Our lawyers have significant experience in banking, finance and capital market transactions and have advised on a full range of financial transactions including structured finance, securitizations, derivatives and swaps, capital market activities, project finance, leasing transactions, debt restructuring, export credit and trade financing, and regulatory advice in respect of such transactions.
Banking & Finance
|“Christopher Lee & Co is well reputed for its knowledge and expertise in project financing, with the ‘very astute’ Christopher Lee considered a leading figure in the market.”
LEGAL 500 2012
“Christopher Lee & Co is hailed by competitors as a “stand-out” in the banking market… brilliant and vastly experienced...”
“They are sensitive to the needs of the client and are able to provide solutions to complex contract issues without compromising on our position”
IFLR 1000 2012
Christopher Lee & Co is recognised for its Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices in the Legal 500, and for its Banking and Project Finance in the IFLR 1000, rankings for 2012.
Fiona Sequerah and Christopher Lee are recognised as leading Banking and Project Finance lawyers in the IFLR 1000’s 2012 rankings, and Christopher Lee continues to be recognised as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in the Legal 500’s rankings for 2012.
Banking & Finance
Our lawyers have acted for both local and foreign lenders and borrowers on numerous transactions, including bilateral loans, credit facilities (ranging from multi currency facilities involving multi-jurisdictional collateral to short-term unsecured facilities), single bank loans, syndicated loans and participations. Our team offers a comprehensive range of services which includes asset and acquisition finance, project finance and syndicated loans.
Our lawyers have advised on a broad range of equity capital market transactions involving both domestic and international elements. Their deals experience include capital repayments, initial public offerings (IPO), offers for sale, private placements, reverse takeovers, rights issues and schemes of arrangement. We have also worked with the Ratings Agency Malaysia, Securities Commission, Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd, Malaysian Central Depository Sdn Bhd (MCD), Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank) and other related government agencies.
In this rapidly evolving financial environment and the changing sea of regulations, financial regulations are an aspect which significantly impacts the operations of financial institutions. Our team has advised financial institutions on best practices in accordance with the guidelines and practice notes issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (the Malaysian Central Bank), Securities Commission and the various authorities with oversight responsibility. This includes advice on anti-money laundering issues and compliance with prudential limits and standards. We have also advised boards, board committees and senior management of financial institutions on matters relating to banking and securities regulations, operational and corporate governance regulations.
The recognition and attractiveness of Islamic finance and Islamic instruments as an alternative to conventional Western financial models has swept across the world in recent years. The ever evolving features of Islamic finance, its financing techniques and the factors affecting its development are clear to us. Our lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the principles governing Islamic finance, having pioneered some of the first and largest Islamic instruments and financial structures in Malaysia, such as the issuance of Sukuk Musharakah by Cagamas MBS Bhd in connection with a securitisation of mortgage assets and the issuance of Sukuk Al Ijarah by BNM Sukuk Bhd. This head start and our experience in the industry over the years allow us to confidently advise on a wide range of issues in almost any Islamic finance transaction.