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Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise on a wide range of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Our dynamic team of lawyers are committed to delivering timely, high-quality and commercially-driven advice, tailored to the specific requirements of your deal. With a strong client-service focus, we offer personalised attention to best understand and meet your business needs.


We act for the buy and sell side and also have experience advising investors and acquisition targets. Our clients include established corporations, private equity and venture capital investors as well as emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups. From the early stages of due diligence right through to the documentation and closing stages of the transaction, we can help you navigate the local regulatory framework and mitigate transactional risks. With our experience, we can also help you develop innovative structures, strategies and solutions to achieve your commercial objectives.

Our areas of focus include advising on:

  • Share and business acquisitions and disposals

  • Joint ventures

  • Corporate restructurings and reorganisations

  • Investment funds

  • Private equity investments

  • Public takeovers and general offers

  • Reverse take-overs

  • Privatisations

  • Mergers and amalgamations

  • Schemes of arrangement

For current information on M&A in Malaysia, please refer to the Chambers and Partners Corporate M&A Guide 2020 (Malaysia chapter) authored by our Mr Jo Yan Lim and Ms Huei Wen Teoh.

Corp & Commercial
Corporate & Commercial

We advise on a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial matters including matters relating to doing business in Malaysia (including incorporation of a company or branch), general corporate compliance and governance, data protection and privacy, consumer protection, e-commerce, payment systems, franchising as well as industry-specific regulation.


We also have expertise advising on, drafting and concluding commercial contracts including distribution, supplier and reseller contracts, service contracts, IT contracts, outsourcing contracts and manufacturing contracts.


We advise on all areas of employment law, both advisory and transactional, ranging from compliance with Malaysian and immigration laws to reviewing and preparing all employment-related documentation.


Our areas of focus includes advising on:

  • Employment contracts, employment handbooks and staff policies

  • Employment passes, work permits, dependency and student visas

  • Confidentiality, restraint of trade and non-competes

  • Executive compensation and benefits

  • Termination of employment for misconduct, poor performance or redundancy

  • Occupational health and safety

  • Employment issues arising from M&As and corporate restructurings and reorganisations including employee migration and voluntary separation schemes

Private Equity, Venture Capital & Start-ups

We advise private equity and venture capital investors, and start-up/emerging growth companies. We are versed in not only the legal structures behind raising capital but also in the current market trends for private equity and venture investments. This rounded experience has proven invaluable for both private equity and venture capital funds seeking additional, promising investments and companies seeking funding.

We understand not only the competing interests of venture capital funds and companies seeking capital but also the relationship and common purposes between them. With respect to the investors, we are skilled in structuring the components of the capital raising process to fit the legal and investment objectives of any particular fund. With respect to innovation start-ups or emerging growth companies, we recognize that each one is unique. At the same time, we are mindful of the typical issues that may arise with such transactions, enabling us to provide start-up or emerging growth companies with efficient, cost-effective service.

Our services span the entire growth cycle of a company, from organization and incorporation, through venture, mezzanine and late-stage funding, to sophisticated financing and acquisition transactions for large, multinational companies. 

PE, VC & Start-ups
Company Law

We advise on laws and regulations related to companies and business entities: from the start or incorporation of a company, through its management or operation, and finally its dissolution or winding-up. 

Our areas of focus includes advising on:

  • Corporate governance

  • Directors' duties

  • Shareholder rights and disputes

  • Restructuring

  • Capital reduction

  • Advisory on the recently enacted Companies Act 2016

Company Law
Japan Desk

We work closely with Japanese opportunities in connection with investments and operational matters in Malaysia.

Japan Desk
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