Rahmat Lim & Partners

Acquisition of South-east Asian operations of Uber Technologies by Grab
Law firms:Allen & Gledhill LLP (Singapore); Bun & Associates; Hughes Hubbard & Reed; MacFarlenes; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono; Stibbe N.V.; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners; Vietnam International Law Firm; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Disposal by AirAsia Group Berhad of its aircraft leasing operations to BBAM Limited Partnership

Law firms: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

DRB-HICOM Berhad’s proposed disposal of property and hospitality assets
Law firms: Kadir Andri & Partners; Martin Cheah & Associates
Bank: Maybank Investment Berhad

Merger of II-VI Incorporated and Finisar Corporation
Law firms: Kadir Andri & Partners; K&L Gates; O'Melveny & Myers; Sherrard, German and Kelly, P.C.
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays

Pre-conditional voluntary conditional offer for OldTown Berhad by Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V.
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill (Singapore); Rahmat Lim & Partners

Sale of a majority stake in Thomson Reuter’s Financial and Risk business to Blackstone Capital
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Kadir Andri & Partners

Saudi Arabian Oil Company’s Investment in Petronas’ RAPID Project
Law firm: Shearman & Sterling
Bank: Morgan Stanley

Separation of the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont to form Corteva Agriscience™
Law firm: Shearn Delamore & Co

Tianshui Huatian's Pre-conditional voluntary conditional take-over of Unisem Berhad
Law firm: Wong & Partners
Banks: Harbour Capital; Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

Acquisition of a Company in Sandakan
Law firm: MahWengKwai & Associates

 

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Construction, Commission, Operation and Maintenance of a WHRPP at NCSI’s Cement Plants
Law firm: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Development and Construction of an IKEA Distribution Centre
Law firm: Rahmat Lim & Partners

Edra Energy Sdn Bhd’s Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Rahmat Lim & Partners
Bank: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad

Financing of Desaru Coast Beachfront Development
Law firm: Zul Rafique & Partners

PDP Contract of YTL-THP Consortium for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail Project
Law firms: Christopher & Lee Ong; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Project Development and Management Agreement for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail Project
Law firms: Attorney-General’s Chambers of Malaysia; Christopher & Lee Ong

Proposed Construction of an Elecfoil Manufacturing Facility in Kuching by Iljin Material Co
Law firm: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Proposed Upsizing of Programme Limit of the Sukuk Murabahah Programme Issued by MMC Corporation Berhad
Law firm: Albar & Partners

Restructuring of Water Bonds Issued by PNSB Water Sdn Bhd
Law firm: Albar & Partners
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad; United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd

Restructuring of Water Bonds Issued by Water Concessionaires in Malaysia
Law firm: Albar & Partners
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad; United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd

Senja Optima Sdn. Bhd’s Development, Ownership and Operation of two hydro power plants in Sabah
Law firms: The Chambers of Shamsul Qama; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

UiTM Solar Power Sdn Bhd’s Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Real Estate Deal of the Year

ALSREIT Capital Sdn Bhd’s Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Albar & Partners
Banks: Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank Berhad; RHB Islamic Bank Berhad

Checkereit Sdn Bhd’s Purchase of a Factory
Law firms: MahWengKwai & Associates; Messrs Hisham Sobri & Kadir
Bank: Maybank Islamic Berhad

Disposal of Brisdale International Hotel
Law firm: Azmi & Associates

MJ Properties Sdn Bhd’s Sale of Two Warehouses
Law firms: MahWengKwai & Associates; Messrs Lee, Perara & Tan
Bank: Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad

Power China Real Estate’s purchase of land in Malaysia

Law firms: MahWengKwai & Associates; Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co

Syndicated Term Loan Granted to Novel Vortex Limited in connection with the Proposed Land Development in Singapore

Law firms: Albar & Partners; Clifford Chance; Walkers (Singapore)

 

 **COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION 

Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organizations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by that party. For queries about the shortlist, please email Anna at anna.lam@tr.com.


WINNERS

 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year
Samuel Hong, Kadir Andri & Partners

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Lim Chee Wee, Skrine

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Wan Marzimin Bin Wan Muhammad, Maybank Group

Managing Partner of the Year
Dato Dr Arunan Selvaraj, Rusmah Arunan & Associates

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Chew Kherk Ying, Wong & Partners

Young Lawyer of the Year
Kenneth Wong Poh Lim, Daniel & Wong

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
AXA Affin General Insurance

Construction and Heavy Industries In-House Team of the Year
Damansara Realty Berhad

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year
Schneider Electric

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Maxis Broadband

Malaysia In-House Team of the Year
Maybank Group

FIRM CATEGORIES

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

Aviation Law Firm of the Year
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Rusmah Arunan & Associates

East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
S. K. Ling & Tan Advocates

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Wong & Partners

International Law Firm of the Year
Herbert Smith Freehills

Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
Albar & Partners

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Shook Lin & Bok

Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
Kadir Andri & Partners

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
TS Oon & Partners

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Ariff Rozhan & Co

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
Christopher & Lee Ong

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Rising Law Firm of the Year
LAW Partnership

Sports Law Firm of the Year
MahWengKwai & Associates

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Christopher & Lee Ong

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Gan, Lee & Tan

West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Wong & Partners

DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year

MBSB Bank Berhad’s Structured Covered Sukuk Murabahah Facility
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Kadri Andri & Partners

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad’s Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

M&A Deal of the Year

Acquisition of South-east Asian operations of Uber Technologies by Grab
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill LLP (Singapore); Bun & Associates; Hughes Hubbard & Reed; MacFarlenes; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono; Stibbe N.V.; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners; Vietnam International Law Firm; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Edra Energy Sdn Bhd’s Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Rahmat Lim & Partners
Bank: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad

Real Estate Deal of the Year

Syndicated Term Loan Granted to Novel Vortex Limited in connection with the Proposed Land Development in Singapore
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Clifford Chance; Walkers (Singapore)

 

 


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Email: anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com

   

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Email: amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com

 

ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019

 

 

 
Date:   Thursday, March  28,  2019
Time:   6.30 PM
Venue:  Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur - Diamond Ballroom
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ELIGIBILITY 

How do I know if I am eligible to make a submission? 

We highly encourage all firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit, as we have numerous award categories to choose from. We welcome both past participants and newcomers to join the submission for the awards. 

Is self-nomination permitted?

Yes, we accept self-nominated submissions. We also accept third-party submissions, should you wish to nominate an external party or vice versa.

Is there a fee required to make a submission in the law awards?

No, there is no fee payment required for you or your firm/team to make a submission. 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

When will the finalists and winners be announced?

The shortlist of finalists will be released around 4-8 weeks prior to the awards ceremony. The winners will be exclusively announced at the awards ceremony in March 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

When do the submissions open? When is the deadline to submit?

The submissions will open soon. For any questions relating to submissions and deadlines, please contact anna.lam@tr.com.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND ASSESSMENT 

How are the finalists chosen?

Asian Legal Business will compile all of the submission entries, and the ALB editorial and research teams will extensively review each submission to ensure the criteria are met in order to advance to the shortlist of finalists. We stress that this process is fair, impartial and not subject to external influences. 

How are the winners chosen? 

Once the shortlist of finalists have been announced, an independent judging panel will review and select their top three choices for the award categories they are assigned to. The scores for each award category will be tabulated, and the individual/firm/team with the highest score will be announced as the winner. 

What are the award categories that I can take part in?

Any law firms, in-house teams or individuals may take part in multiple award categories if appropriate.  The award categories are subject to change at the discretion of ALB. The researchers reserve the right to move entries from one category to another if they feel it appropriate. The researchers’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

Who will be on the judging panel for ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019? 

There will be an independent judging panel of at least 25 senior and expert legal industry leaders to review the submission materials. The judging panel will be selected on the basis of their expertise and knowledge, and will be comprised from various sectors to correspond to the diverse list of award categories. A partial list of judges’ names will be released prior to the awarding ceremony, and the remaining judges will be revealed on the evening of the awards. 

What will my contact information/my client’s information be used for?

All contact information provided will not be disclosed to external parties; and will only be seen by our ALB research team and the judges panel. We keep the information on record internally, in case we need to contact you or your client regarding any questions or discrepancies in the submission form. 

Where will my name/firm name/team name be published if we are a finalist or winner?

As a finalist and/or winner, your firm/team/individual name will be published in ALB awards materials and print magazine. For more information, please contact us.

Is my submission confidential?

Any information you submit will only be reviewed by the ALB team and independent judging panel, whose names will be published. The material submitted will only be disclosed to the above; if there is any information that is strictly confidential, please mark clearly on the nomination form. Though we do our best to maintain the security of the information you provide, any information you transmit to us is done at your own risk and Thomson Reuters is not responsible for any unauthorized transmission of information.  

SPONSORSHIP, PARTICIPATION AND OTHER 

I would like to sponsor the ALB Law Awards.

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917 for further details regarding sponsorship. 

I am interested in being an official partner of the ALB Law Awards, as a media/legal association.  

Please contact tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com or call +852 2847 2046.

My practice area or specialty is not listed, but I would like to participate in the Awards.

Please get in touch with our ALB Law Awards research team at anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com or call +852 2843 1672.

Can I participate in Awards across the region?

Yes, you can participate in more than one market. Please note there may be specific criteria for each market; key dates for 2019 and information listed below.

ALB India Law Awards | February 28 2019 (Mumbai)
ALB Malaysia Law Awards | March 28 2019 (Kuala Lumper)
ALB SE Asia Law Awards | April 11 2019 (Singapore)
ALB China Law Awards | April 18 (Beijing)
ALB Japan Law Awards | June 12 2019 (Tokyo)
ALB Hong Kong Law Awards | September 6 2019 (Hong Kong)
ALB Indonesia Law Awards | October 10 2019 (Jakarta)
ALB Philippine Law Awards | October 25 2019 (Manila)
ALB Korea Law Awards | November 14 2019 (Seoul)

Who should attend the Awards Ceremony? Can I attend?

We welcome all finalists and non-finalists to join the Awards Ceremony; please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917.

I would like to order a winner’s trophy and/or certificate (for finalists and winners).

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917.

How can I receive communications related to the ALB Law Awards?

Please email tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com to subscribe to the ALB mailing list. 

 

Asian Legal Business – Who are We?

 Asian Legal Business (ALB) is owned by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals. With its portfolio of leading titles, law awards, in-house legal summits and online services, ALB provides authoritative and unbiased insights and unmatched networking and business development opportunities to legal professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific.

 ALB combines news and analysis from its team of professional legal journalists and the expert opinions of senior industry professionals with Reuters news and insights that power businesses across the globe.

 Please visit legalbusinessonline.com for further information.

 Asian Legal Business – Law Awards

 The ALB Law Awards are the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia-Pacific, held annually in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and China. The Awards are comprised of months of intensive research and culminate in a black-tie Awarding Ceremony in each of the markets. We cordially invite you to take part in these prestigious awards – and celebrate legal excellence with us.

 


 

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