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Our Malaysia Practice

Our Kuala Lumpur office opened in 2017, following over two decades of advising Malaysian clients on their international transactions and international clients on their Malaysian transactions. We are the only global elite law firm with an office in Malaysia.

We advise on outbound and inbound cross-border transactions, projects, disputes and finance matters (including Islamic finance). Recognised as Malaysia International Firm of the Year by the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019, we are also ranked Tier One foreign firm for Malaysia-related work by Legal 500 2020.

Through our strong offering in Southeast Asia and across the globe, local and international clients can benefit from our service and direct access to our expanded global network.

Our practice areas include:

Dispute resolution: Headed up by Managing Partner, Peter Godwin, the disputes team focus on International arbitration, litigation, mediation, other forms of ADR and investigations

Transactions: Headed up by Corporate Partner, Glynn Cooper, our corporate lawyers specialise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, major project developments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, competition and regulatory matters, and real estate investments

Finance: Led by Azlin Ahmad, the team advises on Islamic finance matters, including corporate and retail financing, club and syndicated financing, private debt securities and Islamic trust certificates; as well as on conventional financing matters such as bonds, syndicated loans, acquisition and leveraged finance, debt restructurings and project finance

The Team

Our Kuala Lumpur office comprises experienced local and international lawyers, each with extensive experience in advising on legal matters for Malaysian and international clients on their matters in Malaysia, across Southeast Asia and beyond.

In addition to our team's unique expertise, clients have access to the broader Herbert Smith Freehills network and we work in close collaboration with trusted local counsel as necessary.

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