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Welcome to the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017! 

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 6.30 pm, sharp 
Venue: 
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur – Ballroom
             165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 50450 

 

Asian Legal Business is proud to present the fourth annual ALB Malaysia Law Awards! The Law Awards hopes to recognise and reward the outstanding contributions of private practice and in-house counsel to the complex legal landscape of the country. Come join us in celebrating legal excellence on April 6th 2017, where we will welcome distinguished members of Malaysia's legal community. 

We are now accepting nominations for the ALB Malaysia Law Awards and cordially invite you to join the pre-eminent legal awards in the region! Put forth your own team or other teams that you have worked with in the past year to thank them for their accomplishments and efforts. 

JOIN THE NOMINATIONS FOR 2017. 

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 GUEST OF HONOR

 


The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Seri Md Raus Bin Sharif

President of the Court of Appeal 
PMN, PSM, SSTM, DMPN, KMN

The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Seri Md Raus Sharif was born on 4 February 1951 in Rembau Negeri Sembilan. His Lordship started his early education at Sekolah Rendah Kg. Astana Raja before continuing his secondary education at Tengku Besar School, Tampin and completing his sixth form at Sekolah Tengku Abdul Rahman (STAR) Ipoh. An alumnus of the pioneer batch of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, His Lordship obtained his LL.B (Hons.) degree in 1976 and went on to pursue and obtained his LL.M at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. 

Apart from his academic qualifications, His Lordship comes equipped with a multitudinous experience garnered from his postings as a Magistrate in Pontian, Johor (1976-1977), President of the Sessions Court at Kluang, Johor (1977) and Muar (1978-1979), Deputy Public Prosecutor for the states of Kelantan and Terengganu (1980-1982), Senior Federal Counsel, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (1982-1983), State Legal Adviser Malacca (1983-1986), Senior Federal Counsel, Ministry of Defence (1988), Senior Federal Counsel, Ministry of Home Affairs (1988-1989), State Legal Adviser Kelantan (1989-1991) and Treasury Solicitor (1991-1994). 

His Lordship was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner on 1 November 1994. On 12 January 1996 His Lordship was elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Malaya. As a High Court Judge, His Lordship went on to serve in various states including Shah Alam, Muar, Penang and Kuala Lumpur before His Lordship's appointment to the Court of Appeal on July 2008. On 12 September 2011 His Lordship was appointed the President of the Court of Appeal. 

 

 

 

AWARD CATEGORIES FOR 2017

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 (Midsize)
5. M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)
6. Malaysia Deal of the Year*

Firm Categories

7. Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
8. SE Asia Practice Law Firm of the Year
9. Aviation Law Firm of the Year
10. Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
11. Boutique Law Firm of the Year
12. East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
13. Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
14. International Deal Firm of the Year
15. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
16. Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
17. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
18. Litigation Law Firm of the Year
19. Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
20. Malaysia Law Firm of the Year*
21. Maritime Law Firm of the Year
22. Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
23. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
24. Rising Law Firm of the Year
25. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
26. West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

In-House Categories

27. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
28. Malaysia In-House Team of the Year
29. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Individual Categories

30. Dealmaker of the Year
31. In-House Lawyer of the Year
32. Managing Partner of the Year
33. Woman Lawyer of the Year
34. Young Lawyer of the Year

 

Please take note of the new award categories introduced for 2017 - we highly encourage your firm to make a submission for these awards. 
SE Asia Practice Law Firm of the Year 
East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Woman Lawyer of the Year

* Not open for nomination 

 

 NOMINATION FORMS 

Download Nomination Form below >>>
Deadline for submissions: Please contact Yvonne Lau (below) 
Submit to:
yvonne.lau@thomsonreuters.com 

 

 

METHODOLOGY & GUIDELINES

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Judging Panel - ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017 

Each year, an independent judging panel of about 40 senior and expert legal industry leaders are selected to review the submission materials. The distinguished 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 few featured judges will be released prior to the awards ceremony, and the remaining judges will be revealed on the evening of the awards. 

 

Featured Judges for 2017

 

Thavakumar Kandiahpillai
President, Malaysia Corporate Counsel Association
Head of Group Legal, SapuraKencana Petroleu

 Thavakumar obtained his LLB (Honours) from University of London in 1989 and was admitted to the English Bar at Middle Temple.  He went on to obtain his LLM from University Of London and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar, and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Thavakumar practised in Kuala Lumpur as an Advocate & Solicitior becoming a partner in 1998. Thavakumar joined Shell Malaysia in KL in 2000 and served 12 years during which time he held various positions including General Counsel of Shell Malaysia, leading a team of up to 26 lawyers. He was elected President of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association in 2011. In 2012, he joined SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad as VP Legal Affairs and in 2015, he also took on responsibilities as the Head of Group Legal.

Dalvin Kaur 
Regional Head, Legal, Maybank Kim Eng 

Dalvin Kaur is currently Regional Head, Legal for Maybank Kim Eng, managing the legal platform for 11 countries under the Maybank Kim Eng banner. With 18 years of experience in the legal industry, prior to her current role she was a Director of Legal with Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank, London where she advised on Structured Finance, Capital Markets, Derivatives transactions, Distressed Assets and Islamic Capital Markets. In her practising years, Dalvin was with Allen & Overy and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and prior to that, Albar & Partners in Kuala Lumpur. In 2015, Dalvin was named In-House Lawyer of the Year at the Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards. Dalvin was a Government of Malaysia scholar for her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) before pursuing her Master in Laws (Banking and Finance), both at King’s College, University of London. She completed her Certificate in Legal Practice at Universiti Malaya. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar Council in 1998, as well as the Law Society of England & Wales.

Mohamed Sufyan Mohamed Mokhtar 
Head, Legal Services, Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) 

Mohamed Sufyan is Head of Legal Services at the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). He is also a qualified Mutual Evaluation Assessor under the Asia/Pacific  Group on Money Laundering and Certified Trainer accredited by the Human Resources Development Fund Berhad. He has more than 23 years of experience in the legal field, beginning with legal practice in Kuala Lumpur & Kuantan. After ceasing practice in 1999, he joined the Securities Commission. He subsequently served in Danaharta, Malaysia’s national asset management agency, established in the aftermath of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.  Mohamed was educated at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar and London School of Economics & Political Science. He was then admitted as a Barrister-at-Law by the Inner Temple in 1994 and later, as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, in 1995.

  

SHORTLIST OF FINALISTS 
 

FIRM CATEGORIES

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
MahWengKwai & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine

Aviation Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Skrine
Tay & Partners

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Abdul Raman Saad & Associates
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
Mohamed Ridza & Co
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Shook Lin & Bok
Shearn Delamore & Co
Skrine
Zaid Ibrahim & Co          

Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Alex, Jason & Co. 
AmerBON
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Daniel & Wong
Donovan & Ho
Kevin & Co
Low & Partners
Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh
Mohamed Ridza & Co
Peter Ling & van Geyzel
Putri Norlisa Chair
Shang & Co

Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
Daniel & Wong
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Shearn Delamore & Co
Skrine

International Deal Firm of the Year
Ashurst
Freshfields Bruckhaus & Deringer 
Shook Lin & Bok
Watson Farley & Williams

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Christopher & Lee Ong
Gateway IP Services
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Shearn Delamore & Co
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Wong & Partners
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
Mohamed Ridza & Co
Shook Lin & Bok
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Donovan & Ho
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co
Skrine
Tay & Partners
Zul Rafique & Partners

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
AmerBON
Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
Cecil Abraham & Partners
Christopher & Lee Ong
Daniel & Wong
Donovan & Ho
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Low & Partners
MahWengKwai & Associates
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shearn Delamore & Co
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Tay & Partners

Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Kadir Andri & Partners
Wong & Partners

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Christopher & Lee Ong
Shearn Delamore & Co
Skrine

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Low & Partners
Rusmah Arunan & Associates
Shang & Co

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Azmi & Associates
Daniel & Wong
MahWengKwai & Associates
Mohamed Ridza & Co
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Shearn Delamore & Co
Skrine

Rising Law Firm of the Year
Alex, Jason & Co. 
Fareez Shah & Partners
Donovan & Ho
Putri Norlisa Chair
Malek, Paulian & Gan

SE Asia Practice Law Firm of the Year
Azmi & Associates
Shook Lin & Bok
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Abdul Raman Saad & Associates
Christopher & Lee Ong
Mohamed Ridza & Co
Raja, Darryl & Loh
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine
Wong & Partners

East Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Alex, Jason & Co. 
Chin Lau Wong & Foo 
Shelley Yap Advocates & Solicitors
S.K. Ling & Tan Advocates

West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low
Albar & Partners
Cecil Abraham & Partners
David Gurupatham & Koay
Kadir Andri & Partners

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year*
The finalists for this category will be announced at the awards ceremony on April 6th.

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Etiqa Insurance
Maybank
Sun Life Malaysia

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Axiata Group
Ericsson Malaysia
MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO)
Microsoft Malaysia
Telekom Malaysia

Malaysia In-House Team of the Year
AEON Co.
Big Tree Outdoor
Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO)
Sime Darby Group
Sun Life Malaysia
Unilever Malaysia

 

 INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year
Deepak Sadasivan – Adnan Sundra & Low
Syed Zaid Albar – Albar & Partners
Munir Abdul Aziz – Wong & Partners

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Sukhjit Gill – Mercedes-Benz
Choo Suit Mae – Sime Darby Group
Hema Latha Sinnakaundan – Sun Life Malaysia
Joanne Chuang – Unilever Malaysia      

Managing Partner of the Year
Syed Zaid Albar – Albar & Partners
Ahmad Lutfi Bin Abdull Mutalip – Azmi & Associates
Andy Low Hann Yong – Low & Partners
Arunan Selvaraj – Rusmah Arunan & Associates
Grace Yeoh – Shearn Delamore & Co
Zulkifly Rafique – Zul Rafique & Partners

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Serina Abdul Samad – Azmi & Associates
Lily Tan Chea Li – Albar & Partners
Toh Lee Khim – Low & Partners
Sukhjit Gill – Mercedes-Benz
Fion Wong Sook Ling – Shang & Co
Joanne Chuang – Unilever Malaysia
Sue Wan Wong – Wong & Partners
Lilian Liew – Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Norliza Rasool Khan – Zul Rafique & Partners

Young Lawyer of the Year
Cassandra Hogg – Albar & Partners
Edward Ng Foo Yuen – Adnan Sundra & Low
Syahir Yahya – Azmi & Associates
Daniel J. Albert – Daniel & Wong
Shawn Ho – Donovan & Ho
Muhammad Fareez Shah – Fareez Shah & Partners
Andy Low Hann Yong – Low & Partners
Nadesh Ganabaskaran – Malek, Paulian & Gan
Chris Chin Shang Yoon – Shang & Co
Ee Von Teo – Wong & Partners

 

DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year

AirAsia's Subscription of Shares
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Foong & Partners; Milbank; Zul Rafique & Partners

Al-Dzahab Assets’ Murabahah MTN ABS Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low
Banks/Accountancies: AmInvestment Bank; Hong Leong Investment Bank

APM Automotive Holdings’ Islamic Commercial Papers and MTN Programme
Law Firms: Albar & Partners; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: AmInvestment Bank; CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; OCBC Al-Amin Bank; RHB Investment Bank

Axiata Group's Sukuk Issuance
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

CIMB Group Holdings’ Additional Tier-1  Capital Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank

Country Garden's MTN Programme
Law Firms: Rahmat Lim & Partners

GENM Capital Berhad and Genting Malaysia’s MTN Programme
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zul Rafique & Partners

Jana Pendidikan’s MTN Programme
Law Firms: Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; Hong Leong Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank

Kinabalu Capitals’ Commercial Papers and MTN Programme
Law Firms: Albar & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Malaysia Airlines’ Perpetual Sukuk Musharakah Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank

Malaysia Sukuk Global’s USD Wakalah Trust Certificates Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co 
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC: J.P. Morgan Securities; Maybank Investment Bank

Maxis Broadband’s Islamic MTN Programme Issuance
Law Firms: Albar & Partners; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank

Maybank's Issuance of Basel III Compliant Tier 2 Securities via its MTN Programme
Law Firms: Ashurst
Banks/Accountancies: Bank Negara Malaysia

Maybank's MTN Programme Update
Law Firms: Ashurst
Banks/Accountancies: Bank Negara Malaysia

Mumtaz Rakyat’s Tier-2 Capital Sukuk Murabahah Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Shook Lin & Bok
Banks: AmInvestment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Project Financing for Bakun Dam
Law Firms: Wong & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: Maybank Investment Bank

Restructuring of Vantage Drilling Company’s Debt Facilities
Law Firms: Azmi & Associates

Sime Darby’s Perpetual Subordinated Wakalah Sukuk Programme
Law Firms: Wong & Partners; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Bank: Maybank 

Tenaga Nasional’s Multicurrency Sukuk Wakalah Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Crowdo's Establishment of a Regulated Equity Crowdfunding Platform
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Edotco’s Private Equity Placement
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low

FSE Engineering Holding Limited's Initial Public Offering
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

IPO of Ordinary Shares in Serba Dinamik Holdings
Law Firms: Albar & Partners

Khazanah Nasional’s Block Trade of Shares in IHH Healthcare
Law Firms: Clifford Chance
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; Deutsche Bank AG

KIP REIT's IPO
Law Firms: Albar & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; OCBC Bank (Malaysia)

Maxis’ Corporate Restructuring
Law Firms: Kadir Andri & Partners

MRCB-QUILL REIT's Issuance of New Units
Law Firms: Clifford Chance
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; Hong Leong Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Proton Holdings’ RCCPS Issuance
Law Firms: Kadir Andri & Partners

RHB Capital’s Rights Issue of New Ordinary Shares
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Seadrill's Public Placement of SapuraKencana Shares
Law Firms: Wong & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: Maybank Investment Bank; Morgan Stanley

Sime Darby’s Private Placement of New Ordinary Shares
Law Firms: Albar & Partners; Kadir Andri & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: Maybank Investment Bank


Islamic Finance Deal of the Year

Al-Dzahab Assets’ Murabahah MTN ABS Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low
Banks/Accountancies: AmInvestment Bank; Hong Long Investment Bank

Bagan Capital’s Sukuk Issuance
Law Firms: Kadir Andri & Partners; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Country Garden's MTN Programme
Law Firms: Rahmat Lim & Partners

APM Automotive Holdings' Islamic Commercial Papers and MTN Programme

Law Firms: Albar & Partners; Zul Rafique & Partners 
Banks/Accountancies: AmInvestment Bank; CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; OCBC Al-Amin Bank; RHB Investment Bank

Jimah East Power's Sukuk Issuance
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Malaysia Airlines’ Perpetual Sukuk Musharakah Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank

Malaysia Sukuk Global’s USD Wakalah Trust Certificates Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co 
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC: J.P. Morgan Securities; Maybank Investment Bank

MSM Malaysia Holdings’ Syndicated Islamic Facilities
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC Bank Malaysia

Mumtaz Rakyat’s Tier-2 Capital Sukuk Murabahah Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Shook Lin & Bok
Banks: AmInvestment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Project Financing for Bakun Dam
Law Firms: Wong & Partners

Tenaga Nasional’s Multicurrency Sukuk Wakalah Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

SapuraKencana TMC’s Multi-Currency Sukuk Murabahah Programme
Law Firms: Albar & Partners; Allen & Overy; Watson Farley & Williams Asia; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: Maybank Investment Bank

Sime Darby’s Perpetual Subordinated Wakalah Sukuk Programme
Law Firms: Wong & Partners; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Bank: Maybank

Sovereign Sukuk Structuring for Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project
Law Firms: Mohamed Ridza & Co
Banks/Accountancies: AmInvestment Bank; CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; RHB Investment Bank

Maxis Broadband's Islamic MTN Programme
Law Firms: Albar & Partners; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank 

Yinson Production's Commodity Murabahah Financing
Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; JLD & MB Legal Consultancy; Wikborg Rein Singapore; Zul Rafique & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB INVestment Bank; Instesa Sanpaolo S.P.A.; Maybank Kim Eng Securities; Overseas-China Banking Corporation; Standard Chartered Bank; United Overseas Bank


M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Acquisition of Aircrafts by a Foreign Company 
Law Firms: Azmi & Associates

Acquisition of Global Manufacturer of Sterile Packaging Solutions
Law Firms: Azmi & Associates

Acquisition of Shares in CI Medini (formerly known as Sunsuria Medini) 
Law Firms: Christopher & Lee Ong

Acquisition of Stake in Zhong Ling Nutril-Oil Holdings
Law Firms: Mohamed Ridza & Co; Sidley Austin (Hong Kong)

Brahim's Holding Berhad's Disposal of Brahim's Airline Catering Holdings to SATS Investments
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

CHAMP’s Acquisition of Logistics Technology Company
Law Firms: Ashurst; Baker McKenzie; Gilbert + Tobin; Wong & Partners

Hap Seng Land's JV with TTDI KL Metropolis to form Golden Suncity
Law Firms: Rahmat Lim & Partners

Hwang Lip Teik and Hwang Enterprises Takeover Offer to Acquire Hwang Capital Malaysia
Law Firms: Rahmat Lim & Partners

IOI Properties Group Berhad's Acquisition of Mayang Development and Nusa Properties
Law Firms: Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh

KWAP’s Acquisition of Menara AIA Cap Square
Law Firms: Mohamed Ridza & Co; Shahrizat Rashid & Lee

MGO and Takeover of NCB Holdings by MMC Port Holdings
Law Firms: Albar & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: RHB Investment Bank

MIECO Chipboard Take-Over
Law Firms: Kadir Andri & Partners

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) JV with Destination Resorts and Hotels
Law Firms: Rahmat Lim & Partners

MRCB-Quill REIT’s Acquisition of Menara Shell
Law Firms: Kadir Andri & Partners

Restructuring of Large Food Operator in Malaysia
Law Firms: Azmi & Associates

Sompo Holdings' (Asia) Partnership with CIMBLaw Firm: Ashurst

Trendcell and Jaya 33 Supermarket
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Perangsang Packaging and Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor's Takeover of Century Bond
Law Firms: Albar & Partners 
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank

Zurich’s Maiden Investment into Takaful Insurance
Law Firms: Cheang & Ariff; Wong & Partners


M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)


Acquisition of a Local Polyethylene Film Production Company by a Japanese company
Law Firms: Shook Lin & Bok

Can-One Berhad Acquisition
Law Firms: Shook Lin & Bok

Columbia Asia Healthcare’s Investment in its Parent Company from Mitsui & Co.
Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dyas' Investment in Malaysia
Law Firm: Skrine

Eco Ardence Joint Venture and Development
Law Firms: Kadir Andri & Partners

EPF's Investment into a Prime Infrastructure Company
Law Firms: Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh; Wong & Partners

Legrand Nederland B.V.'s Acquisition of Megapower Legrand
Law Firms: Skrine

McDonald's Landmark Transfer of its Malaysia and Singapore subsidiaries to Ali Reza Group
Law Firms: DLA Piper; Wong & Partners; Zain & Co

MISC’s Acquisition of Gumusut-Kakap Semi-Floating Production System
Adnan Sundra & Low

Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics’ Acquisition of Interest in AMD Inc.
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Privatisation of Nirvana Asia
Law Firms: Kadir Andri & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: CVC Capital Partners

Reach Energy’s Acquisition of a 60% stake in Palaeontol BV
Law Firms: Houthoff Buruma; King & Wood Mallesons; SIGNUM Law Firm; Skrine; Walkers

Reverse Takeover Transaction
Law Firms: Shook Lin & Bok

TNB's Acquisition of GAMA Enerji AS.  
Law Firms: Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Shell Overseas Holdings' Sale of Interest in Shell Refining Company Berhad
Law Firms: Baker McKenzie; Linklaters; Wong & Partners

Tenaga Nasional Berhad's proposed Acquisition of Edra Global Energy’s Power Plants
Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Malaysia Deal of the Year*
The finalists for this category will be announced at the awards ceremony on April 6th.

 

 

*COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION – BANKS, ACCOUNTANTS AND LEGAL ADVISERS: Please note that the inclusion of banks, accounting firms 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 yvonne.lau@thomsonreuters.com 

 

 

 

 

WINNERS LIST – ALB MALAYSIA LAW AWARDS 2017

 

Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year
Project Financing for Bakun Dam
Law Firms: Wong & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: Maybank Investment Bank

Equity Market Deal of the Year
IPO of Ordinary Shares in Serba Dinamik Holdings
Law Firms: Albar & Partners

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
Malaysia Sukuk Global’s USD Wakalah Trust Certificates Issuance
Law Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low: Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Banks/Accountancies: CIMB Investment Bank; HSBC; J.P. Morgan Securities; Maybank Investment Bank

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)
MMC Port Holdings’ MGO and Takeover of NCB Holdings
Law Firms: Albar & Partners
Banks/Accountancies: RHB Investment Bank

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)
McDonald’s Landmark Transfer of its Malaysia and Singapore Subsidiaries to Ali Reza Group
Law Firms: DLA Pipers; Wong & Partners; Zain & Co

Malaysia Deal of the Year
McDonald’s Landmark Transfer of its Malaysia and Singapore Subsidiaries to Ali Reza Group
Law Firms: DLA Pipers; Wong & Partners; Zain & Co

 

Firm Categories

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

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
AmerBON


International Deal Firm of the Year
Ashurst

Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
Wong & Partners

Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year
Adnan Sundra & Low

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Zul Rafique & Partners

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Shearn Delamore & Co

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Rusmah Arunan & Associates

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

Rising Law Firm of the Year
Putri Norlisa Chair (PNC Law)

SE Asia Practice Law Firm of the Year
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

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

 

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

West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year

Adnan Sundra & Low

 

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year
Skrine

 

In-House Categories

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Maybank

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO)

Malaysia In-House Team of the Year
MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO)

 

Individual Categories

Dealmaker of the Year
Munir Abdul Aziz – Wong & Partners

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Choo Suit Mae – Sime Darby

Managing Partner of the Year
Syed Zaid Albar – Albar & Partners

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Lily Tan Chea Li – Albar & Partners

Young Lawyer of the Year
Ee Von Teo – Wong & Partners 

 

 

General Inquiries

Yvonne Lau

Events Researcher

Phone: +852 2843 6547

Email: yvonne.lau@thomsonreuters.com

 

Tracy Li

Senior Awards and Operations Manager

Phone: +852 2847 2046

 Email: tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com

 

Sponsorship Inquiries

Shyanne Chen
Advertising Sales Manager
Phone: +65 6870 3253
Email: shyanne.chen@thomsonreuters.com

 

 

 

Event details:

Date:   Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:   6:30 sharp
Venue: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Ballroom
            165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 50450 

Price of table/seat includes:

• Cocktails
• Four-course gourmet dinner
• Live entertainment
• Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks
• Black-tie awarding ceremony

For more information, contact Tracy at tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com / +852 2847 2046. 

 

 

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. The full list of award categories and nomination forms can be found at legalbusinessonline.com/awards/Malaysia-law-awards-2017. 

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 on April 6, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

When do the submissions open? When is the deadline to submit?
The submissions will open in December. The final deadline to submit will be in February. For any questions relating to submissions and deadlines, please contact Yvonne.Lau@thomsonreuters.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. 

Who will be on the judging panel for the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017? 
There will be an independent judging panel of about 40 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 Asian Legal Business 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 Yvonne.Lau@thomsonreuters.com or call (+852) 2843 6547.

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  Yvonne.Lau@thomsonreuters.com or (+852) 2843 6547.

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 2017 and information listed below.
Malaysia Law Awards | April 6 2017 (Kuala Lumpur)
Shilton Sharpe Quarry ALB China Law Awards | April 20 2017 (Beijing)
SE Asia Law Awards | May 19 2017 (Singapore)
Japan Law Awards | June 7 2017 (Tokyo)
The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards | September 8 2017 (Hong Kong)
Philippine Law Awards | October 6 2017 (Manila)
Indonesia Law Awards | October 26 2017 (Jakarta)
Korea Law Awards | November 16 2017 (Seoul) 

Who should attend the Awards Ceremony? Can I attend?
We welcome all finalists and non-finalists to join the Awards Ceremony; please contact Shyanne.Chen@thomsonreuters.com or call (+65) 6870 3253.

I would like to order a winner’s trophy and/or certificate (for finalists and winners).
Please contact Shyanne.Chen@thomsonreuters.com or call (+65) 6870 3253.

How can I receive communications related to the ALB Law Awards?
Please email Yvonne.Lau@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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