Mergers & Acquisitions
The M&A practice group in RDL has been described by clients as having broad scope knowledge and is big enough to be eﬃcient and to provide a comprehensive service to clients, but small enough not to be impersonal. Delivery has been described as being above expectations.
The 2017 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific stated: ‘The team is especially applauded for its commercial approach by several clients, who praise both its “very good level of service” and its ability to “understand the issues from a business perspective.” … Clients also note that the lawyers “are very responsive, and generally provide advice within required timeframes.”’
Following from that, the 2018 edition stated that the firm is known to have a ‘strong corporate team, regularly acting for both domestic and international clients on mandates such as M&A and joint ventures. Active on cross-border transactions, with strong expertise in the life sciences, technology and aviation sectors’ and also that ‘impressed sources commend the team's knowledge, reporting: “We are very happy with their work, which is of a high standard.”’
In the 2019 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific, the firm's attention to detail is praised by the publication’s interviewees, who describe its team as “very thorough and responsive to clients.”
RDL is also highly recommended by AsiaLaw Proﬁles 2013 – 2016 and well-rated by the Asia Paciﬁc Legal 500 and IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) for this practice area.
Partners Chew Phye Keat, Chong Kok Seng, Tai Chu Wei and Vijey Mohana Krishnan have been highly ranked in legal directories.
The M&A practice group represents clients from diverse sectors ranging from manufacturing to property to healthcare to aviation to IT, in domestic as well as cross-border transactions. We have experience in representing numerous listed local and international companies on acquisitions and disposals in and outside Malaysia. We have advised Malaysian listed companies on large-cap M&As in all their various permutations – mandatory general oﬀers, voluntary take-overs, take-overs eﬀected by way of the acquisition or disposal of assets & liabilities, take-overs by way of selective capital reduction and so on – as well as on taking Malaysian listed companies private. We have also assisted Malaysian clients on their foreign M&A exercises occurring in countries such as Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and Hong Kong.
RDL has worked as Malaysian counsel on M&As with instructions originating from overseas, including the US, UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.