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Welcome to the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2016!

Asian Legal Business is hosting the presentation of 33 awards before Malaysia's legal circle. The event aims to recognise and reward the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams that have significantly contributed to the ever-evolving legal landscape of the country. To kick off the event, we are now accepting submissions - self-recommendations and third-party nominations.

The months-long research process culminates in an awards night on Thursday, April 7. This black-tie banquet will be graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms, in-house departments, and the legal academe in Malaysia.

Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! Put forward your own team or that of others you have worked with in the past year honour and thank them for their great accomplishments and hard work.

JOIN THE NOMINATIONS NOW.

 Event details

Date:Thursday, April 7, 2016

Time: 6:30PM

Venue: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur – Junior Ballroom, Level 2

        165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 50450

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For enquiries about the event, please contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 982 5938.

 

GUEST OF HONOUR

The Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Zainun binti Ali,

PSM, PJN, SMJ, KMN

 

The Right Honourable Justice Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali read law and obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB)(Hons) at the University of Malaya Faculty of Law and thereafter obtained her Masters of Law degree (LLM)(Cantab) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Her Ladyship has held various positions in the legal and judicial service. In 1976, she was appointed as legal officer of the Ministry of Labour and Attorney General's Chambers. She was appointed in January 1979 as magistrate in Malacca and became president of the Session Court in Johor Bahru in December 1981. 

In the mid- to late 1980s, she was senior federal counsel to several government units, including the Ministry of Defence (November 1985) and the Prime Minister’s Department (March 1988).    

She was named Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia in November 1994 and Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in August 1996.

She served as High Court Judge in Shah Alam Johor and Kuala Lumpur from 1998 to 2001. In 2006, she was elevated to be Court of Appeal Judge, Malaysia and served until 2012.  

In recognition of her outstanding public service, Tan Sri Datuk Zainun was awarded Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) in 1991, Setia Mahkota Johor (SMJ) in 2001, Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) in 2002 and Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) in 2015.

In addition, she has been a member of the Board of Advisory of the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Law, Board of Studies at Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Law, International Islamic University and Judicial & Legal Services Association (JALSOA).

Tan Sri Datuk Zainun is currently a Federal Court Judge in Malaysia.

 

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 EMCEE

Ranajit Dam

RANAJIT DAM

Managing Editor of Thomson Reuters’ Legal Media Group

 

 Ranajit is the Managing Editor of Thomson Reuters’ Legal Media Group, which has four monthly publications (including Asian Legal Business) and related online offerings. A former lawyer, he has worked in India, the U.S. and China prior to his current role.

 

 

CATEGORIES

 

Deal Categories

 

1. Equity Market Deal of the Year

2. Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

3. Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium)

4. Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (Midsize)

5. Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (Premium)

6. M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

7. M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

8. Dealmaker of the Year

9. Malaysia 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. Boutique Law Firm of the Year

5. Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

6. Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

7. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

8. Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year

9. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

10. Litigation Law Firm of the Year

11. Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year

12. Maritime Law Firm of the Year

13. Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

14. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

15. Rising Law Firm of the Year

16. International Deal Firm of the Year

17. Young Lawyer of the Year

18. Managing Partner of the Year

19. Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

 

In-House Categories

 

1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

2. Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year

3. Insurance In-House Team of the Year

4. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

5. In-House Lawyer of the Year

6. Malaysia In-House Team of the Year

 

For enquiries about the categories, please contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 982 5938.

 

  

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

 

 

To download the nomination form for DEAL CATEGORIES, please click here.

To download the nomination form for FIRM CATEGORIES, please click here.

To download the nomination form for IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY SUMMARY

(Click here to download)

 

Part I

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

A. All nominations must be written in the ALB nomination form. The same must be submitted not later than 18 February 2016. ALB will not accept entries written in any other forms.

 

B. Every work must have been completed between 1 December 2014 and 31 December 2015.

 

C. Clients or contact persons provided in the nomination form may be contacted by ALB without prior notice to the nominating organisation. It is advisable that only clients whose consent for this purpose has been obtained are listed in the form.

 

D. Foreign law firms advising Malaysian parties on matters pertaining to non-Malaysian laws may join the nominations, unless otherwise provided in the succeeding provisions.

 

E. A third-party nomination for Dealmaker of the Year, Young Lawyer of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year or In-House Lawyer of the Year may be considered, only when the nominee's law firm or in-house team has not nominated for such category.

 

Part II

 

DEFINITION OF TERMS

 

For purposes of this Awards, unless the context otherwise requires -

 

Breadth - the degree to which the work spanned different jurisdictions, practice areas, parties and industries;

 

Complexity - the degree to which the work requires intricate legal principles or advanced techniques and structures;

 

Impact or significance - the degree by which the stakeholders, the bench and bar or the Malaysian community at large is affected;

 

Improvement - the degree to which the work involved improved techniques and structures;

 

Innovation - the degree to which the work involved original techniques and structures or innovative legal rules or regulations;

 

Malaysian element - any or all of the following: (a) one of the law firms involved must be based in Malaysia; (b) one of the parties to the deal must be based in Malaysia; (c) the contract/deal was executed/completed in Malaysia; or (d) the contract/deal must, in any way, be related to Malaysia;

 

Third-party award or recognition - that which is given by any award-giving organisation, public or private, other than ALB; and

 

Work - any transactions, cases or matters handled, and other legal services provided within the organisation or otherwise.

 

Part III

 

CATEGORIES

 

A. Deal Categories

 

    1. Equity Market Deal of the Year

    2. Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

    3. Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium)

    4. Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (Midsize)

    5. Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (Premium)

    6. M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

    7. M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

    8. Dealmaker of the Year

    9. Malaysia Deal of the Year

 

      (1) Specific Guidelines

 

a. Malaysian element Every entry submitted in the deal categories must have a Malaysian element.

 

b. Equity Market Deal of the Year An organisation may submit up to two (2) deals for this category. Each deal must have a minimum financial value (MFV) of USD250 million.

 

c. Midsize categories and nomination fee Each deal must be at least USD50 million, but not greater than USD250 million in size. A nomination fee of USD50 per deal entry must be paid before a qualified submission for any of the Midsize categories can be forwarded to the judging panel for evaluation.

 

d. Premium categories An organisation may submit up to two (2) deals for every premium category. Each deal must be greater than USD250 million in size.

 

e. Malaysia Deal of the Year The winner for every deal category, except Dealmaker, automatically becomes a finalist for Malaysia Deal of the Year, and the finalist obtaining the highest score wins the award.

 

(2) Criteria. The evaluation of deals will be based on the following factors:

 

a. Complexity

b. Innovation/improvement

c. Breadth;

d. Impact/significance; and

e. Third-party awards/recognition.

 

B. In-House Categories

 

1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

2. Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year

3. Insurance In-House Team of the Year

4. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

5.  In-House Lawyer of the Year

6.  Malaysia In-House Team of the Year

 

(1)     Specific Guidelines

 

a. Physical office All in-house teams with physical office in Malaysia are qualified to join the nominations for any in-house categories.

 

b. Other industries In-house teams from industries other than banking, energy and resources, insurance and TMT may nominate their teams for Malaysia In-House Team of the Year.

 

c. Malaysia In-House Team of the Year The winner for every in-house category, except In-House Lawyer of the Year, and the in-house teams from other industries referred to above automatically become finalists for Malaysia In-House Team of the Year.

 

(2) Criteria. The evaluation of entries for in-house categories will be based on the following factors:

 

a. Complexity;

b. Innovation/improvement;

c. Breadth;

d. Impact/significance; and

e. Third-party awards/recognition (when applicable).

 

C. 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. Boutique Law Firm of the Year

5. Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

6. Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

7. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

8. Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year

9. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

10. Litigation Law Firm of the Year

11. Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year

12. Maritime Law Firm of the Year

13. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

14. Rising Law Firm of the Year

15. International Deal Firm of the Year

16. Managing Partner of the Year

17. Young Lawyer of the Year

18. Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

 

(1) Specific Guidelines

 

a. Arbitration Law Firm of the Year An international law firm may nominate for this category; provided, in matters submitted as entries, the seat of arbitration was in Malaysia or that the firm advised, represented or assisted a Malaysian party or parties.

 

b. Boutique Law Firm of the Year This category is open for nomination to Malaysian law firms with less than 15 members or limited practice areas only.

 

c. Litigation Law Firm of the Year and Managing Partner of the Year Only local law firms nominate for any of these categories.

 

d. Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year and International Deal Firm of the Year No MFV is required for deals submitted for any of the categories. Only local law firms may nominate for the former and law firms headquartered outside Malaysia may nominate for the latter.

 

    Deals submitted for International Deal Firm must have a "Malaysian element" as defined in Part II above.

 

e. Rising Law Firm of the Year Only Malaysian law firms which have been established in Malaysia between 1 January 2012 and 30 November 2014 and with less than 10 members may nominate for this category.

 

f. Young Lawyer of the Year A law firm partner who is not more than 40 years of age may nominate for this category.

 

g. Malaysia Law Firm of the Year The winner for every firm category, except Managing Partner and Young Lawyer, automatically becomes a finalist for Malaysia Law Firm of the Year, and the finalist obtaining the highest score wins the award.

 

(2) Criteria. The evaluation of entries for firm categories will be based on the following factors:

 

a. Key hires and departures (when applicable);

b. Complexity;

c. Innovation/improvement;

d. Breadth;

e. Impact/significance;

 f. Third-party awards/recognition;

g. No. of completed transactions (when applicable); and

h. Volume of completed transactions in USD (when applicable).

 

Part IV

 

JUDGING PANEL

 

            The judging panel consists of the general and the special expertise panels. It is composed of approximately 30 reputable members from the legal academe, in-house teams, law firms, legal associations or business leagues whose identities are kept confidential prior to the awards ceremony.

 

            The panel of judges is given at least one week to evaluate the accomplishments of nominees based on a research summary provided by ALB. The judges choose the top three finalists for every category. A score allocated by a judge to a finalist with which or with whom he has an apparent conflict of interest is considered void.

 

            The finalist in every category that obtains the highest score wins.

 

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PAYMENT METHODS

 

Nomination fees apply to Midsize deal categories only. The same may be paid via credit card online, cheque or bank draft, or bank transfer.

 

Payment link and bank information will be provided by ALB.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

13 January 2016

Opening of nominations

18 February 2016

Deadline for nominations

(Please submit nomination forms to mailto:mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com)

3rd week of March

Online announcement of finalists

7 April 2016

Awards ceremony

 

For enquiries about the research methodology, please contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 982 5938.

 

THE SHORTLIST*

(In the order of presentation on 7 April 2016)

 

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

Adnan Sundra & Low

Albar & Partners

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

Wong & Partners

 

Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year

Albar & Partners

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

 

Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year

Adnan Sundra & Low

Albar & Partners

Kadir Andri & Partners

 

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

Tay & Partners

Zul Rafique & Partners

 

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Halim Hong & Quek

MahWengKwai & Associates

Mohamed Ridza & Co

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine                        

Wong & Partners

 

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Cecil Abraham & Partners

Ismail Sabri Wee & Wong

MahWengKwai & Associates

Mohamed Ridza & Co

Munhoe & Mar

Richard Wee & Yip

Seow & Associates

Shang & Co

Thomas Philip

 

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

MahWengKwai & Associates

Skrine

Tay & Partners

 

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

AmerBon

Cecil Abraham & Partners

MahWengKwai & Associates

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Richard Wee & Yip

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

Tay & Partners

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Shearn Delamore & Co

Tay & Partners

Wong & Partners

 

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

Rusmah Arunan & Associates

Shang & Co

Shook Lin & Bok

 

Maritime Law Firm of the Year

Joseph & Partners

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

 

Aviation Law Firm of the Year

Abdullah Chan & Co

Raja, Darryl & Loh

Skrine

Tay & Partners

 

Rising Law Firm of the Year

Donovan & Ho

Ismail Sabri Wee & Wong

Munhoe & Mar

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

 

Project Mercury

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Shahrizat Rashid & Lee

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

 

Project Point

Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank: Hong Leong Investment Bank

 

Project Win-Win

Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Banks: Bank Pembangunan Malaysia; RHB Investment Bank

 

Sri Tanjung Pinang 2 Project

Law firm: Skrine

Banks: Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Islamic Bank; RHB Investment Bank

 

Tagar Properties' Facilities

Law firm: Zul Rafique & Partners

Banks: AmBank Islamic; OCBC Al-Amin Bank; OCBC Bank (Malaysia)

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium)

 

DRB-HICOM's Subordinated Perpetual Sukuk

Law firms: Albar & Partners; Kadir Andri & Partners

 

ECA-Backed Financing for Petrobras

Law firms: Arias, Fabrega & Fabrega; Clifford Chance; Conyers Dill & Pearman;

Rahmat Lim & Partners; Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice; Wolf Theiss

Banks: ABN AMRO Bank; DZ Bank; ING Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp; KfW IPEX-Bank; Rabobank

 

Financing for Pertama Ferroalloys

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Ariffin, Lai & Kan Associates; Clifford Chance; Kadir Andri &Partners; Rahmat Lim & Partners

Banks: Bank of China (Malaysia); Export-Import Bank of Malaysia; Korea Development Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; Maybank Trustees

 

Government of Malaysia's Sukuk Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC; HSBC; National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC; Standard Chartered Bank

 

Jana Pendidikan Malaysia's MTN Programme

Law firm: Zul Rafique & Partners

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Hong Leong Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank

 

Jimah East Power's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC Amanah Malaysia

 

Petronas' Sukuk Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kadir Andri & Partners; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Citigroup Global Markets; Deutsche Bank; HSBC; J.P. Morgan Securities; Maybank Investment Bank; Merrill Lynch (Singapore); Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International; Morgan Stanley & Co International

 

Project Galaxy

Law firms: Rahmat, Lim & Partners; Shearn Delamore & Co

 

SapuraKencana TMC's Sukuk Murabahah Programme

Law firms: Albar & Partners; Allen & Overy; Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice; Zul Rafique & Partners

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

 

Yinson's FPSO Project in Offshore Cape Three Points

Law firms: Baker & McKenzie; Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Kim Eng Securities; OCBC; Standard Chartered Bank; UOB

 

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (Midsize)

 

Al-Salām Real Estate Investment Trust

Law firm: Abdul Raman Saad & Associates

Bank: RHB Investment Bank

 

Project Mercury

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low ; Shahrizat Rashid & Lee

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

 

Project Point

Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank: Hong Leong Investment Bank

 

Project Win-Win

Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Banks: Bank Pembangunan Malaysia; RHB Investment Bank

 

Sri Tanjung Pinang 2 Project

Law firm: Skrine

Banks: Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Islamic Bank; RHB Investment Bank

 

Tagar Properties' Facilities

Law firm: Zul Rafique & Partners

Banks: AmBank Islamic; OCBC Al-Amin Bank; OCBC Bank (Malaysia)

 

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (Premium)

 

CMTF-i Facility for MMC Corp's Acquisition of Shares in NCB Holdings

Law firm: Albar & Partners

Banks: RHB Islamic Bank; RHB Investment Bank

 

Government of Malaysia's Sukuk Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC; HSBC; National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC; Standard Chartered Bank

 

Jimah East Power's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC Amanah Malaysia

 

Maxis' IMTN Programme

Law firms: Albar & Partners; Zul Rafique & Partners

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank

 

MMC Corp's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance

Law firm: Albar & Partners

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank 

 

Petronas' Sukuk Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kadir Andri & Partners; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Citigroup Global Markets; Deutsche Bank; HSBC; J.P. Morgan Securities; Maybank Investment Bank; Merrill Lynch (Singapore); Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International; Morgan Stanley & Co International

 

Point Zone's ICPs/IMTNs

Law firms: Abdul Raman Saad & Associates; Kadir Andri & Partners

Banks: Affin Hwang Investment Bank; Maybank Islamic; Maybank Investment Bank

 

Project Du It

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Bank: HSBC

 

SapuraKencana TMC's Sukuk Murabahah Programme

Law firms: Albar & Partners; Allen & Overy; Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice; Zul Rafique & Partners

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

  

Lembaga Tabung Haji's Acquisition of Land in TRX District

Law firms: Mohamed Ridza & Co; Zain & Co

 

Metrod Malaysia's Acquisition of The Leela Goa

Law firms: Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow; Wong & Partners

 

Project Glow

Law firms: Cheang & Ariff; Mohamed Ridza & Co

 

Project MAKSAK

Law firms: Azwan & Azman; Mohamed Ridza & Co

 

Proposed Subscription in Jubilant Courtyard

Law firm: Mohamed Ridza & Co

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

 

Acquisition of Medica Asia

Law firm: Shearn Delamore & Co

 

CGN's Acquisition of 1MDB's Power Business

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Deol & Gill; Herbert Smith Freehills; Norton Rose Fulbright; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Skrine

 

Malaysian Airline System's Privatisation

Law firm: Kadir Andri & Partners

Bank: CIMB Investment Bank

 

MMC Port Holdings' MGO and Take-Over of NCB Holdings

Law firm: Albar & Partners

Banks: Hong Leong Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank

 

NV Bekaert - OTPP's Joint Venture

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Shearn Delamore & Co

 

Sime Darby Plantation's Acquisition of New Britain Palm Oil

Law firms: Ashurst; Christopher & Lee Ong; Clifford Chance; Leahy Lewin Nutley Sullivan; Norton Rose Fulbright; Skrine; Twivey Lawyers

 

Malaysia Deal of the Year

TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

 

Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year

Adnan Sundra & Low

Kadir Andri & Partners

 

International Deal Firm of the Year

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice

 

Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

Jayadeep Hari & Jamil

Thomas Philip

 

Young Lawyer of the Year

Lim Jo Yan - MahWengKwai & Associates

Marcus van Geyzel - Peter Ling & van Geyzel

Lee Shih - Skrine

Stephanie Phua - Wong & Partners

 

Dealmaker of the Year

Deepak Sadasivan - Adnan Sundra & Low

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar - Albar & Partners

Brian Chia - Wong & Partners

Lilian Liew - Zaid Ibrahim & Co

 

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Irving Ho - DiGi Telecommunications

Hooi Bien Chuah - GSK Malaysia

Hema Latha Sinnakaundan - Sun Life Malaysia

 

Managing Partner of the Year

Deepak Sadasivan - Adnan Sundra & Low

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar - Albar & Partners

Robert Lazar- Shearn Delamore & Co

Dato' Zulkifly Rafique - Zul Rafique & Partners

 

Malaysia In-House Team of the Year

CIMB Group of Companies

GSK Malaysia

Maybank Group of Companies

Maxis

Sime Darby Group

Sun Life Malaysia

 

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

 

*COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION – BANKS AND LEGAL ADVISERS: Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the abovementioned 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 the omitted party. For any missing or improperly listed parties, please email mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com.

 

 

WINNERS

DEAL AWARDS

DEBT MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR (MIDSIZE)

Sri Tanjung Pinang 2 Project

Law firm: Skrine

Banks: Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Islamic Bank; RHB Investment Bank

 

DEBT MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR (PREMIUM)

Government of Malaysia's Sukuk Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC; HSBC; National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC; Standard Chartered Bank

 

ISLAMIC FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR (MIDSIZE)

Al-Salām Real Estate Investment Trust

Law firm: Abdul Raman Saad & Associates

Bank: RHB Investment Bank

 

ISLAMIC FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR (PREMIUM)

Jimah East Power's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC Amanah Malaysia

 

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR (MIDSIZE)

Metrod Malaysia's Acquisition of The Leela Goa

Law firms: Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow; Wong & Partners

 

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR (PREMIUM)

CGN's Acquisition of 1MDB, Edra Global’s Power Business

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Deol & Gill; Herbert Smith Freehills; Norton Rose Fulbright; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Skrine

 

DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar

Albar & Partners

 

MALAYSIA DEAL OF THE YEAR

Jimah East Power's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC Amanah Malaysia

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

IN-HOUSE LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Hooi Bien Chuah

GSK Malaysia

 

MALAYSIA IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sime Darby Group

 

FIRM AWARDS

 ARBITRATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Skrine

 

AVIATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Skrine

 

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Adnan Sundra & Low

 

BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

MahWengKwai & Associates

 

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Thomas Philip

 

ENERGY, PROJECTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Albar & Partners

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Wong & Partners

 

ISLAMIC FINANCE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Adnan Sundra & Low

 

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Shearn Delamore & Co

 

LITIGATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

AmerBon

 

MALAYSIA DEAL FIRM OF THE YEAR

Adnan Sundra & Low

 

MARITIME LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Joseph & Partners

 

 MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Shang & Co

 

REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Skrine

 

RISING LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Peter Ling & van Geyzel

 

INTERNATIONAL DEAL FIRM OF THE YEAR

Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice

 

YOUNG LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Lim Jo Yan - MahWengKwai & Associates

 

MANAGING PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Deepak Sadasivan - Adnan Sundra & Low

 

MALAYSIA LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Adnan Sundra & Low 

 

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 ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2016 venue

Event details

Date:Thursday, April 7, 2016

Time: 6:30 sharp

Venue: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur – Junior Ballroom, Level 2

           165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 50450 

 

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· Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks

· Black-tie awarding ceremony

 

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