Adrian Chair and Putri Norlisa Najib, two partners of Malaysia’s Kadir Andri & Partners (KAAP), are leaving to start a boutique law firm called Putri Norlisa Chair (PNC Law). The partners are being joined by corporate associate Constance Low as well as their respective teams.
PNC Law is expected to launch in October and have a total of 11 fee-earners.
Chair led the special projects and infrastructure unit at KAAP, and his experience on domestic and cross-border transactions included work at the government-to-government level.
Putri, who previously worked with Eversheds in London, has experience in cross-border financing, with a particular focus on acquisition finance, project finance and maritime finance. She also has an advisory practice.
The New York-qualified Low previously worked with in Linklaters in New York and London.
“We are sorry to see both Putri Norlisa and Adrian leave and form the new firm together, but nonetheless we wish them well,” said Julian Mahmud Hashim, a founder partner of KAAP. “Whilst our projects practice may be affected, we remain confident as the core corporate and banking partners responsible for the accolades over the years are still with KAAP. Lee Jeuhan will now move up and head our projects practice and with Kadir Kassim our senior partner returning to active practice, we are well placed to continue what is a significant and trusted brand for corporate and banking.”