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Malaysia is primarily serviced through our Singapore office and we are one of the few international practices that have broad-based multi-industry experience in Malaysia, working alongside Malaysian conglomerates and banks as well as governmental agencies.

Our lawyers have formed strong working relationships with several leading local law firms. We are able to provide seamless support on transactions in Malaysia or involving Malaysian companies/working with local law firms on Malaysian law matters. We have advised on numerous high-profile deals in Malaysia, with clients including the Government of Malaysia, local and international banks, project companies and corporates.

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Axiata Group Berhad

Axiata Group Berhad

Axiata Group Berhad, one of Asia's largest telecommunications companies, on the merger of its Bangladesh subsidiary, Robi Axiata, with Airtel Bangladesh, the Bangladesh subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, a leading India headquartered global telecommunications company. The merger will result in the formation of the second largest mobile telecommunications company in Bangladesh.
Cagamas Berhad

Cagamas Berhad

Cagamas Berhad on the establishment of a USD2.5bn multicurrency medium term note programme and subsequent issue of CNY1.5bn 3.7% notes due 2017 by Cagamas Global, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) incorporated in Labuan for the purpose of the programme. Cagamas is the first Malaysian corporate to issue “Tiger Emas” bonds, which refers to offshore renminbi bonds from Malaysia that are cleared and settled domestically via Rentas, which MyClear operates and manages. These “Tiger Emas” bonds are also the largest offshore renminbi bonds out of Malaysia, and the largest dim sum bond in Southeast Asia from a mortgage company.
Government of Malaysia

Government of Malaysia

The underwriters on the Government of Malaysia’s Rule 144A USD 1bn 10-year sukuk and USD500m 30-year sukuk. The sukuk employed a structure utilising Shariah-compliant vouchers and shares, and may be substituted for inter alia lease assets. A world first for a sovereign sukuk.
IHH Healthcare

IHH Healthcare

A group of financial institutions on IHH Healthcare’s Rule 144A/Regulation S IPO and dual listing on Bursa Malaysia and the SGX-ST. This was the first IPO to be simultaneously listed on Bursa Malaysia and the SGX-ST.
Maybank Investment Bank

Maybank Investment Bank

Maybank Investment Bank as coordinator of a consortium of 11 local, regional and international banks acting as mandated lead arrangers, on a USD2.3bn-equivalent Islamic facility to SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad. This is the largest syndicated Islamic facility in the Malaysian market to date.
Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development

Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development

The project company in respect of the construction and financing of phase two of the Pengerang integrated terminal and deep-water port at the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development in Johor, Malaysia.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian state-owned power company, on its USD243m acquisition of a 30% interest in Gama Enerji, a leading Turkish power generation business, and joint venture with Gama Holding, IFC and IFC Global Infrastructure Fund. The acquisition is Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s first significant investment outside of Malaysia.

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Publications: 19 July 2021

APAC M&A Insights: De-SPAC considerations in Southeast Asia

There is increased SPAC activity in the Asia Pacific region, with most of the recent activity focused on business combinations or ‘de-SPAC’ transactions.

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Global Experts and Markets

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Our Global Experts and Markets bring together lawyers from across Allen & Overy with significant experience of working on deals in key regions and markets – they support our clients with their business needs across any region by mobilising international teams as well as selecting and maintaining our ties with our chosen relationship law firms. As our network of relationship law firms has grown, we have committed to build an enduring bond that will bring value to them, us and ultimately to our clients. 

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