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Abdullah Chan & Co

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Abdullah Chan & Co. is a leading Malaysian corporate law firm located in the central business and financial district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The firm’s partners have been recognised in several key practice areas including corporate matters and mergers & acquisitions, project finance, banking and finance, Islamic finance and capital markets and are ably supported by a strong team. The partners have acted for a wide spectrum of clients and the firm is well received in the Malaysian and international markets, as can be seen by the number of notable foreign and domestic multinationals, major corporations, government-linked companies, international organisations and investment banks that have become its clients.
The firm has an association with the London firm, Child & Child (C&C). This association enables the firm in conjunction with C&C’s office and by working closely with the partners from the various offices, to provide to its clients multi-jurisdictional expertise and valuable expert local legal advice as well as a seamless service, for any complex cross border transactions.

Area of Services

The firm’s partners have expertise in the following areas of practice both conventionally and Shariah compliant:
• Corporate Advisory
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Capital Markets
• Corporate Finance
• Cross Border Transactions
• Project Finance
• Infrastructure and Project Development

The firm is specialized in the following industries:

  • Banking, insurance/takaful, payments, remittances and finance in general
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Infrastructure and Projects
  • Aerospace and Aviation
  • Oil & Gas; Energy
  • Plantations
  • Biotechnology
  • Mining



  • Deal of the Year in Islamic Finance for Equity & IPOs - IFN Awards 2018
  • Top Tier Firm 2016-2018 - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • One of its partners is named as Leading Individual (in Corporate, M&A, and Capital Markets) - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2009-2018 editions
  • One of its partners is named as Leading Individual (in Corporate/M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2014-2018 editions
  • M&A Deal of The Year - ALB Law Awards 2014


  • Advised Tropicana Corporation Berhad on the sale of its controlling stake in Tenaga Kimia Sdn Bhd, a leading explosives, detonators and fuse manufacturer and blasting solutions provider, to Austin Powders USA
  • Advised on the setting up of The International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM), an international institution established by central banks, monetary authorities and multilateral organisations namely the central banks and monetary agency of Indonesia, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Qatar, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic Development Bank, to create and issue short-term Shari’ah-compliant financial instruments to facilitate effective cross-border Islamic liquidity management
  • Advised on the setting up of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and is the sole external counsel for the IFSB until now
  • Advised SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, a major Malaysian oil and gas services company listed on the Main Market of the Malaysian Stock Exchange, on the USD2.9 billion merger of its tender rig businesses and the tender rig businesses of Norwegian deep water driller Seadrill Ltd, one of the largest tender rig companies in the world listed on the Oslo and New York Stock Exchanges
  • Advised the IILM on the issuance of its first global sukuk

Contact details

Abdullah Chan & Co
UBN Tower
L31, Jalan P Ramlee
50540 Kuala Lumpur

Gopal Sundaram
+603 2035 6881
+6012 260 9800
Vincent Chan Siew Onn
+603 2035 6886
+6012 291 6896