2. What areas of law can Abdullah Chan & Co advise IMBA members on?
The firm has worked with numerous foreign investors coming into Malaysia, assisting them in all aspects of their businesses from start-ups, joint ventures and partnerships to regulatory matters and compliance issues, up to establishing internal policies and procedures for its clients as well assisting them to put banking facilities in place. The firm’s key practice areas include corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital markets, banking and finance including aviation finance, private equity and venture capital, project development and project finance, corporate real estate and human resource advisory. Whatever legal advice IMBA members may need, our team is able to assist.
The firm’s clients represent many different industry sectors, ranging from aviation and aerospace, financial institutions, biotechnology to commodities, energy, infrastructure, plantations, mining, oil and gas to healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer products to real estate and fintech.
In addition, several of the firm’s partners sit on the boards of public listed companies across different industry sectors and therefore are able to bring their business knowledge and experiences to bear when advising clients. Having a deeper understanding of business factors also means that the firm is able to deliver solutions that are bespoke, commercially sound and practical.
Since the orders started on the 18th of March 2020 and even before that, Abdullah Chan & Co has been assisting its clients to manage and navigate the new landscape. From advising clients who have needed to restructure and re-organize their teams to helping implement new SOPs at the workplace to representing clients who need to re-negotiate their existing commitments, the firm is helping its clients with their needs in many ways during these difficult times.
At the same time, the economic and operational issues aside, the firm believes that there are several sweet spots around, if businesses are able to find them. The firm has recently worked with and advised clients who are making strides in green technology, food technology, healthcare products and services and digital business solutions, as well as clients who have found that this is the right time and place for making acquisitions. When conditions are constantly changing, businesses need an adviser who is adept and who is familiar with the latest developments and who is able to respond to their needs quickly and efficiently.