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We have a deep and longstanding history and over three decades of experience in Malaysia as one of the largest international law practices in Southeast Asia.

Our lawyers advise international corporations and Malaysia's largest private and state owned companies as well as government agencies on business in Southeast Asia and beyond, including cross-border transactions, projects, disputes, regulatory and finance matters (including Islamic finance).

Our Malaysia Group can help you navigate the institutions, regulations, cultures and politics that you will encounter drawing on the industry and Asia knowledge of our seven offices in Southeast Asia, China and Japan, and within our international network. The depth of our Malaysia-related transactional and disputes experience and understanding of Malaysia's legal and political landscape adds real value to our international and local clients alike. 

We manage our Malaysia practice from Singapore and have well-established relationships with the best Malaysian law firms for Malaysian law advice.

Practice areas

Our Malaysia Practice includes:

  • Dispute resolution: International arbitration, mediation, other forms of ADR and investigations
  • Transactions: Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, major projects, joint ventures, strategic alliances, construction, competition and regulatory matters, and real estate investments
  • Finance: Conventional and Islamic, including bonds, syndicated loans, acquisition and leveraged finance, debt restructurings, and project finance

Recent Experience

Pacific Equity Partners

Pacific Equity Partners on its acquisition of leading land lease operator Serenitas in partnership with Mirvac and Tasman Capital. 

A leading global hotel management company

Successfully representing a leading global hotel management company in an ICC arbitration against an Owner – securing full recovery of unpaid fees / expenses, dismissal of mismanagement counterclaims and a substantial costs award. The complex arbitration also included a successful application for interim relief relating to owner interference with the management of the Hotel.

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In relation to the global co-ordination of legal and commercial issues arising from the distribution of thalidomide in the late 1950s/early 1960s by Distillers, including class actions in the UK and other jurisdictions

Bharti Group

Bharti Group on its acquisition of OneWeb jointly with the UK government and subsequent investments by SoftBank, Eutelsat and Hanwha raising over $2.5billion and subsequent $3.4billion acquisition by Eutelsat.


Acting in relation to a UK class action concerning diesel emissions in respect of approximately 330,000 vehicles

Grok Ventures

Grok Ventures on numerous investments including in Zoox’s $650m Series A funding, the A$20bn Sun Cable project (including its subsequent acquisition of the project), online energy lender Brighte Capital on its Series A and B and securitisation and renewable energy businesses and its A$100m Series C capital raising and investments in Zoomo, SoilCQuest, SunDrive, Goterra, Tenacious Ventures Fable Food and in Juvenescence’s $100m Series B round.

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Key contacts

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Gitta Satryani

Partner, Singapore

Gitta Satryani
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Glynn Cooper

Partner, Singapore

Glynn Cooper
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Adrian Cheng

Partner, Singapore

Adrian Cheng
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Anthony Patten

Partner, Head of Energy - Asia, Singapore

Anthony Patten

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