Welcome to the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2020!

 
ALB'S FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: 14 August 2020, Friday
Other details will be provided soon.
 


Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the 7th annual ALB Malaysia Law Awards - 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. 

As health and safety of our participants are our priority, after careful consideration, the awards is postponed to 14 August 2020. The event will be hosted virtually - ALB’s first approach to offer this brand new experience.

ALB has been closely monitoring Malaysia's health environment and protocols in relation to COVID-19 and we understand the need to respond with increasing care and responsibility, both towards the Malaysian legal community as well as the guests from other cities who are planning to travel for the event. With social distancing being widely implemented to abate the spread of COVID-19, hosting events online would definitely eliminate the anxiety brought by physical contact at the venue.

Continuous connection is especially important in these uncertain times, and we are determined to keep ALB’s commitment in delivering the finest event experience to the legal community.

Let us celebrate ALB’s first-ever virtual awards ceremony together at the comfort of our homes with our favorite food and drinks! We will deliver the latest updates of the online event here. Stay tuned!

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CATEGORIES

 INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

1. Dealmaker of the Year
2. Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
3. In-House Lawyer of the Year
4. Managing Partner of the Year
5. Woman Lawyer of the Year
6. Young Lawyer of the Year

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES
1. Financial Services In-House Team of the Year 
2. Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year 
3. Innovative In-House Team of the Year
4. Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
5. Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year
6. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year 
7. Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
8. Malaysia In-House Team of the Year 

DEAL CATEGORIES
1. Debt Market Deal of the Year
2. Equity Market Deal of the Year
3. Finance Deal of the Year
4. M&A Deal of the Year
5. Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Deal of the Year

FIRM CATEGORIES

1. Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
2. Aviation Law Firm of the Year
3. Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
4. Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
5. Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
6. East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
7. Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year 
8. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
9. International Law Firm of the Year
10. Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
11. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
12. Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
13. Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year 
14. Maritime Law Firm of the Year 
15. Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
16. Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
17. Rising Law Firm of the Year 
18. Sports Law Firm of the Year 
19. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year (NEW!)
20. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 
21. Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
22. West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 
23. Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

 

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                            IMPORTANT DATES :                          
Opening of submissions | December 20, 2019
Deadline of submissions  | March 6, 2020
Online announcement of finalists | 3rd week of April 2020
Awards ceremony | August 14, 2020

 

                SUBMISSION INQUIRIES                       

Harmony Tam
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JUDGING PANEL

 

David Len

Head, IT Legal APAC
Deutsche Post DHL

David has over 20 years of experience in international settings across APAC including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, India and extending across to UK and Germany. He is based in Singapore and has been the Head of IT Legal APAC at DHL for more than 10 years managing legal issues and contracts relating to (new) technologies such as software, hardware, cloud services, telecommunications, data privacy, cybersecurity, IT outsourcing, API, blockchain & smart contract, IoT, AI and e-Commerce.

He holds an LLB in Corporate & Commercial from Australia, an LLM in IT & Telecoms from UK and CIPP/E from IAPP. He is admitted to practice law in Malaysia and Australia.   

 

Andrew Gale

Head of Legal, edotco Group Sdn Bhd

Andrew Gale has achieved a great deal over the course of approximately eight years since moving from private practice into an in-house environment and specialising in telecommunications.

Gale’s first in-house role was as a legal counsel in the telecommunications and infrastructure team of VicTrack, the Melbourne based rail land and infrastructure owner. In 2014, he took on a major challenge, relocating to Myanmar for the role of head of legal and regulatory at Digicel Myanmar Tower Company (MTC). In Myanmar, Gale was extremely successful as part of the senior management team during a period which saw the company grow from start-up to a value in excess of US$300m. Following the acquisition of MTC by edotco Group, a unit of telecoms firm Axiata Group, Gale was promoted to director of corporate affairs and planning, which included managing the legal and regulatory functions.

Gale’s skill set was recognised further when he was eventually promoted to a regional role at edotco Group’s head office in Kuala Lumpur, where he has been group general counsel since December 2017.

Gale leads the legal function across edotco Group’s six international markets.

 

Premjit Singh

Chief Legal Officer, Collectius Group

Premjit Singh is the Chief Legal Officer for Collectius Group, a data driven Fintech company. He brings with him considerable experience in legal advisory, negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and cross-border transactional contract work in Asia Pacific region.

At Collectius, Premjit is a member of the management team and is responsible for managing Collectius legal affairs. He provides legal advice and transaction support for each of Collectius business units. Premjit also provides strategic advice on investment opportunities, corporate governance and general commercial matters that helps to manage and mitigate disputes across the region.

Premjit holds a Master of Laws from University of Malaya, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from College of Law, Australia and a Bachelor of Laws from University of Hertfordshire, UK respectively. Premjit has been offered to commence his PhD in Law in 2020.

He has also published several articles in the area of law.

 

Balbeer S Jessy

Legal Advisor & Accredited Chief Integrity Officer, Social Hero Foundation

Balbeer S Jessy is the former Head of Legal and Secretarial and Lead of Corporate Services in the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), where he was overseeing five departments under him, namely Legal, Secretarial, Procurement, Administration and ICT. 

He is a certified Accredited Chief Integrity Officer (ACeiO) with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) and a strong advocate of anti-corruption and the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023.

Balbeer is also a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIDR) and Committee Member of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia (SLAM).

Among his notable achievements were developing the Iskandar Malaysia logo and its trademark registration, drafting IRDA Code of Ethics, Personal Data Protection Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy and initiating the ongoing the ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) for the Authority. He also acted as a Moot Court Judge at LAWASIA 2012 in Bali and 2013 in Singapore.

Balbeer holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New England, Australia, an LLB (Hons) from University of London, Certificate in Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Mass Communication from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

He is currently the Legal Advisor and Chief Integrity Officer of The Social Hero Foundation in Johor.

 

Foo Yet Ngo   

Founding Partner, Y. N. Foo & Partners

Graduated from the University of Kent, UK with B.A (Law) Honours in 1979; called to the English Bar in 1980, and to the Malaysian Bar in 1982. She worked in a leading law firm, Messrs Shearn Delamore in Kuala Lumpur for 13 years, practising civil litigation and family law and was eventually made partner.

In 1996, she left to start her own law firm, Messrs Y. N. Foo & Partners, practising initially in civil litigation and family law and subsequently specializing in the area of family law. She has represented clients in landmark Malaysian family law cases, appeared as amicus curiae on behalf of the Malaysian Bar in seminal decisions on family law and has rendered expert opinions on Malaysian family law to Courts of foreign jurisdictions.

She has been in legal practice for 37 years.

 

Farah Deba Mohamed Sofian, TEP

Partner, Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina Advocates & Solicitors

Farah Deba has 28 years experience in legal practice and has been involved in a wide spectrum of non- contentious advisory work ranging from infrastructure, real estate, property development and acquisitions, consumer & corporate banking (conventional & Syariah), intellectual property, corporate & commercial contracts to business succession, estate planning and administration. Farah also has first-hand experience in setting up an Islamic financing unit of an organization and has advised clients on various ad-hoc corporate restructuring, investments and regulatory issues including anti-competition, data protection and privacy issues.

Special Focus:  Trust and Estate Practitioner

Farah currently focuses on dual jurisdiction system (Syariah & civil) for inheritance & succession matters, trust & fiduciary services, estate planning & administration which include corporate and business succession advisory services catered for Muslim and non-Muslim clients with multiple jurisdictional assets worldwide.  Her services include providing advice on various types wealth preservation structures not limited to trust, wills writing and formation of foundations (for family holdings and philanthropic purposes). 

She is the current Society of Trust & Estate Practitioner (STEP) Malaysia Branch Chairperson.

 

Honey Tan Lay Ean

Family Law Practitioner, Tan Law Practice

Honey Tan received her undergraduate education at Buckingham University, and her LLM from Warwick University. She is a member of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1990.   

Honey works primarily on high conflict matrimonial matters. She also acts in many public interest matters, dealing with cases of equality, non-discrimination. She was amicus curiae for the Malaysian Bar in the Indira Gandhi case involving children’s rights and freedom of religion. She now acts for a Buddhist father in a similar situation. 

Recognised by UN Women as an expert on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Honey is regularly called upon by them to conduct workshops in the ASEAN region for judges, prosecutors, lawyers and human rights defenders on law and human rights using a multi-treaty approach.

 

Philip Teoh

Partner, Azmi & Associates

Mr Philip Teoh is the Partner heading the Shipping & Admiralty Practice of Azmi &Associates. He has over 30 years of legal practice in Singapore and Malaysia. He is an International Arbitrator with the key Maritime Arbitration Centres of LMAA SCMA EMAC Dubai as well as AIAC ICC LCIA KCAB and other International Arbitration Centres.

He authored the key (Original)Practitioners Texts eg Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia on Equity Conflict of Laws as well as the Shipping Titles. He argued the Inaugural reported decision of the Admiralty Court and he acts as Counsel at all levels of Malaysian Courts up to the apex Federal Court.

In 2016, he was shortlisted amongst the Top 5 Disputes Lawyers for Malaysia in the Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.

Chambers in its 2019 Listing has described him:
‘Philip is a very senior lawyer with a long-standing presence in the market and a deep knowledge of maritime law. He has an impressive track record on shipping disputes, including arbitrations, and has notable experience advising on non-contentious mandates.’

 

and many more...

 

FINALISTS

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year
Julian Hashim, Kadir Andri & Partners
Lilian Liew, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Munir Abdul Aziz, Wong & Partners
Raymond Mah, MahWengKwai & Associates

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Ariff Rozhan, Ariff Rozhan & Co
Haeme Hashim, Haeme Lew
Norliza Binti Rasool Khan, Liza Khan & Sankey
Tan Sri Dato' Cecil W.M. Abraham, Cecil Abraham & Partners
Yoong Sin Min, Shook Lin & Bok
Yusfarizal Bin Yussoff, Yusfarizal, Aziz & Zaid

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Auzan Syaidi Bin Abdul Lateh, Damansara Realty
Esther Chow Ruen Xin, KONE Elevator
Melissa Chia Mei Li, L’Oreal Malaysia
Nor Aida Othman, Malaysia Airports
Samuel Loh Khian Seah, 3M Malaysia
Sharanya Premanathan, Columbia Asia Group
Vernon Samuel, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
Wong Ser Reen, China State Construction Engineering

Managing Partner of the Year
Andre Gan, Wong & Partners
Dato Andy Low Hann Yong, Low & Partners
Dhinesh Bhaskaran, Shearn Delamore & Co.
Evelyn Eng Hui Xian, Xian & Co.
Haeme Hashim, Haeme Lew
Oon Thian Seng, TS Oon & Partners
Richard Wee, Richard Wee Chambers
Saravanan Krishnan, Vin Sa & Ian

Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Adeline Wong, Wong & Partners
Crystal Wong Wai Chin, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Ho Wei Lih, Rahmat Lim & Partners
Jessie Tan Shin Ee, Shin Associates
Lee Lin Li, Tay & Partners
Lesley Lim, Richard Wee Chambers
Natalie Ooi Wan Qing, Ooi & Ooi
Norliza Binti Rasool Khan, Liza Khan & Sankey
Preetha Pillai, Skrine
Vivian Kuan Hui Xian, Nik Hussain & Partners
Wong Kee Hooi, Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Esther Chow Ruen Xin, KONE Elevator
Melissa Chia Mei Li, L’Oreal Malaysia
Sharanya Premanathan, Columbia Asia Group
Wong Ser Reen, China State Construction Engineering

Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Chor Jack, Christopher & Lee Ong
Daniel J Albert, Daniel & Wong
Edwin Lee Yong Cieh, Gan, Lee & Tan
Evelyn Eng Hui Xian, Xian & Co.
Farah Shuhadah Razali, Zul Rafique & Partners
Ho Wei Lih, Rahmat Lim & Partners
Natalie Ooi Wan Qing, Ooi & Ooi
Ong Johnson, Loi & Co
Sharifah Dalilah Albar, Albar & Partners
Sharon Chong Tze Ying, Skrine
Stephanie Phua, Wong & Partners
Vivian Kuan Hui Xian, Nik Hussain & Partners

Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Auzan Syaidi Bin Abdul Lateh, Damansara Realty
Esther Chow Ruen Xin, KONE Elevator
Melissa Chia Mei Li, L’Oreal Malaysia
Samuel Loh Khian Seah, 3M Malaysia
Sharanya Premanathan, Columbia Asia Group
Wong Ser Reen, China State Construction Engineering

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
China State Construction Engineering
Damansara Realty
Sime Darby Property

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
3M Malaysia
Damansara Realty
Klook
KONE Elevator
Lazada Group
Maxis Broadband
Maybank Group

Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year
3M Malaysia
AEON Co.
KONE Elevator
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia

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

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
Lazada Express
Malaysia Airports

Malaysia In-House Team of the Year
3M Malaysia
China State Construction Engineering
Damansara Realty
Klook
KONE Elevator
Lazada Group
Malaysia Airports
Maxis Broadband
Maybank Group
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
Nestle Malaysia
Petronas
Sime Darby Property

FIRM CATEGORIES

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Ariff Rozhan & Co
Gan Partnership
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine

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

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
Christopher & Lee Ong
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zul Rafique & Partners

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Daniel & Wong
Halim Hong & Quek
Loi & Co
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Zul Rafique & Partners

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Daniel & Wong
Gan Partnership
Haeme Lew
Loi & Co
Nik Hussain & Partners
Ooi & Ooi
Richard Wee Chambers
Rusmah Arunan & Associates

East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates
Lo & Partners
LV Partners

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Christopher & Lee Ong
Hung & Partners
Skrine
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

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

International Law Firm of the Year
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Jones Day

Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zul Rafique & Partners

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Christopher & Lee Ong
Gan Partnership
Josephine, L K Chow & Co
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zul Rafique & Partners

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
Cecil Abraham & Partners
LAW Partnership
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Richard Wee Chambers
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Zul Rafique & Partners

Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Kadir Andri & Partners
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Skrine
TS Oon & Partners

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

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Daniel & Wong
Haeme Lew
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Rising Law Firm of the Year
Gan Partnership
Gan, Lee & Tan
Haeme Lew
Hung & Partners
Joel & Co
Liza Khan & Sankey
LV Partners
Ooi & Ooi
Richard Wee Chambers
Shahra, Ezzad & Izyan
Vin Sa & Ian
Xian & Co.

Sports Law Firm of the Year
Amir Khusyairi & Associates
Christopher & Lee Ong
MahWengKwai & Associates
Richard Wee Chambers

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shook Lin & Bok
Wong & Partners

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Christopher & Lee Ong
LAW Partnership
MahWengKwai & Associates
Mark Law Chambers
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shin Associates
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zul Rafique & Partners

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Daniel & Wong
Gan, Lee & Tan
Haeme Lew
Hung & Partners
Julius Leonie Chai
Shin Associates
Xian & Co.

West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Haeme Lew
MahWengKwai & Associates
Ooi & Ooi
Richard Wee Chambers
Shin Associates
Shook Lin & Bok

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Christopher & Lee Ong
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Ooi & Ooi
Richard Wee Chambers
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Zul Rafique & Partners

DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Cagamas' Medium-Term Note Programme
Law firm: Christopher & Lee Ong
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC Amanah Bank Malaysia; HSBC Bank Malaysia; Maybank Investment Bank

Cerah Capital's Exchangeable Bond Issuance
Law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills; Linklaters Singapore; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Credit Suisse; J.P. Morgan

CIMB's Bond Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Linklaters Singapore

DRB HICOM's Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Wong & Partners
Banks: Malayan Banking; Maybank Investment Bank; Maybank Islamic; RHB Investment Bank; RHB Islamic Bank

Exsim Capital’s Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low
Bank: United Overseas Bank (Malaysia)

Genting RMTN’s Medium-Term Note Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; OCBC Bank (Malaysia); RHB Investment Bank

IJM Land's Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low
Bank: CIMB Investment Bank

KIP REIT Capital's Medium-Term Note Programme
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Rahmat Lim & Partners
Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

SD International's Issuance of High-Yield Sukuk
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks: AmInvestment Bank; Credit Suisse; Hong Leong Investment Bank; Kenega Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank

SUNREIT Capital's Commercial Papers Programme
Law firm: Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Bank: Public Investment Bank

Tropicana Corp's Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Albar & Partners
Bank: CIMB Investment Bank

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Macquarie Capital Securities' Issuance of Structured Warrants
Law firm: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Maybank Investment Bank's Issuance of Structured Warrants
Law firm: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

RHB Investment Bank's Issuance of Structured Warrants
Law firm: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Sapura Energy's Rights Issue
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Lee Hishammudin Allen & Gledhill; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank

Finance Deal of the Year

CCBM’s Syndicated Loan Facilities
Law firms: Halim Hong & Quek; King & Wood Mallesons; Mohamed Ridza & Co

DRB HICOM's Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Wong & Partners
Banks: Malayan Banking; Maybank Investment Bank; Maybank Islamic; RHB Investment Bank; RHB Islamic Bank

Exsim Capital Resources’ Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low
Bank: United Overseas Bank (Malaysia)

IJM Land’s Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low
Bank: CIMB Investment Bank

KIP REIT Capital's Medium-Term Note Programme
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Rahmat Lim & Partners
Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

Project Financing of PRefChem in Johor
Law firms: Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani; Christopher & Lee Ong; Clifford Chance; Kadir Andri & Partners; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Shearman & Sterling; White & Case
Banks: ANZ; Bank of China (Hong Kong);
CIMB Investment Bank; Citibank; DBS; First Abu Dhabi Bank; HSBC; ICBC; ING Bank; Intesa Sanpaolo; J.P. Morgan; Maybank Investment Bank; Mizuho Bank; MUFG; OCBC Bank (Malaysia); Standard Chartered; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp; United Overseas Bank

Term Loan Facility for Fujitsu Component
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Skrine; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks: Mizuho Bank; MUFG Bank; Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank; The Bank of Yokohama; Tokyo Star Bank

Term Loan Facility for Trace Invest
Law firms: Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma; Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks: DNB Bank ASA; DNB Markets; SpareBank 1 SR-Bank

Tropicana Corp's Perpetual Sukuk Programme
Law firm: Albar & Partners
Bank:
CIMB Investment Bank

Urusharta Jamaah's Issuance of Sukuk Murabahah
Law firm: Shook Lin & Bok
Bank: Bank Islam Malaysia

Zamarad Asset's Sukuk Murabahah Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low
Banks: AmInvestment Bank, CIMB Investment Bank; Hong Leong Investment Bank

M&A Deal of the Year

Agenda Pantas's Acquisition of Pavilion Bukit Jalil Mall
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins; Zul Rafique & Partners

Carlyle's Acquisition of Shareholding in Cepsa from Mubadala
Law firms: Al Tamimi and Company; Alcogal; Aluko Oyebode; Bourabiat Associés; Gonzalez Calvillo; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Perez; Posse Herrera & Ruiz; Skrine; Stikeman Elliott; VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

CIMB Group's Sale of Stake to China Galaxy Securities
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Slaughter and May; Wong & Partners; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

HLT Healthcare's Acquisition of Columbia Asia Healthcare
Law firms: Christopher & Lee Ong; Herbert Smith Freehills; Latham & Watkins; Milbank; Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers; Siahaan Irdamis Andarumi & Rekan; Stoel Rives

IWH-CREC’s Acquisition of Shareholding in Bandar Malaysia
Law firms: BH Lawrence & Co; Shearn Delamore & Co.; Zain & Co.

Khazanah Nasional's Divestment of Shares in IHH Healthcare
Law firm: Rahmat Lim & Partners; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

LafargeHolcim's Stake Sale to YTL
Law firm: Rahmat Lim & Partners; Skrine

PTTEP's Acquisition of Murphy Oil
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Higgs & Johnson; Jones Day; McKinney Bancroft & Hughes; Skrine
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Jefferies

SPLASH Holdings' Disposal of Shares to Air Selangor
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Omar & May
Bank: Hong Leong Investment Bank

WorleyParsons' Acquisition of Jacobs ECR
Law firms: Baker Botts; Fried Frank; Kadir Andri & Partners; Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Zensho Holdings' Acquisition of The Chicken Rice Shop
Law firms: Rahmat Lim & Partners; Tokyo International Law Office; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Bank: Nomura Securities

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Deal of the Year

IWH-CREC Acquisition of Shareholding in Bandar Malaysia
Law firms: BH Lawrence & Co; Shearn Delamore & Co.; Zain & Co.

Loan Facility for LQ Retail
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allens; Herbert Smith Freehills; Linklaters Singapore; Zul Rafique & Partners

MyPower's MESI 2.0 Reform Initiative
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low
Bank: AmInvestment Bank

PTTEP's Acquisition of Murphy Oil
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Higgs & Johnson; Jones Day; McKinney Bancroft & Hughes; Skrine
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Jefferies

OMV and Sapura Energy's Joint Venture
Law firms: Ashurst; Cerha Hempel; Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados; Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill; LXL; Simpson Grieson; Skrine

Project RAPID
Law firms: Adnan Sundra and Low; Milbank; Shearman & Sterling; Shearn Delamore & Co; White & Case
Bank: Morgan Stanley

Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Works
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Omar & May

 

* The above list will be updated as may be necessary.  For queries about the shortlist, please email Harmony at harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com.

 

**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 organiSations. 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.

 

WINNERS

Winners for the awards will be posted on August 15, 2020.

 


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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 August 2020 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 harmony.tam@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 2020? 

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.  

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