Our Practice Areas
Starting with just two broad traditional practice areas - Corporate and Dispute Resolution - the firm has since grown by leaps and bounds. We are now organised into a wider range of more nuanced practice areas catering to ever-increasing complexity in the law and transactions. Our lawyers specialise in both direction and depth across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.
We have established a number of practice working teams or groups, each headed by an experienced partner with a reputable track record, for the efficient delivery of our services. This ensures that clients are always dealing with familiar lawyers who would already be well-attuned to their needs. We regularly work across practice groups to provide synergistic and effective solutions in the most cost-efficient manner.
We believe that its our business to know yours. Driven by this belief, our corporate team is also more than well-equipped to guide clients in overcoming legal and commercial challenges in their transactions.
- Financial Services
The Financial Services Practice advises local and international private and public companies, governments and government-related entities, investment funds, banks and other financial institutions and individuals in a wide range of financial or funding transactions.
From origination until completion, we help clients navigate through an ever-evolving and complex maze of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements to implement financing exercises, whether by way of debt, equity or otherwise, including restructuring proposals.
We have financing experience in the fields of telecommunications, internet-related transactions, energy, media, securities, pharmaceuticals, environment, insurance, banking, direct sales, wholesale and retail trade, plantation, transport, construction and infrastructure. We also work closely with government and regulatory bodies such as Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia, the Registrar of Companies, Bursa Malaysia, the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
Chambers Asia Pacific
“is helpful and able to provide alternative solutions, which is helpful in moving transactions forward” – 2020
“They are a go-to firm as Malaysian legal counsel” – 2020
“They appear to empathise with clients’ needs and provide practical solutions to issues that arise” – 2019
“the personnel capacity and expertise to handle complex business transactions” – 2019
“they are very supportive with the work we have given them, and provide advice in a timely manner” – 2019
“they were very commercially driven and understood what we needed” – 2018
“because of rapport with the team and their flexibility to attend to us when required.” – 2018
“accommodating to deal flow” – 2018
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
‘industry knowledge’- 2020
“readily available” – 2020
“responsive and thorough” – 2020
Banking & Finance Debt Capital Markets Debt Restructuring Equity Capital Markets Islamic Finance Project Finance
- Islamic Finance
“Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill provides a ‘very satisfactory service’ to clients. The firm’s Islamic finance team handles a broad range of bank lending, structured products and capital markets work” – The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Our key strength here is the ability to merge in-depth understanding of Islamic finance and all its principles with conventional financial practices. Having broad experience in banking, finance, capital and equity markets gives us the advantage to offer well-thought, all-inclusive solutions.
Bai’ Istisna Documentation of Islamic Financing Facilities Islamic Capital Market Transactions Islamic Investment Funds Legal & Regulatory Framework Legal Documentation Murabahah Mudarabah Qard Hasan Shariah Standards Shariah Investment Structures Shariah Based Principles Shariah-Compliant Financial & Investment Transactions Takaful Structures & Funds
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Our Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice handles all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions as well as mergers & acquisitions, including private equity deals, corporate restructuring exercises, joint ventures, supply of goods or services and foreign investment. We also offer comprehensive legal advice and services to both local and foreign clients in all areas essential to setting up and maintaining a business or corporate presence in Malaysia.
We have acted for multinational corporations, government and government-linked companies, financial institutions, private and public-listed companies as well as individuals in a diverse range of industries. We have also often acted as the lead international counsel on cross-border matters.
Recognised by prestigious industry publications like IFLR1000, Chambers Asia Pacific and Asialaw Profiles, we have been consistently ranked as a top tier corporate and M&A practice.
Chambers Asia Pacific
“quick turnaround and efficiency” – 2020
“I am very satisfied and happy with their work” adding: “They offer very practical and pragmatic advice” – 2019
“They are proactive and very helpful to clients. We could not expect anything more” 2018
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
‘top level, punctual, professional and good value for money’ – 2019
“going to do whatever they can within their considerable abilities,” – 2018
“to find you the best possible outcome for the client situation” – 2018
“highly experienced with strong credentials” – 2018
Business/Asset Acquisition Company Incorporation & Company Secretarial Services Corporate & Commercial Transactions Corporate Governance Corporate Restructuring Foreign Investments Joint Ventures Private Equity Public Company Takeovers Sale of Goods or Services Share Acquisition
- Projects & Construction
The firm’s agile Projects & Construction Practice prides itself on its ability to complete high value, complex and protracted projects and construction matters to achieve clients’ goals and difficult deadlines.
The team combines knowledge of regulation and practice in a myriad of infrastructure, energy, transport and utility sectors with expertise and experience in project and financing documents. These include, amongst others, concession agreements, offtake agreements, feedstock or utility supply contracts, EPC contracts, O&M agreements and shareholders’ agreements. We have specialist construction lawyers well versed with Malaysian contract forms and the FIDIC suite of contracts, who also often prepare and negotiate bespoke construction documents.
We regularly advise Malaysian and international sponsors, governments, financiers, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders, from start to finish, both on the development and financing (limited recourse or otherwise) of a greenfield project as well as secondary project acquisitions. We have acted on transactions not only in Malaysia but in foreign jurisdictions as well, where we often act as lead international counsel.
Metals Mining Oil & Gas Power (including Renewables) Rail Real Estate Road Water